SO PROUD TO CELEBRATE 151 YEARS!
IN 1873, THE NON-PROFIT CHILLIWACK AND DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY INCORPORATED AND BEGAN PRODUCING THE CHILLIWACK EXHIBITION AND FAIR. THE FAIR HAS RUN CONTINUOUSLY SINCE THEN AND IS THE SECOND-OLDEST FAIR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
A Community Event
The culture and heritage of Chilliwack is what makes our community strong and unique. The Fair is an opportunity to celebrate all that the community has to offer. Despite being the foundation on which it was built, the Fair is about much more than agriculture. We are proud to feature many local artists, organizations, and businesses throughout the Fair. Opportunities to participate in the Fair are countless, whether it’s as a 4-H member showing a favourite animal, an entrant in the annual Fruit Pie Baking Contest, an event sponsor, or a volunteer of the many different capacities held during Fair time.
Our Many Partners
The Chilliwack Agricultural Society enjoys strong relationships with our long term partners and strives to develop new partnerships in the community. Some of our many partners have included the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association, the Chilliwack Rodeo Association, Chilliwack 4-H District, the Chilliwack Arts Council, Chilliwack Rotary, Chilliwack Kiwanis, the Chilliwack Schools Garden Program, the City of Chilliwack, Tourism Chilliwack, Heritage Park and the University of the Fraser Valley.
President Cathy Oss
Vice-President Eryne Croquet
Secretary Deborah Dempster
Treasurer Ryan Britz
Honourary President – Mayor Ken Popove
Honorary Vice Presidents – MLA Kelli Paddon, MLA Dan Coulter, MP Mark Strahl
Donna Allen, Len Blackstock, Ryan Britz, Rebecca Coulter, Eryne Croquet, Deborah Dempster, Mary Giesler, Renee Higginson, Kim Hunter, Paul Jeffrey, Jennifer Kemp, Riesa Kyne, Daisy Melnyk, Gerry Neels, Cathy Oss, DJ Pohl, Ashley Whitcroft, Sheri Williamson
Event Coordinator Nicole Williams
This is Nicoles 9th year working for the Chilliwack Fair. She took the job while pregnant with her firstborn and was raised here, so she loves all things Chilliwack, old and new!
She grew up on a dairy farm with a hard-working family, so she has a sincere connection to the agriculture here.
The fair connects so many people from all walks of life, all ages and interests which is why she truly loves how much the community is brought together.
She can’t wait to see everyone’s hard work come to life and celebrate 151 years with you all!
Assistant Event Coordinator Ashleen Khatra
Ashleen is from Abbotsford and is interested in learning more about Chilliwack’s agriculture and arts.
She wanted to have a fun summer job that gets her experience working in the community and working towards making a fair that the everyone will enjoy.
Show Manager Gurman Gill
Gurman was born and raised in Abbotsford and is excited for the opportunity to be The Chilliwack Fair’s show manager and learn about running a fair.
She is excited to be working a fun summer job where she interacts with the community and fosters a fun-filled environment for everyone to enjoy this summer at the Fair!
Marketing Coordinator/Content Creator Claire Woyke
Claire was born and raised in Chilliwack and even participated in high school at the Fair (4H dog club, agility).
She is a recent graduate from UFV with a degree in Media Arts and dreams of working for a marketing studio.
She is happy that this summer job is giving her the experience she needs to make her dream come true!
She hopes that everyone will have a blast at the fair this year!
Marketing Coordinator/Content Creator Jason Buchamer
Jason moved to Chilliwack 6 years ago and he has loved calling Chilliwack his home.
He loves using his creativity to bring ideas to life for the Chilliwack Fair.
He hopes he can help the community of Chilliwack experience a fantastic fair where they can make memories with friends and family.