Scholarship will be presented to one Agrifair volunteer

Volunteers still needed to help with Abbotsford event

This August long weekend Agrifair wants to show appreciation for their hard-working volunteers in a new way. This year a $250 scholarship will be presented to one lucky volunteer. There are plenty of areas to volunteer, however the Cone Zone and the new InterACTIVE venue are two of the most needed areas.

The InterACTIVE venue, formerly known as the tradeshow, has added an enticing variety of goods and entertainment to appeal to both adults and kids. There will be beauty and style items, cookware, including a chef, home renovation and décor ideas, an assortment of acrylic paintings, comic art and tattoo designs, martial arts display and more.

In the Play Zone there will be four TV’s plus couches and gaming centres. Nitro Pinball will bring an assortment of high energy pinball machines like Wrestle Mania, Full Throttle and KISS. LEGO and “Build Games” are also in the building and so are The Reptile Guy and all his scaly friends. Try feeding a giant tortoise! Check out the adorable pocket pets, also known as “sugar bears”. They are tiny marsupials native to the rainforests of Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Put your game face on and challenge your friends and family to a fun and affordable round of mini golf or get your face painted at the Star Art Parlour.

The Cone Zone, a road safety initiative which encourages drivers to slow down and drive with care near roadside workers, is expanding this year. Kids between ages 10 and 16 will have an opportunity to drive a go-cart around a circuit complete with real roadside work zone hazards after being instructed by certified traffic control personnel on how to navigate a “cone zone” safely. Younger kids will also have a chance to navigate the course on an electric car or scooter. Experience how texting and driving affects response time by navigating through a distracted driving simulator. Participate at the “selfie station” for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

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