Environment Fair coming to Grand Forks

On Wednesday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at the Grand Forks Arena parking lot, there will be the first-ever Grand Forks Environment Fair.

On Wednesday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at the Grand Forks Arena parking lot, there will be the first-ever Grand Forks Environment Fair.

Based on last year’s SolarFest, this fair will involve Grade 6/7 students from Perley and Hutton elementary schools, who will be exhibiting and racing their hand-built solar powered cars.

Courtesy of FortisBC and the City of Grand Forks, each school has been given 25 car kits to assemble, decorate and redesign.

The cars will be judged in three categories: most original design, most attractive and the fastest. There’s a new race track especially built for the event by the Boundary Woodworkers’ Guild.

The fair will include displays from FortisBC as well as two solar technology companies.

Since the fair takes place on Clean Air Day, there will be a display by BC Lung Association.

The display will feature 50 hand-decorated kites. The Granby Wilderness Society is also going to be presenting their plans to involve school children in river monitoring.

For further information contact Paul Pinard at 250-442-2575 or Chris Moslin at 250-442-2620.