Free Activities for the Whole Family!

2018 VIEX Kid’s & Youth Zone Presents

Vancouver Island Exhibition Offers free activities for children and youth during the fair.

The Vancouver Island Exhibition is pleased to present this year’s activity highlights, along with annual favorites.

Friday & Saturday, 4PM to 8PM Sunday 1PM to 5PM, First ever Youth Dance and DJ lessons

This year the youth committee has planned a special treat for their peers. We are pleased to welcome TurnTemple headed by Dj All Good for DJ Lessons and a Youth Dance area…….

DJ All Good (Peter Poole) is Vancouver Island’s Premier Turntablist. Starting out rocking houseparties in high school, All Good carries a fun loving, anything goes type of style that always pleases. Love of great music is the foundation that his DJ house is built upon.

“My DJ style is “turntablism” which is about techniques (sampling, blends, cutting etc.) applied to music using turntables. Instead of being genre specific (hip hop, rock, house etc.) I can play any type of music with the flair of a performing artist. My Philosophy is to select choice sounds, chop and mix using turntablist techniques, and serve hot & fresh on two vinyl platters.”

DJ All Good has repeatedly proven his skills in battle, most recently as runner up in the 2017 DMC Canada Online Competition, 2016 Redbull 3Style National finalist & 2015 Western Canada DMC Champion! He’s also placied 2nd in the 2013 Western Canada DMC finals and 2nd in the 2009 Canadian National DMC finals. Another testament to his party rocking skills is placing runner-up in Victoria’s Redbull 3style battle in 2008. All Good has been invited to jam sessions with world champion Djs, including Craze, Vekked, Brace, Q-bert, DJ Woody, Shiftee & Vinroc. A highlight of his career was the chance to act as a guest teacher at Jam Master Jay’s Scratch Academy in New York City.

Having proven himself on national and international stages, his next big project is known as “the TURNTEMPLE.” this portable multi turntable mixstation travels to music festivals, schools, and communities with a hands on approach to the preservation of vinyl based DJing techniques.

Sophisticated use of samples and scratching, no sharp corners. Accessible music+Turntablist techniques= It’s All Good!

Youth Committee

In 2017 VIEx Kids Zone Director started a Youth Committee to help bring a fresh and young voice to the fair. That year the youth brought innovate ideas for activities in the Kids Zone and created a Youth area in the Kids Zone. Now both children and youth can enjoy the space. That year they had 5 youth who volunteered their time throughout the year to bring activities like Karaoke, Twister, Virtual reality and Live action Role playing to the fair. During the fair the youth also conducted market research with others that had attended the fair. Based on the findings of their survey they have been planning for 2018. In January of 2018 the Youth Committee have had 6 new youth join the committee and have created the Youth Dance and DJ area.

From July 12th, 2018 to fair set up the VIEx Youth Committee will be meeting Thursdays 6pm to 9pm to build, plan, and create all things fun!  Donations, volunteer time, and idea’s are all welcomed. All those over 19 years of age must have a criminal record check done in-house.  Set up crew and clean-up crew for the Kids/Youth Zone is also needed. Please contact Kids/Youth Zone Director Contessa at cabbott@viex.ca to volunteer or donate.

Yearly Activities & Kids Fun Competitions

Every year the Kids Zone hosts a number of competitions.

Children’s Parade: Dress your best! Cowboys, cowgirls, pets in costumes, Batman, or anything you like. Meet at Gate 4 by 9:30 am Saturday on the fair grounds dressed to win!

Veggie Race:  Pick a veggie, turn it into a car, and see who wins. Friday at 11:am in the Kids Zone.

Carousel Horse Decorating: Winner awarded one all-day ride pass for Shooting Star Midway! Visit the Shooting Star website for more information.

Colouring Contest: Visit the Shooting Star website for more information

Farmer For a Day: Every year VIEx Kids Zone has some of your favorite agricultural activities. Straw maze, milking cow, gardening, and apple picking. Come be a Farmer For a Day and get your ribbons while having fun being a farmer.

For more information please contact Contessa at cabbott@viex.ca