To our Vancouver Island Exhibition Community,
It is with the goal of supporting the health and safety of our community and all those involved in the Vancouver Island Exhibition and the current Covid-19 situation, that the VIEX executive and Board of Directors have spent countless hours discussing how to move forward in these unprecedented times.
In this time of social distancing and the banning of mass gatherings, it is clear that the 2020 VIEX is unable to proceed in the way we normally would and staying with this year’s theme of “Building our Future” it is with excitement we invite you all to attend this years “Vancouver Island Virtual Fair and Exhibition.”
It is the mission of the VIEX to:
-Present an annual agricultural exhibition and related events that encourages awareness and improvement of cultivation and creation of agriculture, livestock, horticulture, floriculture, home arts and hobbies, in our community.
-To educate the public and to encourage young people, especially 4-H clubs, to understand and appreciate the value and importance of agriculture in their communities and their everyday lives.
-To provide facilities for and promotion of entertainment and amusement of citizens of all ages.
-To help the entire community grow by including, promoting and improving the knowledge of various community groups, industrial, commercial, mechanical and household arts.
The Viex is a grassroots event and has been for 126 years that brings the community together and celebrates the history, the culture and unity for the benefit and overall wellness of the community. The VIEX celebrates community resiliency, innovation, creativity and fun during these extremely challenging times and the Board wants to ensure everyone in our community is safe and stays well.
Join us online, from the comfort of your own homes as we bring you as many elements of the VIEX as possible! This includes, but is not limited to:
-Live Virtual Concerts
-Home Arts Competitions
-Live Interviews and Feature Videos from our Exhibitors and Vendors
-Fun and Interactive Games for All Ages!
-PRIZE GIVEAWAYS! and so much more.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc… and check out our website for some updates very soon! Use the Hashtag #VIEX2020 and tell us what you would like to see or share your favorite memories from past fairs! We look forward to hanging out with you, online, this summer!
We will prevail and will work through these challenging times and come out stronger to once again to gather at the fair in 2021.