Wednesday July 27, 2022 | VICTORIA, BC [Last updated July 30, 2022]
by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc. | Island Social Trends
How much do you know about locally-produced food products? This summer’s 2022 agriculture trivia challenge will help you learn more! It runs August 1 through September 5.
The online Buy BC-themed trivia challenge by BC Fairs explores local products made in this province. This comes within the season for BC fairs and exhibitions.
“The BC fairs and exhibitions season is a perfect opportunity to support local farms and the food they produce,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture and Food, in a news release today.
Trivia contest during fairs season:
“The Buy BC Trivia Contest will help share fun facts about the amazing local products that are grown, raised and produced in B.C., and celebrate our farmers, producers and processors, while highlighting the many Buy BC products consumers can enjoy that are from their own backyards,” said Popham.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is partnering with the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions to launch a Buy BC Trivia Contest during the 2022 B.C. fair season to help increase awareness of the Buy BC brand and encourage people to purchase BC food and beverage products.
How to play:
BC Fairs has posted trivia questions and answers on the websites of various agriculture fairs and exhibitions across BC. Go to the site and once you have the answer post it onto our game board.
- Entering the draw: You get one entry into the prize draw for every correct answer included on the game board.
- Get an additional entry: Take a picture of you or someone you are with at any agriculture fair, exhibition or festival at the agriculture displays or a farmers market and get an extra entry into the draw.
- Open to British Columbia Residents Only
- Must be minimum of 18 years of age to enter
- Contest runs from 12:01 a.m. August 1, 2022 to 11:59 p.m. September 5, 2022
- Random draw will occur on or before October 14, 2022 and the winners contacted shortly after.
- Three winners will receive $500 each.
Fairs, Buy BC, and Ministry:
“For over a century, BC’s agricultural fairs have been promoting the farmers and producers in their communities,” said Karen Streeter, president, BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to further support this message by partnering with Buy BC and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.”
Buy BC promotes a wide range of agriculture, food and beverage products. Look for the Buy BC symbol at local grocery stores and farmers’ markets to explore local products and to support BC farmers, producers and the economy.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is responsible for the production, marketing, processing and merchandising of agriculture and aquaculture products, food security, and supporting enhancement of wild fish populations.
How to participate in the contest:
British Columbians can take part in the contest by visiting participating fairs’ websites and social media pages to find digital scavenger items, which are agricultural facts related to a fair’s region.
To enter the contest, individuals must answer at least five trivia questions and submit the answers through the BC Fairs mobile app or by completing an entry form on the BC Fairs’ website.
Participants are also encouraged to take a photo of themselves in front of an agricultural exhibit (see list of BC Fairs online) at any one of B.C.’s agricultural fairs or submit a photo of themselves at a B.C. farmers’ market for a bonus entry to the contest.
The Buy BC Trivia Contest runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 5, 2022. For more information, contest rules and how to participate, visit: www.bcfairs.ca/trivia-contest
Fairs and Markets:
There are 48 fairs and exhibitions in communities around the province.
Here on South Vancouver Island there is the Saanich Fair that runs September 3 to 5 this year, the Sooke Fall Fair on the weekend of September 10 and 11, and the Luxton Fall Fair in Langford September 16 to 18.
There are 28 farmer’s markets on Vancouver Island that run through the summer into early fall, including in Esquimalt, Fairfield and Sooke.
September launch for Agritech innovation centre at SFU (July 21, 2022)
New program helps B.C. farmers prepare for extreme weather (July 15, 2022)
Farmer’s market in Sooke on a sunny Saturday (July 10, 2022)
Agritech in Agricultural Land Reserve supports food security (February 19, 2022)
Economic recovery entwined with supporting food security (March 31, 2021)
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