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Section D Wine and Beer

SECTION D WINE AND BEER Convener:           Shannon Dudley, 629-6353           Commercially made U-Brew wines are not eligible

CLASS

  1. Dry red wine from grapes/grape juice
  2. Dry white wine from grapes/grape juice
  3. Sweet red wine from grapes/grape juice
  4. Sweet white wine from grapes/grape juice
  5. Dry red wine from grape concentrate
  6. Dry white wine from grape concentrate
  7. Sweet red wine from grape concentrate
  8. Sweet white wine from grape concentrate
  9. Blackberry wine
  10. Dry wine from any other source    (fruit, vegetable, concentrate)
  1. Sweet wine from any other source  (fruit, vegetable, concentrate)
  1. Fortified wine
  2. Liqueur
  3. Light beer
  4. Dark beer
  5. Cider
  6. O.V.

Judging Standards

Wines will be judged by the International Standards for Judging Wine and Beer considering: Presentation ...........................15points Appearance and clarity .......................20 points Nose/Aroma ........................................25 points Taste ....................................................25 points Finish ...............................................15 points Maximum total ............................. 100 points Judging of beer classes will consider: Presentation ..........................................5 points Clarity .................................................25 points Colour .................................................30 points Taste ....................................................40 points Maximum total ................................ 100 points

The Royal Canadian Legion Trophy

Donated by Pender Island Branch 239

For most points in Section D

Section C – Vegetables

SECTION C - VEGETABLES Conveners Kelly and George Leroux, 629-3734

CLASS

  1. Bush Beans, green, 12
  2. Bush Beans, yellow, 12
  3. Pole Beans, green, 12
  4. Pole Beans, yellow, 12
  5. Pole Beans, A.O.V., 12
  6. Scarlet Runner Beans, 12
  7. Bush Beans, A.O.V., 12
  8. Beets, Globe, 6 (no greens)
  9. Beets, Cylindra
  10. Broccoli, heads or bunches, 1
  11. Cabbage, green, 1 with a few outer leaves
  12. Cabbage, red, 1 with a few outer leaves
  13. Swiss Chard, plants, 2
  14. Carrots, short (4” & under), 5
  15. Carrots, intermed. (over 4” & under 7”), 5
  16. Carrots, long (7” & over), 5
  17. Carrots, A.O.V., 5
  18. Cauliflower, 1
  19. Corn, table, husked, 5
  20. Cucumber, slicing, 2
  21. Cucumber, English, 2
  22. Cucumber, pickling (2” - 3” long), 12
  23. Cucumber, dills (approx. 4”), 12
  24. Eggplant, Globe, 2
25    Eggplant, A.O.V., 2
  1. Garlic, A.V., 5
  2. Garlic Braid (12 to 18 heads)
  3. Garlic, Elephant, 3
  4. Leeks, 5
  5. Lettuce, head,2 (with washed roots
  6. Lettuce,cos,2 in water, in plastic bag
  7. Lettuce, leaf, 2 or shallow dish)
  8. Onions, yellow, (from seed), 5
  9. Onions, yellow, (from sets), 5
  10. Onions, red, (from seed), 5
  11. Onions, red, (from sets), 5
  12. Onions, bunching or green, 5
  13. Onions, shallots or multiplier, 5
  14. Peas, Sugar Snap, 12
  15. Peas, shelling, A.V., 12
  16. Banana-type Peppers (stems on), 3
  17. Bell Peppers, A.O.V, (stems on), 3
  18. Peppers, A.O.V. (stems on), 3
  19. Hot Peppers (stems on), 3
  20. Potatoes, early, 5
  21. Potatoes, main crop, white, 5
  22. Potatoes, main crop, red, 5
  23. Potatoes, A.O.V., 5
  24. Pumpkin, 1
  25. Radish, A.V., 6
  26. Spinach, A.V., 2 heads
  27. Squash, Hubbard, 1
  28. Squash, winter, A.O.V., 2
  29. Squash, zucchini (under 10“), 2
  30. Squash, summer, A.O.V., 2
  31. Tomatoes, cherry red (stems on), 6
  32. Tomatoes, cherry, A.O.V., 6
  33. Tomatoes, green (stems on), 6
  34. Tomatoes, red (stems on), 6
  35. Tomatoes, heirloom (stems on), 6
  36. Tomatoes, paste (stems on), 6
  37. Tomatoes, A.O.V., (stems on), 6
  38. Tomatoes, collection, 2 each of 3 distinct varieties
  39. Turnips, purple top, under 3”, 5
  40. Turnips, Swede or rutabaga, 5
  41. Melons or Canteloupes, AV, 2
  42. Vegetables, root, A.O.V.
  43. Vegetables, leaf, A.O.V.
  44. Vegetables, fruit, A.O.V.
  45. Herbs, fresh in bunches, labelled, 5 (in separate containers of water)
  46. Herbs, dried, labelled, 5
  47. Collection of vegetables, 5 (distinct varieties of vegetables in quantities as listed above.) MacKinnon Trophy class – first place Class 72
Ashton Ross-Smith Trophy – most points Section C, Class 1-72  

Judging Standards

  • Exhibits must be as specified in the catalogue as to number, size, etc.
  • Exhibits are judged against the Standards of Perfection in the BCAAFE Judging Standards Manual available on line at http://www.bcfairs/ and http:// www.pifi.ca/
  • If several exhibits in a class meet all the requirements, they will then be judged against each other.
  • Please name the specific variety you are exhibiting, if possible, as this informs and educates the public.

Section B – Fruit

SECTION B - FRUIT

Co-Conveners:  Sheryl Bifolchi 629-6024 For the public’s information, please label all fruit varieties.

CLASS REGULAR STANDARDS DIVISION

  1. Yellow Transparent Apples, 5
  2. Gravenstein Apples, 5
  3. King Apples, 5
  4. Apples, A.O.V., early, 5
  5. Apples, A.O.V., late, 5
  6. Blackberries, 24
  7. Currents, A.V. 24
  8. Strawberries, 24
  9. Raspberries, 24
  10. Blueberries, 24
  11. Berries, A.O.V., 24
  12. Peaches, A.V., 5
  13. Bartlett Pears, 5
  14. Pears, A.O.V., 5
  15. Damson Plums, 12
  16. Italian Prune Plums, 12
  17. Yellow Plums, 12
  18. Plums, A.O.V., 12
  19. Fruit, A.O.V., 5 (according to standards)
  20. Walnuts (hulled not shelled), 12
  21. Filberts, 24
  22. Figs, 12
  23. Apples, 5 distinct varieties of named apples, 1 of each
  24. Collection of Fruit - 5 distinct varieties of fruit in quantities as listed above.

Judging Standards

See the BCAAFE Judging Standards Manual in the Reference Section of the Pender Island Library or on line at www.bcfairs.ca or www.pifi.ca   The James Auchterlonie Trophy Donated by Doreen and Frank York For most points in Section B,             Classes 1 - 24.   A.H. Menzies Cup Minimum 7 points in each of Sections B, Classes 1 - 24 and Section C, classes 1 - 72        

Section A – Floral

SECTION A - FLORAL Co-Conveners: Carole Elliott, 629-3796 Diane Riedel, 629-3874 CLASS - CUT FLOWER DIVISION A variety of Cut Flowers – submit 2 stems, same variety, same colour in each category, unless stated otherwise.
  1. Alstroemeria
  2. Anemone
  3. Aster, A.V.
  4. Calendula (Pot Marigold)
  5. Chrysanthemum, A.V.
  6. Cosmos
  7. Crocosmia - must have leaves attached
  8. Echinacea, A.V.
  9. Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
  10. Gladiolus
  11. Helianthus (Sunflower)
  12. Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea)
  13. Nasturtium
  14. Osteospermum, A.V.
  15. Penstemon
  16. Rudbeckia
  17. Tagetes erecta (African Marigold)
  18. Tagetes patula (French Marigold)
  19. Zinnia, large-flowered
  20. Zinnia, small - e.g. single, dwarf
  21. O.V., single stem
  22. O.V. single bloom, in moss, in a low bowl with a small amount of water: e.g. rose begonia, water lily
  23. Fresh Cut Flower Arrangement with Greens
All fresh material; all stems, including greens, must be freshly cut and arranged in Oasis or frog in exhibitor’s own flat container.
  1. Freshly Cut Bouquet of Flowers with Greens
All fresh material; all stems, including greens, must  be freshly cut and displayed in a vase of exhibitor’s choice. Miscellaneous Cut Flowers and Foliage
  1. Canna - best single flower, 1 or 2 leaves attached
  2. Lily - A.O.V., single stem
  3. Euphorbia, foliage only - A.V., 1 cut
  4. Flowering vine: e.g. Clematis, potato vine, etc., 1 cut
  5. Flowering shrub - branch, stem, truss e.g., 1 cut Fuchsia, Hebe, etc.
  6. Hydrangea - fresh, 1 cut
  7. Hydrangea - mop head, 1 cut
  8. Hydrangea - A.O.V, fresh, 1 cut
  9. Sedum - A.V., 1 cut
  10. Foliage, woody, e.g. smokebush, dogwood, Euonymus, etc., 1 cut
  11. Foliage, non-woody, e.g. Hosta, rhubarb, artichoke, Phormium, 2 cuts
  12. Grasses, foliage only - A.V., 5 cuts
  13. Grasses, foliage with seed head - A.V., 5 cuts
DAHLIA DIVISION No attached leaves required.  No buds allowed. Where 2 blooms are called for, they must be of same variety. Decorative type
  1. Large (8” or over) - any colour, 1 bloom
  2. Medium (6-8”) - any colour, 1 bloom
  3. Small (4-6”) - any colour, 2 blooms
  4. Miniature (under 4”) - any colour, 2 blooms
Cactus type
  1. Large (8” or over) - any colour, 1 bloom
  2. Medium (6-8”) - any colour, 1 bloom
  3. Small (4-6”) - any colour, 2 blooms
  4. Miniature (under 4”) - any colour, 2 blooms
Miscellaneous types - any colour or size, 1 bloom
  1. Waterlily
  2. Ball
  3. Pompon
  4. Collerette
  5. Laciniated (fimbriated)
  6. A.O.V.
  7. Bouquet of Dahlias – mixed, or 1 variety only, greens and/or unobtrusive fill material (e.g. Baby’s Breath) optional, displayed in a vase of exhibitor’s choice
ROSE DIVISION Specimen Blooms - without side buds, ½ to ¾ open, any colour, 1 stem, 1 bloom, attached foliage required
  1. 1 Hybrid Tea
  2. 1 Specimen bloom, A.O.V.
Sprays – at least two blooms, 1 stem, any colour, attached foliage required
  1. Floribunda or Polyantha – 1 spray
  2. Grandiflora – 1 spray
  3. Miniature – 1 spray
  4. . A.O.V. – 1 spray
Miscellaneous Roses
  1. Cycle of Bloom – 3 stems, 1 variety, in 1 container;
1 stem in bud, coloured petals beginning to unfurl; 1 stem in bloom, ½ to ¾ open; 1 stem in full bloom (stamens may show)
  1. Bouquet of Roses – mixed, or single variety only, greens optional, displayed in a vase of exhibitor’s choice
FLORAL ARRANGEMENT AND DESIGN DIVISION To be exhibited in designer’s own container
  1. ‘Go Green’ - an all green arrangement
  2. ‘Thumbellina’- a miniature design with small     flowers and plant material. No dimension to exceed        6” – watch the diagonal!
  3. ‘Tea Time’ - an arrangement in a cup and saucer.            Use edible flowers and plant material.
  4. Deleted
POTTED PLANT DIVISION Indoor or Greenhouse
  1. Flowering Plant, A.V.
  2. Foliage Plant, A.V.
Patio Plants in suitable containers
  1. Begonia, pendulous
  2. Begonia, tuberous
  3. Begonia, variegated leaf, A.V.
  4. Fuchsia, upright
  5. Fuchsia, pendulous
  6. Pelargonium (Geranium), Ivy-leafed
  7. Pelargonium, upright
  8. Pelargonium, miniature
  9. Pelargonium, scented
  10. Hanging Basket or Pot - e.g. Martha Washington
Pelargonium, Petunia, etc. - 1 variety
  1. Mix in a Hanging Basket
  2. Mix or one variety in a patio container
DISPLAY ONLY This floral division is not judged.  Exhibits are admired for their quality and uniqueness and acknowledged for participation.   Judging Standards See the BCAAFE Judging Standards Manual in the Reference Section of the Pender Island Library or on line at http://www.bcfairs.ca/ or http://www.pifi.ca (see rules below) The Eleanor Adamson Memorial Trophy Donated by Norm and Sonja Goodfellow :  For most points in Floral, classes 1 to 63.   The N. N. Grimmer Trophy - For most points in Floral Winner must have a minimum of 6 points in Classes 1-63 and a minimum of 4 points in Classes 65 - 78 to qualify.   SECTION A - FLORAL RULES Some basic judging standards, rules and definitions specific to this section:
  • Floral entries are judged against perfection as indicated in the BCAAFE Judging Standards Manual (in the Reference Section of the Pender Island Library or on line: bcfairs.ca or pifi.ca) - not against other entries.
  • Floral entries must be staged and entry cards completed by 6 pm Friday evening.
  • With the exception of items listed as greenhouse or indoor, all flowers must have been grown outside and by the exhibitor on Pender Island.
  • Vases, bowls, containers, baskets etc., are not judged; however, the flowers are judged in relationship and appropriateness to their particular container.
  • Pick, condition and enter your best stems or blooms in the quantities as indicated, and stage them in the bikini vases (provided), proportionately sized for your entry. For entries too small for the bikinis, please stage them in a clear glass container of your own choosing.
  • Wherever the Schedule calls for a certain number of blooms or stems, please exhibit exactly that number. (g) Please name your flowers and plants and, if you can, the specific variety you are exhibiting, as this informs and educates the public.
(h) No person is allowed to make more than one entry in the same class.

Definitions

Vase - a receptacle, the height of which is greater than the diameter. Bowl - a receptacle, the diameter of which is greater than the height. Own Foliage - that of said flower. A.V. - any variety. A.O.V. - any other variety. N.A.S. - not according to standard. Arrangement - consists of all fresh cut plant material in a container holding floral foam or a frog. No accessories, unless stated. Bouquet - fresh plant material, displayed in a vase or bowl holding water. Design - either fresh or dried plant material, in a container holding floral foam or a frog. Accessories allowed.

Neptune Grimmer – Ashton Ross-Smith Bursary recipients announced

The Pender Island Farmers’ Institute is pleased to announce that two students have been selected to share the Neptune Grimmer – Ashton Ross-Smith bursary. This bursary is for post- secondary studies in agriculture or related fields, such as business, science or environmental studies. Keenan Nowak, entering his second year at Quest University, is studying the physical sciences with an interest in environmental and earth sciences and engineering. He is currently stationed in Vanderhoof with the BC Wildfire Service, working in an attack crew to fight fires before they gain momentum and size. Keenan is an avid gardener and a long time Fall Fair volunteer. The other bursary recipient is Destin Laurencelle, a GISS 2016 graduate who will be studying business at SFU this fall. Destin started a business on Pender last summer, Student Landscaping, and he is looking forward to working on Pender with his business again this summer. Both Keenan and Destin were also excellent students, and we wish them all the best for a productive and successful academic year.