Fall Fair Fun

Bob stands at the entrance to the Brant Greens Paris Fair booth. Behind him you can see people making buttons and part of the photo booth.

Brantford—Brant Green Party candidate Bob Jonkman collecting signatures on his nomination papers.

Every candidate from every party needs to get 100 verified signatures from qualified voters in their riding before Elections Canada will add their name to the ballot. This isn’t an endorsement, it tells Elections Canada the candidate is a real person, and a hundred other real people are okay with their name appearing on the ballot.

Paris hosts a real country fair, put on every year by the Paris Agricultural society.  There are information events. and many competitions.  People can enter their produce, artwork, farm animals and even their babies into competitions to see how they stack up.

Bob Jonkman at the Midway - Water Bottle Filling Station

Left: Bob checks out the midway              Right: Brant Greens Booth free water refilling station

2019 was the 161st Paris Fair.  The midway was enormous (but so were the exhibit halls).

Photography Exhibit

There was an entire photo exhibit devoted to the colour green.

Susan and Dave photograph a young subhect in the Green Screen photo booth

The Brant Greens booth at the 2019 Paris Fair was very successful.  People choose the photo they want to be part of, maybe with their favourite cartoon character or in a place they want to visit.  Then our photographers help them pose in front of the Green Screen so their image can be added to the photograph of their choice.

Button Making

Over the 5 days we estimate kids of all ages made well over a thousand buttons (we ran out!)

Bob got a chance to meet with a lot of people to discuss green issues in the lead up to the election.

And we signed up some new volunteers.

Bob visits the Liberal booth

Dropping by the Liberal booth

We were surprised to discover the Brantford-Brant Liberals still don’t have a candidate.  Ours were the only political parties at the Fair.

Michele Braniff talks to a voter

Michele Braniff chats with a Cambridge voter

Cambridge Green Party candidate Michele Braniff joined us at the Paris Fair and invited us to join her at the Cambridge Fair… and we did!  It’s always great fun.

We’re fortunate that Fall Fairs continue to thrive as an important part of Southern Ontario culture.

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