Celebrating 143 years

by Mike Isle

A passing shower did nothing diminish the fun of the fair when the Kirwee and wider Selwyn communities came out in force to celebrate the 143rd annual Courtenay A&P show on Saturday. This year’s show theme was ‘community’ and true to its word the show was very much a family affair with the trade stands, display, rides, drinks and refreshments and show ring action attracting all ages — including local VIPs Amy Adams MP and Selwyn mayor Sam Broughton. A highlight for many was the grand parade, but even that wasn’t enough to draw these kids away for the old-school sandspit and the chance to tinker with toys provided by adjacent trade stands. For the full story and other photos, read Show a success despite rain.  Photos by Commskiwi.