Rus­sell Fair is co­ming soon!

Le Reflet (The News) - - LA UNE - 60s dance party in Em­brun

Good old-fa­shio­ned coun­try fun, food and en­ter­tain­ment is to be ex­pec­ted from Thurs­day, Sept. 7 to Sun­day, Sept. 10: That’s when this year’s 159th edi­tion of the Rus­sell Fair comes to the Rus­sell Fair Grounds!

Mu­sic lo­vers will be ex­ci­ted by the news that this year’s Fri­day night concert will fea­ture two of Ca­na­da’s best tri­bute bands – The Road Apples, Ca­na­da’s pre­miere tri­bute to The Tra­gi­cal­ly Hip and The Sum­mer of ’69, playing all the hits of Bryan Adams.

And concert goers will get an ex­tra treat this year – the show will take place un­der a mas­sive tent being set up in the north baseball dia­mond.

The are­na will be ta­ken over by a four on four-hockey tour­na­ment!

What else is new?

First of all, the ve­ry po­pu­lar Edu­ca­tion Day is being ex­ten­ded to two days this year, Fri­day and Sa­tur­day. The Craft Beer Fest, held for the first time last year, is al­so being ex­pan­ded so fair-goers can en­joy even more lo­cal and re­gio­nal thirst-quen­ching be­ve­rages. Beer lo­vers are in­vi­ted to en­joy the taste of a cold one on Sa­tur­day, Sept. 9, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

On top of all this, kids and adults alike will be thril­led to wit­ness Live Pro Wrest­ling on Sun­day, Sept. 10, as the Rus­sell Fair is brin­ging in The Migh­ty Mi­ni’s cham­pion­ship wrest­ling. It’s a fa­mi­ly-friend­ly event that, ac­cor­ding to or­ga­ni­zers, is sure to en­ter­tain!

Last but not least, the ul­ti­mate ae­rial show i-Flip is a thril­ling ae­rial show, in­clu­ding a 60-foot death-de­fying high fall, put on by Mi­lord En­ter­tain­ment.

The fair is al­so once again ha­ving a free spe­cial needs af­ter­noon, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thurs­day, Sept. 7, of­fe­ring an af­ter­noon filled with ac­ti­vi­ties, rides and a pet­ting zoo for chil­dren with spe­cial needs with a cha­pe­rone to en­joy. Please re­gis­ter at reeanns­la­ter@gmail.com.

Anyone in­ter­es­ted can vi­sit the Rus­sell Fair Fa­ce­book page or web­site www.Rus­sellFair.com to check out everything the fair has to of­fer, along with the com­plete sche­dule of events or down­load the App. For more in­for­ma­tion, the of­fice can be rea­ched at 613-445-1742. A spe­cial eve­ning with a live band, ce­le­bra­ting 60s mu­sic with tints of rock, surf and pop mu­sic will take place on Sep­tem­ber 16, as a fun­drai­ser for the Rus­sell Sports Dome. People are in­vi­ted to come and re­live some fond me­mo­ries, by dres­sing in cos­tumes that re­pre­sents the 60s (Hip­pies, Beatles, Bat­man, etc…). Prizes will be gi­ven for the best cos­tumes. All those in­ter­es­ted may get their ti­ckets at Pierre & Fils, Em­brun or Pron­to, Rus­sell. Ti­ckets will al­so be avai­lable at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm. Cor­po­rate tables of eight may be bought, and in­di­vi­duals may al­so pur­chase tables. Contact: Doug An­tho­ny, 613-445-6483 or Fern Beau­champ, 613-370-3376. – Vi­cky Charbonneau

—pho­to ar­chives

The Rus­sell Fair is a won­der­ful four-day event that ce­le­brates its com­mu­ni­ty’s agri­cul­tu­ral he­ri­tage while pro­vi­ding a di­verse ar­ray of fa­mi­ly en­ter­tain­ment. So, as to mark the 150th anniversary, this year’s edi­tion has a spe­cial twist on Fri­day, with a concert fea­tu­ring two Ca­na­dian tri­bute bands: The Road Apples, Ca­na­da’s pre­miere tri­bute to The Tra­gi­cal­ly Hip and The Sum­mer of ’69, playing all the hits of Bryan Adams. In­for­ma­tion: www. Rus­sellFair.com, App down­load or fol­low Rus­sell Fair on Fa­ce­book.

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