The Bradner Flower Show is one of the best kept and most revered traditions in Bradner’s long list of historic and community events.
Organizers plan to celebrate Bradner’s agricultural history this year by honouring the daffodil in all of its golden glory. In addition to the hundreds of varieties of daffodils on display, the 85th Bradner Flower Show promises some great surprises this year.
Rather than a high profile celebrity guest at the opening ceremony, Bradner will be honoring two area pioneers, Les Fatkin and brother Richie Fatkin, whose father started the show in 1928. B.C. Minister of Finance, Mike de Jong will be on hand to bring greetings from the province, along with Richard Bullock, chair of the Agricultural Land Commission, who has agreed to share a few words regarding agriculture in our area.
This year’s show will offer all of the time-honoured favourites, including great displays, delicious food in the tea room, crafts, artwork and music. There will be loads of plants, shrubs and cut flowers on sale at well below retail prices from local growers who do not normally sell to the public. They will have demonstrations from local chefs and wineries, along with cake decorating tips from Bradner’s own Kerry Proudfoot. These new additions were so popular last year that organizers were asked to bring them back again.
Chef Angie Quaale, the owner of Well Seasoned, who is also featured regularly on Global TV, will be here, as will chef Adrian Beaty of Seasonal Experience.
Something really different will be happening on Saturday at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Daffodil… Always in Fashion,” and the community will be celebrating that with a high fashion show right inside Bradner Hall. Organizers have been working very hard to bring a spectacular looking show for our 85th anniversary.
A great deal of the decorating this year will be done by local florists, rather than community club members. They are pulling out all the stops to knock your socks off. There isa a $1,000 prize for the best display and organizers are expecting some truly incredible and innovative designs.
There will be something different to see and do each day of the show, so do not miss it. Admission is still a very reasonable $2. The Bradner Flower Show takes place at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. For more information call 604-856-8441 or go to www.facebook.com/bradnerhall