New event attracts more visitors to Port Elgin Exhibition

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Published on August 20, 2014

Melanie Thompson was the lone woman ataking part in the kettle boil portion of the Woodsman's competition during the Port Elgin Exhibition on Saturday. Shown here, she works hard to  keep the fire going under her kettle and was rewarded for her efforts when she finished place, a close second to her husband Mitchell.

Published on August 20, 2014

A popular event during the Port Elgin Exhibition was the magic show on Saturday, which draw a good crowd of people of all ages. Shown here, magician Scott Dejong of Saint John gets some helps with a magic trick from Mikel Thebeau, 12, of Moncton.

Published on August 20, 2014

The barrel race on Saturday was just one of several new light horse events that were part of the 20th annual Port Elgin Exhibition, which was held last week, Thursday to Sunday, Aug. 14-17 at the exhibition grounds in the village. Shown here, Molly Pierce of Cape Tormentine works hard with her horse to circle one of three barrels in the show ring, during the timed barrel competition. The light horse competitions filled the stands with spectators, who showed their appreciation of the events with bursts of applause. While heavy rains cancelled events on Friday, fine weather prevailed for much of the remainder of the four-day exhibition, drawing a small crowd of enthusiastic spectators to most events.

Published on August 20, 2014


Published on August 20, 2014


By Joan LeBlanc

Staff Reporter

PORT ELGIN, NB – The addition of a number of new events has resulted in higher overall attendance at the Port Elgin Exhibition, held Aug. 14-17 at the exhibition grounds in Port Elgin.

Children of all ages enjoyed two performances by Saint John magician Scott Dejong, and a variety of new games, while light horse enthusiasts filled the stands on Saturday for several different types of timed competitions. A good crowd was on hand for the adult dance on Saturday night as well as for the matinee card of exhibition harness racing on Sunday afternoon.

Organizers announced the creation of an overall garden vegetable award, given in memory of the late Keith Chappell, who grew up in Tidnish, NS and returned there with his wife Ruth (Wallis) in 1988. Keith was a garden enthusiast, showing his produce in numerous exhibitions and also participating as a judge and volunteer.

Following are some results of various exhibition events, noting only first, second and third place winners, or number of prizes won:

Garden vegetable competition

Charlotte Oulton: four first, one second, two third

Russell Silliker: six first, three second, two third

Rose Rommens: four first

Dan Strang: five first, two second

Edgar Warman: five first, two second

Dorothy Warman: one first, one second

Angela McLeod: one first

Ornamental Plants and Flowers

Charlotte Oulton: three first

Krista Dulenty: one second

Peggy Tingley: one second

Brenda Silliker: two first

Dorothy Warman: two first

Home Crafts

Freda Sprague: six first, one second

Angela McLeod: one first

Susan Richard: two first

Dorothy Warman: one first, one second

Meaghan Linton: one second

Edgar Warman: one first

Russell Silliker: one third

Sara Hall: two first, two second

Annie Beauregard: two first

Brenda Silliker: two second

Coreen Allen: two second

Kids Crafts

Krista Dulenty: two second

Home Baking and Preserves

Charlotte Oulton: five first, one second

Rose Rommens: nine first, two second

Coreen Allen: two first, two second

Julia Dulenty: one second, one third

Sara Hall: one second

Paul Hodgkins: two second

Angela McLeod: two first

Dorothy Warman: two first

Overall Garden Vegetables

First place: Russell Silliker

Second place: Russell Silliker

Third place: Charlotte Oulton

Barrel Races (light horse)

Courtney Watson first; Olivia Watson second; Molly Pierce third

Pole Races (light horse)

Olivia Watson first; Cheryl Trenholm second; Courtney Watson third

Woodsman Competition

First place: Mike Smart

Second place: Mitchell Thompson

Third place: Craig Smart

Exhibition Harness Racing

winners of the Frank Daniels Memorial

First place: Dan McCulloch with Royal Putman

Second place:  Clayton Stevens with Fighting Filly

Third place: Rob Kitchen with DGS Crosby

Organizations: Royal PutmanSecond

Geographic location: Port Elgin Exhibition, Port Elgin.Children, Saint John Tidnish

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