About the VIEx
We are happy to welcome you back in person for 2022! This August, celebrate 'Better Together! Join us for the 128th Vancouver Island Exhibition.
People come to the fair each year to experience the best of Vancouver Island. This year we welcome Global FMX Motocross, the Superdogs, Extreme Performance Horses and 365 Wrestling. Jo Jo Mason, BCCMA Entertainer of the year, will perform on Saturday evening. Jesse Roper will be on the stage Friday night with the Timebenders on Sunday afternoon. Back by popular demand, hypnotist Terence B. will be performing.
The History of the VIEx
In 1894 the Nanaimo District Agricultural and Horticultural Society applied for membership under the BC Agricultural Societies Act and Amending Act. The agreed objectives of the society were stated as:
" a) To encourage within the Electoral Districts of Nanaimo District and Nanaimo City, the proper cultivation of the soil, the breeding and improvement of stock and the general development of all the agricultural resources of the above name districes,
b) To foster and encourage every branch of mechanical and household arts, calculated to increase the happiness of home life.
c) To hold public exhibitions and to further the above objects.
d) To do all such legitimate acts and things as are incidental to the objects of the society."
Meet our Board
Debbie (Deb) Cosman
Assistant - Home Arts
Family Fun Zone
Main Stage Director
Social Media and Website
Livestock and 4H Director