Pedal power pushed at 36th annual Country Celebration in South Langley

Pedal power was put into motion during the Country Celebration this weekend in south Langley.

The 36th annual late summer fair took place over two days, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14, at Campbell Valley Regional Park.

The sound for the entertainment stage was run by deep-cycle batteries that were charged through solar panels, wind turbines, and visitors who volunteered to help out by pedaling bicycles.

Although it would take 13 bicycles running constantly, producing an average of 120 watts/hour to run a 1,500 watt stage, every little bit counts, noted Green Power Events, which hosted the unique display.

The country fair combined nature, heritage, agriculture and community.

Activities included dance and music performances, stilt walking, hula hoop workshops, kite-making, milking demonstrations, llama obstacle courses, a farmers’ market, displays featuring several dozen vendors, and kids activities.

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