Artist Title Album Label
Elijah Larsen Intro to the episode
Aaron Copland Hoedown [a brief introduction to tractors and how that impacted our valley]
Christine Bruce An introduction to our guests
John Boonstra On his life as a farmer, with some history of tractors
Jan McClary On the Smithers fall fair and its many partners and supporters
Mark Fisher On how the definition of economy has changed
PSA for local businesses mixkit: motivating mornings 33
Elijah Larsen segue into the second half
John Boonstra On the mechanization of tractors
Jan McClary On how popular is Grandpa Boonstra's tractor collection
Elijah Larsen Come see the tractor collection, on display at the Smithers fairgrounds for the entire month of August

The first of a two-part series entitled Built to Last, featuring Chamber member BV Agricultural and Industrial Association, or the BVAIA. We’re going to focus on the Smithers fall fair, and more precisely, Grandpa Boonstra’s tractor collection. 

Jan McClary of the BVAIA talks about our annual fall fair and how popular John Boonstra's tractor collection is with fairgoers. Then, a very homey conversation with Grandpa Boonstra on his tractor collection, and a bit of the history of tractors generally. And finally, some comments on the definition of the word economy, with Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako director Mark Fisher.

This double episode is dedicated to the memory of Ruth Lloyd and Andy Stalker, two lifelong supporters of the Smithers fall fair. 


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