The VIEX was in town this past weekend (August 21-23) at Beban Park in Nanaimo. It was my first time going, and what a blast! I only went on the Sunday, but that was more than enough time to explore everything (and spend all my cash). We watched a tractor parade, saw a hawk escape from the raptor demonstration, cheered on dogs through the agility course, screamed our faces off on the Kamikaze ride, and capped it off with a visit to the beer gardens and a live concert featuring Aaron Pritchett. I've gotta say, it doesn't get much better than that. If you've never been to VIEX, you'd better get your boots ready for next year!