Rural Living Expo and Trade Show a hit

The first Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show seems to be by all reports a great success

(Above)  Black Press mascott ‘Newsy’ was on site at the Star/Journal and The Times information booth.

(Above) Black Press mascott ‘Newsy’ was on site at the Star/Journal and The Times information booth.



The first Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show held at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility seems to be by all reports a great success.  Two full days of entertainment, lectures, demonstrations, music, free draws and great food kept visitors staying longer and coming back for more

Utilizing the North Thompson Agriplex and the Curling Rink organizers say they were able put over 100 booths indoors, which was most fortunate due to the high wind gusts that plagued both days of the event.

Event manager Jill Hayward says a poll done of the vendors showed that almost all want to be back next year, and that the encouragement to have a second annual Celebration of Rural Living is huge.

“We had a great weekend for a first time venue,” said Hayward, “I have a fairly small committee of volunteers, but they came through wonderfully in every aspect of our event.  I am very proud of them all, and thank everyone who came out and helped us to make our presentation of rural living such a great success.”

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