The Golden Curling Club was filled last weekend with exhibitors, shoppers, browsers, and people just having a good time at the Spring Home and Lifestyle Show.
“We are extremely happy with the turnout. The first day, Saturday, we had 600 people,” said Lori Baxendale, vice president of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce, who put on the trade show.
“Previously for the Women’s Show we were averaging about 450 people, so that is a huge increase for us and we’re thrilled. We’re really grateful to the exhibitors who committed to come here, and to the public who came out to support the show.”
Local and travelling exhibitors came to show off their products, ranging from home improvement, green and healthy lifestyle to fashion and cosmetics.
“We have been hearing good feedback from the exhibitors. At the end of the day on Saturday they were saying that they were happy with the amount of traffic. And that’s what it’s all about. If we’re going to have them here, we need to get the people in front of them,” said Baxendale.
“They were happy with the volume of traffic… And if they had merchandise to sell, they were happy with the level of sales they were getting, so that’s a double win.”
There were prize draws at every booth, a free community breakfast prepared and served by the Rotary, and a 50/50 draw with a cash prize of $625.25. The lucky winner was Irene Myers.
“At the end of the day people were telling us that they thought the show had a good feel, a good vibe to it. That was a nice thing to hear,” said Baxendale.