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Trade Show attracts many vendors from near and far

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The annual The Pas & District Chamber of Commerce Trade Show took place this past weekend at the Roy H. Johnston Arena as various vendors both local and visiting setting up shop in the arena.
Local vendors included Berscheid Meats, Twin Motors, Hemauer’s Funeral Home, CJAR 102.9 among many others. According to the organizers up to roughly half of the vendors at the Trade Show were local.
“One of the highlights is that a whole bunch of our vendors were local vendors, approximately half were local vendors. That was exciting and I heard from a lot of people that they really appreciated the variety in the show. There was a huge variety in the vendors, they definitely got a well-rounded shopping experience,” said Leah Yelland, Manager for The Pas & District Chamber of Commerce.
One of those local vendors was Twin Motors.
“This is the second year in a row that we’ve been here at the Trade Show, it’s been awesome for us, it’s great to see everyone come by and get a good glimpse. They get to see everybody’s products and everyone’s here in one place and one time to come and have a look,” said Luke Haukaas, Sales Manager at Twin Motors.
There were also vendors that came from out of town, such as Angelia Filbert, with Whipped Cosmetics based in Winnipeg at the Trade Show where her bath bombs are always a big hit.
“The bath bombs have been going really, really well, we sold out at Trappers’ Festival, we brought a whole ton this year for the Trade Show,” Filbert said.
Overall the Trade Show was once again a big success from the perspective of The Pas & District Chamber of Commerce.
“It went really well, everything was smooth, everybody seemed to be having a good time,” said Yelland.
There is a lot to look forward to in next year’s Trade Show she added.
“I’m already excited for next year and I’m hoping we can add more unique vendors – such as facing paint for photo ops of the kids. If anyone has Trade Show ideas or wants to ask questions they can email me at thepasdistrict@gmail.com,” Yelland added.

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Trevor Wright
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