Cariboo Women’s Fair entertaining and informative

Some folks went home with some great vendor baskets

It was billed as an exciting weekend for women and the Cariboo Women’s Fair, hosted by Canlan Ice Sports, didn’t disappoint on May 6-7.

“It was a great weekend, says Deanna Deacon, Canlan’s community programs and events co-ordinator.

“We had a nice variety of vendors, and I got so many positive comments.

“The vendors did such an incredible job showcasing their booths. It felt so high-end when you walked in; you could feel the passion the vendors had while decorating their spaces.”

Friday night featured exhibits, cheese and wine, with entertainment by Slapback Music with Peter Thorne and Kira Saenger, Deacon explains.

“All the entertainment was wonderful,” says Deacon. Everyone enjoyed the singers, the Baladi Babes and Zumba dancers.”

About 250 people visited 50 booths that featured clothing, accessories, and skin care, and information about local fitness and yoga programs, as well as non-profit and support groups.

“There were lots of conversations going on at the various booths throughout the day.

“We had a fun game on stage with either a mother and daughter or good friends, who had to answer questions to find out how well they knew each other.

Everyone who came to the fair was handed a ballot to enter a draw for gift baskets, she says, adding all of the vendors generously donated items and we will make the draws this week.

From each of the Friday night ticket sales, $1 will be donated to the Red Cross for the Fort McMurray fire victims and a donation can was made available on Saturday.