Heavy trading at West Kootenay Trade Show

More than 4000 people attended the show.

The West Kootenay Trade Show has wrapped up another successful year after more than 4,000 people came through the doors over the weekend.

Castlegar Chamber of Commerce executive director Tammy Verigin-Burk said they were overwhelmed with positive comments from attendees and vendors alike.

She said people were impressed with the quality and diversity of the 110 vendors.

Visitors could check out a wide scope of products and services ranging from home-based businesses to an industrial drilling outfit and everything in between.

They could do everything from organizing their closets and planning their funerals to buying a car.

“One vendor reported doing six figures worth of sales,” said Verigin-Burk.

“Pretty much every booth said they are coming back next year.”


Tyson Mckenzie, 5, and Alex Mckenzie, 3, boasted balloons and painted faces. Photo: Jennifer Small

Please, can I have it, dad? Clinton Gauthier tries out a dirt bike from Playmor Power Products. Photo: Jennifer Small

Hannah Eldridge and her best friend Anaya Molitwenik had their faces painted. Photo: Jennifer Small

Caleb Stanwood and son Kalos, 2, take a spin at the Pet Valu booth. Photo: Jennifer Small

Penelope Morris, 3, gets her face painted. Photo: Jennifer Small

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