Record attendance was set during the 39th annual Fort St. John Trade Show.
Record was established this past weekend at the 39th Annual Trade Show at the Pomeroy Sport Centre when 14,645 people turned out to shatter the old attendance record of 12,500 set six years ago.
Gene Daniel, Trade Show Manager, attributes the record setting mark to perfect weather conditions, a good selection of new attractions, lots of new exhibitors with many products not seen at previous trade shows. One of the new exhibitors was Twin Anchors Houseboats which brought up a houseboat from Sicamous. In total there were more than 250 exhibits, displays and attractions, making it the largest trade show in the Peace River country.
Numerous major door prizes were drawn at the close of the show yesterday (Sunday).
a) Mark Reynolds of Charlie Lake who won the 7 night houseboat vacation to the Shuswap Lakes
b) Lenard Peterat of Dawson Creek who won the $1000 Homeowners package from Trail Blazin Power.
c) Rob Fenske of Fort St John who won the Under the Counter Reverse Osmosis System worth $300.00
d) Georgina Hollman, Aron Brown and Vanessa Siemens who each won a Quality Inn Northern Grand Sweetheart package)
e) Rod Webster, Emma Sutton, Gary Farquhason, Aron McBryan, Ben Romine, Carmen Girard, and Jodi Shelkie who each won a gift certificate from JD Fitzgeralds.
The youth prize….a Nortewch Business Solutions Viewsonic View Pad 10 Tablet computer was won by Kendra Rose from Chetwynd.