Spring Expo

The Chamber is excited about the inaugural Spring Expo, saying there is something for everyone.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce's community showcase takes place at the new Kal Tire Place North Friday, March 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"We have been overwhelmed by the response and we will have more than 60 exhibitors on site, everything from commercial businesses and non-profits to government agencies," said Dione Chambers, Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce general manager.

"Spring Expo is geared towards North Okanagan residents of all ages, and we are offering something for every interest, including financial institutions, travel agencies, several retirement living facilities and a range of great products and services," said Chambers.

And if mom and dad are looking to keep the kids busy, Spring Expo is the place to be. On Friday night, there is a bouncy castle and Vernon Public Art Gallery activities, while on Saturday, the fun ramps up with a bouncy castle, a climbing wall, princesses, Kiki the Eco Elf, the Bug Guys and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

"The chamber is all about business and our business is the community that we call home. There's no better way to welcome spring than by bringing all of our friends and neighbours together. We look forward to seeing you at Spring Expo," said Chambers.

Admission is free but donations will be collected for the United Way.  

Due to the Viper's playoff game at the main Kal Tire Place, there is a concern about parking.  Fan are encouraged to car pool or take the shuttle bus from the Village Green Hotel beginning at 5:45 p.m. and running every 30 minutes until 7:15 p.m. After the game, the bus will depart Kal Tire Place beginning at 9 p.m. and returning to the Village Green Hotel.