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Products and prizes on show at Fernie Information Trade Fair
By Sara Moulton
Free Press Staff
Local businesses showcased their products and services at the third annual Fernie Information Trade Fair last Thursday, December 5.
This year’s event, hosted by Tourism Fernie and the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, provided an opportunity for attendees to talk directly to representatives from various businesses in the Elk Valley. With complimentary food and drink available in addition to some great door prizes, the fair’s new location at the Best Western Plus was well attended by local residents.
While several vouchers and items were given away during the event, the much sought-after main prize was a day of catskiing with Fernie Wilderness Adventures. In order to qualify for the prize, attendees were required to visit all of the tables and obtain stickers after speaking to a representative from each business. Shaun Williams, an employee at the Fernie Alpine Resort, was the lucky winner of the catskiing adventure and plans to share the prize with his girlfriend, Jade.
Rachael Fitzios from the Fernie Chamber of Commerce is already looking forward to next year’s event and is hoping that the turnout will be even stronger.
“The night went well and we’ll be holding another at the beginning of the next winter season,” said Fitzios. “We’d love to see more attendees from front-line and customer service positions.”