In every community, there is a growing trend to support local businesses and to shop locally whenever possible. It’s a movement that helps the local economy and it’s many local business owners thrive. Next time you need something, find it in your own community!
In keeping with this movement, the 5th annual Shop Local Showcase will be held on the arena floor at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, on Saturday April 27 from 9am to 3pm. FREE admission, parking, and a $1,000 Nest Smart Home Grand Prize purchased at Kemptville Building Centre/Rona, sponsored by Allister Brown of Patterson Hadden Brown Insurance.
New for this year is the offer of a Tri-County Grand Prize sponsored by O’Farrell Financial. People that visit all 3 local trade shows to get a stamp on their postcard at each O’Farrell Financial booth, will have the opportunity to win a Flat Screen TV, a Sound Bar and 2 VIP Tickets for the Ottawa Senators. On April 27 between 9am and 3pm, visit the Kemptville Shop Local Showcase at the Municipal Centre; the Business Expo 2019 at the Winchester Arena; and, the 2019 Spring Home & Trade Show at the Morrisburg Arena. Wow, what a prize for #roadtrippin’.
80 local vendors will be on display in Kemptville, offering samples and sales of their products, plus free wine, beer and food samples from Catered Affairs. Windmill Brewery, Blue Gypsy Wines and Green Gable Vines are excited to sample this year’s favourites. Plus, the Municipality of North Grenville, in partnership with the South Nation Conservation Authority, will be offering free trees for the first 500 families. Fat Les’s Chip Stand Canteen will have free coffee/tea and their delicious full service menu available for purchases throughout the day.
There is a demonstration area featuring live local dance and fitness clubs – Get Cronk’d, Precision Cheer, Dance and Gymnastics, The Academy of Expressive Dance, The Workshop Dance Studio, J-Glow and Anytime Fitness. Come learn how you can become a member.
We are excited to have partnered with the Kemptville Farmers Market, whom will be featuring many of their local vendors in a marketplace setting on the show floor. The Municipality will also have a Kidszone with a colouring contest for a free week of camp this summer.
Come and meet the Kemptville 73’s Junior A Hockey Team – head coach Scott Dexter and co-owner Joe Jefferies will be in attendance, along with your favourite players throughout the day. Team members will offer autographs and the chance to win some Kemptville 73’s swag and tickets for next season.
Shannon Armitage from the Kemptville Fire Department will be on hand again this year, with the “Safe House” display. Does your family have a fire plan? Shannon will help you with yours! Sparky the Fire Dog will be making a visit to the show too!
Don’t miss this amazing event which is hosted on the fourth Saturday of April each year. Attendance in 2018 was over 2,200 people! More information is available at:
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LIST OF VENDORS
African Bronze Honey Company
An Original by Lois Wiseman
Another Chapter Publishing
Anytime Fitness Kemptville
Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing
B. Baird Water Conditioning
Bee Wild Herbs
Blue Gypsy Wines
Brockville Wood Products
Canadian Fresh Legs
Compassionate Support for Stressful Times
Dentistry at Kemptville
Fine Chocolates by Catherine
Get Cronk’d Fitness Studio
Green Gable Vines
Hard Stones Grill Restaurant
Healthy Pets Boutique
Jenny’s Jams & Jellies
J-Glow Fitness Kemptville
Joey’s Homestyle Foods
JolyJam Heritage Hog Farm
KBC Rona – Kemptville Interiors
Kemptville Farmers’ Market
Kemptville Girl Guides of Canada
Kemptville Rotary Club
LeafFilter North of Canada, Inc.
Lions Club of Kemptville
Magnolia and Vine/Stylinsnaps
Municipality of North Grenville
North Grenville Business Builders
North Grenville Fire Service
North Grenville Times
O’Farrell Financial Services Inc.
On the Bend Sugar Shack
Patterson Hadden Brown Insurance
Precision Cheer, Dance & Gymnastics
RE/MAX AFFILIATES REALTY LTD.
S.Lanthier Bookkeeping Service
Sauve Heating and Air Conditioning
Stepping Stone Pediatric Physical Therapy
Stevens Creek Shutter Company
SweetLegs Merrickville with Heather
The Academy of Expressive Dance
The Bowen Approach Pain Clinic
The Workshop Dance Studio
Trojan Acres Studio
Valley Stamped Concrete
Willow & Rose