This year’s Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce trade fair is expected to be a big one. Set for April 28 and 29 the Lego-themed event has many activities for families.

Ponoka Chamber readies itself for popular trade fair

There’s a few spots left for vendors looking to get in on the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce trade fair this year.

There’s a few spots left for vendors looking to get in on the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce trade fair this year.

Set for April 28 and 29 at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex, this year is Lego-themed with the caption “Build and Create It’s Our Community.”

“Building on our Lego theme we will have a large interactive display, sponsored by the Co-operators, from the Northern Alberta Lego Users Group,” explained Kori Hart, executive manager for the chamber.

Expect an assortment of eye-catching displays from this group. To add to the theme, the Ponoka Jubilee Library will be hosting a Lego play area for kids.

“To get our vendors involved we will be having a Lego display contest for them, so if they would like to participate by putting some type of Lego display in their own booths they will get entered in for a vendor only prize,” explained Hart.

And the attractions for the weekend are expected to bring in the crowds with a video game unit being part of the fun; 1-Up Gaming will head to Ponoka for the weekend giving game-buffs a chance at video games for half-hour increments, said Hart.

“This is open to all ages but ages six and under will have to have a parent/guardian accompany them in the truck,” she added.

The attraction will have an extra cost but is expected to be a big draw. Hart says parents should watch out for a coupon to the video game booth that will be coming home from Ponoka schools.

Along with the games will be the popular Co-operators stage featuring local entertainment, musicians and groups showcasing their talents. It’s a chance to get out in the limelight.

“We will have the ever popular duck pond for the kids to come over and win a prize,” added Hart.

“Other great prizes to be won (come) with participating in the passport as well; take your passport around to the participating businesses to collect stamps and once it’s all filled out, drop it off at the chamber booth to get entered.”

Anyone looking to check out some of the specialized home-based businesses will be able to on the small ice surface for the market square. Not-for-profits and smaller businesses usually take advantage of this space, said Hart.

“We have a wide range of booths; home renovation, construction, retail, car dealerships, local service groups and lots more,” she said, adding that without the many volunteers, it wouldn’t be possible to host the trade fair.

Hart added there are still some spaces available for vendors and recommends reaching out to get information. Contact the chamber at 403-783-3888 or at www.ponokalive.ca for more information.