For the love of heroes at Ponoka Chamber trade fair

Anyone who loves heroes is going to enjoy the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce’s superhero themed trade fair this year.

Anyone who loves heroes is going to enjoy the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce’s superhero themed trade fair this year.

The event is set for Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at the Ponoka and Culture Recreation Complex, says executive manager for the chamber, Les Jaster. He says the goal was to find ways to involve children as much as possible and children are going to have many entertainment options.

Hamilton’s IGA is sponsoring a weekend of superhero movies in the Curling Rinks with pop or hot dogs on sale for 25 cents. On the small ice surface, No Frills sponsored a baby crawl to see which baby is fastest.

Jaster says the Ponoka Parent Link Centre has been taking entries for the baby crawl. Another area kids will be entertained is called the Telus Fun Zone. Kids will be able to play four different games in the fun zone: basketball, football, golf and curling.

That, along with the crowd favourite Co-Operators Stage, where local music acts can show off their talents is another exciting part of the fair. Jaster says they have also kept up with the hero theme with large hero cutouts throughout the large ice surface where many of the businesses will be showcasing their wares.

Many businesses stepped up this year to help sponsor the event. “There has been a lot more sponsorship,” said Jaster.

He said he has worked closely with businesses to create a fun event for the whole family. The chamber executive quickly embraced the superhero theme as well.

“We’ve spent a lot of hours putting this together and it’s going to be fantastic,” said Jaster.

He says there will also be entertainment from a face painter, a balloon clown and ice cream treats in the arena as well as a food truck in the front of the arena.

There is also going to be a space on the small ice surface called a Market Square for smaller vendors.

Admission is $10 for a family, adults are $4 each, youths and seniors are $2 and children under five are free. Jaster says if anyone dresses like a superhero, their entry is also free.

 

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