Whoooo’s there? Another example of the many fun events at the trade fair was this live owl demonstration from the Alberta Society of Injured Birds of Prey. Kids loved to get up close. Photo submitted

PHOTOS: Ponoka Chamber trade fair a blast

Folks enjoyed the wizard-themed Ponoka trade fair over the weekend.

By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Folks enjoyed the wizard-themed Ponoka trade fair over the weekend.


Quick hands: The magician, Chris Gowen, shows off his shuffling skills to attendees of the trade fair April 27. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

How’d he do that? Kids can’t believe what they just saw as magician Chris Gowen delights folks with his magical abilities. Gowen’s tricks were a fun addition to the trade fair. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Which way is up? Another fun part of the trade fair was the Mirage Virtual Reality Experience with kids getting first-hand experience with the company’s many virtual reality games. Here Dean Ruter tries his hands, and eyes, at a space invaders type game. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Classic beauty: This classic, and rare, 1956 Meteor was just one of the many classical vehicles on display at the curling rink during the trade fair. This car was restored by Ponoka’s Reflections on 66 and is highly valued. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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