A group of little dinos wait on the start line before the race begins at the Ponoka Trade Show April 13.

Family-friendly activities were enjoyed at Trade Show

Dinosaurs and tutus, oh my

The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce held its prehistoric-themed “Business Unearthed” 2019 Trade Show at the Ponoka arena April 12 and 13.

There were over 100 vendors and a market square for the trade show that was “200 million years in the making.”

Some of the community groups represented included the Town of Ponoka, the Chamber of Commerce, the Ponoka Youth Centre, and Ponoka and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).

Family-friendly activities included a performance by Got2Dance, reptiles and birds on display from Petland, and Dino the dinosaur from the Tyrell Dinosaur Museum in Drumheller.

Dino was seen throughout the day, and even joined in on a dance number during the dance studio’s performance.

There was also dinosaur races, where the children got to wear dino masks and tails, and race with a balloon between their knees.


Rose Creations Event Planning’s booth at the Ponoka Trade Show April 12. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Left to right: Norman and Tatiana Greenwood of Energy is You and Jody and Brooke Schmaltz of Lost Acres Wellness share a booth at the Ponoka Trade Show April 12. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Some shiny models were on show at a dealer display at the Ponoka Trade Show April 12 and 13. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Annayah Haakonson, 13, and Deonna Haakonson sell Pink Zebra products, pet and child friendly parafin wax melts in market square at the Ponoka Trade Show April 12. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Market square from above April 12. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Petland was on hand with some birds and reptiles, descendants of their prehistoric ancestors, the dinosaurs at the Ponoka Trade Show April 13. Photo by Emily Jaycox

The kinderdance Four group from Got2Dance strike a pose to “Magic Tutu” April 13 at the Ponoka Trade Show. They are (not as pictured): Brienna Cornelseen, Grace Sayer and Paizley-Ann Schultz Photo by Emily Jaycox

The dancers and other children swarm “Dino,” ( inside the suit is Eric Dahl) and “Dr. Whifield Locke” (Rob Simmons), visitors from the Tyrell Dinosaur Museum in Drumheller. Photo by Emily Jaycox

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