Central Alberta’s first Family Expo to take place this weekend

Red Deer and Central Alberta’s own new, fun-filled trade show and expo for businesses and families will be showcased at this year’s Family Expo set to take place next weekend.

The focus of the show will be on families and will be held at Westerner Park on May 14 and 15.

“It is sure to be a highlight for every member of the family with exhibits and activities for all to enjoy while spending time together,” said Pat Moore, partner with the Central Alberta Family Expo. “Central Alberta businesses will have a wonderful opportunity to meet with and share their knowledge and products with entire families.”

There will be many attractions at this show that will entice moms, dads, children and grandparents to come and take part in this fun family event.

Olivia the pig from Treehouse TV show will excite the little ones, give hugs, sign autographs and pose for pictures with the children. The live entertainment stage will feature local entertainers, dancers, magicians, presentations, children’s fashion shows and more. A petting zoo and an inflatable bouncer and face painting will take place under the ‘Big Top’. Sophia Models International will also be holding a model search on stage Sunday for children from five to 16 years.

Central Alberta Family Expo will support the Red Deer Children’s Services Centre with a presence at the Family Expo and a contribution from the show proceeds. The Children’s Services Centre is a child development and community resource, assisting children with special needs to reach their full potential.

The show will also provide an opportunity for Central Albertans to recycle expired infant and children’s car seats. Kidseat Recyclers will be on location and accepting car seats with a $7 recycle fee. They are the first recycling company in Alberta that will ensure children’s old car seat won’t take up space in our landfills.

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 14 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 15 at the Parkland Pavilion at Westerner Park.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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