The Yellowknife Spring Trade Show returns this weekend

After a two-year hiatus, the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Spring Trade Show is back this weekend.

For two days, 110 vendors will set up shop in three rooms of the Multiplex.

“This is an opportunity for businesses in Yellowknife to showcase what they offer in terms of services and goods,” said Melissa Syer, executive director of the chamber. “The community hall (DND gymnasium) has small home businesses or non-profit organizations. The main arena is where the largest stands are located. And then the food court and bigger “toys” (snowmobiles, sometimes a few boats) in another room.

Community associations, such as the Yellowknife Rotary Club, will use the event to connect with current and potential members.

“After two years of being almost completely outside the community, this weekend’s show is truly an incredible opportunity for service clubs like ours to reconnect with the people we serve,” said James O’Connor. , director of public relations for the Rotary Club. . “Groups like ours thrive on the energy and ideas found in face-to-face meetings. We’ve kept the group together through Zoom meetings – on-site, really – but now it’s time to get back to work and let people know what the club is all about and talk about some of the big projects we’re doing. have in progress.

The show will be held on Saturday May 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In 2019, the last year of the show, more than 5,000 people passed through the doors.

“We anticipate things might not be as busy this year as people are still managing their own levels of risk and comfort around Covid-19,” said Syer, who added that masks are not mandatory. “There are no Covid restrictions in place and the event is in line with current policies in place at City facilities.”

Admission is $5 per person or $20 for the family and free for children under three.

“We know a lot of people are very keen to get out there and support the community, so we’re hoping and planning for a great weekend,” Syer said.

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