Chemainus celebration set for Saturday

Community invited to share everything it has to offer with each other

The Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce’s first ‘Our Chemainus – A Celebration’ is Saturday at the Sawmill Taphouse and Grill Event Centre in Chemainus Village Square.

“The response to this concept has been amazing,” noted Roy Summerhayes, second vice president of the Chamber of Commerce. “We have over 30 exhibitors.

“Chemainus has so much to offer residents, businesses and organizations,” he added.

And that’s the idea behind this first-time event is for Chemainus to celebrate itself as a great place to live, work and play. It’s a totally different concept from the predominantly tourist-oriented public events that dominate much of the year.

The doors at the Sawmill meeting room open at 8:30 a.m. for exhibitors and at 10 a.m. for the public, with the event running until 2 p.m.

Exhibitors will have a variety of table sizes to not just show their wares, but to sell them as well with on-site sales encouraged.

Summerhayes reinforced bringing your smiles and having fun should be the foremost part of the celebration.

The Chamber is looking forward to a good turnout from the community.

“With your continued support I am sure we will learn a lot from this inaugural show that we can use to make next year’s even better,” added Summerhayes.

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