Kincardine Home and Garden Show a success
By Liz Dadson

Home & Garden

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Corinne Robertson-Brown (L), owner of J'Adorn, sports a fancy hat which is available at her store in downtown Kincardine. Joining her at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show booth is Vanessa LeBlanc

Andrew Dancsak of West Shore Stone and Brick, demonstrates the SureTouch system of assembling a brick wall, at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show May 12-13 at the Davidson Centre

Jackson Alers, 11, of Kincardine chills out in a hot tub at the Home and Garden Show

By all accounts, the Kincardine Home and Garden Show, hosted by the Kincardine Skating Club, was a success, on Mother's Day weekend, May 12-13.

While the event got off to a slow start on Saturday, traffic picked up on Sunday and there was plenty of interest in the various demonstrations.

The show had about 50 vendors, including everything from building your home to decorating it, from landscaping your property to creating your own outdoor space.

This year's event was somewhat smaller than in recent years. It was held on the Davidson Centre arena floor only, not utilizing the Kincardine Hall, the pool viewing area or the meeting room at the top of the ramp.

Event chairperson Susan Brissette said the space was re-worked and there was no stage this year for the demonstrations which were conducted at each vendor's booth.

"We have a lot of new vendors this year," said Brissette, at the VIP hospitality event Friday night, May 11. "The KDSS (Kincardine District Secondary School) Kinetic Knights laid out the arena floor space for the vendors and that helped us out a lot."

The VIP hospitality food was provided by Sobeys and was for the sponsors and vendors to enjoy before the show began Saturday.

The Home and Garden Show is the main annual fund-raising event for the skating club. All proceeds go to support the activities of the club which provides qualified coaches and implements Skate Canada's programs and standards.

Claire Byle of Tiverton checks out the Heritage Kincardine display

Paige McLelland (L), 10, of Kincardine decides which Geng pearls to purchase at the booth run by Cheryl Geng and Terence Chow of Toronto

Displaying the KDSS Kinetic Knights robot are Team 781 members Mickey Collins (L), Aayushi Joshi, Gregory Reid, Tawny Robinson and Bradley  Reid

Marie Wilson of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) holds up a package of material that explains Ontario Power Generation's Deep Geologic Repository for low-level and intermediate-level waste, proposed for the Bruce Nuclear site. The project is now at the public commenting stage

Sponsors and vendors enjoy trays of food at the VIP hospitality table, provided by Sobeys, Friday night

Brianna Clifford (L), 7, and Aubrey Alers, 8, both of Kincardine, sit on a garden bench at the Folmer's Landscaping display

Alicia West (L) and Chris Richards of Sleepers Bed Gallery relax on a bunk bed at their booth

Organizers of the Home and Garden Show are registrar Jay Alers (L), chairperson Susan Brissette, treasurer Krista Clifford, Skate Canada coach Lorilee Nelson, and volunteer co-ordinator Mary Ritter

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