Kincardine Skating Club
hosts small but successful
Home and Garden Show

By Mary Ritter

Home & Garden

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Kevin McFadden of the Grand Bend Sweet Shoppe welcomes everyone with a sweet tooth to check out the goodies available at his booth at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show at the Davidson Centre on the weekend
photos by Liz Dadson

Promoting the annual Kincardine Relay for Life, set for Aug. 15-16 this year, are volunteers Paul Harding (L), Connie Mrkobrada, Lori Harding and Carol Collins,
during the Home and Garden Show

Dave Aubrey (L) and Sharon Aubrey of Quality Construction Services of Kincardine, get ready to chat with people about the company's custom-built homes, at the Home and Garden Show

Brad Warris (L) and Glen Smith of Georgian Bay Windows and Doors, discuss their product with visitors at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show

Gregory Dadson (L), Gregory Reid, Megan Quade, Jed Gonzales, Alex Pagnan, Kush Joshi, and, in front, Michael Strader, of the Kinetic Knights robotics team, help the Kincardine Skating Club with the layout of the Kincardine Home and Garden Show, Tuesday, April 22
photo by Mary Ritter

The Kincardine Skating Club had a small but successful Home and Garden Show on the weekend at the Davidson Centre. 

A variety of vendors and sponsors attended the show, and local and surrounding area companies booked several jobs and are following up on many positive leads.

Saturday morning was extremely busy, but Sunday remained slow due to the nice weather. In the end, admissions showed an overall increase in attendance to the delight of the organizers. All proceeds go to children’s Skate Canada skating programs in Kincardine.  

The amount raised was about $10,000 due to the successful raffle items donated by local businesses (collected by Connie Ross) and admissions.

The Kincardine Home and Garden Show has been organized by the Kincardine Skating Club since 1970. Almost 100 club members helped organize the event this year. It has been the club’s only major fund-raiser until recently. 

The high volume of Internet use, E-mail lists, and websites has impacted the business community and the Home & Garden Show. 

As a result, the club has decided to move forward with a new fund-raiser in combination with DOGLOVERSDAYS INC., Adopt-A-Pet Lucknow, Team 781 Kinetic Knights, Girl Guides of Kincardine, and the Kincardine and District Lions Club. 

Several other non-profit groups will be involved, as well as the pet food/supply industry, and local businesses sign on as sponsors.

The Kincardine Skating Club is pleased to announce DOGLOVERSDAYS INC. on June 21-22. DOGLOVERSDAYS INC. is the greatest two-day outdoor “dog” event in Canada. 

The best part is that you can “Bring Your Dog.” The events, all dog-related, include:

  • Ultimate Air Dogs, featuring dogs from all over North America - these dogs all compete to run and jump the farthest into 28,000 gallons of water
  • One of the best Agility Shows in Canada.
  • Best Dressed Dog Contests
  • Dogs that most resemble their owners contests
  • An exclusive “Woof and Roll” band performing the best DOG songs ever written

There will be numerous vendors, tons of food and much, much more. 

This is a non-alcoholic event, fun for the whole family! The Kincardine Skating Club is hoping this will become a family and animal lovers event for the future. 

Team 781 (the Kinetic Knights robotics team) and other volunteers will be going door-to-door to ask for donations.

In return, you may ask for as many tickets as you wish for your family! DOGLOVERSDAYS will also have admission by donation at the event.

Proceeds from the event are going to local charities. 

Corporate or business sponsor packages are available, from the Toy Poodle Package ($100) to the Shih Tzu Sponsorship Package ($250) to the Great Dane Sponsorship Package ($5,000) and any amounts in between!  

The Kincardine Skating Club would like to see the Home and Garden vendors return for this new event. The organizers, on behalf of the club, appreciate the surrounding business community, vendors, and members for their exceptional commitment to helping the club support children’s Skate Canada programs. 

The club anticipates that our community and local businesses will support this new event for the family and have fun too!

For sponsorship or booth rental, contact Mary Ritter, 519-396-3923 or E-mail n.ritter@bmts.com. For information about DOGLOVERSDAYS, check the website at:  www.dogloversdays.com or on Facebook click here  or on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/dogloversdays

Emily DeVargas (L) of Mind, Body and Soul Healing, gets a hug from her partner, Mark Gross, of DOGLOVERSDAYS, at the Home and Garden Show

Al Robertson of Kincardine bags up some kettle corn for the crowd at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show on the weekend  

Jean Johnson (R) of "Nature Lean Beef" from the Johnson Creek Ranch in Kincardine, serves a sample of the product to Ken Johnson of Kincardine at the Home and Garden Show on the weekend

Mary Ritter (L) of the Kincardine Skating Club, holds up a T-shirt for the Home and Garden Show, with club members Regan Carruthers and Ava Gratto, 7

Mikaela Hackett of Kincardine Girl Guides, sells Girl Guide cookies at the Home and Garden Show

Mary Ritter (L) of the Kincardine Skating Club, chats with Rick Rier of Huron Tractor at the Home and Garden Show

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