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Saturday’s Home & Garden Expo – make it a family affair

Saturday’s Home & Garden Expo – make it a family affair

Gwyntie van Tuyl Weswick, President of the Coast Community Builders Association (CCBA), invites the entire Sunshine Coast to enjoy a fun filled Home & Garden Expo on Saturday June 10th at the Gibsons Area & Community Centre.  Through collaboration between the CCBA and event coordinator Cindy Richard, we anticipate another record year of attendance – likely more than 2,000 attendees. The Expo hours are from 10 am until 4 pm – featuring sponsors, exhibitors, CCBA talks, food vendors, and many in-booth displays – activities for the entire family.

New to the show this year we are introducing a Lego Build competition for all ages and business, and CCBA Talks – a pilot program of local discussions for the entire community. Entry to the show will be ‘by donation’ with proceeds benefitting the CCBA High School Trades Bursary, developed for students to further educate themselves in the trades industries, design or community development.

This year’s show features fabulous prizes – a $5000 Solar package Grand-Prize, a $2,800 granite farmhouse sink with stainless steel faucet, two locally-made Adirondack chairs valued at $1,000 and a $500 gift certificate towards a rainwater harvesting system – as well as more in-booth draw prizes! The theme of the show is ‘Life Re-Imagined, Coastal Style’ and there will be many home solutions to enhance your life-style. There is a huge arrange of innovative exhibitors and we are sure you will be blown away by the diversity on offer.

We are grateful to our presenting Sponsor – Sunshine Coast Credit Union. This year’s sponsors include Olson Electric & its solar division APS- Alternative Power Systems, Coast Builders RONA, AJ Pumps & Water Management, TCG Chartered Professional Accountants, Fortis BC, Town of Gibsons, BC First Aid, Coast Cable, Royal LePage Sussex, London Drugs Gibsons, Trail Bay Source for Sports, and the Local Weekly newspaper. We also appreciate the many volunteers, without whom we wouldn’t have the amazing show we have lined up for this year!

The CCBA is a diverse group of builders, land developers and industry-related business owners who live and work on the Sunshine Coast. The purpose of the CCBA is to promote effective, green, sustainable approaches to land development and to be the sector voice for building development, foster effective government/citizen’s communication, and to facilitate industry training and opportunities in construction and related fields.

The founding principal of the CCBA is the belief that we can keep our rural roots and grow our community into the future – responsibly, respectfully, sustainably – ensuring future generations can enjoy the lifestyle we have today.

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