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Thousands attend 18th annual Penticton home show

Robert LaRush of Perfect Turf demonstrates on his putting green at the Canadian Home Builders' Association South Okanagan 18th annual Home and Renovation Show.
Image Credit: Shannon Quesnel
February 02, 2013 - 7:32 PM

People walked into the 18th annual Penticton Home and Renovation Show empty-handed Saturday but many left with bags of merchandise, business cards and brochures from vendors.

This year's Canadian Home Builders' Association show at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre included everything from lawn care services to hardwood floor installers and TV salespersons and vacuum demonstrations. It was packed with 160 displays by retailers and service companies from Penticton, Vernon, Kelowna and elsewhere, while outside, in the main foyer, several charitable groups sold raffle tickets.

Association employee Rhonda Williams says foot traffic was steady all day at the event. Last year, the event saw 4,000 people walk in through the front doors. The home show also runs on Sunday and the entry fee is $4 for an adult.

This two-day event is a fundraiser for the association, which holds construction courses for professional home builders to upgrade their skills.

The ThunderHead shower was a bit of a hit at the Canadian Home Builders' Association South Okanagan 18th annual Home and Renovation Show on Saturday. Company rep James Eaton shows off the unit to prospective buyers Al Rycroft and Betty Rycroft of Penticton.
The ThunderHead shower was a bit of a hit at the Canadian Home Builders' Association South Okanagan 18th annual Home and Renovation Show on Saturday. Company rep James Eaton shows off the unit to prospective buyers Al Rycroft and Betty Rycroft of Penticton.
Image Credit: Shannon Quesnel

Donna Mitansky of Penticton watches Jessica Pleysier vacuum up a combination of wood chips and glitter at the Canadian Home Builders' Association South Okanagan 18th annual Home and Renovation Show. Mitansky soon bought herself one of the units.
Donna Mitansky of Penticton watches Jessica Pleysier vacuum up a combination of wood chips and glitter at the Canadian Home Builders' Association South Okanagan 18th annual Home and Renovation Show. Mitansky soon bought herself one of the units.
Image Credit: Shannon Quesnel
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