Best CR Expo weekend coming up!

The rainy days of April are almost done and the past longweekend featured at least a nice sunny Easter Friday to raise everyone’s spirits. Just in time for Expo weekend coming up in Clarence- Rockland. “We have the showcases that will inspire you,” said Anne Lizotte, coordinator for the 8th Annual Edition of the Clarence-Rockland Expo. “Spring is the time for renewal.” Sponsored through the Clarence-Rockland Chamber of Commerce, the CR Expo has become a major showcase event for both local and regional businesses on their spring schedule. Lizotte has been the mind behind the organization of the annual commercial expo since it began and she ticked off a list of several highlights for this year’s two-day spectacular, including one that should prove very popular with anyone fond of beer. “We have everything from cars to summer activities,” she said. “We’re also doing through the whole weekend a taste-and-vote for the best local beer.” The “Best Beer Here” popularity contest will feature four independent breweries in the Prescott- Russell region presenting a selection of their best brews for tasters to sample before casting their ballots. The samples cost $5 each and all of the proceeds go to Ovarian Cancer Canada to help support research on the early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Also as part of the community support aspect of the Expo, RONA is sponsoring an “upcycled furniture” silent auction. Two local companies will put up for bid a selection of some well-used pieces of furniture which have received new life with a spring makeover restoration and refurbishment. The pieces will all be on display for theweekend and after the final auction bid is collected, all the proceeds will go to Le Partage Bourget which assists the parish in supporting those in need. Other special entertainment featuresat this year’s Expo include a live-demo by Antoine Cantin, Rubik’s Cube champion of Clarence-Rockland, who holds several international titles now. He is fundraising towards an upcoming Latin America Rubik’s Cube competition, which will serve as a prelude for him to the 2017 International Rubik’s Cube Championship in Paris. L’Association des Artistes de Clarence-Rockland has a vernissage as part of this year’s CR Expo. Popular children’s entertainer Jojo performs, and for one lucky visitor to this year’s Expo, there is ballot draw for a shopping spreeworth $2,500 in total, with either one or several of the exhibitors at the show. The CR Expos is located in the arena area, foyer and parking lot area of the Canadian International Hockey Academy off of County Road 17 in Rockland. With more than 100 exhibitors confirmed this year, the CR Expo promises to be a very busy, very full, and very entertaining weekend.

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