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Expo in downtown Truro showcases community


TRURO – Chester Sabine likes to know about his community and was pleased to find lots of information about local products and services at a senior’s expo.

Sabine was one of about 500 people to stop by the Best Western Plus Glengarry conference centre on Thursday to meet exhibitors.

“It’s a good opportunity for people to look around and learn more about the items available in the community,” Sabine said about the expo hosted by the Downtown Truro Partnership.

The senior said it is also a good opportunity for business people to show their wares.

“Lots of times we get into discussions where people wonder about what can be done or what is available and it is good to know.”

Exhibitors covered a wide range of topics from business services and products to health, recreation and nutrition information, along with community groups, volunteer opportunities, support organizations, and government departments.

Brad Reid, of MacQuarries Pharmasave Home Health Care Centre, was one of more than 50 exhibitors on site.

He said from a business standpoint, the expo is a great way to show people everything they have to offer.

“We (hear) it a lot that people don’t realize what MacQuarries Pharmasave Home Health Care offers to the public,” said Reid. “It also educates us to what the public we deal with what they want or need that we may not have.”

Grace Murray, marketing and promotions co-ordinator for the Downtown Truro Partnership, said their main goal hosting the expo is to connect seniors with information, products and services in their community.

“They (seniors) are a very important part of our community,” she said.

She added there was an increase in exhibits this year over last year’s event and feels the expo it is a great way to showcase the many resources found in this area.

As visiting seniors left the expo many participated in an exit survey, which Murray said was garnering a great deal of positive feedback.

Karl MacKenzie was one of the hundreds of seniors taking in the event making his way around the conference and stopped to admire the exhibit by Hub Cycle.

“It’s very interesting,” MacKenzie said about the expo. “There is something for everybody.”

 

Sabine was one of about 500 people to stop by the Best Western Plus Glengarry conference centre on Thursday to meet exhibitors.

“It’s a good opportunity for people to look around and learn more about the items available in the community,” Sabine said about the expo hosted by the Downtown Truro Partnership.

The senior said it is also a good opportunity for business people to show their wares.

“Lots of times we get into discussions where people wonder about what can be done or what is available and it is good to know.”

Exhibitors covered a wide range of topics from business services and products to health, recreation and nutrition information, along with community groups, volunteer opportunities, support organizations, and government departments.

Brad Reid, of MacQuarries Pharmasave Home Health Care Centre, was one of more than 50 exhibitors on site.

He said from a business standpoint, the expo is a great way to show people everything they have to offer.

“We (hear) it a lot that people don’t realize what MacQuarries Pharmasave Home Health Care offers to the public,” said Reid. “It also educates us to what the public we deal with what they want or need that we may not have.”

Grace Murray, marketing and promotions co-ordinator for the Downtown Truro Partnership, said their main goal hosting the expo is to connect seniors with information, products and services in their community.

“They (seniors) are a very important part of our community,” she said.

She added there was an increase in exhibits this year over last year’s event and feels the expo it is a great way to showcase the many resources found in this area.

As visiting seniors left the expo many participated in an exit survey, which Murray said was garnering a great deal of positive feedback.

Karl MacKenzie was one of the hundreds of seniors taking in the event making his way around the conference and stopped to admire the exhibit by Hub Cycle.

“It’s very interesting,” MacKenzie said about the expo. “There is something for everybody.”

 

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