Community Expo raises funds for VJH

Bobs and Lolo will be performing at the Vernon Community Expo Saturday at Wesbild Centre. - Photo submitted
Bobs and Lolo will be performing at the Vernon Community Expo Saturday at Wesbild Centre.
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A new event to town is offering a one-stop shop into some of Vernon’s finest business offerings, all in support of the local hospital.

The Vernon Community Expo will fill the Wesbild Centre with an array of local businesses, plus a full stage of entertainment Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.

“There’s going to be a lot going on, it’s going to be a really fun event,” said Fiona Forshaw, event organizer with Durali Villa.

The event is free, but donations to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital are encouraged. Partial proceeds of the expo will be donated to the Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon, in support of the women’s and children’s health services unit at VJH.

“We wanted to put on a big charity event for the hospital,” said Forshaw. “And with it being new we know that’s in desperate need of funding.”

The family-friendly event includes a full line-up of entertainment including children’s entertainers Bobs and Lolo from Treehouse, City Dance, Ladies World, Pam Nease the sleep consultant, Dr. Shelby Entner from Okanagan Natural Medicine and Leif David the magician.

“He’s even going to be doing mingling magic,” said Forshaw.

The expo also offers a chance to check out some of the region’s businesses, both big and small.

“There will be everything from real estate agents to home-based businesses,” said Forshaw of the approximately 50 vendors taking part.

For more information, including the event schedule and participant list, visit


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