Overwaitea tour visits city

The Overwaitea Food Group’s Travelling Road Show rolls into Save On Foods Tuesday

Residents of Vernon are in for a treat as the Overwaitea Food Group’s Travelling Road Show rolls into town Tuesday.

And it’s bringing the company’s 100 years of history with it.

Save On Foods, in the Village Green Centre, celebrates the centennial, with the road show Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot.

“It’s touring around to different communities,” said Jim Tennant, Vernon Save On Foods manager.

“There’s an old car and an interactive display going back to 1915 from when we started,” said Tennant.

The display will tell the main story of the company within a history timeline, supplemented by fun facts and “Did you know?” features. Visitors will move through a series of information graphics and historical artifact museum displays mixed with high-tech engagement.

The exhibit area showcases Overwaitea Food Group’s retail innovations, the best and latest in technology, and the economic impact that the retailer has had in the communities it has served over the past 100 years.

“There will be spin the wheel and Saputo is here handing out chocolate milk,” said Tennant.

One of the main features of the road show also includes the storefront and antique car photo opportunity where visitors can gather in front of the 1915 Model T, which is positioned in front of a replica of the original 100-year-old Overwaitea storefront.