The Spring West Coast Women’s Show opened its doors this afternoon, kicking off a weekend of shopping, entertainment, and wellness at the PNE Forum in Vancouver. Open tonight until 9:00pm, tomorrow from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, there are over 200 exhibitors and a full main stage lineup of speakers and performers.
It took me about 45 minutes to do a full lap today, winding betweens row and rows of exhibitors, and I was going at a pretty breakneck pace just to get my bearings. Slowing things down, I did a few more laps, taking time to try samples (fudge, salsa, curry, pepperoni, beer, wine, you name it) and talk to some of the booth keepers.
A crowd gathered in front of Beads to Bling to learn about making their own jewellery, HealthLink BC gave me a sticker and a magnet promoting their 8-1-1 nurse on call service, Skinnygrape set up next to the Hall of Flame firefighters, and Stella & Dot had a steady stream of traffic checking out their accessories. Dead Sea Products & Hair Straighteners almost wrangled me in for a product demo but I couldn’t stop as I’m on the job today, fulfilling my duties as the show’s Social Media Sponsor. However I did pause to take a few photos of the adorable display from Western Sage Honey.
Coming up this evening the main stage lights up with Samira–Truly Tina at 6:00pm and the Spring Into Style Fashion Show at 6:30pm following by the Calendar Fightfighters Fashion Show at 7:15pm. It all starts up again tomorrow morning with Truly Tina returning to the stage and Ellen’s DJ Tony Okungbowa taking the spotlight at 2:00pm and staying there throughout the fashion show that follows at 2:30pm. DJ Tony will also stick around for an autograph session at 3:15pm. Come by Sunday to see Joshua Morrow from The Young and the Restless at 1:00pm.
I’m off to check out more of the show before author Chantel Wilson takes the stage but follow along on Twitter @WCWomensShow all weekend long. There are plenty of prizes to be won and draws to be entered on-site as well.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors ($7 on Friday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm), $8 for youth (13 to 17), $4 for children (6 to 12), and children 5 and under are free. Ticket prices include HST. Ticket sales are cash only at the gate at PNE. You can save $2 on an adult pass for any day of the show at your local London Drugs. You can also print a $2 off coupon for Friday only, between 1:00pm and 5:00pm.
Miss604.com is the official Social Media Sponsor of the 2013 Spring West Coast Women’s Show.