Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rocky's 32nd Annual Trade Show

Non-profit organizations' stand at the Rocky Trade Show
Rocky Mountain House's 32nd Annual Trade Show was held in Rocky's twin Kootenay and Voyageur arenas from May 4 - 6. A total of 136 booths, plus open areas were set up on the concrete surfaces that are covered with ice for most of Canada's long winter season.

While only a fraction of the area's multitude of businesses and organizations had stalls in the show, they represented a very wide range of activities and interests. The show is put on by the Rocky Mountain House and District Chamber of Commerce to showcase what the area has to offer, to both locals and people from other places.

There is a debate going on in the Rocky district at this time about the economic future of the area as local hydrocarbon deposits are slowly and steadily depleted and shoppers migrate away from area businesses to larger centers with more big box stores. Somehow, local business people and area residents will have to find a way to deal with these structural changes in the local economy.
For more photos of stalls at the trade show, go to Alberta West Photos here

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