The 25th Estevan Business Showcase ran this weekend and by all accounts, it was a great event.
"Around 1,700 people went through Showcase," shared Art Beselt, Chair of the Showcase, "and the response to the Food Drive, I think was very good. It was a good show."
This year saw a few changes, instead of charging an admission fee, the public was asked to bring donations to the Food Bank. The venue moved to the Curling Rink and it was also cut down to a two-day event, something that resonated with the vendors.
"Actually they were quite happy with it only being two days and they were certainly happy there was a donation to Food Bank and the Salvation Army. There were a lot of positive responses from the vendors. The vendors were very happy."
The vendors and the public were also happy with the change of venue to the Curling Rink.
"It wasn't cold so it was comfortable for the vendors as well."
This was the last year that the Estevan Chamber of Commerce will be involved with the Showcase. Moving forward, the Estevan Lions and Rotary Clubs will be organizing the event.
Beselt is currently adding up the totals going to the Salvation Army. Stay tuned to Discover Estevan for those totals.