During the Airdrie Home and Lifestyle Show, hundreds of local vendors and professionals showed up to Genesis Place to show support for the community.  

Many family activities were set up for people to enjoy the show, ranging from stage shows to interactive exhibits. 

The stage at the Airdrie Home and Lifestyle Show held various information sessions such as keeping an organized life and tips for travelling on cruise ships. 

Two players from the Calgary Stampeders also went on stage for a Q&A. They also signed autographs and met with show-goers. 

A couple of Airdronians, Olly Postanin and Jacob Ardown from ‘On The Bench’ stood in front of a full crowd to talk about hockey. 

“We are from Airdrie, born and raised. We played for the Thunder so we have a lot of history out here so we came to show support for the community, check it out, say what's up to some fans and pick on some kids.” 

One of the vendors at the Airdrie Home and Lifestyle Show was a painting company who were looking to recruit new members for the summer. The exhibitor says the painting company was looking to hire younger people who are fit to lift heavy material. They are also open to hiring college students looking for part-time jobs over the summer or hiring someone for a more permanent setting. No previous experience was needed to sign up.  

However, there weren't just new opportunities offered for people looking to reroute their life, there were also a lot of new and interesting experiences for people looking for something fun to do.  

A vendor from Gummi Boutique, says they were at the Home and Lifestyle show to promote the opening of their new location in Airdrie. 

“We are at the Airdrie Home and Lifestyle Show today to celebrate the opening of our new location in Airdrie. So today we are offering snow cones and cotton candy,” says the vendor. 

The cotton candy-making process happened right before customer's eyes. They warm up a pan with a bowl in the centre. They fill the bowl with sugar and as the pan heats up, the sugar melts and is squeezed through tiny holes to make the thin sugar strings. They roll up the strings into a big fluff ball as the sugar is melting to make cotton candy.  

There was also the opportunity to learn about new technology for things that might improve your life at the Airdrie Home and Lifestyle Show. For example, homeowners were able to learn the importance of keeping house gutters clean.  

Leaf Filter was a vendor at the show who gave out information about leaf filter gutter protection. They had a display set up for by-passers to look at it.

At the DiscoverAirdrie and Air 106 table, the staff was excited to meet the community face-to-face as many of us started during COVID and didn't get the chance to shake any hands before.

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