With the ribbon cut, the 2019 South Dundas Chamber of Commerce Spring Home & Trade Show was officially opened early in the evening on April 26. Pictured, from the left, event organizer Joy Harbers, SD deputy mayor Kirsten Gardner, emcee Tom Morrow, SD Mayor Steven Byvelds and SD councillor Donald Lewis. Thompson Goddard photo
MORRISBURG – South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds cut the ribbon shortly after 6 p.m. on April 26 officially opening the 2019 South Dundas Chamber of Commerce Spring Home & Trade Show. The event was held in the Morrisburg Arena on April 26 and 27.
The successful event was organized by Joy Harbers and Kathy Moger from the SD Chamber of Commerce, with Harbers commenting prior to the opening ceremonies that there were close to 65 exhibitors at the sold-out event.
She explained there were community organizations and local businesses that were available to provide information on their products or perhaps try a sample, as well as demonstrations and workshops from local businesses scheduled throughout the two-day event.
As members of the Seaway Valley Singers prepared to sing O’Canada, SDSG MPP Jim McDonell commented how events such as these provide an opportunity for people to see the local businesses and expressed how community volunteers work together to make things happen.
Mayor of South Dundas, Steven Byvelds, commented that the Home & Trade Show “showcases what South Dundas has to offer,” with deputy mayor Kirsten Gardner mentioning the fantastic job done by organizers in providing a community event where businesses can showcase their services.
As the opening ceremonies concluded, visitors to the event could be seen slowly strolling around the Morrisburg Arena in search of information or perhaps stopping for a bite to eat at one of the food booths. It is, as MPP McDonell commented, great to see local businesses showcased at events like this one.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.