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Catch the Family Expo at the Cornwall Civic Complex

By Kevin Lajoie
October 17, 2012

Family Expo Cornwall 2012Cornwall Ontario - Calling all families with young children - the fifth annual Family Expo is set to take place on October 19th and 20th at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

A wide variety of products, services and resources will be available for families during the two-day event, and roughly 30 exhibitors will be on hand to offer parents choices in toys, clothes, supplies, child care services, RESPs and more.

The expo runs from 10 am until 6 pm on Friday, October 19th and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 20th. Other activities include face painting, a car seat clinic, a Mega Block Play Centre, and the Freddie the Bear picture booth.

"There is something for every member of the family," said Cathy Ashby, Ontario Early Years Centre Manager. "This free event offers a balance of family services, shopping opportunities and entertainment for the whole family."

Friday sees a full day schedule highlighted by a performance by Clown Frisotine, art and music demos by Le Tot Spot & Little Shop. Hip Kids Consignment Sales and a Marketplace will be available for early holiday shopping.

On Saturday, The MasoniCh.I.P Ontario will be offering the most comprehensive digital fingerprinting child identification system available from 11 am to 3 pm.

Children's entertainers Vogel Joy will perform at three separate times on Saturday, and are sure to captivate young audiences with their fun filled high energy children’s concerts.

Sears will sponsor the fashion show on Saturday afternoon.

The Family Expo has quickly grown to become a can't-miss event for local families.

"This is our fifth year providing this event. It started as the 'Baby Show' and grew into the Family Expo," said Laurie Legue, Program Supervisor with the Ontario Early Years Centre. "I’m really excited about this year’s event. The masoniCh.I.P is back and we have a great line up of activities."

Participating vendors include:

  • Avon
  • Bouncing Beans
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie
  • City Of Cornwall
  • Claude Lebrun
  • Cornwall Public Library
  • L’Équipe Psycho-sociale
  • Family Now
  • Glow Maternity
  • Herbal Magic
  • Hip Kids
  • Knowledge First
  • Le Tot Spot & Little Shop
  • Lia Sophia
  • Maison Interlude
  • MasoniCh.I.P
  • Mary Kay
  • Moment Us Photography
  • Ontario Early Years Centre
  • Partir d’un bon pas
  • S&M Makes
  • Sears
  • State Farm Insurance - Jason Gadbois, Agent
  • Sun Life
  • Sunset Gourmet
  • Pretty Little Monkey
  • Welcome Wagon
  • Young Living

The event is presented by the Ontario Early Years Centre of SD&G, the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie and Hip Kids.

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