What a day was had on Monday, 29 September at Age Concern Canterbury's EXPO! Throngs of people were at Papanui High School shortly after 9.30am and the crowds lasted well into the afternoon. Food samples, exhibits, demonstrations and entertainment made the day a great success and kept the crowd animated. The 130 exhibitors, all with products or services specifically for older people, focused their energy on the needs of the public and must be the largest group of exhibitors ever bought together in Christchurch with older people's interests at heart.
Thank you to the exhibitors for their contribution on the day. The public went home well armed with helpful information and products.
A huge thank you to the touch rugby teams from Papanui High School and their Staff for help throughout the day and with the set-up and clean-up. It was a real team effort from everyone.
Yvonne Palmer, the Organising Co-ordinator from Age Concern Canterbury, was thrilled with the turnout. "The day just flowed and the wide range of exhibits and first time visitors made it a very special day," she said.
Sponsors, who made it possible for us to host the event, advertise and provide prizes were:
More Mobility, Christchurch City Council, Driving Miss Daisy, Royal Furniture, KiwiRail, Senior Chef, Hellers, Kiwi Income Property Trust Northlands, Paperplus Northlands, Frozen Fresh, Wilsons Pharmacy, Peter Rabbits Patch, Countdown, Diabetes Christchurch Inc., Health Promotion Agency, WET&FORGET, Christchurch Casino, Expresso Carwash Cafe and Airpark Canterbury.
The event has gone from strength to strength. Mark it on your calender now for next year!