Great Day at Sustain Algoma Expo

Nottingham North Archery booth is always a hit with kids who want to try shooting a bow.
Nottingham North Archery booth is always a hit with kids who want to try shooting a bow.

The Sustain Algoma Expo drew a good crowd out to the festivities happening on Saturday, at the Johnson Township Community Centre.

The Current participated in the expo and we'd like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth, gave us some valuable feedback, and entered our draw. Congratulations to Dave Ratz of Huron Shores, who was the lucky winner of our Local Goodies giveaway.

Heidi Werner from Healthy Kids (NCHKCC) gets kids gardening.
Heidi Werner from Healthy Kids (NCHKCC) gets kids gardening.

Heidi Werner of the North Channel Healthy Kids Community Challenge was busy doing a little gardening with kids at the expo. Teaching them how they can get out and active in the garden this summer, and sending them home with what they planted.

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha visits Youth Algoma Poultry (YAPA) Booth.
Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha visits Youth Algoma Poultry (YAPA) Booth.

MPP Michael Mantha was making the rounds on Saturday. We caught up with him at the YAPA (Youth Algoma Poultry Association) display, posing with a banty rooster named Candy Cane.

Under the pavilion outdoors, and in the arena lobby, it was opening day for the Johnson Farmers' Market.

There were a couple of new vendors Under the Tent on Saturday, where different vendors will be featured each Saturday throughout the summer. This is a way for new vendors to get a feel for selling at the Farmers' Market, without having to commit to the entire season.

Anipich Rocks Puddingstone Studio Under the Tent.
Anipich Rocks Puddingstone Studio Under the Tent.
North Channel Heating & Air Conditioning new at expo this year.
North Channel Heating & Air Conditioning new at expo this year.

The Kensington Conservancy, Clean North, Central Algoma Freshwater Coalition, Early Detection & Rapid Response Network, Johnson Farmers' Market, and the St. Marys River Remedial Action Plan were hosts of the 2018 Sustain Algoma Expo.