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The early reviews of the International Trade Centre at Evraz Place are good. Thousands of people are packing the $37 million facility for Canadian Western Agribition, ending this Saturday.
Larry Kennedy with Timeless Fence System says the new space is noticeably better.
“It’s a very comfortable environment. I know in the past walking through Agribition, there’s been some cold areas, drafty areas,” Kennedy said. “It’s a very comfortable, well-lit facility.”
This statement was echoed by several vendors through out the day, including vendor Don Rayburn, who pointed out how well insulated the building was compared to years past.
In the meantime, opening day attendance is up this year at Canadian Western Agribition.
Organizers estimate 10 thousand people passed through the gates on Monday, including school tours and CEO Chris Lane says he is pleased with the results.
“Well, so far I would say we’re pretty happy with it,” Lane said. “We’re still tabulating all the numbers. We need to add the numbers of school kids. But I would say we’re very happy with it and we are already ahead of where we were last year. Lot of show left to go, and I don’t want to make any promises, but so far, so good!”
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