Fair puts focus on women

An event tailored to pampering women arrives at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre this weekend.

An event tailored to pampering women arrives at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre this weekend.

The Ultimate Women’s Fair and Shopping Weekend features a huge vendor selection of over 100 participants from the Okanagan, B.C. and Alberta. Product categories include clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, spas, hair salons, kids products, candles, home decor and more including hourly draws and door prizes. Attendees will experience aisles each with their own concepts including pampering service, fitness and health and shop till you drop.

Event organizers have selected a Peachland mother, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, as a recipient for the charity raffle. Items donated from businesses will be raffled at the weekend event and, along with partial admission proceeds, the money will be given to the woman.

One of the highlights of the weekend is the It’s Raining Men fashion show on Saturday at 2 p.m. Models, who include former hockey players, will be dressed by Coconut Joe’s Clothing from Westbank. Also on Saturday, a Zumba demo will take place a noon, bra fitting seminar at 1 p.m., burn survivor and motivational speaker Lynda Fraser will speak at 3:30 p.m. and the Silverado Singers perform at 4:15 p.m. On Sunday Spiritual Unleashed with Lisa takes place at 11 a.m., wardrobe wisdom fashion feng shui seminar takes place at noon and natural vision improvement with Joy seminar at 1:30 p.m.

The women’s fair runs Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3.