This Saturday April 23, 2022 the Sustainability Fair Returns!

Dear Expanded SNG Family,

The ever popular and eco-friendly Sustainability Fair will take place this Saturday April 23 from 10am to 3pm. This will be the 13th Sustainability Fair since the fair began in 2008.

The event is to be held again at the North Grenville Municipal Centre Community Rooms and Arena. The Theatre will host presentations and workshops throughout the event.

In addition to the local and sustainable shopping options in the Market Hall, the Sustainability Presentations, and the Electric Vehicle show, the Fair is also an excellent opportunity to experience an earful of Local Music and a taste of Local Food. 

While you are enjoying the Sustainability Fair, you can also enjoy some locally sourced food, with a concession courtesy of Bruce Enloe and Nicole LeBlanc – former owners and chefs from the Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill (in association with Catered Affairs). Options include Bruce’s (famous?) central Texas-style hardwood smoked beef brisket, and feature locally sourced, natural, and organic ingredients, as well as vegetarian choices and beverages.

Musical performances kick off with Thrum’Mah (Mannie Giles) at 10 am, singing her heartfelt and heartstring-tugging original tunes. At 11:15, enjoy rhythm and boogie-woogie blues player, George Buys. After lunch, enjoy local legend, folk singer-songwriter, Arthur McGregor (12:30pm). And finally, stick around for the beautiful harmonies and mystical strings of Tripoly (Doug Hendry, Elizabeth McNally, and Glenna Hunter) to close the day (starting at 2 pm). The music can be found near the concession area in the main hall.

The usual space showcasing electric vehicles will be there, along with additional space this year for energy efficient home renovation information – specifically addressing the climate change issue.

Recently rising gas prices have people thinking about electric vehicles. Efforts are underway to make the EV show better than before, with local dealerships participating and new participation from local groups to enable test drives and rides in electric vehicles. Many owners will be there to answer questions. Come see if it makes sense for you and how much money you could save.  A dedicated section will showcase a variety of battery-powered yard equipment with a draw to win a battery-powered leaf blower.

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. 

As the event is being held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, it is expected that Fair participants and attendees will abide by any COVID-releated regulations in place at the venue on the day of the event.  Masks are encouraged.

On Friday, another email will follow with the timing for the presentations – so stay tuned!Watch the SNG Facebook page for the latest.

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