Hay River Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Tradeshow 2015

Posted 2015-05-27
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Arctic Energy Alliance’s (AEA’s) South Slave Office staff, Tom Gross and Louise Schumann,  manned AEA’s colorful booth at the Hay River Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Tradeshow.

This one day event was held on Saturday May 23rd at the Royal Canadian Legion. The Hay River Chamber of Commerce decided to try something a little different this year by holding this tradeshow in the Spring with intentions of still holding another tradeshow in the Fall along with the Fall Fair.

Above is Tom all set up waiting to greet folks.

Tom and Louise enjoyed taking this opportunity to introduce the new Hay River Office that opened in October 2014 to those who weren’t aware of AEA’s physical presence in the South Slave, and to engage people in conversations about energy use and conservation. The awesome draws that AEA had at the table enticed many to also come and look at all the great information that was provided about what AEA has to offer in rebates and general information on energy conservation, use and alternate forms of energy. The Energy Savings Quiz challenged the booth visitors to test their energy knowledge, while the cool energy efficient gadgets and LED light bulbs got people thinking about alternatives to what they use in their everyday lives. Tom also had a chance to talk to individuals about the potential of geothermal heating systems, solar PV systems, and other technical topics.

Out of the 63 entries in the EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluation draw the winner was Jill Belanger.

Above is Louise presenting Jill with her winnings.



The winner of the Children’s D.Y.I Eco House Kit demonstrating solar and wind power was Wyatt Storvold, shown in picture to the right.
There were 70 entries in this draw.









Out of the 66 entries for the Pallet of Pellets, the lucky winner was Chuck Carson, who informs us that this prize will definitely come in handy for him and his family as they have two pellet stoves in their home.

To the left is a picture of Louise and Chuck with Mike Wilgosh, the Manager of the Hay River Home Building Center, who generously discounted the pellets for AEA for this cause.