The rainy weather on Saturday didn’t stop residents in Swift Current from venturing out to the Stockade to enjoy The Ladybug Tradeshow. 

The tradeshow, which has been a staple in the community for ten years, offered a wide variety of vendors for the bustling crowd, explained Jennifer Collinson, co-organizer of the event. 

“Lots of shoppers were walking out with bags in hand,” she stated. “We had over 100 vendors there, a good variety, a little bit of something for everyone and the vendors, they always have a great day, and they always tell us they can't wait to return.” 

The largest home-based business and craft show in southwest Saskatchewan is home to vendors from all across the province, with some even making the trip from Alberta for the one-day shopping experience. 

“A lot of our vendors are local right to Swift Current or are within a small radius of Swift Current,” Collinson elaborated. “We have a few that come from a few other cities in the province, even from Alberta, like the Medicine Hat area. We have vendors that come from Saskatoon, Regina and Moose Jaw, and some of the other smaller communities around Swift Current, so, it's really grown, we've really got our name out there, and people really look forward to it.” 

Collinson added that because of the continuous positive response from the community, she and her sister, who is a co-organizer for the event, will continue to bring the beloved show back each year. 

“We're going to continue doing these shows just because we have such a positive response from the community and the vendors,” she explained. “The vendors really enjoy having a place to come to sell their wares where they can get together with all the other vendors and it's all in one place, it’s just worked really well for us over the years.” 

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