Palm Springs will host Canada Fest 2012, the first event of its kind in Palm Springs, to celebrate our special relationship with our Canadian neighbors. The other desert cities will join with us in welcoming Canadians and Californians at Canada Fest 2012, to be held on December 8-9, 2012 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Canada Fest will be both a celebration of our area’s close relationship with Canada and a big expression of our profound appreciation for their part in helping Palm Springs grow into the world class winter vacation destination it is today. After all, with so many Canadians choosing to buy Palm Springs real estate for their winter homes and many more visiting here from October through March, the valley’s population more than doubles in winter. This Canadian presence brings much vitality and energy to our desert cities.
Canada Fest is going to be a big deal! Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer and the mayors of Vancouver and Montreal will attend. There will be a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, hosted by one of our own mounted police officers, and we’ll have our own Politicos present including California Senator Barbara Boxer, and our local House Representative Mary Bono Mack. The event will offer a wide array of vendors, with more than 200 booths (including ours!), filling the Palm Springs Convention Center, and even spilling out into the courtyard and beyond. There will be food, music and entertainers, lots of prizes, fashion shows and furs, face painting for the children and much more. If you like pretty girls, you’ll enjoy being greeted at the door by Miss Universe Canada who represents all of the Provinces of Canada and Miss Greater Palm Springs who will represent our cities in the valley. Attendance is expected to be around 20,000 over the two day period, drawing attendees from throughout Southern California.
Yes, one of the booths at the Palm Springs Canada Fest will be our own Dick Sakowicz -RE/MAX Real Estate booth with lots of information on Palm Springs properties for sale. Frances and I will be there to greet you! So mark your calendar for the weekend of December 8 and 9, 2012, bring your friends and we’ll see you there! For more info, go to Canada Fest 2012.