If you’re planning to be in or around Woodbridge, ON June 4th, there is a new mompreneur expo you should consider checking out. Organized by Patricia Curto and Ilona DiCaro, the Mompreneur Showcase gives mompreneurs an opportunity to show off their products and services, reports YorkRegion.

Vaughan residents will get the first crack at reserving a spot but after three hours, registration is open to all mompreneurs in the Greater Toronto Area.

There is space available for five companies per category but each company is only allowed one spot so there will not, for example, be two Avon sales people at the showcase, Ms DiCaro explained.

While booths at bigger shows can come with price tags around $1,000 or $1,500, the organizers of the Vaughan event are aiming to keep it affordable so spots at the local show cost either $185 or $250 depending on the package you choose.

The showcase takes place at Al Palladini Community Centre Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the organizers are currently seeking 130 to 160 mothers with home-based or small businesses who want to take part.

If you’re interested, registration opens Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. at www.vaughanmompreneurs.com and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Their aim is to create a family friendly event featuring free gift bags to the first 250 visitors, gourmet food sampling, demonstrations, job opportunities as well as thousands of dollars in giveaways such as an iPad, a spa package, a one-year membership to Curves and a set of tires. There will also be entertainment including a DJ, clowns, a magician and face painting.

Their goal is to attract about 2,000 people to the event.

Admission will be free with a donation of $2, the proceeds of which will be split equally between Autism Speaks Canada and Perinatal Bereavement Services Ontario, a support group for parents who have lost a child during pregnancy or after birth.

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