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FYI Show, RBG, Big Band combine for a day of hits in Burlington

Zabell Hearing and Siemens Hearing Instruments teamed up to offer advice on dealing with hearing loss. From left, Mitch Lovelock, Zabell; Kathy Gross and Kate Minnes, both from Siemens; and Andrea Sloan, Zabell.
Thanks for coming to the FYI Show, Mark Collins, sales and business development manager for Cross Canada Travel.
Show sponsors Boost offered stacks of bottles of their invigorating product. Greeting guests were Cathy Sobocan, Debgorah Kanfer and Christine Ridout.
Investors Group financial consultant Erik Ounpuu from the North Service Road, Oakville office offered insights on money.
Sarah Markle of long time FYI supporters ListenUP! Canada was kept busy answering questions. Don Wall photos
The crew from Sarnia Lambton Marlene Wood, general manager of Tourism Sarnia Lambton; Ted Zatylny, project leader for the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership; and consultant Lynden Evers of Pro Motion Ads
Representing Cando Rail Services were Steve Gallagher, Ontario Rail Operations Manager, and Amanda Briggs, pictured here. Don Wall photos
Always with a smile, it’s Laura Cockett, sales and marketing manager for Birnie Electric of Mississauga.
Big Band
Appreciative audience
Clarinet solo
Toronto All Star Big Band May 6
Good Show
Team player, Big Band
Trumpet solo
Toronto All Star Big Band May 6. Don Wall photos
Keyboard concentration
Toronto All Star Big Band
Big crowd, Toronto All Star Big Band May 6. Don Wall photos
Toronto All Star Big Band May 6.
Toronto All Star Big Band. Don Wall photos
Waiting in the wings
Crowd pleaser
Face in the crowd
May 07, 2012 - 8 comments

What’s this – crowd-control issues at an FYI Show? Okay, that's an exaggeration but as FYI sales rep Nancy Gibson explains, there was definitely an enthusiastic lineup of guests waiting for the doors to open at 10 a.m. sharp on Sunday, May 6 as FYI hosted its annual spring lifestyle show at the Royal Botanical Gardens on Plains Road in Burlington.

A mild and sunny day, free access to the RBG and plenty of attractions and great entertainment at the show led to throngs of folks eager to get into the show. “A few people were even trying to go around and get in early,” Gibson chuckled. And once the doors opened, it was elbow to elbow as the guests inundated the exhibitors. Not that anyone minded. “It’s been busy,” said Mitch Lovelock from the Hamilton operations of Zabell Hearing. Zabell teamed up with Siemens Hearing Instruments offering a total of four reps at their booth; also on hand were Kathy Gross and Kate Minnes from Siemens and Andrea Sloan of Zabell.

By 1 p.m., attention turned to the atrium at the RBG where 22 members of the Toronto All Star Big Band held court. Crowds filled the atrium and found other nooks including a second-floor gallery to catch the popular youth band.

Vocallist Michael Keyes rounded out the entertainment with a well-appreciated performance at 3.

“It’s been a great day,” FYI sales manager Kathleen Jackson beamed.

Here are clips of the Toronto All Star Big Band in concert yesterday.





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