Thank you to everyone who made it out to our Recreation Northwest EXPO on Saturday, February 23 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal.
For the sixth year in a row, Recreation Northwest presented a free EXPO full of fun for the whole family, bringing together northwest Apparel and Gear Manufacturers, Retailers, Outfitters, Outdoor Media, Activity Clubs, Stewardship Organizations and representatives from your favorite local recreation events and races.
More than 60 exhibitors showed up to connect with leaders in the outdoor recreation community and the general public. With their information, gear and guidance, we hope everyone left with leads on how they can explore new adventures.
Thank you to our exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, staff, board and the public for coming out to make this day great!
Please send your love to these EXPO Sponsors. We couldn’t bring this community together without their continued support.
We gave away more than 20 outdoor-themed door prizes and everyone who attended had a chance to win. Individual booths also had games, raffles and swag for visitors. Many tried the ring toss at the Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures booth.
There were demonstrations at many individual booths, including Fly Tying and casting with Fourth Corner Fly Fishers. Both kids and the young at heart enjoyed a range of crafts, color books and activities throughout the day. There was a little something for literally every age at the EXPO.
We also handed out hundreds of Recreation Northwest stickers and sold some swag. We still have some left so get in touch with our office to purchase your Recreation Northwest hat or Last Bag.
For more photos, check out and follow our Facebook page where we’ve posted an album of EXPO photos by Tyson geBauer.
The EXPO is annual so if you missed it, plan to attend, become a sponsor and/or exhibitor next year. Get in touch now to be added to our mailing list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked In so you’ll be the first to hear.
The EXPO is the perfect place to explore Washington’s outdoor recreation opportunities to find new ways to get outside and play.
And don’t forget to join us at one of our upcoming events including Sunday, April 28, 2019 for Whatcom Parkscriptions Day.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.
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