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Throwback: Checking out Delta Fair

The merchant’s association planned to make the sale an annual event
Brighouse TV manager Lou Kohar demonstrates the fine-tuning mechanism on a Zenith television set. The store’s motto was they serviced what they sold. Delta Optimist file

Let’s head back to March 1972 when the stores in the Delta Fair shopping centre held a big sales event to attract people to the mall.

The promotion by the Delta Fair Merchants Association was called “Delta Fair Days” and featured all the trappings of a carnival with free food, prizes and musical entertainment.

The 25 members of the association joined forces with the new Datsun dealership across the street on 56th Avenue, with CKWX Radio also broadcasting live during the sale from March 16 to 18. There was also plenty of green on display as the event celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.

Some of the stores at the mall included Robinson’s, the Cavalier Shoppe, Big Scoop Restaurant, Matador Men’s Hairstylists, Brighouse TV & Stereo, The Walrus & The Carpenter Book Shop, Super-Valu and Card & Candle Carousel Emporium.