Trade Show

Cando 2018 Trade Show

The Trade Show for the 25th Cando Conference is presently sold-out!

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the Trade Show in case of cancellations, please contact Paul Macedo at or (780) 990-0303 x 236 for trade show registration information.

Trade Show and Artisan Show & Sale will be held at the River Cree Resort in Enoch, Alberta from October 22-25, 2018.

Trade Show Dates & Times:

October 22            7:00pm - 9:00pm (set up)
October 23 & 24    8:00am - 4:00pm
October 25            8:00am - 3:00 pm
                            3:00 pm (take down)


  • Exhibit space is assigned on the basis of the date the application and deposit are received and accepted.
  • Booth allocation will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Cando reserves the right to determine the final allocation of exhibit space.
  • Any booth not paid in full by September 15th may be re-assigned to an exhibitor on the waiting list.

All Exhibitor packages include:

  • Two (2) conference delegate passes
  • Two (2) tickets to the President’s Dinner
  • Icebreaker Reception
  • Community Tour / Cultural Community Event
  • All conference workshops and plenary sessions
  • Breakfasts, lunches & coffee breaks

Please contact Paul Macedo at or (780) 990-0303 x 236 for trade show registration information.

Cando 2018 Trade Show

Artisan Show & Sale

The Artisan Show is now full. 

You can email if you wish to be added to our waiting list in case of any cancellations.
In addition to participating in the general conference sessions, delegates enjoy the opportunities Cando provides to experience local Indigenous culture including entertainment and arts / crafts.
Cando hosts an Artisan Show & Sale during the conference, providing local artisans with an opportunity to showcase themselves and promote their artwork to over 300 delegates from across Canada.
Please note: artisans are responsible for their own travel and accommodations for the event.


Cando was fortunate to have an opportunity to procure some of this year's speaker gifts from artisans from accross Canada.  Read their bios below:

Corine Nielsen, Summer Winds Creations

Corine Nielsen is an Artisan of many talents. She has been creating art since before her son (now 35) was born.

Corine Nielsen learned the art of stain glass from her late husband Brian Nielsen. The two created art and owned and operated a stain glass shop for 30 plus years. Corine continued creating stain glass pieces even after the two decided to sell their business.

The lovely Mrs. Nielsen has been working with beads creating earrings and using other materials and mediums to create unique and wonderful works of arts.

Her art has splashed the covers of magazines and made it into newspapers, gracing her works. She has worked with her son to develop and manage their own line of one of a kind mittens. No two pairs of mittens are alike.

Corine is commonly known to others as Cory or Kuhkum, she has enjoyed a great life being creative. Inspired by her love the Art and the love of her grandkids, to continue to teach others through her art. She calls her company “Summer Winds Creations”

Corine works to establish herself as a native artist by teaching and telling a story through her art. She remains on her journey to teach people about her culture, her art and her love.

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Summer Faith Garcia

Anang Kwe - Star Woman

A Rez Kat from Walpole Island First Nations Bkejwanong Territory - “Place where the Waters Divide” - Unceded Territory

Owner and Operator of Rez Kat Studio, this hardworking lil momma of 5 kool kittenz is an artist of many trades.  Specializing in Professional Makeup, Photography, Digital Art,  Stained Glass Art and Jewelry Making, Costume Creations, Art Direction, Set Design, and Art Installations.

Much of what Summer creates involves symbolism of people, dreams, culture, events, or issues that have affected her life or those around her.  Drawing upon her life experiences, is often reflected in her work.  Resulting in a mixture of high contrasting, vividly rich images, that can be best described as being “Beautifully Creepy”.

Throughout her career in the arts, she’s had the opportunity to work in a variety of avenues, ranging anywhere from working on sets with many of our popular television networks, heading makeup teams for high fashion runway shows, to working with some of Canada’s top photographers, or just showing her work in some of Toronto’s prominent art galleries.  Which has given her the privilege of working with many high profile personalities on numerous occasions.

Summer was also the recipient of several awards in makeup, which included a National Award for Best in Makeup.   In addition to this, she has had the honour of working on different mentorship and career coaching programs as a guest speaker and artist workshop coordinator for some of Ontario’s colleges, high schools, and youth events.