Aug 20

A Marketplace Favourite: The Shammy

“Lift almost any liquid from any surface. Durable, washable, and re-useable, this cleaning cloth has 100s of uses!” Sound familiar? It should – that’s the famous Miracle Shammy for you. Pizazz International Promotions Inc., makers of the Miracle Shammy, have been coming to The Fair at the PNE since 1979; 34 years of fun to showcase their signature product. Keith Hatten, President of the Kelowna based company, makes it out every year with his team to demonstrate the Shammy to the hundreds of thousands of guests that visit The Fair each year, and also makes a point of enjoying all the entertainment on-site with one of his favourite shows, of course, being the Summer Night Concerts.

A proud moment occurred for Keith when, years ago, while away from his booth, an employee called him saying a part of their display, covered in neon signs, had fallen down from its ten foot high perch. Fearing the worst, he ran back to The Fair. “Instead of the anticipated destruction, when I made it to the booth, PNE management was there waiting with an award for me for the display. So not only was I relieved that the display was still up, but excited to receive my first booth award after exhibiting for several years,” Keith says.

Now a seasoned exhibitor, Keith and The Miracle Shammy are back at The Fair again this year. So here’s to another few decades of fun with Pizazz in the Marketplace at The Fair at the PNE, and make sure to check out all of our other vendors and concessionaires this week at The Fair!

The Shammy