Annual Celebration Returns to Indio

Posted date : Feb 01, 2001.Back to list

Indio, CA - California Snowbird Extravaganza, the annual event that's anticipated by thousands of snowbirds and American winter residents in Southern California has found a new/old home.  Show organizers are following snowbird migratory patterns by moving back to their original site Fullenwider Auditorium at the National Date Festival Fairgrounds.

The majority of Canadian snowbirds reside in Indio and its surrounding communities, says President of Medipac International, show organizers.  Our mandate is to provide Information, Education and Entertainment.  By moving our show closer to snowbirds and American winter residents, we're taking a huge step forward in fulfilling that mandate.

For the very first time, California Snowbird Extravaganza will feature an AOL/Gateway Internet Café, and Medipac International will be flying in their Internet professionals to complement the full sponsoring team.  Surveys conducted by Medipac have indicated that approximately 50 per cent of California's snowbirds/American winter residents aged 65-plus use e-mail to stay in touch with family and friends back home a percentage easily surpassing that of snowbirds in other states.

Featured entertainers at this year's event include world renowned tenor, Peter Marino; Branson, Missouri's entertainer of the year, Jennifer Wilson and, Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Ronnie and Glory-Anne Prophet performing in an all-new tribute to music's greats. Guests of California Snowbird Extravaganza will take great interest in the keynote speaker series, which includes informative talks by Canadian Snowbird Association President, Bob Jackson; travel medical insurance specialists from Medipac International and, one of North America's most widely recognized financial experts, Jerry White.

The 100,000-member strong Canadian Snowbird Association is a major sponsor of the event, using California Snowbird Extravaganza as a prime communication vehicle to reach out-of-country Canadians. The CSA has undertaken a number of government advocacy initiatives on behalf of its members, says Bob Jackson, President. Our plans for the coming year eclipse by far, our work of the past. Canadians particularly those who travel, are in for a treat.

California Snowbird Extravaganza has evolved from a Canadian themed show into a true celebration for those enjoying California's sun both Canadian and American. Our Extravaganzas are for everyone, says Steven Roberto, show manager. They're for all winter residents and for the host communities. This is our way of saying "thank you" to California for taking care of our snowbirds.

California Snowbird Extravaganza, February 1, 2001 in Fullenwider Auditorium, National Date Festival Fairgrounds, Indio. Admission is free. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Entertainers and keynote speakers are available for interviews.

For more information contact:
Steven Roberto 727-403-7592