Kemptville in talks to become SuperEx home

Mayor hoping for deal by next week

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen

North Grenville is negotiating with the Central Canada Exhibition to host this summer\’s SuperEx in Kemptville, Mayor David Gordon says.

Gordon said he was hopeful a deal could be reached in the next week to have the Ex in the municipal centre of North Grenville\’s biggest town, just the other side of the Rideau River from Ottawa.

The Ex was suspended last summer after the city exiled it from Lansdowne Park because it couldn\’t afford to prepare an alternative site off Albion Road near the Rideau Carleton Raceway in time. A separate promoter ran the carnival midway portion of the end-of-summer fair at the parking lot next to Ottawa Stadium on Coventry Road.

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