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There is plenty to discover nestled among the evergreen forests and picturesque waterfront and we hope you come to appreciate the natural beauty of Cedar and Yellow Point as you tour the area. For a quick link to the tour map please click here
39th Annual Christmas in the Valley Giant Christmas Craft Fair
That's right folks, the Alberni Valley Craft Fair Association celebrates its 39th Annual GIANT "Christmas in the Valley" Craft Fair. This year they have lots of great things in store There’s a colouring contest for kids with three prizes of $25 that you can spend anywhere at the fair and a Make-n-Take craft table for kids, Folk Song Circle and Barkley Sound Choir on Saturday. And of course Santa will be there on Friday from 5:30 to 7p.m, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2:30p.m. But be sure to bring you camera, because with a small donation of $1 or more to SD70’s Read and Feed Program you can take your picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
But that’s not all; the GIANT Christmas Craft fair has over 50 artists and crafters with wonderful creations including artwork, pottery, handcrafted bath products, paper crafts, woodwork, candles, knitting, crochet, fabric crafts and photography. You’ll find a great selection of jewellery, festive decor, hand painted Ukrainian eggs, glasswork, birdhouses, and much more. You’re sure to find that ultimate gift for that perfect someone and festive décor to enhance your home this holiday season.
The fair takes place from Friday November 8th from 3-8pm, Saturday November 9th from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday November 10th from 11am to 4:30pm at the New Alberni Athletic Hall. The hall is located at 3727 Roger Street, all nestled between the hubbub of the Alberni Valley Multiplex and North Island College in Port Alberni. Please remember the less fortunate and don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item for the Bread of Life, Port Alberni Shelter and the SPCA.
The Comox Valley Community Arts Council, which also operates the Muir Gallery, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports arts, culture and education in and around the Comox Valley. We co-ordinate and co-sponsor art shows and workshops, literary projects, performing arts events and children's programs including Art in the Park and Kids Fest. We also take every opportunity to promote our member groups.
As the days grow cold and the nights grow long, we are reminded that the holiday season is fast approaching. With Christmas just around the corner, the Magic Cottage has gathered a selection of wares from Island artisans perfect for holiday gift giving, or to enhance your home this holiday season. The Magic Cottage embraces the finer things in life from scrumptious treats, to heirloom gifts. You’ll find an incredible assortment of handcrafted wares, all at reasonable prices including sweets for your sweetie, tasty treats for your tummy and lots of delightful décor to deck the halls.
A Gypsy Wolf design is back this year with all new creations including funky foiled fabric accessories, leatherwork and jewellery. Jamie’s spice rubs and scone mixes are always a favourite, and while you’re there you can sample the scones and enjoy some hot apple cider. They also feature a beautiful selection of stained glass work, trendy hand painted signs, Steampunk jewellery, festive decor, Victorianna and vintage collectables. You’ll find needlework, sock monkeys, lavender sachets, paper crafts, art cards, artwork, and wall hangings, as well as artisan crafted candies and chocolate, There’ll be Christmas gifts and trimmings galore! This year there will be a door prize draw with your donation to our local SPCA.
The Magic Cottage will be open Saturday, Nov 16 (10-6), Sunday, Nov 17 (10-5) & Saturday, Nov 23 (10-6), Sunday, Nov 24 (10-5). The Magic Cottage is located at 3945-4th Avenue, between Morton and Maitland, Port Alberni, BC. Just look for the craft sale signs and be sure to come in and browse.
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