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MARKETS • CRAFT FAIR LISTINGS • CRUSH! A Charity Wine Event


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Wine from all the best places

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France, Italy, Portugal & Scotland!

ach summer — staff, volunteers and board members from the Belfry Theatre raid some of Greater Victoria’s best wine cellars to find rare and unusual wines to auction off at Crush, the theatre’s fundraising wine event. Crush starts with wine and cider tastings. Guests can sample more than 50 wines from 42 vineyards and five cideries. The tastings are accompanied by Chef Craig Stoneman’s dazzling hors d’oeuvres to complement the fine wine and cider tastings. Sommelier Pamela Sanderson of Hire a Somm will guide guests through a fun and friendly, but competitive, blind tasting at her station. At 6 p.m., we will move to the auction room for the start of the live wine auction.

Part of the allure of Crush is the rareness of the wines on offer. Most are not available in liquor stores, and this is a unique opportunity to buy some truly collectable wines — at all price points — that have been held in private cellars, purchased abroad, or were released in very small batches that subsequently sold out. The star of this year’s live auction is an 1845 bottle of ‘Cossart Gordon Madeira Solera Bual’ from Portugal. The live auction will feature wine from France, Italy, Portugal, Australia, British Columbia, and two exceptionally rare offerings of single malt scotch whisky from Scotland. Sommelier and wine educator Earl Wilde will introduce each auction lot and auctioneer Roshan

Vickery will get the bidding started. Wine enthusiast Robert Moyes is preparing comprehensive wine notes for the event’s auction catalogue. His notes are updated frequently and are available at belfry.bc.ca/crush in advance of the event. An accompanying silent auction features wine gift baskets and packages, dining, travel and other unique experiences of interest to the wine lover in every price bracket. CRUSH TAKES PLACE AT THE DELTA OCEAN POINTE RESORT, 100 HARBOUR ROAD, VICTORIA, ON OCT. 21 AT 5 P.M. TICKETS $95 AVAILABLE AT: BELFRY.BC.CA/CRUSH OR 250-385-6815.


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Creative Craft Fair CELEBRATING 41 YEARS, CREATIVE CRAFT FAIRS REMAIN ONE OF VANCOUVER ISLANDS’ FINEST AND MOST ESTABLISHED FAIRS, ATTRACTING THOUSANDS OF VISITORS LOOKING FOR EXCITING, HANDMADE AND IMPORTED GIFTS

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FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

oordinator Deanna Walters invites you to start your Christmas shopping. She is thrilled to announce new and returning exhibitors. Some of these exhibitors include: Sweet Life Canada will be selling handmade Floral Candles. The candle wax must reach the perfect consistency before the colour and fragrance are added to each flower. The flowers are arranged using leaves and flower buds making each floral candle a unique gift. The company Lost Things was started with a simple found coin. It was an old penny and the exhibitor wanted to create something unique. Lost Things has come a long way since then. Her jewelry is made from coins she has found or been gifted. Each piece is made with love and gratitude. Field & Vine Gift Co creates luxury gift boxes that feature local foods and specialties, each with its own theme for special occasions. Each gift box is lovingly assembled with the finest products sourced from the coastal farm and wine communities of B.C., with a focus on Vancouver Island. Rootside Provisions make delicious craft cocktail mixers with fresh, local and organic ingredients. Their current product line includes a ginger beer mix, tonic syrup, classic dry, cardamom and citrus. There will be more than crafts at this year’s fair. New to the fair is Zero Waste Emporium, Vancouver Island’s first Zero Waste grocery store. They have officially opened downtown on Douglas Street across from the Victoria Public Market.

They have everything you typically would find at a regular grocery store, but completely package free and available in bulk. They will have earth-friendly personal care products and zero waste items like bamboo toothbrushes, string bags, reusable straws and beeswax wraps just to name a few items. Popular food specialty exhibitors include Beaver House Fudge, Epicure Selections, Seafire Soups, Baba’s Bakery, Circle Canning, Bake My Day Gluten Free, Ace Curries To Go, Coconama Chocolate Co., Maples Sugar Shack, Salt Spring Artisan Vinegar, Queen Bee Farms & Apiary, Filan Farm Artisans, Korean Kick, Beanboy Creations, Rockin Risotto and Rockery Winery. Returning exhibitors include Woven Stone Co., Grayer Pottery, Rox Designs, Yunomi Studio & Gallery, Lin’s Fashion Jewelry, Drone Collectables, Norwex Enviro Products, Lil Chunky Monkey & Friends, Baroness Ashley Hats, Westcoastees, SweetLegs, Classic Cutlery, Silver FX Inc., Greener Valley Trading, Inspired Wire, Nearbuds, Retro Repurposed, Caitynn’s Boutique, Pok a Dot Creations, Burnt Curve Designs, Glow Lanterns, Swallow Jewellery, Tisket A Tasket Baskets and many more. Special guest Greg Joy will be playing Christmas, Celtic, folk-baroque and original music on guitar and hammered dulcimer Nov. 11 and 12. There is plenty to see and do from enjoying snacks or lunch at Judy’s Snack Shack to visiting the children’s area. The Pearkes venue provides a relaxed environment that is wheelchair accessible.

OVER 125 EXHIBITORS AT THE ANNUAL CREATIVE CRAFT FAIRS FRIDAY: NOV.9: 11 A.M. TO 7 P.M. SATURDAY: NOV.10: 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. SUNDAY: NOV.11: 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. PEARKES RECREATION CENTRE, 3100 TILLICUM RD. (BEHIND TILLICUM MALL) ADMISSION $6 OR $6.50 EVENT PASS. UNDER 12 FREE

41st ANNIVERSARY SHOW One of the finest and most established fairs!

3100 TILLICUM ROAD PEARKES RECREATION CENTRE

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM An extravaganza of outstanding Christmas Arts, Crafts, Imports and Demos. Over 125 professional BC Exhibitors!

Public admission to the show is only $6.00. Free return visits with $6.50 event pass! Win Prizes Complete this draw form and bring it to the show! NAME

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www.creativecraftfairs.com Exhibitor inquires: creativecraftfairs@gmail.com WOOVEN STONE COMPANY BRACELET.


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Victorian Christmas Craft Fair SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. SAANICH COMMONWEALTH PLACE 4636 ELK LAKE DRIVE

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ictorian Christmas is opening its doors once again for the highly anticipated holiday event. Shoppers will be given the opportunity to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gifts for their family and loved ones. Entering their 24th year, this event features over 70 carefully selected local artisans and crafters, ranging from unique housewares to children’s toys. Come and join the Victorian Christmas Craft Fair. Start your holiday shopping where here with handmade soaps, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, live wreaths and florals, monster puppets, fresh jams, jellies and chutneys, gluten free baked goods, chocolates, folk art, teddies, dolls, designer women and baby fashions, quilting, sewing, sea glass art, photography and more. Admission: $3. Information: 250-479-6113.

LOOK FOR UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL WORK LIKE THIS GLASS DRAGON AT THE VICTORIAN CRAFT FAIR.

To the Victorian Christmas

Craft Fair COMMONWEALTH PLACE 4636 ELK LAKE DRIVE

Nov. 17 10 am - 5 pm Nov. 18 10 am - 4 pm

ENTERING THEIR 24TH YEAR, THIS EVENT FEATURES OVER 70 CAREFULLY SELECTED LOCAL ARTISANS AND CRAFTERS, RANGING FROM UNIQUE HOUSEWARES TO CHILDREN’S TOYS.


Holiday Craft Fair & Events OnGoing

VICTORIA FLEA MARKET Vintage Recycled and Handmade Sundays 9AM to 2PM Admission $2 Children Free info@victoriaeamarket.com Royal Canadian Legion, 411 Gorge Rd. E. Indoor & Outdoor - Weather Permitting New Sellers Welcome $20 tables 250-381-5033

October 18

Esquimalt Farmers Market provides a marketplace which serves as a community gathering point that builds relationships and encourages healthy, local living. Join us INSIDE Esquimalt Rec Centre on Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm, October 18November 1, and for our Christmas Market on Sunday November 18, 11am-5pm (including pictures with Santa!). Find locally grown produce, live music, food trucks and artisans! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @esquimaltmarket or visit esquimaltmarket.com for vendor lineups.

October 27

Rough to Ready in R’October A Rock, Fossil and Mineral Event Hosted by members of the VLMS October 13th 11am-7pm, October 14th 10am-4pm Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street. Single $3, Couple $5, Family $6 Under 12, over 70 free! Cash only Beautiful handcrafted items

Annual Oak Leaves Bazaar Saturday, October 27, 9am - 1pm Knitwear, Novelties, Sewing, Jewellery, Pictures, Books & CDs, Plants, Attic Treasures, Puzzles, Christmas Decorations, White Elephant, Woodworking & More! Refreshments available. All proceeds go to the Monterey Recreation Activity Association. Monterey Recreation Centre 1442 Monterey Avenue 250-370-7300

October 28 MID-ISLAND POTTERS` SHOW & SALE Sunday, October 28th, 11am-5pm Parksville Community Centre Join the potters from the Mid-Island at a once-a-year Show & Sale. One-of-a-kind quality functional and decorative pottery created by the best professional potters in the region. Choose the perfect gift. Refreshments. Door prizes. Bring a friend. Call Ruth@ 250-758-9403.

November 3

November 3

34th Annual Strawberry Vale Craft Fair November 3rd and 4th 10-4pm both days Lots of gift ideas by Local Handmade Juried Artisans. Choose from Art, Body Care Products, Jewellery, Knitting, Dressings, Cards, Pottery, Children’s Clothing, Glass Work, Wood, Christmas Items, Fabric Art, Food Services, Baking, Sweet Treats And much more. W/C accessible, lots of parking $2 admission at door 11 High St. (corner of High St and Burnside Rd West) facebook.com/SVChristmasCraftFair info (250) 479-2276

PACIFIC RIM POTTERS 25th Annual Fall Show and Sale Saturday, Nov. 3, 10am-4pm Knox Presbyterian Church Hall 2964 Richmond Rd. Local ceramic artists in this popular, long established show will exhibit a wide variety of handcrafted, artful, functional and sculptural clay creations for home and garden. Free admission, door prizes, refreshments. Everybody welcome. For more info: 250 658 4523

November 2

October 13 11th Annual Garden House Fund Charity High Quality Used Book Sale Saturday, October 13, 9am-3pm Sunday, October 14, 9am-2pm Bonner School 3060 Cobble Hill Road, Mill Bay 20,000 books mostly 50 cents to $3 5000 kids’ books and silent auction Your purchase will keep on giving forever! Cash only 250-743-4627 www.gardenhousefoundation.wordpress.com

October 27

James Bay New Horizons Centre 234 Menzies Street Phone 250.386.3035 www.jamesbaynewhorizons.ca FALL BAZAAR & TEA Saturday, October 27th 10am - 2pm CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & TEA Saturday, November 24th 10am - 2pm Free admission. Refreshments for sale. Credit and Debit cards accepted. Wheelchair accessible.

28th Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair Beban Park Social Center 2300 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo November 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2018 Fri 12-7, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4 Get an early start to your Christmas shopping Over 60 Vancouver Island artisans offering a variety of crafts, arts and handiwork. Concession. Admission $5.00 Lots of hourly prizes plus a Grand Prize at end of show Victoria Quilters’ Guild Annual Christmas Sale 2018 Friday, November 2nd - 1 pm to 7 pm Saturday, November 3rd - 10 am to 4 pm Admission $2 Art quilts, baby quilts, bed quilts, wall hangings, handbags, aprons, tea cozies, pot holders, placemats, ornaments and more. Salvation Army Citadel 4030 Douglas St. (off McKenzie Ave) Victoria, BC

Artisan Sale by Members of the Island Woodturners Guild Featuring wooden bowls, platters and other objets d’art St. Joseph Church Hall, 785 W. Burnside Rd. Saturday, November 3, 9 AM to 3 PM.

VISIONS ARTISTS WINTER SHOW Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 in Cobble Hill Hall 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 14 Artists will be there to meet you and show and sell their work. Enjoy the original works of painters, potters, jewellery designers, a stained glass artist, photographers, a collage designer, silversmiths and a glass and tile painter. There is no entry fee. For more information: www.visionsarttour.ca 250-743-3862


Holiday Craft Fair & Events November 3

7th Annual Swan Lake Craft Sale Saturday, November 3 12-4 PM At the Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. Quilts and unique home accessories created by the Silver Swans craft group Featuring hand made totes and grocery bags. All proceeds go to Swan Lake Sanctuary. www.swanlake.bc.ca 250.479.0211

10th Annual INTUITIVE ARTS FESTIVAL November 3rd & 4th 11am to 5pm 195 Bay St. Victoria, BC $10 at the door Psychic Readings, Healing Sessions, Rocks & Gems, Spiritual Gifts Workshops all day LONG www.intuitiveartsfestival.com

Moss Street Winter Markets Every Saturday, 10am to noon Nov - Apr in the Garry Oak Room Faireld Community Centre at 1335 Thurlow Road Moss Street Holiday Market Sat. & Sun., Dec 8 & 9, 10am to 4pm Sir James Douglas School & Faireld Community Centre MossStreetMarket.com

November 3

November 3

November 3

November 10

Presenting the 29th Annual FIRST CHANCE Christmas Craft Show

5th Annual Craft Fair Saturday, November 3rd 10am - 3pm Ukrainian Cultural Centre 3277 Douglas Street (corner of Roderick) Xmas Balls, Angels, and cards, Baby items, Beef Jerky, Cowichan knitting, Cranberry steamed pudding, Glass Creations, Hats, Jams, Jewelry, Knit and crochet items, Soaps, Wood items, and more. Frozen Perogies available. Refreshments. Free Admission. Wheelchair accessible. For info 250-658-0756 or 250-475-2585

Oak Bay Artist Fall Studio Tour Recreation Oak Bay & local artists present a self- guided Studio Tour November 3 & 4 12 noon to -4:30 pm

New Location and Hours for Calico Christmas Market!!

Saturday, Nov. 3rd |10am - 5pm Sunday, Nov. 4th | 10am - 4pm Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney $4 Weekend Pass | Children Under 12 FREE Enter to win a $200 Shopping Spree! 80+Juried Artisans (25+ NEW) Showcasing the talents of 80+ juried artisans’ unique handcrafted gifts, glorious food, live entertainment and hourly give-a-ways. Please join us, meet the artists and enjoy the nest of handcrafted holiday shopping. www.rstandlastchance.ca

ST. AIDAN’S UNITED CHURCH ANNUAL MARKET BAZAAR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 10AM - 3PM Richmond Rd at Cedar Hill X Rd. 21 Stalls including: Jewellery, Linen & Lace, Books, Silent Auction, Baking, Preserves, Sewing, Knitting, “Nice and New”, Toys, International Treasures, Christmas Store, Plants, Handbags, Art, Home Décor, Crafty Things, & Vintage/Retro and Collectibles. Thrift Shop open (incl. white elephant, china, small appliances and garage sale). Drop-in hot dog lunch $5.00 (10:30-2:30 pm) Coffee shop. Wheelchair accessible. Free admission. Cash only. ATM on site. On the Ridge Craft Fair Saturday, November 3, 2018 10am - 4pm Cordova Bay United Church Hall 813 Claremont Avenue Come to our juried Craft Fair. Variety of vendors, something for everyone. Jewelry, pottery, Christmas items, glassware, gourmet food, clothes & accessories, felting, soaps, wooden items and much more. Enjoy a hot soup lunch, coffee, tea, carrot cake and mufns. Classical guitarist Brad Prevedoros. $2 admission for charity. ATM on site.

CHRISTMAS AT THE LAKE CRAFT FAIR “The Best Little Show on the Peninsula” Saturday, November 3rd, 10 am - 4 pm Prospect Lake Community Hall 5358 Sparton Road (near West Saanich Road) Crafts, Gourmet Food, Art, Lunch Room, Community Bake Table Admission $2, under 12 free www.pldca.ca Juan De Fuca 55+ Activity Centre 30th Annual Craft Fair 1767 Old Island Hwy Building 3 Saturday, Nov 3rd and Sunday, Nov 4th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm both days Admission is FREE! 30+ tables of items handcrafted by our talented members, a twoonie gift table & baked goods table. Lunch and refreshments. Lots of Parking. Wheelchair accessible Spectrum Band 1st Annual Christmas Market Sat & Sun Nov. 3 & 4, 9am-3pm Spectrum High School, 957 Burnside Rd W Admission $2. Kids 12 & Under Free. Free Parking. Crafters, Vendors, Rafe, Live Entertainment, Concession, Bake Sale. All Proceeds Go To Spectrum Band Program For More Information Contact spectrumchristmasmarket@gmail.com

Brochures with map will be available online at www.recreation.oakbay.ca , the Oak Bay Library and Oak Bay Recreation Centres

November 9 CREATIVE CRAFT FAIRS CELEBRATING OUR 41st YEAR! AT PEARKES CENTRE (behind Tillicum mall) HOURS: Friday, November 9th: 11am-7pm Saturday, November 10th: 10am-5pm Sunday, November 11th: 10am-4pm 3100 Tillicum Rd, VICTORIA One of Vancouver Islands largest and most popular fairs showcasing over 125 professional exhibitors from all over British Columbia. Shop for beautiful Christmas gifts, including specialty food, stained glass, jewelry, woodwork, pottery, ne arts, First Nations art, photography, clothing, candles, handmade soaps and lotions, herbal products, art cards, home and garden décor, children’s items, sewing, knitting, metalwork, music, high quality imports and much more. Over 100 continuous draw prizes will be given away and free live demonstrations. Our fair offers: • Aroma Therapists, & Tarot Readings • Snacks and meals by Judy’s Snack Shack • DJ Richard White playing a variety of music • Special Guest Greg Joy will be playing Celtic, Folk-baroque and original music on guitar and hammered dulcimer. • The fair is wheelchair accessible • Free parking Admission $6 per day. $6.50 event pass for all 3 days. Children 12 & under free EXHIBITORS: SOME SPACES AVAILABLE Visit website for application form and information www.CREATIVECRAFTFAIRS.COM E-mail: creativecraftfairs@gmail.com Contact Deanna 250-658-0971

32nd Calico Christmas Market Sat. Nov. 10 & Sun. Nov. 11 | 10am - 5pm Spectrum Community School 957 W Burnside RD Enter to win Canucks Tickets/Hotel Package Weekend Admission $5 12 years & under free Vendor Space available Info 250-516-3070 Facebook.com/thecalicochristmasmarket ATMs available Join us at our new location as we kick off the holiday season at Calico Christmas Market! Now open Saturday and Sunday, our 90 local artisans bring you handcrafted, high quality goods including jewelry, food items, ceramics, art, home décor, clothing and much more. Bring along friends for a day of shopping and Christmas fun at our very merry gathering!! “HOLIDAY GIFTS GALORE” 43rd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE PRESENTED BY THE JUAN DE FUCA ARTS & CRAFTS GUILD Saturday, Nov 10, 9 am-4 pm Sunday, Nov 11, 12 noon-4 pm St Joseph’s School Gym 757 Burnside Rd West (corner of McKenzie & Burnside West) Fine arts and handmade traditional crafts. Baking, cards, decorations, glasswork, jewellery, quilting, body products, pottery, woodwork, kid’s and men’s gifts and more! Live music: Sat-Brad Prevedoros; Sun-Ron Berod Free admission. Door prize. Wheelchair access. Info: 250-478-8439 or 250-474-7060 RUTH KING ELEMENTARY Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, November 10th, 10am-3pm 2764 Jacklin Rd Over 40 tables of amazing crafters, vendors, artisans and more. Door prizes drawn every 15 minutes, concession, 50/50 draw and much more. Admission by donation For more information email rkcraftfair@gmail.com


Holiday Craft Fair & Events November 10 1st Annual Eagles’ Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, November 10th 10am - 4pm 2965 Boys Road Duncan (First block south of Cowichan River) Quality, local, handmade gifts Free Admission Shirley Community Association Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, November 10, 2018 10am - 4pm Shirley Community Hall West Coast Rd., Shirley, BC (20 minutes past Sooke) Artisans, Crafters, Baked Goods, Great Food Free Admission, Wheelchair Access Info: Fern 250-642-2009 No tables available.

November 14

11TH ANNUAL GIFTS & WISHES SHOW November 14 to December 23 Open Wed - Sun, 11am to 5pm Coast Collective Art Centre #103 - 318 Wale Road, Colwood (near Lee Valley) Juried Holiday Fine Art and Craft Show. Featuring one of a kind gifts made by local artists for everyone on your list - jewelry, home decor, pottery, paintings, sculpture, fashion, hand-made toys, cards, books and so much more! www.coastcollective.ca 250.391.5522 info@coastcollective.ca

Kris Kringle Craft Market www.kriskringle.ca THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 12-9 pm FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 10-9 pm SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 10-6 pm SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 10-5 pm The Christ Christmas holidays begin with the Kris Kringle Craft Market. Experience the timeless wonder of Christmas pasts asts in this warm char charmed Old World setting with the Kringle Family and special guest entertainers at Beban Park Social Centre re Nanaimo Nov. 15, 16, 16 17, 18. There are over 150 BC Artisans offering a greater selection than ever before in a fun lled Familyy Christmas show wher where ALL ARE WELCOME in celebrating our 25th Anniversary!! We are celebrating early with our 25 Days of Kringle. Starting Oct. 21 - Nov. 14 you can enter Daily online to win Merchant Gift Certicates, values ranging from $100 - $250. HAPPY KRINGLING !! Come early each day for a slice of cake and coffee and be entertained by the daily roving Christmas Kringle entertainers, Kris Kringle himself, the beautiful Karole Kringle, Princess Kringle, Krystal Princess, Kringle Elves, A & W Root Bear, Leo the Lion, The Gingerbread Man, The Merry Minstrel, Rufe Redbird a Musical Stilt Walker and Juggler, Angels on stilts, A Family of Hilarious Trolls plus and not to be forgotten, Will Gringle…. Steal Kringle ? Come and watch how Gringle’s heart grows throughout the 4 days in this Christmas Festival. Meet the NEWEST member to the Kringle Family, Melodie-Loo and the Gringletts. There will be frivolity and Merry making with the crowds enticed by a Gringle twist. There will be frivolity and Merry making with the crowds enticed by a Gringle twist. Follow the antics of Gringle vs Kringle on www.facebook.com/kriskringlecanada Starting Sept. 18 through to Nov. 17 there is a Daily Contest to enter. When you spot the Kringle vs Gringle bus driving around Nanaimo, take a photo and submit it to FACEBOOK and you could win 2 show passes .There is live music in the food court where there are many different ethnic food choices: Ukrainian, A Taste of Germany, Farm Gate and Knock Anna Grill plus there are Mini Donuts as well as offering gourmet coffees and hot chocolates. It is a festival of feasts to treat the hungry beast inside. FOLLOW YOUR HEART TO KRINGLAND !!!! The Kris Kringle Station has the amazing face painter, Karen Dance who transforms 100’s of little faces into the Christmas Spirit. Hundreds of Free BIG Gingerbread cookies for decorating with icing, smarties and candies. Yummy !!! Lisa Petterson, an award winning photographer will be there to take your photos with Kris Kringle, Gringle and the Princesses. Be sure to have your children enter our Kringle coloring contest on www.kriskringle.ca. or pick up your colouring sheet at Country Grocer. Contest runs from Nov. 1 - Nov. 12. Winners will be picked at Country Grocer. Sat & Sun ONLY 11-3 Join the FREE Carriage Rides through Beban Park and get a FREE Cup of Hot Chocolate to keep your Kringle memories warm in your heart. Kringle’s Man Cave Sat & Sun ONLY ! Ladies! This is the perfect spot to shop for the Caveman on your list! There is a plethora of goodies to choose from in these Man themed booths. It will entice even the bravest man out to shop for himself and ll his own Kringle Stocking! Denitely worth “the Ride Up North” Free Lions Family Skate at the Ice Arena, Sun ONLY A KRINGLE KISS !! Thursday & Friday ONLY 5-9 pm 2 FOR 1 DAILY ADMISSION Enter to Win a Gift of Flight for 2 anywhere WestJet ies! WestJet is helping us y higher by caring for kids with the Fundraiser “ Help Fill a Dream Foundation “ ! We are partnered with Country Grocer who are giving 2 Canuck tickets to be won as well as a Kris Kringle painting by award winning Artist Jordan Blackstone. Her signed art is on only 100 special “ Keepsake Kris Kringle “ soft fabric shopping bags with proceeds going to the Foundation. WOW !! Over $10,000 in Door Prizes to be WON including DAILY GRAND PRIZES ! Win Thursday Only $1,350 - KRIS KRINGLE SHOPPING SPREE to be spent in 30 minutes that night at our market PLUS a 1 night stay for 2 at The Black Rock Resort Win Friday Only $1,300 - 2 Nights at Inn on Long Lake PLUS dining PLUS a Kringle Stocking FULL of Kringle goodies !! Win Saturday Only $1,200 - 2 Nights at Coast Bastion Hotel plus dining PLUS a Kringle Stocking FULL of Kringle goodies !! Win Sunday Only $ 1,000 - 2 Nights at The Cable Cove Inn in Tono PLUS 2 tickets to go Whale Watching and Dinner for 2. Buy a 4 day event pass and enter via the express lane - skip the lines. Even better, you re-enter for these fabulous Grand prizes every day with a new ticket when you come back PLUS the hourly draws! Receive a FREE $25 Gift Certicate to B-Fit gym and a FREE Keepsake Kringle Shopping Bag too!! It really feels like a shooting star ….bringing in the festive season. People have come to expect not only top-notch vendors and have the added experience of the Christmas Ambience that is truly second to none. It’s truly magical. Remember...... It isn’t Christmas Until it’s KRINGLE !!! Avoid the crowds, come out and shop Thursday & Sunday. Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo Bring ANY kind of Salvation Army donation. FOR OUR LATEST UPDATED INFORMATION CHECK OUT: WWW.KRISKRINGLE.CA Follow us: www.facebook.com/kriskringlecanada Contact: veronica@kriskringle.ca It isn’t Christmas Until it’s KRINGLE !!! Kris Kringle Craft Market - www.kriskringle.ca

November 15 Christmas Chaos 39th Annual Cowichan Valley’s GIANT Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair Featuring over 120 tables of handcrafted goods, live entertainment, Santa’s workshop & more Thurs., Nov. 15 & Fri., Nov. 16 Noon - 8pm in the Multi-Purpose Hall only 1st hr on Nov. 15 Seniors & Strollers Sat., Nov. 17 & Sun., Nov. 18 10am - 5pm All Venues Open all 4 Days Free Admission & Wheelchair Accessible Island Savings Centre 2687 James St., Duncan, BC 250.748.PLAY(7529) tcentre@cvrd.bc.ca

November 16

Studio Sale ! ~ Come join us at our Annual Holiday Event ~ Unique Designs Beautiful Gifts All Welcome 4586 Stratford Rd (off Conway) NOVEMBER 16 - 18 & 23 - 25 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. wildabandon.com

ALL SOOKE ARTS AND CRAFTS 2018 Christmas Craft Show Friday Nov. 16, Noon-7pm Saturday Nov. 17, 10am-5pm Sunday Nov. 18, 10am-5pm Daily Prize Draws Sooke Community Hall 2037 Shields Road Free Admission Photos with Santa allsookeartsandcrafts.com


Holiday Craft Fair & Events November 17

GOWARD HOUSE CRAFT FAIR 2495 Arbutus Road Sat - Nov 17 and Sun - Nov 18 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Handmade by local artisans: Raggedy Anns, woodworking, jewelry, fabric works, artwork, sock monkeys, children’s clothing, soaps, jams, purses, Xmas items and more. Tea Room- snacks & lunch. Admission $2 Free Parking. Info: 250 - 477- 4401 CRAFT TABLES STILL AVAILABLE

Victoria Cat Rescue Corps Christmas Bazaar and Tea Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:00pm to 4:00pm Knox Presbyterian Church 2964 Richmond Rd. (between Lansdowne & Taylor) White Elephant, crafts, treasures, books & more. Cake and Beverage $5. For further information 250-656-1100 or www.victoriacatrescue.com THE AUXILIARY TO SAANICH PENINSULA HOSPITAL “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND CRAFT FAIR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 9am - 2pm MARY WINSPEAR CENTRE - SIDNEY Hand Knit/Sewn/Quilted Items! Christmas Crafts! Baking! Jams/Jellies! Granny’s Attic Collectibles and Treasures! Linens/Lace, Books, CD’s, DVD’s! Tools! Jewellry!! Art! RAFFLES: Dollhouse! Valuable Gift Baskets! $500 CASH! Handmade Quilt!! Auto Detailing! Overnight Stay at Tigh Na Mara!! Refreshments! Admission by Donation at the Door!

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Mount St. Mary Hospital’s Christmas Market Saturday, November 17th, 9:30am - 2:30pm 861 Faireld Road You’re invited to a FREE Christmas Market of local vendors-woodwork, jewelry, knitting, cards, photos, jams, soaps & more. Silent auction, bake sale, white elephant sale with jewelry & entertainment. Snacks and hot turkey lunch available to purchase. Wheelchair friendly. Info: mountstmary.ca

2nd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR St. Joseph Church McKenzie and Burnside Saturday, Nov. 17 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 753 Burnside Rd. PLENTY OF FREE PARKING Decorations, crafts, food, beverages, cards,woodworking and much, much more. Admission $1 per person $2 per family Vendors may inquire at: stjoecraftfair2@gmail.com

St. Luke’s Anglican Church Christmas Bazaar and Tea Saturday, November 17, 10:00am-2:00pm 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd. Antiques & Collectibles, Jewellery, Floral Arrangements, Needlework & Handicrafts, Baking, Jams & Jellies, Cards, Books, Toys, Little Elves Shop, Miscellaneous Household Items & more. A light lunch will be served. Free admission. Wheelchair accessible. For more info 250-592-2842 or 250-598-7863

Early Bird Holiday Market Saturday, November 17 10am-3pm The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill Rec Centre 3220 Cedar Hill Road 250-475-7121 Pottery, art and & craft by Cedar Hill artists and artisans Free admission, free parking saanich.ca/artscentre

CHURCH OF THE ADVENT Annual Christmas Craft Fair 10a.m. to 3p.m., Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 510 Mount View Ave. Wide variety of crafters. Home Baking. Lunch & Afternoon Tea (starting at 11:00 a.m.) No admission charge. Completely wheelchair accessible To book a table, contact the Church Ofce - 250-474-3031

St. Michael and All Angels’ Church 4733 West Saanich Road Annual Christmas Sale Saturday, November 17, 10am - 1:00pm Quality and Vintage Christmas-Themed Items including home-baking, decorations, lighting, jewellery and much more. Enjoy a lunch of freshly made sausage rolls with home-made relish and baked goods. Info: www.st.mikevictoria.ca or Lenore English at: englishres@shaw.ca

25th ANNUAL CRAFT & GIFT FAIR Wishart School, 3310 Wishart Rd November 17th, 10am-3pm Please join us at one of the most popular fairs in the Westshore as we celebrate our 25th annual craft and gift fair FREE PARKING Rafe draws every hour Admission by donation Concession with hot food

Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction Saturday, November 17 11 am - 3 pm Christ Church Cathedral School 912 Vancouver St. Homemade baking and preserves, jewelry, crafts, toys, décor and attic treasures Luncheon 250-383-2714 frontdesk@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca

Metchosin Hall’s Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Sale Local and Hand crafted products. Wreaths, pottery, cards, baked goods and much, much more! Saturday & Sunday November 17th & 18th, 10:00 - 4:30 Free admission/ wheelchair accessible Location - 4401 William Head Road 250-478-6424 or metchosinhall@yahoo.ca http://metchosinhall.com/ SHOP LOCALLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! 20th Annual Scandinavian Craft & Bake Sale Saturday, November 17, 2018 10AM - 4PM NORWAY HOUSE 1110 Hillside Avenue, Victoria Scandinavian baking & specialty items, knitting, weaving, jewelry, all for your Christmas shopping pleasure. Door prizes. Light lunch for sale. Ramp & stair access. Info 250-382-4097 No admission fee ST ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (downtown on Douglas Street) CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Saturday, November 17 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Enter: 680 Courtney St BAZAAR (Free) TEA & LUNCH GARDEN (Admission) Jewelry, Baking, Crafts, Attic Treasures, Books, Silent & Picture Auction Children’s Area, Thrift Store 250-384-5734 ofce@standrewsvictoria.ca

The Anglican Parish of St Peter and St Paul 1379 Esquimalt Rd Presents the Holly and Gnome again Bazaar Saturday November 17th, 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Lunch served from 11:00 - 1:00 PM Silent Auction, Handmade gifts, Baked Goods, Candy Shop, Attic Treasures, Mincemeat, Jams and Preserves Wheelchair access All Welcome

Tillicum Christmas Market Saturday, November 17, 10am - 3pm. Come support a local school by shopping local artisans and small businesses including jewelry, soap, and other handmade items. Tillicum Community School 3155 Albina St. Victoria BC Contact Lisa, lisagelling32@gmail.com Old School Christmas in Metchosin Old School Gallery & Gifts November 17 & 18 and November 24 & 25 10-4pm 4495 Happy Valley Road Jewelry, pottery, glass work, metal art, paintings, wreaths/swags, cards and more from local artists. Unique gifts for the hard to buy for.

Handmade Village Craft Market Saturday, November 17th 10am - 5pm 675 Jolly Place (North Douglas Church) 50+ vendors with local handmade items FREE ADMISSION Free parking handmadevillagecraftmarket@gmail.com fb: @Handmade Village Craft Market

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, 10AM-5PM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 10AM-4PM SAANICH COMMONWEALTH PLACE 4836 ELK LAKE DRIVE Catch the Christmas Spirit and enjoy the new vendors including smoked cheese, sea glass art, Disney/Super hero themed aprons, Bespoken Blossoms fresh owers, wreaths, recycled furniture, leather belts and purses, zipper pulls, stained glass, painted glass, jewellery, socks, slippers, designer women and baby clothes, christmas ornaments, santa’s, snowmen, folk art, dolls, teddys, monsters, kozy bags, photography, wooden signs, cards, quilting, sewing, baking goodies, jams, jellies, chutney, hot pepper jelly, antipasta, gluten free treats, chocolates. Pottery, wood crafts and much more. Live Music by Greg Joy admission $3 info 250 479-6113


Holiday Craft Fair & Events November 18

Christmas Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show /Sale Sunday, November 18 Mary Winspear Centre Beacon Ave., Sidney Admission $5 @9:30am Early Birds: $20 @ 8:30 am (Show closes at 4pm) Contact: josiejones@shaw.ca or 250-744-1807 27th Annual Highlands Winter Craft Fair Sunday, November 18th, 10-4pm FREE Admission Experience a traditional craft fair! Local Artisans, Hot Apple Cider, Late 1800s heritage buildings, This is an event not to be missed! facebook.com/highlandswintercraftfair Caleb Pike Heritage Park 1589 Millstream Road AND Highlands Community Hall 729 Finlayson Arm Road

November 22 Carol’s Christmas Artisan Market Thursday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 25, 2018 Open daily from 10am to 4pm 13467 Cedar Road, Ladysmith 40 plus tables featuring handmade crafts Free admission Wheelchair accessible Hot lunches available Contact Info: nicolehennessey@live.com

November 23

Four Amazing Events in Qualicum Beach November 23rd - 25th Winterfest Craft Fair Elegant Threads Spinners & Weavers Quilting Show And the Oscar goes to...afternoon tea ********************************* Winterfest Craft Fair Friday, November 23rd 10-6pm Saturday, November 24th 10-5pm Sunday, November 25th 10-4pm Live Celtic Entertainment and other local musicians Artisans Wild Harry Haggis Hunt Activities and Prizes for Kids Crafters $1000’s in hourly draw prizes Artists Gourmet Food Free treat and drink on entry Fun Fun and more Fun Partial funds go to local Community Groups There is something for everyone Qualicum Beach Civic Centre 747 Jones Street WinterfestCraftFair@gmail.com 250-240-1233 ********************************* And the Oscar goes to ..... afternoon tea The Old School House Arts Centre Live music, Fashion Show & Tea Saturday Nov 24th 1pm & 3pm. Book early Tickets $25.00, 250-752-6133 ********************************* Elegant ThreadsSpinners and Weavers Show Qualicum Commons Friday, November 23rd, 11-5pm Saturday, November 24th, 10-5pm ********************************* Quilting Show - Parksville Quilters St Stephen’s Church Hall Saturday, November 24th, 10-3pm ********************************* Local business specials Accommodation packages and special prizes MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT

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November 23 to 25 Victoria Conference Centre Out of Hand Modern Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It is bigger and better than ever with a curated selection of beautiful goods made by hand by 125 of Western Canada’s most accomplished and talented artists and makers. Buy directly from the creators of stunning jewellery, pottery, fashions, food, wine and spirits, décor and more. Live music and onsite bistro make for a wonderful holiday shopping experience. To purchase tickets online and for more information visit www.outofhand.ca

VIDEA FAIR TRADE FAIR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 10:00 AM - 4:00PM FIRST METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH 932 BALMORAL RD Shopping With A Conscience! Join us for VIDEA’s Fair Trade Fair! Featuring fair trade vendors, fairly traded clothes, crafts, textiles, gifts & more! Food by International Women’s Catering Co-op! Admission by donation For more information visit: www.videa.ca

Cheeky Birds Christmas Market Locally Handmade Products & Gifts Saturday, November 24th 10am - 2:30pm Colwood Children’s Hall, 2221 Sooke Rd (Beside Colwood Community Hall) laurel@cheekybirds.ca (250) 208-0760 www.facebook.com/cheekybirdsvictoria IG: @cheekybirds

Visions Artists Gallery Show Arbutus Gallery Island Savings Community Centre on James St. in Duncan November 24 to December 8 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day Enjoy the work of 16 artists all from the Cowichan Valley. Artists will be manning the show. More information: visionsarttour.ca 250-743-3862

Annual “Victoria Edelweiss Club” Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) Saturday, November 24th, 2018 Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm 108 Niagara street 250 383 4823 victoria.edelweiss.club@shaw.ca All that is German, including Christmas Wreaths, German Deli, Baked Goods & Christmas Stollen from Columbia Bakery, Nanaimo COME ON IN - IT’S FUN!

THE OWL DESIGNER FAIR Fri. Nov. 23 6-10pm & Sat. Nov. 24 10am-5pm Fernwood NRG Centre - 1240 Gladstone Ave Victoria’s favourite holiday market is back! The Island’s best hand made gifts for everyone on your list from local designers, ceramics artists, wood workers, jewellers, knitters, soap and candle makers and more! Come for the one of a kind vendors and stay for the live music, food truck and free craft workshops for all ages. Try for a chance to win our door prize stuffed with local hand made products. Support your friends and neighbours by shopping locally! $3/adult at the door with 50% proceeds to the Fernwood NRG.

Doncaster School’s 27th Annual Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, November 24, 10am - 3pm at 1525 Rowan St. (off Cedar Hill Rd.) Over 100 tables of handmade crafts by local artists. Cards, jewelry, knitting, woodwork, baked goods, chocolates, ornaments, toys, sewing and more. FREE entry! Draw prizes! Kids room! Food hamper donations welcome. For more information and to register as a vendor please visit: https://doncasterpac.wordpress.com/craft-fair/


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Savory Elementary School’s 3rd Annual Winter Fair! Saturday, Nov 24th 10am-3pm 2721 Grainger Rd (off Goldstream Ave) Come for Crafts, Baking and Home Based Businesses! Visit our popular Kid Vendor Tables! Stay for lunch! Live Music! Entry by Donation. Tables Still Available! Contact tonersa@yahoo.com for details.

South Park Family School Annual Holiday Craft Market

FIRST EVER by Ruth TOP DRAWER FASHIONS HOME SHOW 13-2560 Wilcox Terrace Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 10 am to 4 pm each day Silver bracelets and jewellery fashioned from silver cutlery, child’s PJ’s, Xmas & regular place mats, hot mats, pot holders, bowl cosies, microwave potato bags and buck wheat bags for aches, knit dish cloths, coaster sets, walker bags, adult bibs, Xmas wall hangings.

7th Annual Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 1st, 9am-3pm Central Middle School 1280 Fort Street Art, gifts and more! Bake sale and food concession Fabulous rafe prizes. Ample parking Admission by donation (supports CMS students) Vendors and information: centralcraftfair@gmail.com

THE HOLLY FAIR @ ST. MARY’S CHURCH, SAANICHTON, East Saanich Rd. at Cultra Saturday, Nov. 24 (9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Home Baking, Books, Handcrafts, Silent Auction, Gourmet Pantry, Garden Shop and more. Morning Coffee and light lunch available. Auction closes at 1:00 p.m. Free Admission. Bring your own bags. Wheelchair accessible. For more info call Leslie at 250-652-1611. www.ParishCS.ca Sooke Fall Fair Celebrates THE BIGGEST LITTLE CHRISTMAS FAIR Saturday, November 24th, 9 to 4 Local folks, local crafts, collectibles and gifts OVER 80 VENDORS Sooke Community Hall Admission by donation to the Sooke Christmas Bureau Information: sookefallfairemail@gmail Beree 250-642-2954 or Lynda 250-642-4638

Sunday, November 25th, 11am-4pm 508 Douglas Street, Victoria 778.533.7054 SPCraftFair@gmail.com Come Support South Park Kids

November 30

Nomad Holiday Market @ The Round House E&N Round House 253 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, B.C. November 30, 4 pm to 8 pm, December 1, 10 am to 5 pm December 2, 10 am to 4 pm A curated artisan Market, Featuring local artist and makers. Music, Food & fun. Located in the Historic Round House hosting its 1st Market/Event/Food Drive Contact info: 250-216-7415 email: nomadmarket3@gmail.com www.victoriavendors.com

November 25 WEST SHORE LIONS CLUB CRAFT FAIR Sunday, November 25th, 2018 Langford Legion 761 Station Ave., Victoria Set up 8am Doors 9am-4pm Table $25 Contact: joanchevrier000@shaw.ca 250-384-3972

Friday, November 30, 5pm-9pm Saturday, December 1, 10am-5pm DaVinci Center, 195 Bay St $4 Local Handmade Market First 50 shoppers both days receive a SWAG BAG! Support local and handmade! thecongress@live.ca www.congresscollective.ca

December 1

Christmas at ‘Chosin Pottery December 1st & 2nd 10am - 5pm 4283 Metchosin Rd. Victoria 250-474-2676 Featuring Beautiful Stirling Silver Jewellry by Morgan Saddington and Elegant Porcelain by Judi Dyelle www.chosinpottery.ca 8th Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

Saturday, December 1st, 10 am - 4:30 pm @James Bay Community Centre 140 Oswego Street Our 38th Annual Juried Xmas Fair featuring Locally Made Artisan Foods and One of a Kind Gifts Children’s Area, Café Door Prizes Admission $2. Children under 12 Free www.jamesbaymarket.com/dickens-fair Presented by the James Bay Market Society 14th ANNUAL WINTER CELEBRATION ART SHOW/SALE December 1st and 2nd, 10 AM to 4 PM 277 Durrance Road Join Painters, Potters, and Friends to celebrate the Season without the commercial insanity! Reasonable prices, earth friendly creations. Enjoy a hot cider while you browse. Follow the signs along Durrance Road to the Fireweed Studio. No Admission Fee, wheelchair accessible. Contact: Bill Message (bill@aaid.ca)

Saturday, December 1st 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central Saanich Lawn Bowling Club 1800 Hovey Rd. (Centennial Park) Baking, preserves, sewing, crafts, children’s toys and clothes The West Coast Winter Market returns to the Oaklands Community Centre on Saturday, December 1, 2018 10am-4pm Admission is by donation (suggested donation $3 per adult, $5 per family). Join us for live music, food trucks, and over 60 vendors showcasing a curated selection of fresh produce, prepared food, art, jewelry, handmade body products, homewares, and more! 1-2827 Belmont Ave.


Holiday Craft Fair & Events December 2

Metchosin Farmers’ Market 4th Annual Christmas Market Sunday, December 2nd 11am - 2pm 4450 Happy Valley Road Come and join us outdoors in our lovely, rural atmosphere featuring products from local farmers, artisans, bakers and much more. Just in time for the holiday season!

December 8

Christmas Market at Patio Gardens Saturday, December 8th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 6536 West Saanich Rd Gifts, crafts, ornaments, vintage, Swags, wreaths, paintings, Knitted scarves and toques, fun signs, Baking, fairy gardens and much more. 250-652-8338 info@patiogardensvictoria.ca Presenting the 29th Annual LAST CHANCE Christmas Craft Show Saturday, Dec. 8th | 10am - 5pm Sunday, Dec. 9th | 10am - 4pm Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney $4 Weekend Pass | Children Under 12 FREE Enter to win a $200 Shopping Spree! 80+ Juried Artisans (25+ NEW)

December 8

3rd Annual Christmas Craft Fair Presented by Goldstream Farmers Market Society Saturday, December 8, 2018 10am - 5pm Our Lady of the Rosary Church 798 Goldstream Ave. Lots of Free Parking. Admission $2.00 or a Non Perishable item that will all go to the Goldstream Food Bank.

Showcasing the talents of 80+ juried artisans’ unique handcrafted gifts, glorious food, live entertainment and hourly give-a-ways. Please join us, meet the artists and enjoy the nest of handcrafted holiday shopping. www.rstandlastchance.ca

ST. PETER, LAKEHILL Member of The Two Saints Ministry ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR Sat., Dec. 8, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Free Admission 3939 St. Peter’s Road (off Quadra) Home-made gifts for Everyone, Christmas Baking, Jams, Preserves, Chicken or Beef Pies, Attic Treasures, Books, Jewellery, Fresh Greens, Door Swags, Holly, Poinsettia HIGH TEA: Two Sittings 11:30 am / 1:00 pm Tickets sold in advance Info @ 250-384-7757

December 8 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & LUNCHEON SAT. DEC. 8, 10:00 am - 2:00pm ST. John the Divine Anglican Church 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria Baking and Preserves; Christmas and Crafts; Jewelry; Silent Auction; Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Quiche, Salad, Dessert, Tea/Coffee $12.00 (limited number of tickets available) CAMPUS VIEW CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR December 8th 11 - 3 Children’s crafting rooms, vendors, choirs, garage sale, bake sale, and our Christmas Cafe Come enjoy a day with Campus View Elementary School! 3900 Gordon Head Road

December 11 GAGE GALLERY ARTS COLLECTIVE presents: TALKING POINTS Original Fine Arts 18 Local Artists Cards, Small Works, Bookworks Gift Certicates DECEMBER 11-29, 11:00-5:00 OPENING DECEMBER 16, 1:00 - 5:00. 2031 OAK BAY AVENUE www.gagegallery.ca

December 13 CHRISTMAS CAROL SING ALONG St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (corner Douglas and Broughton) Thursday, December 13 Doors Open 11:30 am 12 - 1:15pm CAROL SINGING Organ, Flute,Trumpet, Vocal Presentations Free Event Everyone Welcome 250-384-5734 ofce@standrewsvictoria.ca


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Calico Christmas Market

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his distinctive, three-day Christmas Show is one of the most popular shows in the Greater Victoria area and consists primarily of crafters and artisans who live in the Sooke region, including East Sooke, and from as far away as Port Renfrew. The show is full of unique gifts and products, handmade and crafted by over 80 vendors on two floors. Weaving and woodturning, bowls and boxes, metal craft, pens and posters and pendants. There’s both soaps and salves, certified in accordance with Health Canada. Unique one-of-a-kind gifts such as mosaic portraits, maple syrup, stained glass ornaments and stylish bird houses — there are painted feather pictures and ornaments galore, as well as several types of pottery, and paintings created by local artists. Jewelry is available to suit nearly every budget, and handmade wooden toys, jams and

isit the Calico Christmas Market at their new location at Spectrum Community School as they kick off the holiday season. Open both Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11, with 90 local artisans presenting their handcrafted, high quality goods, including jewelry, food items, ceramics, art, home décor, clothing and more. While you’re there, enter to win Canucks Tickets/Hotel Package. Weekend admission: $5; 12 years and under free. Vendor space is still available; info: 250-516-3070. Bring your friends for a day of shopping and Christmas fun at this very merry gathering. ATMs will be available. MORE THAN 90 ARTISANS WILL PRESENT THEIR GOODS AT CALICO’S 32ND VERY MERRY GATHERING.

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jellies, baked goodies and dog treats; nautical crafts, sewing and purses and cozy cushions. Hand knitted items in various styles, from slippers to scarves, and crocheted items for all the family, cats and dogs included. You will also find awardwinning Sherringham Distillery’s Vodka, and from Dragon’s Den fame, Fudge in the Round folk will be onsite — something for everyone! Santa comes to visit every Saturday and Sunday, so children, young and old, can have their photo taken with him. The wonderful concession is run by Sooke Harbourside Lions. The All Sooke Arts & Crafts also support local non-profit groups. Free admission and wheelchair accessible. Join this fun-filled craft show on Nov. 16, 17 and 18 located in the historic Sooke Community Hall in downtown Sooke at 2037 Shields Rd. Visit: allsookeartsandcrafts. com and Facebook page to find out more.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10 AND SUNDAY, NOV. 11. 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Spectrum Community School 957 West Burnside Rd. facebook.com/thecalicochristmasmarket

All Sooke Arts & Crafts 2018 Christmas Craft Show Friday Nov. 16, Noon-7pm Saturday Nov. 17, 10am-5pm Sunday Nov. 18, 10am-5pm – Daily Prize Draws –

spectrum community school | 957 W Burnside RD weekend admission $5u |u 12 years & under free 90 local artisans enter to win vancouver canucks tickets & hotel package facebook.com/calicochristmasmarket

Sooke Community Hall 2037 Shields Road Free Admission Photos with Santa allsookeartsandcrafts.com

GET YOUR PHOTO TAKEN WITH SANTA — THE REAL ONE — AT ALL SOOKE ARTS + CRAFTS SALE.


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Christmas in the Manger Craft Fair

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his annual craft fair, held at the Saanich Fairgrounds, boasts more than 140 vendors who come together to bring you their handcrafted and repurposed wares to help fill your holiday shopping lists and Santa’s stockings. Enjoy a day or two and wander both the Main Hall and the RCMP barn. Handmade treasures await everyone — both the young and the young at heart. New this year: Children and Commercial section, Live Animal Display and a Gingerbread Play House. SAANICH FAIRGROUNDS 1528 STELLY’S X RD., SAANICHTON SATURDAY, NOV. 24 AND SUNDAY, NOV. 25. 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. DAILY. ADMISSION: $2. KIDS 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE.

VISIT THE SAANICH FAIRGROUNDS FOR THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS IN A MANGER CRAFT FAIR. YOU’LL FIND 140 VENDORS, A NEW CHILDREN AND COMMERCIAL SECTION, LIVE ANIMAL DISPLAY AND A GINGERBREAD PLAY HOUSE.

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First and Last Chance FIRST & LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOWS 2018

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njoy a day with family and friends at the Mary Winspear Center as First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows celebrate their 29th year, with a showcase of unique inspirations from 80+ West Coast artists and artisans. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home furnishings, seasonal decorations and custom clothing. Over 25 categories are represented, providing creative solutions for every person on your list — including you. By visiting, you will be entered to win a $200 Vendor Shopping Spree and hourly draws. Enjoy Farm Gates Food while you listen to seasonal live music. When you step through the doors, you’ll find fashionable jewelry, luxurious spa products, ceramics, fibre art, glasswork, candles, E THE WOOL MIN TR ACEY KNUFFE

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wearable art, leather work, sculpture, FIRST CHANCE metal craft, woodwork and more. Local CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW wines, spirits and all sorts of delectable SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. food items will also be on display at this SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. holiday event. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special, stockingLAST CHANCE stuffers, or wanting to inspire holiday DAVID BOOTH TERRIB CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW LE TRUFFLES spirit, you’ll find it all under one roof. SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. have become annual events of distinction that bring our MARY WINSPEAR CENTRE, 2243 Beacon Ave. communities together. They are wonderful opportunities to Sidney. unite 80+ juried artists and artisans each year. The shows provide shoppers with a unique opportunity to meet and $4 for a Weekend Pass; Children under 12 free purchase directly from the artists and artisans for a much (accompanied by an adult). more intimate transaction. First & Last Chance is looking 80+ Juried Artisans, Live Music, Hourly Prizes forward to continuing serving fellow artists & artisans. Glorious Food, ATM’s, Wheelchair Accessible, This year, First & Last Chance has partnered with the Free Parking BC Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness and funds. MARIA RO XBOROUG Every dollar raised by the BC Cancer Foundation stays H, ZIA JOEY `S ART DOLL at BC Cancer Victoria to advance research and enhance S care for the people of Vancouver Island. With this in mind, 5 per cent of your admission fee will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation. Used Victoria has generously sponsored First & Last Chance again this year and we will be giving Used Victoria’s purple cloth bags to the first 100 visitors through the doors. So, get into the spirit of the season, put on your shopping shoes and we will see you there! firstandlastchance.ca BELOW: SANDRA REGENT ISLAND BEESWAX.


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Out of Hand OUT OF HAND — 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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ut of Hand Modern Market celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and it’s bigger and better than ever with a curated selection of beautiful goods made by hand by 125 of Western Canada’s most accomplished and talented artists and makers. Buy directly from the creators of stunning jewellery, pottery, fashions, food, wine and spirits, décor and more. New market owner and producer, Bethany Wilson, is excited to present this year’s curated line-up of participants. “Artists and makers chosen for Out of Hand offer a wonderful diversity of outstanding handmade goods created locally and from across Western Canada. For some, it is the only time they will be offering their goods for sale in Victoria, giving local shoppers a very unique opportunity,” she says. “Exciting makers and designers from the Vancouver area for instance, including Adhesif Clothing and Red Pot Pottery, who rarely come to Victoria, choose to include Out of Hand among a small group of prestigious shows that they attend.” Adhesif Clothing, Red Pot and Flux & Stone are just three of the 125 creators you’ll find at Out of Hand Modern Market this November. Live music and an onsite bistro make for a wonderful holiday shopping experience. In recognition of Out of Hand’s 30th Anniversary, the first 30 people at the door each day will receive free admission. Out of Hand Modern Market takes place Friday, Nov. 23, through Sunday Nov. 25 at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St. in Victoria. For market hours, to purchase tickets online, and for more information including a list of participating artists and makers, visit: outofhand.ca LOOK FOR CREATIONS FROM EXCITING MAKERS AND DESIGNERS LIKE RED POT POTTERY (TOP PHOTO), ELENA DESIGNS (RIGHT) AND FLUX & STONE (BELOW).

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