There will be lights. There will be seasonal music played Joyce Sheppard and Mary Ellen Wilkinson their gorgeous Grand Piano. There will be an elegant Christmas tree – the Noble Fir decked in its finest – and seasonally inspired fabric art adorning the walls of the Quadra Island Community Centre on Friday, Nov. 14 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Young entrepreneurs will be taking the stage by storm with their creative work. Gorde and Martha James, craft fair veterans of about 12 years, will be offering crafted pottery wares of beauty and function as will Hannah of Earthlight Pottery and Barb Wager. Perrin Sparks will be painting portraits on site. Cortesian vendors will be there, as well, with with their own brand of island-inspired products and panache.
Most important of all, the jolly and beloved elf himself – Santa Claus – never fails to make an early visit to Quadra (Saturday Noon to 1:30 p.m.).
The Christmas Crafts Fair is the Community Centre’s biggest fundraiser. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see the bounty of a community’s creativity – and its resourcefulness. The fair barely skipped a beat when a storm in 2008 took the power out.
Candles sufficed until a portable gen-set arrived and powered two spotlights.
Spread the word, grab a few of your friends, and join them for some pre-season holiday cheer.