Still searching for that perfect holiday gift? Perhaps something a little more unique than a big-box gift card? The Women’s Winter Faire just might be what you are looking for as the annual event returns to Main Street’s Heritage Hall on December 18 and 19.
Now in its 17th year, the Faire features gifts and products made by many of British Columbia’s women artisans, artists and craftswomen from Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Interior. Along with an abundance of art, crafts and handmade goods, at all price points, the Faire also features an in-house cafe for a quick coffee fix or snack.
Since 1994 the Faire has raised, through donations collected at the door, over $70,000 for a variety of local charities including A Loving Spoonful, AIDS Vancouver, Out On Screen, Positive Women’s Network and Theatre Terrific. This tradition continues again in 2010 with this year’s suggested donation of $3 to $5 going to the Pride Education Network, a group of educators and advocates who are working together to make British Columbia’s school system a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment.
“The annual Women’s Winter Faire is all about bringing communities and friends together to celebrate and support women’s creativity, art and businesses,” said Pat Hogan of Sounds and Furies, organizers of the event.
17th Annual Women’s Winter Faire
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
18 & 19 December 2010 @ 11am to 6pm
Suggested $3 – $5 donation at the door. Visit http://www.soundsandfuries.com for more information.