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      ON THE RIDGE CRAFT FAIR,                            Christmas Chaos – 2009                   32nd ANNUAL CREATIVE CRAFT FAIRS                        Gifts for Myself and Others                     Artisans Faire in Port Alberni at the
      Nov. 7 – 10:00am - 4:00pm                    Duncan’s GIANT Arts & Crafts Fair                    CELEBRATING OUR 32nd YEAR!                                Juried Craft Show                        Italian Canadian Hall, 4065 6th Ave.
   Cordova Bay United Church Hall,                     Thurs. Nov. 12 & Fri. Nov. 13,                          AT PEARKES CENTRE                    Presented by Island Artisans Association                     Saturday, Nov. 14, 11-5pm,
           813 Claremont Ave.                                  12 pm to 9 pm                                  (behind Tillicum Mall)                Fine craft, good food and live music:                         Sunday, Nov. 15, 11-3pm.
   Featuring high quality, juried crafts:       Sat. Nov. 14 & Sun. Nov. 15 10 am to 5 pm                   Friday Nov. 13th: 10-8p.m.              Fri. Nov. 13 Noon-8pm, Sat. Nov. 14                 Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.
       Pottery, Glassware, Jewellery,                      Island Savings Centre                       Saturday Nov. 14th: 10-5:30p.m.              10am-6pm, Sun. Nov. 15 11am-5pm                     Celebrate the up-coming season with this
        Textiles, Cards, Edibles, etc.                  (formerly Cowichan Centre)                      Sunday Nov. 15th: 10-4:30p.m.               da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay St., Victoria              annual event, showcasing the talents of
              Tables Available.                           2687 James St., Duncan                          3100 Tillicum Rd, VICTORIA                  Event Pass $4, $1 off with foodbank item          island artisans, where you’ll have the
        Homemade soup luncheon.                 FREE ADMISSSION          Wheelchair friendly       One of Vancouver Islands largest and most             Free parking, Wheelchair accessible            opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind
    Admission $1 − Wheelchair Access             Call for more info and application for table      popular fairs showcasing over 150                       Visit:              pieces from the artists themselves! Pick up
 For info contact Linda: (250)-652-3184         (250)-748-7529         professional exhibitors from all over                                                       560000   some original creations including pottery,
                                       560313                                             560890   British Columbia. Shop for beautiful                Winter Dreams, 981 Sutcliffe Road,               weaving, stone carvings, original paintings,
                                                                                                   Christmas gifts, including gourmet food,          Cordova Bay. November 13, 10am-8pm,                woodwork, soaps, jewellery, photography,
  SACRED HEART CHURCH CHRISTIAN                                                                    stain glass, jewellery, woodwork, fine art,                                                          dolls, toys, puppets, Xmas ornaments and
         CHARITIES FALL BAZAAR                                                                                                                        November 14, 10-5pm, November 15,
                                                        Snowdon House Christmas                    photography, clothing, imports and more.            11-4pm. Unique gifts for every budget.           fabric arts. Concession by the Bread Of Life.
           4040 Nelthorpe St.                       Thursday November 12, 10am-8pm                 Over 100 continuous draw prizes will be                                                                           Info: 250-724-0489
 Sat. Nov 7, 2009 9:00 am – 2:00 pm                                                                                                                  Christmas puddings, candy arrangements,
                                                     Friday November 13, 10am-8pm                  given away and free live demonstrations.          custom cards, carry-alls for wheelchairs/
Admission FREE. Wheelchair accessible. ALL          Saturday November 14, 10am-4pm                 Our fair offers:
PROCEEDS TO CHARITIES. Attic Treasures,                                                                                                               walkers, sleepware, tea cozys, St. Nicks,
                                                          4693 Sunnymead Way                       • On sight Chiropractor, Massage &                      Christmas crackers, food treats,                          Laura - Victoria’s
Books, Ethnic Foods, Handcrafted gifts –            (Cordova Bay Road at Galey Way)                  Reflexology Therapists
knitted, sewn, Home Baking, Preserves,                                                                                                                   pillows, teacher gifts & much more!                       9th Annual Craft Fair
                                                Follow the tree signs; Garden art, journals,       • Children’s Area: face painting & activities    Free mulled cider. No admission. Door prize.           "Olde Fashioned Christmas Magic"
Jewellery, Lucky 7, Silent Auction,             handmade cards, stationary products, fresh         • Snacks and meals by Sam’s Deli
Hamburger/Hot Dog Stand, Tea Room.                                                                                                                                                             560469   This year; Soap Sculptures, as featured in
                                                Christmas wreaths, gourmet foods,                  • Wheelchair accessible                                                                              the Times Colonist, Aug 30th issue, culinary
  Info: (250)-475-3024 or (250)-479-1611        preserves, folk art, Christmas ornaments,          • Free parking
                                       560573                                                                                                                                                           delights, and many Christmas treasures! In
                                                bath treats, Christmas baking, linens and so       Admission $4.50 per day. $5 for all 3 days.                                                          our garden house, come and enjoy a "taste"
25TH Annual Strawberry Vale Craft Fair          much more. No admission fee. For more                         Children 12 & under free                                                                  of our Olde Fashioned Christmas Magic.
   Nov. 7 and 8.       10-4pm both days         information call Laura: (250)-658-3419              EXHIBITORS: SOME SPACES AVAILABLE                                                                          Nov. 14 & 15       10 - 4 p.m.
Lots of gift ideas from Juried Artisans.                                  Visit website for application form and                                                                     3840 Gordon Head Rd
Choose from Art, Body Care Products,                                                      560587
                                                                                                                    information                                                                                        (250)-477-3790
Jewellery, Wood Turning, Pottery, Children’s                                                            WWW.CREATIVECRAFTFAIRS.COM                                                                              "Truly, a unique experience!"
Clothing, Glass Works, Christmas Items,                                                               E-mail:                                                                                                     560922

Fabric Art, Food Services and so much more.                                                        Contact Deanna:               (250)-658-0971
      W/C accessible, lots of parking.                     November 13                                                                     559584
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Victoria Cat Rescue Corps
$1 admission at door.            11 High St.                                                                                                                                                                 Annual Christmas Bazaar & Tea
(corner of High St and Burnside Rd West)                                                                                                                       November 14                                      Sat. November 14th, 2009\craftfair.htm                                                                                                                                                                                     1:00-4:00pm
             Info: (250)-479-2276                             Calico Christmas                           Tillicum Elementary School’s                 15th Annual Eclipsing Star Craft Fair
                                                     23rd Annual Arts & Crafts Show                    13th Annual Christmas Craft Fair                                                                          St. Matthias Church Hall
                                       560914                                                                                                       November 14th – 2009 9:30am – 3:30pm                            600 Richmond Ave.
                                                        Fri. Nov. 13, 6pm - 9:30pm,                            (3155 Albina Street)                          3861 Cedar Hill Cross Rd
         20th Annual First Chance                        Sat. Nov. 14, 9am - 5pm                      Friday Nov. 13th, 3:30 pm – 8 pm                                                                     Crafts, Jewelry, Books, White Elephant
            Christmas Craft Show                                                                                                                    Come and do your Christmas shopping in a                       Cake & Beverage $3.75
                                                 At Pacific Christian School 654 Agnes                Saturday Nov. 14th, 10 am – 4 pm              warm and friendly atmosphere. Make us
       Sat.., Nov. 7 : 10a.m. – 5p.m.              Street, Victoria, (off Glanford Ave.)           Experience our festive holiday atmosphere.                                                           for further information call: (250)-656-1100
       Sun., Nov. 8: 10a.m. – 4p.m.                                                                                                                 your coffee stop while you browse amongst          
                                                Admission $3 – Children 12 & Under Free.           Refreshments for sale and Admission is free.     the wonderful handmade crafts – Victorian
    Held @ The Mary Winspear Centre             Wheelchair Accessible. Enter to win one of 2              To purchase a table, contact:                                                                                                         559503

         2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney                                                                                                                   Christmas Decorations, Christmas baskets,
                                                GRAND PRIZES!! Come celebrate the season                         Debbie Shawcross                   pillows, wreaths for all seasons, knitted and
First Chance features 85 new and returning      with us at the 23rd Annual Calico Christmas                       (250)-383-6803
artisans to this juried show, highlighting                                                                                                          sewn items.              Tables still available.
                                                Show! Enjoy the fun, festive atmosphere                                                    560589
                                                                                                                                                               Wheelchair accessible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         CORDOVA BAY 55 PLUS ASSOCIATION
quality & self creation, while brimming with    while you shop and grab a bite to eat. Calico                                                                                                  560916
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ARTIST & ARTISAN – SHOW & SALE
uniqueness and one-of-a-kind works for          Christmas offers over 100 new and returning                                                                                                             Sat. & Sun., Nov. 14 & 15, 11 am – 4 pm
yourself and loved ones. Enjoy great music      juried exhibitors, filling two gyms with unique                                                            FAIR TRADE CRAFT SALE                            at Cordova Bay Community Place
and scrumptious treats as you shop in a         and contemporary treasures! We feature a            Charles Dickens Christmas Craft Faire            …bring Christmas to your home and                     in Cordova Bay Elementary School
most festive atmosphere. You are only           fabulous selection of jewelry, pottery, home          Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay                   homes around the world…                                5238 Cordova Bay Rd.
limited by your imagination! Great door         & garden decor, soap & spa products,
                                                              ´                                                Nov. 13, 14, and 15                  Sat. Nov. 14, 10-4 ★ Sun. Nov. 15, 12-4             Photography, hand-knits and other fibre
prizes, wheelchair accessible. Admission: $3    Christmas decorations, original paintings,               Fri 3-8pm, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4                      Gordon United Church,                       arts, jewellery, clay modeling, paintings,
for a weekend pass. Children under 12 free.     pet accessories, pewter ware, gourmet foods            15th annual juried show, two floors of         935 Goldstream Avenue, Langford                   sculpture, Ukrainian eggs, prints…
          ★ Proudly we support ★                and much more. Enjoy a delicious meal at             outstanding arts and crafts. Concession.               Featuring handcrafts from                           Free Admission, Door Draw,
     ★ Beacon Community Services.★              the Calico Kitchen and indulge in exquisite          Admission $2. Free daily draws, plus win                 Ten Thousand Villages                            Silent Auction, Refreshments
       For info., please contact Joyce @        baked goods from The Broadmead Bakery.             1 of 3 $100 grocery certificates. ATM on site         Threads of Hope & Global Village.                 250-658-5558
              (250)-248-0637 or:                Hourly door prizes. Limited exhibitor space                  Wheelchair accessible FMI                       Proceeds to support the                           Baking and more Crafts on           available. For info contact: (250)-516-3070        Janet (250)339-9891      Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign                     Thurs. Dec. 17, 11 am – 4 pm
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             Lavender Co-op                             Church of St. John the Divine               Crafty Creations 19th Annual Craft Fair          City of Nanaimo, Parks, Recreation &
   21st Annual Craft Fair & Bake Sale.                       CHRISTMAS BAZAAR                           November 14, 2009, 10am-4pm.                 Culture 2009 Christmas Craft Bazaar
       Nov. 14th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                      Saturday, November 14, 2009                   Cobble Hill Hall, 3550 Watson Ave.                  Friday, November 20, 12-8 pm.
    10A 620 Judah St. (off Glanford)                            11 a.m. - 2 p.m.                   32 tables. Knitting & sewing, glassware,                     Saturday & Sunday
Good selection of baked goods, candies &                 St. John’s Christmas Bazaar               kitchen-bath-Christmas decor, woodworking          November 21 & 22nd, 10 am to 5 pm
fudge. Xmas gift baskets & spices. Fleece              will be held at the Church Hall,            soaps- lotions, kids-canine clothes, greeting    Beban Social Centre - 2300 Bowen Road
blankets, knitted slippers, baby & kids                 925 Balmoral St (off Quadra).              cards, pottery, stained glass, hand puppets.     Admission $2.00 – 2 for 1 coupon on
sweaters. Lots of gift ideas at good prices.      Christmas handicrafts, decorations, home         Free admission. Wheelchair friendly.             Sunday. Free hourly prize draws! Large
Donations to our Mustard Seed food hamper         baking, jams/jellies, treasures, jewellery,      Refreshments. The best little craft fair in      variety of homemade products that will suit
appreciated.          Mary: (250)-479-6139        linens, children’s section, good quality         town!    (250)-743-2791 or (250)-748-0732        everyone on your list. Pottery, puppets,
                                         560929   books, and gift baskets for silent auctions.                                             558726   photography, jewellery, Christmas crafts,
                                                        A special lunch will be available.                                                          and much more!        Concession available.
       Oak Bay Artists Studio Tour
         Sat & Sun, Nov 14 & 15,
                                                                                                             November 17                            More info call 756-5200 or
              noon - 4:30pm                                        First Annual
       Find a wonderful selection of              CHRISTMAS AT THE LAKE Produced by                                9th ANNUAL                         All Sooke Arts & Crafts Christmas Fair
   unique and varied artist created gifts,         The Prospect Lake Community Assoc.               UVIC HEARTS AND HANDS CRAFT FAIR                          November 20, 1-8 pm,
         displayed in their studios.               Saturday, November 14, 10am - 4pm.                            Free admission!                           November 21 and 22, 10-5 pm
     Free self-guided tour of individual               Prospect Lake Community Hall                Tuesday November 17, 2009 (10:00 a.m.-           Sooke Community Hall, downtown Sooke.
               artists studios.                   5358 Sparton Rd. (near West Saanich Rd)             4:30 p.m.) University Centre Lobby.                        FREE ADMISSION
               Tour Brochure:                     Quality Crafts & Art, Wonderful Foods            Come to a juried event featuring hand                    Over 60 vendors on 2 floors.                  Tea Room, Buskers, Great Community Event         crafted creations by UVic students and staff.     Get your Picture with Santa, the REAL one!
                                                  Lois at or 250-479-7070       Offerings include unique pen and pencil sets,             *Handicapped accessible*
                                                            fine art, turned and painted wood, greeting          *Great Food * Great Entertainment*
  Christmas Craft Fair & Festive Silent                                                   559473   cards, body care, children’s things, pottery         One of the best shows on the Island,
Auction. Saturday, November 14, 10-2pm.                                                            and jewelry. Table fees and raffle proceeds                 “Don’t miss this one”!
 Fairfield Activity Centre, 380 Cook St.                                                           support the UVic United Way Campaign.                                                     556442
Free Admission. Large Craft Fair 25+              Friends of Government House Craft sale.
                                                        "Buying at the Butterworth "                    Information: Lynn (250)-721-6365.
venders featuring a variety of homemade                                                                        Wheelchair accessible.                   "Made at Home by Ada" & Friends.
treasures. Refreshments available. Also           Saturday, November 14th, 9:30 a.m. to
                                                  3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 15th, 9:30                                                    561014   Fri. Nov. 20, 2-9pm, Sat. Nov. 21, 9-4pm
featuring our Festive Silent Auction opening                                                                                                                   & Sun. Nov. 22 10-4
Sat, Nov. 14, closing Sat, Dec. 5, at our         a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Your dollars go straight to
                                                                                                                                                    Fifth Annual Gift & Craft Home Sale in
Christmas in Cook St. Village Event.              the Friends garden projects.                               November 20                            friendly relaxed antique setting, including
Table rentals $35. Contact Crystal Hill:          1401 Rockland Avenue In the Butterworth
                                                  Cottage and the Multi Purpose Room on                                                             lots of organic jams, jellies, chutneys,
              (250)-384-6542                                                                                                                        relishes & salsa, antipasta, jewellery, cards,
                                                  the lower grounds of Government House               21st Annual Out of Hand Craft Fair
                                                            (Wheelchair accessible)                      presents: Presents Under Glass             infant to adult knits, ornaments, lots of
                                                                                                    at the Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas St.          baked goods, chocolate, aprons, pasta bibs
              Christmas Fair At                                                           557192
                                                                                                                                                    and lots more. Easy parking - upper duplex.
       Cadboro Bay United Church                                                                             Fri. Nov 20: noon-9pm,
                                                            ST. PAUL’S ESQUIMALT                   Sat. Nov 21 10-6pm, Sun. Nov 22 10-5 pm          1418 St. David St. Free admission & draw.
  Sat., Nov 14 from 10:30am - 3:00pm                                                                                                                         Info Ada: (250)-592-4660
             2625 Arbutus Road                                1379 Esquimalt Road.                 Admission: $7.00 adults, $6.00 Seniors.
FREE ADMISSION Wheelchair Accessible.                             Holly Bazaar                     This new location for a long standing
Lunch from 11:30 - 1:30 ($7.50). * Crafts *                 Saturday Nov 14th, 10-2                seasonal event, has attracted many new
                                                          Lunch 11:30-1:30pm, $7.00.               artisans to the largest show Out of Hand has
ROOM * Silent Auction * Jewellery &               Crafts, baking, gourmet, pies, mincemeat,        presented in years. Contemporary crafts in                 November 21
Accessories * Silent Auction * Labours of         The Kitchen Table, Gifts for Pets, Books,        every imaginable media including: wearable
Love * Home Cooking * AND more                    Attic Treasures, Silent Auction, Christmas       art & accessories, fabulous jewellery, fine             Metchosin Community Hall
surprises!!!     For info: Pat (250)-721-3474     Florals, Lighted Trees, & much, much more!       art, Gourmet Lane, natural skin care                 Silver Anniversary - 25th Annual
                                                     No admission charge, handicap access.         products, books, toys & home decor. more         November Arts Crafts and Giftware Sale
                                                                                          557066   info:                  Saturday & Sunday,
           Christmas Craft Fair                                                                                                            560420      November 21 & 22, 10 to 4:30pm.
With Christmas right around the corner,           Holiday Gifts Galore, the 34th Annual                                                             Pottery, Photography, Ginger Bread Houses
come and check out our crafts and pick up         Christmas Sale by the Juan de Fuca Arts                        QUILTS AND MORE                    and Christmas Cakes by Tiers of Joy,
a present for someone special! There will be      & Crafts Guild. Nov. 14 (9am-4pm)                          Open House/Craft Sale                  Jewelry, Purses by Nellie, Children’s
multiple vendors with all sorts of hand           Nov. 15 (11:30am-4pm) at St. Joseph’s                      4758 Amblewood Drive                   Nightgowns, slippers, gloves… plenty of gift
crafted goodies for you to enjoy, or rent your    School Gym, 757 Burnside Road West.                          (off Royal Oak Drive)                ideas for everyone. Free admission.
own table and sell your own stuff.                    (corner of Burnside & McKenzie).              Friday/Saturday Nov. 20/21, 10 - 5pm.                     Wheel-chair accessible.
For more information call: (250)-370-9101         Free Admission. Fine Arts and handmade                    Sunday Nov. 22, 12 - 4pm.                       Metchosin Community Hall
      November 14th, 10:00-4:00pm.                traditional crafts. Woodworking, weaving,         Gifts, quilts, clothing & home accessories.              4401 William Head Road
       Oaklands Community Centre                  decorations, canning, baking, more! VISA.                     Refreshments served.                               In the heart of
          (#1-2827 Belmont Ave)                   Wheelchair accessible. Call Jenn: 813-1718                   Wheel chair accessible.                    downtown Metchosin since 1889
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           November 21                                       November 21                                       November 21                                       November 21                                       November 26
        12th Annual Scandinavian                           November 21 & 22, 10-4                            CHURCH OF THE ADVENT                       VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR                      www.Kris Kringle Craft
          Craft Fair & Bake Sale                         Christine’s Creations Studio                       Annual Christmas Craft Fair                     Nov. 21 10-5 & Nov. 22 10-4                          THURS, NOV. 26, 12-9 pm,
       Saturday November 21st, at                      Open House 3114 Harriet Road                     Sat., Nov. 21, 2009, 10am to 3pm                    Saanich Commonwealth Pool                              FRI, NOV. 27, 10-9 pm,
Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave., 10-4pm                     Entrance on Maddock                               510 Mount View Ave.                               4636 Elk Lake Road                                SAT, NOV. 28, 10-6 pm,
Crafted items, jams & jellies, baking by              Unique affordable gifts & decorations                 (opposite Colwood School).                High quality juried show. Silver, gold, pewter,             SUN, NOV. 29, 10-5 pm,
members of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic,                  Free refreshments will be served             Wide variety of crafters; Home Baking; and       gemstones + beaded jewelry Xmas cards,             Over 120 B.C artisans at the most beautiful
Norwegian and Swedish communities. Viking               Door prize, food bank donations              our very popular lunch (starting at 11:30        wood carvings, stone garden art + African          decorated show at the Civic Centre in
Speciality Importers; light lunch; door prizes;                    appreciated.                      a.m.). No admission charge. Completely           baskets. Varieties of organic condiments +         Qualicum Beach with Live Music, gourmet
ramp & stair access. Info: 250-598-2603                         More information                     wheelchair accessible. More info? Contact        baked goods. Knit and fleece garments.             dining in the Christmas Village, Kris Kringle
             No Admission Fee                           Call Christine @ (250)-382-5239              the Church Office - 250-474-3031. Crafters       Photo prints, candles + more. Admission $3         Station for the kids FAMILY PHOTOS. Roving
                                          561173                                            561009   needed! Call our office to book a table.                     Call: (250)-479-6113                   Christmas characters throughout the show,
                                                                                                                                             560934                                             561157   Kris Kringle, Karol Kringle, Princess
THE HOLLY FAIR @ ST. MARY’S CHURCH,                                                                                                                                                                      Kringle, Magical Faces, The Merry
                                                            Annual COOL Yule Fair                                                                                                                        Minstrell, The Story Teller, Spazmagic,
 Saanichton, East Saanich Rd. at Cultra                   Sat. Nov. 21 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday Nov. 21 (9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)                                                                                                                                                                A Hilarious Family of Trolls, Farmer Vicki
                                                             at Church of Our Lord                      Christ Church Cathedral Bazaar &                                                                 & "Daisy the Cow", (Win a $300.00
Home Baking, Crafts, Silent Auction,                       (Blanshard & Humboldt).
Gourmet Pantry, Books, Garden Shop and                                                                 Luncheon, Saturday Nov. 21, 12-3pm,                                                               Birthday Party with Daisy) PLUS FREE
                                                           High tea, handmade crafts,                    Memorial Hall 912 Rockland Ave.                                                                 HOT CHOCOLATE AND CARRIAGE RIDES
more. Morning Coffee and light lunch                      baked goods & silent auction.
available. Auction closes at 1:30 p.m.                                                                Tables include: Attic Treasures, Baking &                                                          THROUGH QUALICUM 'THE CHRISTMAS
                                                                 Free admission.                                                                                                                         VILLAGE!'
  Free Admission. Wheelchair accessible.                     Wheelchair accessible.                   Preserves, Books,Christmas Decorations,
        For more info call Leslie at:                            250-383-8915.                         Crafts, Jewelery, Silent Auction & Toys,                                                                       Definitely worth the
             (250)-652-1611.                                            Christmas Decorations. Luncheon                                                                                'Ride Up North'.
                                                                                            561169                   $7/person.                                                                             Over $ 5,000 in Door Prizes including
                                                                                                                Wheelchair accessible.                                                                                Daily Grand Prizes,
   SHOAL Centre Christmas Craft Fair                                                                                                                                                                       $ 700. Value, 2 nights at Tigh-Na- Mara &
                                                                                                                  No tables to rent.                                                                       $ 700. Value, 2 nights at the Aerie Resort
    10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney                        Wishart School’s 16th Annual                                                        558644
         Saturday, November 21                           Christmas Craft and Gift Fair                                                                                                                     and a $ 500 Kris Kringle Shopping Spree.
               10am to 2pm                                  Saturday November 21st                                                                                                                        Avoid the crowds, come and shop Thursday
        Tea Garden and Bake Sale                                    10am-3pm,                                                                                                                                              & Sunday.
      Beautifully handcrafted items                               3310 Wishart Rd                     Esquimalt Arts and Crafts presents the                                                                CHECK OUT WWW.KRISKRINGLE.CA
    Crafts, jewelry, ceramics and more                            Over 40 vendors.                    32nd Annual 'Naturally Christmas' sale.                                                                    FOR THE LATEST UPDATED
                Come early!                         A great selection of crafts. Free admission.     Sat Nov. 21 and Sun Nov 22. 10am to 4pm                                                                            INFORMATION
              (250)-656-5537                       Raffle draws, baked goodies and concession.       both days. Esquimalt Recreation Center,                                                               Admission Fee: $ 5 per day or $ 7 for all
                                   Tables still available                          527 Fraser Street.                                                                        4 days Plus ANY kind of SOS donation.
                                          561293        Call: (250)-478-1877 for more info.          Featuring unique handcrafted items                          November 22                                           Qualicum Beach
                                                                                            560486   including jewelry, woodworking, cards,                                                                               Civic Centre
    Capital Mental Health Association                                                                crotcheted and knitted children and kitchen       LADIES AUXILIARY CRAFT FAIR & TEA                                    Contact:
Women’s Auxiliary Christmas Craft Fair &                                                             gifts, soap, baked goods and affordable                    November 22nd, 2009                      
                                                             Be a Virtuous Consumer                  original paintings, and much much more.
Lunch. Saturday November 21st, 2009                         at VIDEA’s Fair Trade Fair!                                                                              10am - 3pm.                                                                 561108

  9 A.M. to 2 P.M. 125 Skinner Street,                                                               Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Free                 Royal Canadian Legion,
                                                           Sat. Nov. 21 from 10am-4pm                admission. Tables available. Call Angela at:
        across the Bay St Bridge                   at The First Metropolitan United Church                                                                           Branch #91
Awesome baked goods and preserves. Hand                                                               250-642-6785 or Valerie at: 250-385-7658               761 Station Ave., Langford.
                                                                932 Balmoral Road
knitted items, collectibles. Genuine stones        Victorians once again have the opportunity
                                                                                                                                                      Crafts, tea, meat draws and silent auction.
and jewelry. Delicious home cooked lunch           for one-stop shopping that you can feel good                                                       Handicap access and a smile for admission.
for sale. Silent Auction. Free Admission!          about this holiday season! VIDEA’s annual                                                                     Tables available $20.
                      Fair Trade Fair features vendors with                Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary                   Contact: (250)-478-5484
                                                   products made in an ethical manner,               Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair, Saturday,                                                   557379           Thursday, November 26th
                                                   allowing shoppers to feel confident that their    Nov. 21, 2009, 10am - 3pm, Mary                                                                            MOUNT ST MARY HOSPITAL
                                                   gift-giving supports families, the                Winspear Centre Sidney, B.C. Features            Antique, Retro & Collectible Show & Sale                 25TH Annual Christmas Bazaar
                                                   environment and emerging economies. This          include: Handmade Crafts, Sewing &                     Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney                        861 Fairfield Rd. 10 am-3pm
                                                   Fair Trade marketplace event, organized by        Knitting, Baking & Christmas Confectionery,      This Christmas discover the unique and             Welcome to our juried, traditional Christmas
                                                   the Victoria International Development            Jams, Jellies, Collectibles, Antique Linen &     different! All your Christmas shopping at one      Bazaar featuring unique gifts for all,
                                                   Education Association (VIDEA), will feature       Lace, Hidden Treasures, Books, Christmas                                                            handmade quilts, needlework & knitting,
                                                                                                                                                      mega event! Over 70 collector- enthusiasts.        wreaths & floral designs, baking, jams &
                                                   vendors selling a variety of fairly traded        Crafts, Gourmet Basket Draw, Raffle, Lunch
                                                   textiles, clothing, food, beverages, arts &       Room. Admission by Donation. All proceeds        Attend the biggest and brightest Christmas         jellies, greeting cards, jewellery &
                                                   crafts, decorations, and will have ethnic food    purchase equipment for Saanich Peninsula         Show and Sale! Sunday Nov 22/09.                   collectables, white elephant, chocolate &
                                                   for sale. Admission is by donation, and there     Hospital. No table rentals. Everyone             General Admission is $3 @ 9:30 am. Early           candy, raffle and much more! Refreshments
                                                   will be door prizes!                              welcome.               Wheelchair accessible.    Birds $20 @ 8:30am. Contact: Josie or              available, table rental. Wheelchair
                                                      Visit for more information.         Inquiries: Betty Johnson, (250)-655-0481       David @ 250-744-1807 or         accessible.     Info: contact (250)-480-3118
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          November 26                                        November 28                                        November 28                                        December 3
     Christmas in November at the                      Doncaster School’s 17th Annual                   Stocking Stuffers & More Gifts Show                    CAMOSUN COLLEGE’S 11th
          Sooke Harbour House                     Christmas Craft Fair, Nov. 28, 10am-3pm.               Knox Presb. Church, 2964 Richmond Rd.               ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
       Thursday, November 26th to                    1525 Rowan St. (off Cedar Hill Rd.)                 November 28th, 10:30am - 4:30pm               Thursday, December 3rd – 10am to 5pm
         Sunday, November 29th                    Free admission. Featuring 50+ tables of local       Featuring magnetic products, candles,               Young Building, Lansdowne Campus
Enjoy a wide array of art, crafts and a Unique    artists’ crafts, incl: cards, jewelry, knitting,    t-shirts, fabric gift wrap, doggie bandanas,                 3100 Foul Bay Road
FASHION SHOW Friday night in the Potlatch         woodwork, baking, chocolates, ornaments,            essential oils, Epicure, Tupperware, cards,       Come and get festive! Enjoy some hot apple
Room. "When you give, when you love,              toys, sewing etc. Food donations welcome.           decorative boxes, Relaxus prod. Concession.         cider and seasonal tunes while you shop
Christmas is every day!" Gift shop open daily     Prizes, concession, W/C accessible. Table           W/C access.                   Free Admission.    from our unique collection of holiday
with artisan and special creations.               bookings:                Supporting Victoria Chinatown Lions Club.                gift-giving ideas offered by
      1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke                               (250)-383-9378                                 Info: 888-6643 after 6pm.               College & community artisans & crafters.
             250-642-3421 visit                                                              560882                                           560404          FREE Admission – Raffle Prizes! for more info                                                                        SWEET COOKING DEALS                           For table bookings, contact Pat at:
                                                                                                        Susie Thambirajah teaches Authentic            250-370-3017
                                                     St. George’s Church Christmas Fair                                                                                                         560765
                                                           3909 St. George’s Lane                        Malaysian Style, South-East Asian/
                                                        (off Maynard) in Cadboro Bay.                       South Asian Cooking Classes.
          November 28                                     Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 to 2.                 Christmas Edition Classes begin Nov 28th
                                                     Treasures, Silent Auction, Kids’ Toys,           with a day workshop. Regular classes are on                  December 4
                                                       Books, Baking , Preserves, Pies &              a weekly basis. A wonderful gift idea for the
 Cloverdale Traditional School’s Annual                  Antipasto, Plants. Free coffee.              gourmet cooks in the family at Christmas &
Christmas Craft Fair - Saturday Nov. 28th                                                             Birthdays. Call: 250-477-4079, for schedules            A TOUCH OF SALTSPRING
                                                            Lunch served. Fun for all.                                                                           CHRISTMAS SHOW
   10am - 4pm at 3427 Quadra Street.                         Info: (250)-472-2090                     see
Browse the wares of over 50 vendors and                                                                                                       560066
crafters, and get some Christmas shopping                                                                                                                      FRIDAY DECEMBER 4TH
done while the kids are kept busy with crafts,                                                                 Winter Creek Pottery                                10A.M. - 8P.M.
activities and face-painting on Candy Cane               St. Luke’s Anglican Church                    Come to the Highlands and enjoy a cup of              SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH
Lane. Stop by Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen for a hot               Christmas Bazaar and tea                              cider while you shop.                               10A.M. - 5P.M.
meal and a treat. Admission by donation.                November 28th, 10am - 2pm                                Pottery & sculpture.                         SUNDAY DECEMBER 6TH
            Wheelchair accessible.                       3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road                     November 28 & 29, December 5 & 6.                            10A.M.-5P.M.
For more information or table booking             Featuring antiques and collectibles, silent                        10am-5pm                                1885 FOREST PARK DRIVE,
please call Michele at 250-386-3608 or            auction, jewellery, floral arrangements,                    178 Ross-Durrance Rd.                               NORTH SAANICH
       email at:             needlework and handicrafts, home baking,                For more information please call                 PANORAMA RECREATION CENTER
                                         561171   jams and jellies, books, toys, white elephant                    250-652-5434                          ADMISSION $4.00 FOR A 3 DAY PASS
                                                  and more. A light lunch will be served.                                                     561347   Handicap accessible.        Park ’N’ Ride.
                                                  Free admission.       Wheelchair accessible.                                                      
         SURF LODGE CRAFT FAIR                     For more information call: (250)-592-2842                                                                                                    560752

        Located on Gabriola Island                                                           560613
  (only 20 minute ferry from Nanaimo)                                                                                                                      "Made at Home by Ada" & Friends.
  Saturday Nov. 28th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.                     "Christmas in the Manger"                                                                    Fri. Dec. 4, 2-9, Sat Dec. 5, 9-4 & Sun Dec.
    Sunday Nov. 29th 11 a.m. -3 p.m.                         November 28 and 29                                                                        6, 10-4 Fifth Annual Gift & Craft Home Sale
 885 Berry Point Road, Gabriola Island                            10 am - 4 pm                                                                         in friendly relaxed antique setting, including
Exceptional & unique Island gifts- from                      Saanich Fairgrounds                                                                       lots of organic jams, jellies, chutneys,
chocolate to stained glass. Make a weekend                 1528 Stellys Cross Road                                                                     relishes and salsa, antipasta, jewellery,
out of it & see the whole Island. Ocean view                 $2.00 for TWO DAYS                                                                        cards, infant to adult knits, ornaments, lots
rooms available.              (250).247.9231                 Wheelchair accessible                                                                     of baked goods, chocolate, aprons, pasta
                             Contact: Gloria (250)-652-3314                         November 29                            bibs and lots more. Easy parking - upper
                                                                   150 vendors                                                                         duplex - 1418 St. David St. Free admission
                                                                                                                           and draw.            Info: Ada 250-592-4660
   CHOSIN POTTERY’S 26th ANNUAL                                                              560947
                                                                                                      VICTORIA BOOK & PAPER SHOW, Sunday,
             CHRISTMAS SALE                                                                           NOV. 29 2009, 10AM to 4PM, Winspear
Special opening weekend NOVEMBER 28th                            Pottery Sale                          Centre, 2243 Beacon. Ave. Sidney, BC.           Christmas at the O’Reillys - Point Ellice
& 29th. Sale continues until December                          ★ One Day Only ★                       ANTIQUE and COLLECTIBLE PRINTED                   House is decorated for the holidays.
6th. Works by Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle.             Parksville Community Centre                   PAPER ITEMS - postcards, stamps, comics,         Dec. 4th and 5th, 11-4pm: Christmas Sale.
Join us for some hot mulled cider, coffee and                 132 Jensen Avenue,                      maps, magazines, books, advertising,                   Tours available by appt only
                                                                   Parksville                         Victorian Xmas cards, nautical items, menus      Nov. 27th-28th, Dec. 11th-12th, 18th-19th
cookies while browsing through the vast                    November 28th, 2009                        – all for sale or trade! Sidney BOOK TOWN’S       Enjoy Christmas tea, by reservation only.
selection of sale items.                                         10am to 5pm                          BEST! Experts available to value your items.     Children’s tours Dec. 28th-30th, 10-12 noon.
        4283 Metchosin Rd., Victoria.                    FMI: Arrowsmith Potters Guild                       A lot of fun, and lots to see and do.        Phone for details:    (250)-380-6506
            Open daily 10am-5pm                                 (250)-954-1872                                100+ tables available. Entry $3.           Point Ellice House National Historic Site
       250-474-2676 Visa, MC, Interac                          Info: (250)-652-0149, (250)-385-4292.                 2616 Pleasant St,. Victoria.
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           December 5                                       December 5                                          December 5                                       December 8                                      December 12
     Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre                   Campus View Elementary School                        Knox Christmas Bazaar and Tea                 Art Student’s Painting and Print Sale!                     Holly Jolly Craft Fair
     Christmas by the Sea Sail Past                        Christmas Craft Fair                                2964 Richmond Road.                           Tuesday December 8, 2009                         December 12th + 13th, 2009
December 5th, 2009         2:00PM-6:00PM           Saturday, December 5, 10am-4pm                      Saturday, December 5, 11am to 3pm                         12:00 noon - 8:00 pm                               Saturday 10 - 5
This year make the Christmas by the Sea                  3900 Gordon Head Road                      Free admission! Home Baking, Books,                       Vancouver Island University                            Sunday 12 - 5
part of your family’s Christmas traditions.             Admission $1. Children Free                 Crafts, Collectibles, Jewelry, Plants, Sewing,           Art and Design building #325              CanWest University, 950 Kings Road,
There will be free hot chocolate, coffee and         Door prizes. Wheelchair accessible.            jams, preserves, Toys and LOTS more.                      900 Fifth St., Nanaimo, B.C.             Quadra Village. Featuring locally hand
candy canes, music and a wonderful view of         Quality crafts, silent auction, children’s          Great Christmas gifts and festive music!        Great Art, Great Prices, Great Investment!      crafted and unique gifts. Free admission and
the Lighted Ships as they Sail Past.                 bazaar, concession and bake sale.                Delicious Luncheon: Adult $5. Children $3.                                              561961   refreshments, plenty of free parking. Cash
Christmas is a magical time. Come and enjoy         For more information call Candice at:                       Wheelchair Accessible.                                                                 only. For more information or to participate
the bonfire and BBQ, bake sale and silent                     (250)-477-5395                              Contact number: (250)-592-6323                                                               visit:
auction. Wheelchair accessible. No                                                         560709                                            558315                                                                                              561275

admission fee. BBQ by donation                                                                       Sooke Fall Fair’s 6th Annual Christmas                                                             ** MOSS STREET HOLIDAY MARKET **
2:00-4:00PM, Sail Past 5:00PM. We will                                                                     Crafts, Curios & more Market                                                                      December 12th and 13th, 2009
gladly accept non perishable food for our                   BETHLEHEM WALK                                    Sat., Dec. 5, 10am-4pm.                                                                              10am to 4pm at the
local food bank. For more information                     December 5 Saturday                                 Sooke Community Hall,                                                                         Fairfield Community Association
 contact the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre                  December 6 Sunday                                 entrance off Sheilds Rd.                                                                        and Sir James Douglas School
           1761 Cowichan Bay Rd                            December 7 Monday                        Tables $15, admission by donation to                                                                   1330 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC.
  (250)-746-4955 or                      6:30 - 9:00 pm                        Sooke Christmas Bureau, crafts, collectibles                                                       Parking in the Thurlow Parking Lot and along
                                                          Sooke Baptist Church                      & baking, Concession.                                                                              Thurlow St. on the right hand side. For more
                                                    7110 West Coast Rd. Sooke B.C.
                                                Free Event. It is a powerful statement. It is
                                                                                                     Call Carol 250-881-1169 for info and tables.               December 11                            information please call 250-361-1747.
                                                                                                                Wheel Chair Accessible                                                                                                           561163
                                                an all churches event. Everyone welcome.                                                     560488
                                                        Phone & Fax: (250)-642-3424
                                                                                                                                                                20th Annual Last Chance                      February 13, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                  Christmas Craft Show
                                                                                                                                                               Fri., Dec. 11: 12p.m. – 7p.m.                            4th Annual
                                                                                                                                                               Sat., Dec. 12: 10a.m. – 5p.m.                       Victoria Tea Festival
                                                                                                                                                              Sun.,Dec. 13: 10a.m. – 4p.m.                       February 13 & 14, 2010
                                                     Denman Island Christmas Stroll                                                                       Held@ The Mary Winspear Centre                    Sat. (12-5pm); Sun. (10am-4pm)
                                                          December 5th and 6th                                                                                  2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney                        Crystal Garden, Victoria
                                                      (Sat. & Sun: 10am-4pm daily)                                                                                                                                  713 Douglas Street
                                                                                                                                                       Last Chance features 85 new and returning             Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door
                                                At two large Community Centres. Over 80                                                                 artisans to this juried show, highlighting
                                                artisans display top quality crafts by local                                                                                                                  For more info & ticket outlets:
    WINTER CELEBRATION ART SHOW                                                                                                                        quality & self creation, while brimming with  
                                                and regional artists. 'Voted the best and
  December 5th, 10 AM to 4 PM at the            largest COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FAIRE                                 December 6                              uniqueness and one-of-a-kind works for              Taste. Discover. Shop. Experience.
  Fireweed Studio, 277 Durrance Road,           around, and a truly classy & unique show!'                                                                       yourself and loved ones.                                                        561551

(between West Saanich Rd & Wallace Dr.)         Wide aisles, a leisurely pace, homemade                     Victoria Central Lions Club               Enjoy great music and scrumptious treats as
Join Painters, potters and friends to           food at 2 eateries. Short ferry ride from              will have a Christmas Craft Fair on            you shop in a most festive atmosphere. You
celebrate the Season without the                Buckley Bay, then a 1-block walk up from                   Sunday December 6th at the                     are only limited by your imagination!
commercial insanity. Reasonable prices,         the landing OR take SHUTTLE VAN.                              Royal Canadian Legion,                    Great door prizes, wheelchair accessible.
fun for children of all ages. Earth friendly    Free admission.      Wheelchair accessible.                     411 Gorge Rd East,                    Admission: $3.00 for a 3 day weekend pass.
creations. Please park at Lion of Judah                  More Info: 250-335-2918.                               from 9am to 5pm.
Ministries (the old Durrance School)                                                                                                                              Children under 12 free.
                                                                                           560300   Book your table, 8ft tables each at $35 per                    **Proudly we support
6021 West Saanich Rd and follow the signs                                                           table. To reserve your table or for more
down Durrance Road, about 200 feet, to the                                                          information please call Joan 250-384-3972.                Beacon Community Services**
Fireweed Studio.                                  St. Peter’s (Lakehill) Anglican Church                       Note "CRAFTER" ONLY.                           For info., please contact Joyce
  No Admission Fee, wheelchair accessible                    Christmas Festival                                                              557564                  @250-248-0637 or
 Contact Name: Bianca Message 544-4820                 Saturday, December 5, 2009                                                                  
                                                10:00 am to 2pm 3939 St. Peter’s Road                                                                                                         558658

                                                Home baking including our famous Chicken
 James Bay Market Society presents the          pot pies, preserves, Christmas planters,                                                                      Save the Best for Last!!
       29th Annual Dickens Fair                 swags, candy, knitting, books, silent auction,                                                                  Christmas Gift Show
  Saturday December 5th 10am-4pm                jewellery, collectables- gifts for everyone.                                                                  December 11 - 13 at the
        (suggested donation $2)                 Hot lunch with traditional chicken pot pie                                                              Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria.
             140 Oswego St                      $8.00. Served 11:30am-1pm INFO? Call:                                                                                Admission:
          Jewelry, jams & more!                 250-384-7757 Visit our website at                                                                            $4 a Day, under 12 are Free
   Fresh food, live music & door prizes.             Or email:                                                               Hours: Friday: 10am - 8pm,
             (250)-381-5323                                                                                            Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5pm.                         St. Peter’s Road is one street                                                                                         south of Reynolds Road, off Quadra.                                                                       Phone: (250)-472-6410
                                       561143                                              560750                                                                                             557679

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