Pemberton bazaar this Saturday 

Artisans, entertainment, and goodies

P>By Cindy Filipenko

Looking for a one-of-a-kind First Nations carving or the perfect alpaca scarf for someone on your Christmas list? Then you’ll want to be at St. David’s United Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar this Saturday,

"This is the church’s annual fundraiser," said organizer Arlene McClean. "St. David’s offers a concession and a cookie table where you can mix and match cookies for $5 a dozen. All funds go to the church and it gives the community a chance to do some Christmas shopping."

The event is a showcase for a number of local artisans and craftspeople who seldom have the opportunity to exhibit their wares under a single roof.

"People bring everything from handmade jewelry and stained glass to handcrafted items such as pillows and beautiful knitted sweaters and scarves," said McClean.

Regular Pemberton vendors who will be participating include potter Meg Gallup Pottery, wreath-maker Lonny Hayward and First Nations artists Donna Jane and Billy Dan. Other products for sale will include woodwork, jewelry, and handmade apothecary items such as bath salts and herbal lip balm.

"There will be something available for all shoppers from the young shopper on a limited budget to those looking for a very unique gift," said McClean.

Adding to the festive atmosphere will be a performance by the Signal Hill Children’s Choir from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The bazaar takes place in the gymnasium of the Pemberton Community Centre on Saturday, Nov. 26. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the event runs to 3 p.m. Onsite childcare is available.

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