Carmen Schwarz selling her baked goods to customers of all ages at 2018’s Made in the Cariboo Craft Fair. Patrick Davies photo.

Carmen Schwarz selling her baked goods to customers of all ages at 2018’s Made in the Cariboo Craft Fair. Patrick Davies photo.

Busy month ahead for lakecity prior to Christmas season

Be sure to make room in your schedule for these exciting events

Saturday, Nov. 16

Made in the Cariboo Craft and Artisan Fair

The Made in the Cariboo Craft and Artisan Fair will be taking place this Saturday in the lakecity.

An annual event, the fair is scheduled for the Tourism Discovery Centre on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will feature a host of locally made products.

As well, the Salvation Army will be on hand to accept donations for their food bank.

This year will mark the eighth year that the centre, along with their partners, the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce, have organized the event.

Last year, more than 30 vendors took part in the fair, offering handmade goods from wood carvings to knitted products and quality homemade food.

Read More: Made in the Cariboo Craft and Artisan Fair returns Saturday

Nov. 15 to Nov. 23

Cariboo Magi

This comedic dinner theatre production is on throughout the month of November and is fun for the whole family. See the Tribune’s review in Wednesday, Nov. 13’s issue for more details.

Regular dinner theatre nights include Nov. 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 and 23 with doors opening at 5: 30 p.m., dinner scheduled for 6 p.m., the show starting at 7 p.m. and dessert, once more, being served at intermission for the price of $65 a person. A brunch show will occur on Nov. 17 for $65 with doors opening at 11 a.m., brunch at 11:30 a.m. and the show scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at The Open Book, with limited numbers being available at the door. The show takes place in the TRU Gymnasium.

Nov. 21 to Nov. 23

Return of Ten Thousand Villages Market

Those looking to shop both locally and internationally, all at the same time, will be happy to hear, after a few years on hiatus, that the Ten Thousand Villages Market is returning this week to the lakecity. The event will take place this year from Nov. 21 to Nov 23 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday while the Saturday market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cariboo Bethel Church’s basement. Lakecity shoppers will get a chance to buy quality hand made items from around the world that help support artisans in developing countries. If you like craft fairs, you won’t want to miss the return of this one

Nov. 23 to Nov. 24

Cataline Christmas Craft Fair

This event takes place on the same weekend as the Medieval Market and other craft fairs on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 for what many people use as a chance to knock out the majority of their Christmas shopping in one go. A modest mid-sized market, the Cataline Christmas Craft Fair is a longtime favourite thanks to its lack of an entrance fee and easy to navigate space.

Read More: Cataline Christmas Craft Fair raising money for playground equipment

This year they have 29 vendors setting up shop in the Cataline gymnasium, many of them returning vendors along with a few new ones. Ford said these new vendors include the BCSPCA, the Canadian Cancer Society, Rustic Wood Creations and Sweet Legs Leggings.

The craft fair takes place on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend and support local students.

Nov. 23 to Nov. 24

Medieval Market

With craft fair season upon us, Lake City Secondary School’s Williams Lake Campus once more invites the entire community out to lighten their pockets at the famous and ever-popular Medieval Market. A longtime staple now of the lakecity’s craft fair scene, this year the king shall return once more with more new vendors jam-packed into the halls of the high school.

When they first started the market years ago they had around 22 vendors while this year they are at 105 separate vendors and have had to turn some people away. There will also be 105 door prizes available to enter, one from each vendor.

Musical entertainment this year will be provided by groups like Thompson Brothers, the Williams Lake Community Band, the LCSS High School Band, the Cariboo Men’s Choir and lots of student acts.

The Medieval Market takes place Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission for the entire weekend is $5 or $3 for just Sunday with children 12 and under allowed in for free.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Comedy on the Verge at the Overlander Pub

Comedy On The Verge is thrilled to again partner with The Overlander Pub to bring comedy to Williams Lake.

Join them on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. as they transform The Overlander Pub into Williams Lake’s best comedy club.

Headliner Steve McGowan is a likeable guy and a commanding comedian who brings an extra dose of fun and excitement any time he takes the stage. It’s been three years since he last brought the party to Williams Lake, and it’s better than ever.

Read More:Cariboo Magi entertains and delights at TRU Gymnasium

Steve cheekily mixes stories of the day-to-day with tales of past relationships and the single life in tongue-in-cheek observations of the world that audiences can’t get enough of. Open, honest, and slightly frat boy, Steve’s comedy feels like a party where everyone is welcome. Steve has performed across North America, including appearances on Slice Network and Global TV.

Don’t forget feature comedian Caleb Campbell – a wild man and a born storyteller. His lovable charm will engage and entertain you with unexpected tales and thoughts. Caleb is a Comedy Bloodsport champion and a favourite at The Okanagan Comedy Festival.

The night is hosted by Andrew Verge, the lead comedian with Comedy On The Verge and a recent feature with the Canada Comedy Jam comedy tour.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets available on Eventbrite.ca or at The Overlander Pub.



patrick.davies@wltribune.com

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