Paula Laita teaches Tanis Rosa with children Luca

Paula Laita teaches Tanis Rosa with children Luca

Earth Friendly Holiday Event coming up

With more crafts and attendees every year, the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society is hosting its fourth Earth Friendly Event.

Brianna van de Wijngaard

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

With more crafts and attendees every year, the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society is hosting its fourth annual Earth Friendly Holiday Event yet again this month.

Every year the Conservation Society and Scout Island Nature Centre have co-hosted this recycled and earth materials holiday crafting event, it has become more popular.

The event is coming up Friday, Nov. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Last year, we moved the event to the Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre to accommodate more people and in partnership with the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and CCACS — you can find us there again this year, along with all our amazing partners and supporters.

These supporters include members of the Cariboo Potters Guild, Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists Society, Cariboo Arts Society, First Nations groups, Scout Island Nature Centre, the Potato House Society, and more, as well as the many CCCS volunteers that make it happen.

We will be crafting up bird houses, popcorn garlands, holiday gift cards, and the popular bike wheel wreaths, with snacks and music in between.

All supplies (except for the snacks) are recycled or recovered.

There will also be an arts and crafts shop again this year, where you can purchase locally made gifts for friends and family, at great prices (cash or cheque only).

If you have been to an Earth Friendly Holiday Event in the past, you also know it can get very busy, especially on the first night (Friday).

If you would like more quiet time at the event, remember there are crafts on the lower level of the building that tend to be quieter.

The second day of the event, (Saturday) also tends to be less busy.

Lastly, we have added one more special feature to the event this year.

There will be a membership and donation table set up at the event, where you can either purchase a membership, or donate, in the name of a loved one.

Simply provide a recipient name and address, and we will send their new membership card or donation certificate before the holidays.

The funds will go to the organization of your choice that has helped make this event possible, at no cost to those who attend.

Yet another great gift idea for all the savvy eco-shoppers! (If you cannot make the event, but would still like to donate in someone’s name, please feel free to contact the Conservation Society directly at wastewise@ccconserv.org or 250-398-7929.)

So join us for some low-impact, frugal holiday fun this year, and have a blast with your family and friends at the same time.

Free to attend! We hope to see you there.

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