Elders host market

The Williams Lake Indian Band Elders are hosting their first Christmas Market taking place Saturday, Nov. 26 in the Elizabeth Grouse Gym.

The Williams Lake Indian Band Elders are hosting their first Christmas Market taking place Saturday, Nov. 26 in the Elizabeth Grouse Gymnasium.

First Nations and non-First Nation artists, craftspeople, home and small business people, and service groups have all been invited to participate, says event co-ordinator Katya Potekhina.

As of Tuesday, Potekhina says they have about 20 vendors lined up to participate but still had a few places available.

Among the vendors will be First Nations crafters and artists, a chainmaille jewellery artist, and vendors selling homemade soaps, herbal products, quilts and more.

Band Elders will be providing a concession with traditional First Nations lunch items such as stew and bannock.

There will be games, door prizes, and a loonie auction for a gift basket.

Raffle tickets will be sold for a 48-inch Samsung LED TV, a Black and Decker conventional oven, lots of door prizes, games and a loonie auction for a gift basket.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the Christmas Market, Potekhina says. All funds raised go to the Elders fund for travel expenses.

For more information contact Potekhina at katya.potekhina@williamslakeband.ca or by calling 250-296-3507 Ext. 101.