New this year is 14-year-old magician Magical Jesaja from the Nemaiah Valley will be among entertainers participating in the annual Medieval Market coming up at Columneetza Secondary

New this year is 14-year-old magician Magical Jesaja from the Nemaiah Valley will be among entertainers participating in the annual Medieval Market coming up at Columneetza Secondary

Medieval Market steeped in lakecity history

The Medieval Market started out as the brainchild of librarians Lil Mack and Marina Sjokvist in 1986.

 

The Medieval Market started out as the brainchild of librarians Lil Mack and Marina Sjokvist in 1986.

At that time it was called Cariboo Handmade.

Over the years it’s name evolved to Cariboo Handmade Medieval Market and then to its current name of Medieval Market.

Its location has changed as well, but it has been at Columneetza Secondary School for about the last 15 years.

Now 26 years old, the market still features handmade wares from around the Cariboo and beyond.

Along with old-time favourite vendors selling pottery, weaving, jewelry, handmade soaps, original art, clothing, books, children’s pursicles, children’s toys, hats and mitts, glassware, wood products, photography and furniture, we are happy to include 14 new vendors.

New products include paper crafts, recycled leather items, and ear rings made out of banjo parts.  Long-time fans of the medieval market will be happy to hear that artist Corry Lunn is returning this year.

Musicians will be interested in taking a look at Rich Kenny’s handmade guitars, dulcimers and strum sticks.

After the initial outstanding success of Mackin Creek Farm selling carrots three years ago, we expanded the farmer’s market.

It now includes local produce from Mackin Creek and Road’s End Farms, as well as other treats such as brainfood, locally roasted coffee, and locally made fudge, preserves and chocolate.

We also welcome whole grains and flour from Linda Urquhart’s farm in Vanderhoof.

There’s all-day entertainment including a variety of musicians and story-telling.

New this year is 14-year-old magician Magical Jesaja from the Nemaiah Valley.  He’ll have shows at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. both days.

The concession will feature hearty soups, wraps, smokies and treats.

Columneetza students work at the market to fund raise for their chosen activities.

All proceeds go to School District 27 students.

So make a day of it.

After you’ve voted in the local election, come and peruse the market stalls, buy a few Christmas presents, relax over a cup of Uncle Paul’s coffee, and set a spell and listen to the entertainment.

Maybe you’ll even win one of the many doorprizes donated by the vendors.

All this for only a toonie admission (kids under 12 free).  It’s Nov. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Columneetza Secondary School.

 

 

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