Popular earth friendly craft event this week

Prepare to make all kinds of great Christmas crafts and gifts at the fifth annual Earth Friendly Holiday Event coming up.

Prepare to make all kinds of great Christmas crafts and gifts at the fifth annual Earth Friendly Holiday Event coming up at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

Set for Friday evening Nov. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the event is hosted by the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society.

The event includes carolling and snacks to go along with the opportunity to make all sorts of creative Christmas ornaments and displays using natural materials such as wood, moss, and more.

This family friendly event for all ages is provided free of charge.

The conservation society partners with helpers from the Scout Island Nature Centre, Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and X’atsull First Nation to present a wide variety of earth friendly holiday gifts and decorations.

Volunteers start gathering material for the event a year in advance: cedar boughs to mountain ash berries, branches, feathers, clay, yarn, moss, , beads, and more.

“We value the opportunity to see everyone in one room, and just spend some time reflecting on accomplishments and enjoying a shared cause,” says Brianna van de Wijngaard the community’s water and waste wise liaison.

For more information contact van de Wijngaard at wastewise@cconserv.org or at 250-398-7929.