Winakwa CC craft sale returns

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SIMON FULLER

STAFF REPORTER

WINDSOR PARK

It’s been a while coming, but Winakwa Community Centre’s annual craft sale is set to return.

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the Windsor Park-based centre (980 Winakwa Rd.) is preparing to hold the event for the first time since 2019, said longtime craft sale co-ordinator Janice Roy. It will be held on Sat., Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As well as showcasing a selection of local vendors, visitors to the sale will also able to pick up some homemade baking and there will also be a winter auction. Admission is $1 per person.

“Lots of people are itching to get going with this,” said Roy, who has served as the sale’s co-ordinator for about 20 years, give or take. “Lots of people have been waiting for it to come back.”

Roy said the long-running event serves different purposes in the community, including supporting local enterprise.

“Not only does it kick off the Christmas season, but it’s also a way for local vendors to show their wares,” Roy said.

And the fact the craft sale will mark a return to the face-to-face way of doing things can only be a good thing for the community, as far as Roy is concerned.

“I’m sure it’ll be good to see some old faces, as well as hopefully some new ones, in terms of both vendors and shoppers,” she said.

At press time, there were still a few tables available for rent at the event.

Go online at winakwacc.ca for more information.

Simon Fuller

Simon Fuller
Community Journalist

Simon Fuller is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. Email him at simon.fuller@canstarnews.com or call him at 204-697-7111.

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