Winterfest coming up

Preparations underway for the 37th Winterfestival Craft Fair.

SOINTULA—The local Winterfestival Craft Fair is now in it’s 37th year, and it has never been more popular.

The fair, scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16, fills both the F.O. Hall and the adjacent Community Hall across the parking lot with hand-crafted and home-baked goods of all kinds.

And if you haven’t already booked your table, it may be too late.

“All the available tables have already been booked, and we’ve started a waiting list,” organizer Carmen Burrows said.

The craft fair, which features hot lunch offerings from two kitchens and other concession items, is the centrepiece of the three-day Winterfest weekend on Malcolm Island.

It kicks off with live music by John Gogo Friday evening, Nov. 15, at the Whale’s Rub Pub. Admission is by donation.

Saturday’s events include the craft fair, a beginner “Zentangle” art workshop from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Old Medical Centre, the popular Sointula Stage Hogs variety/talent show at 7:30 p.m. at the F.O. Hall, and a dance featuring live disco funk from The TJBs, beginning at 9:30 p.m. at the Whale’s Rub.

Winterfest continues Sunday, Nov. 17, with presentations from local authors Paula Wild (The Cougar) and Rick James (Westcoast Wrecks & Other Maritime Tales) from 10 a.m. to noon at the fire hall; $10 hot lunch at the F.O. Hall’s downstairs kitchen; and another session of Zentangle with Barb Round.

Cost for the Zentangle workshop is $40. For info or to register, email barb.czt@gmail.com. For more info on Winterfestival, visit the event’s website at www.sointulawinterfestival.com.

 

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