Here at Habitat, we love to get into the spirit of the holiday and build community at the same time! We will be participating in a variety of local Christmas events in both Courtenay and Campbell River.
Charles Dickens Christmas Craft Faire (November 10th-12th)
This weekend, volunteers from Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North will be selling tickets for our She Shed and WestJet raffles at the Charles Dickens Christmas Craft Faire in Courtenay. Both Habitat draws are on December 15th–just in time for Christmas! You can also stop by to learn about our upcoming build project on Lake Trail Road.
We will be located in the lower level of the Filberg Centre in the Rotary Room.
The Faire runs Friday, Nov. 10 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Florence Filberg Centre is wheelchair accessible and there is free parking.
Pier Street Christmas Market (December 3, 10, and 17)
Next month, we will bring our raffle tickets to Campbell River for the popular Pier Street Christmas Market.
The Christmas Market runs December 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We will be right at the door, helping to take entrance fees, so there is no chance to miss us!
Courtenay Christmas Parade (November 19 at 2:00 p.m.)
We will once again be participating in the Downtown Courtenay Christmas parade! Over the past two years, we have been honoured to be awarded prizes for all of our parade entries, and we are working on another spectacular entry this year.
For the third year in a row, our entry is sponsored by Angela Zumbo, The Mortgage Centre – Your Island Mortgage Team.
Thank you to Doug Goodwin and Brian Woods for helping by building our float, Tim Beason for painting it, as well as Jack Dempsey, Al Sabey and Brian Woods for volunteering to be our drivers.
If you are interested in showing your pride in Habitat for Humanity by walking with us, or helping to decorate our float, please contact Comox Valley Volunteer Manager Terri Perrin at VolunteerCV@HabitatNorthIsland.com.
Please note that, to ensure we have adequate supplies on parade day, you must sign up for the parade by clicking here. (Thank you!)
Crown Isle Resort Gingerbread Village
We are very excited to participate Crown Isle Resort’s Gingerbread Village for the second year in a row. This year our entry is sponsored by Andrea Davis and Mike Fisher, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley and will be decorated by a number of volunteers.
Christmas at Crown Isle is held at 399 Clubhouse Drive in Courtenay. It is open every evening from December 1 through 18th and includes a Resort Walk with festive trees and holiday light displays outdoors, plus the indoor Gingerbread Village and Teddy Bear Baskets. Admission is by donation to the Food Bank. It is a great family activity.