Tag Archives: Markets & Craft Sales

Calico Corners a Friendly Place to Shop

ValleyBiz.ca Story | Many shoppers made their annual stop at Calico Corners on Friday, November 1, 2013. The Craft Sale & Bazaar, hosted by the Association for Community Living was filled with friendly faces and unique hand crafted treasures. MaryAnn Friesen sold items to raise money for Destiny Rescue, an organization dedicated to rescuing children […]

2013/11/09Local Interest

Pine River United Church Christmas Craft Sale 2013

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway On Sunday November 3rd the Pine River United Church sponsored their annual Christmas Craft Sale, bake sale and luncheon. Click any picture for a larger version. There were 23 exhibitors that came from as far as Churchbridge & Sturgis, SK, Barrows, Swan River, Dauphin, Gilbert Plains and surrounding area. Many different […]

2013/11/04Local Interest

$1379 Raised for Adoption of Special Needs Boy

Submitted by: Corinna Wood A fundraiser was held on October 12th to raise money to help pay the fees for the adoption of a special needs boy from Eastern Europe. The Janzen sisters entertained us with fiddle music throughout the day and raised over $30 that way, which they then donated. The event was very […]

2013/10/16Local Interest

Fashion Fundraiser a Fabulous Success

Submitted by: Valerie Mitchell Friday August 23, was a Fabulous night in Bowsman for our first ever Fundraiser Fashion Show, with the proceeds going to the Bowsman Lions Cataract Equipment Fund! Door Prizes were given away, Silent auction items won and even an incredible outfit giveaway! The night was filled with fabulous women checking out […]

2013/08/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Open for the Season

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | The first farmers’ market of the 2013 season welcomed seven new vendors, four returning vendors and many interesting products. Click and picture for a larger version. The market was very well attended and the Swan Valley Interagency had a successful BBQ fundraiser selling hotdogs and smokies with a drink for […]

2013/07/22Local Interest

Calico Corners a Community Christmas Shopping Tradition

ValleyBiz Story The Association for Community Living hosted the 33rd Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale on Friday, November 2, 2012. It was a great opportunity for the community to start their Christmas shopping. Click any picture for a larger view. From tasty treats to hand crafted items, there was something for everyone. Don King sold […]

2012/11/11Local Interest

Fruit Festival Raises Funds for Minitonas Flowers

ValleyBiz Story | The Tent Town Garden Club held their 30th Annual Fruit Festival at the Town Hall in Minitonas on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The Garden Club creates and maintains the beautiful public flower gardens around Minitonas. Click any picture for a larger version. The Fruit Festival is the Garden Club’s annual fundraising event. […]

2012/09/11Local Interest

Community Fun and Christmas Spirit at Midnight Madness

Pictures by: Wayne Grier and ValleyBiz | There was a great turnout for the Kickoff to Midnight Madness on Saturday, November 26. While the event marked the start of one of the busiest nights for local retailers it was also a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Click any of the pictures for […]

2011/11/28Local Interest

Home Based Business Owners Showcase Their Products

ValleyBiz Story | The Home Based Business Show has become an annual event, being scheduled each year to coincide with Midnight Madness. “The show is a good way of promoting people who have their own home based businesses.” explains Louise Oberton, who has organized the event for the past 2 years. Click any of the […]

2011/11/28Local Interest

Cookie Walk a Sweet Success

Submitted by: Doug and Doreen Windsor The third annual “Cookie Walk” sponsored by Swan River & District Community Resource Council, was filled with action on November 26th at the St James Anglican Church hall. Click any of the pictures to see a larger version. Christmas shoppers had a great deal of fun as they chose […]

2011/11/27Local Interest

Ten Thousand Villages in the Valley

ValleyBiz Story | Valley resident, Karen Peters wanted to make a difference at Christmas time and that is why she decided to bring Ten Thousand Villages to the Valley by hosting a sale back in 1998. Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit program of Mennonite Central Committee that promotes fair trade for Third World artisans […]

2011/11/25Local Interest

Farmers’ Market Christmas Sale

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Farmers’ Market held a Christmas sale on Friday, November 18, 2011. The event featured many locally produced items including woodworking, crafts, jewellery, sewing, soaps, baking, jams & jellies, honey, garlic and more. The sale provided the opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas gifts as well as a chance […]

2011/11/19Local Interest

ACL Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Calico Corners

ValleyBiz Story | The Association for Community Swan River Branch (ACL) celebrated their 50th Anniversary during this year’s annual Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar. Founded by 6 families in 1961 their mission statement is: Association for Community Living (Swan River Branch) supports people living with an intellectual disability in their own homes within our […]

2011/11/07Local Interest

Tent Town Garden Club Fruit Festival Benefits Minitonas

ValleyBiz Story | Minitonas Town Hall was filled with friends and neighbors sharing a cup coffee, tasty treats and good company during the Tent Town Garden Club Fruit Festival on Saturday. The club uses the event to raise money to keep Minitonas public gardens beautiful. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. The […]

2011/09/11Local Interest

Farmer’s Market in Full Swing

The farmers market was buzzing on Thursday with people snapping up everthing from fresh vegetables and baking to local honey, flowers and preserves. For those who want to take home some the tasty wares, the farmer’s market is open Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm. Click any of the pictures to see a larger version.

2011/08/19Local Interest

Rotary Club of Swan Valley Spring Marketfest

ValleyBiz Story |  We enjoyed meeting many of our loyal viewers at our booth and very much appreciated your words of encouragement and appreciation.  It was a great opportunity to let more people know about ValleyBiz and we welcome those new users to our site.  Marilyn Johnston took this picure of our booth when she stopped by to visit […]

2011/04/18Local Interest