Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School’s
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE
Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm 
and
Sunday, November 12, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm

ADMISSION:  Adults $3, Students and Seniors $1, Kids are Free
ACRSS is located at 1335 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, across from Art Knapp's
Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School (ACRSS) in Port Coquitlam has been organizing outstanding Christmas craft fairs for years. Sixteen years to be exact. During that time they have drawn attention from independent craft makers and enthusiasts from all over Canada, with approximately 150 vendors participating in this renowned community event.

Due to the overwhelming response the fair receives yearly, and with spacing being at a premium (the event has sold out again this year even with the expansion of 32 tables), vendors are selected to participate by craftsmanship, individuality and reputation. All products are handmade through meticulous craftsmanship and care.

Items for purchase at the fair include festive Christmas crafts and decor, mouthwatering chocolates and candy, exquisite jewelry, finely crafted knitting, quilting and pottery, delicate glassware, body care, rich wood crafts, one of a kind paintings, delicious jams and preserves, various religious items, original bags, scarves and hats, paper crafts and candles, adorable children's toys, dolls and baby items, and unique Aboriginal pieces. There is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Over 2500 people attend the fair annually and the feedback from attendees and vendors is always stellar. Ada Stefanek, who crafts unique tree trimmings, has attended as a vendor at the craft fair for many years. “It’s always well attended and people come back every year to see what's new.  Vendor selection is always good and the parent participation and assistance is just the best,” said Stefanek. “I look forward to this show every year and even though I now live in Kamloops I still attend as a vendor.”

For Kat Murray from Kats Cakes this is her first year at the fair. “I’ve heard a lot about the fair and that it is a great way to promote small homegrown businesses. A lot of people have approached me after seeing my Christmas gingerbread and said that I would be a perfect fit for this fair. So I’m giving it a try this year.” said Murray. “I specialize in personalized and bespoke gingerbread houses with my best seller being a small 6” gingerbread house that is personalized with name, message and colour. I also make a lot of corporate gingerbread houses with edible business logos and even custom replicas of buildings.”

Expect a lively atmosphere, including festive rooms like the North Pole, Frosty’s Wonderland, Candy Cane Lane, Santa’s Workshop and Rudolph’s Runway. Passports will be given to attendees on arrival, encouraging them to visit each room where they will receive a stamp. Passports can then be submitted into a $250 prize draw; a nice little extra to help with your Christmas shopping. There are also chances to win one of 30 spectacular gift baskets, all donated by craft fair vendors.

Attendees, as always, can take their pick of food and treat options from the semi-gourmet concession serving items that are sure to please the whole family.

In addition to raising funds for much needed school items, a bake sale is held at the fair in support of the schools Dry Grad celebration, as well the Bead for Life Charity organizes a booth in support of women in Uganda who make paper beads and craft them into jewelry.

New this year, the schools Social Justice class has created “stocking stuffers” and developed a “catalogue” for the person on your list that has everything. The “stockings” are a pair of fuzzy socks wrapped with care by the students, with each sale enabling the class to purchase two pairs of socks for the price of one “stocking”. The “catalogue” offers items for ordering, like books and toys to purchase for children who otherwise wouldn’t receive a gift at Christmas, or toques and mittens, blankets and warm clothes, and chili dinners for those in need in our community. All items will be distributed through The Door is Open, Agape Street Ministry, Crabtree Corner, the Downtown Eastside and St. Ann's Afterschool Program in the Bronx, NY, prior to Christmas; all are charities the Social Justice class supports regularly.
The Archbishop Carney Craft Fair is the perfect venue to check off everyone on your Christmas list with original gifts you simply won't find anywhere else. Make a day of it with family and friend, share the festive atmosphere, meet the artists, sample the treats, and feel good not only about completing your Christmas shopping but also about giving back to your community this holiday season.

The Craft Fair will be open:
Saturday, November 12 from 10am-4pmSunday, November 13 from 10am-3pm

Admission:
$3 for Adults, $1 for Seniors, Kids are Free
Archbishop Carney is located at 1335 Dominion Avenue, in Port Coquitlam, right across from Art Knapp's.
 
Vendor Listings for Carney Craft Fair 2014
Below are just some of the amazing vendors you will find at the 16th Annual Carney Christmas Craft Fair.  In total there are 156 tables of wonderful crafts for you to purchase for yourself or as a gift.

Ada's Tree Trims- unique tree trims
 
Ain't That A Stitch -Embroidered Goods for home, children, pets
Contact: Joy Seabrook, 604-942-9907
 
Ally's Bags – Reusable sandwich/snack/wrap bags. Also a collection of tote bags, gift bags and coffee cozzies.
Contact: Aleisha 778-285-7810  www.Allysbags.comsales@allysbags.com
 
Alma Valle Jewelry – Fine elegant silver jewelry
 
Amazing Slate – Handcrafted slate home décor.
Contact : Zoe amazingslate@gmail.ca
 
Arriba Fashions –  hand appliqued sweaters, and hats, alpaca sweaters.
Contact: Bety, 604-688-9022 bataquita@hotmail.com
 
Baisley & Noir – Jewelry and pretty things
 
Baroness Ashley Hats – West Coast Rain Hats, capes and retro Caps.
 
Bead For Life – nonprofit sellers of fair trade shea organic products and jewelry made by women in Uganda.
Contact:  Peter and Mary Jo Dawe 604-515-1569maryjo.dawe@gmail.com
 
Marie Beauregard- Assorted Frog Items - Frog toques, mittens etc.
Contact: beaufrog@shaw.ca 604-939-9557
 
Birkenhead Crafts – Quality hand made turned wood crafts
 
Briarwood Creations – Whimsical Gifts – Unique Handpainted and Repurposed Items for the Home and Garden.
Contact: Paula, bloomingjunk@hotmail.com 778-240-8105
 
Bev & Bev's Preserves – Jams, jellies, chutney, salsa, shortbread an fudge.
Contact: 604-931-2954 bevandden@shaw.ca
 
Blue Otter Jewelry – One of a kind Jewelry
 
Bombshell Beadworks – Quality handmade jewelry with precious stones and crystals.
Contact: Laraine 604-477-3099  elnbjac@shaw.ca
 
Boomba Bath – Homemade, natural & fun Body Care. Good for you, Good for your skin.
Contact – www.boombabath.ca
 
Botanicals Canada – Natural skin products
Bouges – Children's dressup capes and leather slippers
Contact : 604-465-5859, info@bouges.com
 
The Bright Side – whimsical one of a kind artwork and sayings
 
Bubblegum and Rootbeer -
 
Cards Created by Leanne & Franca – Handmade Cards and Scrabble Tile Pendants
 
Cards by Mel – Cards, stationary, wine bags, aprons and scarves
Contact: ahara@shaw.ca
 
Donna Cardoso – Christmas ornaments, jewelry, angels, earrings.
Contact - 778-389-2301
 
Carol's Creations -
Contact: Carol Watts, 604-521-9109
 
Allison Casey – Scarves made with a variety of yarn
Contact – a.casey@shaw.ca
 
The Cat's Meow- “Purrfectly” Unique Gifts for cats, dogs and people by Sandy B.
 
Chocolates by Michelle – Super yummy Chocolates and Chocolate gifts.
 
Christmas Creations By Rita – Christmas creations
Contact: Rita.mullin@telus.net 604-820-9166
 
Churchmouse -Quilts and Cards
Contact: Joy and Jerry Mancinelli, nobis@shaw.ca
 
Winkie Malone photos by Michelle Clayton -Unique Greeting Cards  for Christmas and other occassions.
 
Corene's Critters -Whimsical critters made out of buttons.
Contact: Corene, parrman2@hotmail.com
 
The Country Bee Apiaries - Homemade Soaps, Beeswax Candles and Body Care
 
CR Knitting Design -
Contact: Cathy Reid, reid0055@telus.net, 604-465-0055
 
Danna By Design -Handmade Jewelry Items
 
Yvonne Davis – Beautiful Handknits . Accessories for kitchens and Accessories for her.
Contact: Yvonne (604)463-0398ysdavis@telus.net
 
The Deserving Dog – Special treats for special friends
The Design Den – handmade lampwork beads and jewelry.
 
Designer Cookies – Custom cookies & treats for all occasions.
Contact: Alyson, 604-506-0226, info@designercookies.ca, www.designercookies.ca
 
Designs by Gerald- Handcrafted semi precious stone and beaded rosaries, car rosaries, earrings, necklaces and bracelets
Contact: Gerald Barnes 604-460-9388
 
Dipsy Doodle Creations – Homemade lollipops and stocking stuffers
Contact: Dani 604-536-8463, dipsydoodlecreations@hotmail.com
 
Frances and Mary-Anne Eimers – Hand decorated Christmasa decorations and an assormtent of hand made doll clothes for Build a Bear, American Girl, Cabbage Patch and more
 
Elise Lew Designs – Handcrafted Jewelry
Contact: Elise Lew, 604-512-3711, eliselew@gmail.com
 
Emerald Palace Designs – Knitted/crocheted accessories created in trendy styles with high quality materials
Contact: Charlotte cchasebe@hotmail.com
 
Em's Designer Crafts – Stained Glass, special orders welcome
Contact: Em Warner, emvic@shaw.ca
 
Fable Naturals – Organic, fair trade skincare handmade in Vancouver
Contact: Gwen, gwen@fablenaturals.com
 
Franco's Wood Working – Handcrafted wooden Gift items 
 
Gigglestuff – Crocheted amigurumis, handmade toys, kids bike baskets
 
Glass Ceiling – Handmade Seaglass jewlery
 
Glass Slipper Gifts  – Beautiful crafts and gifts for young and old
 
Gordoman Canes – Gordomen canes and gift boxes
 
Gracious Gowns and Gifts – Hospital gowns and baby products
 
Half Baked Cookie Company – Eat Shortbread, Live Butter
 
Handcrafted Cards by Pamela -All occasions cards including sports teams
Contact: Pam, 604-466-3064, gpae@shaw.ca
 
Handmade Linens & Quilts -Lynda and Lois have wonderful table runners, placemats and much more
Heather House Crafts – Assorted Knit, crochet, and sewn crafts plus wonderful candy
Contact: Claire Thompson, 604-939-3086, wdstroud@telus.net
 
Healing Earth Essentials – Pure skincare made with certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils
 
Helene-Fabric Crafts for kids of all ages
Contact:  hm_king@shaw.ca
 
I Love Soup/Creative Ink – Dried soup mixes, wire wrapped home décor & Jewelry
Contact 604-809-4115 www.ilovesoup.ca
 
Inspired Bliss – Great selection of unique handcrafted gifts under $10. Bookmarks, glass magnets and pendants, novelty treats and lots more.
Contact: Dianekeegan@hotmail.ca, facebook.com/pages/inspired-bliss/182211095136032
 
“It's a Lulu...” - Snowmen, Santas, sport blankets and Christmas décor
Contact: Lucille, luluw@shaw.ca
 
Jodie's Crafts -Wonderful Papercrafts for the season
Contact: Jodie Xie, jodiexie1@hotmail.com
 
Jori Handknits -Locally made handknits
Contact: Riek Ruys, 778-355-0301, h.ruys@shaw.ca
 
Joyce Needham – Stoneware and Porcelain jewelry, wall art and dishes
Contact: Joyce Needham, www.joyceneedham.com
 
Just Baby – Hand crafted baby and kids' toys, dressup, and cards.
Contact: Jessica Curry curry.jessica@gmail.com
 
Karole's Kandles -Floral Beeswax Candles
Contact: Carole Marshall, 604-476-0608, carolepmarshall@shaw.ca
 
Kat's Cakes – Homemade personalized gingerbread gifts
 
KC'S Woodcraft - wood turned bowels and platters, all handcrafted by Keith
 
Kelley Stewart – Bead and Fabric Crafts with a whimsical touch
 
Kewt Kids Clothing – Children's clothing and accessories
 
Kidtastic Pillowcases– Handmade Children's themed pillowcases.
Contact: Lynda Gaudiuso , 604-341-4392 flgaudiuso@shaw.ca
 
Krystis Art – Sandblasting glass, custom made vases with stones
 
L&K Flappy Hats – Crocheted hats and booties
Contact: Karen, kensavage@telus.net
Lil' Beanz Boutique – Handmade baby and children accessories
 
Lilac Blue Designs
 
Lilac Rain Crafts – Stone, hand-made glass, hand-carved bone pendant necklaces
Contact: Isabel 604-941-7858 isabelhy@hotmail.com
 
Lili's Candles – Create your own candle, beeswax candles, scented floating candles.
 
Liz Varga – Dried flower arrangements, lavender bags, Christmas décor
Contact: Liz 604-790-5856
 
Lulu Island Handmade by Kim – Felted and sewn items made from upcycled wool and new materials
 
Kathy Magee – Hand crocheted toddler sweaters, flower hats and purses.
Contact: 604-596-4928
 
Magnetic Memos and Memories – Magnetic memo Boards and Treasure Boxes with Exotic Seed Pods
Contact: Bob Grandish, rgrandish@shaw.ca
 
Magnetic Woman – Magnetic Hematite Jewelry.
 
Mary Marsh – Crochet items and slippers/ pot scrubbies and more
Contact: 778-988-7994, marylopes@shaw.ca
 
Gale McMillan – Knitted and Sewn Items
 
Mommy Loves Maddy – Cloth Diapers, diapering accessories, pacifier & mitten clips, chalkboard mats and more.
 
Karen Montgomery's Gingerbread Men – Homemade Goodness
Contact: 604-603-7859, karemont@shaw.ca
 
Moscards – Art prints, cards and “Fridge Philosophy” magnets
Contact: Eileen Mosca, 604-254-2644, info@eileenmosca.com
 
My Cheeky Baby – Baby headbands, diaper bloomers, leg warmers, personalized nursery items.
 
Nan's Crafts –  Crochet and knit stuffed toys
Contact: Lynda McNicol, wlmcnicol@telus.net
 
Nasty Free Naturals – 100% all natural health, home and beauty! Green, clean, beautiful you!
 
Nikki Wicks – Handmade soy Candles
 
Painted Barn
Contact: www.facebook.com/thepaintedbarncanada, thepaintedbarncanada@gmail.com
 
Painted Christmas– Heirloom Christmas at Affordable Prices.
Contact: Liz Keobke, liz@paintedchristmas.ca www.paintedchristmas.ca
 
Penelopa Design – Crafting From the Heart
Contact: Mary Costa, 604-314-8709, costalot@telus.net
 
Posh Puff – Chic play accessories for moms, babies and little girls
 
Preserved BC Sunshine – Award winning gourmet preserves and Kitchen Art
 
Quality Oak Accents – Wood cutting boards
Contact: Louie, elainesella@shaw.ca
 
The Quilt Lady- Beautiful Quilted Items
Contact: Jean Lee, 604-552-8865, jean.l.lee2012@gmail.com
 
Quilty Pleasures -Quality Quilted & fabric gifts, custom orders welcome.
Contact: Bonnie Sampson, 604-464-8224, bonnpsam@hotmail.com
 
Rock In The Rain – Fleece bootliners & faux fur ladies boot toppers
 
Sabrina Designs – Barbie Ball Gowns and period dresses for barbie
Contact: Muriel Ito, 604-942-5803, sabrinadesigns@shaw.ca
 
Sacre Sac – fabric purses
Contact: Denise, deniseav@telus.net
 
Sand Carved Creations – Sand carved glass, stone and wood
 
Schoolhouse Station Learning Resources – Creative Candy Critters
 
Sieglinde Style – where artistic flair meets fashion accessory
Contact: Sieglinde, ms. lohr@hotmail.ca
 
Smell the Soap – Handmade bath and body products
 
Snowflake Lady – Dazzling Crochet snowflakes for home, tree and body ornamentation
Contact: Christina snowflakelady@outlook.com
 
Spiderlady Design – 3D beadwork
Contact: Anita Moyer, 604-460-1026, anitam26@telus.net
 
Squeeze Meeze – Whimsical 3D plastic canvas ornaments with a chocolate kiss inside.
Kelley Stewart-  Bead, Charm and Fabric Crafts
 
The Tabbie & The Pea – Handmade cotton and minky baby and children's quilts
 
Tiddlywinks – Little things for little girls
 
TLC Cozy Bags & Aprons- Hot/cold aromatic and therapeutic pads  with designer 100% cotton covers
Contact: thupham@telus.net 604-377-1232
 
Treats Designs- Colourful handcrafted jewelry made of unique materials.
Contact: treatsdesigns@gmail.com, www.treatsdesigns.com
 
Unique Knits – Unique knitted items and photocards
 
Uniquely Tina – Unique selection of handmade cards and paper crafts
 
Venture West Native Arts – Authentic BC Native Artworks, Jewelry, Woodcarvings
Contact: John Sbragia, 778-839-8754, venturew@telus.net
 
Virukka Gifts- A lovely collection of hand made jewelry and gifts.
 
Wooly Bottoms – Slippers with a crochet top and leather bottom
 
Yaakaar Women Helping Women-  Cards, handcrafted gifts and custom cookies.
 
Zuluf Holy Land Gifts – Christian Gifts made from Olive wood  from the Holy Land.
 

ARCHBISHOP CARNEY © 2014

1335 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam
British Columbia, CANADA
V3B 8G7
604-942-7465 phone
604-942-5289 fax
Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School is a co-educational, Catholic, independent, high school for students in Grades 8 through 12.  We are located approximately 30 minutes outside of Vancouver in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada and serve the parishes of: St. Patrick, Maple Ridge; St Luke, Maple Ridge; Our Lady of the Assumption, Port Coquitlam; St. Joseph, Port Moody; All Saints, Coquitlam; Our Lady of Fatima, Coquitlam; Our Lady of Lourdes, Coquitlam and St. Clare of Assisi, Coquitlam.