Skill-sharers sought for Surrey fair this fall

Second annual event set for Oct. 3 at Surrey Nature Centre

The Surrey Skill Share Fair in 2014.

SURREY — Have a skill you can share? Organizers of an event in Surrey need your help.

The second annual Surrey Skill Share Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The fair is a place for people to share their skills with others, according to David Dalley, an organizer of the event.

“We’re looking for people who are passionate and knowledgeable about something they know how to do, and can teach it,” he said.

“It could be any number of things – maybe chicken plucking, HTML (computer coding), darning socks. We’re looking for all kinds of skills.”

The fair could also be a place for people to showcase projects they’re working on, Dalley noted.

Participants need not be an expert to present at the Skill Share Fair. Workshops are small and friendly, organizers say, and presenters are encouraged to be informal. Support is available if needed.

Workshop presenters will receive a thank-you gift and some food at the event.

The inaugural Surrey Skill Share Fair last year included workshops on a range of subjects, including singing in four-part harmony, beekeeping, caring for chickens in your backyard, bicycle repair, “death doula” work, oil painting, knitting and crocheting, podcasting, shiatsu, yoga and poetry.

The fair, held in partnership by the Village Surrey Transition Initiative and Surrey Nature Centre, is supported through the Oak Avenue Hub’s Neighbourhood Small Grant Program.

Submit workshop proposals to or email Photos from last year’s event here can be viewed at



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