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South Surrey holiday craft fair to support accessibility projects

Nov. 18 event to also raise funds for Oneness Gogos efforts in Africa

An annual art and craft fair coming to the Semiahmoo Peninsula Nov. 18 will support local accessibility and inclusion efforts.

Running from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 15306 24 Ave. (the Semiahmoo House Society tree-house site), the Holiday Craft Sale is presented by the Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS) and the Oneness Gogos.

Vendor spaces are being provided free of charge by SAS, and organizers say vendors will run the gamut – including members of the UNITI community, some people with developmental disabilities, Oneness Gogos and local artisans who have been invited to participate.

The Gogos will be selling handmade goods, with those proceeds to benefit the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports grassroots projects in Africa that assist grandmothers and the millions of children in their care orphaned by HIV and AIDS.

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The event is to also include a free Santa Photo Booth (donations accepted), as well as raffle tickets.

For the first time, SAS projects will also benefit from the fair, with proceeds from raffle-ticket sales and any donations received at the photo booth dedicated to the group’s undertakings.

Past donations have supported projects including an accessible playground at Ocean Cliff Elementary, a beach wheelchair at Crescent Beach, and the White Rock All Abilities Playground.

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Anyone interested in securing a vendor spot – or being contacted next year when it’s time for the 2024 event – may email sas@uniti4all.com



Tracy Holmes

About the Author: Tracy Holmes

Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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