If the snow and the cold get you down then come indoors Nov. 16 & 17 for the Festival of Trees & Craft Sale at the Selkirk Rec Complex.
The trees – decorated by local businesses and organizations – and the seasonal crafts are sure to warm your heart. So too will the knowledge that the donation you make to enter the event supports Selkirk Age Friendly.
Not only will donations go to Selkirk Age Friendly, all funds raised are used to sponsor Senior and Youth bus passes with Selkirk Transit.
Ellie Longbottom, Culture Coordinator for the City of Selkirk, said the festival is a great way to get into the holiday season.
“It’s a really fun event that features great local artisans and allows the business community to compete in the tree decorating competition, voted on by the public, and earn bragging rights for a year,” Longbottom said.
“Knowing that this event supports Selkirk Age Friendly, and helps make bus passes more affordable for seniors and youth, it makes it even better.”
The event has something for everyone. There’s face painting and Santa pictures for the young and young at heart, a silent auction, canteen, crafts, Paw Patrol and Ryan Price Magic on Saturday.
On Sunday, face painting, Santa, silent auction the canteen and crafts are available again and there’s also gingerbread house decorating.
Selkirk Age Friendly is an organization dedicated to making it easier for older adults and all members of the community to stay independent, active, and healthy.
Come out over the weekend and vote on your favourite tree, and support local crafters as well as Age Friendly and Fair Trade. The festival runs both days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.