June 20, 2024


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Craft and artisan gross sales and markets in New Westminster BC

New West team established to surpass $800,000 fundraising mark for African households by the close of 2023

What’s going on?

The Royal Town Gogos are hosting their once-a-year Artisan Craft Sale. It is on Friday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Unifor corridor, 326 12th St.

The Gogos’ committed group of crafters and artists perform challenging to produce special is effective that are only out there to the public a pair of moments a yr and just can’t be identified at any other venues.

“There is normally a lot of excitement around this unique event,” reported Janine Reid, who founded the Royal Town Gogos. “Faithful supporters have been subsequent us for decades and get there in the lineup on Friday afternoon for the ideal collection. People today occur about from the island and even fly from Edmonton just to attend the sale. Folks say we have high quality crafts like the Granville Island outlets but at suburban costs. Persons say,’I would not skip this!’”

What will I locate at the sale?

The Royal City Gogos will be advertising one particular-of-a-type seasonal presents in a lot more than 10 specialty “departments” at their craft sale. This involves: the Property division, which includes delicate furnishings and housewares the Glam department, the place you will come across distinctive handmade extras the Second-Glance section, which capabilities high-quality pre-liked jewellery and the Christmas section, which attributes unique holiday break decorations.

Other departments involve reward items for pets, children and holiday gift-offering and entertaining. Do-it-yourself loaves and cookies and 25 types of jam are among the choices in the Food items office.

“In Consumables, you can purchase a tea-bash to go, a handmade Moroccan feast or Nonna’s Tiramisu,” mentioned a information release.

What are the Royal City Gogos?

The Royal Town Gogos, started in New Westminster in 2009, are section of Higher Vancouver Gogos. The teams do the job to overcome the HIV/AIDs pandemic in Africa by assisting African grandmothers who are increasing a technology of children orphaned by the pandemic.

The Royal Metropolis Gogos are supporters of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s (SLF) Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, founded by Canadian humanitarian Stephen Lewis to function immediately with neighborhood-centered companies in 15 African nations. Canadian grandmothers fundraise to assist African grandmothers who provide the necessities of lifetime, education and security to their grandchildren.

According to the Royal Town Gogos, the complete proceeds of their sale go the SLF Grandmothers Marketing campaign, which directs in excess of 90 for each cent of its revenues toward group-based mostly jobs.

“Thanks to our generous group supporters and to Unifor for enabling us to use their constructing, we will have donated $800,000 to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Marketing campaign by the close of 2023,” Reid claimed. “This is daily life-shifting funds. Ninety for every cent of money lifted go directly to diligently preferred community-centered tasks in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Reid explained the money raised by the Gogos pays for things like: increased foods safety psycho-social assist college charges accessibility to overall health treatment money-producing tasks and initiatives to increase AIDS recognition and lessen stigma

Purchasing recommendations?

Though there will be a large selection of one of a kind objects at fantastic costs, the Gogos propose buyers get there early to the ideal variety. A preview of some of the objects that will be at the sale is out there online.