Vendors and shoppers packed the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre on Friday and Saturday for the Prince Albert Lions Club’s 12th annual Craft and Antique Sale.
© Herald photo by Matt Gardner
Customers Sharon Cymerys and her husband Casey check out the items on display on vendor Kylie Blackburn’s table during the Prince Albert Lions Club’s 12th annual Craft and Antiques Sale.
Everything from crafts, antiques, jewellery, baked goods, crochets, collectibles and glutton-free products were available for purchase.
Suzanne Bantle, president of the Prince Albert Lions Club and chairman of the Craft and Antique Sale, said she was pleased with the turnout.
“We are full,” she said. “We’re very happy with the amount of vendors and they seem to be quite happy with the variety that we have.”
Products are brought in with the club advertising for vendors to book stalls.
“We rent stalls out to different vendors and then they sell their wares,” Bantle said, noting a presence of home-based businesses.
The proceeds from the show will go to local initiatives sponsored by the Prince Albert Lions Club.
“We are a sight-related service club,” Bantle said. “We sponsor different visually impaired projects, but we also sponsor a lot of other items within the city too.”
The club has donated to the Alfred Jenkins Field House, Victoria Hospital Foundation and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, according to Bantle.
“We have also purchased some sight/vision dogs for people who are visually impaired so that they can better improve their life in the city.”
-With files from Matt Gardner