ARNPRIOR – The guys at The Arnprior-McNab-Braeside Men’s Shed are making a list and checking it twice just in time for their inaugural Woodworkers’ Christmas Craft Fair that will give the community a chance to add locally-made, one-of-a-kind gifts to their holiday lists.
The Men’s Shed and partners welcome community members to come by the craft fair on Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Various items will be on display and available for purchase including picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, animal carvings, Christmas ornaments and more.
“The guys have had their heads down working hard to prepare for this event, showcase their work and help bring holiday cheer to the community,” Men’s Shed founding Darrel O’Shaughnessy said. “The Men’s Shed is a social healthcare innovation – it is a way for senior men to support each other, engage in meaningful activities and give back to the community. Our preparations for the Woodworkers’ Christmas Craft Fair has allow us to do just that.”
The craft fair will have COVID-19 safety precautions in effect to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for community members. This includes limited capacity, mandatory masks, physical distancing and hand sanitizer available throughout the space.
“The safety of our community is a top priority and we’ve carefully planned this event with public health measures in mind so that community members can safely attend and experience our showcase of work in person,” O’Shaughnessy said.
For community members who are not able to make it to the craft fair, the items will also be available for sale virtually via The Men’s Shed Facebook page.
The craft fair is being held in partnership with the Seniors Active Living Centre. Please note cash and cheques will be the only payment methods accepted. Proceeds from the sales will support The Men’s Shed ongoing programming costs.
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