REPORTING · 15th April 2013
Riverlodge was crowded at noon on Saturday, April 13th for the Annual Spring Craft and Business Fair. Crafters took up the big gym and the Community room was home to several food venders.
While only around 60 venders came out to the spring craft fair, there were a number of new venders in the mix as well. Venders came from as far away as Telqua with the majority coming from Terrace, Rupert, Kitimat and Smithers.
There were several activities for the kids this year. A bounce house was set up in the food fair and horse rides were set up in the court yard outside the lobby.
According to Marci Rice, what hurt this year’s craft fair, notably in the food fair is the groups which represent Kitimat’s international heritage are starting to dwindle in numbers. While groups from Kitimat were unable to attend, the Terrace East Indian Association were able to come down to take part in the food fair.
Rice stated they did really well despite low attendance and venders.
Next week, the fun continues with the community health and safety fair which will be at Riverlodge from 11:00 to 2:00 which is sponsored by Northern Health, Kitimat Leisure Services and the Fire Department.