2018 Christmas Market Review
Another successful market has come and gone and we have many thanks to give!
We couldn't have done half of what we wanted to without the help of several people and corporations around town and the county.
First off, a huge thank you to the Whitecourt Legion for joining our market and allowing us to sell poppies for you. You add an amazing component to our market by selling your wares alongside the other vendors.
We would also like to thank Woodlands County for the daily draw prizes that we handed out this year. This year's door prize winners were: Saturday - Trista, Sunday - John and our vendor prize went to Karen.
Thank you to Rexall for offering shoppers and vendors the opportunity to receive free flu shots if they wanted them. The convenience for those who wanted to do so was greatly appreciated.
Thank you to Dynamic for the amazing and smooth running ATM! I think there were many shoppers this past weekend that were thankful for the ease of use and the availability of cash when they needed it!
Special thanks to St. Joe's students, Amber, Andrew, Austin and Emma who helped us out with the sorting of Food Bank items. You put your best foot forward and shone. You represented true citizenship and the spirit of the holiday. You give us hope of what the future will look like with your kindness and generosity!
Food bank volunteers who came to help organize the food bank items and transported them directly to the bank without delay were truly spectacular. Your team is a well oiled machine! The food bank was able to bring back a few carloads of food and over $2000 in cash donations. Whitecourt and Woodlands County residents, you are truly a supportive community. The food bank still has a long way to go to filling their shelves and feeding locals who would otherwise go without. Please, be sure to think of them throughout the year.
This market wouldn't be able to run year after year with out the support of the Whitecourt District Agricultural Society. They make sure that this market happens and have always been there to help make it bigger and better each year.
And finally, thank you to the vendors and to you, most importantly, the shoppers, for attending this market and helping to make it the best ten years that we have been able to keep bringing it back to you. You all make it worth it!
Westward Christmas Market
2018 Shopper experience at the Westward Christmas Market
The Christmas Market is already taking shape with the Legion joining us again for another great market.
Rexall will be present to administer free flu shots to anyone who would like to have one over the age of 12.
Betty's Special Occasions will be offering up some delicious food at the concession again this year. (Word is that she will have perogies and cabbage rolls on the menu again.) We will update closer to the date with her menu items.
Even Santa has confirmed that he will at the market again this year with Serena Lapointe taking photos with the kids.
Vendors confirmed so far will be selling a wide range of items. Below is a list of some of the items you can expect to see this year:
Food Vendors: Fudge, sausages, pepperoni, beef jerky, perogies, cabbage rolls, jams, jellies, pickles, soup mixes, teas, gingerbread people, cookies, candies, squares, Croatian baking, Honey, honey sticks, syrups, caramels and Christmas baking.
Artisan/ Crafter: String art, booties for all ages, crochet and knit items, pompoms, key-chains, handmade crafts, East Coast beach glass art, Christmas bags, wood burnt signs and items, Fairy lanterns and bowls, hand made cards, handmade soaps and bath products, hemp oil, lotions, painted wine glasses and painted glass Christmas balls, aprons, potato bags, vehicle garbage catch-alls, hot pads, Christmas stockings, towels, hot pads, wreaths, swags, centerpieces, seasonal gift baskets, ornaments, Christmas decor, woodwork, sewing, wood signs, decor, quilts, meditation cushions, rice bags, table runners, mitts, rock pictures, quilted items, wooden hangers, snowmen and wooden houses.
Home business consultants representing: Scentsy, Tupperware, Origami Owl Jewelry, Sweet Legs, Silver Icing, Opulence Global/Divine Spa and Wellness Centre and Mary Kay.
Entrepreneurs featuring unique items: Personalized Mugs, Dog treats, shredded bed bags for pets, paw balm, Pet shampoo, pet baskets, beeswax products, yarn, tower gardens, children's clothing, women's sweaters, horse saddle pads, polo wraps, Equine jewelry, equine socks
Christmas Market 2018
The date for vendor applications to be submitted for the 2018 Westward Christmas market has been set for Wednesday August 1st.
Applications will only be accepted, in person, on August 1st starting at 1:30 PM at the Westward Hall.
Email and phone applications will open on August 3rd, if any spaces remain vacant.
Tables are $70 each for the weekend. (6 foot tables.)
*All tables are sold out, but we do create a waiting list of vendors in the event that someone is unable to attend. Please, leave a message at the hall or through email. (780-779-4343 or email@example.com)
The Westward Christmas Market will be held November 3-4, 2018.
Christmas Market 2017
The 2017 Westward Christmas Market was a huge success! Thank you to all our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and shoppers. You all helped make this a fantastic event!
Congratulations to Jacqualine and Rebecca who were the winners of this years door prizes donated by Woodlands County.
Special thanks to Woodlands County for the door prizes, Dynamic for the use of their ATM, the Legion for sanctioning the market, Students from St. Joseph School, Girl Guides and Rangers for sorting the food bank donations. Thank you, to you the vendors and shoppers who year after year, help make this the biggest and best market around!
Interested on what was at the Christmas market?
We will, once again, have Santa available from 10-4 each day at the market on November 4th and 5th for photos.
Photos will be taken by Serena Lapointe.
Concession will be available thanks to Betty's Special Occasions.
*New* Rexall will be on site with free flu shots.
Door prizes daily donated by Woodlands County.
Vendors that were confirmed were selling:
Artisans will be showcasing wood signs, small furniture, elk products, sausage, jerky-EUA, dog chews, gift baskets, baby items, baking, Christmas decor, home decor, crystals, candles, crotchet and knit items, fleece tie blankets, doll cradles, woodwork, stools, children's table and chair sets, quilts, paintings, crafts, wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, swags, Santas, snowmen, snow buddies, fairy gardens (lanterns and pots), fairy crowns, fairy traps, mittens, aprons, pillows, wall hangings, dish cloths, hot pads, kitchen articles, heavy socks, slippers, hand tied flies, jerky, caramels, children's clothing, dog treats, dog gift baskets, and antler articles. There will also be suppliers available for your quilting and yarn needs.
Home business consultants will be selling Scentsy, Orgami Owl, Sweet Legs, Discovery Toys, Pretty Pearls, Tupperware, Seacret and Younique Addictions.
Stay tuned as we add to this page!
Some of our food bank volunteers!