TSAWWASSEN, BC – Four philanthropically minded Tsawwassen women are teaming up this
holiday season to bring some Christmas cheer to the community, hosting a craft fair that is also
a fundraiser supporting at-risk youth and the homeless on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Robyn Leake brings together her years of experience in art and landscape design as the host of
the 4th annual Sparkle Christmas Craft Fair at her home in Beach Grove, Tsawwassen on
December 3rd and 4th. Along with her unique Grinch trees and winter containers, shoppers will
find exotic giftware from Mexico, Turkey and Southeast Asia, as well as local organic honey,
great foodie gifts, unique jewelry, textiles and seasonal décor.
This year the event is supporting Dan’s Legacy, a charity that provides therapeutic counselling
and life-skills programs to youth battling depression, anxiety and addiction issues as a result of
childhood trauma and abuse. Barbara Coates, executive director of Dan’s Legacy, will be selling
the award-winning cookbook “A Boy After The Sea”, featuring a collection of recipes by 26
internationally renowned chefs. The cookbook was created by chef Kevin Snook who lost his
son Dan to an accidental drug overdose, and after whom the charity is named.
Did it 4 Them, a charity created three years ago by Jennifer Schmidt and Laurissa Yurashak,
has donated 2,400 bagged lunches, clothing and toiletries to the homeless on the Downtown
Eastside. A key part of their work is to provide housewares and furniture to displaced women
transitioning from the streets into new housing. They can be reached at [email protected]
Drop by the Sparkle Christmas Craft Fair on December 3rd & 4th at 1642 58A St. in Tsawwassen
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.to spread some cheer and support these two charities. Cash donations
and dry goods are also welcome at the door.
If you know someone who needs counselling support, please call Tom Littlewood, Program
Director at 604-999-9136 or email [email protected]
Download PDF Sparkle Craft