Monday, April 19, 2010

Hilson's Artisan Marketplace and Community Garage Sale

Hilson Avenue Public School is hosting its annual Artisan Marketplace and Community Garage Sale on Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 till 1:00.  Over 30 local artists will be displaying their wares together with neighbours displaying their own treasures.  There will be a cafe, a barbeque, kids events and a silent auction.  The silent auction includes a super cool chair made from hockey sticks, toys from Play Value, and Mrs Tiggywinkles, a gift basket from Kitchenailia, gift certificates to local restaurants, Dovercourt, an interior designer, and other fun stuff.  Grown-ups can shop while face painting, cupcake decorating and crafts entertain their kids.  For lunch, enjoy the barbeque with hotdogs $2, hamburgers $3 and drinks $1.
More importantly, if you bring your bike you can have it checked for spring safety and, even more importantly, if you have a bike (particularly a mountain bike in reasonable condition) that you're no longer using, bring it along as a donation for Bikes to Haiti.  Focus on Development is a non-governmental organization based in Mississippi Mills that is running this project.  They will also be selling some used childrens bikes in order to raise money for shipping costs.  For more information see or e-mail