Originally Published December 2, 2016 from the CSA
This year, the Bowen Island Community School Association (CSA) is proud to be celebrating the 30th Annual CSA Christmas Craft Fair, a popular Island Tradition!
Thirty years ago, the Bowen Island Community School Association was looking for a way to bring people to the new Bowen Island Community School (BICS) and to celebrate all that is uniquely Bowen. Lo and behold ~ the annual CSA Christmas Craft Fair was born! More than just a Christmas Craft Fair, it is a celebration of our semi-rural local culture with a treasure trove of Island vendors creating a multitude of treats and delights to thrill the senses.
The Bowen Island Community School Association is the heart and soul of the Christmas Craft Fair. Imagine, that for 30 years, a hard-working team of volunteers have organized this event, year after year. The volunteer team has grown, the vendors have improved, Santas have come and gone, musicians evolve and the gems for sale are different and better each year…. The CSA Christmas Craft Fair is filled with music, fun, food, friends and goodies too numerous to mention to fill everyone’s stocking.
The Community School Association is one of Bowen Island’s longest standing registered not-for-profit organizations. The proceeds raised from the CSA Christmas Craft Fair are invested back into community organizations and the Bowen Island Community School for the benefit of all. Some of the current initiatives that the CSA supports are:
• BI Community Playground Upgrade – 2017
• Community use after hours at BICS
• Community Art Project
• Summer Camp Subsidy
• Community Garden
• Homework Club
• And numerous smaller, but equally important projects that make Bowen unique
Please grab your Christmas shopping list, get your “Ho Ho Ho” on early and come to the BICS Gym on Sunday, December 6 from 10:00 – 3:00 pm for the 30th Annual CSA Christmas Craft Fair.
– Merry Christmas to all from the Bowen Island Community School Association Board and the 2015 CSA Christmas Craft Fair Committee!