Craft bazaar back in Alberni on Nov. 12

Alberni is the scent of the ninth annual World Craft Bazaar, which is being held at Echo Centre on Nov. 12.

Andrwea Wiwchar

The ninth annual World Craft Bazaar returns to Echo Centre this Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This bazaar offers fair trade handicrafts made by artisans in Third World countries.

“Everything is fair trade, so the money basically goes back to the artisans who are mostly in the Third World,” organizer John Mayba said.

At least 65 tables of craft items from $1 to $200 will be featured. Many of the same vendors from previous years will be there, as well as some new ones, Mayba said.

The Global Village Store from Nanaimo is one of the new vendors this year. Passion for Pins is a small company in Courtenay that makes whimsy pins and donates the proceeds to local transition houses. Fertile Ground from Comox will also be selling fair trade tea from India. In addition to the craft booths, Barkley Soundings community choir, pianist Bob Hudson and guitarist Dan McMillan will provide live music.

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