Children’s Christmas Fair – volunteers are needed!
Decorating the Grade School, inside and out, during the November break (Nov 13 – 16). By decorating during the break, we create a magical experience for the children when they return to school on November 19. Decorating for the Fair sets the tone for this fantastic community-building event, and makes for a fun and low-commitment volunteer opportunity. Volunteering on the decorating team is ideal for those who have some flexibility during the weekdays.
Pick-Up Donated Goods
Can you offer your vehicle and might to collect donated goods from various locations in Metro Vancouver? Pick-ups will take place throughout the week of November 19 – 23 and your help with these tasks is so much appreciated. Volunteering on the pick-up crew is ideal for people with a vehicle and with flexibility during the weekdays.
Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of set-up tasks from 1 pm until about 8 pm on Friday, November 23. As an example, our high school students come to help with set-up from 1 – 3 pm that day and need a coordinator to delegate tasks to them during those two hours. This role will be busy, fun and the time will fly by. Volunteering on the set-up crew is a really good way for parents and guardians new to the school to get involved with the broader school community. It’s a relatively low commitment of time and you’re guaranteed to feel more connected to the School and the Fair. Helping with set-up on the Friday before the Fair is a lot of fun!
Adult Only Night Market Coordinator
During Fair set-up on Friday evening, our wonderful and talented Marketplace vendors will be open and ready for business from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The Adult Only Night Market is awesome – you can take your time to browse and chat with vendors without your children in tow and without having to negotiate the hustle and bustle of the Saturday crowds. The coordinator role is a new opportunity this year and is intended for a creative soul who has the vision to deliver a warm and inviting atmosphere in the Hall to encourage chatting with vendors, browsing their wares and staying to enjoy a beverage and some goodies.
Red Door Store
Our charming little store will be open during the Adult Only Night Market and during the Fair. Volunteering in the Store is so much fun and is usually very busy so another spot where your volunteer hours fly by. The Red Door Store is another great place for parents and guardians who are new to the School to participate.
By now, you’ve hopefully had a chance to read through the information Laura sent last Friday about the Fair. If you’re not sure about how you can help or whether or not you’ve got the time, rest assured that there are plenty of ways to support the herculean effort required to pull together our school community’s marquis event. Every parent and guardian is expected to help in some way so as a minimum, be sure to sign-up for your volunteer hours in your child/ren’s classes. Let’s join forces to ensure that the load is spread and we all get to share in our vibrant community spirit that the Fair is meant to embody.
Mary Henley & Laura Bergstrome
Christmas Fair Co-Chairs
The regularity with which the Sun moves through the seasons, the regularity manifested in the growth of plants and in the life of animals, this regularity was once chaos. Harmony has been attained at the cost of great travail. Humanity stands today within the same kind of chaos, but out of the chaos, there will arise a harmony modelled in the likeness of the harmony in the universe. Peace to those who are of goodwill.
~ Rudolf Steiner, from Festivals and Their Meanings, Christmas 1923