Wear your Easter bonnet to the Flea Market this Saturday. Here is Sheila Hubbard with her Sunday finest.

Easter Flea Market

This month’s Flea Market, which falls on the Easter long weekend, features needle crafting.

This month’s Flea Market, which falls on the Easter long weekend, features needle crafting. It is an excellent opportunity for families to bring their children and have them learn how to manage the fine art of needle and thread.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and takes place downstairs at Sooke’s Community Hall. The address is 2037 Shields Road, and the downstairs entrance is opposite the Sooke Royal Canadian Legion on Eustace Road.

The Flea Market will have ongoing demonstrations of knitting, crocheting, sewing, and the long-lost art of darning socks. Yes, they are mendable!

There will also be a quilt in a frame, and visitors will have an opportunity to contribute a stitch.

The Flea Market is hosted by the organizing members of the Sooke Fall Fair. Don’t let the name fool you: this group will be active throughout the year, as they are hard at work preparing for the centennial celebration of this year’s very special fair.

The Flea Market takes place on the last Saturday of every month between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at this location. Each month will feature a different theme that ties into the Sooke Fall Fair.

If you are planning on entering any of the competitions, you can get a leg up by attending the Flea Market with the relevant theme. There, you will receive tips and ideas from other experts in that specific area.

These themes will be announced in the Sooke News Mirror’s community calendar as each market approaches, or you can contact Ellen Lewers, the vice-chair of the Sooke Fall Fair, by email at mrslewersfarmhouse@shaw.ca.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Southern resident orca L41 considered missing and feared dead

The orca was last spotted in Aug. 2019 when photographed in western Strait of Juan de Fuca

West Shore Pickleball Association serves up idea for View Royal tennis court

‘We don’t have a place to call home’, says avid pickleball member

Indigenous youth arrested during 15-hour occupation to hold press conference Wednesday morning

The speakers are expected to condemn police, RCMP actions towards Indigenous people

VIDEO: Saanich family competes on first season of ‘Family Feud Canada’

Charania family will face off against the Torres family from Hamilton, Ont.

Oak Bay confirms first heritage conservation area

Heritage bylaw for The Prospect neighbourhood in final phase

VIDEO: Feds look to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

Off-duty Nanaimo Mountie takes down would-be ice cream thief

Suspect attempted to steal Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen location on Sunday

Nanaimo man hit with pole in dispute over off-leash dog

RCMP say no charges recommended at this time

Was there a tornado on Vancouver Island Monday?

Suspected phone app glitch gives eerie warning

Work has started on Malahat Skywalk, expected completion in 2021

$15-million project expected to open in spring, 2021

Sooke Minor Fastball to host coaching clinic

Clinic ideal for those planning to coach U6 to U18 teams

POLL: Are you concerned about the coronavirus?

The coronavirus which has sparked concern around the globe has now arrived… Continue reading

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Most Read