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Presenting our annual Fall Fairs roundup, guiding you to bazaars and community events where you can start holiday shopping, stock up on homemade treats.

Presenting our yearly listing of Montreal seasonal bazaars and gift tables where you can start holiday shopping, stock up on homemade treats and support community groups in the process.

OCT. 5

Artisanal fair, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W. Artists and authors will display and sell their works.

Mini-sale, 2 to 6 p.m., St. Thomas More Parish, 978 Moffat Ave., Verdun. Furniture, white elephant, books, new toys, used clothing.

Giant book fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by the Deux-Montagnes Lions Club at Veterans Hall, 141 Grand Moulin Rd., Deux-Montagnes. English and French books, CDs, DVDs and LPs.

OCT. 6

Artisanal fair, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W. Artists and authors will display and sell their works.

Mini-sale, 9:30 a.m. to noon, St. Thomas More Parish, 978 Moffat Ave., Verdun. Furniture, white elephant, books, new toys, used clothing.

Giant book fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by the Deux-Montagnes Lions Club at Veterans Hall, 141 Grand Moulin Rd., Deux-Montagnes. English and French books, CDs, DVDs, LPs.


Stock up on holiday decor and other essentials while also supporting local community fairs and sales.

Pierre Obendrauf /

Montreal Gazette file photo

OCT. 8

Giant book sale, 1 to 4 p.m., Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway Ave., N.D.G. Music, art, classics, history, philosophy, cooking, children’s books and more.

OCT. 9

Giant book sale, 1 to 4 p.m., Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway Ave., N.D.G. Music, art, classics, history, philosophy, cooking, children’s books and more.

OCT. 15

Giant book sale, 1 to 4 p.m., Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway Ave., N.D.G. Music, art, classics, history, philosophy, cooking, children’s books and more.

OCT. 16

Giant book sale, 1 to 4 p.m., Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway Ave., N.D.G. Music, art, classics, history, philosophy, cooking, children’s books and more.

OCT. 17

42nd annual Boîte de Noël, 5 to 9 p.m., Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, 1350 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Over 50 artisans selling juried crafts, door prizes. Admission: $2.

OCT. 18

42nd annual Boîte de Noël, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, 1350 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Over 50 artisans selling juried crafts, door prizes, tea room. Admission $2.

Used book sale, 1 to 8 p.m., held by the Friends of the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Books for all ages.

Fall sale, held by the Baie-d’Urfé Potters Guild, with wine-and-cheese vernissage 7 to 9 p.m., Whiteside Taylor Centre, 20551 Lakeshore Rd., Baie-d’Urfé. Theme: More Clay — Less Plastic.

OCT. 19

42nd annual Boîte de Noël, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, 1350 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Over 50 artisans selling juried crafts, door prizes, tea room. Admission $2.

Rummage sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Matthias Church, 10 Church Hill Ave., Westmount. Clothing, shoes, linens, toys, books, housewares.

Used book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by the Friends of the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Books for all ages.

Fall sale, held by the Baie-d’Urfé Potters Guild, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Whiteside Taylor Centre, 20551 Lakeshore Rd., Baie-d’Urfé. Theme: More Clay — Less Plastic.

Gathering of artisans craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Baie-d’Urfé Curling Club, 63 Churchill Rd. and at the Red Barn, 20609 Lakeshore Rd. Decorative painting, sewing, jewelry, woodworking, knitting, soaps and more.

Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 50 Plus Club of N.D.G., 6225 Godfrey Ave., N.D.G. Books, crafts, baking, lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

OCT. 20

42nd annual Boîte de Noël, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, 1350 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Over 50 artisans selling juried crafts, door prizes, tea room. Admission $2.

Used book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by the Friends of the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Books for all ages.

Fall sale, held by the Baie-d’Urfé Potters Guild, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Whiteside Taylor Centre, 20551 Lakeshore Rd., Baie-d’Urfé. Theme: More Clay — Less Plastic.

Gathering of artisans craft show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Baie-d’Urfé Curling Club, 63 Churchill Rd. and at the Red Barn, 20609 Lakeshore Rd. Decorative painting, sewing, jewelry, woodworking, knitting, soaps and more.

OCT. 22

Giant book sale, 1 to 4 p.m., Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway Ave., N.D.G. Music, art, classics, history, philosophy, cooking, children’s books and more.

OCT. 23

Giant book sale, 1 to 4 p.m., Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway Ave., N.D.G. Music, art, classics, history, philosophy, cooking, children’s books and more.

OCT. 24

Fall bazaar, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by the Auxiliary of the Lakeshore General Hospital, 160 Stillview Ave., Pointe-Claire. Baked goods, preserves, handknits, books, Christmas gifts. Special bazaar lunch available at Café Windmill.

OCT. 25

Fall fair, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by the Auxiliary of the Jewish General Hospital, 5750 Côte-des-Neiges Rd., Auditorium, Pavilion A#102. Housewares, clothing, toys, accessories, fabrics, furs, jewelry, shoes, all new merchandise.

OCT. 26

Fall fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 12301 Colin St., Pierrefonds. Baked goods, jewelry, Christmas gifts, new to you, lunch.

Arts & crafts fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., held by the Catholic Women’s League of St. Thomas à Becket Parish, 4320 Ste. Anne St., Pierrefonds. Christmas decorations and gifts, knitting/crochet items, wood crafts, bake sale, soaps. Lunch café.

Fall fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral, 615 Stuart Ave., Outremont. New merchandise, clothing, jewelry, crafts, Armenian homemade foods and pastries.

Craft fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by Women’s Time Out, Veteran’s Hall, 141 Grand Moulin Rd., Deux-Montagnes. Jewelry, knitting, preserves, bake table, lunch room.

Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Michael’s & St. Anthony’s Church, 105 St-Viateur St. W. Polish food, good used clothing, books, toys.

Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Reach School, 276 Queen Blvd., St-Lambert. Crafts, baked good, wellness items and more.

Fall bazaar and book sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kensington Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Ave., N.D.G. Attic treasures, jewelry, crafts and Christmas, toys, bake table, Jazz Café, country store selling cheese and apples.

OCT. 27

Arts & crafts fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., held by the Catholic Women’s League of St. Thomas à Becket Parish, 4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds. Christmas decorations and gifts, knitting/crochet items, wood crafts, bake sale, soaps. Lunch café.

Fall fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral, 615 Stuart Ave., Outremont. New merchandise, clothing, jewelry, crafts, Armenian homemade foods and pastries.

Fall fair, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by the Auxiliary of the Jewish General Hospital, 5750 Côte-des-Neiges Rd. Housewares, clothing, toys, accessories, fabrics, furs, jewelry, shoes, all new merchandise.

Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Michael’s & St. Anthony’s Church, 105 St-Viateur St. W. Polish food, good used clothing, books, toys.

OCT. 29

Giant book sale, 1 to 4 p.m., Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway Ave., N.D.G. Music, art, classics, history, philosophy, cooking, children’s books and more.

McGill book fair, 1 to 9 p.m., Redpath Hall, 3461 McTavish St. Thousands of books in art, biography, fiction history, social sciences, plus CDs, DVDs and some vinyl.

OCT. 30

Giant book sale, 1 to 4 p.m., Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 4567 West Broadway Ave., N.D.G. Music, art, classics, history, philosophy, cooking, children’s books and more.

McGill book fair, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Redpath Hall, 3461 McTavish St. Thousands of books in art, biography, fiction history, social sciences, plus CDs, DVDs and some vinyl.

OCT. 31

McGill book fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Redpath Hall, 3461 McTavish St. Thousands of books in art, biography, fiction history, social sciences, plus CDs, DVDs and some vinyl.

Early bird boutique sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by the Auxiliary of the Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave., Livingston Hall, L6.500. Paintings from Montreal artists, note cards, stained glass, jewelry, collectables, baked goods and preserves.


What says holiday spirit more than a crowded craft sale?

Graham Hughes /

Graham Hughes/The Gazette

NOV. 1

Early bird boutique sale, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., held by the Auxiliary of the Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave., Livingston Hall, L6.500. Paintings from Montreal artists, note cards, stained glass, jewelry, collectables, baked goods and preserves.

Fall bazaar, 6 to 8:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Church, 496 Birch Ave., St-Lambert. Baked goods, frozen food, books, attic treasures, Christmas corner, new items. Supper available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12.

Country corner fair, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave., Pointe-Claire. Meat pies, baked goods, used books, quilts, silent auction, jewelry, knitting, attic treasures. Supper available.

Craft fair and Christmas sale, 5 to 9 p.m., Westview Bible Church, 16789 Pierrefonds Blvd., Pierrefonds. Homemade goods, sweets, handmade jewelry and more.

NOV. 2

Fall bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s Church, 496 Birch Ave., St-Lambert. Baked goods, frozen food, books, attic treasures, Christmas corner, new items. Lunch available. Tickets: $12.

Country corner fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave., Pointe-Claire. Meat pies, baked goods, used books, quilts, silent auction, jewelry, knitting, attic treasures. Tea room and lunch available.

Craft fair and Christmas sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Westview Bible Church, 16789 Pierrefonds Blvd., Pierrefonds. Homemade goods, sweets, handmade jewelry and more.

Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by the members of the Ladies’ Aid of St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, 4020 Grand Blvd., N.D.G. Christmas crafts, cheese, pâté, herring, canned goods, bake table with Danish Wienerbrød. Restaurant will serve Danish open-faced sandwiches and Danish layer cakes and apple cakes all day.

Bazaar and bake sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by the Czech and Slovak Association of Canada (Montreal) at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish Hall, 4455 West Broadway Ave. Czech/Slovak cakes, pastries and Christmas cookies, books and crafts. Traditional Czech and Slovak lunch available.

Empty Bowls fundraiser, noon to 3 p.m., held by the students and staff at Place Cartier Adult Centre, 257 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Tickets, $25, include handmade pottery bowl (to take home) with homemade soup. Cost $5 for soup only.

Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Montreal West United Church, 88 Ballantyne Ave. N. Silent auction, baked goods/jams, crafts, Christmas decorations, nearly new toys. Lunch available.

Fall fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3419 Redpath St. Baked goods, preserves, books, Christmas decorations, jewelry, linens, treasures. Lunch available.

NOV. 4

Craft show, noon to 6:30 p.m., Cummings Centre, 5700 Westbury Ave., N.D.G. Handmade items by artisans from the Maurice Pollack Craft Centre and Mendels Family Woodshop, including children’s furniture, toys, wooden items, jewelry, miniature paintings, greetings cards and more.

NOV. 5

Craft show, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cummings Centre, 5700 Westbury Ave., N.D.G. Handmade items by artisans from the Maurice Pollack Craft Centre and Mendels Family Woodshop including children’s furniture, toys, wooden items, jewelry, miniature paintings, greetings cards and more.

NOV. 6

Craft show, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cummings Centre, 5700 Westbury Ave., N.D.G. Handmade items by artisans from the Maurice Pollack Craft Centre and Mendels Family Woodshop including children’s furniture, toys, wooden items, jewelry, miniature paintings, greetings cards and more.

NOV. 7

Jingle Bell fair, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., held by the Auxiliary of St. Mary’s Hospital Centre, 3830 Lacombe Ave., auditorium (B-309). Country kitchen, jewelry, handicrafts, chance table. Lunch available.

Artisan sale and bazaar, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Contactivity Centre, 4695 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Hand-knit items, handcrafted decorative items, jewelry, clothing. Light lunch and refreshments.

NOV. 8

Annual exhibition and sale, vernissage from 6 to 9 p.m., held by the Weavers’ and Potters’ Guilds of Lachine at Maison du Brasseur, 2901 St-Joseph Blvd., Lachine. Paintings, jewelry, stained glass, decorated eggs, dog treats, chocolate and more.

Used book sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Summerlea United Church, 225 50th Ave., Lachine. Books, DVDs, CDs and magazines.

Norwegian Christmas sale, 5 to 9 p.m., Norwegian Church and Community Centre, 5065 Sherbrooke St., Lachine. Norwegian food, crafts and gift items including chocolates, pewter and sweaters. Lunch available: open-faced sandwiches, marzipan cakes and more.

Christmas bazaar, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Clare’s Church Hall, 820 Montarville St., Longueuil. Baked goods, candy, harvest treats, toys, books, games, new and used items. Lunch available.

NOV. 9

Annual exhibition and sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the Weavers’ and Potters’ Guilds of Lachine at Maison du Brasseur, 2901 St-Joseph Blvd., Lachine. Paintings, jewelry, stained glass, dog treats, chocolate and more. Light lunch available.

Bazaar and book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Summerlea United Church, 225 50th Ave., Lachine. Books, bake table, gift baskets, country store with homemade tourtières and Muir’s Scotch Pies.

Norwegian Christmas sale, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Norwegian Church and Community Centre, 5065 Sherbrooke St., Lachine. Norwegian food, crafts and gift items including chocolates, pewter and sweaters. Lunch available: open-faced sandwiches, marzipan cakes and more.

Annual Square Foot exhibition and fundraiser for Montreal Old Brewery Mission, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 232 Senneville Rd., Senneville. Sale of artwork from 27 Montreal artists (each priced at $160 for this event). Soup lunch available. Cost: $5.

Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 7505 Sherbrooke St. W., Gifts, home baking, preserves, linens, knitting, books and more.

Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Roxboro United Church, 116 Cartier St., Roxboro. Baked goods, frozen and fresh prepared meals, jewelry, crafts, books and more. Lunch room.

Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., held by Greenfield Park United Church Women, 335 Springfield St., Greenfield Park. Crafts, gifts, baked goods, preserves, books, CDs, DVDs and more.

Annual bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the Armenian Relief Society, 3401 Olivar-Asselin St. New clothing, jewelry, housewares, toys, crafts, Christmas décor, homemade Armenian delicacies and more.

Fine arts fair, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the city of Westmount at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W. Jewelry, ceramics, toys, stationery and more. Refreshments available. Admission: $2 or a non-perishable food item.

Artisan fair, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., held by the Associazione Italo-Canadese Del West Island at the Marcel Morin Community Centre, 14068 Gouin Blvd. W., Pierrefonds. Preserves, carved wood ornaments, decorative pillows, body creams, children’s books, animal blankets and more.

NOV. 10

Annual exhibition and sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by the Weavers’ and Potters’ Guilds of Lachine at Maison du Brasseur, 2901 St-Joseph Blvd., Lachine. Paintings, jewelry, stained glass, dog treats, chocolate and more. Light lunch available.

Annual bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the Armenian Relief Society, 3401 Olivar-Asselin St. New clothing, jewelry, housewares, toys, crafts, Christmas décor, homemade Armenian delicacies and more.

Fine arts fair, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the city of Westmount at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W. Jewelry, ceramics, toys, stationery and more. Refreshments available. Admission: $2 or a non-perishable food item.

Artisan fair, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., held by the Associazione Italo-Canadese Del West Island at the Marcel Morin Community Centre, 14068 Gouin Blvd. W., Pierrefonds. Preserves, carved wood ornaments, decorative pillows, body creams, children’s books, animal blankets and more.

NOV. 15

Annual bazaar, 1 to 8 p.m., St. Willibrord Parish, 325 Willibrord Ave., Verdun. Antiques, arts and crafts, sport items, clothing, jewelry, Christmas items, books.

Salon des Artisans, noon to 9 p.m. (vernissage from 7 to 9 p.m.), held by the Dorval Artisans Guild, Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Handmade jewelry, cards, woodwork, stained glass, pottery, quilting, bake room and more. Lunch room.

Expo Cadeaux, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., held by the Cercle de Fermières de Boucherville, Ste. Famille Church Parish Hall, 553 St-Charles St., Boucherville. Christmas items, crafts and more.

NOV. 16

Annual bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Willibrord Parish, 325 Willibrord Ave., Verdun. Antiques, arts and crafts, sport items, clothing, jewelry, Christmas items, books.

Salon des Artisans, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by the Dorval Artisans Guild, Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Handmade jewelry, cards, woodwork, stained glass, pottery, quilting, bake room and more. Lunch room.

Expo Cadeaux, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the Cercle de Fermières de Boucherville, Ste. Famille Church Parish Hall, 553 St-Charles St., Boucherville. Christmas items, crafts and more.

Christmas rummage and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John’s United Church, 98 Aurora Ave., Pointe-Claire. Tea room from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $7. Bake table, gently used clothing, books and Christmas decorations.

Howick craft fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Howick Elementary School, 5 Lambton St., Howick. Handmade items, jewelry, soaps, chocolate, preserves, clothing and more.

German Christmas bazaar, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the German Society of Montreal, T.M.R. Town Hall, 90 Roosevelt Ave., T.M.R. Traditional German Christmas food and pastries, decorations, gifts, used books, raffle.

Christmas tea and sale, 2 to 4 p.m., held by the St-Lambert United Church Women, Memorial Hall, 415 Mercille Ave., St-Lambert. Tickets: $10. Home baked goods and gifts from boutique available.

Fall bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Parish, 2550 Gascon Ave. New clothing, nearly-new articles, jewelry, books, toys. Polish pastries, perogies, beet soup, sauerkraut with kielbasa and cheese crepes available.

Merry Noël Artisan fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by the Seaway Valley Artisans, Centre Sportif Multisports, 3093 Boulevard de la Gare, 2nd floor, Vaudreuil-Dorion. Decorative painting, jewelry, woodworking, sewing, knitting, food and more.

Art Etc. juried show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster Ave. S., Montreal West. Over 30 artisans with high quality arts and crafts, door prizes, tea room.

Christmas bazaar and rummage sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Michael’s Finnish Church, 4345 Marcil Ave., N.D.G. Christmas decorations, Finnish specialties. Light lunch available.

Fall fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Thomas Anglican Church, 6897 Somerled Ave., N.D.G. Home baking, preserves, knitting, antiques, books, jewelry. Lunch available.

Parish bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Thomas More Church Hall, 978 Moffat Ave., Verdun. Home baking, Christmas basket booth, white elephant, books, toys, tea room.

Used book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the Friends of the Westmount Library, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount.

Fine arts & crafts holiday market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dollard Civic Centre, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O. Handmade items, dolls and doll houses, children’s books, soaps, baked goods, jewelry, tea room.

Craft sale and bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount. Over 30 artisans, baked goods, raffle and Empty Bowls project. Light lunch available.

NOV. 17

Annual bazaar, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the Tekeyan Cultural Association Ladies Auxiliary, 825 Manoogian St., St-Laurent. Armenian food, baked goods, raffle. Lunch available.

Salon des Artisans, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by the Dorval Artisans Guild, Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Handmade jewelry, cards, woodwork, stained glass, pottery, quilting, bake room and more. Lunch room.

Fall bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., held by Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Parish, 2250 Gascon Ave. New clothing, nearly-new articles, jewelry, books, toys. Polish pastries, perogies, beet soup, sauerkraut with kielbasa and cheese crepes available.

Expo Cadeaux, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by the Cercle de Fermières de Boucherville, Ste. Famille Church Parish Hall, 553 St-Charles St., Boucherville. Christmas items, crafts and more.

Art Etc. juried show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster Ave. S., Montreal West. Over 30 artisans with high quality arts and crafts, door prizes, tea room.

Parish bazaar (mini-sale), 9 a.m. to noon, St. Thomas More Church Hall, 978 Moffat Ave., Verdun. Home baking, Christmas basket booth, white elephant, books, toys, tea room.

Used book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the Friends of the Westmount Library, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount.

Fine arts & crafts holiday market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dollard Civic Centre, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O. Handmade items, dolls and doll houses, children’s books, soaps, baked goods, jewelry, tea room.

NOV. 22

Marché St. Columba, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., St. Columba-by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church, 11 Rodney Ave., Pointe-Claire. Supper available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $9.50.

NOV. 23

Marché St. Columba, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Columba-by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church, 11 Rodney Ave., Pointe-Claire. Brunch available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Artisan fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held by Merlin’s Hope Rescue, The Anglican Parish of All Saints by the Lake, 865 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Handmade items made by over 20 local artisans. Lunch room.

Bazaar, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Veronica’s Parish, 1300 Carson Ave., Dorval. Bake table, crafts, white elephant, raffle.

Craft fair and Christmas sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Gabriel’s Parish, 5070 Gilbert St., St-Hubert. Christmas gifts, used books, baked goods, raffle, tea room.

Christmas fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Matthias’ Church, (entrance at 131 Côte-St-Antoine Rd.) Westmount. Attic treasures, gifts, linens, baked goods, jewelry, preserves. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., 12:15 and 1 p.m. Tickets: $10.

Christmas shopping sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by the Fellowship Circle, Hungarian United Church, 50 Graham Blvd., T.M.R. Hungarian cuisine (eat-in or takeout available), baked goods, preserves, antiques, jewelry, household items and more.

Hudson Christmas craft fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main St., Hudson. Christmas crafts, gifts and more.

Pointe-Claire Artisan show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, dolls, wood items, clothing, preserves, tea room.

NOV. 24

Christmas shopping sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by the Fellowship Circle, Hungarian United Church, 50 Graham Blvd., T.M.R. Hungarian cuisine (eat-in or takeout available), baked goods, preserves, antiques, jewelry, household items and more.

Hudson Christmas craft fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main St., Hudson. Christmas crafts, gifts and more.

Pointe-Claire Artisan show, noon to 5 p.m., Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, wood items, clothing, preserves, tea room. Story time and hot chocolate with Santa from 2 to 4 p.m.

Holiday market, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Quanta Wellness Centre, 57 Donegani Ave., Pointe-Claire. Jewelry, baked goods, teas, oils, other local merchants.

NOV. 29

60th annual show and sale, hosted by the Montreal Gem and Mineral Club, noon to 9 p.m., Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetière St. E. Admission: $8, $7 seniors (65+), $6 students, free for 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Precious and semi-precious stones, crystals, fossils and jewelry.

NOV. 30

60th annual show and sale, hosted by the Montreal Gem and Mineral Club, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetière St. E. Admission: $8, $7 seniors (65+), $6 students, free for 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Precious and semi-precious stones, crystals, fossils and jewelry.

Craft fair with heart, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Hope Centre, 6225 Godfrey St. Crafts, art show, baked goods. Lunch available.

Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. James Church, 642 Main Rd., Hudson. Handmade wreaths, evergreen sprays, handmade decorations, baked goods, attic treasures, children’s corner, tea room.

Holly tea, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, 46 Dupont St., Châteauguay. Attic treasures, baked goods, preserves, jewelry, tea room.

Hemmingford Christmas craft fair, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Girl Guides, Hemmingford Recreation Centre, 550 Goyette Ave., Hemmingford. Twenty-five tables of handmade artisan creations, bake sale, raffle. Lunch available.

Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Margaret of Antioch Church, 4955 Montée St-Hubert St., St-Hubert. Christmas gifts, home baking. Lunch available.

Weihnachtsmarkt, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3594 Jeanne-Mance St. Artisan crafts, homemade baked goods, traditional German stollen, preserves. Traditional German lunch available: sausages, roasted potatoes, cabbage rolls.

DEC. 1

60th annual show and sale, hosted by the Montreal Gem and Mineral Club, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetière St. E. Admission: $8, $7 seniors (65+), $6 students, free for 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Precious and semi-precious stones, crystals, fossils and jewelry.

Weihnachtsmarkt, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3594 Jeanne-Mance St. Artisan crafts, homemade baked goods, traditional German stollen, preserves. Traditional German Christmas market specialties and lunch.

Holiday craft sale, noon to 4 p.m., Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal, 8155 Rousselot St. Japanese inspired crafts and food, baked goods, tea room.

DEC. 7

Holiday craft fair, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by CORE Women, Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside Rd., Beaconsfield. Handmade items by local artisans, bake and raffle tables. Tea room with homemade soup.

Artisan fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., held by Valois Church Women, Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave., Pointe-Claire. Artisan crafts, baking, used books. Tea room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hungarian United Church, 40 Graham Blvd., T.M.R. Bake sale, lunch — eat-in or takeout available.

Artisans for Animals craft fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview Ave., Pointe-Claire. Handmade Christmas decorations, jewelry, woodwork, beauty products, candles, cards, baked goods, raffle. Lunch available.

DEC. 12

Christmas auction, noon to 2 p.m., held by the Concordia University Library Christmas Auction Committee, J.A. de Sève Cinema, Library Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., LB-125. Items include: signed hockey sticks, books, CDs, preserves, original paintings, handcrafted jewelry, cosmetics and gift certificates to downtown restaurants. Food will be sold as well. Admission: $2.

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Edmonton autistic artist remembered for achieving 'improbable territory' – CBC.ca

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Colleagues, family and friends are mourning the death of Matthew Wong, an Edmonton artist diagnosed with autism who was recognized internationally for his landscape paintings. 

Wong, 35, died on Oct. 2. Family and friends confirmed he died by suicide.

“I am in total shock,” said Monita Cheng, Wong’s mother.

“He’s an extremely talented person. He’s a lovely son. He’s extremely kind. He cares about people; he loves to help people,” she said. 

“He was voracious in everything that he did in life,” said Brendan Dugan, the owner of Karma, a gallery in New York City that represented Wong. 

“He accomplished more in the short time he was painting and making work than most people probably do in their whole lives,” he said. 

‘Instant recognition of his talent’ 

According to Dugan, Wong wasn’t trained as a painter; his artwork started from poetry and then translated into photography. He taught himself how to paint. 

Wong earned a bachelor of arts degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2007. In 2013, he completed a masters of fine arts in photography at City University of Hong Kong. 

Matthew Wong’s oil on canvas painting, The Space Between Trees, hangs at Karma, in New York City. (Submitted by Karma/Estate of Matthew Wong)

“Matthew was very unusual in a lot of ways, his presence was kind of uncanny,” Dugan said. 

He first met Wong through Outside, a group art show hosted by Karma on Sept. 3, 2016. 

“Once Matthew was included in this group show, there was kind of an immediate and instant recognition of his talent,” Dugan said. 

“There was always this kind of layering of symbolism and poetry, within the idea of a landscape or nature.”  

‘Improbable territory for a young artist’ 

By 35, Wong had three solo exhibitions — two in Hong Kong and one in New York City. He has one more with Karma that’s forthcoming. Wong was also featured in 13 group exhibitions and two publications. 

David Moos, the owner of David Moos Art Advisory, said he came across Wong’s work at Karma.

Moos was also the modern and contemporary curator for the Art Gallery of Ontario from 2004 to 2011. 

Wong’s mother, Monita Cheng, says he was a self-taught artist. He was autistic and diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome at 15. (Peter Evans/CBC)

“Painting is an extremely challenging medium. It’s a demanding and difficult medium today to make meaningful and relevant paintings, and I think Matthew accomplished that at the very highest level which is remarkable for a person his age,” Moos said. 

“I think he brought his life experience to bear on what is improbable territory for a young artist to to tackle.”

Moos said Wong’s paintings allow people to “step aside from our everyday realm.”

“To look to Van Gogh is almost anecdotal at this point,” he said. “It is utterly contemporary. There’s there’s a plain spoken beauty in his work that I think is genuine and earnest.” 

Mental health struggles 

Wong was born in Toronto on March 8, 1984, though he and his family moved frequently between Hong Kong and Toronto.

According to Cheng, Wong struggled with depression while growing up. 

He was diagnosed with autism as a child and, by 14, he was diagnosed with depression and prescribed anti-depressants.

A photo of Wong as a child, found in his first poetry book. (Peter Evans/CBC)

Wong began seeing a psychiatrist at four years old.

He also saw child psychologists to help him with his social skills, Cheng said, adding it was difficult for Wong to make friends because they moved often. 

By 16, doctors diagnosed Wong with Tourette syndrome, a brain condition causing people to make involuntary sounds and movements. 

“He’d try different jobs and he says it’s not possible for him because he always had problems. His interpersonal skills were very, very poor,” Cheng said. 

Wong’s paintings sit in his studio, located on 53rd Avenue and 87 Street in Edmonton. (Peter Evans/CBC)

Cheng said her son loved North America and disliked Hong Kong, but he continued to live there because collectors there supported his paintings. 

In 2016, Wong relocated to Edmonton with his parents. They lived closed to the High Level Bridge. 

“Even when we were travelling, he would have have a sketchbook, he would sit down by Starbucks, get coffee [and] he would just sketch and draw,” Cheng said. “He said he loved Edmonton.” 

It was in Edmonton that Wong met Matthew Higgs, director of White Columns, a gallery in New York City, which later featured Wong’s art. 

‘He felt that he’s very lucky’ 

Cheng said despite her son’s struggles, he knew he was “lucky.” 

“Even though he suffers a lot because of the mental issues, he felt that he’s very lucky,” she said. “I think Matthew really wanted to be recognized as a great Canadian artist.” 

“Me and my husband, we are extremely proud of our son. He had a lot of struggle, but he also has a very strong mind.

A photo of one of Wong’s paintings in his Edmonton studio. (Peter Evans/CBC)

He’s like rock solid, you know.” 

Wong’s family and colleagues are holding a memorial service at the Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, at 100th Avenue and 114th Street  on Oct. 21  at 1 p.m. 

The Karma gallery in New York City will also host an exhibit featuring Wong’s work, planned before Wong’s death. The exhibit is called Blue and runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 22.

A photo of one of Wong’s paintings, sitting in his Edmonton studio. (Peter Evans/CBC)

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Saskatoon tattoo artist has year-long wait list – Global News

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Tattoo artist Jesse Zabos’ schedule is full for the next year.

“I will be opening my books in January and we will see how things go,” he told Global News.

Appointments for Zabos and the four other artists who work at his tattoo shop, Art Sharks Tattoo, are scarce because of the demand for their unique designs.


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“For inspiration we will take what the client wants, like what their ideas are, and then we will go from there,” he said.

“As artists we do a lot of custom stuff, so we create everything mostly from what’s inside our heads.”

He said designing something the client likes enough to carry with them for the rest of their life involves discussions, which can get very personal.

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“I have done a few like memorial pieces and stuff that’s really kind of touched the customer,” he said.


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“I think it’s good to help them heal through sometimes a tattoo as well.”

Darla Lindbjerg, CEO of the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, said the success makes sense, given the quality of the tattoo.

“If people are having a good experience and you are offering a great quality product, people will come back,” she said.

Zabos said part of the reward is knowing his art has such intense meaning for those who wear it.

“Sometimes it gets a little emotional when you finish the tattoo, just to have that closure for some people depending on what the situation of the tattoo is,” he said.

“But it’s really satisfying to make them happy and (know) they can enjoy it for the rest of their lives.”

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Artist looking to make Waterloo Region more 'WorldRooted' – KitchenerToday.com

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It’s a movement drawing community together in a positive place, and it’s coming to the Region. 

‘WorldRooted: the Art Project for People’ founder Bethany Ann Davidson from Goderich, says they have been organizing art shows and cultural events to provide a space for people to develop their networks and find support.

“We’re really just looking to help people find their voice, to support charities both locally and around the world, shine a light on the good and let people connect.” says Davidson.

Davidson says she began WorldRooted in 2018, after learning that a friend and her family were experiencing survivor’s guilt after they had moved to Canada from Syria.

She says her friend and her husband were sending everything they could back to their families who had nothing. 

“I really wanted them to know that I felt for them, so I made a painting and when I sold it, I gave all of the money to them.” says Davidson, “And it’s been kind of like that ever since.”

On October 26th, WorldRooted will be in Waterloo to hold an art event at the Seven Shores Community Cafe.

The solo art show gives residents the opportunity to check out Davidson’s latest work and will offer food and beverages for purchase.

According to Davidson, the location for this event was chosen because of her relationship with co-owners of the cafe and the community built around Seven Shores Cafe.

“My friends Steve and Deb Tulloch, who co-own Seven Shores Cafe, they really had a large impact on me on what it means to love and to live well.” says Davidson, “So when I said  ‘Hey, I would love to have an artisan at your cafe,’ they said ‘Hey, that would be awesome!’ ” 

“We’re just going to get together, those of us who are available that night.” says Davidson, “There will be live music, and we’re just going to have a really nice time.”

Davidson says because of the Tulloch’s involvement with the International Association for Refugees Canada, and their relationship with Adventure4Change owner Jeremy Horne, she decided to donate 25 per cent of all proceeds on October 26th to these charities, and Reception House Waterloo Region.

Davidson says her display hanging at the cafe focuses on food like chickpeas, coffee plants and sugar cane, plants that are grown in different countries but are used everyday by Canadians. 

“A lot of Canadians have seen these pieces and not known what the plant was that was in the art,” says Davidson, “And that’s because they didn’t grown up growing coffee plants, or sugar cane or whatever else.”

“It’s meant to help us see more of our global village, and help then to also recognize that there are people in our community who do recognize these plants and do have a past that is closely connected to this flora.”

Davidson says with her work and WorldRooted, she hopes to inspire conversation between people to foster better understanding each other.

“I believe that artists make art because they have something that needs to come out.” says Davidson, “I’m just putting it out there for people to see, and hopefully people want to buy and take it home, and it becomes a conversation starter for the rest of their lives.”  

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