(via the Emily / Cheerfully Made blog)
This will be my third year organizing Etsy Made in Canada here in Ottawa. I don’t know where the past 3 years have gone, but here we are less than a week out of the biggest show of my year. Again.
Etsy: Made in Canada is “a national grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across Canada.” Unlike other shows I organize, every maker who participates in Etsy:MIC is an Etsy seller. This year we’re celebrating in 38 cities from coast to coast (Find the market closest to you at www.etsy.com/madeincanada) and I can’t even begin to express to you how proud I am to be organizing this show for the third year in a row.
With 150 sellers participating (we had 316 applications for this show!) it’s a huge undertaking, but the experience of watching so many hardworking hand makers in my community be successful doing what they love to do is something that I can hardly put into words.
Here in Ottawa, our show will run for TWO DAYS instead of just one. It’s the only way we could see managing the hordes of Ottawa (and area) Etsy enthusiasts, and it gives us even more opportunity to raise funds for our 2016 charity of choice: 13 Muesli. More about them HERE.
Etsy Made in Canada Ottawa takes place September 24th + 25th from 10am to 4pm at the Bell Sensplex (1565 Maplegrove Road, Kanata MAP IT).
Cost of admission is $5, kids and parking are free and 50% of our door goes to our charity.
(Last year we raised more than $25K for the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre!)
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