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PaperFest is a fundraiser for BSS grads

Jaidyn Twamley and Payton Carter will be celebrating National Scrapbook Day at PaperFest 2013, a fundraiser being held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre on May 4.  - Submitted Photo
Jaidyn Twamley and Payton Carter will be celebrating National Scrapbook Day at PaperFest 2013, a fundraiser being held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre on May 4.
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The first Parksville PaperFest will take place May 4, where ticket holders can immerse themselves in paper crafts and scrapbooking for 12 hours at the Parksville Community Centre.

“It’s a way to share ideas and get inspired to create different projects or page layouts or cards,” said Sue Street, chariperson of the Ballenas Dry Grad/Prom Parents Committee for the class of 2013.

The fundraiser will benefit the BSS graduating students.

The event will be held on National Scrapbook Day and will also include a Business Showcase/ Vendor Faire that will showcase local businesses and crafting products including scrapbook, clothing and other crafty companies.

People can purchase $65 tickets and with that they get lunch, dinner, raffle tickets and many surprises throughout the day. Ticket holders bring their crafting supplies and they get space at a table to get down to work on the 12 hour “crop,” which Street compared to an old fashioned quilting bee, except working with paper.

There will also be a paper crafting garage sale where people can buy older supplies.

Scrapbooking stores from around the Island are involved and have donated door prizes, from Campbell River to Victoria, and the national scrapbooking magazine, Canadian Scrapbooker, has also sponsored the event.

The two main sponsors of the event are Street’s scrapbook company Scrapbook Garage and Wyldflower B&B, which holds scrapbooking retreats in Qualicum Bay. Both local companies have children graduating from BSS this year.

Street said Parksville is a great place to hold a big scrapbooking event like this as it’s centrally located on the Island and has a number of great amenities for visitors. She hopes the event will continue annually.

 

Parksville Paperfest runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 4. For more information visit the facebook page: Parksville Paperfest 2013. To get tickets email street at scrapbooksue@telus.net or call 250-951-0622. Alternatively e-mail contact@wyldflower.ca or call 778-424-2224.

 

 

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