Made with love in the Comox Valley

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The Artisans at Potter’s Place celebrate Market Days, July 16th, by celebrating community.

Chances are that if you live in the Comox Valley you’ll have been to Downtown Courtenay’s Market Days where the downtown core transforms into a veritable street festival. Like other retailers, Potter’s Place is getting ready for this busy day by offering a sale.

But this one is different than most sales; that’s because the artisans at Potter’s Place hold this sale to raise money for YANA Comox Valley to support local families who need to travel for the medical care of a child or pregnant mother.Camera Downloads July 06, 2016 008

“We have about thirty potters who craft bowls specifically for this event,” says organizer Joe Stefiuk. “For a $20 donation you choose your favourite bowl and we fill it with rice and homemade chili, you have a great lunch, keep the bowl, and best of all you’re helping families right here in the valley.”

Collecting a bowl, each year, has become a tradition for many Market Day shoppers.

“It’s very special for our potters as well,” says co-organizer Dawn Zilke. “They start working on these bowls early in the year and some of them even collaborate and work together.”

Keltie Schalm stopped by with her twins for a preview. “We’re a YANA family and we love the spirit of community that this sale represents, made with love in the Comox Valley.”

Drop by the courtyard at Potter’s Place during Market Days on July 16 from 10am to 2pm, while supplies last!

180 5th Street at Cliffe in Courtenay.

Comox Valley Echo