Crafts in spotlight at Heritage Day celebration in Delta

Boundary Bay Park Association volunteers are once again organizing a celebration to mark Heritage Day.

This year’s event is set for Sunday, Feb. 24 between 1 and 4 p.m. at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park.

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The theme is “Household Crafts” with demonstrations and interactive displays featuring the Delta and Richmond Spinners and Weavers, the Boundary Bay Quilters, Delta Naturalists will supply information on owl boxes, and displays of knitting and needlework will be on show.

The ever-popular vintage car display will be located on the concourse.

Crafting has stood the test of time from the early days of Canadian history when items were produced more for their usefulness than enjoyment. Domestic pursuits such as those to be featured on Heritage Day have been in continual use for centuries and are actually enjoying a rebirth today.

Event coordinator Lauris Williams said once upon a time crafting had to be a frugal pastime, but today with so many supply outlets and wonderful ideas it can be an expensive hobby.

“However, there are still many ways to save money,” said Williams. “Recycle and re-use items, sheets, table covers, etc. for fabric, save buttons, go to thrift stores and even items friends no longer want will find a purpose.”

Refreshments will be served by the Boundary Bay Park Association volunteers in period costume.

For more information, call Williams at 778-434-5146 or visit https://boundarybayparkassociation.wordpress.com.

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