A vendor at last year’s Christmas Market at the Chilliwack Opportunity Society clubhouse folds one of her handmade items. The event is coming up again on Dec. 1 and 2.

Stroopwaffles and poinsettias at Chilliwack Opportunity Society Christmas market

Fundraiser helps long-running organization that supports adults with developmental disabilities

The Chilliwack Opportunity Society is planning their annual Christmas fundraising event, and is putting the call out to the community to support them.

The society is holding a two-day Christmas Market, Dec. 1 and 2, at their clubhouse on 10135 Williams Road, just north of the Gwynne Vaughan Park on Fairfield Island. There will be more than 35 vendors selling a wide range of items that would be perfect gifts for under the tree. The market is also a chance to pick up freshly made stroopwaffles, and preorders are being taken now. Packages of 10 sell for $10. All proceeds will be going to the society.

It runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Earlier in the day on Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., they will also be holding a poinsettia and bake sale. Poinsettias will range according to size from $7 to $30, with a variety of red, pink, white and tri-coloured flowers available, as well as various planters.

There is no admission for the two-day event, and for more information phone the Society at 604-795-9260 or email cos07@telus.net.

The Chilliwack Opportunity Society has been providing a client-driven, community inclusion program for individuals with developmental disabilities since its formation in 1970.

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