Lions offer roaring start to gift buying
With more than 50 booths and thousands of visitors every year, the Schumacher Lions Club Christmas Craft and Gift Show continues to provide a great opportunity for residents to do some early Christmas shopping.
Timmins and area residents had three days to get their Christmas shopping done during the show held at the Mcintyre Arena. The show ran from Friday to Sunday, drawing in large crowds. The event is one of the largest fundraisers for the Schumacher Lions Club. Children took in the sights and sounds of the booths, while shoppers had the opportunity to take home seasonal decor, sweets and meats, art and housewares.
Christmas activities are about to ramp up in the city, with the Timmins Santa Claus Parade starting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18.
Alexis Drobny, left, and Dalila Boucher have their picture taken with Santa Claus by Lions Club volunteer Bianca Gagnon.
Five-year-old Dreyden Davey watches as Dean Levesque does a pottery demonstration at the Schumacher Lions Club Christmas Craft and Gift Show on Saturday. Levesque owns Wawaitin Clay Works with Linda Guiho.
Ken Herbert works on a stocking hanger on Saturday at the Mcintyre Arena. Herbert has travelled to craft shows with Carol Anne's Crafts for over a decade. The St. Thomas, Ont., man says coming up from Southern Ontario has been worth it.
At 13 months, Amelia Pasi is more interested in the displays than the deals at the Schumacher Lions Club Christmas Craft and Gift Show. Pasi and her nana Teena Simpson took in the sights on Sunday.