Annual Riverbank Christmas Craft Sale 2020 Cancelled

 As we’re sure you’re already aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant that it’s now vital to limit social contact and avoid large gatherings. For that reason, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Riverbank Christmas Craft Sale. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we’re taking to help keep our staff and attendees safe.

What happens next?
Our hope is that we can proceed next year.  Please follow us on our Riverbank website: www.riverbank.mb.ca, Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Thank you for your interest in and for your understanding and support during these unprecedented times.


Christmas Crafters

Listed below is our Christmas Crafters and their contact information if you are interested in supporting local and getting some handmade gifts for those hard to buy for on your Christmas list!


 Circle O’Alpacas – circleoalpacas@gmail.com         

Items made from Alpaca, including mitts, socks, toques, insoles, teddy bears and more

 Lois Hunter’s Home Crafts – lhunter1112@gmail.com 

Items made: doll clothes, sleeping bags & quilts for 14”-16” dolls, Cabbage Patch dolls & 18” dolls, knitted dish cloths, headbands & slippers, hanging towels, produce bags, baby receiving blankets, bibs & dribble bibs & rag quilts

 Gerri & George Scott – scottfam.gs@gmail.com                

Items made: lined & unlined knitted hats, knitted headbands & cowls, fabric masks with adjustable ear elastic, nose wires & filter pockets, vintage cutlery & lake glass jewellery, table & wall ornaments, bird houses, wooden crafts & chests and aromatherapy lava bead bracelets

 Nancy’s Fabric Follies – justmeatthistime@live.ca        

Items made: fleece blankets, fleece mitt & scarf sets, flax bags and bowl cozies, dog ties, fleece wraps & ponchos

 Kathy Friesen – kathyl468@gmail.com    

Items made: wood burning of ornaments, spoons, boxes and coasters, Christmas bird houses, snowmen, custom wool rugs/pet beds

 Yvonne Smith – densmith@xplornet.com

Items made: recycled jewellery necklaces and framed pictures

 Vonda Bodin – vbodin@hotmail.com    

Items made: dishcloths, jewellery, pictures & Christmas items

 Misplaced Cords – misplacedcords@gmail.com

Items made: macramé wall hangings, mandalas, plant hangers, key chains and more

 Art’n’Crafts by Marie – amtodos@inetlink.ca     

Items made: paintings, prints, cards, Christmas décor & ornaments        


 Items made: notebooks, journals and sketchbooks        

 Silver Leaf Creations – kristassilverleafcreations@hotmail.com

Items made: handmade jewellery including children’s, essential oil lava bracelets & oil locket necklaces, anklets, bookmarks, keychains, vinyl on glassware, bottles, cups and pillowcases as well as glitter tree ornaments with vinyl


Christmas Craft Sale 2019

We were looking forward to Saturday, November 16th, 2019! The Riverbank Discovery Centre was transformed into a winter wonderland with many tables set up with a variety of crafts. All items are thoughtfully designed, hand made, and one-of-a-kind gifts! 

 Doors were open at 10 am and stayed open until 4 pm. The kitchen was filled with delicious treats and hot soup. This year it was a beautiful day and saw many people. We always look forward this event with handmade goodies for everyone.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the annual Christmas Craft Sale! Also the biggest thank you to Alternative Landscaping for their continuous support and generosity. Without their kind donation we would not have been able to raise over $650 for the Brandon Riverbank Inc.


A date has been picked for the 2020 Christmas Craft Sale, be sure to mark Saturday, November 21st, 2020 in your calendars so you can attend!

For further information please contact Dawn at 204-729-2141.