“Bringing Unity to Families in Honouring the Elderly” is the theme of the Dec. 17 Country Christmas Bazaar at the Elks Hall on the rodeo grounds.
Dharlyne Vicklund, owner of Wolf Talon Creations, is hosting the bazaar in partnership with the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre.
“People forget about the elderly,” says Vicklund, who has a special place in her heart for them. “I think in honouring the elderly we are honouring every family and unity.”
She has a special passion for the elderly at J.B. Wood Extended Care Unit and Pleasantview Lodge, who have no family.
“I will try to arrange for the Seniors Bus to bring the elderly to the rodeo grounds,” she says.
The bazaar includes the usual vendor tables, which is perfect for that last-minute Christmas shopping.
“That unique gift, that’s what you’ll find here,” says Vicklund.
Vendors focus on home-based businesses including jewelry, antiques, woodworking, metal work, etc. No baking will be allowed.
Each vendor will be asked to bring a wrapped gift, maximum of $10. The gifts will be forwarded to J.B. Wood and Pleasantview residents.
But the bazaar is much more than that. Vicklund is planning several other events including photos with Santa, who arrives at noon, and gifts for each of the elderly people attending. Sleigh rides are also tentatively planned, which children are sure to enjoy. A draw for vendors only and door prizes will also be available.
“I want to bring the children and elderly together in one place for unity,” says Vicklund. “All I’m wishing for is family unity.
“I want the children to enjoy. I want the elderly to enjoy.”
However, please keep in mind, if attending, that children and teens must be supervised.
A maximum of 60 tables will be accepted. Cost is $50 per table or a maximum of two tables for $75. Please call Vicklund at  605-0992 to book a table or for more information.
Please note that there is now no deadline to book. The bazaar runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.