Eclectic events attract sippers and shoppers

A Sip and Shop event at It's Handmade provided women with the opportunity to see a variety of actives and sip wine while they shopped.

It's Handmade owner Chris White and Laura-lee Knowles wrap up a purchase for a customer at Ladies Night on Friday

It's Handmade owner Chris White and Laura-lee Knowles wrap up a purchase for a customer at Ladies Night on Friday



It was a bit like a circus at It’s Handmade on Friday, Jan. 27.

The store was filled with women, perusing the colourful array of both practical and whimsical items created by local artisans.

Many wiped on wine and sampled treats as they viewed some of the action in the large, adjacent that is home to the Saturday market.

Unlike usual market days, shoppers were treated to a number of special activities – For $5 a throw, onlookers were invited to dethrone Salmon Arm Bulldog Boxing Club owner Peggy Maerz, and they did.

Some folks donned boxing gloves and practiced their punches, others chose a more relaxing endeavour and had a massage.

A fire dancer drew a large audience, while a potter displayed her talent at the wheel.

Back in the shopping boutique area, several happy crafters were making themselves large, wooden dragonflies.