Chances are if you live in the Comox Valley you’ll have been to Downtown Courtenay’s Market Day where the downtown core transforms into a veritable street festival. This year it takes place Saturday, July 16.
Like other retailers, Potter’s Place is getting ready for this busy day by offering a sale. But this one is different than most sales. That’s because the artisans at Potter’s Place hold this sale to raise money for YANA Comox Valley to support local families who need to travel for the medical care of a child or pregnant mother.
“We have about 30 potters who craft bowls specifically for this event,” says organizer Joe Stefiuk. “For a $20 donation you choose your favourite bowl and we fill it with rice and homemade chili, you have a great lunch, keep the bowl, and best of all you’re helping families right here in the Valley.”
Collecting a bowl each year, has become a tradition for many Market Day shoppers.
“It’s very special for our potters as well,” says co-organizer Dawn Zilke. “They start working on these bowls early in the year and some of them even collaborate and work together.”
Drop by the courtyard at Potter’s Place (180 Fifth St.) during Market Day on July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., while supplies last.