Join in the season of giving at The Men’s Shed Woodworkers’ Christmas Craft Fair

October 26, 2020 – The guys at The Arnprior-McNab-Braeside Men’s Shed are making a list and checking it twice just in time for their inaugural Woodworkers’ Christmas Craft Fair that will give the community a chance to add locally-made, one-of-a-kind  gifts to their holiday lists.

The Men’s Shed and partners welcome community members to come by the the Craft Fair on November 7, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Various items will be on display and available for purchase including picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, animal carvings, Christmas ornaments and more.

“The guys have had their heads down working hard to prepare for this event, showcase their work and help bring holiday cheer to the community,” said Darrel O’Shaughnessy, founding member of the Arnprior-McNab-Braeside Men’s Shed. “The Men’s Shed is a social healthcare innovation – it is a way for senior men to support each other, engage in meaningful activities and give back to the community. Our preparations for the Woodworkers’ Christmas Craft Fair has allow us to do just that.”

Brian Patterson working in The Men’s Shed.

The Craft Fair will have COVID-19 safety precautions in effect to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for community members. This includes limited capacity, mandatory masks, physical distancing and hand sanitizer available throughout the space.

“The safety of our community is a top priority and we’ve carefully planned this event with public health measures in mind so that community members can safely attend and experience our showcase of work in person,” said Darrel.

For community members who are not able to make it to the Craft Fair, the items will also be available for sale virtually via The Men’s Shed Facebook page.

The Craft Fair is being held in partnership with the Seniors Active Living Centre. Please note that cash and cheques will be the only payment methods accepted. Proceeds from the sales will support The Men’s Shed ongoing programming costs.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

About Arnprior Regional Health

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 105-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.

Media contact:

Melissa McDermott

Communications Manager, Arnprior Regional Health

[email protected]