Christmas Craft Fair – November 23 – Reminder

[Scarf on Display]

The Champlain Park Annual Christmas Craft Fair is on this Saturday November 23, from 10 until 3 PM at the Champlain Park field house, 149 Cowley Avenue (the neighbourhood is near Scott Street and Island Park Drive).

A wonderful selection of hand knitted and sewn items, pottery, stained glass, jewellery, holiday baking and a wide selection of vintage cashmere scarves and vintage designer purses.

Free parking and hot chocolate.

See https://champlainpark.org/2019/10/19/craft-fair-november-23/ for one more detail.

Water Main Break at Keyworth and Sunnymede

I just got back from a walk to find out why there was a large pile of ice at the bottom of our driveway on Daniel Avenue. Turns out the water main has sprung a leak in the middle of the Keyworth and Sunnymede intersection. Water is pouring out of cracks in the road, making a nice little brook about 1m wide and 2cm deep, flowing quickly west down Sunnymede (there’s a slope there). It was flowing into Daniel Avenue earlier this morning and froze up along the gutter side of the street. Since then, city crews have opened up storm drains closer to the leak and have closed off Keyworth, with signs at the Amanda and Clearview ends saying road closed, local traffic only. Keyworth buses have been diverted to Daniel. Thanks to the city crews for their quick action; hope repairs go smoothly.

– Alex

P.S. The Holiday Craft Show seemed busy when I popped in, they’re open until 3pm today at the Field House.