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Second Annual Christmas Tea and Craft Fair at the BIS

On Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 1 – 4 PM in the wheelchair accessible Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Road, the Society will be holding their second annual Christmas Tea and Craft Fair. This year is bigger than last year with 23 vendors participating this year. We have had to open up the lower foyer as well as the main hall to accommodate so many vendors. There will be many kinds of knitted products, jams and jellies and gluten-free home baking. There will be hand-made chocolates and jewelry. There will be fresh spruce wreaths and Christmas tree ornaments of various kinds, including sea glass angels. There will be a variety of hand sewn items. There will be stained glass, tote bags, children and adult books. There will be art, painting and some quilted goods. There will be many other items for sale too numerous to mention. There will be “one of a kind” framed and matted genuine 1880 Meacham’s Atlas homestead pictures for sale. Perhaps one of these homesteads belonged to your family. Once again, we will have our festive Christmas Tea Table, where we will serve Tea and your choice of home-made Christmas goodies. Come and enjoy the fair and treat yourself to a special tea this Christmas. Any revenue that the BIS derives from the Christmas Tea and Craft Fair will be used to support our benevolent activities this Christmas. There will be a raffle ticket draw after the event for a large gift basket, which will contain an item from each of the 23 vendors who will be displaying and selling their crafts at the fair. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. Doors open at 1 PM when the fair starts and will close at 4 PM. Admission price is $1 at the door. For more information call 902-213-3924.

Auditions/ Casting Call - 2020 BIS Play "The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley”

The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley is a hilarious comedy about Gabriel Foley, a middle-aged farmer in Ireland who is unmarried and now wanting to rectify the situation. 


Of course, his widowed mother who lives with him keeps bemoaning the fact that she has no grandchildren to fuss over.  So, he joins the local drama club as a way to meet women and takes questionable “courting” advice from his best friend Liam.


Like our previous year 2019 St. Patrick’s Week play “ A wake in the West”  this play is guaranteed to have you cracking up and falling down in the aisles with laughter. 


So, if you are inclined to try your luck at acting, please come to the casting call and read for a part. 



Call for auditions for the BIS St. Patrick's day play on Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8 from 1:00-3:00 at the BIS hall on North River Road

There are 3 adult male and 5 adult female roles

If interested, bring a prepared piece or you can read from the script which will be provided.

Contact Paul Whelan, the director, at whelanp2013@gmail.com