Illuminations at Heritage Christmas - November 19, 2012
Free Family Fun!
Heritage Christmas arrives with a whole new "brightness" this year. Over 24,000 lights create spectacular holiday displays to complement the traditional sights, sounds and tastes of Christmases past at the village. Gate admission to the museum is free - it is a fun, family holiday experience that everyone can enjoy.
To take advantage of these new Christmas light displays, there are extended daily evening hours from December 15 - January 4, 2013 when the gates to the village are open until 9pm.
And of course, visitors can enjoy the traditions of Heritage Christmas of the past: a stroll through the Village will reveal scenes from storybooks or songs, clues to the Taste of Christmas scavenger hunt, seasonal entertainment and special displays by the Miniature Club of BC and the Canadiana Costume Society.
What's going on this weekend?
Miniature Club of B.C. set for Burnaby show -
What: West Coast Dollhouse and Miniature Show and Sale, hosted by the Miniature Club of B.C.
When: Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Gizeh Hall, 3550 Wayburne Dr., Burnaby, just east of BCIT and one block south of Canada Way.
In a world where everything seems to be getting larger and people seem to think that bigger is better, this group of people is bucking the trend.In fact, they pride themselves on doing things on a very small scale.
Members of the Miniature Club of B.C. are making plans for their upcoming 31st annual West Coast Dollhouse and Miniature Show and Sale on Sunday, June 5 in Burnaby.
There will be exhibits of miniatures from artisans and collectors of one-inch, half-inch and quarter-inch scale models, room boxes, dioramas and dollhouses. A one-inch scale would mean that one foot would equal one inch. The smaller scales would be smaller items and settings.
Vendors, artists and craftspeople will have merchandise and collectible items for sale. These will include scale furniture, food, flowers and dolls.
"There will be a lot of skill and knowledge sharing between longtime members of the group and new enthusiasts of the miniature world," a press release notes.
This year's event will be taking place at the Gizeh Hall in Burnaby. It is located at 3550 Wayburne Dr., just east of BCIT and one block south of Canada Way.
The doors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available during the day.This event is organized and endorsed by members of the Miniature Club of B.C.
The club began in 1979 and meets monthly at Hastings Community Centre in Vancouver. Many members exhibit their projects and finished work at the show. Some of the vendors showcase their projects and crafts as well.
"This show is for all generations," said the press release. "It is a fun and rewarding hobby, a career for some and a therapeutic art for others and lifelong learning projects for many. The displays delight the eye of children and adults alike as they discover the real skills involved in scale model making of the miniature kind."