We are thrilled to present another wonderful show in the Okanagan Makers Tradition:


April 21 & 22, 2018
Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
273 Power Street

Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Admission $5 | Children under 12 free of charge


We are pleased to bring you a variety of organizations, vendors, free workshops & performances celebrating the Earth, our one and only planetary HOME.


We are so excited to bring you our lovely OKANAGAN MAKERS SPRING MARKET. Ever seen a lemon tree in bloom?  This just might be your chance to see at least one.. and maybe order up one for your backyard.

Over 135 vendors will be on hand with some wonderful new products, and launching their new creations and spring lines. Handcrafted jewellery & clothing for big and little people, natural body care products, food products, kombucha and lots more!  There’ll also be bird houses, bedding plants, organic seeds and some fabulous yard art. Check out our vendors here: Art (painting) | Clothing | Accessories | Home | Food & Nutrition | Jewelry | Paper Crafts & Books | Skincare & Body Products | Vendors Offering Services


We are also making this Spring Market an opportunity to learn something new. From recycling – to veggie gardening – to Solar DIY projects – to women’s health, we’ve got some great information to help us all spring ahead in our lives.


Room #1:
10:30 am – 11:30 am
What Goes in Your Recycling Bin with Cameron Baughen RDOS Solid Waste Management Coordinator. What can be recycled and how. You’re welcome to bring items that you aren’t sure can be recycled.

11:45 am – 12:14 pm
5 Simple Steps To Making Compost with Cameron Baughen, RDOS

Room #1, 2, 3:
1 pm – 4 pm
* Here Comes the Sun: 30 Solar DIY projects with plans, with John Barling
Cost: $30 tickets available online BUY SOLAR WORKSHOP TICKETS or $40 at the door

Room #1:
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Why Choose Natural Products?  With Maryne Hachey Nutrition & Wellness Specialist

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Introduction to Permaculture Gardening in the South Okanagan with Rick Hatch, Cherry Tree Permaculture

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Growing Good Veggies: Introduction to Vegetable Gardening in the South Okanagan with Kathryn McCourt, lifelong gardener

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Womens’ Mid-Life & Menopausal Journey Today
Hands on tools to support improved self care and wellness with LedaRose Ceder. Leda Rose, BSW has a 16 year career coordinating women’s programs

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Getting Probiotics in Your Diet Naturally
Raina Lutz, RHN founder of Experience Kombucha, private practice as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist


It’s Spring and we are so thankful to be on this beautiful planet, Earth! This is our chance to celebrate with you.

Live Entertainment & Performances on Sunday

12:00 pm:  Earth Day Prayers

12:30 pm:  Buffalo Wisdom: Performance by Laurent Isadore

1:00 pm:  Various local musicians

Live Painting with Jenny Long:
Charming, lovely and talented Jenny Long will be live painting in honour of Earth Day! Find her in the North Lobby.

Face Painting by Cammie:
The first 25 kids on Earth day will be treated to a great free face painting with the sweet artistry of Camille Clarke, and she will face paint grown ups, too!

Earth Day Related Workshops

Join the Incredible Alice Strohmaier and Harmony Paper Collective and her talented assistants throughout the weekend and try your hand at a variety of upcycled craft projects. Find them in the South Atrium. Here’s the workshop schedule:

Saturday and Sunday:

10:00 – 11:00 am
Painted Coffee Cans – turn an ordinary coffee can into a work of art.

11:00 – 12:00 pm
T-shirt Tote Bag – create a no-sew shopping tote from an old T-shirt.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Teacup Gardens – herbs and succulents (while supplies last). Add shells and bits to make a garden scene.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Newspaper Gift Bags – Create a gift bag from newspapers. Lots of embellishments available to decorate your bag.

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Hemp and recycled paper – handmade papermaking demonstration. Three papermakers demonstrate how to create paper from recycled materials and ground industrial hemp.

(Saturday only)
4:00 pm
Card Making – make a card from handmade paper and upcycled embellishments.


Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm  $30 online BUY SOLAR WORKSHOP TICKETS or $40 at the door.

We talk lots about solar energy…so it’s now time to start USING solar power!  Here is a wonderful in depth workshop including plans to build 30 different solar projects, including solar photovoltaics, distillation, showers, low cost water heaters, food dryers, ovens, greenhouses, plus a look into the future of solar energy.

We will have Terratek Energy on hand to help get folks the components they need!


First Things First Okanagan:  This Penticton-based environmental advocacy group will have a lot of information and handouts on various environmental initiatives.  www.firstthingsfirstokanagan.com Email: ok.firstthingsfirst@gmail.com

South Okanagan Naturalist Club: This organization has lots of great information about the big wide wonderful world of nature,  and the work they do promoting conservation. They will be promoting their new adventure in 2018: Nature In Focus, a Photo Contest! www.southokanagannature.com

Protect Penticton Parks Society:  They got their start organizing to prevent the destruction of Skaha Lake parkland for a privately owned waterslide, and have now taken on the responsibility for safeguarding Penticton parkland from commercial development.  These admirable folks will be on hand to update the community in person!  saveskaha@gmail.com

Christmas Across the Spectrum: Based in Kelowna, this successful theatrical presentation will be coming to Penticton and the Cleland Theatre this December.  These folks aim to raise awareness of living with autism through theatre. Have autism? Know someone who does? Want to be on stage?  This would be a great group to connect with.  gloriahelfrick@gmail.com

Fair Vote BC: Canadians have spoken: we want electoral reform. The last time BC changed the electoral system, computers didn’t exist. We think its time for a change. You can add your name to a petition!   https://fairvotebc.com

Penticton Quilters Guild:  This crafty organization will be on hand to sell tickets and promote their upcoming show at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre: Quilted Expressionz on May 5/6 www.pentictonquilters.com

Penticton Farmers Market: Joining us on Earth Day will be some of our favourite vendors from the Penticton Farmers Market. Ambercott Acres, Cherry Tree Permaculture, Hillside Irises, & Garnet Valley Growers will be bringing their wonderful bedding plants/seeds/microgreens and great food products to join in the fun.

If You Are A Vendor: We have now closed the applications for our Spring Market. Vendor Application forms for our 22nd Annual Christmas Craft & Sustainable Living Show will be up on our website by May 10, 2018.

OK Makers is proud to support local community initiatives, and we look for more ways to make a difference in your community.

Proceeds supporting:

Peach City Radiomeadowlarkokaganawildlifeandnaturechildren for a better future

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