Thursday, September 22, 2011

News from Marie France Gosselin

The Salon des métiers d'arts is coming again this year. If you’ve never been, it’s a must. For the last few years, a group of us have been going to the salon by train which has been a lot of fun. This craft show is one of the best one in the country and it's free.

I have rented a coach-style bus to take us to Montreal, The bus will leave Ottawa – three locations (the Ikea parking lot, Perkins restaurant near St Laurent Shopping centre and Exit #51 on the 417).

We would leave Ottawa (west end location) around 7:30- 8 am (details to be confirmed) and would be at the Place Bonaventure right at opening at 11 am. The return bus would then leave at Montreal at 6pm. For those who are into serious shopping, Place Bonaventure is also only one block from Ste-Catherine Street. It is an excellent time to start the Xmas shopping.

The Salon des métiers d'arts is one of the best artisan shows in the country. The quality of the work is exceptional. There’s jewelry, fibre arts, clothes, ceramics and much much more. : http://www.metiers-d-art.qc.ca/smaq/index.php?option=com_mambomap&Itemid=84&lang=en
Date: Monday, December 5 (Monday is a good day to go to the Salon. This the first Monday of the show which is always good!)

Cost: $40 for the bus. The show is free. Yippee!

If you are interested, please contact me.(mariefranceg@me.com)

Do not hesitate as the bus is already more than half-full. You’ll have a great day.