How is it possible that the month of September has already come and gone? Am I really another month older and another month wiser? Well, it looks like once again I have been caught off guard and it’s the end of the month. September has been one of my favourite months in Prince George, and it’s not just because of the mustard leaves and dazzling blue skies. The autumn has always been a time of change and transition for me. I always take some extra time to think and focus on my goals and think about where I’m headed. It’s also a very busy month as far as events are concerned, and today was a prime example of that.
I started off my morning at the Mini Makers Fair at the Canada Games Plaza. This event showcases what is called the “Makers Movement” and explores what it means to create. There were people who make their own vegan yarn out soy silk, there were cross stitchers, there was a woman who makes recycled leather bags and men who build everything from wood. The term DIY is definitely popular in today’s society, but what does being self sufficient really mean? You can grow your own food, but you have to buy the seeds and the tools first. You can make your own clothes but you have to purchase fabric and thread. Being able to create things is not only incredibly rewarding, but also limits environmental impact and waste. Check out the following article about the makers movement and why you should care about it:
There was also a pop-up shop in ArtSpace today that showcased creators from all over Northern British Columbia. It included everything from hand-made organic cotton baby rompers to freshly squeezed juice and locally made and sustained essential oils. This was really the best place to find that perfect one of a kind christmas gift.
Recycling is something that I find very important. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not always the best when it comes to separating my paper from my trash but I do make a conscious effort. I feel that recycling is an even bigger issue when it comes to material goods like clothing, furniture and even books. The Fall Junk in your Trunk sale hosted by REAPS was today in the CN Centre parking lot and I always find so many goodies at these things. It’s like giant yard sale with different vendors all in one place! It’s a great way to make a bit of extra cash off of things you don’t need anymore, and from a different perspective it’s a great place to find a great bargain!
The UNBC men’s soccer team took to the field against the UBC Thunderbirds this afternoon as well. These games are a great way to get outside, cheer on a local team and meet new people in the community!
The Exploration place is also hosting their fourth Way Late Play Date this evening and this time the theme is “Undead”. Tickets are still available so make sure to get yours. These events are super unique because how often is it that adults get to go out and meet new people? When you’re younger there’s always new connections, moving and trying new things but as you get older you tend to settle a bit. Way Late Play Date gives you the chance to meet likeminded individuals, enjoy some food and drinks, partake in some creative and engaging activities and do it all in a 19+ event. If you’re going, make sure to dress up with the theme and take lots of pictures (I’d love to see!) Make sure to check out the link below for all the info and tickets!
Tomorrow is the CIBC Run for the Cure which I have the honor of emceeing. This event is the largest single-day volunteer-lead fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society and makes a huge difference with cancer research. Make sure to wear all your pink apparel and come join me to make a difference. Use the hashtag #CIBCrunforthecure to share your stories and photos and connect with those who have been impacted.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Your Funchaser, Levi