About

Springs Christian Academy hosts an annual Christmas Market (formerly the SCA Craft Show), held in our gymnasium at 595 Lagimodière Blvd.  This exciting school fundraiser features over 80 Manitoban artists, artisans and food vendors.  We offer FREE parking, child care for ages 2-6 year olds, live music, coat/parcel check!  Our WeProudly Brew Starbucks Coffee shop is open, along with a Christmas Café serving savoury & sweet food items.  We are stroller friendly & Handicap Accessible, making this an event for the whole family.  Admission is currently $4, children 12 and under are free of charge.
Interested in being a vendor?  Check out our FAQ below.
Next event:  Saturday December 1st, 2018 from 10am-4pm.

FAQ

 Q. When is the SCA Christmas Market?
Answer
The SCA Christmas Market is always held on the first Saturday in December.  The next market is scheduled for: Saturday December 1, 2018.  Doors open to the public at 9:30am for admission. Main event doors open at 10:00am.

Q. What is this fundraiser for?
Answer
The SCA Christmas Market is a fundraiser for Springs Christian Academy.  Funds raised help fund grad celebrations, buy new equipment and enrich curricular programs for our K-12 school.

 Q. What type of vendor are you looking for?
Answer
We are looking for Manitoba based makers, where the product is the original concepts of the Artist and Artisan.  We love to see creative entrepreneurs who champion and collaborate with others in the maker community.  We encourage items made via local and/or ethical manufacturing, as long as the idea is the vendor’s original concept.
 Q. Do you accept food vendors?
Answer
Yes. We operate by Manitoba Health guidelines. A Public Health Inspector reviews all food vendors for approval. If you are not approved by the food inspector, we will not be able to have you at the market. Open communication with the inspector is highly recommended. The 2017 Market Guidelines (application at the end) can be viewed here; which must be submitted directly to the Manitoba Public Health Inspector. If you plan on serving food samples, we must be notified before the market. Food Sampling Guidelines here.
Q. When do you take applications?
Answer
Vendor applications will be open in early April for a 2 week period.  Three to four good quality photos of products & display if possible must accompany applications.  For the 2018 market the application window will be April 4th – 18th, 2018.  No applications will be accepted after this time.  Applicants will be notified at the end of April whether or not they have been accepted.  Follow us on Instagram & Facebook, or request to be added to our mailing list here for up to date info on the process.

Q. Do you have a cancellation list?
Answer
Any applications for the current market that are not accepted will remain on a cancellation list until the event.  All applicants are encouraged to re-apply annually during the determined application time, as the cancellation list is not kept on file past that date.

Q. What date is the booth payment required by?
Answer
Upon acceptance into the market, all vendors are required to submit payment within 2 weeks.

Q. What are the booth sizes & costs?
Answer

We offer a variety of booth sizes. Most booths are 10′ X 10′, but we will be offering a few new 5′ X 10′ & 7′ X7′ booth options. Costs range from $75-125/booth depending on the booth size and location.

Q. What is provided in the booth?
Answer

We provide 2 chairs for each booth.  There is a vendor lounge with complimentary tea & coffee, as well as to provide a quiet place to eat. Free WI-FI available in the building.  We promote our vendors on our social media platforms.

Q. Are tables provided?
Answer

Tables are not provided with booth rental, but can be requested at a cost of $25 each.  We encourage you to have your own unique displays, like you are setting up your own little shop.  This elevates the customer experience and will attract more traffic to the market & to your booth.

Q. Are electrical outlets available?
Answer

Electricity is available for some booths on a first come first served basis.  This can be requested on the vendor application.

Q. I was accepted as a vendor, but can no longer attend.  Do you offer booth refunds?
Answer
Yes, we understand that things happen and your availability may change.  We offer a refund until October 1, 2018, minus a $25 admin fee.

Q. When is the set up and tear down?
Answer
Set up occurs the day before the show, Friday from 1 pm-8 pm, as well as the morning of the event.  All booths MUST be complete by 9:00 am.  Doors open at 7:30 am on Saturday morning for vendors & event crew only.

Q. My business would love to sponsor your event?  Who do I contact?
Answer
We would love to discuss sponsorship!  Please send an e-mail to sdyck@springs.ca and let us know what you have in mind.  We currently are looking for sponsors in the area of print, décor, marketing and early shopper swag.

Vendor Application

(Vendor Applications have closed for the 2018 Market.) 

— OUR TEAM —

Sophie Dyck

Event Coordinator

Leanne Thiessen

Event Coordinator

Angie Hansen

Vendor Coordinator