Go Wild for Christmas is returning to the Irvin Goodon Wildlife Museum for its second year and promises to offer more beautiful items and delicious Christmas baking available for attendees!

Museum Supervisor, Verna McCausland says last year's Go Wild event was fantastic, drawing many people through their doors, something that isn't seen typically during the winter months. 

She says this is the perfect way to invite folks to visit the museum in the off-season, and many have expressed how wonderfully the displays are in showcasing the animals in their own habitat and 'in action'. "I've had visitors from Ottawa and Winnipeg, where there are big fancy museums who say that our museum has everything that there's have and then some!" adds McCausland.

Last year's Holiday Market featured the works of close to 20 participants. "We had 18 vendors last year and they were scattered around the front lobby and all through the wildlife," she says.

Administrative Assistant with the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton, Melissa Perkins, says it's been great fun to see how the animals in the Wildlife Museum turn festive during the Holiday Market

"We have artisans, crafters, home-based businesses, different groups sharing their items," explains Perkins. "You can come and shop and it's only a $2 admission! We've also got some fantastic door prizes each day, and kids' activities too! It's an event that went tremendously well last year, in its first year, and it's back again!" she adds. 

"These partnerships are very beneficial and like our slogan goes, 'Stronger Together in Boissevain' it's definitely true and things are more successful when we work together, for sure!"

New to this year's Market is the addition of a 'cafe area' where a few tables and chairs will be set up for those who want to share a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or apple cider, and delve into some of the fresh baked goods they've purchased. 

"I know one vendor is going to have a ton of holiday baking there," says Perkins. "So, if you don't have time to bake, come on down and buy some baking here to put in your freezer to be ready for the season. It's going to be a great way to kick off getting into the holiday season and spirit by coming to the Market."

Verna McCausland invites vendors who haven't signed up yet for their booth to contact her or visit the municipal office to pick up a vendor application form.

The Go Wild for Christmas Holiday Market will be held at the Irvin Goodon Wildlife Museum Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19 from 10am-3pm each day - 298 Mountain Street, right next to Tommy Turtle.

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