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Once you click the Application Button, you will be asked to submit your email address. Your Application will then be sent to your email. Make sure you add to your email contacts and check all of your file folders for the application. Sometimes, the application makes it's way to Promotions, All Mail, Junk Mail, etc.


First & Last Chance 2024

Hello everyone! Details with Mary Winspear for First & Last Chance 2024 are finalized and Applications are ready to go. Woot woot! I am looking  to seeing your applications and celebrating 35 years of working with so many talented artists and artisans. 

It's going to be an amazing year so please consider joining us for one or more of our shows; First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows will continue as usual as we celebrate another fabulous year. Participating in different shows is a great way to grow your business, network with fellow artists & artisans, and build your clientele. 
If you are someone who is passionate about your creations and have an interest in showcasing and selling your work
, checkout our 2023 Information Package. It is pretty much up to date and I will switch it out to 2024 Information Package as soon as all details with Mary Winspear Centre are sorted.

As you may know, my First & Last Chance Chance Facebook Business Page was highjacked last year in October and I am still working on recovering it - I can still share Instagram posts to this page however I cannot change the header and other things. So please ensure you reach out via email, Instagram or this site's contact page.


Important Dates

First Chance Christmas Craft Show

Nov 2-3 | Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney BC

Sat. 10am – 5pm  |  Sun. 10am – 4pm

Last Chance Christmas Craft Show 2024

December 13-15 | Mary Winspear Centre

Fri. 2pm – 8pm  |  Sat. 10am – 5pm  |  Sun. 10am – 4pm


Other News

Liza Taylor of rocked A Handmade Christmas and I was so happy to be able to support her however I could. She did a fantastic job from start to finish and I highly recommend you check out her shows for 2024!  Yup, that is correct ... shows! She has added another show to her roster! The following dates are as follows:

A Handmade Spring Makers Market |

April 26 – 28, 2024 | Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo, BC
Fri. 2pm – 8pm  |  Sat. 10am – 5pm  |  Sun. 10am – 4pm


A Handmade Christmas Makers Market |

November 15 to 17, 2024 | Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo, BC
Fri. 2pm – 8pm  |  Sat. 10am – 5pm  |  Sun. 10am – 4pm


A Small Sampling Of First & Last Chance's Many Creators' Booth Setups

Chelsea Ruckle, Lumen Gem Inc.
Caitlyn Chapman, Caitlyn Chapman Studio
Kim Hogan, Be In Harmony Design
Colette Balliston, Little Wigglers Victoria
Brenda V Schnell, FaeGarten Clay
Bree Eagle, Salt Spring Vinegar
Christina Levagood, Lost Things
Eddie Martin, Arbutus Coast
Cody and Meghan Jaroch, JandJ Coastal Creations
Frank Robertson, Robertson`s Bilton Beef Jerky
Katie Morris, Lochside Pottery
Laura Waters, Snowdon House
Kaarina Gilchrist, Otter and Emma
Nancy Brown-Schembri, Photos In Nature By Nancy
Paige Tatem, NoNonScents Soap
Roger John Fowler, Author
Leah Hayward, Smor Scandinavian Bakery
Sarah Toothe, Set Design
Barb Judson, Grandma Barb's Embroidery
Brittney & Mel, Moonset Candles
Liza Blumenthal, Bluehearts Slimes
Sienna Geary, Raven & Firefligh
Rick Clar, RC Woodworks
Carolyn Green, Flame Work Designs
Jeff & Deidre Knister, Knister Designs
Sarah Klipper, Sarah's Staples
Paige Robinson, Circle Canning
John Greyson, Hornby Island Estate Winery
Leanna Graves, Ed's Soup Shack
Jacqueline Beatty, Sea Cider
Mead Simon, Chain Mail Designs
Jennifer Ursell, Fidah Alchemy
Samantha Stanle, Tulabelle Designs
Daina Deblette, Ocean Art Studio
Maryanne Pope, Pink Gazelle Productions
Raven Wyntre-Clarkson, Gourdeous Creations
Lindsay Dewis, Mountain Top Crafts
Connie Thompson, Connie's Unique Gifts
Jessica Appleton, Just Jessica & Spectacled Bear Conservations
Andria Scanlan, Salish Sea Succulents
Michelle Roy, Mixed Metal Mimi
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