A vendor and a visitor chatted at the first TinyKittens fundraising holiday social and craft market held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the historic Fort Langley community hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: TinyKittens first Langley craft fair fundraiser rated a success

Will likely be repeated next year, organizer said

There will likely be another TinyKittens fundraising holiday social and craft market for the cat rescue charity next year, given the response to the first.

Held at the historic Fort Langley Community hall on Sunday, Nov. 10, the event went “very well,” said one of the organizers, Trish Gellatly.

“We are very pleased with the feedback we’ve received, the number of people that were able to attend, all of the help from our volunteers , the support from the Fort Langley community and the funds we were able to raise for TinyKittens,” Gellatly told the Langley Advance Times.

“Everyone’s hoping that we will return again next year.”

Gellatly said the organizers were still awaiting the results from an online auction before they can tabulate the amount raised.

TinyKittens board member Angie Quaale called the organizers an “amazing community of people.”

It was the brainchild of several TinyKittens volunteers and adopters, who approached TinyKittens founder Shelley Roche a few months ago .

“They were super excited,” Roche told the Langley Advance Times.

“It was a very good surprise.”

By the time the door opened at 11 a.m. at the hall on Glover Road, the group had organized food, live music, a raffle, door prizes, a photo booth, and giveaways top draw potential buyers.

Roche said some vendors reportedly sold out.

“It’s just neat to see how much those ladies care,” Roche commented.

READ MORE: TinyKittens YouTube success fuels more cat rescue efforts

READ MORE: Langley’s famous cat Grandpa Mason remembered

READ MORE: Langley shelter hosts annual ‘Kitten Roundup’

Gellatly and two members of the organizing team, Heather Kenny and Jennifer Free have adopted former feral cats from a colony of over 300 cats that is cared for by TK, with daily feeding, TNR [trap, neuter and release] and veterinary care.

TinyKittens aims to slowly and humanely eliminate the feral cat colonies that exist in rural and industrial neighbourhoods.

Lives of feral cats are short and they often suffer from disease, injury, and being preyed upon by other wild animals.

To learn more, visit www.tinykittens.com, or via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens/ to learn more about the local organization with a worldwide following.



dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Organizers were happy with the turnout at the first TinyKittens fundraising holiday social and craft market held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the historic Fort Langley community hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Some of the crafts on sale at the first TinyKittens fundraising holiday social and craft market held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the historic Fort Langley community hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Memorial set for one of three found dead at Langley house fire

Father wants the community to know the “amazing” person who’s been lost

Langley residents along the Fraser River asked to be on alert

Flooding along Lower Fraser River is possible as the water levels rise in the next week

Langley Lodge’s deadly outbreak declared over

Fraser Health and long-term care home administrator confirm Friday declaration

LETTER: One man upset by Liberal party apologies

MLAs shouldn’t say sorry for advertising in Christian magazine that opposing transgender rights

Aldergrove moms orchestrate class photo for Kindergarten grads after COVID-19 school shutdown

Five year olds at Parkside Elementary got one final reunion to wrap up their school year cut short

13 new B.C. COVID-19 cases, Langley Lodge outbreak ends

Health care outbreaks down to four, 162 cases active

Greater Vancouver home sales start to tick up, with prices holding steady

Residential sales last month reached 2,443, a 64.5 per cent jump from May

PHOTOS: South Surrey tractor project evokes ‘$1-million smile,’ helps connect neighbours

Retired Surrey firefighter Ron Henze began project for friend’s dad to fill time during pandemic

Alberta health minister orders review into response after noose found in hospital in 2016

A piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande Prairie Hospital in 2016

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

B.C.’s Indigenous rights law faces 2020 implementation deadline

Pipeline projects carry on as B.C. works on UN goals

Search continues for person seen floating in Coquihalla River in Hope

Rescuers halted the search Thursday night as darkness fell

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

Most Read