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Fall Photo Op


Fall Themed Scavenger Hunt

Gift, Craft & Antique Fair

The Art of Sketching Trees

Mimosa Mingle!

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All events are held at Minter Country Garden Store 10015 Young Road, Chilliwack BC.
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Fall Photo Op

October 14-31 During Store Hours

Whether you're looking for a fresh location for your next post or just want to snap an autumn-themed photo of your 'Littles', come on down!
The Photo Op will be set up in the Perennial Department.


Sunday October 22, 2pm

Curious about local bats? Join us Sunday October 22 at 2pm for a special visit with Aimee Mitchell from the Community Bat Program of BC! Aimee will be sharing a presentation on bats, talk about their habits and habitats, dispel some popular myths and offer tips for helping these incredible creatures out (half of the 16 species of bats in BC are a conservation concern).

This session is oriented towards adults but children are welcome to attend, and be sure to bring your questions! There is no charge to participate but space is limited, so please call 604.792.6612 in advance to register. For more information on ‘Got Bats’, click here. Please note, live bats will not be present for the visit (they’re sleeping).

Fall Fun 'Scavenger Hunt'

Saturday and Sunday October 28 & 29
During Store Hours

Bring in the little ones to search high and low for the answers to our 'Clue Search' scavenger hunt! Pick up a form from one of our team members, locate special objects, answer a few plant questions, learn about some super scary plants and, when you've done it all, show your form to our cashiers and receive a goodiebag prize! There is no charge to participate.

24th Annual Gift, Craft & Antique Fair

Saturday November 4, 9am-5:30pm &
Sunday November 5, 10am-4pm

Get in the holiday spirit and get a jumpstart on your shopping at the same time! Shop from locally made products, handmade goods, collectibles, antiques, knitting, jewellery, baking, spices and so much more! There is no charge to attend and no charge for parking (though carpooling is strongly recommended). Live music will be provided by Jeff Bowman!

Exhibitors Please note that the show has been sold out since early summer. Should you wish to enquire about going on our Exhibitor Wait List, please contact Jo-Ann at 604.792.3799. Thank you!

The Art of Sketching Trees

Sunday November 12, 2pm
Pre-Registered Guests Only Please

Local artist and art instructor Patrick Stedman will be sharing the finer points of sketching coniferous and deciduous trees successfully! Perfect timing for anyone wanting to personalize holiday cards or take up a new hobby for winter. Open to guests of all ages and artistic abilities. Paper and pencils will be provided. Registration is required as limited space is available. Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up.

Mimosa Mingle!

Saturday November 18, 10am-1pm

SAVE THE DATE! We are putting the finishing touches on our line-up for this year's Mimosa Mingle and will be posting the full roster shortly. Stay Tuned! Please note, this is in fact a non-alcoholic event (but we've got some killer mocktail mimosa's lined up for this year!).

Pet Photos with Santa

Saturday November 25, 10am-4pm

A popular tradition among pet owners! Photos are by donation (minimum $10 donation please) with all funds raised benefitting the animals rescued and cared for by our Chilliwack SPCA. Pet food donations are respectfully declined, but if you would like to bring SPCA animals something special, new toys are appreciated. Please ensure dogs are leashed-thanks!


Insta-Incredible Fall Containers Demo & Do

Sunday September 24, 2pm

Let your porch be the envy of the neighbourhood! Pauline will be demonstrating how to make stunning seasonal containers and, if you want to stay afterwards to make your own, she will be there to guide you through the process. Charges are for materials/plants used only; there is no charge for the demo portion. Please call 604.792.6612 to register!
Click here for our session handout including shortlists of 'Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers' for Fall.


Saturday September 30, 11am-3pm

Join us in celebrating this amazing seasonal fruit! Highlights include:
Apple Inspired Cooking Demo with Chef Cam Armstrong (11am only)
Cam will be showing how to make a Spiced Apple Chutney and how to put a new twist on traditional Apple Crumble.
Fraser Valley Cider Company Apple Ciders (11am-2pm only) Learn about their amazing handcrafted ciders, made in Langley!
'Bad Apples' Troubleshooting Session (1pm only) Brian will be on-hand to help you identify issues your apple tree may have faced this year (pests, diseases etc.), and offer ways of preventing problems in the future, as well as touch on general success tips for fruit growing at home. Folks are welcome to bring in samples or images from their own gardens for identification too!

Throughout the event, enjoy...
How 'bout Them Apple Samples Try a taste of the past! Several heirloom & unique apple varieties (most grown locally at Annie's Orchards in Abbotsford) will be available for sampling.
Aromatica Apple Tea Visit Aromatica to try a taste of their home-blended Apple Tea. True comfort!
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Gourmet Caramel Apples They're legendary for a reason!*
Fresh Okanagan Apples Shop from several varieties of Okanagan Apples that we bring in just for the occasion.*
Home Baked Goods Mmm... Apple Pie, Apple Cinnamon Muffins, and more, made right here at the Callicarpa Café.*
Prize draws too!
*These items are available for purchase.

Thanks to all who attended yesterday, and congratulations to T. Warkentin, L. Boulanger and L. Dunn, winners of the prize draws!

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