Story by Grade 11 WAB intern Nicole Tan
New Date: Saturday, December 18
If you’re looking for a place to do some holiday shopping, the student-run clubs at WAB’s Community Market are the best place to look!
Returning to the WAB campus this year on Saturday, December 18, the market features many different charity organizations, food and beverage vendors, entertainment, and gift sellers.
“Our community will be able to find thoughtful gifts while enjoying the entertainment with students and parents performing on stage,” Delphine Labille, the event organizer and Head of WAB Charity Link, said.
Lorraine McMullen, WAB’s CAS Coordinator, said she is excited to see several student-led initiatives active at the event.
“This year at the community market, we want to support student clubs that are working to fundraise for causes with an evident need and have them sell more innovative and sustainable goods,” she said.
Here are four student booths that you definitely should not miss out on Sunday!
1. Art for Enlightenment
Art for Enlightenment (AFE) is a club started by two High School students. They create art to raise awareness for global issues and encourage passionate student-artists to utilize their skills to motivate change. Look for their booth at the Community Market, where they will be selling ink paintings, photography, wood cut paintings, and some Christmas cards! All proceeds go to Educating Girls in Rural China (EGRC).
2. Komorembi Upcycled Fashion
The annual high school charity fashion show will also be having a booth at this year’s market. The club holds a theme for every show, and this year they focused on sustainability: creating new outfits from recycled clothes. Money raised at the market will go to Roundabout, a local group that supports many different charity organizations across China. At the market, every student-designer will be selling a piece they created. Items include fashion accessories, sweaters, and more – all of which would make perfect holiday gifts for loved ones (or for yourself)!
3. Precious Plastics
Precious Plastics is a newly created student club in the WAB High School. The club aims to reduce plastic waste at WAB by educating the community on recycling or upcycling opportunities. They also take plastic waste from around the school and upcycle it into sustainable products. At the Community Market, the club will be selling upcycled products made from bottle caps and other plastic products. Be sure to stop by and check them out!
4. Maia’s Happy Hummus
Grade 12 student Maia Lindop had the idea to start a homemade hummus business after seeing her friend’s bagel business take off last year. Now Maia’s delicious product which is popular among WAB teachers – will be on sale at the Community Market. Better yet, Maia’s project prioritizes sustainability, delivering each serving of hummus in a reusable glass jar! All the proceeds from Maia’s Happy Hummus will be going to the charity ERGC.
Plus: Don’t forget about two of WAB’s favorite booths!
WAB’s Parent Link Bake Sale and the handmade angel ornaments from the Charity Link will be participating in the market. The Parent Link Bake Sale is a tradition among the community, serving up thousands of tasty treats to donated by parents, students, and teachers. You can volunteer to bake and contribute to the sale by dropping your goods of from 8am onwards in the HUB Link on the day of the market. Parent Link will be donating the profits to a variety of different charity organizations, including the Migrant Children Foundation and Horses Offering People Enrichment (HOPE). Also make sure to stop by the table of angel ornaments. WAB students and parents decorate the angels, and proceeds from sales go to EGRC.