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Crofton House Winter Bazaar


Crofton House School and the CHS Parents' Auxiliary would like to celebrate another outstanding Winter Bazaar event in support of KidSafe, a local charitable organization that provides safe and nurturing programming and meals for vulnerable students during school breaks.

The Winter Bazaar’s charitable donation is a demonstration of our School’s desire to teach our girls to see the world through a lens of compassion, develop relevant and meaningful relationships and take action to make a difference in our community.

This year was no exception with more than 680 of our students, families, alumnae and teacher volunteers eagerly working together to plan and execute this treasured tradition. They contributed over 1100 volunteer hours, with countless more from the dedication of our 2023 Winter Bazaar co-chairs and executive team.

Reflecting on this year’s bazaar, CHS Winter Bazaar co-chairs, Vivian Cardey, Alexa Ko and Jill Turner said: “We are so thrilled with how the 2023 Bazaar turned out and grateful to all of our parent and student volunteers and months of prep that helped make the event a success.”

Close to 1,400 people attended our 2023 Winter Bazaar, where attendees shopped, played, volunteered, created, ate, and enjoyed themselves. We were happy to provide a space for student entrepreneurs and clubs to sell their creations and feature handmade items from our parent community.

Our Crofton House community raised a total of $59,570, which will contribute to wide-ranging aspects of the KidSafe programs including:

  • providing nutrition programming and meals for 280 participants for two weeks at seven Vancouver schools;
  • funding a summer break excursion for 400 participants; and
  • hiring two program support workers for eight weeks of summer break programs.

Jennifer Petersen, Executive Director at The KidSafe Project Society said, "The diverse talent, hard work and generosity of the CHS community was especially evident this year at the Winter Bazaar. Your unwavering dedication to KidSafe over the past seven years has meant that nearly $400,000 has been donated to KidSafe from the Crofton House community. This continued support means the world to us and has made a very significant impact on the work we do to make a positive difference in the lives of those children we serve. We are immensely grateful.”

We are, we are truly grateful to the Parent’s Auxiliary Winter Bazaar executive team and to all the volunteers for their service and commitment, as well as to everyone who attended for making the day so special and impactful.

Since 2017 proceeds of the Winter Bazaar have been donated to the KidSafe Project, a local Vancouver Charity that provides nutrition and essential services and programs to more than 450 vulnerable children and youth annually during school holiday periods.


History of the Bazaar

The Crofton House Winter Bazaar is a cherished tradition, the roots of which go back to the early forties when proceeds raised were donated to the Red Cross and Save the Children Funds, among others.

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Get Involved: Info for Parents

The Crofton House Winter Bazaar is a wonderful community event where parents, students, and staff come together for a great cause. We need you to make the Winter Bazaar a success. Registration starts in spring 2020. 

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