Christmas Market

Barrie Wilson School Council is Excited to Host our 4th AnnualChristmas Market this Holiday Season!!

The purpose of this market is to strengthen our school and community spirit while we work together to raise money for families in Red Deer Public School District that require assistance this holiday season.

All Proceeds Will be Donated to Charity. This year we will be supporting both the Barrie Wilson Benevolent Fund, and the Lindsey Thurber Christmas Hamper Program.

We are asking that every Barrie Wilson family joins us in working together to make the Christmas Market a big success. Families are asked to donate items for the market that will then be purchased by students on Monday, December  4’th for $1 per item as Christmas presents for their immediate family members ( residing within their household ). Students will only be allowed to purchase items for their immediate family on Dec 4th. If we have items remaining, after all students have shopped on Dec 4th, only then will they be able to purchase items for extended family, later that week.

Students can bring their money to their classroom teacher (preferably before the 4th) and we will keep a record of how many gifts and to whom the gifts will be for.

We are also asking for donations of gently used gift bags and tissue paper that you may have at home as we will have gift wrapping stations set up. Only gift bags please as we need to wrap each gift in a timely manner. For every gift that your child is going to purchase, please send the same amount of gifts bags along with your household donations. Donations of extra gift bags and tissue would be very much appreciated!!

We will be wrapping over 2000 gifts for students, which means we need over 2000 gift bags and well over 2000 items!!

Any items that are not purchased will be donated to local charities.

Lastly, we are looking for many volunteers to help set up and run the Christmas Market.  Please contact Jaelene, at, if you are interested in volunteering ( see volunteer opportunities on reverse )

Happy Holidays!

Barrie Wilson School Council


Important Dates to Note:

Monday, November 20th  – Friday, December 1’st

  •   Donations can be dropped off at the school. Bins will be provided in  the  Gathering Area.

Friday, December 1’st - Market Set Up – Volunteers needed 9 am – 11:30 am                                                               

Sunday, December 3rd   – Market Set Up – Volunteers needed 1 – 3 pm

Monday, December 4th   – Barrie Wilson Christmas Market Open!

  • Volunteers needed to help assist children and wrap gifts.
  •  9am-3pm

Ideas for Donations:

We are looking for a variety of donations for a variety of people as children will be buying gifts for their parents as well as their siblings.  Donations should be clean and in good condition.  We ask that there is nothing too large donated as children will need to be able to carry these gifts home. Below are some ideas to help you out.

*Please note that our ‘Dad’ table is usually very short of items to choose from and anything extra that you can find would be very appreciated.

For Mom…

candles / candle holders                                                ornaments

picture frames                                                                    knick knacks

unused bath products                                                     costume jewellery (no earrings)

scarves                                                                                  books

journals                                                                                kitchen items

For Dad…

books                                                                                     movies

CDs,                                                                                      golf balls

mugs                                                                                     ties

small tools                                                                           sports memorabilia

key chains                                                                           desk accessories

For Siblings

Toys                                                                                       outdoor play toys

books                                                                                     complete puzzles / board games

craft materials                                                                    movies

CDs                                                                                        mittens

scarves                                                                                  stationary materials

stuffies(for hygienic reasons only new stuffies can be accepted)