Friday, September 22, 2017


 FOUR ONE DOLLAR BILLS. These four Canadian dollar bills are being sold as a set. Donated by Jeff Bentley, they offer a unique look at how Canadian bills have changed over the years. The oldest one was printed in 1937. Canadian bank notes from 1937 feature a portrait of King George VI (with exception of $100 and $1000 bills). The first thing you will probably notice is that the left side of each bank note has English text and the right hand side has French text. This was a change from 1935 bank notes, which were printed with either just French or just English text. The second oldest bill is from 1954. It features a “modified portrait” of Queen Elizabeth – in some notes of that year a “devil’s face” could be seen in her hair. Once people realized it, the notes were modified and reprinted. The next oldest bill is from 1967, Canada’s Centennial year, and it features the Centennial logo. The newest bill was printed in 1973.


ROYAL WEDDING COIN. It doesn’t seem that long ago that Prince Handsome and tied the knot but it’s actually been five years! Jeff Bentley has donated this 2011 Royal Canadian Mint coin commemorating the wedding celebration of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. This 25 cent piece features a full colour photo of the Royal couple, who became engaged during a trip to Kenya in October 2010, and were married on April 29, 2011.


WRAP. NOT RAP. Feeling Cold Lake’s cold? Wrap this wrap around your shoulders. Leanna Scherr has knit this large, soft wrap with 100% acrylic, machine washable yarn. It’s mostly a deep, rich aubergine colour, but it’s trimmed with black. So elegant. You could wear this over your favourite bare- shouldered holiday dress and look stunning. Or you could throw it over a casual jacket, or just snuggle in it while you’re curled up in front of the fireplace with a good book. Thanks, Leanna, it’s gorgeous!


DOG SWEATER & HUMAN HAT. Come on, admit it - you’ve always wanted to match your dog. Am I right? Yeah I knew it. Well guess what! NOW YOU CAN! There are two parts to this item. One is a toque, made with 100% acrylic yarn, and the other is a dog jacket, made from the same material and designed for a small dog. Made and donated by Dawn Hidson. Comes with a lovely card with care information. Thanks Dawn!


 DISCOVERY TOYS SUPER YUMMY. Five teethers in one! Includes light vanilla scent. Attaches to Boomerings. Recommended by pediatricians for oral stimulation, teething relief and encouraging feeding. For use from birth. For more information about Discovery Toys, contact ValMarie Braun at 780-639-3331,, or visit her website:


KEEP COLLECTIVE NECKLACE & JEWELRY IN CANDLES TART. Okay, nobody move until you smell this carrot cake. It is to die for - well maybe not die. I mean, I would totally die for actual real live carrot cake, but not an All Natural Soy Tart. Still, it smells like the real McCoy when it’s melting in any warmer. So NICE. And speaking of nice, you’ll love the blue stone in this keepsake Keep Collective necklace. Thanks to Desarae Gelinas, who is always a generous supporter of the Lakeland Humane Society, for her generous donation.


PINK SLIPPERS. I don’t know about you, but I’ve pulled out my slippers in the last few days. Being a barefoot kind of a gal, I rarely resort to fluffy footwear, but when it’s 40 below and you don’t give a toot about baring your bunions, it’s slippers you reach for every time. Thanks to Donna MacDonald for knitting up these pink beauties - I think they’re a little small for me, but I have feet like wakeboards, so I’m thinking they’ll fit all you normal-footed ladies just fine. For more information about Donna and her DK Kard Designs - Hand Crafted Items & Cards, you can call her at 780-573-6479.