KnitFit Community Knit-a-thon

Start Date: Sat. 24 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duration: 7 Hours

KnitFit Community Knit-a-thon

Saturday February 24th, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm

McConnell Library, 50 Falmouth St, Sydney. 


Knitters and crocheters of all stripes, new or experienced, are invited to come to the KnitFit Community Knit-a-thon at the McConnell Library to lend their skills for charity! 


Start a project with yarn and needles provided, or bring your own supplies or knit or crocheted items you have started at home, but come for a fun day of camaraderie and creativity.  There will be door prizes and a light lunch will be provided. 


All library branches accept donations of yarn, needles, finished items, or funds towards the Knit-a-thon throughout the year. Finished items are donated to local charities that help people and families in need.


Monetary donations and pledges sponsoring the Knit-a-thon crafters go to support Children’s Literacy programs at Cape Breton Regional Library branches throughout the region, including the Summer Reading Program, story time programs, special literacy events, and teen programs.


Come and see the new Fair Isle Hats designed by Barb Landry, with patterns for sale in support of CBRL Children’s programs!  There will be spinning and weaving demonstrations as well as knitting and crocheting, so anyone interested is welcome to come and check out the action. 


For more information about the KnitFit Community Knit-a-thon,

and to obtain a pledge form, ask at your local library branch or go to our website at  Pledge forms are also available at Moraff's Yarns and Crafts and at My Fair Ladies Ethical Emporium.  You can also check out event details on the CBRL Facebook page!  Come and create for a good cause.


*In the past 10 years, over $13,500 were raised to support Children’s literacy programs at Cape Breton Regional Library branches, and over 6500 items were donated to local charities including the Salvation Army Clothe-a-Family Campaign, the Every Womans’ Centre, the Hospital Neonatal Unit and Cancer Care Centre, Access 808 Youth Centre, Transition House, the Community Homeless Shelter, Northside Community Cares, the Victoria County Dept of Community Services, and Loaves and Fishes. 

*Items collected by the Knit-a-thon on February 24th, 2018 will be donated to these charities as well as other community charities across the region.


Contact: Chris Thomson, CBRL Programs and Events

Cape Breton Regional Library

50 Falmouth St, Sydney, NS B1P 6X9

(902) 562-3279

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