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About

Home Crafters of Cape Breton is a Not-for-Profit craft organization incorporated in 1987. We host the largest craft show on Cape Breton Island.

Growing membership over the years necessitated a change of venue to Centre 200 in 2008, where we have been happy to organize the Christmas Festival of Crafts aka "THE BIG ONE" ever since.  (The big one will be held at the North Sydney Emera Centre for the 2023 season only)

"The Big One" held in mid November attracts an average of 6500 customers each year.  Although membership fluctuates each year our average annual total is in excess of 180 crafters. 

Charity of the Year

Each year at the Christmas Festival of Crafts "The Big One" we provide a complimentary table(s) to a charitable organization. Every HCCB member donates products to the table and the chosen charitable organization sells tickets.  

One lucky customer wins it all, and all ticket proceeds go to the chosen charitable organization. 

A different charitable organization is selected each year.

Some of the Cape Breton chapters of local non-profit/charitable organizations that have benefited from these tickets sales on our member donated crafts are:

Hospice Palliative Care Society of CB 2022

Special Olympics 2019

Horizon Achievement Centre 2018

Cancer Care Fund 2017

Two Rivers Wildlife Park 2016

Feral & Abandoned Cat Society 2015

RESI - Care Cape Breton 2014

Children's Wish Foundation 2013

Multiple Sclerosis 2012

MADD 2011

Autism Society 2010

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis 2009

Cape Breastoners 2008

Heart & Stroke 2007

Big Brothers, Big Sisters 2006

Society for The Deaf & Hearing 2005

Canadian Diabetes 2004

Arthritis Society 2003

Spina Bifida 2002

Every Women's Center 2001

Mental Health

CB Firefighters Burn Society

CB Schizophrenia Society

SPCA

Canadian Cancer Society

Transition House

Cape Breton Search & Rescue

HCCB also makes an annual donation to a different branch of The Royal Canadian Legion. 

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