Here at the Museum we have been looking for ways to expand our connection to our local communities of Britannia Beach and Squamish. We often ask ourselves the question – how can we build more relationships with local businesses and organizations? One such opportunity came this week with our first wreath making workshop, hosted at the Museum and run by the talented Catherine from Billies Flower House. If you’re a local and have ever been in ‘Billies’, you’ll know they create incredibly beautiful floral pieces, so we were excited to host this workshop for community residents.
Catherine came to the Museum, her car loaded with greenery, cones, berries, magnolia leaves, decorations and natural or sparkly ornaments. Even the corner of the room where it was all set up looked beautiful! And that was before we even started. The idea for the workshop was to have Catherine imbue us with her knowledge and skills on wreath making and she didn’t disappoint. From knowing the best gauge of wire to hold greenery in place to the tricks of the trade (sshhh….hot glue gun, don’t tell!), we all learned enough to enable us to do this ourselves in the future. And not only did we learn all this, but everyone went away with their own gorgeous natural wreath to impress family and friends.
Add to that a glass of wine, some delicious nibbles, chatting around the table, and the smell of the greenery, and it was a great evening. We hope to be doing more workshops with Billies in the future. Next time we’re thinking we’d love to do something around Mother’s Day. So watch this space!