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Check out the Mini Maker Faire 2016 Silent Auction!

We have some very talented and generous Makers! The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire in association with the Vancouver Maker Foundation is hosting our annual silent auction this year to raise funds for the Faire and for The Vancouver Maker Foundation, the umbrella organization that puts on the Faire every year. Our Makers and Exhibitors have donated some outstanding items for our attendees to bid on all weekend.

Just a sneak peek of some of the items up for Auction:

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The Hive Printing, an artisan screen printing company specializing in traditional textiles & dxtraordinary projects has donated Vancouver-Inspired hand printed shirts made right here in East Van!

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If you love a good brew and prefer to make things at home, Brew and Beast, has donated a DIY home-brew kit. Instructions included in the kit of course! Stop by their booth to for more details on brewing your own beer.

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Rocket Man Props has created a Gamers’ dream for an all night gaming session! A set of 5 Settlers of Catan themed coasters, laser cut on plywood and detailed with exotic wood veneers. Get your game on!

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Phillip Chin, a visual artist and photographer who works with clients all over Canada, has donated a TinType photoshoot at the Maker Faire or for any later date preferred date.

This is only a sampling of the items we will have at the silent auction this year! Make sure you stop by the table to check out the other auction items, and say hello to the members of the Vancouver Maker Foundation. Proceeds from the silent auction are used to fuel Vancouver Maker Foundation events and initiatives which has brought together a broad range of Vancouver artists, hobbyists, creatives, collectives, and small businesses through projects like Maker Music, the Young Makers Program, the Vancouver Maker Education Meet-up Group. Their driving purpose is to continue to connect like-minded tinkerers in order to cross-pollinate ideas, share resources, and inspire one another in exploring passion projects, hobbies, businesses, or achieving a unique feats of wonder.

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