Winter Craft Fair

Date:                     Friday, November 24, 2017
Time:                    11:00 am – 3:00 pm / Doors Open 10:00 am
Location:             Laurel Place (Opposite Surrey Memorial Hospital, off 96 Avenue)
Address:              9688 – 137A Street, Surrey, BC V3T 4H9
Tel.:                       604-582-6336
Google Maps:     See below
COST:                    Free to Public | Vendor Table $40.00

Join us to support the construction of a state-of-the-art Sensory Stimulation Room to benefit those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Contact: Janet at

Event Poster

Download a copy of our Winter Craft Fair Poster in pdf format.

Map to Laurel Place

Notice To Vendors

Tables will be available at a cost of $40.00 for the day. Free coffee and tea will be available all day.

  • Please let us know if you require an electrical outlet
  • Do you require W5
  • Plastic table clothes will be provided
  • A barbeque will be outside offering hotdogs & pop
  • Decorations will be up to add to the ambience of the day
  • We will have staff at the door to direct you to underground parking
  • No parking in the turnabout, ambulance area only

This craft fair will be advertised in the Delta Experience Magazine, and posters will be placed in strategic areas of the community.

Please note that all Laurel Place events are fundraisers. Our goal is to raise $50,000.00 to build a Multi-Sensory Stimulation Room to benefit seniors who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

We appreciate your taking part in our Winter Craft Fair and wish you all a very successful day.

What is a Sensory Stimulation Room?

Sometimes called a Snoezelen Room, Sensory Sim rooms provide therapeutic advantages by offering individuals with cognitive impairments and other challenging conditions the opportunity to enjoy and control a variety of multi-sensory experiences. (See photo below).

About Laurel Place & Location Information

Laurel Place, a family-owned and operated multi-level care facility, is a proud Member of the BC Care Providers Association. Laurel Place is situated in a well-populated area, one block north of Surrey Memorial Hospital in the city’s “Innovation Boulevard,” home to many health, business, education and government organizations.

Caring for residents like family is what defines Laurel Place’s secure, safe and home-like environment. Personal independence and mobility are encouraged, and staff are committed to helping residents improve their well-being. Laurel Place is home to 140 Complex Care residents and offer 35 beds for Convalescent Care as well as two specialized accommodations for bariatric care. Government funded and private pay rooms are available.


Sensory Rooms for Dementia. The term ‘dementia’ describes progressive disorders affecting the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. These conditions present problems with thinking, mood, behavior, and the ability to take part in everyday activity and leisure.

If no suitable activities are provided and people living with dementia have nothing to do, they might become increasingly isolated, frustrated, bored and unhappy.

Sensory Rooms for Dementia

Multi-Sensory Environment Room
However, choosing the most suitable type of activity for people in the mid to late stages of the disease is challenging. Given those people may not be able to participate in hobbies enjoyed in the past, it may be the sensory side of that activity that needs to be supported.

Sensory activities may also provide a level of stimulation, which increases awareness and attention due to the simplicity of the task. Matching the sensory demand of the activity with a well-designed environment will help the person with dementia to take part.

Sensory Rooms for Dementia Auditory stimulation is very effective for mood enhancement, relaxation, and cognition. It includes a wide range of sounds, ranging from natural sound (e.g. birdsong, waterfall, urban environment) to generated sound such as music.

Both can be enjoyed live or played back through a sound system. A multi – sensory space should provide both a good sound system with CD player, as well as items that produce life sounds such as musical instruments or water features.

MSE Rooms include: Lighting effects, such as projectors with wheels that disburse light patterns throughout the room, bubble lamps, spotlights, star panels, fiber optics, UV lights, mirror balls and even Christmas lights. These lighting effects are best seen if the room has a total blackout capability.

Sensory activities such as blowing bubbles, painting, or making bread are all sensory.

Tactile experiences such as touching various, changing textures that are included in an interactive tactile wall panel.

Cause and effect items such as the use of switches to allow the individual to control items within his or her environment, and toys that provide visual effects, vibrate, make noise, or have a tactile feel.

  • Soft items on the floor such as mats, pillows, or beanbags.
  • Sound effects such as music, nature sounds, or animal sounds.
  • Selected rhythmical music with a variety of tone, pitch, rhythm, and spacing can be used to soothe.
  • Tasting experiences of different flavored drinks and foods.
  • Motion stimulation much more.

For any questions you may have, please contact Janet Isherwood or call 778-879-3803.