About Us

Tinseltown Winter Market is an annual tradeshow that operates in support of a chosen charity, the last two being The Compassion House Foundation and Mamas for Mamas its first year. Tinseltown was created in 2020 to support local businesses that were facing hardship when markets were being shut down.

We support over 80 vendors from Grande Prairie and surrounding communities as well as outsourcing locally. We like to truly say “WE SUPPORT LOCAL”.

The event’s primary objective is to generate funds and increase awareness for the chosen charitable organization. We hope that Tinseltown will bring positive holiday cheer, provide a venue for small, local businesses all well raising funds, and raise awareness for the very deserving chosen charity.

Compassion House

Compassion House Foundation helps ease the distress of the cancer journey for women by providing safe, comfortable and affordable accomodations while undergoing treatment, as well as necessary programs and service post-treatment.  Compassion House Foundation supports women and their families who must leave their homes for cancer treatment in Edmonton, easing the distress of the cancer journey.

Meet Erin and Khris Weeks

Erin Weeks has a personal connection to Sorrentino’s Compassion House, which is why she chose to support our organization for her second annual market.

“In January of 2018, my mom Khris was diagnosed with breast cancer and stayed at Sorrentino’s Compassion House in July during her radiation treatments,” said Erin. “The following year, my auntie was diagnosed as well as several of my closest friends’ moms, all who stayed at the House as well.”

“When I went down to visit my mom during her treatments, I was in awe at the care the women received, along with the beauty of the Home. It truly is a home away from home, and I knew I needed to get involved on a much larger scale.”

Many of the women who volunteered at the market over the weekend were also former guests of Sorrentino’s Compassion House. With 80 vendors and over 3000 attendees, the market was an incredible success, raising over $24,000 for our organization.

Meet The Committee

Event Director
Erin Weeks

Event Coordinator
Chandra Mills

Silent Auction Coordinator
Khris Weeks

Treasurer
Rachael O’Tooles

Volunteer Coordinator
Erin Jubb

Every person through the door makes a difference!

Eager shoppers in 2022 helped us raise funds!

Join Us November 17-19, 2023

Bonnetts Energy Centre, Grande Prairie, AB