With less than two weeks until Christmas, the spirit of the season was strong on Saturday, December 10 at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (VCI). Students and staff presented a Christmas Market that not only featured vendors from across the region but showcased the talents and skills coming from VCI itself.  Proceeds from the Christmas Market go to various initiatives, including remodeling the VCI Library, the Vankleek Hill Food Bank, and field trips. Photos: James Morgan

VCI Grade 9 student Tristan Das Eiras kept the Christmas mood going at the market while he played carols for everyone to enjoy.
The bake sale was a popular place at the VCI Christmas Market. From left to right; Avery McCullough, Kyleigh Boucher, and Morgan MacRae looked after the sale of homemade treats from the kitchens of students and staff. Proceeds from the bake sale will go to remodeling the school library.
VCI Christmas Market visitors were treated to Christmas music on the violin by Grade 11 student Thomas Joyner.
In the VCI wood shop, small Christmas trees were made and sold at the Christmas Market. Wood shop teacher Matt Williams is seen here with a newly finished tree. Proceeds from the sale of the trees goes to the Vankleek Hill Food Bank.