About Us

Since 2008, Make It has grown to become one of the most popular and well-attended craft fairs in Canada, with biannual shows in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.

This massive growth would have never been possible without the support, enthusiasm, and love from our amazing community. Each year, more and more conscious shoppers buy from our Makies, which in turn allows them to do the work they love.

A lot has changed since 2008, but our mission has remained the same.

Make It creates community through connecting Makies with conscious shoppers who want to feel good about what they buy. Now more than ever it’s important that people consider what they buy, and who they buy from.

Small business is the backbone of our economy, and when you buy from a Makie it has a positive and impactful ripple effect. Plus, when you shop at Make It you are guaranteed to find the best handmade products around!

2003

Jenna launches

Booty Beltz

for one of her business school projects

at the University of

Alberta.

2006

Jenna

participates

in her

first

craft fair

after

participating

in shows

across

the country

she is

intrigued

to start

her own

2008

Jenna quickly sees

opportunity

in the

handmade

community

for an

event

that’s a little

different

than the rest

Jenna

and her brother

Chandler launch the

first-ever

Make It Show

2009

The very first

Make It Show

in Vancouver

was held

at the

Roundhouse

Community Centre

This show had

over 65

exhibitors

Make It

Vancouver

moves to the

Croatian Cultural

Centre

with over

100 exhibitors

The key

differentiators

for Make It

are a bar

and DJ!

2010

Make It

Edmonton

moves to the

Hangar on Kingsway

and

features

over 80 exhibitors

New website

is launched

Make It

receives its

first

cover story

thanks to the

Vancouver Sun

2011

Our mascot

Mr. Makie

is created

by Chandler

After that,

our exhibitors

start to refer

to themselves

as Makies

The first

Make It

Calgary

is launched

at the

Chinese Cultural

Centre

2012

Make It

Edmonton

moves

from the

Aviation Hangar

on Kingsway

to the

Enjoy Centre

in St Albert

2013

After outgrowing

the Croatian

Cultural Centre,

Make It

moves to the

PNE Forum for

the largest

show yet

First Makie family

photo taken at

The Enjoy Centre

in Edmonton.

A tradition

we’ve kept at the

end of every show

2014

Make It wins

SMALL BUSINESS BC
BEST ONLINE
MARKETER
AWARD

JENNA STARTS

filming

#MAKEITTTV
AN ONLINE SHOW
THAT FEATURES
MAKIES DOING WHAT
THEY LOVE

LATER GOES
ON TO

win

THE TELUS

STORYHIVE

2015

outgrow

THE ENJOY CENTRE &

move to

THE EXPO CENTRE

WE GO BIG WITH OUR

first billboard

OVER 200 MAKIES
JOIN US AT OUR

new venue

2016

Make It

moves

to its

first

official HQ

in Gastown

Website

is redesigned

by

Diana

Make It

Calgary

makes

a return

at the

Big Four

Building

Jenna

begins writing

her book

Make It

Happen

2017

Our

spring

mascot Foxie

is created

by Diana

Conscious Lab

is

founded

and becomes

the new

home

for

Make It

Celebrating the first

National

Makie

Day

at Conscious Lab!

2018

Make It celebrates

ten years

in business.

and had a 

ten year

anniversary 

show

Jenna is

featured

on the

front cover

of the

Georgia Straight

Make It

Happen

is published and sold

at bookstores

nationwide

2019

Make It

Calgary

makes a

comeback

at

Deerfoot City

and

Northland

Mall