Clothing, skin care, jewellery and baked goods, all with a touch of the bazaar were available at Algonquin. On Saturday Nov. 29 the Commons played host to a number of local businesses and artisans as part of Yelp Ottawa’s totally bazaar. The event was the company’s first ever ‘hand-picked holiday market’ which allowed students, staff and general public alike to get a glimpse of what Ottawa has to offer just in time for the holidays.

The bazaar “is a pop-up holiday market,” said Yelp Ottawa event organizer, Andrea Banks. “There’s something for everyone.”

Among the tables was a local aromatherapy shop, Planet Botanix. They carry a large range of natural skincare products.

 “They are a great home remedy to bring home for someone who is not crafty,” said Cat Blais who works for Planet Botanix.

Lorraine Kelly, office finance administrator for Bruce House was especially grateful to be a part of the afternoon’s displays.

“Yelp got in touch with our fundraising department,” said Kelly, “A large part of our funds come from fundraising.”

Bruce House, which is an Ottawa charity that helps people suffering from HIV/AIDS find a safe place to live and provide them with support was the showcased charity at the event. They were also responsible for the gift wrapping station for the day.

With Christmas music playing on the speakers, and hot chocolate provided by the College in hand, everyone was in the holiday spirit.