Megan Olsen is the owner of Arbutus Events, which organizes concerts, trade shows, corporate events and craft fairs such as the All Decked Out Christmas craft fair.
Olsen started participating in craft shows – and then organizing them - when she owned an online cloth diaper company and was looking for venues to sell her products locally. She spotted a demand for more events locally.
Megan grew up in Parksville and moved back here from Vancouver after she and her husband started a family. “It’s more mellow than the Lower Mainland. It felt natural to move my kids over here,” she says. “Owning your own business is a great option in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach region because you can get back as much as you give. It’s a great place for entrepreneurs.”