Charity Bazaar 2019 – NEWS

November 18, 2019By

The international Charity Bazaar was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabete iela 55, Riga on Sunday, 24th of November. There was no cost for entrance, and unlimited opportunities to explore delights from around the world. Find out more about the program, auction, tombola and for what you can shop on the day. Read more about the bazaar here.

We enjoyed a wonderful day with many happy faces, a wonderful festive atmosphere, and many performances on stage.

Nov 20th, 2019

Preliminary Program of the Day

Enjoy a wonderful day with the entire family:

  • Kids Play Corner,
  • Vendors to shop gifts and taste food from around the world,
  • Silent Auction , bid on your favourite item and take it home
  • Tombola, buy tickets at EUR 5 and win prizes, Every ticket wins.
  • Buy hand-made bags, iPhone holders, aprons and much more at our IWCR Handicrafts Table
  • Nearly New Table: Shop a new piece
  • Take a picture at our Photo Booth with your loved one
  • Enjoy various music and artist performances

Last update: Nov 20th, 2019

Nov 11th, 2019

Silent Auction: How does it work

We talked to Katy, who has been a regular volunteer at the annual bazaar auction table in the past years. We asked Katy to share with us her experiences.

How would you best describe to visitors how the silent auction works at the IWCR Charity Bazaar?

Nov 10th, 2019

It is about giving something back

We would like to invite all of you, who are reading this article, to come and experience the delicious German baked goods, potatoes salad with sausage and waffles. We met with Katharina, who coordinates with table for Germany this year.

Nov 9th, 2019

The International School of Riga is on of our long standing partners

Enjoy the festive atmosphere with Christmas carols presented by the children‘s choir, shop handicrafts at their table or bid on gift vouchers for ISR’s Summer camp at our Silent Auction. ISR generously donates two vouchers – one for the Primary Program and one for Secondary Program (each worth 350 EUR). 

Nov 8th, 2019

Every painting has to find it’s own forever home

This year, we have something wonderful and new for you. Alises Rozes Dizaina Studija generously donates wonderful works created at the studio. Visit the Art Exhibition Auction, choose the painting you like most and bid on it. 

Nov 7th, 2019

Send digital greetings to friends from the Bazaar

Laugh, make funny faces, pose and enjoy yourself more than ever. Take away the best, most fun memories from the Charity Bazaar 2019. These great moments are captured on picture for you to enjoy forever, generously provided by BEREC Europa.

Oct 30th, 2019

We thankful for our wonderful Sponsors

“My personal happiness does not depend only on my well-being, it is very much related to the state of people who surround me. I do not only mean my close relatives, friends or coworkers but the society as such. “, says  Andrea Babcanova, Embassy of Slovakia 

Oct 30th, 2019

We thankful for our wonderful Sponsors

Our annual Christmas Charity Bazaar is sponsored by many companies, embassies and diplomatic missions. The IWCR is very thankful for the extensive support we receive.

Many thanks to Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija for hosting the event!

Oct 29th, 2019

New Additions to the Silent Auction

Take a look at our list of items for the Silent Auction.

Latest Additions: Practise your Latvian Language skills. Bid on one Gift Card for a Latvian Language Group Course, and

Bid on one Gift Card for Taka Spa Enticing Ritual.

Oct 23rd, 2019

Make it a powerful, meaningful event.

This week we met Paul Poletes, Chargé d’Affaires Paul Poletes from the U.S. Embassy. We are grateful to receive the support for our annual IWCR Charity bazaar.

“U.S. Embassy staff and their families call Riga home for 2-3 years and being a part of the community means giving back to the community. “

Oct 21st, 2019

Latest additions to the Auction:

Bid for two economy tickets to Istanbul, generously donated by Turkish Airlines at our Silent Auction.

Or bid on 2 Gift cards for one weekend night stay, each gift card is for 2 guests at Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel.

Oct 20th, 2019

Thai Massage at the Bazaar

What can be more relaxing than a Thai massage. Slowly performed and stretching to reduce tension in your muscles and creating positive energy flow within your body. 

Enjoy a Thai massage by Thita from ThaiSabei (, the most experienced Thai masseuse in Latvia and qualified expert of traditional Thai medicine.

Her deep desire is to help people using traditional methods of therapeutic massage. We are very glad to invite you to the ThaiSabai station at the charity bazaar in November 24.

Oct 19th, 2019

International Vendors: Meet the Embassy of Norway in interview

“Our main motivation for taking part in this fundraising event is to show our support to the charity projects selected by the IWCR.

We wish the IWCR sponsored charities all the best, and are more than happy to contribute to their continued success in helping low-income families, young mothers, children and elderly in need for support. “

Shop traditional Norwegian products from mittens, headbands, hats and socks, or smoked Norwegian salmon, waffles and other baked goods.

Oct 18th, 2019

Silent Auction: Choir MASKA at Rūmene Manor for 2

Enjoy a wonderful evening with the Choir MASKA at Rūmene Manor on December 7th.

Bid on two Invitations to the concert of the Latvian mixed choir “Maska” on December 7th, 2019 at Rūmene Manor’s newly opened Art & Event Barn.

Oct 18th, 2019

Silent Auction: Marina Rebeka on May 27th, 2020 at Rūmene Manor

Bid on two invitations to the concert of the Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka on May 27th, 2020 at Rūmene Manor’s newly opened Art & Event Barn.

Be part of this unique opportunity to hear one of the most outstanding singers of our time, the Latvian soprano Marina Rebek

The Rūmene Manor house is a 19th century Neo-Gothic gem, offering a wide variety of activities not far from the capital city.

Oct 16th, 2019

Bazaar – Silent Auction – Bidding list

Bid on wonderful items generously donated by our sponsor from Riga and surrounding at our Silent Auction, starting at 11:00am on November 24th at the Charity Bazaar.

All the funds raised at the Bazaar will be directed to charity projects in Latvia.

We will updated this list constantly to give you an overview before we will see us at the Charity Bazaar 2019, Radisson Blu Latvia, Elizabetes iela 55, Rīga, LV-1010.

Oct 14th, 2019

Children Choir from ISL at the Bazaar

The children choir from The International School of Latvia will be performing a selection of Christmas and Winter carols at the opening of the bazaar to add a lively and magical atmosphere to our event. 
We’re very much looking forward to it.

It wouldn’t be a Christmas Market without fantastic artisan crafts, products, treats, and carol singing, plus silent auction, tombola and kids play corner.

The Christmas music and performances will be provided by various choirs and artists from Riga and surrounding.

Oct 14th, 2019

Our Sponsors 2019

Corporate sponsors and donors, are key in this effort to make the Charity Bazaar a success. Our annual Bazaar is sponsored by many companies, embassies and diplomatic missions. The IWCR is very thankful for the support we receive.

Oct 10th, 2019

Next Handicrafts Meeting

Our Next Handicrafts Group meeting: Wed, October 16th, at 11:00am.

Contact to join the group:

Find more information and all upcoming dates:

Oct 10th, 2019

Tombola: Hesburger donates 10 gift cards

Hesburger generously donated 10 Gift Card Vouchers, each with a value of EUR 10,00 for our Tombola.

Buy your ticket on Nov 24th. Each ticket will win. The raised money will directly go into the fund for the charities IWCR supports. Price per ticket: EUR 5,00

Oct 9th, 2019

Auction: latest addition Oil Painting “Magnolia”

Our artist and member Liene has been painting with oil paints for a while. She likes their versatility, quality, and color. 
Liene generously donates that wonderful painting “Magnolia” to the Charity Bazaar 2019.

> Bid for it at our Silent Auction on November 24th, 11:00-14:30.

Oct 7th, 2019

Charity Collection: Oct 29th

Our bi-annual Charity Drive by The International Women’s Club of Riga will take place on 29th October, 2019, from 10:00 am til 02:00 pm.

Drop off Station: Residence of Netherlands Embassy, Balasta Dambis 52, Kipsala, Riga.

Donate your gently used clothes, kitchen items, smaller household utensils, towels, toys, etc. to those in need.

More information:

Sep 26th, 2019

The Modes muzejs is IWCRs donations drop-off station

The Modes muzejs/ Fashion Museum & Cafe has graciously offered to be a drop off point for your donations up to Friday, November 15th. Location: Grēcinieku iela 24-1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050.

We kindly ask you to deliver your donation weekdays between 11:00 and 18:00 to the museum. Ideally inform us via email to

Sep 10th, 2019

Handicrafts group meets weekly until November

The handicrafts team is in full swing producing various items for sale at the Bazaar. The team sew bags, aprons, pot holders and many more. Get your piece at the Handicrafts table on Nov 24th.

Sep 04th, 2019

New venue for IWCRs annual Bazaar

This year the bazaar takes place at a new location: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes iela 55, Riga.

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & SPA Hotel is the largest business and conference hotel in the Baltic region. It is very well known for its wide selection of cocktails at the 3 bars, like the Skyline Bar, the meeting place for the IWCR Morning Meet & Greets. The impressive meeting facilities are ideal for hosting our annual Bazaar.

Aug 28th, 2019

IWCR supports charities with the money raised at the bazaar

Each year the International Women’s Club of Riga (IWCR) arranges the Charity Bazaar to raise money for Latvian charities. In 2018 this one event raised over €45,000 which is being carefully distributed amongst selected Latvian charities for specific projects and needs. To read more about the charities we support (primarily for women and children), please visit our overview.

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