Live Performances at VIM

We are happy to announce the full list of live music we will have at the Vancouver Island Market next month! Maverick Cinema will be performing at the VI Winter Market on Saturday, December 14th at 2:30PM in the Beer Garden. Maverick Cinema is a Vancouver Island Folk-inspired Indie-Rock quartet consisting of Marshal Dillabough, Spencer Hiemstra,…

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Giveaway Alert!

102.3 The Wave has teamed up with the Vancouver Island Winter Market to give you a chance to win admission for 2, plus a prize from one of their vendors! The Winter Market will be open at the Nanaimo North Town Centre in the Old Sears Building from December 12th – 15th. Head down to check out over 200 vendors.…

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Beer Garden & Live Concert

Did you hear the news? Maverick Cinema will be playing in the Beer Garden at the VI Winter Market – #itsaVIMterfullife on Saturday, December 14th at 2:30PM! This concert is included with admission to the VI Winter Market. Tickets are available for purchase online and you can grab your early bird passes now for only $2! We have a…

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VIM welcomes Island Savings as our presenting sponsor

VIM is excited to announce our Presenting Sponsor, Island Savings! “Island Savings is proud to have worked with and supported Mei as she has grown the Vancouver Island Market into something amazing,” says Jenna Sutherland, Branch Manager of Island Savings Cedar location. “We love how the market offers something unique to the Island, as well as…

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Top 7 Reasons for being a VIM Vendor

There are so many craft markets on Vancouver Island of which many are being held at similar times. This got us wondering… why should you participate at one (or more) of our Markets? Here are the top 7 reasons that make VIM the premium choice for vendors in the greater Vancouver Island area. We are…

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Blankets for Babes

I would see a woman all dolled up with a rounded belly paying someone to take pictures of them and their unborn child. Sometimes I thought “That’s nice but I would never do that.” Years went by struggling with Infertility and eventually my mind shifted and I thought “I would do that because it’s taken…

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Get the Most Out of Your Market Shopping Experience

Why not choose handmade? It makes each gift that much more special. As you’re going through your market shopping, here are some suggestions to keep in mind on how to make it a great experience! 1. Bring a Friend Shopping is meant to be done in groups right? Whether it’s with your gaggle of gals,…

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What to Expect at VI Market

VI Market promotes local creatives all under one roof. We are the largest market on Vancouver Island with over 200+ vendors in food, visual arts and handmade crafts as well as local talent in music, media and production. We are more than just a craft market because the vision behind growing a creative economy is…

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