VI Spring Market 2019

Our spring market kick off on March 30-31st at Nanaimo North Town Centre was a huge success with Saturday being one of the busiest day to date for attendance. Nanaimo News Bulletin came to snap a few pictures on Saturday and shared it on their social media Facebook Page which we always appreciate. They also…

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We are Island Good!

The Island Good initiative, led by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA), is making sure Vancouver Island residents know what food they purchase was made or grown right here at home. Vancouver Island Market is taking the Island Good initiative a step further by: 1) Being a member of Vancouver Island Economic Alliance 2) Sharing…

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Find our Gratitude Wall at Vancouver Island Market

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” -Melody Beattie On Saturday from 10-12pm only, come meet Myriam Verzat,…

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6 Reasons Vancouver Island Market Is Much More Than A Craft Market

Our market invites not only local talent (vendors) to our show, but we also invite local businesses, which aren’t covered by vendors fees. Your admission goes toward paying local businesses, such as musicians, workshop hosts, guest speakers, entertainment, etc. which is money that goes right back into our economy! We also use part of your…

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Children’s Book Reading with Lindsay Ford (Sunday 12-2pm)

Lindsay Ford is the author and illustrator for Bread + Clutter Books: A revolutionary children’s book series that is changing the way we think of the world, and the people in it. The Awkward + Awesome children’s book series celebrates real people and their uniquely amazing stories, however strange or odd they may be. Stories…

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Vancouver Island Market’s Itinerary

March 30th – 31st at Nanaimo North Town Centre (formerly Sears building) Tickets $5 at the door/ $3 online Over 150 vendors, food trucks, wine and spirit sales, TONS of local food vendors, guest speakers, community area and MORE! You can enjoy FREE Silent Disco , Art painting class with Dream. Feel. Paint. and our…

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Author Reading: George Mercer at Vancouver Island Market

Guest Blogger and Author George Mercer As a self-published author writing the first fiction series about Canada’s national parks titled Dyed In The Green, I love going to markets where I can speak with readers not only about each of the parks featured in my novels, but their favourite parks and the reasons why they…

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Guest Speaker – Mark Schilling – Beekeeping on Vancouver Island

Builder of hand-crafted bee hives in winter, small-scale beekeeper in summer – it’s a life that Mark wouldn’t trade for anything. You also might know him as owner of Bee Furniture, a local company that offers hand-crafted honey bee hives, or through Nanaimo Beekeepers Club or various workshops, clinics and courses he’s hosted around the…

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