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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102.3 the Wave + VIM Vendors Giveaway!

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Presenting another epic Giveaway brought to you by our exclusive radio media sponsor 102.3 the wave and our very own amazing VIM vendors. Starting March 18th, 102.3 the Wave will provide on-air 2 Live Liners per day and produced promos throughout the week. The online contest featuring 40 VIM vendor prizes are all listed on…

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FREE Painting Workshop at VIM’s Spring Market!

Set your creative side free when you sign up for one of the FREE painting workshops at VIM’s Spring Market this March 30th and 31st with Justina from Dream. Feel. Paint.: Tree of Life or Beach life – 15 mins Mini Masterpiece Love Bonds: Mom & Me – 30mins Social Butterfly – Youth 30minIsland Skies…

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Vendor Tips & Trick For A Successful Market Experience

Vancouver Island Market vendors that present their booths well have increased their sales dramatically. The well known “Three Second Rule” says that you have about three seconds to grab someone’s attention to get them into your booth. Don’t waste your opportunity! Make sure you’re setting your set up for success with these quick and simple…

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Why Markets Matter

Creating a space for local vendors to grow and thrive allows communities to engage in small businesses and their growth. Communities that get involved in helping grow a small business allows one to not only participate in that growth but see that the community can grow small establishments into larger and inspire those entrepreneurs in…

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Benefits of Being a VIM Vendor

Why should you participate at one (or more) of our Markets? Here are just a few reasons that make VIM the premium choice for vendors on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands: We are Vancouver Island’s largest curated market. We have a selective jury process and limit the number of Makers in certain categories.…

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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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