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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 in the greater Vancouver Island area. We are Vancouver Island’s largest curated market. We have a selective jury process and limit the number of Makers in certain categories. This is…

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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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It’s time to give thanks to our Moms and Vendors!

#MothersDayatVIM NANAIMO—May 10th, 2019 — Vancouver Island Market is back just in time for Mother’s Day at former Sears building inside Nanaimo North Town Centre featuring over 100 vendors, local businesses such as Exit Nanaimo, Wild Play Nanaimo, food trucks and more.    10 Free workshops, Guest Speaker in Health and Wellness and live entertainment…

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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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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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Win 2 Passes to Exit-Nanaimo Escape Room worth $64

Now open in Nanaimo! Exit escape rooms are a fully immersive experience, guaranteed to challenge you. Do you have what it takes?!   We’ve partnered with Exit-Nanaimo to give you a chance to win 2 passes to their escape room, valued at $64.To enter:1) Leave a comment below on who you’d escape with2) Share this post on to…

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Silent Disco

Have you ever tried Silent Disco? The first time I tried silent disco was last year on a cruise heading to Alaska with my family.  We saw it on the cruise’s itinerary and thought we would give it a go. So what the heck is Silent Disco? Silent Disco, in the simplest sense, is a…

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Thank you Vancouver Island!

We did it Vancouver Island! We broke our record of 30,000 + expected over 3 days at VIM’s first winter market at Nanaimo North Town Centre (formerly Sears building).

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