Entertainment

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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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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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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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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