News and Media

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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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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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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Local News Spotlight

We are proud to receive a success story spotlight from Mid Island Business Initiative. They are completely funded by businesses and organizations within the Mid Island region of Vancouver Island, BC and our proud to receive such recognition.

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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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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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