Spring Market 2019

Blankets for Babes

I would see a woman all dolled up with a rounded belly paying someone to take pictures of them and their unborn child. Sometimes I thought “That’s nice but I would never do that.” Years went by struggling with Infertility and eventually my mind shifted and I thought “I would do that because it’s taken…

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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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Vendor Spotlight

Creeker Survival Gear has been with us since our very first market in March 2018. They are a family owned business with a passion for the outdoors. Their About me page reads: Growing up in one of the most beautiful places in British Columbia, I spent most of my childhood with good friends hanging out…

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Mother’s Day Market – More Free Workshops!

Laura from Laura’s Studio will be teaching classes on Friday and Saturday during Mother’s Day Market! Come and learn how to get started on an embroidery project, use the basic stitches as well as some tips and tricks! Laura will also be selling a range of kits and patterns for further exploration into embroidery and…

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Dream. Feel. Paint. Art by Justina back for #MothersdayatVIM on May 10-11

Mother’s Day Market Justina will return at the Mothers Day Market at VIM selling her own original artwork & teaching FREE Art Workshops all weekend! (Schedule below) She has also organized a table for kids to come and paint freely anytime of the market… she is asking parents to supervise their kids while they paint…

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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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