Spring Market 2019

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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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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Author Reading – Margarita Romano

I am over the moon to announce another inspiring speaker at our event on Saturday, March 30th from 2pm-3pm – Margarita Romano. I came across her book through a pivotal change in my life – I’m turning 40 this year and I’m learning to love myself more and let go of the things I cannot…

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Come Visit Our Community Area

On March 30th – 31st at Vancouver Island Market, we will be joined by local clubs, non-profits, and small businesses in our Community Area to share with you their passion in the arts and crafts, health, sustainable living, and music. Yellow Point Farms – Go behind the scenes at Yellow Point Farms to experience first…

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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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Yellow Point Farms

Wanna know what it’s like to be a homesteader and start your own self-sustainable hobby farm? Do you want to try goat yoga? Go behind the scenes at Yellow Point Farms to experience first hand what farm life on Vancouver Island is all about. The owners, Justin and Becca, will give you a brief history…

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