Winter Market 2018

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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Friday Fashion Show with Urban Baby Apparel & Simply Straight Forward Clothing

Local vendors showcasing their fashion line at VIM Stage 2  (through Mall Entrance) Friday 3pm-3:15pm What’s better than watching a fashion show with apparel from well known brands? A Fashion Show from well loved LOCAL brands from Urban Baby Apparel & Simply Straight Forward Clothing!! Our two amazing VIM vendors, Urban Baby Apparel and Simply…

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VIM celebrates Creativity and Community with Cosplay

The countdown is on for our winter market happening this December 14-16 and our line up of vendors, workshops, and entertainers is nothing short of amazing.   And adding to our line up on Saturday, December 15th will feature our guests from NPC and Phenomacon who will be hosting a costume contest based on our theme…

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Vancouver Island Market featuring local performers from across the island

Join us on December 14-16th as we gather together to showcase local talent from across the island. Our much anticipated winter market (follow our hashtag #vimteriscoming) featuring over 200+ vendors , live entertainment, pop up shop, workshops, food and beverage area, wine craft beer and spirit sales will be the largest winter market on Vancouver…

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VIP Family Pass to our Grow Bake and Make Show

Congratulations to Melissa Harris!  You just a VIP Family Pass at Vancouver Island Market.  Woohoo.. happy dance.   We will see  you there.    Enjoy 3 days of fun at Vancouver Island Winter Market on December 14-16 at Nanaimo North Town Centre.   Your Itinerary includes: Family Pass for up to a family of 5 VIP parking…

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Craig McKee of Bespoke Shows

The unique magic of Craig McKee – a magic show that has equal parts of laughter, wonder, and fun mixed with 20 years of experience as a VIP entertainer! This interactive event will showcase some of his time-honoured reputation makers unique to his show, and a presentation style focused on fun! Preview this magician at…

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Vancouver Island Market Throwback!

At Vancouver Island Market, we are committed to bringing you the best of Vancouver Island’s growers, bakers and makers to our local community. We have partnered with Tourism Vancouver Island to share with you this throwback and the launch of our winter market campaign. Stay tuned for more upcoming giveaways, collaborations and the story behind…

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5 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Miss this Winter’s VIM this Holiday Season

With holiday season upon us and our local makers busy creating their craft for our much anticipated grow, bake and make show, we asked Robbie Stroud of RobbArt Boutique to write a bit about why supporting local makers and coming to our market especially this December is important.  Written by Robbie Stroud, RobbArt Boutique 1. Exclusive gift…

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A new chapter begins at Vancouver Island Market Ltd.

Vancouver Island Market Ltd. rewarded into Remarkable Experiences Program via Tourism Nanaimo It is with great pleasure to announce Vancouver Island Market Ltd. will be participating in this year’s Remarkable Experiences Program hosted by Destination BC. Since we started Vancouver Island Market Ltd. , we’ve been working hard to build a network where we can…

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VIM POP Up Store

It is with great pleasure Vancouver Island Market welcomes Leanne Steel of Raigs as our Pop Up store manager this winter on December 14-16th, 2018. Leanne brings to our market her extensive experience in retail and owned a café and art store before becoming a home based business owner so she can spend more time…

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