Posts Tagged ‘vancouver island alliance’

6 Reasons Vancouver Island Market Is Much More Than A Craft Market

Our market invites not only local talent (vendors) to our show, but we also invite local businesses, which aren’t covered by vendors fees. Your admission goes toward paying local businesses, such as musicians, workshop hosts, guest speakers, entertainment, etc. which is money that goes right back into our economy! We also use part of your…

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Children’s Book Reading with Lindsay Ford (Sunday 12-2pm)

Lindsay Ford is the author and illustrator for Bread + Clutter Books: A revolutionary children’s book series that is changing the way we think of the world, and the people in it. The Awkward + Awesome children’s book series celebrates real people and their uniquely amazing stories, however strange or odd they may be. Stories…

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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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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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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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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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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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Silent Disco

Have you ever tried Silent Disco? The first time I tried silent disco was last year on a cruise heading to Alaska with my family.  We saw it on the cruise’s itinerary and thought we would give it a go. So what the heck is Silent Disco? Silent Disco, in the simplest sense, is a…

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