Mei Dunlop, Author at Vancouver Island Market

Posts by Mei Dunlop

Christmas in July! With VIM at Isla Collective

Yesterday, I posted a FAQ zoom video with Mariko about getting on a collective site featuring all handmade and local vendors of Vancouver Island. The key take-away you’ll want to remember as a vendor is that: You don’t pay any vendor fees unless something sells on the site Isla Collective takes care of your customers…

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Virtual Shop with VIM and Isla Collective

During the winter of 2019, Isla Collective has come on board as a partner to begin what I’d like to call a VIM online space. Since then, many VIM vendors have pivot their business online or taken a pause in their business. For the vendors that still might be on the fence, Mariko of Isla…

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Celebrating Community VIM Style at Mother’s Day Market

Were you at our Mother’s Day Market last year? If so, did you remember our Flash Mob dancers from Casa Loca Fitness Studio of Nanaimo? We know it’s a weird time and not being able to connect on Mother’s Day like this can be hard. But we also know how important it is to keep…

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A New NEW Beginning…

How are you? If you are reading this, I hope you are well and safe. I hope like many others here in beautiful Vancouver Island, BC you are outside, enjoying the sun when it’s around. Perhaps a small vegetable garden is in the works or you might be at home learning a new skill and…

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Shout Out to CHLY!

Farmer Brown and I share our passion for supporting creative entrepreneurs! Last Thursday, Farmer Brown invited me onto his radio talk show, Tuning Fork on CHLY, to talk about the upcoming Vancouver Island Market. Scroll down to give it a listen! Tuning Fork dives into important topics surrounding the support of the creative economy on…

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Here at VIM we are eternally grateful for all the support we have received from our community – the vendors, customers, and our sponsors! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you. Thank you! Here are a few of our sponsors this year! Tragedy comes out of nowhere! Do you have the…

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Live Performances at VIM

We are happy to announce the full list of live music we will have at the Vancouver Island Market next month! Maverick Cinema will be performing at the VI Winter Market on Saturday, December 14th at 2:30PM in the Beer Garden. Maverick Cinema is a Vancouver Island Folk-inspired Indie-Rock quartet consisting of Marshal Dillabough, Spencer Hiemstra,…

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Giveaway Alert!

102.3 The Wave has teamed up with the Vancouver Island Winter Market to give you a chance to win admission for 2, plus a prize from one of their vendors! The Winter Market will be open at the Nanaimo North Town Centre in the Old Sears Building from December 12th – 15th. Head down to check out over 200 vendors.…

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Beer Garden & Live Concert

Did you hear the news? Maverick Cinema will be playing in the Beer Garden at the VI Winter Market – #itsaVIMterfullife on Saturday, December 14th at 2:30PM! This concert is included with admission to the VI Winter Market. Tickets are available for purchase online and you can grab your early bird passes now for only $2! We have a…

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