Blog | Vancouver Island Market

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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Spring 2020 Event: Cribbage Tournament with City Crib

Love to play cribbage? Want a chance to challenge yourself and win a City Crib board? On Friday, April 10th only: come by the Vancouver Island Market and register with City Crib to play in a cribbage tournament! The Top 2 finalists will win their own beautiful, locally made City Crib boards. Plus, every participant…

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Connection at the Mother’s Day Market: Dyan Made

A Story by Diane Aitken. As a maker, when I attend markets, I enjoy the interactions I have with the many individuals who stop by to admire my creations and just chat! On the last day of VIM’s Mother’s Day Market last year, I met two sisters. They approached me just prior to the end…

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We’re Back! In the mall…

This spring means new (and familiar) beginnings for Vancouver Island Market, and we will be hosting our Spring 2020 market in the main walkways of the Nanaimo North Town Centre. Those of you who have followed us from our humble starts will know that this is where the first market was held – and we…

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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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