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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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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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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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