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Dream. Feel. Paint. Art by Justina back for #MothersdayatVIM on May 10-11

By Mei Dunlop | April 9, 2019

Mother’s Day Market Justina will return at the Mothers Day Market at VIM selling her own original artwork & teaching FREE Art Workshops all weekend! (Schedule below) She has also organized a table for kids to come and paint freely anytime of the market… she is asking parents to supervise their kids while they paint…

VI Spring Market 2019

By Mei Dunlop | April 6, 2019

Our spring market kick off on March 30-31st at Nanaimo North Town Centre was a huge success with Saturday being one of the busiest day to date for attendance. Nanaimo News Bulletin came to snap a few pictures on Saturday and shared it on their social media Facebook Page which we always appreciate. They also…

Protected: Guest Speaker Feedback Form

By Mei Dunlop | April 4, 2019

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We are Island Good!

By Mei Dunlop | March 27, 2019

The Island Good initiative, led by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA), is making sure Vancouver Island residents know what food they purchase was made or grown right here at home. Vancouver Island Market is taking the Island Good initiative a step further by: 1) Being a member of Vancouver Island Economic Alliance 2) Sharing…

Find our Gratitude Wall at Vancouver Island Market

By Mei Dunlop | March 25, 2019

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” -Melody Beattie On Saturday from 10-12pm only, come meet Myriam Verzat,…

It’s this weekend…

By Mei Dunlop | March 25, 2019
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"Being a guest speaker at the Vancouver Island Market was an incredibly fun and positive experience! Mei and her team went way above and beyond my expectations to make it an outstanding event to be a part of. Mei and her team made me feel so supported throughout the entire process, starting with the exposure they gave me through their website and social media platforms before the event, at the the event they promoted me incredibly well, after the event they continued to promote me and my business which generated a lot of interest in what I offer. It couldn’t have gone any better! It was also a fabulous learning experience for me because it showed me ways I can improve what I am doing in my business. Even months later, I continue to reap the rewards from being a guest speaker at the Vancouver Island Market. Thank you so much Team VIM!"

Kirstin McKinnon, Motivational Health Coach

"Thank you to Vancouver Island Market for providing a venue, promotion, and support to the local crafting industry. Part of adapting to climate change means rebuilding our local economy around sustainable, locally grown, and handcrafted small businesses. I would encourage all Nanaimo folk to CHOOSE to support the VIM community instead of an impersonal import economy. I look forward to every event they hold because each one has exceeded expectations so far.
I am especially grateful to VIM as they provided me with a bursary to pursue an international practicum to India to teach in a rural community and partake in a two week internship at an internationally renown seed bank. I am empowered as an agricultural activist and educator to support the next generation of farmers in our community. The bursary VIM offered is a concrete way they are giving back to the community. Thank you Vancouver Island Market!"


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