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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

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

By Mei Dunlop | March 24, 2019

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…

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

By Mei Dunlop | March 23, 2019

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…

Vancouver Island Market’s Itinerary

By Mei Dunlop | March 23, 2019

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…

Author Reading: George Mercer at Vancouver Island Market

By Mei Dunlop | March 20, 2019

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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Testimonials

"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!"

 

Farmer Brown, Farmship Growers Cooperative

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