Night market proposed for summer months

All manner of vendors welcome to first year market

  • Mar. 12, 2014 9:00 a.m.

A summer market for  food producers, artists, musicians, poets or tarot card readers could soon become a reality.

The Arts and Beautification Committee has been planning a summer market which would be open on Thursday evenings beginning June 5 and running to the end of August. The market would be open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The committee would like to see vendors from all across the region, East Sooke to Port Renfrew, set up their booths at the Sooke Region Museum. It was decided the museum would be the perfect location because of the availablity of parking, washrooms, kitchen and washing facilities.

Many communities on Southern Vancouver Island hold night markets and they are increasingly popular.

“I am so very pleased  that the market is coming to fruition after years of discussions,” said Brenda Parkinson.

The market is looking to include many aspects of the community in its inaugural year. Volunteer groups would be able to set up to recruit new volunteers and members.

The committee will be holding an information meeting for all those interested in being a part of Evening Market on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Museum Services Building. A discussion on all aspects of the market will take place.

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