Sunset Market at Victoria Quay Growth

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Sunset Market is continuing to grow! To build off the previous success we are looking for more crafters & artisans, sweet treat vendors, food vendors (local produce, granola, salsa, hummus, etc), and community tables to register. We are also looking for local talented Musicians, Community Partners & Sponsors. Register now to be included in the new Sunset Market pamphlet for the season!

We are also so humbled to be  listed as a finalist in the Tourism & Hosptiality category for the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce Excellence awards hosted at the Italian Hall on Friday April 24th, 2015.

How it all began:

In July of 2013, Jolleen Dick got the OK to move forward with her vision of having a night market along the waterfront of Victoria Quay in cooperation with the Alberni Chamber and Hupacasath First Nation. With only a month to plan, Jolleen gathered vendors of all sorts and live entertainment to be a part of the inaugural event on August 14th 2013 and again the next two following Wednesdays.

On track for growth in 20Shopping 314 the Sunset Market adopted a new logo shaped as a sunset in the form of shopping ready for a new full season continuing on Wednesdays for ten nights. In 2014, the market had a total of 62 vendors pass through the market with an average of 35 vendors attending each night. The growth of the market has to do with the large amount of community support. Each vendor, resident and visitor attending makes this event a true success.

What makes Sunset Market different is its unique location on the T’suuma as River (Somass River) appealing to those passing by and those who choose the Victoria Quay as their evening stroll. Sunset Market presents a gorgeous backdrop of a sunset as the entertainment for the evening winds down to pack up and go home.  What’s even more special is the opportunity to watch all the activity happening on the river.  One might observe black bears wondering along the shoreline with eagles watching the salmon in the river from above. With a variety of vendors from hot food to sweet treats, clothing, jewelry art and more, the market is appealing to a diverse range of shoppers. The Sunset Market truly offers an exceptional shopping experience for summer Wednesday evening’s in the Alberni Valley.

For a successful 2015, we are looking for local vendors and community tables to register. Additionally, we want to find local talented Musicians, Community Partners & Sponsors.

More information:

Jolleen Dick


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