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Commercial Street Night Market

SUMMER NIGHT MARKET CELEBRATES DOWNTOWN NANAIMO


The Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is turning Commercial Street into a pedestrian mall every Thursday evening again hosting artisan vendors, entertainers, food and fun for Nanaimo families this summer.

The inaugural Night Market event is June 20, followed by 11 Thursday night celebrations. Commercial Street from Terminal Avenue to Church & Chapel Streets will be closed to cars as artisan vendor booths, crafters, food producers, and downtown merchants line the streets offering food, crafts, beverages, farm to fork, entertainment, curios and whatever our 100+ quality vendors offer.

Visit the Food Truck Circle on Diana Krall Plaza alongside local beverage purveyors sampling amidst the market farm atmosphere. Downtown restaurants and cafés are extending their hospitality to the street. Live entertainment is presented at the Plaza Stage as well as the Modern Café on ‘Upper Commercial Street’ and in surprise pockets throughout the market site.

Family activities, bouncy castles, face painting and wall-climbing are included. For a more leisurely pace follow the self-guided Art Walk through downtown’s galleries and shops highlighting local arts and culture. Or just mix it up in the fun and colour of the Commercial Street Night Market!

Come on down just to experience the hospitality and meet the friendly faces of the downtown business community and the festive Night Market atmosphere every Thursday all summer long. It’s a huge hit! www.nanaimonight.market

For more information:

KIM SMYTHE: 250-756-1191

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All-Candidates Forum for the federal byelection

NANAIMO CHAMBER ANNOUNCES ALL-CANDIDATES FORUM


The Nanaimo Chamber announces it will be holding an All-Candidates Forum for the federal byelection called for May 6 in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding.

“The community has come to expect this from the Chamber so we are pleased to offer an event that we’re becoming very well-practiced at,” according to Kim Smythe Chamber CEO, “This will be our fifth such event within the past two years.”

The Forum will be held in Beban Park Social Centre on Thursday, April 25 with the doors opening for a Candidate Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm. A debate among the candidates will begin at 7:00 pm.

“We’re not able to announce which candidates will be attending. Not all parties have announced their official candidates for the race but we will update our event announcement as more information becomes available”, Smythe continued.

For more information:

KIM SMYTHE: 250-756-1191