After a summer filled with busy market days on the Esplanade, the Trail District and Chamber of Commerce is expanding its reach.
The next market is Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Esplanade, and afterwards it will be held in the Cominco Gym until Dec. 14.
“The community is supporting it and our vendors are just thrilled,” Maggie Stayanovich, the executive director at the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce. “The different venue gives us an opportunity to continue doing the great things that are going on.”
The Esplanade market runs every second Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
According to Stayanovich, nearly 500 people attended the last market on Esplanade two weeks ago and she was surprised because it was held at the start of a long weekend.
“We still had 29 vendors at the last market and we were just shy of 500 people, which isn’t bad considering it was a long weekend and a lot of people took Friday off so we’ve been blessed,” she said.
“I do my sunshine dance every market day.”
Previously the increasing number of vendors has stretched the market from the corner of Spokane Street and the Esplanade into Jubilee Park. But there is still room for vendors to register if they wish.
But after the move, the weather won’t be an issue for vendors and guests alike.
For more information about the market or to reserve a spot, contact Stayanovich at 250-368-3144 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Facebook page for photos and updates.