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May
1
Tue
Boccia Players wanted @ Colwood Community Hall
May 1 – Nov 30 all day

We are looking for players who enjoy a positive atmosphere and a challenging experience to play the amazing game of Boccia. A game of skill and strength similar to lawn bowling and curling. We support all levels of disability and have players of all ages, from 14 years and above.

May
24
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market Outdoor Season! (THURSDAYS) @ Memorial Park
May 24 @ 4:16 pm – Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm
Esquimalt Farmers Market Outdoor Season! (THURSDAYS) @ Memorial Park

Esquimalt MLA, Mitzi Dean, and Mayor Barb Desjardins are set to ring the market bell to open Esquimalt Farmers Market’s (EFM) first outdoor market of the summer season on Thursday May 24th at 4:30 pm. This is the fourth season of the successful market, which was awarded the title of Best Mid-sized Farmers Market in British Columbia for 2017 by the BC Association of Farmers Markets.

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year. The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun. “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food. Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding). EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding! Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!

Along with many vendors selling fresh produce, starter plants, prepared foods, beer, wine and crafts, the May 24th line-up also includes:

Musicians: Esquimalt Ukulele Club, Little Crow & Morien Jones
Food Trucks: Greek on the Street, Country Crepes, Indecent Risotto and Deadbeetz.
Mr. Organic: with hands-on composting demonstrations and organic gardening advice.

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Website: www.esquimaltmarket.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esquimaltmarket/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EsquimaltMarket
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esquimaltmarket
Weblink: http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/markets/subpage/farmers-market-awards-best-2017

For more information contact:
Katrina Dwulit – Executive Director and Market Manager
e-mail – [email protected]

Vanessa Pattison- Vice President, Marketing & Advertising.
e-mail – [email protected]

May
27
Sun
Picot Spring Market at Sea Cider @ Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Picot Spring Market at Sea Cider @ Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

We are back at Sea Cider for another Picot Market and we are so excited to use the spring landscape and weather alongside the beautiful backdrop of the orchard and farmhouse!

Grab some friends and a picnic blanket, come down to eat, enjoy some cider and a fantastic selection of some of Victoria’s finest artisans and small businesses. Enjoy your lunch and cider on the tables or as a picnic in the orchard. Stay to enjoy the music, scenery and great company.

– This is a free event
– Sea Cider will be offering tickets for food and cider sales, and a market special on bottles: 2 for $30.
– We will have a floral bouquet workshop by donation, proceeds going towards InspireHealth Supportive Cancer Care
– Raffle ticket sales for a Gift Basket- all proceeds going to InspireHealth Supportive Cancer Care
– Live outdoor music provided by members of The Lonely
– Participating Vendors TBA in Late March. Please email [email protected] to apply to be a vendor

– PLEASE invite your friend and RSVP so we have an idea of numbers and can accommodate everyone for this indoor & outdoor event. As always, we encourage carpooling.

– More details to be released soon… we are just very excited to finally announce this one and invite you to share an afternoon with us!