Castlegar Naturals soaps will be just one of many options available at the Castlegar Community Vendors Market.

Monthly vendor market coming to Kinnaird Hall

Market will feature local crafters and home businesses.

The Castlegar Community Vendors Market will be holding its first market day on January 30. The market will be held at the Kinnaird Hall between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. It will feature home based businesses and local crafters.

Organizer Betty Stephani came up with the idea after sensing a demand among vendors for a market that would take place monthly and be in a location in town that is easily accessible to a lot of people.

The market has a charitable twist. After expenses such as hall rental are taken from the table fees, the remaining money will be donated to the food bank. “I wanted it to be a benefit to the food bank and involve the community,” said Stephani. “I am hoping for at least $100 per month.” There will be no admission fees for shoppers, but there will be a Community Harvest Food Bank kindness metre at the door and guests will be encouraged to donate.

Also along the charitable theme, Stephani will be offering a free table to a nonprofit each month, unless there is extra space, in which case more than one will be offered.

There will be approximately 20 vendors each market and Stephani plans to rotate vendors to keep the market fresh and not have the same lineup of vendors each time.

As the weather improves, organizers are hoping to add food vendors outside, and make the market feel like an event each month. Beginning March 5, the market will be held the first Saturday of every month.

The January market is already full, but those wishing to sign up for future dates should join the Castlegar Community Vendor Market Facebook page.

Just Posted

South Okanagan-Kootenay MP calls federal budget ‘not bold enough’

Richard Cannings, MP for South OK and Kootenay communities says budget missed the mark

Parmedics union raises alarm over spike in out-of-service ambulances

Staffing shortages affecting service levels in Kootenays

Update: Car located in Pend d’Oreille River, teenagers remain missing

A fundraiser has been set up at Kootenay Savings in Fruitvale to help support the family

Spring has sprung in the Kootenays

Showers and temperatures near the seasonal norm of 10 C are expected by Sunday

Two missing in Pend d’Oreille crash

A 15-year-old male and 18-year-old female both from Fruitvale are missing and presumed deceased

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park

Saanich police is urging people to throw out their syringes properly and safely

Most Read