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#21 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 05:05 AM

There will be no bustle of the Wednesday market this year on Oak Bay Avenue.

 

The annual market, traditionally held the second Wednesday of the month June through September, is a victim of space constraints amid a distanced world for 2021.

 

Heather Leary, organizer of the night market hosted by the Business Improvement Association, said she keeps hearing rumblings the patios are to blame. She insists those are not the hindrance, but space in general, and a need to police attendees.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....-winter-events/


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#22 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 03:53 AM

Satnam Dheensaw floats his hand over a green produce tray as candy-red berries cascade through his spread fingers. It’s one of several delicate hand checks his strawberries go through just minutes after they come off the vine at Gobind Farms in Central Saanich.

 

“Look at that, these are picture perfect berries,” Dheensaw said.

 

After weeks of waiting until they’re just right, a couple hot late May days has Greater Victoria’s strawberry growers at crunch time. The berries are at peak ripeness and need to be picked fast, but a gentle hand is needed to free each one from the plant without bruising them.

 

“We’ve been picking every day, seven days a week,” Dheensaw said, adding that 11 acres of early berries are ready to go. “When that berry is ripe, it’s got to be picked, it can’t sit an extra day.”

 

Strawberry season started almost a week earlier than last year, he added, and would’ve been even earlier had the nights not been so cool.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....to-meet-demand/


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#23 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 06:38 AM

The 2021 Oaklands Sunset Market is up and running and takes over the Oaklands Community Centre on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

The June 30 opening market kicked off what will be the event’s biggest season to date, with more than 50 local farm and food vendors and five food trucks on site for the evening at 2827 Belmont Ave. now through Sept. 1.

The event opened with a First Nations blessing and traditional dance, and local rock and country band Born Reckless entertained patrons with a live performance.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....et-in-victoria/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 July 2021 - 06:38 AM.


#24 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2021 - 06:52 AM

With many of the usual Christmas craft shows and markets being cancelled due to pandemic restrictions, Westcoast Impressions is hosting a special, one-of-kind OUTDOOR Christmas Market on November 14 at the Mary Winspear Centre. In the old-fashioned tradition of outdoor markets, the Sidney Christmas Market will be open "come rain or shine". This is an opportunity to shop local and find unique Christmas gifts created by Island entrepreneurs, artisans and producers.

 

There will be a door prize, prizes for the best-decorated booth, music, fun and much more!

 

 

https://www.sidneyst...hristmas-market


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 November 2021 - 06:53 AM.


#25 Nparker

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Posted 14 November 2021 - 07:29 AM

Today's weather doesn't suggest this event will be well-attended.  :(


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