A New Community Market Scheduled to Open in Kits – Looking for Community Input

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Here is your chance to have your say! This notice came through my inbox today, and since it’s in my hood, I am particularly excited:

Once a week this summer, a stretch of sidewalk in Kitsilano will be transformed into a community food market. Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (KNH) and the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) are once again collaborating on the project.

The markets are anticipated to start at the end of June/early July in the Vine and Broadway area (exact location TBA). We are buzzing away like worker bees planning to bring the markets to life and want to know:

What do you want to see for the markets?

How can you imagine yourself and your communities being involved?

We are hosting consultation opportunities for vendors, customers, community members, other organizations, networks & groups over the month of May to help shape the season. Your opportunities to engage include:

1) A phone conversation with project coordinators.

2) Attending a facilitated community conversation the evenings of either May 22 or 23 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Kits Neighbourhood House, 3683 West 4h Ave. Note that this location is not accessible, please let us know if you have mobility concerns.

Contact Oliver Lane at 604-736-7732 or admin@spec.bc.ca if you are interested and want to receive more details.