May. 1, 2019

Farm' markets are back and so is the trunk sale

GOOD MORNING NANAIMO – Nanaimo’s outdoor farm markets will open this month with a few changes. Nanaimo Downtown Farm Market, has switched to Saturdays. It opens May 11 and runs 9 a.m.-2 p.m. until Sept. 14 at Pioneer Waterfront featuring local farm produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, artisan crafts and entertainment throughout the summer. For market updates and other information, visit After more than 20 years of summer Sundays on the Crow and Gate Pub grounds, Cedar Farm Market opens at Woodbank Elementary School at the corner of Woobank and Morland Roads.

TRUNK SALE IS BACK - The City is bringing back the popular Car Trunk Sale for its third year, on July 27. If you’re a bargain hunter, this is the place to be with more than ov 100 vendors selling used items from the trunk of their car in the Country Club Centre parking lot. This free-to-attend reuse event aims to give unwanted household items a longer lease on life and to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. If you want to sell stuff at the Trunk Sale you have to register in advance to reserve a spot by emailing Registration for vendors is on a first- come-first-served basisfor the 150 vendor spaces available.

THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC is being remembered Sunday at 10 a.m. at Mount Benson Royal Canadian Legcion branch 256. Following the service there will be a march past, a short wreath-laying ceremony and a reception. It is open to the public and Navy, Air Force, Army and Merchant Navy veterans.

HONORARY DEGREE - A man who has impacted the way thousands of chefs and individuals around the world to buy and consume seafood will be honoured by VIU. Ned Bell is an award-winning chef advocate, keynote speaker, educator and founder of Chefs for Oceans, an organization that raises awareness and advocates for responsible seafood choices.He launched this organization with an 8,700 km bike ride across Canada in 2014, staging dozens of awareness building events along the way. Bell’s commitment to seafood stewardship has continued to grow ever since. He will be recognized for the exceptional leadership he has demonstrated in the sustainable seafood area with an Honorary Doctor of Technology at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) June 21 Convocation Ceremony. MORE