This is a free event, but donations are gratefully accepted. This event is wheelchair accessible. Childcare will be available; this is a family event.
**This event is taking place within Lkwungen Territory.**
More About the Market:
The People’s Market is a money-free, trade-based fair celebrating International Workers’ Day and anti-capitalist struggle. We are inviting neighbours, friends, and coworkers to come and share crafts they make; services they offer; or the skills they have with the community. We are demonstrating the true resilience of our communities by sharing and enhancing our collective knowledge and skills.
The market will be a pop-up barter economy. For example, you might trade a haircut for a guitar lesson; or swap some homemade bread for a used book; or provide a bike tune-up in exchange for the chance to do some painting. Come make some awesome trades, and be reminded that we are worth so much more than cogs in the machine!
Examples of items you can bring to trade at the event:
-gently used clothing and jewelry
-arts and crafts
-jars of pickles, jellies or jams
-herbs and seeds
-your skills, knowledge
-anything you want.
// Rooting Resilience Plant Sale //
In collaboration with Rooting Resilience Plant Sale Fundraiser!
Outside the back of the Fernwood Community Centre, the Rooting Resilience Plant Project will be selling hundreds of plants by donation (pay what you can), including: fruit trees, berries, culinary herbs, and MUCH MORE!
Proceeds from this event will go to support the Community Toolshed and Lax Kw’alaams defense of Lelu Island.
Don’t worry if you show up empty-handed. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the workshops, music, and food. Plus, we’ll have blank “exchange cards” available at the door, which you can fill out with a skill you’d like to share and your contact information. You can use these to trade for other goods and services at the fair.
If you have a skill or a product you’d like to share, Retail Action Network would love to hear from you. We can book you a free space or a table, and in some cases, we may be able to help subsidize the cost of your supplies.
Please contact Natalia at email@example.com for more information.