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Now Hiring Market Coordinator Assistant

We are taking applications for the Market Coordinator Assistant Position. Job goes from July 2nd - August 27th, 2019  Closing Date for applications is May 15th Terms: $15/hr, 35hrs/wk Working with EcoSociety staff and volunteers, the Market Coordination Assistant will help the Markets Coordinator with the day-to-day operations and management of EcoSociety’s three outdoor summer markets…

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Happy Earth Day

Join the West Kootenay EcoSociety, the Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative and your friends and neightbours to celebrate Earth Day. This year’s global theme is Protect our Species. Join the fun at Hall St. Plaza in Nelson on Monday, April 22nd from 2-4pm. The parade starts at 3pm and features the local Samba band. Dress up as your favorite plant, animal or fungus. Other Earth Day Events:…

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Your Markets have a new face

I’m Craig Mullin and proud to be the new Market Coordinator for the West Kootenay EcoSociety. I’m truly excited to pick up where Jesse, EcoSociety’s previous Market Coordinator left off and ensure the vibrant market culture we already have in Nelson continues to thrive. I moved to Nelson from Vancouver in 2006 with a dream to build my own home and raise a family. With a background in music event…

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Online Market Vendor Applications begin April 10, 2019

Market Season is approaching and our Online Booking Applications for the season will be open on April 10th, 2019 for 2018 returning vendors. New vendors who wish to vend at GardenFest, the Downtown Market or Cottonwood Market should contact the Markets Coordinator at markets @ and will be added to waitlists, if applicable. New vendors wishing to apply for Marketfest, please check…

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Jesse Woodward, former Markets & Events Director at EcoSociety

EcoSociety Markets Director moving on from farmers’ markets to City Council

By Jesse Woodward After 7 amazing years as the Markets and Events Director at the West Kootenay EcoSociety I will be transition out of this position to take on my new role as a Nelson City Councillor. I am currently working closely on transition planning and implementation with EcoSociety staff and the Executive Director and I want everyone to know that the Nelson outdoor markets will continue in…

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MarketFest – August 24

MarketFest will be returning to Nelson on August 24! Let the fun begin! Downtown Baker Street will, once again, be transformed into a lively night market featuring 100 vendors, live music, dance performances, kids entertainment and more. MarketFest is fun for the whole family, and is not to be missed. The MarketFest events runs from 6 pm to 10:00 pm. A $5 donation for admission is kindly…

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