Bears appear like magic, as Liam Tromans addresses a block of wood with his chainsaw during a demonstration at the Wednesday markets that were open for a time last summer at the Chemainus Public Market. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Bears appear like magic, as Liam Tromans addresses a block of wood with his chainsaw during a demonstration at the Wednesday markets that were open for a time last summer at the Chemainus Public Market. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Wednesday Market returning to downtown Chemainus June 2

Easing of health orders allows popular outdoor event to commence

The Chemainus Wednesday Market makes its return Wednesday, June 2.

The change in provincial health orders for COVID-19 has allowed the outdoor event to go ahead, hosted by the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, and supported by Tourism Chemainus and the Chemainus Public Market. On short notice with the easing of some restrictions, it was decided to go ahead with the market on short notice.

The market will take place every Wednesday from 1-6 p.m. through to Sept. 1.

It will be in the parking lot across from Waterwheel Park.

“But if we can get enough vendors, it will also spill over into the Chemainus Public Market parking lot too,” noted Chamber of Commerce managing director Emily Weeks.

There will be clothing, bags, accessories, crochet work, quilting, handcrafted hats, baskets, jewelry, local artwork, cards, jams, baked goods, fresh produce, flowers and more.

Social distancing must still be practiced for the outdoor, open air market. Hand sanitizer will be provided and masks are strongly encouraged.

“This market will adapt to the current provincial health orders as they change over time,” stressed Weeks.

The Chemainus Business Improvement Association will also be rallying the downtown businesses to stay open until 6 p.m. for an enhanced shopping experience.

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The Chemainus Wednesday market returns June 2. (Photo courtesy Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce)

The Chemainus Wednesday market returns June 2. (Photo courtesy Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce)

Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce and the Chemainus Public Market are teaming up on Wednesday markets.

Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce and the Chemainus Public Market are teaming up on Wednesday markets.

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