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West End Farmers Markets returns and it is 20 years young!

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

This stunning spell of dry and Sunny weather that Vancouver is happily basking in could not come at a better time for the return of the annual Farmers Markets.
We have a market that is close to the hotel and it is a perfect opportunity to purchase the very best Fruits and Vegetables right from the Farmers themselves.

Farmers Markets are an excellent way to bring the various communities together all over the city, the benefits of such markets is that they bring to your table the most fresh produce than what you would find at a regular supermarket, it also has a great impact on the local community by directly helping them economically so it is a win win all round for us.

Farmers Markets 20th birthday!
The farmers markets began in 1995 and they want you to enjoy their birthday too. To celebrate their birthday they are inviting the public to take part in an Instagram photo competition where you can win $100 in market money. Please click on the link for further details of this Instagram competition #VFM20 CONTEST

Westend Farmers Market
Every Saturday, 9am – 2pm
from May 30 to Oct 24, 2015 West End Farmers Market, Comox Street

The opening ceremony will be at 8.45am on Saturday May 30th with the Executive Director, Tara McDonald, board member, Eric Patelwith our local MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert running the ceremony. If you have a sweet tooth at that time of day you are in luck – Stick around to enjoy sweet treats one of the earliest West End vendors, John from Cookies by John.

The markets not only sell food but they also sell arts and crafts from local vendors – and here is something new that we are sure will be a huge hit – You can now Sample beer, cider, wine & spirits! This will be provided by BC Wine Studio, Bomber Brewing & Odd Society Spirits handing out samples for opening day. Pick up your favourite bottle or 6-pack!

So if you planning on staying with us, remember that all this yummy produce that you can purchase at these really awesome markets can be brought back to the hotel, we have fully equipped kitchens for you to use and will add to the experience of our Suite hotel, and the true full flavour of the West End!

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Events happening in June

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

June is shaping up to be quite a busy season, please take a look at the events that are going to rock your socks off in Vancouver…and the best part – many of them are FREE!!!!

A community based non for profit festival that has been wowing audiences and locals alike since its inception in 1986. Closely connected with other great festivals in the Vancouver calender, this one in particular has grown to be one of the biggest and best! Not only is there Jazz but there will be Blues, World, Creative and improvised music to delight your ears!

Another very popular Festival – check out the Dragon Boaters as they compete in this wonderful and colourful event, you will likely see them train down by Granville Island and False Creek

Buy locally grown Vegetables and more at the every popular Farmers Market located at the local Nelson Park near the Mole Hill Heritage Houses.