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Ladner Village Market opens 25th season Sunday

Opening day will be operating around 70 percent of normal capacity with 125 booths
Ladner Village Market’s managers (left to right) Jan Salvador, Jill McKnight, Tracey McKnight and Bill McKnight are grateful to be able to welcome the community back for their 25th season starting on Sunday.

Head to the Ladner Village Market this Sunday (July 11) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to get your fix of a wide array of offerings from a full assortment of vendors.

This year, the beloved market will offer its usual range of “Make it, Bake it, Grow it” vendors, and will be running at around 70 per cent of its normal vendor capacity for social distancing.

“Last year was a challenging year for a lot of vendors … We’re excited to be able to welcome them back and have the community welcome them back,” says Jill McKnight, one of the managers of the Ladner Village Market.

While shopping at the 125 different booths, patrons will be encouraged to wear masks, to follow the suggested traffic flow, and frequently sanitize their hands at the different offered stations.

Tracey McKnight, another manager of the market, says she is most looking forward to seeing all of their usual vendors, as well as meeting new ones.

“It’s really like we’re a family, and as they come back it’s like ‘Oh my gosh, how are you? How have you been?” says Tracey with a laugh.

By keeping the health and safety of all involved parties in mind throughout their planning process, the market’s managers Tracey, Jill, Bill McKnight and Jan Salvador thankfully haven’t faced too many obstacles in putting this year’s event together.

They are all looking forward to seeing their community come together to highlight local excellence and creativity.

If you’re interested in attending, the Ladner Village Market is kindly reminding patrons to please leave your pets at home, as leashes can be an obstacle for social distancing, and to bring your food purchases to the surrounding parks to be eaten.

In addition to its opening date on July 11, the market will be running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22 and Sept. 12.