REPORTING · 17th October 2013
The last public market of 2013 took place on Sunday, September 29th. There were not as many venders as there were at the start of the year but many of the regulars were there.
“The year has been fairly successful. We have had venders from Hazelton, Telqua, Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, [Hiada Gwaii]. I think that shows some success there,” said Liz MacDonald.
MacDonald stated some of the other projects did not go so well. They had a total of three garage sales over the year. They did not push for them. The Community Garden did not progress and they are waiting for more suggestions from the Planning Department.
Will the market return? The fate of the Public Market falls to Kitimat Community Services Society for a decision which we have been told will be forthcoming later this year.
“I would very much like to see it go ahead. I think that it has been successful. I think it’s brought a fair amount of revenue into Kitimat, I think that it has allowed people to access organic fresh fruits and vegetables and I think it’s built a lot of community,” said Macdonald.
She thanked all the venders for making the market a success.