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Posted: August 31st, 2021

Calling all Market-Lovers!

The Tofino Public Market Society is currently seeking a new Market Coordinator. This is a dynamic position that combines on-site event coordination on Saturdays for the Tofino Public Market as well as behind the scenes administration that can be done from home. The ideal candidate would be willing to wear many hats and perform the variety of functions necessary to keep this beloved community event and small non-profit society flourishing. Duties include supervision and set-up of the Saturday Markets, vendor communications, grant applications and reports, applying for special event permits, managing budget, overseeing or performing social media posts, booking live music, and acting as liaison between the Market's Board of Directors, artisan vendors and the broader community. Hours range from 2-5hrs/week in the off-season to 10+ hours/week during Market season (May Long Weekend through Thanksgiving Long Weekend). This is a part-time contract position and perfect for a friendly and organized market-lover or someone looking to get more involved in community arts and culture or events. Compensation is a competitive hourly wage dependent on level of experience. You will find the full job description and application details here: https://avemployment.ca/job-posting/24467 .

We look forward to finding you, whoever you are!

Live Music is BACK!

Posted: August 2nd, 2021

The Tofino Market is beyond excited to announce that live music is BACK! We can once again begin welcoming musicians onto the gazebo stage on Market Saturdays from noon to 2pm for a couple hours of eclectic tunes and cruisy Market vibes. In the past we have had the honour of hosting both amazing local talent and renowned national artists for our afternoon shows. We love the variety that Tofino attracts and cherish the opportunity to see so much talent live and to be able to offer it for for free to Market attendees! This year, due to continued concerns surrounding Covid-19 transmission we are keeping volume levels mellow and working to minimize group congregating and dancing, but even with these measures we can testify to the fact that it is just SO gosh darn good to hear music played LIVE again! We welcome you all to come be part of the movement. Shop local. Support your local musicians. Hang out on the Tofino Village Green.

And Musicians, we are currently booking! Reach out for the full gig details. :)

Welcoming back SMILES

Posted: July 2nd, 2021

As BC moves into Stage 3 of re-opening we at the Tofino Market are excited to be welcoming back SMILES! As of Saturday, July 3rd, masks will now be optional for vendors and patrons at the Tofino Market. We will still have measures in place such as hand sanitization stations, one way traffic flow and ample space for physical distancing to minimize the risk of communicable disease but we also look forward to opening up the Market to greater capacity and eased restrictions. We continue to encourage everyone to stay home if they feel unwell, to wash their hands frequently and to respect each other and where they are at on this wild pandemic journey. Masked faces and naked Smiles ALL Welcome!

See you Saturday!

Opening Day, May 22nd!

Posted: May 19th, 2021

The Tofino Public Market is excited to announce our Season Opening this coming Saturday, May 22nd. Join our crew of eclectic artisan makers on the Tofino Village Green for an authentic immersion in West Coast arts and culture. The Tofino Market Motto is "Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Gather it!" and you will find handmade jewelry, fine art, clothing, photography, plants, pottery, knits, wood works, up-cycled creations, tasty treats and so much more along the aisles of locally made goods.

Please note that Market operations are modified due to Covid-19 and that we have health and safety protocols in place to keep our communities safe as well as meet the requirements of the latest BC Public Health Order regarding Gatherings & Events. At this time masks will be mandatory and we ask all visitors to abide by the protocols and signage in place.

Together we invite you to come support West Coast arts and culture, shop local and enjoy meeting local makers in person every Saturday until Thanksgiving at the Tofino Market. 10am-2pm on the Tofino Village Green.

See you on Saturday!

New Year, New Market Season

Posted: January 2nd, 2021

Happy New Year Market-Lovers!

Thank you all for your overwhelming support, encouragement, patronage and show of friendly faces during this strange and challenging year. Because of you our 2020 Season was small, but mighty. We are especially grateful for the ongoing support and funding from the District of Tofino Arts & Culture Grant and Tourism Tofino Event Marketing Support. Thank you, Tofino, for your help in sustaining the Tofino Market and all of our local artisan vendors this year!

Looking forward to the 2021 Season we hope to be able to open the Season on Saturday, May 22nd. Of course there are yet many hoops to jump through, and no doubt a few curve balls bound to be thrown our way. But as far as we can tell at this moment we hope to be able to see you all again on the Tofino Village Green this Spring and Summer.

We will not be accepting any new applications for Seasonal Permits with Reserved Sites this year, but we WILL be hosting our Drop-In Program and will give Drop-In Vendors the opportunity, once again, to book some dates ahead of time. For all Vendor inquiries please email info@tofinomarket.com.

Thank you once again for buoying us through a year very hard on the Arts & Culture Sector. We are immensely grateful for your support!

Best Wishes from all of us at the Tofino Public Market