CNIS’ annual African Market, Saturday June 20

Posted on May 31, 2009


africanArtThis sounds fantastic. I got this via an email for graduates from the SEARCH program from the Alliance for Arts and Culture.

CNIS’ annual African Market, Saturday June 20.

Please join us and help us spread the word!

We usually have vendors and performers. This year we will make it more interactive, so people can participate and learn something. If someone sells African beads or jewelry, I would like them to show people how they are made, etc. We will have face painting stations for kids and wall mural painting for whoever. Ideas welcome!

Participants info:

*INSURANCE AND PERMITS: CNIS will arrange insurance of the venue and have permission from the city to hold the event.

*FOOD VENDORS: Vendors that sell food must have the appropriate Vancouver Coastal Health permit for food at temporary locations.

*COST: The vendors and exhibitors pays $25 for a table. Performers gets a free table.

*LIVE PERFORMANCES: We have been allowed to use the round big lobby here for live performances, so there wont be a noise issue, neither for the performers themselves, nor for the neighbors.

*TIMING: Setup from 9 am. The market open: 12 – 4 pm. (clean up till 6 pm) The yoga studio next door has classes in the morning until 12.30, so performances starts after that.

*FASHION SHOW: We hope to have an African Fashion show, with new trends and local talent. Anyone interested?

*AFRICAN FLAGS: Since we have the big court yard with giant columns, I am also searching to borrow African flags to hang around the space. The more the merrier. Do you have one we can borrow ?

* SPREADING THE WORD: We invite local African businesses, organizations, press, consulates, restaurants, performers and NGOs etc. Please forward the information to your African contacts.

* SPACE: I am attaching a photo of the space. We are hoping for a nice day, but we have a big covered plaza, so rain is no obstacle.

To book a table, perform or for more information,
please call Karethe @ 604-739-4708
or email

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Canadian Network for International Surgery

African Market

WHEN: Saturday June 20

NOON – 4 pm

WHERE: 1985 West Broadway @ Maple

* Activities for the whole family

*Watch your kid’s face become a wild African animal
*Enjoy authentic African art, craft, music, food & fashion

* Take an International Surgical Skills course for non-surgeons

*Learn to make Ethiopian coffee or string African beads

*Try out the Marimba, African drums or African dance

*Test your skills at Zambian wall-mural painting

* Learn to say hello in Swahili


Artisans, performers and NGOs wishing to take part, please contact CNIS. (Table rental $25)

Canadian Network for International Surgery

Suite 105, 1985 W Broadway, Vancouver, V6J 4Y3

Phone: 604-739-4708