The Market opens for the season this Saturday, June 27
Jun 24, 2015
For immediate release
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Market will celebrate the start of the season at 233 Elgin St., next to the CP/VIA Rail station, this Saturday, June 27.
Residents are invited to join staff and vendors at 10 a.m. for refreshments, balloons and live entertainment. The Market will be open, rain or shine, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 25. Temporary layout changes, such as new vendor parking areas and tent re-locations, have been made to improve the visitor experience this season.
“I wish this year’s vendors a successful season at The Market in downtown Sudbury and encourage all citizens to check out what it has to offer,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “With fresh local produce, free live entertainment and arts and crafts, the Market is the perfect weekend destination for all of your needs.”
Vendors will feature a variety of products, including fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, smoked meats, baked goods, and handcrafted and unique products. Local performers and community groups will add to the festive atmosphere of The Market with free entertainment and activities every Saturday and Sunday. Colourful canopies cover most of the site to provide protection from the weather.
The Sudbury Guitar Trio (SGT), one of Canada’s leading chamber ensembles, will take the stage on Opening Day. Audiences and critics worldwide have acclaimed their energetic and playful stage presence. The SGT will perform new works, traditional classical music, and fun arrangements of popular music, including rock, Latin and country.
Free lemonade will be available, courtesy of Verve Community Arts. Verve is located downtown and offers arts education and a unique venue for events. Fruit for All, an Eat Local Sudbury program, will be promoting their project, where Sudbury residents with surplus fruit from trees in their yard can connect with residents who can use it. Volunteers pick the fruit and it is shared between community food programs, volunteers and fruit owners.
The Market offers fresh air, fresh food, free parking, bike racks, and a bus stop steps away.
For more information on The Market, or to apply to be a vendor or entertainer, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/market.
Decisions about The Market programming and operations are made collaboratively by City Council, staff and the Greater Sudbury Downtown New Market Working Group. The mandate of the Greater Sudbury New Downtown Market Working Group is: to provide advice and recommendations to Council and staff through the Community Services Committee on matters related to the operation and management of the City of Greater Sudbury’s public market, in accordance with article 48 of By-law 2011-235, the City’s Council Procedure By-law.