2017 Market Season Information about Applications and Changes

April 11th, 2017 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized

The 2017 Market Season is fast approaching us.  We have requested an earlier start date from the City of Waterloo, ( approximately May 18) who believed as much as we do that some extra weeks will be beneficial to all of us who attend as vendors, as well as our community members to be able to come out and enjoy our market just a little longer in the season.  We welcome your comments and or suggestions regarding this start date).

The market for many of us is an exciting time.  There are always new things to see, taste, and try.  Having a market is an important staple in every community.  It not only brings the community together, it displays some of the local talents our community has available.  Last season was a rough one indeed, and while we fought to stay on top, it was difficult.  With the looming LRT construction now almost complete in the area, this season should be met with more promise.  While there will be periodic construction, the city does not believe it should impact us at the market too much.

Many vendors last season were missed by those who were regular visitors to their stalls.  We hope that we will see our previous vendors return.   The market is undergoing some new changes.  These changes are to build up our market in the best possible ways.  We have teamed up with the City of Waterloo, and are excited to be in collaboration.  Having the City of Waterloo collaborate with us, will assist us as a small business to blossom in the community. The current board is working on some positive changes for the market.  We know that these changes will take time, to implement, and hope that any transitioning will not be difficult for our vendors.  We believe in order for our market to grow change is what we must seek.  While many things will remain the same, slight changes will be made to better the future of our market.

 

On the Board:

Anita D’Hondt  – Chair/Onsite and Vending Coordinator

Nathan Klassen – Co- Chair

Mandy Tempest –  Assistant Vending Coordinator, member at large

Sylvia Hook – Secretary

Brenda Hodge has sadly stepped down this season as Treasurer, at current this position will not be open, although at a later date will open for a qualified applicant.

We would like to thank Brenda for all of her hard work, and dedication to the market and the board as treasurer.  We hope that Brenda will continue with the market as a vendor, for many more seasons to come.

The Market is still looking for board members to assist in running the market if you are interested in a position on the board, please forward an email to uptownmarketwaterloo@gmail.com.

Please include the following;

  • Name and contact information
  • Best time to reach you
  • How you would like to assist (i.e. what position open you would like to assist with)
  • How much time you have to assist the market each week/month
  • What qualifications you may have that may be an asset to the market
  • References

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in joining our market board.  Please note that some positions will be open to the public, so please do not hesitate to contact the market about interest in joining the board.

The market is also looking for volunteers!

Volunteers will assist with set-up and take down of our market each market day.  Volunteers may also be asked to complete simple tasks associated with the market from time to time.  Market vendors, who wish to volunteer to assist with set up and take down are welcome.

This is a great way for high school, or other students to obtain the necessary community service hours required by their academic institution.  Hours will be signed for on a weekly basis.

We hope to meet with a great season, and see all of our vendors out there this season.  Together we will make our community grow, and shine.

APPLICATIONS

The 2017 applications will be posted on the website by Tuesday, April 14, 2017.  For those wishing to apply sooner please email the market @ uptownmarketwaterloo@gmail.com and a copy will be emailed to you.

There are some changes coming to the policies, procedures, and by-laws.  All vendors will be emailed a new and updated copy of these in the next few weeks.

We thank you all once again for all of your hard work, determination, and dedication to the market.  In addition, we would like to thank you for your patience during these changes, we are working as diligently as possible to meet with all necessities for the market.

Cheers!

Please follow the links below to get to the application for 2017

 

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