Uptown market brings town to vibrant life

Qualicum Beach throws off the reputation of being a quiet, sleepy town



There was a time in Qualicum Beach when a case could very well be made that there’s nothing to do once the clock strikes five. However, that’s certainly no longer the case on Thursdays, as the Downtown Business Association presents its weekly uptown summer market on Second Avenue.

In an opening speech, organizer Donna Cortis thanked the town of Qualicum Beach for helping fund the Downtown Business Association to put on events like this one.

“We are also grateful to Peter Doukaksis, CEO and Moira Houk, chair of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. Who have helped and supported our efforts to continue to make our downtown vibrant and a place where people want to shop.”

The market runs from July 5 to August 30.