The new season has arrived and the Parksville and District Historical Society will be celebrating the official opening of both the museum and farmers market on Friday (tomorrow, May 22).
MLA Michelle Stilwell, Mayor Marc Lefebvre and a number of city councillors will be on hand at 5 p.m. on the grounds of the museum at the corner of the Island Highway and Northwest Bay Road for the opening ceremonies.
There are 19 vendors signed up for the market’s entire season and an additional nine vendors for the opening market on Friday. The market will be open every Friday from 5-8 p.m. until Oct. 9.
Market organizers asked that everyone who comes to the market throughout the season pay close attention to the parking restrictions. With the exception of vehicles displaying ‘Handicap Stickers’, parking or waiting will not be permitted in the lot beside the museum on Friday afternoons until 5:30 p.m. and all day on Sundays during July and August when the museum hosts an Artisans Market.
Museum officials say parking is available on the recently-levelled and gravelled area beside Heritage Mall. — NEWS Staff