QB market might expand

Downtown business association has more members than ever

  • Apr. 9, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association is looking to expand its successful Thursday night summer market.

“We’d like to see our summer market grow and become more established,” said QBDBA president Lilo Kallai of Fresh N Fabulous Flowers and Gifts.

“There was a lot of success with it last year.”

Kallai said she’s hopeful the market can take over the entire length of Second Avenue this year instead of just the first two blocks. She was speaking a few days after the QBDBA’s annual general meeting. There are now 65 members of the QBDBA.

“It’s the biggest it’s ever been,” said Kallai, who also said it was good to see the town’s liaison, Coun. Anne Skipsey, at the meeting.

“It was really nice to see her at the AGM and have her involved in that way.”

The Thursday night market isn’t the only success story of the QBDBA. The Sidewalk Sale in August, the Moonlight Madness event in November and The Halloween Trick or Treat event were also a hit last year with residents, visitors and member businesses.

“We’re looking at expanding all the things we are doing,” said Kallai.

“(The Halloween Trick or Treat) is becoming more and more popular — last year was only its second year and everyone was running out of candy.”

For more information about the association, visit www.qualicumbeachdowntown.ca.

— NEWS Staff

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