For the last two Thursday nights I have enjoyed a lovely summer venue with live music at the Uptown Market on 2nd Avenue in Qualicum Beach.
The revitalization of this market was to showcase the talent and spirit of Qualicum Beach. It is free to all vendors to participate with thanks to local business people, the town and volunteers.
I sampled and bought unique food and giftware each Thursday night, got to know the story of each specialty item from the maker and also visited with other friends, locals and tourists that happened to be at this venue. The camaraderie and congeniality of the vendors made the evening sunny though the weather was challenging earlier in the day.
Later in the evening, at home watching the news around the world, it made me really appreciate our wonderful and safe community and gratitude to be part of Qualicum Beach.
And I look forward to the remaining Uptown Thursday Night Markets this July and August.