Calgary's first Black-owned market running this Saturday

Jul 16 2020, 12:40 pm

Calgary’s about to get its very first Black-owned market.

This Saturday will see a market featuring over a dozen vendors set up at the corner of 14th Avenue and 9th Street SW, and will include DJs, food, and entertainment throughout the evening.

According to Instagram account @bomyyc, the market will run from 4 to 10 pm on Saturday, July 18.

“Supporting Black Owned Businesses helps decrease the racial wealth gap by providing Black Business Owners with funds that they are less likely to get from banks, investors, etc,” a post on the page states.
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“And also because Black people in our community make and provide some of the bombest products and services!”

 

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Physical distancing measures will be in place ensuring that all vendors are set up at least two metres away from each other, and there will be a 50-person limit for the amount of attendees in the lot at any given time.

All guests are required to wear a mask to attend the market and stay at least two metres away from others.

 

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Some of the announced vendors include @ashabiwears, who will be selling locally-made face masks, skincare line @makeupbyannerh, soaps by Karibu Handcrafted Soaps, and many more.

The market is free for all to attend.

 

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