West Quesnel was bright with activity on Thursday night (Aug. 8) as Baker Creek Park played host to the ninth annual West Village Night Market.
Over 30 registered vendors sold their wares, while musical artists entertained visitors of all ages.
The consensus was attendance was down, but the crowd was lively. Many enjoyed the pleasant evening by taking advantage of the delicious grub on offer and patronizing the local artisans who had booths set up.
Attendees were treated to traditional First Nations dancing, and many enjoyed the ukulele stylings of the young and talented Stella Quarry.
Gina Tellez was making colossal pieces of giant bannock for anyone who had a hankering, Coun. Martin Runge was manning the cotton candy stand, and Monika Robert was selling delicious European-style baked goods while dressed in traditional Alpine garb.
“For me, it’s about creating that sense of community where people just come and enjoy it,” says Coun. Laurey-Anne Roodenberg, who helped organize the event. “You come over the Baker Creek Park and check out the vendors, you listen to great entertainment, you grab a bite to eat and you just take part.”