PHOTOS: Quesnel’s West Village Night Market embraced by community

Joely Paul (left) and Adrianna Alec dress up wonderfully for the West Village Night Market. Ronan O’Doherty photos
Stella Quarry captivates the Baker Creek park crowd with her sweet voice and gentle ukulele playing.
Dayyan Robbie and his daughter Qorrah show off their pearly whites on Thursday night (Aug. 8).
Gina Tellez flips some delicious bannock.
Coun. Martin Runge mans the cotton candy stand.
Tammy Parker shows off her beautiful animal-filled barn murals.
Monika Robert wears traditional Alpine garb while selling baked goods and French tortiere.
Joe Borsato and Mary Forbes with Waste Wise were on hand to discuss conservation, waste management and recycling.

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.”

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