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Vancouver’s first Italian Night Market kicks off today – August 15 at the Italian Cultural Centre

Italian Night Market at Il Centro Italian Cultural CentreIl Centro Italian Cultural Centre is proud to present Il Mercato, the city’s first Farmer and Italian Night Market starting Friday, August 15 at 3:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Centre is located at 3075 Slocan Street at Grandview Highway in East Vancouver.

The mercato will run every third Friday of the month until November 21, 2014.

This market is the first of its kind in Vancouver bringing together the tastes of Italy with the produce grown from local farms. The community is invited to come shop for a vibrant assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade products from local artisans and delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef.

Stay for live Italian music featuring the classic mandolin and accordion, and children’s activities provided by Il Centro’s Italian school teachers.

The Italian Cultural Centre is conveniently located close to the Renfrew Skytrain station and the Central Valley Greenway bike path. It’s worth a stop on your way home from work to get a taste of Italy!

SPECIAL OFFER

The first 50 shoppers to the mercato on Friday, August 15 will receive a coupon for a 10% discout on Italian language classes offered at Il Centro.

 

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August 2014 issue of the RCC News is here

The new issue is full of the many wonderful people, events and programs happening in our neighbourhood!

August 2014 RCCNewsGet your August 2014 issue of the RCC News at your local coffee shop, grocery store, library and community centre.

Or click on the cover image to view the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Expert canning tips for summer fruit
  • Squished skunk? Call 3-1-1
  • Tips to find work from the Vancouver Northeast WorkBC Centre
  • Italian Cultural Centre hosts Il Mercato, Vancouver’s first Farmer and Italian Night Market
  • Curbside Fresh Market comes to Collingwood
  • Summer movie nights in the park
  • Get ready for the annual Renfrew Ravine Harvest Moon Festival – lantern workshops
  • New on the CNH Rooftop Garden: Family drop-in gardening program

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca.

The deadline for the September 2014 issue is August 10. From 300 to 400 words, with high resolution photos in a jpg at least 1 MB file size.