Pigeon Park Street Market in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) on Sunday Oct 13 2013

Sunny breezy weather during Sunday Street Market had vendors and peer workers of the DTES Street Market Society enjoying a fun Thanksgiving  in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Roland Clarke, Coordinator says:

The first sunny day in weeks came to the DTES on Sunday.
We had very little police presence, and very few incidents. The market was packed with near record number of vendors and customers, and we had a film crew with AHA Media doing a promo piece for us.

One of our patron funders from the City of Vancouver – George Walker – came down to the market twice and had some very kind and supportive words for us.

The holiday spirit was in the air, lots of Halloween costumes and fun items were present. Lots of people were talking about upcoming Thanksgiving feasts.

We got a huge donation of hockey equipment that we could not sell, but come look for it next week.

It is on days like this that I have renewed faith in the DTES and its residents. Rain or shine, the market will continue. If we get a brief respite from the rain, a huge crowd returns to the square and fills this area with life.

We have 52 markets per year. This dwarfs any other festival in the city. In fact, I like to think of the DTES Street Market as the Iron Man of Vancouver Festivals. Always there, every Sunday, with virtually no funding and no support, the Market will soldier on. It embodies the spirit of the DTES – that against any hardship, any weather, any attacks, we will persevere.

Come down and buy a coffee or a pop any given Sunday, and support your neighbourhood at its finest.

22 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

15 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

29 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

48 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

54 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

57 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

58 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

60 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

64 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

78 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

98 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

101 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

104 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

110 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

113 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

118 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

124 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

128 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

142 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

149 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

154 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

174 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

187 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

201 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

200 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

203 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

217 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

222 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

233 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

223 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

210 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market - Suct 13 2013 in Vancouver DTES

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