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199th DTES Street Market at Pigeon Park in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) on Sun Mar 30, 2014

199th DTES Street Market and 13th Street Market of 2014

Roland Clarke, Coordinator of the DTES Street Market says:

It was a mostly rainy day. It seems we haven’t seen the last of it this season.

Strangely, uniformed police were down to a minimum today. Almost no incidents that I remember. Some people did say that they thought they saw undercover officers, but who knows…

We did have one of the drinkers collapse due to a seizure. I called 911 at 10:35 and they arrived in about 10 minutes. He was taken away and seemed fine.

When he collapsed, he hit his head on a metal cover on the ground and had a big bleeding head wound. We needed to get a towel and clean it up, then we went and got some bleach to clean the ground.

We also had a visitor to the market, one of our founders – Ping Chan. He used to be on the board of the DNC and then was not allowed to be on the ballot during the November 2011 AGM. He participated in the market quite a bit during the early days, and seems to be coming back to give us support.

He donated $70 toward the baking of a cake once per month. Perhaps we will get the DNC women’s committee, or the Aboriginal sub-committee to organize the baking of the cake and make it into a project.

We put up our full contingent of tents, and collected almost a record amount of tent and table money. The maximum number of tents that fit into one tent cart is 21. This means that we need to get a second tent cart soon.

 

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