If your garden long ago wilted under the July sun and you’re wondering where you’re going to get a taste of fresh veggies, wonder no more, the D.O.G Days of Summer and Selkirk’s Port Market are back starting July 24.
Selkirk’s weekly Waterfront market kicks off two weeks earlier this year, on July 24, and features entertainment, food vendors, fresh veggies, canned goods, honey, homemade baking, gluten free perogies, tea, spices, clothing, homemade soaps, local artists, and so much more for sale at the Selkirk Port D.O.G Days Market that runs from 11 am to 2 pm every Wednesday. The final day is Aug. 28.
Event success led to additional weeks
The Selkirk Port D.O.G Days Market is presented by the City of Selkirk and Sunova Credit Union. The Selkirk Record is the media sponsor.
Angie Neeth coordinates the Port Market and will also be selling her Kake Fraülein products, which consist of traditional and German-inspired baking.
Neeth, in her second year of coordinating the Port Market, said there will be 25-30 vendors every week, and they’re all excited to have an additional two weeks at the Waterfront this year.
“In past years the market was held on Wednesdays only during the month of August. However, last year proved to be quite successful, and we are excited that the market starts two weeks earlier this year,” Neeth said.
“Some of the vendors vary from week to week, which provides a great variety to the market, while there are vendors who will be in attendance every week so as not to disappoint those customers who ran out of their favourite jams, honey, veggies or baking. Every week there will be an updated list of the vendors in attendance on social media. We’re ready for a great summer down at Selkirk’s Waterfront.”
A variety of vendors and plenty of fun
The first week of the market is full of a variety of vendors. As well, Sunova will have a large Connect Four game for kids of all ages to play. Canadian Blood Services will also be in attendance to speak with people on the many ways to donate and help make a difference that keeps Canadian’s living.
Vendors interested in a spot at the Port Market can contact Angie Neeth at [email protected]
Cyndi Typliski, Managing Partner with Sunova Credit Union in Selkirk, said they’re thrilled to present the Selkirk Port D.O.G Days Market again this year and besides the appearance of Sunova’s Directors of Greetings (D.O.G), the equally adorable Lily and Bill, they’ve got some new events for your summer enjoyment.
“The Selkirk Port D.O.G Days Market is one of our favourite times of year,” Typliski said.
“We love getting out into the community, seeing everyone shopping and enjoying summer. We’ll be out every Wednesday with some fun and games, and a few D.O.G visits too.”
Ellie Longbottom, Selkirk’s Culture Coordinator, said the city has some terrific local musicians lined up to perform from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm each and every Wednesday.
It’s Longbottom’s first year coordinating the event and she’s raring to go.
“The market has been very successful each year and people are already asking when it starts, so we’re excited to extend it an additional two weeks this year,” Longbottom said.
“We love it when people can get outside in the summer and enjoy time in Selkirk’s beautiful spaces. Bring a lunch or visit a food vendor on site and enjoy the music our city’s fantastic musicians perform. We hope to see everyone there.”
The popular weekly draws will return, just fill out an entry form to win the weekly gift card prize. All entries are kept and on the final week a grand prize draw will be made from all of them.