The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is proud to present the Women’s Summer Fair & Flea Market, returning to the neighbourhood for its third year from June to September.
The summer fair will provide safe income opportunities for women in the Downtown Eastside (DTES), and host more than 25 vendors and artisans from within the community. Each Saturday throughout the duration of the market, there will be lively entertainment from local performers, an area for children to play, information booths about the different resources available in the community, and a wide variety of goods and services for purchase.
June 23 is a tentative date for our celebration of Indigenous culture at the fair, featuring entertainment such as dancers and drumming. Vendors may be selling traditional foods and hand-made items like salves, oils, and teas made from traditional materials.
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre operates a low-barrier drop-in centre and emergency shelter that provide safe women-only space, hot meals, basic needs and support services to up to 500 women and children daily. By connecting women of the Downtown Eastside to a continuum of care, DEWC works towards their empowerment and long term positive change on personal, collective, and societal levels.