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More than 80 craft, clothing and food vendors at this Port Coquitlam spring market

A market at Terry Fox Secondary School on Saturday, Feb. 25 is an opportunity to stock up on birthday and baby shower gifts, personal essentials and specialty foods made by local artisans.
Low Entropy staff: Verania, Thrift & Fund store manager, Vanessa Wideski, executive director, Noemi Victorino, director of fund development Ness Gale, assistant executive director.

A new spring market is bringing together a host of local artisans under one roof in Port Coquitlam.

More than 80 vendors will be selling their wares at the Tri-Cities Community Market on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Terry Fox Secondary School (1260 Riverwood Gate).

The market is in support of the Low Entropy Foundation, a charity that offers free programs to youth, seniors and at-risk families in the Tri-Cities.

According to executive director Vandessa Wideski, the market is a community effort to bring people together to support local business and non profits.

"It's about providing local businesses, non profits and aspiring entrepreneurs with an opportunity to showcase their goods and services while bringing the community together to shop locally and connect with businesses and nonprofits that provide valuable services in the Tri-Cities," she said in a statement.

The list of vendors is long and includes:

  • arts and crafts
  • handmade goods
  • bath, body, make-up and self-care products
  • clothing and accessories
  • food and pastries 
  • home decor
  • books and toys
  • pet accessories

Among the vendors includes the popular local business Coquitlam Cannery, as well as Ritual and Rose Aromatica, Willow and Sage and Artsy Candle.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring an item for the Low Entropy food bank.

Low Entropy recently opened a thrift store at 310-2540 Shaughnessy St. in downtown Port Coquitlam — in front of Leigh Square. Donations to the thrift store can be dropped off at the PoCo office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Low Entropy has been operating in the Tri-Cities since 2015.