On September 19, 2020, from 1 pm to 5 pm, AHC’s Business Supports and IMPACT programs hosted an in-person market to celebrate local vendors from Edmonton. The event was attended by more than 300 people including 35 small business vendors, media, the AHC team, volunteers, and Edmonton Center Member of Parliament, James Cumming. Guests were able to take a mini “world tour” and shop from a variety of local goods including arts and crafts, cultural clothing, beauty products, jewelry, cuisine, pet accessories, community services and much more!

Guest speakers for the afternoon included AHC’s Executive Director, Aftab Khan, MP for Edmonton Centre, James Cumming and Settlement & Integration Manager, Suzana Dumo, and included a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally introduce the I.M.P.A.C.T project.

Local dance group, Folklorical Ballet Mexico, gave a colourful and entertaining Mexican ballet performance for guests. Diversity Magazine was present to cover the event.

Overall, the event was well-attended and a great display of the diverse array of new and existing local businesses. A special thanks to all the vendors, special guests, participants, performers and volunteers who helped make this event a great success!

Images from the event can be found below!

List of vendors who participated in this event:

Arts and Crafts:

            Yazmin Escobar, Solekankolor

            Tania Brito, Mexican Soul Crafts and Gifts

            Natalia Capacho, Morena Mia

            Jamelle Davis, JD Art

            Jonas Cameron, Urban Expression Customs

            Maria Rodrigues, The Creative Artisan


            Ashe Adekunle, House of Ashe

            Teddine Stanford, Vagikini Magic


            Vanessa Benavides, Vane Image Studio

            Amparo Gonzalez, Edmonton Hispanic Women’s Support Group

            Jiken Madhu, Rollout Technologies

            Cailenys Salazar, DryPod


          Maria Teresa Jimenez, El Closet De Tere

          Farhan Ali, Dusandi and Sons Trading

          Alèthe Kaboré , KYN Apparel

          Valentine Maposa, Perfect Pair Swimwear

          Nicola, Klassickoutique Fashion

          Jenny Serrato Ardila, Pawies Boutique 

Natalia Capacho, Morena Mía

Sara Awatta, Oonsie Boutique


            Dosi-rock, Korean Street Food

            Martha Vasquez, Tico Cheese

            Aimee Mpilidi, Wenze Market and Grill

            Maria Ramirez, Maguita Antojitos Colombianos

            Dongo Kouakou, Dongo Corporation

Yuchang Li, Byothers, Inc.

Doci* Rock, Korean Food

Sheeba Indian Street Food


            Yamileth Gonzalez, Mexican Crafts

            Shiva Prajapati, Himalayan Jewelry and Handicrafts

            Joelle Kacou, Jean Wenceslas Jewels

            Sara Awatta, Onsie Boutique

            Donna Robillard

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