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