CBCM delays May market due to flooding

CONSTANCE BAY – The Constance Bay Community Market (CBCM) is postponing it’s first market of the year originally scheduled for May 25.

“Our hearts go out to all those in our little village of Constance Bay and the other communities in West Carleton who are being affected by the flooding,” CBCM market manager Cindy Pratt said. “We hope you are safe and dry but if not, we hope you are receiving the help and care you need. It is inspiring to see the outpouring of kindness and support from our community and beyond.”

Pratt says St. Gabriel’s Church has been spared from the flooding but there are now ruts in the lawn as the church was turned in to an emergency sandbagging station during the peak of flooding in Constance Bay. Due to safety issues and the fact many in the community are still focused on battling high waters, the CBCM won’t hold it’s first market until June.

The CBCM has adjusted its entire schedule for the season and will run on the second Saturday of every month.

Scheduled markets (special and regular) will run on June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7.

“The market is a great social venue to connect with friends and neighbours, and to find out more about what our great community has to offer,” Pratt said. “Pick up a cup of freshly brewed Barking Barista coffee to enjoy while you’re shopping; visit with representatives of local community groups to learn more about their initiatives, all while enjoying live music provided by our entertainers. Remember to pick up a bag of Barking Barista coffee to take home – this year we can grind it for you.”

The market is still accepting vendors as well.

“You’ll be happy to know that stall and membership fees remain unchanged for the fourth year in a row,” Pratt said. “Save money with our bundle discounts by signing up for multiple markets by June 15.”

If you would like to apply to be a vendor, click here.