Calgary is about to open its first black-owned market.
This Saturday there will be a market with over a dozen vendors on the corner of 14th Avenue and 9th Street SW, with DJs, food and entertainment throughout the evening.
According to the Instagram account @bomyyc, the market will run on Saturday, July 18, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“Supporting black-owned businesses helps narrow the racial wealth gap by providing black business owners with funds they are less likely to get from banks, investors, etc.,” read a post on the site.
“And also because the blacks in our community make and sell some of the most bombed-out products and services!”
Physical distancing measures ensure that all providers are set up at least two meters away from each other. The number of participants in the lot is limited to 50 people at any given time.
All guests must wear a mask to enter the market and be at least two meters away from others.
Some of the announced vendors are @ashabiwears, who will sell locally made face masks, @makeupbyannerh skin care line, soaps from Karibu Handcrafted Soaps, and many more.
The market is free for everyone.