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Farmers’ Market Metro

St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce

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Farmers’ Market Metro June 29, 2013 — Inside this Issue: Welcome — Page 2 Reminders — Page 3 Canady Day Feature — Page 4 Alberta Flood Relief — Page 5 Advertising — Page 6

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HAPPY SUNNY SATURDAY!

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Good Morning and Welcome to the last Farmers’ Market of June. We can’t believe this month is over already!

Do you have any comments or concerns?

We hope that everyone is enjoying their long weekend and we wish you all a very Happy Canada Day.

Direct them to our comment box at the Chamber Booth in Stall #89C!

Please visit the Chamber Booth in Stall #89C to take care of your owing amounts.

Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend! Debbie and James

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Farmers’ Farmers’ Market Market MetroMetro PARKING

STALL LAYOUT

For any new vendors, or those that aren’t aware, A minor but important detail is to ensure that booths are there are some stalls that do not have parking. flush with the curb. This guarantees that you take advanWe recommend that you park in the lot behind the tage of the MAXIMUM 10-foot distance from the curb. Hemingway Centre (formerly old RCMP Station), north- Please note, that everything must be inside your tent at all west of the market or in the St. Albert Curling Club times. For example, no signs or product can be outside of Parking Lot. There are a large number of stalls re- your tent. served just for us. Many of the vendors who have been here in previous years If you have parking with your booth, please do not may remember that the weather is unpredictable. We are forget to bring lattice or a similar material to place subject to not only rain, but also wind. We have learned under your tires. This helps protect the beautiful St. Althat in extreme winds, tents can turn into kites! bert grass, and it saves us all money as the City of St. Albert must be reimbursed for any damages. Please bring some sort of weight to hold your tent down in There is NO VENDOR P A R K I N G the event of extreme winds. allowed in the big city parking lot. If winds do become severe enough that you feel safety is a This area is reserved for shoppers concern, please put as much of your product in bins as and will be monitored closely. possible, keeping just what is needed to continue selling on the tables. Dropping your tent may be the best option.

VENDING HOURS Shopping for the public begins only at 10:00AM when the horn signals the open of the market. Please do not sell anything to the general public before this time. From 9:30-10:00AM vendors can do their shopping, though they must be wearing their purple vendor’s button in order to make a purchase during this time. Please do not sell anything to customers not wearing a vendor button prior to 10:00AM.

CANCELLATIONS The market is every Saturday, rain or shine, and we would like everyone to show up every week to make the market complete. However, we understand that there are some dire emergencies where a cancellation must be made. As stated in the contract, there are no refunds for missed days, and we require a notice of at least 48 hours in writing so that we can find someone to fill your stall and keep it warm in your absence.

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STALL NUMBERS Remember to stop by the Chamber booth before market start to get this year’s vendor buttons and stall numbers. Numbers must be displayed prominently in your booth at all times. On the back of every number is an emergency zone number. This is extremely important because in the case of an emergency you must tell the emergency services which zone you are located in. They have different entries into the market depending on the zone.

St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce

The St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce Farmers’ Market is classified by Alberta Health Services as a “Food Establishment.”

The Market is a NON-SMOKING environment at all times. NO ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED. Your pet will have to be removed from the Market area. Failure to comply will be deemed in contravention of the “Trespass to Premise Act,” and may result in a $230.00 fine.

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Farmers’ Farmers’ Market Market Metro Metro—Feature

Happy Canada Day!

In celebration of Canada Day this Monday, we present a few fun facts about our wonderful nation: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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Canadians consume more Macaroni and Cheese than any other nation in the world. Who doesn‘t love Kraft Dinner? While everyone knows our official national sports are ice hockey and lacrosse, did you know that Canadian, James Naismith, invented basketball to give his physical education students in Springfield, Massachusetts, an indoor team sport to play during the long winters? Now if only those Toronto Raptors could make the playoffs! Despite being the 2nd largest country in the world behind Russia, Canada is the 9th most sparsely population nation in the world with a population density of 8.6 people per square mile. Yet, rush hour is still a nightmare every day... Canada holds the record for the most gold medals ever won at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. Thanks Sid for the Golden Goal! Our Royal Canadian Mint has produced coins for more than 60 other countries including Cuba, Yemen, Columbia and Iceland! Too bad we couldn't save the penny! If you visit Dawson City, Yukon, you can join the ―Sour Toe Cocktail Club‖ — all you have to do is finish a drink (of anything!) with a real human toe in the bottom. The club‘s motto says, ―You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow — but the lips have gotta touch the toe.‖ Ever wonder where the name ‗Canada‘ came from? It comes from a misunderstanding between Jacques Cartier and some Iroquois youth who were pointing out a village (for which they used the word ―Kanata‖). They were actually trying to identify the small area which is present day Quebec City, but Cartier used the similar-sounding word ―Canada‖ to refer to the whole area. Oops! The coldest temperature ever recorded in North America occurred in Snag, Yukon in 1947, a bone-chilling –63 degrees Celsius. Better pack your parka!

Happy Canada Day from the St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce! After the North American Beer Festival, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer. The President of Corona, sits down and says, 'Hey Senor, I would like the world's best beer, a Corona.' The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him. The President of Budweiser says, 'I'd like the best beer in the world, give me 'The King Of Beers', a Budweiser.' The bartender gives him one. The President of Coors says, 'I'd like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors.' He gets it. The President of Molson Canadian sits down and says, 'Give me a Coke.' The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered. The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask, 'Why aren't you drinking a Molson's?' The Molson Canadian president replies, 'Well, I figured if you guys aren't drinking beer, neither would I.'

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Farmers’ Farmers’ Market Market MetroMetro ALBERTA FLOOD RELIEF The Canadian Red Cross has already accumulated $5.4 million in donations for its flood response. But the millions of dollars donated will only put a dent in the preliminary $3 billion to $5 billion damage estimate pegged by a Bank of Montreal analyst. The provincial government announced Monday the first $1 billion injection of disaster relief, which will come from the province‘s contingency account. Premier Alison Redford said the province faces 5-10 years of rebuilding to recover from the floods. Donations to the Canadian Red Cross can be made on their website, www.redcross.ca, or by calling 1-800-418-1111. For mobile users, donating to flood relief is as easy as sending a text message. Telus users can text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate $5 to the Red Cross. Rogers or Fido subscribers can donate the same amount to the Red Cross by texting ABHELP to 4664. Also, donations can be made to the Salvation Army Flood Relief effort by calling 1-800-725-2769, texting 20222 to donate $10 to provide flood aid, or by visiting their website, www.salvationarmy.ca Those who cannot donate monetarily can also volunteer through Samaritan’s Purse by calling 1-866-628-656.

EVENTS Canada Day Festivities

June 29

Yellow Ribbon Day July 27

StARTS Festival September 2729

Rock N August August 2-6

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION Emergency (Fire/RCMP/Ambulance) RCMP (Non-Emergency) Bylaw Enforcement Sturgeon Community Hospital Chamber Office Debbie Grant (Events Manager) James Lo (Farmers’ Market Assistant) Lynda Moffat (President & CEO) St. Albert Place Security Guard

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911 (780) 458-7700 (780) 458-4300 (780) 418-8200 (780) 458-2833 (780) 977-1272 (780) 719-3196 (780) 984-1966 (780) 459-1577

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Farmers’ Farmers’ Market Market MetroMetro

St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce

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June 29, 2013