City Market Outdoor Season Kicks Off
The early morning saw snow, wind and rain, but nothing can stop the City Market Downtown crew from setting up and creating the most vibrant and varied farmers’ market in all of Edmonton.
The May Long Weekend Opening Day is a day we all look forward to here at the City Market Downtown. Applications start coming into the office in January and from there it’s a bee hive of activity for our Administrative Manager, Chris Wallis. Throw in some operations planning and you’ve got the talents of Site Managers Robin Rewega and Andrea Bye. Add logistics, materials and security and you’ll find Crew Chief Richard Klinger ready to serve. The full compliment of staff includes Ashton Ganon, Coffey Murphy, Laurie Young, and Michael Soucie. And never was there a better crew at the City Market Downtown!
Sadly though, the one bright and shining face missing from our crew was Kevin Fox. Kevin went missing last October, and countless search parties were organized to locate him. Although we will never know exactly what happened to Kevin, the family did receive some closure last Thursday. With a heavy heart, Dieter Kuhlmann, vendor at the City Market Downtown and Board Chair of the EDFMA, dedicated the 2012 season of the farmers’ market to the memory of Kevin Fox. At 10:00 a.m., the bell tolled three times to pay tribute the gray haired fixture of downtown Edmonton who will be missed and remembered by thousands.
The season was opened by CISN FM Morning Show co-host, Jack Greenly. An Edmonton native, Jack’s journeys have taken her to Hong Kong and Milan, but home will always be Edmonton. She adds a breath of fresh air to the antics of Sean Burke and Chris Sheetz, and helps us begin our day with a smile. Thanks Jack, for starting off what looks to be one of the best seasons ever at the City Market Downtown.
We hope you made it down this weekend. If not, we have 20 more weeks on 104th Street and we’ll be there to welcome you. There are so many wonderful moments to share as we captured the first day at the City Market Downtown that there are too many to post on this blog. Please visit the City Market’s Facebook page and also take a look at the images captured by Scott Lilwall from CBC.