There is no doubt that Kimberley and the whole of the Kootenays are full of outdoor people. And many of these people produce quite remarkable outdoor recreation equipment.
If you want to take a look at some of the gear, plan to attend a Maker’s Market at Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Products will range from outdoor clothing and etrikes to energy snacks, ski poles and even more. .
The Kootenay Outdoor Recreation Enterprise, an industry alliance of craft equipment manufacturers and designers in Kootenay, received a grant from Shop Local BC to showcase the equipment.
The Maker’s Market will be a one-day event held in downtown Kimberley, Platzl, and will feature over a dozen Kootenay region makers involved in the snowsports and outdoor industries. air. It will take place between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and admission will be free. Live entertainment, including local band Leather Apron Revival, will create a festive atmosphere throughout the day.
There will also be a media campaign showcasing the people behind “homegrown equipment”.
The overall goal of the event and media campaign is to inspire the local consumer culture to learn more about outdoor gear made here in the Kootenays and to shop locally.
KORE’s mission is to foster growth within the alliance through education, collaboration, and connecting businesses with resources, grants, funding, and capital, and to attract manufacturing and designers of outdoor recreation products in the region to relocate or facilitate the creation of new businesses.
READ: New ‘KORE’ initiative aims to attract outdoor industry to Kimberley
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