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                            All Year Round with

                                      By Emma Carter, Your McMurray Magazine

        LIAM IS BRINGING THE FORT           These weekly markets serve as an incubator for   Health Services guidelines, the Fort McMurray
        MCMURRAY URBAN MARKET               local businesses, allowing them to showcase   Urban Market will be a safe space for people to
                                                                                get out of the house, socialize, and shop.
                                            their wares and connect with the community.
        TO A PERMANENT LOCATION,            The new permanent venue will also offer office   These indoor, year-round Urban Markets
        FOR YEAR-ROUND ENJOYMENT            spaces for small businesses.        bring the best of Fort McMurray: combining
                                              Repurposing this warehouse space to serve   the charm of a small city with the amenities
              IAM has been a trailblazer in Fort   Fort McMurray’s small businesses is a touch-  and activities of a cosmopolitan centre. Many
              McMurray’s development for years,   stone to LIAM’s history. In 1976, Bill de Silva   cities around Canada offer similar experiences.
              constructing new areas for residents   launched LIAM in a warehouse in downtown   From Edmonton’s indoor farmers market, to the
              to enjoy their day-to-day lives. When   Fort McMurray. Since then the company has   St. Lawrence Market in Toronto and of course,
       Lthe flood hit in April 2020, LIAM was   expanded and been an integral part of building   Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver.
        there to support the community, and provide   the city we know today.   Bringing together artisans and craftsmen,
        temporary spaces for downtown businesses   This new level approach to the Fort McMur-  entrepreneurs and business owners, foodies
        to continue operations. Now, they’re mak-  ray Urban Market creates opportunities for   and farmers, the Fort McMurray Urban Market
        ing it easy to shop from local businesses and   home-based business owners, artists, resi-  launches in its new venue the weekend of Janu-
        artisans by bringing the Fort McMurray Urban   dents, social profit organizations, schools – for   ary 16 and 17, 2021. Follow the Fort McMurray
        Market indoors, every week.         everyone. Most importantly, this is going to be   Urban Market on Facebook to stay connected.
          After seven successful seasons of summer-  a great addition to transforming downtown,
        time markets hosted by the RMWB, LIAM took   breathing new life into an area of Fort McMur-  For more information or to be involved in the
        over ownership of the Fort McMurray Urban   ray that has been hit hard.  Fort McMurray Urban Market, contact Bev at
        Market, shifting them from the Jubilee Plaza   This forward-thinking approach shows that   587-646-5313.
        indoors to their new home downtown.  the people of our community understand our
          Currently operating at its temporary location   residents’ need for things to keep us busy
        at the Quality Inn, beginning the weekend of   throughout the seasons – especially this year.
        January 16/17, 2021, Fort McMurray Urban Mar-  With the COVID-19 Pandemic, it has become
        ket will be located at 8124 Fraser Avenue (next   more important than ever to support the
        to Crossfit and the former Townhall Pub), in the   community and local businesses. With proper
        heart of downtown at the River Station District.   measures in place in adherence with Alberta

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