Sunday, September 20, 2015

Etsy Made in Canada - Manitoba Market September 26, 2015

Manitoba Celebrates Etsy: Made in Canada 
Saturday, September 26
Cross-country pop-up marketplace 
in Winnipeg and 32 other cities nationwide

Winnipeg, MB – On Saturday, September 26, Etsy: Made in Canada returns with 33 Canadian cities hosting a one-day marketplace celebrating the Etsy community. In Winnipeg, be sure to visit the Neeginan Centre at 181 Higgins Ave. from 10am-4pm to shop your favourite local Etsy sellers.

Manitoba’s Etsy Team is excited to be participating again, with 70+ local Etsy sellers ready to showcase the area’s handmade wares and vintage goods. Vendors come from all across Manitoba, and also a few of our neighbours from North Western Ontario.

Visitors to the marketplace in Winnipeg have the chance to shop favourites like baby moccasins from Ulla + Vigo, and jewellery for men and women by Aelios Design at the Neeginan Centre (181 Higgins Ave.), from 10am-4pm. Each market, from Salt Spring Island to Whitehorse to St. John’s, is powered by an Etsy Team, a self-organized group of like-minded sellers. Etsy Teams and their Team Captains ensure each event reflects the city’s individual style and culture, in addition to providing support to members and newcomers looking to start an Etsy shop. Through sharing advice, experiences and resources, Etsy teams help spark inspiration and encourage collaboration among its community.

Etsy fans unable to visit a nearby Made in Canada marketplace can shop participating vendors from across the country on and year-round on

“Etsy: Made in Canada is our biggest event of the year, taking our online experience offline, to connect sellers, communities and buyers in person,” said Erin Green, Managing Director, Etsy Canada. “With Winnipeg and 32 other cities participating across the country this year, we couldn’t be prouder of Canada’s commitment to shopping local and supporting its maker communities.”

“We’re confident this year’s Etsy: Made in Canada will be even better than last year’s resounding success,” said the Etsy Markets MB Team, host of Winnipeg's marketplace. “Our team is thrilled to once again be hosting a marketplace, demonstrating what a passionate group of artisans we have across Manitoba, so make sure you come by to see us in action!”

Made in Canada is just one of Etsy’s recent offline markets and experiences, having participated in Pride Toronto,Calgary Stampede and Way Home Music & Arts Festival this year alone, allowing sellers to engage in their community and meet customers face-to-face. Throughout the year, Etsy helps local Etsy Teams and Captains organize the event by offering a two-day “boot camp” training session in Toronto for all team captains; supplying a PR tool kit on how to locally promote the event, providing tips on how to secure a venue and attract local sellers, all in addition to ongoing marketing and public relations support.

This year’s second annual Etsy: Made in Canada event is sure to demonstrate the vibrant communities to be found in every pocket across the country.

For more information about Manitoba's Etsy: Made in Canada market visit: 

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