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Vancouver Makers are congregating for the second ever Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this weekend, June 23rd-24th at the PNE Forum (That’s Vancouver, British Columbia – in Canada). The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire was founded by members of our local hackerspace, Vancouver Hack Space, with the help of eatART and Vancouver Community Lab.

Hosting a mini has been an amazing way for local maker groups to converge and cross-pollinate ideas. In our inaugural year, we had around 80 makers, and close to 3,000 attendees. This year we have over 100 makers, and a much larger venue to accommodate more attendees throughout the weekend. There will be bands, a young makers section, an eco village, and more. If you’re around, come check it out!

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is a graphic designer, illustrator, and crafter based in Vancouver. She is an avid textile artist and community organizer with a focus on facilitating collaborative and creative workspaces, teaching workshops, and organizing crafty and creative events. She enjoys foraging for unlikely materials, increasing bicycle safety and visibility, and becoming more self-sufficient while lowering her carbon footprint. Follow her on her blog at bluemollusc.com or Twitter @emilysmith2000.


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