The late fall weather we have been experiencing dictated that it was finally time to remove our tent. We had ideal weather for removing the tent: cool temperature, and very little wind. A huge thank you to Boyd Reader, David Chatman, Don Watton, Mike Drodge, and Jonathan Peach. These gentlemen donated their time and hard work to help us with the removal and storage of the tent.
Thank you kindly for all of your help!
Message from Keith Pardy regarding the closing of this year's market:
"We have moved into the volatile winds of late fall, and as we are on the edge of winter, the weather has reflected this notion.
The strong winds on Sunday night resulted in some damage to the tent. In looking at the wind forecast for this coming Saturday, it is forecasting winds of up to 65 kph. Our number 1 priority is the safety of our vendors, customers, and partners, so for this reason we have decided to take the tent down and store it for the winter.
We know that this early closing will disappoint many of our vendors and customers as we have strong bookings right up to the end of season, but we must act on the side of caution as personal safety is paramount to our cause.
As you are all aware, we are in the final planning stages for replacing the tent in year 2 with a permanent wood frame structure. We feel confident that we can execute this enhanced infrastructure plan for 2018 so that we can have continuous operations for next year's season.
We will be holding a series of vendor and partner meetings over the winter to get your valuable input into our operational plan. We hope you know that we have really appreciated your support during the 1st year of operation and look forward to a great and fruitful future for the years ahead.
May calm wind favor our winter holiday season."
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the FMIC