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Invitation to Sponsor VMMF 2016

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Want to get involved with something really cool? Sponsor the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, a festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement!

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We’re entering our sixth year, and the 2016 show is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever! Our production team is hard at work putting together a slew of new activities and exhibits for the fair, and we’re really excited about what’s coming down the pipe. We couldn’t have made it this far without the generous support of our sponsors over the last five years, though -sponsor support is invaluable to our organization!

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The growth planned for the 2016 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire means lots of opportunities for new partnerships with businesses that are looking for creative and exciting ways to get involved with Vancouver’s Maker community. Our event hosts more than 125 artists, artists, tinkerers, performers, inventors, crafters, and other Makers, and in 2015 had an attendance of more than 3500 spectators. VMMF is a great way to strengthen your brand and engage with thousands of creative and open-minded individuals. We’ve got a range of sponsorship levels available, and are happy to tailor something to meet your organization’s needs.

Check out our sponsorship package for more detailed information:

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If your organization would like to participate in this year’s event as a sponsor, we have a number of opportunities available. Please get in touch with us for more information at sponsorship@makerfaire.ca, or skip right to our sponsorship form here. We’d love to hear from you!

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Check out this video about why sponsors value being part of Maker Faire:

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Be Part of the Textile Village at the 2015 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Hey, textile enthusiasts! Don’t miss the deadline to apply to the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire and be part of this year’s Textile Village! You thought the Faire was just for tech-heads and robot enthusiasts? Think again! Whether you’re a spinner or weaver, knitter or crocheter, seamstress or basket weaver, felter or other textile artist, we’ve got a spot for you.

Photo credit Felicity Ronaghan

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Come out and share your passion project -finished or still in progress- with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience! If you have an unusual tool or machine you’d like to show off, we’d love to see that, too. We especially encourage exhibits that feature a hands-on component, so if you have a skill you’d like to share with attendees, please let us know. Continue reading

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Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2014 Photo Roundup

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2014 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire! For those of you who missed it, here’s a little round up of some of what was happening this year. We’re planning the 2015 show already – if you’d like to receive information about volunteering with us or being a Maker next year, sign up for our newsletter.

Photo Credit Steven Smethurst

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Steven Smethurst

Photo Credit Steven Smethurst

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Steven Smethurst

Photo Credit Steven Smethurst

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Steven Smethurst

Photo Credit Steven Smethurst

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Emily Smith

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Matt LeBlanc

Photo Credit Steven Smethurst

Photo Credit Steven Smethurst

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Thanks to all of our performers, speakers, teachers, volunteers, and Makers for putting together an amazing show this year! If you can’t wait until 2015 for more Making, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with what’s going on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hardest Working Makers This Weekend Will Be…

Just one more sleep until the 2014 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire! We’re so excited, and hope you are, too!

There are so many crazy and exciting things to dazzle Faire attendees that sometimes our most hard-working Makers go unappreciated – nearly unnoticed, sometimes, even. Nonetheless, they keep coming back year after year, and the Faire wouldn’t be the same without them. They each add something tangible to the flavour of the Faire, and they work hard all weekend long to make sure the rest of us -attendees and VMMF staff alike- have the most enjoyable weekend possible. You know who I’m talking about, right? Yes – our food vendors!

The 2014 VMMF sees the return of the food trucks who have supported us every year since we started, and some new ones, too!

varinicey-pakorasVarinicey (pronounce it VERY NICE ee) Pakoras is back, of course – the show wouldn’t be the same without them!  Their pakoras are vegan, gluten free, and delicious, making it easy to feed just about anybody.

taser-grilled-cheeseTaser Grilled Cheese is back to serve up the best gourmet grilled cheese in town!

serious-sausageAnother VMMF regular, Serious Sausage will serve up some… well, some serious sausage. 

Ze-BiteZe Bite will be at the show serving up their fantastic sandwiches (served on a baguette or a gluten-free crepe); if you’ve got a sweet tooth, their selection of sweet crepes is also sure to delight!

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Treat yourself to a tasty snack that’s sweet, salty and oh-so healthy! Cup-A-Corn’s got six flavours to choose from, including Wasabi Ginger, Thai, Peanut Satay, Indian, Cinnamon Dessert and Classic (with lemon, salt, and pepper).

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Johnny’s Pops sells handmade artisan popsicles out of an old-school bicycle-mounted cooler.

On-the-grindOn The Grind uses both pedal and solar power to bring you the finest grinds and tastiest treats!

Look for our awesome food vendors in the outdoor area of the Faire, on the west side of the building.

 

 

 

 

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