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Press Releases Sponsors Vancouver Island’s First Mini Maker Faire July 28 – 29

Maker Faire comes to Vancouver Island this weekend where local ‘Makers’ and DIY’ers will show off their creativity and innovations

Victoria, BC – July 26, 2012

Maker Faire’s have become a worldwide phenomenon, with events scheduled in Europe, Asia and North America, including the World Maker Faire this Sept in NYC. This will be the first Maker Faire on Vancouver Island. Local Makers and Do-it-Yourselfers will be given the chance to demonstrate their creativity and innovations to a Vancouver Island audience of Maker communities (crafters, inventors, engineers, hobbyists and the like).

A ‘Maker’ can be any person or group who invents, designs, creates, and/or builds objects or information systems with the goal of learning, teaching, inspiring, or improving the state of the world. is encouraging these ‘Makers’ and DIY’ers to use this site to find materials, objects, clothing, furniture etc. that they might be able to turn into something special with their skills and creativity. There is a free section on every site where Makers can find items for their projects without spending a dime.

“We felt this was a perfect fit for us since offers ‘Makers’ endless possibilities through our local online classifieds,” said Erin Richards, Marketing Director of “Whether working on a craft, furniture or a home improvement idea, there’s a good chance ‘Makers’ will find what they’re looking for one of our sites.”

The team will be participating in their own creative project for the Faire; restoring and painting a furniture set they found on

Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine and O’Reilly Media. Vancouver Island Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from O’Reilly Media, Inc.

For more information on the Vancouver Island Mini Maker Faire, visit

Established in 2003, is Canada’s biggest Canadian-owned online classified network. There are local city sites in the UsedEverywhere network across the country, including UsedVictoria, UsedOttawa, UsedWinnipeg, UsedRegina, UsedCalgary and more.

To find your local city site check out:

Media Contacts:
Erin Richards/
250.381.3633 ext. 3291

Scott Ledingham/PRMediaNow

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