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Check out magnificent stalls on the 1st Saturday of month
I love going to markets, and when the opportunity came up to write about the Lakemba Community Markets I couldn't wait to click on it.
Check out this great market on the 1st Saturday of the month.
Over the years I have been to numerous markets throughout Australia and overseas and every market that I have been to there has always been something that catches my eye. Whether it is something from a second hand stall, a gift for someone, a certain display or activity and who could go past those magnificent food stalls!
The Lakemba Community Markets is held on the1st Saturday of every month at the Jubilee Reserve on the Cnr of Railway Pde and Bellevue Ave at Lakemba from 10am to 4pm and the cost is free to visit.
So what makes the Lakemba Community Markets stand out from the rest?
As with all markets they would not be possible without the support of the local community centre and locals. Every month this close-knit community will get together and have over 30 stalls of beautiful items from every corner of the globe.
There is something for everyone including;
• The latest fashion
Saima & some of the latest fashions. Photo courtesy of event organiser.
Over the years the Canterbury City Community Centres has received small grants to be able to provide a variety of amazing entertainment at each of the community markets and each month they strive to bring you something different.
Established by Canterbury City Community Centre the markets aim to showcase Lakemba's vibrancy and diversity and it provides an opportunity for local people to start a business and earn extra income, the markets also provide a space for the community to come together and showcase Lakemba's cultural diversity.
You should take the time to visit the Lakemba Community Centre. Photo courtesy of event organiser.
The profits from stallholder fees go back to the Community Centre to assist run programs and activities.
The cost to be a stallholder each month is not that high and your fees include table and marquee:
• Second Hand - $25 • General Market Stall $30 • Hot Food Stall $50
So if you are from the local community and you would be interested in becoming a store holder and displaying your goods, you should contact the the centre on 9750 9344 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canterbury City Community Centre not only runs these magnificent markets each month. It also organises a number of other programs and services that will assist residents in the area. They are as follows:
• Canterbury Men's ShedCentre Based Day Care - 4cs Friendship Group
• Community Bike Shed
• English Classes
• Garden Care (Easy Care Gardening & Lawn Mowing)
• Information and Referral
• Justice Of The Peace
• Lakemba Community Garden
• Lakemba Community Market
• Lakemba Women's Health Clinic
• Lakemba Ladies Lounge
• Shed Mates
• Short Courses
• STARS Volunteer Recruitment and Training Service
• Support and Welfare Services
• Women's Business
• Women's Information Seminars
So whether you are a local or a visitor to the area and you are looking for something to do on the 1st Saturday of every month, you should take the time to go to the Lakemba Community Market. You are sure to see something that will take your interest and you will be also supporting a great community.