Slava Doval’s Dance Fusion dancers.

Marvellous MarketFest

Nelsonites beat the heat by making some of its own at the first MarketFest of the season last night.



The vibe at MarketFest soared as high as the temperatures last night. It was the launch of the first of three  West Kootenay Eco-Society’s Friday night festivals on Baker St.

Slava Doval’s Dance Fusion group and the Moving Mosaic Samba band opened the evening with impressive performances by more 130 dancers.

A social event, Baker Street was packed as visitors explored a multitude of vendors booths full of quality creatively hand-made wares.

Kootenay Co-op had treats to share as they celebrated their 40th year as a co-op. Roller derby girls, the Nelson Killjoys, were out to invite everyone to their final tonight against the Dam City Rollers at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

As the sunset, the Moving Mosaic Samba band and a large dancing bull drew in the crowd. Tasty treats of all sorts filled the air with savoury aromas and juice bars refreshed the thirsty crowd, as live music continued to entertain.

The West Kootenay Eco-Society will hold two more MarketFests on July 24 and August 21. For more information, visit ecosociety.ca.

Dancer Oksana Maslechko performs with Slava Doval’s Dance Fusion group. Tamara Hynd photos