The Channon Craft Market Management Committee and Manager are actively managing how the current CO-VID 19 pandemic will affect our market, retailers and staff and taking advice from relevant government sources.
The Management Committee made the decision in March to cancel our April Market with immediate effect and future markets will resume when we are advised it is safe to do so, at this moment given the current information, this means that all future markets will be cancelled until we receive update advice from the NSW Government.
The Channon Craft Market Management Committee support the decision that the NSW Government has enforced regarding mass gatherings for non-essential services and action. It saddens us all, we cannot continue to trade, but under the current circumstances surrounding the health and safety of our retailers, staff and community we agree this is the best thing for all of us. The cancellation of The Channon market directly impacts over 240 small businesses, our staff members and our community groups. The flow on from this will affect many more people in so many ways.
We are devastated that the impact to the market’s viability alongside the floods and fires will mean that hard decisions will have to be made regarding the service we provide. We are more than ‘the markets’ we are a hub for our community, our small business creating economic growth and offering employment opportunities for so many. We acknowledge the impact on other events, markets and fairs that this strong decision to ban all gatherings of more than 500 will have on their financial affairs, our thoughts are with them also.
The Management Committee will continue to meet and make decisions based on the safety and health of our community at large. A subcommittee will meet to discuss other options that
will support our retailers and community groups.
We wish you all well and hope that the virus is slowed by individuals taking control and acting for the best interest of our communities. Stay safe and remember we are all in this together.
The Channon Craft Market Inc
This market we will acknowledge and celebrate a legend in our community Benny Zable who is leaving the area to travel South. Benny has been instrumental in the environment movement making people aware of destructive practises and how folks can partake in harm minimisation to the planet. Our region will lose one of the worlds most enthusiastic protectors, however another community will be blessed by having him move there...come and thank him for his commitment and dedication to our planet.
Fantuzzi’s African-Caribbean roots and phenomenal international travel experiences meld into ecstatic, dramatic, transformational, interactive performances.
Fantuzzi’s music is “Mystic Latin, Reggae, Afro-Funk” – infused with the energies and rhythms of Afro-Caribbean Nyabinghi , Latin Salsa, Merengue, African drums, Devotional Kirtan, giving voice to unique chants, soul-rich songs and electrifying sensual dance.
Fantuzzi has performed on every continent at thousands of events and venues including Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Rio De Janeiro Earth Summit, Los Angeles and Oakland Coliseums as well as at 4 Woodstocks, 7 Khumbh Melas, 39 US Rainbow Gatherings (and many World Gatherings), Cannabis Cups, and a plethora of Festivals throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas.
Meri’s family would like to invite her friends to come together to celebrate her life.
Meri’s service will be held at:
Lismore Memorial Gardens Crematorium
Skyline Road, Goonellabah
Monday 15th September at 11am
Followed by a gathering to celebrate her life at The Channon Hall.
Please bring a plate of food to share
Collin, Libby, Blake, Geni, Adam and Grandkids
We have received the sad news that our long term friend, stallholder and past member of the committee Navhal Pols has passed over. Navhal was a kind and aware individual who lived his life to the fullest. He contributed greatly to the market over the past 2 decades and his presence will be missed. Peace to you Navhal. His kind words follow: (more…)