News / Community / Business / 24th June 2021
Bugaldie...back on the map
The village of Bugaldie didn’t know what hit it on Sunday, 13 June.
Bugaldie residents, Celia and Kim Canham hosted a very popular market day, with more than 1000 people attending.
There were 28 stall holders with everything from locally manufactured port to plants, novelty gifts, winter clothing and everything in between.
Celia said the result far exceeded her vision of what she was expecting.
“It was amazing, it really was,” she said.
“There was really good feedback from everyone involved.
“I think it has lit a bit of a spark in Bugaldie and now we have so many ideas of what we can do in the future.”
So popular was the Sunday event, Kim said “cars were parked for as far as the eyes could see in both directions”.
While the mother and daughter team were over the moon with the turnout, they said they didn’t want to overplay their hand when it came to future events.
“We’ve got a lot of ideas to mull over,” Celia said.
“At this stage we’re thinking about making it a seasonal event - so a few times a year -and maybe include a night market.”
The pair said they got the idea to hold an event after attending a Peter Kenyon workshop recently about bettering your community.
“We really took on board the things he was saying about bringing communities back together,” Celia said.
“And that’s what we were able to do. There was a real sense of community on Sunday.
“We’re still on a high from seeing our vision come to life.”
A grand exhibition of vintage cars, tractors and vehicles were provided by the Coonabarabran Car Club, Baradine Rusty Club and Dave Canham, while kids and adults alike enjoyed the display by the Yearinan Rural Fire Service.