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APPLICATIONS OPEN for Momentum’s Open House Market

Self-Employment Graduates and Be Local members are invited to apply to Momentum’s annual Open House Market on Wednesday, September 20th, 4-7pm!

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Tue Jul 18, 2023 by Momentum Staff

Are you a Self-Employment Graduate or Be Local member? You are invited to apply to Momentum’s annual Open House Market on Wednesday, September 20th, 4-7pm. There is no cost to be a vendor!

On September 20th, Momentum will be hosting over 200 people for our Annual Open House event! The Marketplace is the main hub and major highlight of this celebration. It showcases participant-run businesses from Momentum’s self-employment programs and the Be Local network. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your products and services while making new connections in the community (you may also earn a few dollars!)


Wednesday, September 20th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Vendor Load-in between 12:00pm and 3:00pm

Momentum: 525 28th St SE, Calgary

There is no cost to apply


  • You completed one of Momentum’s Self-Employment Programs or you’re a Be Local member
  • You have a registered business and are actively selling your products or services
  • Food vendors have Alberta food handler’s certification

What to expect at Momentum’s Grand Opening:

  • Over 200 guests
  • Family friendly event that brings together Momentum’s community: current and past participants, current and past staff, community partners, elected officials, donors, and neighbours!
  • A market with approx. 35 vendors
  • Activities throughout the building and outdoors
  • Momentum will be providing $5 vouchers for guests to spend in the marketplace. At the end of the event Momentum will reimburse vendors for all vouchers used. Instructions on accepting the vouchers will be provided.

Momentum provides:

  • A table (20” x 60”) and two chairs
  • Access to electricity upon request
  • Tablecloth (unless you prefer to use your own)

Vendors are responsible for the following

  • Bringing your own marketing material (signage, etc.) and designing your table to make a great impression.
  • *There is no wall space available for signage
  • A Point of Sale (POS) system
  • A float for cash payments (we recommend $50-100 in small bills and change)
  • An extension cord (if required)

Food Vendor Information

  • Food vendors: please bring your food handler’s certification.
  • If you are cooking food to sell fresh, your table will be located outside under a tent for ventilation.
  • You must bring your own cooking surface (grill or otherwise), utensils, dishes and cleaning products.
  • If you have a table you prefer to use, please bring it with you.
  • Please inform us if you do not have your own tent in advance and we will arrange a 10x10 tent for you.


Questions? Email us

"Momentum’s Open House reminded me that there’s a big and diverse community of people supporting me and my business. I felt proud to be part of it, to share my product with hundreds of people, and to make new friends!" - Ezequiel Alberti, owner of Odd Sausage and Momentum graduate

"Participating in the Momentum Market was a great benefit to my business. I met new clients who are specifically there to support Momentum businesses. I networked with other business owners and made connections with so many people. Each time I showcase my business, more people have heard of it and will remember the name. Also, I just love supporting other Momentum graduates and catching up with people I have met there, staff and graduates." - Natalie Gomersall, owner Lavish Canvas and Momentum graduate