The Royal City Farmers Market Board of Directors is very pleased to announce Valérie Tessier Lee as our new operations manager. Valérie has served as our assistant market manager since April and will be taking on the role effective September 1.
As a new resident of New West, and a new mother, Valerie has developed a greater desire for community. Be it between residents, mothers or fellow foodies and art lovers, she was easily able to find her village here, in our little area of the Fraser. Originally from Montreal she has made multiple pit stops before ending up in BC. A locavore, Valerie aims for a more compassionate, kind and simple life.
Royal City Farmers Market has been very fortunate to have experienced a number of enthusiastic and passionate market managers since we began just over nine years ago. Our most recent market manager, Melissa, has done an exemplary job in helping Royal City Farmers Market evolve, and has been a major catalyst for professionalizing our organization. She has helped to introduce a number of behind the scenes systems and processes that make our organization stronger and more efficient and has been an enthusiastic community builder. Melissa has bid adieu to the market and is moving on to exciting, new challenges and while we are sad to see her go, we wish her all the best.
We are very excited to have Valérie step up into this role, and we encourage you to say hello at your next market visit!