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Westcoast Impressions was formed in 1995 by Laurie and Bill (Mac)  McDermid. The company's focus has always been on supporting the arts, entrepreneurs, and small local business. Westcoast Impressions is a private event planning business. 

During the past 27 years, Westcoast Impressions has owned and operated the First and Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows, from 2003 to 2005. They also operated Westcoast Impressions Gallery in Sidney in the early 2000's.   

From 2005 through 2012, Laurie organized and operated, the Sidney Street Market on Beacon Avenue  for a local community organization. 


From 2013 to 2019, Westcoast Impressions, operated the Sidney Street Market on Beacon Avenue. 

Most recently, and during Covid,  Laurie and her son, Darren,  operated and organized the Westcoast Outdoor Markets at the Mary Winspear Centre.     It was a  very workable and successful location. 

Westcoast Impressions works with teams of talented people to organize events and markets. With over 26 years of experience, WCI has a keen understanding of the intricate, and unique elements associated with creating events and market management.

Laurie McDermid and Darren Westwood

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