The Conscious Market, a monthly event at AquaLounge on Isla Carenero, is donating a percentage of the vendor sales at the market on June 15 from 1-6pm to benefit , S.N.I.P. (Spay & Neuter Incentive Program) Bocas’s big annual spay and neuter event that will be happening soon on Isla Colon. Calypso Joe and the Bocas Beats will be playing live and there will be a raffle and silent auction with show-up-worthy prizes donated by local businesses. The Conscious Market has grown quickly in popularity bringing together local micro-entrepreneurs, artists, farmers, therapists and more who are looking to make a positive impact on the local economy. The awareness of social, economic and cultural diversity that the market brings is a fine match for benefiting the health of our four-legged neighbors here and the impact it has on the island as a whole.
S.N.I.P. is a group of volunteers here working to educate and aid the local community in the betterment of their animal’s health through spay/neuter and vet care. S.N.I.P. started as a group of volunteers that worked together on a project ‘fixing’ a group of animals on the island and has grown with the goal of helping further this necessary cause here. The program has already received a great deal of support from the community including generous donations that go directly to surgery, hygiene, post-surgery medications and addressing health issues.
Over 30 generous local businesses have donated raffle prizes and auction items. Just a few of these fine businesses you will see represented in the raffle and auction are: Bocas Brewery, Bocas Dive Center, Buena Vista Restaurant, Cool Crepes, La Buga Dive and Surf, Mama Skully’s, Munchie’s, Panama Dive School, Restaurant Pier 19, Tequila Republic, The View at Oasis.
Go and check out S.N.I.P Bocas on Facebook to donate to the cause and also find out about more events and projects that are being planned for the group.