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Civilized To Bring Scalable, Cannabis-Centric Event Product To New Markets

New event team will launch cannabis-themed night market, Moonlight Bazaar, across Canada and U.S.

Los Angeles, CA and Saint John, N.B. (October 29, 2018) – Cannabis culture’s premier media and lifestyle brand, Civilized Worldwide Inc. (“Civilized”) has hired a team of talented event specialists to bring the Moonlight Bazaar – a unique night market concept that combines an eclectic mix of music, food and vendors all under the glow of a suspended, inflatable moon – to life across Canada and the U.S. as an age-gated, cannabis-sponsored event.

“The cannabis industry is looking for unique, fun, and most importantly, compliant ways to connect with consumers,” said Derek Riedle, Publisher of Civilized. “The Moonlight Bazaar is a turnkey event that offers a way to get in front of the right audience. It’s magnetic from start to finish. We can’t wait to bring this special event to more communities and open up new lines of communication for the cannabis industry.”

The Moonlight Bazaar night market concept was first developed by Jody Kliffer, Lauchlan Ough, Brian Irving and Derek Riedle in 2016 to infuse energy into Uptown Saint John and gather the community together. With a larger-than-life moon casting a glow in every direction, every August event-goers are treated to fortune tellers, energy healers and tarot card readers, live music, beer gardens and authentic, culturally diverse food. Local bars and restaurants also join in, allowing customers to bring food and drinks out into the streets for a truly festival-like atmosphere. Civilized has been the Presenting Sponsor since the Bazaar’s inception.

Kliffer and Ough have been hired by Civilized as Moonlight Bazaar Event and Experience Leads. “Working with Civilized for the last two years has been a great partnership from the start and we’re excited to join the Civilized family,” said Kliffer, Moonlight Bazaar Event and Experiences Lead. “To be able to scale this event far beyond where we started is tremendous. We can’t wait to see the giant moon light up cities from coast-to-coast, and we look forward to working with Civilized to make that happen.”

The Civilized Moonlight Bazaar will tour in small-to-medium-sized communities in every Canadian province and select cities in the U.S. beginning in 2019.


About Civilized Worldwide Inc.:
Founded in 2015, with offices in New Brunswick and California, Civilized is a premium media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle, but don’t define themselves by it. Reaching more than 3 million unique monthly visitors North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly. Other verticals include Civilized Studios, a video network available to 100+ million viewers that fills the void of broadcast quality video and original series in the cannabis space, and Civilized Events, exclusive branded experiences for both the cannabis industry and consumers – from intimate dinner parties to large-scale events like the first-ever World Cannabis Congress. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Pamela McKay
Senior Director of Communications

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