Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:33

Important Dates and Event Information for November and December

Dear Members,

As we approach the holiday season, we wish to share with you a couple of events we're planning.

1. Window Wanderland - Dec 1 to Dec 18

As in previous years, all businesses are invited to dress up their store window and register with the BIA as a competing store window. There will be a popular vote from the general public as well as a judges' vote for best windows. The top 3 General Public vote winners will each win 1 month poster advertisement in the TTC bus shelter at Mount Pleasant and Davisville. Register Here

2. Christmas Fair - Dec 3, 10am-4pm

In addition to having live reindeer, strolling acapella bands and family photos with Santa, we're trying a scavenger hunt this year which is designed to better promote individual businesses of ALL types and get visitors to actively seek out and discover something interesting about businesses they may otherwise overlook. Questions for the scavenger hunt will be determined by myself, but you're welcome to submit something specific to your business for consideration prior to Nov 28.

Things you can do for this event:

  1. In order to promote some visual consistency for the day, all shop owners and staff are encouraged to wear red for the day
  2. Offer promotional materials or coupons you would like handed out to scavenger hunt participants. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. Offer something as a prize to go towards winners of the scavenger hunt. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  4. Register a task for the scavenger hunt. In addition to simple questions as described, there will also be a task component where participants have to complete a task to earn points. For example, "Sample a holiday cookie at Thobor's" or "Find the hidden elf in our store". Tasks may not involve purchases. Register here before November 28.
  5. We have a blanket sidewalk sale permit, so you're welcome to put merchandise out front of your store. No food unfortunately. Let us know in advance and we can promote your activity online and via social media.

Important Dates and Deadlines

November 14 - Annual General Meeting @ The Briton House, 2nd Floor Auditorium. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November 23 - Deadline to submit promotional merchandise for scavenger hunt gift bags. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November 28 - Deadline to submit your planned task activity for the scavenger hunt. Register Here.

December 1 - Start of Window Wanderland. Register Here.

December 3 - Scavenger Hunt and street event.

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Cyndy Calder - 1955-2017

It is with great sadness that we share with the community the passing of Cyndy Calder, owner of "The Bead Goes On". Cyndy passed away peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.

She was a vibrant personality and a vital part of our community. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues, friends & customers in the Mount Pleasant Village. Our hearts go out to her family. 

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 18th from 2-4pm at Cedarbrae Golf and Country Club at 55 Mac Frost Way in Scarborough. Condolences, photos and memories may be offered at www.aftercare.org

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