Kamloops’ own Tumbleweed Toys will be one of hundreds of
retailers across North America celebrating Neighbourhood Toy Store Day on November 10, 2018.
Spearheaded by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), the annual observance asks shoppers to remember the neighbourhood toy stores in their communities as they kick off the holiday shopping season. Scheduled ahead of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the day offers shoppers discounts, special events and hands-on experiences with children’s toys. The annual celebration is perhaps more noteworthy than ever before, given the increased focus on the value of neighborhood toy stores as many big box stores face bankruptcies.
“ASTRA initiated Neighbourhood Toy Store Day nine years ago to celebrate community, showcase the value of shopping local, and celebrate the joy of play,” said Kimberly Mosley, president of ASTRA.
“These retailers are how the toy industry began and where customers can create special memories with their
families. In neighborhood toy stores, shoppers can find a high quality, carefully curated selection of the best toys and games along with an exceptional and personal customer shopping experience. ”
Residents of Kamloops and the surrounding area can join in the event at Tumbleweed Toys at their location adjacent to Sahali Mall. The store will be offering professional face painting, crafts for children and a gift with your purchase. In addition, they will be offering a store-wide discount in exchange for a donation to the Food Bank. For or more information, customers and media can contact the store directly at 250-372-3500.
“Tumbleweed Toys is proud to be a member of the Kamloops community. We have had our store here for over seven years and have put together family-friendly activities and product discounts we think residents will enjoy for Neighborhood Toy Store Day,” says Vanessa Gammel, Owner of Tumbleweed Toys. “We look forward to celebrating our local business and helping everyone find the perfect gift for the children in their lives. Hope to see you there!”
Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!