Tumbleweed Toys in Kamloops will be among hundreds of retailers across North America celebrating Neighbourhood Toy Store Day this Saturday.
Spearheaded by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), the annual event 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.
“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 ASTRA president Kimberly Mosley.
“These retailers are how the toy industry began and where customers can create special memories with their families.”
Tumbleweed Toys, which is located at Columbia Street and Summit Drive, adjacent to Sahali Mall, will be featuring professional face-painting, crafts for children and a gift with a purchase. In addition, a store-wide discount will be offered in exchange for a donation to the Kamloops Food Bank.
Tumbleweed Toys was the recipient of the Retailer 1-10 Staff Award in the 2018 Kamloops Chamber of Commerce TD Business Excellence Awards.