Toy store joins in celebration

Timeless Toys in Broadmead Village is celebrating Neighbourhood Toy Store Day on Saturday

Timeless Toys employees Jini Brandon and Glenn Kolb in Broadmead Village showcase Canadian trivia and holiday puzzles by Saanich-based Outset Media. Timeless Toys is celebrating Neighbourhood Toy Store Day on Nov. 14.

Saturday is the sixth national Neighbourhood Toy Store Day and Timeless Toys in Broadmead Village is throwing a party for kids of all ages.

These days, those in the know ‘shop local’ when stocking the kitchen pantry, says Timeless Toys owner Neil Rogers. But support for local resources doesn’t have to end at the refrigerator door.

“Local stores also make holiday toy shopping easier, by offering a personalized approach and additional customer service that contrasts with the sometimes frazzling experience of shopping large retailers.”

On Saturday, Timeless Toys will join locally owned stores across the country to celebrate Neighbourhood Toy Store Day, an annual celebration in which independent toy shops kick off the holiday season with special events to introduce consumers to the benefits of shopping local.

Both of the Timeless Toys locations, at Broadmead Village and the original on Oak Bay Avenue, are hosting magic shows, face painting, giveaways, contests, cupcakes, popcorn and more throughout the day.

Timeless Toys and Canadian game and puzzle company Outset Media started about the same time, said former Timeless Toys owner Glenn Kolb, who now works at both stores as a manager.

Outset Media is based out of a distribution warehouse in Saanich’s Commerce Circle and produces nearly all of its products in Canada and the U.S.A.

“Even the things Outset has manufactured in China, they are trying to locate here,” Kolb said. “It’s been great following their growth and growing with them.”

 

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

 

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