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

 

 

Just Posted

Saanich jam stand at the centre of controversy prepares to close

Staff review of roadside stand legislation too late for Little

$11 million overdraw for McKenzie Interchange construction

The project has been delayed multiple times and is now estimating a budget of $96 million

Alzheimer Society calls for helpline volunteers in Greater Victoria

Charity is in ‘urgent need’ as calls on the rise

Pipeline protestors plan march as Trudeau gives Trans Mountain the go-ahead,

20 kilometre march to protest the pipeline starts in Victoria, ends on Saanich Peninsula

Union Club of B.C. votes in its first female president

16-year member Grace Van den Brink previously served as vice president

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

POLL: Do you support the government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion?

The federal government announced Tuesday its approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of June 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

VIDEO: Firefighters stop blaze from spreading after BMW crashes at Saratoga Speedway

Victoria-based businessmen were ‘corner training’ on Father’s Day when incident took place

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

Ginger Goodwin’s Cumberland cemetery grave desecrated

Just days before the Miners Memorial weekend, Ginger Goodwin’s grave has been… Continue reading

Most Read