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Downtown St Thomas Shop Hop

Downtown St Thomas Shop Hop

Friday April 7th, 2017 6pm – 9pm & Saturday April 8th, 2017 9am – 6pm

Hop along TalbotDDB Shop HopStreet in Downtown St Thomas on April 7th and 8th for your chance to win great door prizes and Downtown Dollars. 11 participating Downtown businesses will be open – stop in, solve the clue, find their hidden treasure – and fill in a ballot for your chance to win the door prize and one of our three grand prizes of $100 Downtown Dollar packages.

Bring your friends, bring your family and have fun in Downtown St Thomas. #stthomasshophop @stthomasDDB

The Railway City Arts Crawl

The Railway City Arts Crawl

Railway City Arts Crawlis a FREE winter event celebrating local arts and culture. Set in various venues throughout St. Thomas Ontario, participants are given a passport to guide them to the sites and help them explore. Explore at your own leisure during the set times of 6-9pm Feb 24th and 11am-5pm February 25th.

Don’t be shy! Artists in each venue will be creating on site and are happy to answer questions and engage with you.

#ArtsCrawl2017

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Organization of the Week: Railway City Tourism

In 2013, the city decided it was time to increase tourism services that would be available year-round. This sparked the creation of Railway City Tourism, St. Thomas’s own service organization dedicated solely to providing information, creating and marketing local events, and working with tour groups to engage visitors and keeping people informed of opportunities in the community.
The organization was built from the ground up, lead by the efforts of tourism coordinator Megan Pickersgill. Pickersgill is a St. Thomas native with a museum and economic devel-opment background who returned home from working in Nova Scotia to take on this position. Pickersgill describes the service as “your portal to discover what to see and do in St. Thom-as”. This includes the goings on of our downtown businesses. If you have a special event, sale, or promotion of some sort coming up, Railway City Tourism is happy to assist with marketing that occasion free of charge. Everyone is welcome to contact, be it in person at their office or next time you see their tent out in the city, by calling, emailing, or on one of their many social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter).

Sherry Chambers

Business of the Week – Sherrys Fashions

Sherry ChambersSherry Chambers has participated in a rather diverse background of occupations. From a fourteen-year period of driving tractor trailers, owning a business at the Flying M Truck Stop, to opening her own restaurant on Talbot Street for a time, it has all led to owning and operating Sherry’s Gifts located at 567 Talbot St for the past eleven years. The business opportunity has allowed Chambers to combine her love of talking to people with a strong interest in women’s fashion and accessories. “My goal has always been to run a shop that I could afford to buy from”, she adds while also staying true to her mission statement to provide shopping for the unique woman.

Sherry’s Gifts offers clothing from Fashions by Red Coral and introducing Kim and Co. Fashions that range from sizes S through XXXL. Hats, purses, Jaqueline Kent jewelry, scarves, and gift items are also on display inside. For further information, you can check out her Facebook Page, titled “Sherry’s Fashions and Accessories”, or visit the store in person Monday through Friday between 10:00am and 5:30pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm when she’d be happy to assist you. Once you’re engaged in conversation with her, you’ll be quick to see her zest for the downtown also shine through.