Spring Merchant QR Code Tour – Plus Three New Community Events Scheduled for April 2022

Charlotte at the “Mainsheet Venue” which will host 10 vendors for the Lion’s Head Ladies Shopping Night.
Submitted by Joanne Rodgers, Bruce Peninsula Press

There is exciting news as four new community events are added to the local social calendar for April 2022.

Back by popular demand is the Merchant QR Code Tour which starts on Monday, April 11 and continues through the week to Saturday, April 16. Additionally, there will be two events held on the evening of Thursday, April 14; a Fish Dinner at Bear Tracks Restaurant and a Ladies Shopping Night in Lion’s Head, with a first annual Pop-up Shop. On Saturday, April 16, there will be a Family Scavenger Hunt in the Lion’s Head Village.

Charlotte Chinn of LookLocally.ca and Rural Brand.guru says due to the overwhelming interest from customers after last November’s Black Friday event, she was encouraged to organize a Spring Merchant Tour. While planning the Spring Merchant Tour, she received other requests for partnered events. Chinn says it snowballed from there and she decided to combine the four events into a week of Spring fun in April of 2022. 

Spring Merchant QR Code Tour Starting on April 11

Chinn, in collaboration with local merchants, will host the Spring Merchant QR Code Tour starting on Monday April 11 at 10 a.m. The tour will continue through the week till Saturday, April 16, to give participants an extended opportunity to collect ballots.

This event aims to get people out and to explore the selections available locally while at the same time offering the opportunity to win great prizes by using the QR code ballots.

The event follows the same formula as the hugely popular Black Friday Merchant Tour of 2021.

No purchase is necessary; each participating Merchant will post a QR code at their store. The shopper can either scan the QR code using their phone, type in a URL website link, or get a paper passport to take along to all the stores they visit.

Over 26 Vendors to Participate

Chinn says there will be a fantastic collection of prizes as vendors who are not even participating in the Merchant Tour have offered to donate. Chinn hopes to have about 10 prize packages made up of contributions from over 30 vendors. 

To see a list of participating vendors for the Spring QR Code Tour Merchant, please check the website: LookLocally.ca/spring

Lion’s Head Ladies Shopping Night and Pop-up Shop April 14 

Many of the Lion’s Head Merchants will stay open past 6 p.m. on the Thursday night to participate in the Lion’s Head Ladies Shopping Night.

The former Grieg’s Fabric Store at 66 Main Street will be used for a pop-up shop, the “Mainsheet Venue” which will host 10 local vendors. Offerings will include clothes, wetsuits, jewelry, greeting cards, handcrafted teas, candles, homemade granola, spa products, gardening supplies, home decor, yoga supplies, essential oils, and more. There will also be a craft sale table with donations accepted for the Bruce Peninsula Family Centre. 

Allison Chisholm of Miss Galaxy Lion’s Head will oversee the shop and is co-sponsor along with LookLocally.ca. 

Whitefish Dinner Daycare Fundraiser on April 14, 2022

On Thursday, April 14, Bear Tracks Restaurant in Ferndale will host a Whitefish Dinner Fundraiser for the Bruce Peninsula Family Centre with two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 each and are available at Bear Tracks Restaurant or the Bruce Peninsula Family Centre. Only 40 tickets are available for each seating and the organizers hope for a strong demand, so purchase your tickets early.

The co-sponsors for this event are Bear Tracks Restaurant, Lion’s Head Community Bottle Fund, the Bruce Peninsula Family Centre and LookLocally.ca.

Kids Scavenger Hunt on April 16 in Lion’s Head

There will be a Kids Scavenger Hunt on Saturday April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families can obtain a Scavenger Hunt clue card at either Aunt Donkeys or the Lion’s Head Fire Hall. There is an event participation prize of a hot dog and a goodie bag.

The event is sponsored in part by Aunt Donkeys, Lion’s Head Fire Department, Barbara Dirckx and Nathan Monk of Grey Bruce Realty, Mary Robbins of The Booth at the Lion’s Head Arena and LookLocally.ca

Chinn is excited for a good turnout and looks forward to seeing the community out and about at the April events.

If you have any queries, please contact Charlotte@RuralBrand.guru