Thursday, September 17th, 2020
7:00 pm ADT
PLEASE NOTE: The staff at the Marigold Cultural Centre and us folks behind Local Love Truro have decided to postpone Local Love LIVE 2020. Let’s get together and celebrate all things local when it’s safe to do so.
Until then, take care of yourselves and continue to support local however you can.
Let’s show ‘a little local love’ to Truro!
#LocalLoveTruro | Saturday, May 2nd
All day long. All over town.
Support local. Pass it on…
Let’s celebrate the end of winter!
Let’s shop at local shops and eat at local restaurants!
Let’s get out and give our town a boost!
More details to come.
Truro’s shops, restaurants and services have been doing everything they can to practice social distancing. Many of them have made heartbreaking decisions to close their doors or reduce their hours in order to keep their customers, staff, friends and family safe. This financial hit will be very hard for many of them to get through. Let’s show them some love and gratitude for all they do for us on a daily basis!
We understand much of the public is experiencing financial hardship as well, however IF you are able, we want to thank you for supporting local by giving you FREE Downtown Dollars (redeemable at over 100 downtown businesses and never expire!) Here’s how it works:
– Starting March 19th until April 1st, purchases of $20 or greater, made in Truro at a small business (50 employees or less) will be eligible to be redeemed for Free Downtown Dollars!
All you have to do is send us a copy of your receipt with the date included!
– Make a purchase $20 or greater and we will match 25% of your original purchase in Downtown Dollars, up to a maximum of $25 (For example, make a purchase of $100, receive $25 FREE Downtown Dollars). If you make multiple purchases, great! Spread the love to multiple businesses and each purchase will be eligible. We will mail or deliver your FREE Downtown Dollars to you!
– Check with your favourite business and see how they are accommodating and practicing social distancing, many have websites where you can make purchases online, are providing delivery, can package for takeout, etc. Message them on social media and they will let you know!
So grab a gift certificate to use later, pay for a hair appointment in advance, order take-out from your favourite restaurant, and support the small businesses in Truro – the people who make our town tick!
For entry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Send us a photo of your receipt (must include the business name, date of purchase and purchase total). Purchases will be eligible until April 1st, 2020 at 9pm. Photos must be submitted by April 1st in order to be redeemed.
*We are giving away a fixed amount of Downtown Dollars, once we run out, the giveaway will end. Please submit your purchases as soon as possible to ensure they are eligible for redemption.
Follow the event on Facebook Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2760323017336825/
We love YOU for loving local, and we want to show how much we appreciate you for shopping local with a fun, local shopping day! Shops and restaurants all over Downtown Truro will be offering TAX FREE or other amazing specials on February 1, 2020 in their shops.
(*some exclusions may apply)
PLUS, for every purchase made in participating businesses on February 1, 2020, your name will be entered to win an incredible gift basket full of gift cards and items from businesses all over Downtown Truro. The basket is valued over $400 and the more places you shop, the more chances you have to WIN!!!!
On February 1, 2020 grab your friends and family and hit your local shops and continue to spread that local love like you always do! We truly love you for loving local!!!!
The gift basket winner will be announced February 4, 2020 and the prize must be picked up at My Home Mercantile, Truro.
The prizes do not have cash value. With every purchase made at participating businesses, your name can be entered to win!
Follow the event page on Facebook for updates.
For the month of February, businesses, shops & services within Downtown Truro will be spreading the love.
Feb 1 (Saturday) – Love you for Loving Local retail event.
Feb 1 until Feb 29 – Salty Dog Brewing Company is supporting the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre. Buy a pint of “Has Heart Ale” at Nook + Cranny, Sauced & Bellyup and $2.00 goes to the CSAC and you get to keep the glass!
Buy a can of this limited ale at the Salty Dog retail store and $2.00 will also be donated.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/129606791532910/
Feb.11 (Tuesday) – Soup Fest.
The United Way is having their annual Soup Fest at the Truro Farmers’ Market from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Get your ticket in advance from the United Way because this is a marquee event!
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/219339679061941/
Feb. 14 (Friday): Hugs for Hospice.
Shop in Downtown Truro on Friday, February 14 and get a sweet treat from participating shops, services & businesses.
Feb. 16-22: Burger Week
Enjoy a burger at various participating locations in Truro.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/108072183943081/
Feb. 17 (Monday): Lecture for Black History Month – No.2 Black Battalion. 11:00 am at the Colchester Historeum (FREE)
Come and listen to lawyer Douglas Ruck tell the story of the No.2 Construction Battalion (also known as the Black Battalion): a piece of Canadian history which, for many years, went untold.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/colchester-historeum/the-no2-construction-battalion-with-douglas-ruck/792530731160862/
Feb. 22 (Saturday): Coldest Night of the Year Walk.
Sign up to walk and raise money for the Truro Homeless Outreach Society.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/trurohomeless.ca/
Follow the event page on Facebook to keep up with all the specials, events and activities happening as part of this campaign.