With Christmas approaching, North Battleford's downtown's business association is planning several holiday-themed events for the season.
Shelley Bernier, executive director of the downtown North Battleford’s Business Improvement District (BID), said the John Paul II (JP II) Christmas Elves are back for the holidays. The elves will be available to help decorate store fronts and assist store owners.
“This was a tremendous success last year and all the youngsters who took part absolutely loved this project,” she said. “We will have around 30 Grade 8 students and teachers from JP II taking part every Tuesday and Thursday morning leading up to Christmas ready to help out with whatever you need done.”
Bernier added the downtown association will give a donation to the John Paul II Collegiate Mission team’s upcoming trip to Africa this year.
Also back from last season, the BID is once again encouraging residents to take a selfie when they shop downtown North Battleford and post it to social media under the hashtag #MydowntownNB for a chance to win a gift card from one of the many businesses participating in the Snap, Share and Win.
“Every Monday we will be making a selection of the best selfie in our downtown,” Bernier said. ”We have so many wonderful backdrops in the downtown to take pictures in front of, especially with the recent renovations to 101 St. We should see some incredible selfies.”
In total there will be five contest winners with the first to be selected Dec. 4.
The annual downtown Christmas Market will also be open on Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. The market is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1132 101 St. with many local vendors on hand with homemade items and food.
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