Stores mark national toy day

Independently owned toy stores across the country are celebrating Neighbourhood Toy Store Day Saturday (Nov. 12).

With the Christmas season quickly approaching, independently owned toy stores across the country are celebrating Neighbourhood Toy Store Day Saturday (Nov. 12).

Nanaimo’s Kool and Child, at 102-2517 Bowen Rd., is taking part in the national event from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., offering a store-wide scavenger hunt, the great Perplexus Challenge, a chance to win tickets to see Norman Foote at the Port Theatre Nov. 17 and  a West Coast Winter Family Fun gift basket.

Partial proceeds from every sale go to the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation.

The foundation makes sure students have the best chance to succeed in school and in life, Carolyn Kool, owner of Kool and Child, said in a press release.

“Neighbourhood Toy Store Day is an opportunity to get to know your local toy store, have fun with your kids, experience the expertise and quality offered by the owners and staff of toy stores, get some cool gift ideas for this holiday season, and feel great about supporting your community with every purchase,” she said.

For more information, please go to or call Christle Lowe at 250-585-1778.

Just Posted

Man involved in beating and tasering over a drug debt to be sentenced in Nanaimo

Colin Damen Gary Lamontagne pleaded guilty to charges, including aggravated assault

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP to host series of community meetings

First meeting is scheduled for July 18 at the North Oyster Community Centre

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Appeal court decision on plastic bags misguided

Province should support municipalities’ efforts to take environmental action, says letter writer

Three vehicles collide behind Nanaimo’s Country Club Centre

No one hurt in accident Wednesday morning

Developers go back to drawing board after high-rise application deferred by Parksville council

IAG Developments has proposed a multi-building development on city’s waterfront

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Experts say he will likely wind up at the federal government’s Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado

Nanaimo mom says she will go to court to try to get allegedly abducted daughter back

Tasha Brown says her estranged wife abducted their daughter Kaydance Etchells in 2016

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Chinook retention begins on North Island, but amid new size limit

DFO calls measures ‘difficult but necessary’ following rockslide on Fraser River

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Injured humpback returns to waters near Comox a year later

Photographer spotted Ocular near Comox again and noticed the whale has been healing

Most Read