How can you help support your local community?
Ontario is in yet another lockdown as our Province battles the ongoing pandemic of Covid-19. So many people are struggling financially and mentally as their businesses get closed or modified. These small businesses need us, their community to support and keep them going!
Here are some amazing ways you can show your support to these local businesses and your community in this time of need:
Kindness – yes, this is my first and foremost point to be made! We are all going through hard times here and kindness goes a long way. We have had to learn to adjust and adapt to this new way of life. Businesses went months and months with no income and still had to find ways to adhere to public health restrictions once they reopened. It takes time for everyone to figure out this new way we have been living, so lets all be kind to one another and give each other grace as we continue through this pandemic.
Shop – Instead of going to Walmart or ordering online from Amazon, take a look at what small businesses are in your community. Many of these businesses have online shops, curbside pick-up and have altered their storefronts to adhere to public health protocols. These small businesses are owned by community members and it would be great to support your fellow neighbor rather than a big box store.
Our community is full of great people and the businesses they own. I have provided some links below to some of my favourite places in my community.
Comment some of your local favourites and let’s spread the word about these great businesses!
Chanterelles Bistro (Bowmanville)
Three-Six Kitchen (Bowmanville)
Starapples Restaurant (Bowmanville)
The Yardbird (Bowmanville)
Roam Coffee (Bowmanville)
Nest Desserts (Bowmanville)
Butchies Restaurant (Whitby)
The Willow Branch (Bowmanville)
Markets Ontario (Bowmanville and other locations)
Petit Nordic Boutique (Bowmanville)
Splendid Greetings (Courtice)
Chez Fleur (Durham Region)
Ash Rose Aesthetics (Bowmanville)
Beauty Foundations Clinic (Whitby)
Orangetheory Fitness Bowmanville
Form Health (Oshawa)
Tara Minacs Wellness Coach
The Bark Side Grooming (Bowmanville)
Cotton Candy Arrangements (Bowmanville)