Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 I want to make sure I do my part to prioritize your health and that of our entire community. I am open for business and continue to offer a welcoming and safe place for shoppers. I am paying close attention to news updates from Alberta Health Services and will continue to follow all recommended sanitary protocols. I am committed to ensuring that everyone stays safe and healthy while visiting my shop. That said, I have put in place a few new temporary rules and protocols:
• Please don’t visit my shop if you are feeling unwell, even if it just feels like a cold. Everyone’s health is far more important than gift shopping.
• When in my shop, please just look and do not touch anything. I am happy to offer assistance.
• I am temporarily closing the coffee bar but bulk beans will still be available for purchase.
• The children’s play area will be closed.
• Nude Market bulk items will still be available but self-serve will be temporarily prohibited. I will be available for assistance. Alternatively, order direct fromNude Market and pick-up pre-filled orders at my front door.
• For local pick-ups, a shelf for your orders will be setup at my front door in an attempt to limit physical contact even further.
Traffic to my shop is very slow and I appreciate your patronage now more than ever. If you are healthy, come support my small, local business and help keep our community thriving. If you are sick or self isolating shop online. Shop now and save the shipping by picking up at my shop when you’re better OR if you live in the inner city, I am happy to personally deliver your order on my cargo bike! I may need to distance my self socially but I can still ride my bike and get some exercise. Are you ordering from another Victoria Park business? Let me know. I will pick up those orders too and deliver with orders from my shop. For example, order bread from my next door neighbour Manuel Latruwe or chocolate from Cococo Chocolatiers or a prescription from Shoppers Drug Martor wine from 5 Vines or pie from the The Beltliner (check out full list of Victoria Park business here: https://www.victoriapark.org/
As the world economy starts shutting down to flatten the pandemic curve, we’re starting to see just how connected we really are. I find this strangely comforting. Just know that you’re not alone. We’ll get through this together. Thank you for your continued support.
(Fantastic outdoor photo above by: 10 Cent Studio)
Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
On March 28, 2020, you can take a stand by sitting in the dark. Join millions of other people around the world by turning off your lights and electronics to mark Earth Hour between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Or go out and spend a fun off-the-grid evening with lots of other Calgarians.
Calgary Unplugged is a free community event at Confluence Plaza on St. Patrick’s Island. This fun and FREE evening event will be powered by bicycle-created electricity. You’ll find kids’ activities like button making and lip balm making. The evening will culminate in a glow stick and LED-lantern walking parade at 8:30 pm to celebrate Earth Hour. Plus, there will be FREE hot chocolate and fire pits.
For those pedalling to the event, Reworks is hosting a Bicycle Brewery Tour leaving from the island at 8:00 pm. We’ll visit three local micro-breweries ending at Two House Brewing in Sunalta. More details coming soon.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Save the date! More details coming soon!
The MAD MAX RIDE YYC is a FREE family friendly bike parade rolling through downtown Calgary. All modes of non-motorized active transport are welcome to enter (bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, strollers, wheel chairs). There will be prizes for best costumes and best decorated wheels including a prize for best family costume. The ride is a fun event that not only supports art, music and costume but also showcases alternative active transportation options all while engaging a wide range of community members in our city. This year, we are planning to also host an off-grid after party with entirely pedal powered music, including local food, beverages and a zero-waste market.