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This is a #shoplocal call out to all the party people and the @canna-curate team making a push to be the kingpins of the community! For @town-crier / https://www.towncriermarketing.ca, our vision is to help locally owned businesses build their own, customized marketing mechanism that matches the scale and objectives of their business. Most times, we become their advisor, trainer, or even the marketing department itself with clients. Other times, we partner with local organizations when it is mutually beneficial and we share a vision. This quick blog is to help celebrate the 3rd anniversary in operation for long time favourite client [Spiritleaf Stratford](https://spiritleaf.ca/collections/spiritleaf-stratford) Before you read on, we aren't going to tell you what to do but best not read if you are not legal age or in a region that has not legalized cannabis consumption. Otherwise, even non-consumers may like the entrepreneurial and marketing story around this event. The Eve

Town Crier Marketing

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 Mind Blown! SO happy to have worked with Stratford Fighting Irish on their recent event with Hammerlock Pure Wrestling over the weekend! Here is a little business blog post showing you our perspective https://peakd.com/hive.../@town-crier/slamdown-for-shoplocal but beyond impressed with the organization, event, spectacle and community. We have a feeling this will happen again so buy your tickets for the next one before they sell out! http://towncriermarketing.ca/

The Bunker

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Ready for another songwriter series? Tonight Scott Wicken, Niel Little and Treephones bring us along for a wonderful night of music! Let them take you on this journey while sipping one of our specialty cocktails, craft beer from Shakespeare brewery and more! Staff is ready to make you a charcuterie board for the perfect snack pairing! Time to go out and have fun! #livemusic #stratfordmusic #downtownstratford #visitstratfordon #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocalmusicians #supportlocalmusic — at The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe. http://bunkerstratford.com/

Stratford Times

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  AWARDED Perth County OPP Const. Mike Garniss received an OPP impaired-driving accolade award at a ceremony in West Perth Jan. 9.  https://granthaven.com/stratford-times/

Stratford Times

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 WINTER WONDERLAND The snow was perfect for building a snow fort Tuesday afternoon, so that's just what Isabelle Deweerd, Camille Peper, Miriam Elmune and Shauna Deweerd did in Stratford's Lower Queen's Park. https://granthaven.com/stratford-times/

Stratford Kiwanis Music Festival

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 Band instrumentalists are a special breed of musician, and Trevor Wagler knows that!   Band classes will be held Wed April 10 and Thurs April 11 at St Michael's Catholic SS, come and hear them! Entry deadline for live classes Mon Jan 29 Entry deadline for virtual classes Mon Mar04 www.kiwanisfestivalstratford.com #kiwanisfestivalstratford2024 http://www.kiwanisfestivalstratford.com/

Stratford Kiwanis Music Festival

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 We're anticipating National Chocolate Day Jan 27, 2024 http://www.kiwanisfestivalstratford.com/

Stratford Future Driving School

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 3/4 amazing passes!! Emma you did fantastic, we are so proud of you!! You rocked your G2 test, way to go!! 🀩🀩 ‼️ Sign up for your future today ‼️ #stratford #waterlooregion #driving #school #sfds_on #perthlife #stratfordon #drive #learn #stmarys #tavistock #ontario #studentlife #driversed #training #studentdriver #driveon #canadadrives #stratforddrivinginstructors http://www.stratfordfds.ca/

Stratford Future Driving School

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4/4 everyone!!  Wondering what driving school to choose? You don’t have to second guess about this one… @stratfordfuturedrivingschool should always be your #1 choice. We are determined to create safe and skilled drivers, and always teach your young adult as we would our own. Spencer did absolutely amazing on his G2 test, you made everyone so proud. πŸ€©πŸŽ‰ Way to go Spencer!!!  ‼️ Sign up for your future today ‼️ #stratford #waterlooregion #driving #school #sfds_on #perthlife #stratfordon #drive #learn #stmarys #tavistock #ontario #studentlife #driversed #training #studentdriver #driveon #canadadrives #stratforddrivinginstructors http://www.stratfordfds.ca/

Spiritleaf Stratford

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The Surprising Benefits of CBD Apple Cannabis Gummies CBD Apple cannabis gummies have emerged as a popular and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of CBD. Combining the natural goodness of apples with the therapeutic properties of CBD, these gummies offer a host of benefits for both physical and mental well-being. Firstly, CBD, or cannabidiol, is known for its potential to alleviate stress and anxiety. When consumed in gummy form, CBD can provide a calming effect, promoting relaxation and a sense of tranquility. Additionally, CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it a promising option for those seeking relief from chronic pain and inflammation. The inclusion of apple flavor in these gummies not only enhances the taste but also adds to the nutritional value, as apples are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that support overall health. In conclusion, CBD Apple cannabis gummies offer a range of benefits, including stress relief, pain management, and overall welln

Spiritleaf Stratford

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Congratulations to the Winners of our “Auxilerating” Auxly Projector and B40 Prize Pack Giveaway!! A special thanks to our Friends and Partners in the community! @itsauxly_tylerjouwsma !! Swing by Spiritleaf Stratford on Feb. 2nd to celebrate our THIRD Birthday!! πŸ€“πŸ’¨ Pick up some swag and get a shot at winning one of SEVERAL Yocan Orbit Concentrate Vaporizers!!! #stratfordontario https://spiritleaf.ca/

Revival House

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 This might be about half of the fun we have planned for our reopening after a January "break." Be sure to snag tickets to a dinner and a show for the ones you need to be at now and keep an eye on this page for new shows as we add them. https://www.revival.house/events-calendar We will have had so much fun by the time the snow melts that we may need another break in the spring! Come celebrate with us. http://www.revival.house/

Revival House

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  Since we last spoke, we have been working with the Stratford Winter Film Festival - SWFF crew for that big weekend (Feb 9-11th!), added our seasonal Burlesque Show (hosted by Sassy Ray Burlesque) AND booked local up-and-comers Small-Town Strip Club!  NOT DONE YET! Tickets and reservations are coming in at a heavy pace so we would suggest you book your reservations and check out our events calendar https://revival.house/events-calendar to plan your Feb! Be a part of our February reopening festivities! http://www.revival.house/

Raja Tavistock

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 TRY SOMETHING NEW! We have been getting to know the community for the past year while honing our menu to include deliciousness from mild to spicy. We think we have nailed the balance between mild & accessible and bold and exotic but would love your opinion! Hit ? for the Indian and Thai Menu. Or call (519) 301-5226 to reserve a table in our dining room! http://www.rajatavistock.ca/

Raja Tavistock

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 We take a break after lunch service to prepare the dining room and kitchen for dinner. You can still order the evening's takeout at https://www.rajatavistock.ca or give us a call to reserve your table and join us at (519)301-5226 Lunch or Dinner, Thai or Indian. We recommend both! http://www.rajatavistock.ca/

Raja Stratford

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We want your lunch to look like THIS! Our dining room is open daily for a quick lunch or a fancy midday occasion. Special menu full of our greatest hits at special lunch prices. Hits https://www.rajastratford.ca to peruse the lunch menu and make a reservation to join us this week! Online or call (519)271-3271 Same number for 15 years! https://www.rajastratford.ca 

Raja Stratford

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 You may have seen our brochure in your mailbox and enjoyed the website typo! πŸ˜‰ Our lunch combos have been so popular because of the slightly smaller portion and price, as well as the included salad, rice and Chana Masala along with the entre.  Herein lies the special! From Monday to Thursday, we offer this for dinner for the local love season.  Date night 2-can-dine specials too! Maybe this is your reason to reserve your table with us https://rajastratford.ca/ https://rajastratford.ca/

Raja Grand Bend

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We are well aware this is a bit of a tease but we are bearing through the winter too. Let visions of delicious curries, dishes and snacks warm you through the winter as we long for summer in Grand Bend, Ontario! Follow for more images, visit us at Stratford Raja in the winter months, and we will include you in our Spring grand opening plans in May. https://www.rajagrandbend.ca/ Summers are DELICIOUS! http://www.rajagrandbend.ca/

MS Creations

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 After the whirlwind that was the end of 2023, it is hard to believe we have any stock left.....but we have a giant inventory! Whether you are into animalsπŸ•‍🦺, characters πŸ§™‍♀️, food πŸ•, pop culture, or even skulls πŸ’€, hit https://mscreations.ca/collections/oven-mitts to peruse our oven mitt designs...more added all the time. Also sign up for our mailing list for an immediate 10% discount on your next purchase. http://www.Mscreations.ca/

MS Creations

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  I’m dreaming of spring and summer weather with these new prints!  Who else is ready for spring showers, May flowers, campfires and s’mores??  Oven mitts are always available on line- www.mscreations.ca  #mscreationsstratford #ovenmittsmakegreatgifts #ovenmittlife #shoplocal #springshowers #flowersandfeathers http://www.Mscreations.ca/

Matthew Gottfried

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Refinancing means getting out of your current mortgage and replacing it with a new one. A minimum of 20% home equity is required to complete a refinance. Since breaking your current mortgage comes with a fee, I can complete a personalized cost/benefit analysis so you can determine whether refinancing makes sense. 3 common reasons people refinance are: 1. Consolidate high-interest debt 2. Renovations 3. Access lowest-cost funds for a large expense http://www.mortgagewithmatt.ca/

James A Rutherford Funeral Home

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  A THANK YOU FROM THE MANAGER At the end of 2017, the James A. Rutherford Funeral Home made a bold move – a departure from what some considered to be the norm. The old, dark and somewhat dingy funeral home on Albert Street was sold, and the business moved into two bright and spacious units across from the Canadian Legion at 804 Ontario Street, Stratford. The funeral home became Rutherford Cremation & Funeral Services having taken over the compassionate care that Heinbuck Funeral Home demonstrated for decades, before many knew who the Rutherford family is. Before I came on board as manager, at the end of 2018, the first full year of operation as this new entity, I regret only one thing: that the foresight wasn't there to call it Rutherford Cremation, Aquamation & Funeral Services. That pretty much encompasses it all in terms of funeral options in the Ontario landscape. And while all service options are indeed offered at Rutherford's, I must admit, the misconception of t

James A Rutherford Funeral Home

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 πŸ’™ Caring for FamiliesπŸ’™ We understand that losing a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences in life. Our caring team is here to provide support, comfort, and guidance before and during this difficult time. Trust us to handle the details, so you can focus on healing and celebrating life. #CaringForFamilies #SupportInGrief Reach out any time https://www.jarfh.com/contact/contact http://jarfh.com/

Hard Knocks Gym Listowel

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  Trainer Tuesday Hammer strength:  Supinated Lat Pull Down https://www.hardknockslistowel.com/

Ewyn Weight Loss

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  When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. Today is BELL LET’S TALK DAY. Bell will donate towards mental health initiatives in Canada for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat lens. Ewyn Studios is dedicated to making not only our work environment but company as a whole- a supportive, inclusive and safe place to be. Helping to end the stigma around mental illness can encourage people to seek the help they need and create positive change. https://ewynstudios.com

Ewyn Weight Loss

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 Unlock your health goalsπŸ’ͺ Send us a message and let's chat about personalized wellness plans tailored for you. Your journey starts here! #healthandwellness #ewynclientsuccess #ewynstudios #Strafford https://ewynstudios.com

Echo Custom Kitchens

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 You know what warms the heart of a Stratford small business owner? Google reviews certainly do that AND help others discover and decide to give us a shot. If you hit this direct link: https://g.page/r/CWXHtHdYKZ3SEAI/review it takes only a few seconds to hit a star or 5. πŸ˜‰πŸ€© If you would be so kind, we will pick the best one to showcase next month and we truly appreciate it. https://www.echocustomkitchens.ca/

Dynafit Listowel

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We had a little impromptu breathing workshop here at dynafit last week 🫢🫁 Here's what we talked about: # 1 MAKE SURE YOU AREN'T HOLDING YOUR BREATH! This is in CAPS for a reason because it is the most important. Make sure you are breathing throughout your movement- especially when strength training! # 2 breath in during the "relaxation" portion of the exercise. Example: in a squat you should be inhaling as you lower yourself towards the floor. In a cable row, you would be inhaling as you return the weight back towards the stack. # 3 EXHALE as you exert the force. This is particularly important for exercises that require engagement of the core as the exhale portion of your breath allows for better contraction of the entire core muscle. Example: In a squat, you would exhale as you press through the movement to return to stand. In a cable row, you would exhale as you pull the weight towards you. RECAP: BREATHE during exercise Exhale while exerting the force Inhale duri

Dynafit Listowel

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 Mommas!! This program is designed to give you an individualized approach in a class setting.  Each class will start with a group warm up and then you get to go through a program that is set up specifically for you! This class will focus on breathing mechanics, reconnecting with your core as well as regaining strength and stability.   Babies are welcome! Non-members welcome! Please email tam@dynafit.ca for more info! http://www.dynafit.ca/

Daisies & Doilies

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We now have a selection of crystal cards in the store.

Daisies & Doilies

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**** Sat is Winterfest - come shop at Daisies and Doilies & get a FREE gift with a min 40.00 purchase ****** OPEN 10-5 pm on Sat  Stratford Winterfest 2024 Come out to enjoy all the activities for Stratford Winterfest. Scheduled Events: 10:30: Birds of Prey Presentation with the Canadian Raptor Conservancy 11:00 The FireGuy Show & Ice Sculptor begins 12:00 Birds of Prey Presentation with the Canadian Raptor Conservancy 1:00. The FireGuy Show 2:00. Birds of Prey Presentation with the Canadian Raptor Conservancy 3:00 The FireGuy Show Winterfest Events: Alpacas Big Trucks Blacksmith Demos with John Walker from Fallen Willow Forge Children’s Area Games: Outdoor Bowling, Giant Soccer Ball, Elementary School Snowmen Stroll Fire Pits Hockey Shoot-out Ice Blocks Ice Sculptures Mini Putt Obstacle Course “Ski” Races Small Animal Zoo Snowshoes from the Stratford Perth Museum Snow slide Stratford Fire Department Presentation Stratford Police Services Stratford Public Library Scavenger Hunt

CrossFit Stratford

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Shout out to the big guy!   Plenty of big guys and strong people in our CrossFit Stratford family but the passion from our leadership inspires all members, drives our coaches and builds our culture. A career built on striving for success with the team helps us all raise the cup to celebrate our achievements together. 🦡 πŸ‹️‍♂️Hit https://www.crossfitstratford.com/join   and Mike will be your winger for the Fundamentals intro course. πŸ˜‰πŸ’ͺ http://www.crossfitstratford.com/

CrossFit Stratford

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We would love for you to be in our next group photo! Our community is built on comradery and conquering our workouts like superheroes.  All walks of life and levels of fitness welcome as long as you are looking to redefine what your body can do.   A little change or complete transformation? You can decide along the way and the first step is easy: πŸ‹️‍♀️πŸ‘‰ https://www.crossfitstratford.com/join πŸ‘ˆπŸ’ͺ http://www.crossfitstratford.com/

Coles and Keys

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Red lips and rosy cheeks, say you’ll see me again…🎡 *swipe through* Our artist spotlight for the next 6 weeks belongs to Stratford local @brenda.storey.studio  We are so elated to have this collection in our space from such an inspired artist and we can’t wait for you to come enjoy these pieces as well! We will be sharing little stories about each piece with more details. All pieces are for sale so come in and see them in person or send us a DM 🎨 http://Colesandkeys.ca/

Coles and Keys

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Oh hey you! Have you met our beautiful licensed optician and amazing co owner of Coles & Keys Inc? Nicole is our curator of kindness and lens tech guru. Her drive for education and technical aptitude has been ever so present over her 12 year career. Her heart flutters when she can help people find joy in their eyewear and provide them with the best lenses for their vision.  Nicole stands for community, not competition. She loves plants and books and lifting heavy things. And that's just the Cole's notes on our dear Nicole. Come visit her at the shop Tuesday through Saturday. She loves when people say hi! (Ps. She's wearing the exquisite Frey by @blakekuwahara ) http://Colesandkeys.ca/

Coventry Animal Hospital

We are having technical difficulties with our phones. Please email the clinic if you cannot hear us on the phone lines! Please be patient with us while we resolve the issue. https://coventryvets.ca/
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For @town-crier / https://www.towncriermarketing.ca, our vision is to help locally owned businesses build their own, customized marketing mechanism that matches the scale and objectives of their business.  Most times, we become their advisor, trainer, or even the marketing department itself with clients.  Other times, we partner with local organizations when it is mutually beneficial and we share a vision. This quick blog is to highlight one of our most recent partners, [The Bunker Stratford](https://www.bunkerstratford.com/) and a little colour on why we have linked arms. The Music In a theatre town with a trove of performing talent, there seems to be an absence of grass roots supporters of local music.  Whether it was because of the closure of a few venues who featured live music and local artists as a draw, or a couple years of lockdowns that prevented us gathering to enjoy live music, it is a relatively dry town in that respect. The Bunker has donned the mantle as the place for loc