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Town of St. Marys offers unique, local, “experience” gift giving ideas

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The Town of St. Marys wants everyone to have a “very St. Marys Christmas”, and wants to help you with your shopping list with these fun and unique ideas that can all be purchased locally right in St. Marys!

If you are struggling with what to give this year, avoid the stress of extended shipping times and product shortages by gifting one of these local “experience gifts”.

Give St. Marys Money!

St. Marys Money can be used at over 40 local businesses and it’s a fun way to shop and support local merchants. St. Marys Money is available in denominations of $5, $10 and $20. Just in time for Christmas, receive a free decorative envelope for your St. Marys Money that’s perfect for giving! St. Marys Money can be ordered online and picked up at Town Hall or the Municipal Operations Centre. It can also be used to purchase any of the following gift ideas! Find more information at townofstmarys.com/StMarysMoney.

Make a tree donation in someone’s honour!

Honour someone you love by making a monetary donation for trees to be planted in the Meadowridge Park this spring. Donors will receive an acknowledgement certificate and can purchase a plaque to be installed along the walking trail in the memorial forest. Find more information at townofstmarys.com/TreeDonations.

Book some exclusive ice or pool time!

Give the gift of time together and book an ice pad or the pool just for you, your friends and family! For information on availability and rental rates, call the Pyramid Recreation Centre at 519-284-2160. Press 1 for pool rentals or 2 for ice rentals.

Gift a fun class, program or membership!

Have someone on your list that loves to be active and social? Check out the variety of programs available from the PRC, Youth Centre and Friendship Centre. Some programs available include Knit and Chat, Creative Minds, Shuffleboard, Ballroom Dancing, Carpet Bowling, Yoga, Zumba, Aquafit,  Family Swim and more! Visit St. Marys Activenet at townofstmarys.com/PRC for more information.

Give a fire extinguisher for a loved one’s car!

This year the St. Marys Fire Department wants to encourage everyone to help keep their loved ones safe by purchasing a fire extinguisher at a local retailer and gifting it to someone to securely place in their personal vehicle. This would contribute to the Canada-wide campaign of Cindy’s Law to have every vehicle on the road equipped with a fire extinguisher. Find more information on this initiative at townofstmarys.com/CindysLaw

Give a timeless gift!

Visit the St. Marys Museum Gift Shop and pick up a copy of local author Lorne Eedy’s latest book, Rocks with a Story! It’s only $20 and 100% of the sales go to the museum. The Museum also offers a variety of other books and St. Marys items in their gift shop. Please note the Museum accepts cash and St. Marys Money only.

If you’re still not sure what to gift, simply gift St. Marys Money so your loved ones can choose how to support and experience St. Marys.

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For media inquiries:
Beverly Brenneman, Corporate Communications Manager
519-284-2340, ext. 432 | bbrenneman@town.stmarys.on.ca