Loving Local is about appreciating all that our community has to offer, including supporting our local businesses.

Why Shop Local? When you purchase at a locally owned business more money is kept in the community. Locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms, so purchasing local helps grow other businesses as well as the local tax base. And, you can feel great about helping your neighbour, or, local business owner support their family. There are so many reasons why shopping local makes a difference!

I Love Thorndale makes loving local easy and exciting. You can find most of the local businesses in Thorndale and the surrounding areas listed on our business directory, so finding a business that meets your needs is as easy as finding the category and connecting with that business. AND, we encourage residents to pick up a Love Local card and get it stamped by the local businesses you frequent, then put your filled card in a draw box located at the Library, BMO Bank, The Market on King, Thorndale Farm Supplies, & ACE Hardware for a chance to win some great local prizes! Winners are announced through social media, and posted here.

18 Days of Holiday Giveaways

This holiday season I Love Thorndale is partnering with those businesses that have supported our work at a premium level to offer some exciting local products or services as part of this local local campaign. These premium sponsors have significantly invested in the work of I Love Thorndale over the past year, and so, we are excited to highlight their business while encouraging people to shop local during this holiday season.

We will draw for 18 LOCAL prizes twice a week for 9 weeks starting on Saturday, October 19th! Check the exciting prizes offered by our premium business sponsors below.


Bella Vita - October 19 Draw - Winner Patti Kemp!

A holiday manicure.

Colene Wells - October 23 Draw Winner - Charlie Geddes!

$30 Homestead Country Market Meats, $30 Treehuggers Gift Basket

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CSC Blinds - October 26 Draw Winner - Linda Miller!

$50 Thorndale Restaurant Gift Certificate.

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Dorchester Terrace - October 30 Draw - Winner Elaine Millson

$25 Edible Acres Gift Certificate

Grey Lane Kennels- November 02 Draw - Winner Doug Smith!

A gift certificate for 2 nights overnight stay at Grey Lane Kennels.

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Hair By Melissa - November 06 Draw - Winner: Donna Hendriksen

Gift Basket with Wet Brush and Styling Products

Heeman's - November 09 Draw Winner: Brent Givens!

An outdoor Winter arrangement! The value is up to $70 plus tax. They're available from November 8th until December 7th.

Himalaya - November 13 Draw Winner: Pamela Alguire!

$25 ACE Hardware Gift Certificate

Fox Group - November 16 Draw - Winner Buffie Vanlieshout!

Ryan Elliott Repair Shop Hat & $25 Gift Certificate

KNS Martial Arts- November 20 Draw - Winner Ashley Gallien!

1 month of unlimited martial arts classes and a uniform and belt.

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LC Auto Care- November 23 Draw - Winner Charlene Van Veen!

4.5 litres of regular oil and regular oil filter. It’s a value of 48.95 plus tax.

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River Ridge- November 27 Draw - Winner is Donna Groves!

Selection of grass-fed and finished beef and pastured chicken.

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Sassy's - November 30 Draw - Winner Steph Bulanda!

$25 Sassy's Gift Certificate

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Thorndale Chiro - December 04 Draw - Winner: Charlene Morris!

Chiropractic treatment with Dr. Kae involves soft tissue massage to improve circulation and easing tension in muscles.

Thorndale Farm Supplies- December 07 Draw - Winner is Yvonne Aarts!

A $50 gift basket. It will include cheese, crackers, Noah Martin meat, maple syrup, honey.

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IDA - December 11 Draw Winner is Karen!

$25 Gift Certificate

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Thorndale Repair Shop - December 16 Draw Winner- Kendra Bricker!

Balloon Filled with Goodies

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I Love Thorndale - December 18 Draw Winner Samantha Smith!

Balloon Filled with Thorndale Swag AND a Lions Trip a Month ticket! Total prize valued at over $150

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