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Join the businesses of Crescent Heights BIA on Centre St. North for some art, music, shopping and fun at the second annual Trunk Show and Sale. See something you’ve never seen before, share some great food and shopping and stroll along one of Calgary’s most historic Main Streets taking in Calgary’s talented artists and makers. Centre St. between 7th and 14th Avenues N.

Saturday, July 23, 2022 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 20 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

businesses

Businesses of Crescent Heights Village BIA! It’s time to take to the sidewalks and celebrate summer with the 2nd Annual Trunk Show series July 23, August 20 and September 17 2022. With a ton of ways to get involved, we want to help you make the most of the opportunity in which we bring a whole bunch of great people to the neighbourhood. 

Frequently Asked Questions

July 23, August 20 and September 17th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We hope so – but only in a positive way. Last year, BIA businesses reported an increase in traffic during the show. We’re confident we’ll achieve this in 2022 as well. Plan for more foot traffic during show hours and slowed vehicular traffic on Centre Street.

Sure! Anything you want to do to create life and vibrancy in front of your business is welcome and encouraged.

No. We have prohibited food and beverage sales from vendors and will place any vendors offering similar wares to yours on different blocks so that the vendors on your block complement your offering rather than compete with it.

No. Vendors will only come onto the sidewalk on blocks that are wide enough to accommodate foot traffic. 

Yes. We are blocking the parking lanes during the show to accommodate vendors. Parking will still be available on side streets. Inform your customers of the event and encourage them to visit you on foot that day to take in the show. 

We go rain or shine. Vendors may erect tents in case of rain, otherwise tents are reserved for you and for our sponsors.

There’s LOTs you can do! For example: 

  • Use your email list to promote the show
  • Set up a sample station or sidewalk sale outside your business.
  • Keep the front of your business clean and tidy
  • Put up sandwich boards to inform pedestrians of your offerings
  • Offer special pricing or prizing during the shows. 
  • Keep the BIA informed of any specials other offerings during the event.
  • Be a volunteer hub and/or voucher program participant.
  • Provide SWAG to volunteers and for prizing

The volunteer hub is a place for volunteers to sit, relax and enjoy some food and beverage while on break from their shift. As a hub, you are an automatic participant in the voucher program in which the BIA will reimburse you for the food/drink our volunteers consume. They give you their voucher, you return it to the BIA with receipts attached and we reimburse the total amount. You will be promoted in our show communications as a volunteer sponsor with special recognition. 

Easy! Let us know you want to participate. We’ll point our volunteers to your business during the shows and they will pay for their food and beverage with BIA vouchers. Attach their receipts to the voucher and return to the BIA for full reimbursement. Your business will receive additional promotion during the show as voucher participants. 

Contact us at the BIA to let us know you have some promo items to include in the volunteer kits and we’ll be sure to include them as well as any marketing you’d like to provide. Participants can also enter to win prizes by tagging the shows in their social media. Your business can be added to the tag list by providing items for prizing such as gift certificates, retail items, etc. 

We’ll need vendor washroom facilities on each block – or on as many blocks as possible. Let us know if you’re able to be your block’s designated facility. 

We have no idea why that would be the case, but, no problem. Go about your normal business and enjoy the increased foot traffic. 

Great! You have options!

Let us know how you'll participate

Note: You are not committed to anything here, ideas and brainstorming are welcome.

Cooperators Perma Insurance Trunk Show in Crescent Heights Village is proudly sponsored by:

Title Sponsor

Co-operators Perma Insurance Agency, led by Raymond Kan, is your local insurance provider in Crescent Heights and beyond. Learn more. 

Media Sponsor

CFWE Windspeaker Radio is not only Alberta’s best country, but is the voice of indigenous culture on Alberta airwaves! Learn more. 

Event Sponsor

Specializing in convenient care, a local touch and the latest in dental technology, CHV Dental is Crescent Heights’ dentist! Learn more. 

Volunteer Sponsor

North Hill Mazda has called Crescent Heights Village home for more than 50 years! A true neighbourhood dealership. Learn more. 

2022 Trunk Show - BIA Business Participation
Note: You are not committed to anything here, ideas and brainstorming are welcome.