Small shops, hometown pride shine bright for Pink Friday


In the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, it’s easy to get swept away by the dazzling lights of big-box retailers and online giants. However, hidden amidst the glow of the holiday frenzy are the unsung heroes of the shopping world – the small, local shops that form the heart of communities.

That’s the idea behind a movement sweeping through North America, it’s about to hit downtown Fort Frances, November 17: Pink Friday. Throughout the day, boutique merchants across downtown Fort Frances will be offering discounts, prizes and other incentives, to celebrate the first annual Pink Friday.

Supporting small local retailers isn’t just about making a purchase; it’s a meaningful act that reverberates far beyond the cash register.

Small shops are the backbone of our local economy. They provide employment, contribute to municipal wealth, and are often the first stop for teams looking for a sponsor, or a charity needing silent auction items.

Small shops are also a treasure troves of one-of-a-kind items and unique creations. Whether it’s handcrafted gifts, artisanal goods, or vintage treasures, these boutiques offer a shopping experience that transcends the ordinary. By choosing to shop local, you not only discover extraordinary gifts but also contribute to the preservation of individuality and creativity – perfect for your gift giving. No travel, hotel rooms, or wondering if the shipment will arrive on time, required.