We hope that despite things having been a little bit different this year, that you managed to capture some of that holiday magic and that you were able to enjoy an amazing Christmas! Now that the big day is behind us, we’re looking ahead and want to share some of our favourite Boxing Week traditions!
#1 – Movies Marathons in MBW!
Whether you received new movies as Christmas gifts, or you’ve been adding them to your Watch-List on Netflix or Disney+, the extra time at home is perfect for bundling up and pressing PLAY!
#2 – Video Chat with your Friends & Family!
Hopefully you have at least a few days of time at home, so it’s a great chance to check in with your extended family or friends. This can serve as a real pick-me-up for people during these tough times, so don’t be shy, fire up a video call with that person you haven’t from in a while and see how they’re doing!
#3 – Take Advantage of Boxing Day Sale!
Whether you received a MBW Online Gift Card for the holidays, or maybe there was just something that you missed out on for Christmas that you really wanted, we have incredible Boxing Day savings happening for THIS WEEKEND ONLY!
Join us for our very first VIRTUAL CRANBERRY FESTIVAL SALE! That’s right, with the unfortunate cancellation of the annual event this year in Bala, we wanted to keep the tradition alive with our own Online Shopping Sale!
Fall in Muskoka is probably best known for two things. Firstly, the stunning display of Fall colours as the leaves change draws visitors from all over Ontario, across the country and even from around the world. Whether viewing the colours while hiking, cycling or boating, the breath-taking views are some of the best in the world. Secondly, Fall in Muskoka is known for the Bala Cranberry Festival – one of our favourite events each year! Offering visitors the opportunity to literally ‘take the plunge’ and walk waist-deep in the cranberry marsh, the event also serves up a wide variety of cranberry culinary creations – both sweet & savory – along with live music, games, shopping and more.
As amazing as the event itself is, it is actually much more than that. Despite being hosted within a small town with a population around 700, the event has drawn over half a million visitors since its inaugural year in 1984. The event has generated over $500,000 in funds raised that have been dispersed as community funding & scholarships; has featured over 125 local musicians; has supported hundreds of local community groups and non-profit associations; and has even been included as one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals & Event.
Traditionally, we’d be loading up the van and gearing up for an exciting weekend at the Cranberry Festival, but unfortunately the organizers of the event had to make the difficult, albeit socially responsible decision to cancel the event this year due to Covid-19. With that said, we want to keep that tradition alive and show our love for the Cranberry Season by launching our first-ever VIRTUAL CRANBERRY FESTIVAL SALE!
Here are the details…
Starts: Friday, October 16th at 12:01 AM (ET) Closes: Sunday, October 18th at 11:59 PM (ET)
In addition to hosting our Virtual Cranberry Festival Sale, we also want to spread the word about a fundraising initiative that has been launched by the organizers of the Cranberry Festival in order to raise funds for next year’s event. They have created a 2020 Collector’s Edition Button to commemorate the ‘festival that never was’.