A Steveston thrift store is continuing to go out of its way to cheer up the neighbourhood during the doom and gloom of the Covid-19 pandemic.
SOS Children’s Village on Moncton Street has been jazzing up its window displays with various themes for the last six months or so.
The store did a Scottish themed display in January to mark Robbie Burns Day, which came complete with a bagpiper.
And, more recently, they have created Canucks, Easter and “light at the end of the tunnel” displays in a bid to put a smile on passers-by in the village.
“It is so unpredictable with the current Covid situation and so hard for the local businesses in Steveston. I was so sad to see our next door newly opened Vietnamese restaurant closed after surviving for a few months only,” said store manager Yasmin Tang.
“Our hard-working staff and volunteers are trying our best to create a pleasant and cheerful shopping environment for the local community.
“We are focusing on our window displays to attract people to come in, which has gained a good reputation recently.”
Tang said many people have commented on their window themes and they have felt the “positive spirit.”