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Steveston store doing its best to cheer up locals

SOS Children's Village has been going out of its way during the pandemic to bring a smile to the faces of passers-by

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.”