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Community Love Letters

Our Community Love Letter initiative is back in action to help mark Pride Week. All day Saturday come by to make a free bracelet & write a little note to brighten the day of a student who might need a little support this Fall!

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Trainyard Connect: Big Brothers Big Sisters

June was the first month of our Trainyard Connect Kindness Initiative & we were fortunate to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax. Celebrating their 50th birthday this month, with offices nearby on Ochterloney Street, Big Brothers, Big Sisters plays an important role in our community, partnering children with an adult volunteer mentor.…

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The Trainyard’s Logo

Just about a year ago today Kimberley sent a message to a former co-worker & graphic designer, Kadeem Hinch, that went something like this, “Hey! So we’re opening a business in about a month, can you design a logo for us ASAP that we can put on tote bags before we open?” Kadeem was a bit…

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Run For Mental Health

We are very excited to sponsor the upcoming McLaughlin 4 Miler Run For Mental Health taking place in Downtown Dartmouth on Sunday May 14! Open to runners & walkers the race takes you on a 4 mile (6.4km) loop around Sullivan’s Pond & Lake Banook, starting and ending at Hawthorne School. Registration is only $25.50…

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Our Commitment

The past few months have been filled with learning & laughter and we are really feeling now like we know where we want this little business to go in the coming months. We have written and re-written the following statement a few times now always coming to back to a few key points. This is…

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Community Love Letters

We are excited to be able to offer our Creative Space for this wonderful project! The premise is simple- write a little note for someone in the community who you feel could use a little extra love. It can be someone you know, someone you don’t or someone you hope to know! We will have…

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One of our goals when we created The Trainyard was to find ways to connect what was happening in store to our community. We’ve had so much fun hosting workshops, pop up shops and Nocturne- seeing our little shop full of smiles and laughter. The first eight months passed by in a whirlwind, many of…

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How The Trainyard Got It’s Name

Hello! This blog exists because you asked for it. Ok, maybe not YOU, but someone. We have been at this small business thing for a little over six months now and with the amount we have learned it feels more like six years. I mean, except for the fact that we still have no idea…

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Six Months Of Fun!

This weekend marks six months of this incredible journey! When we flung (ok, nervously opened) those doors last June we had hopes for this dream- but no idea just how incredible it would become. Running this little shop is the most fun, and the most challenging thing we have ever done. Everyday we learn something…

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