Happy New Year to all my Streetsville residents, as there is fun and exciting news for those looking to support your local Streetsville businesses. As Streetsville is holding a fun and unique way for you to explore and enjoy services around the area with this fun little contest.

As the contest runs from January 19th to January 31st. It requires you to take a photo with the virtual Streetsville Snowman from your home or on your walks through the Village and tag @StreetsvilleBIA on either Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for your chance to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 1st.

These winners will get a chance to receive $100 Streetsville Dollars or the second prize of 1 of 2 $50 Streetsville Dollars by sharing your photo of the Streetsville Snowmen ☃️. These Streetsville Dollars are usable at any local Streetsville business, whether it is for online, curbside, or in-person shopping.

You may be wondering where this magical snowman comes from?

This community collaboration between the Streetsville BIA, Peel Region’s RIC Centre, and technology innovator ImagineAR ™ is a Digital Main Street Project made possible through financial support from the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. Using augmented reality on your smartphone to find the Streetsville Snowman you can enjoy a fun, safe, and socially-distanced way to connect and share during this COVID lockdown.

Here are the steps on how to participate:

  1. Download the FREE ImagineAR ™ app to your mobile devices (available on the App Store and Google Play).

  2. Launch the ImagineAR ™ App and select “Near Me”.

  3. Selected one of the Streetsville Snowmen on it to begin ‘placing’ in the right spot for your photo.

  4. Point your phone at the ground and move it slowly until the Streetsville Snowman appears! (NOTE: You can move him up and down to get the sizing right, then tap to fix him in place).

  5. Tap on the white circle button to take a snapshot or hold down the button to take a short video.

  6. Then share your favourite photo to socials or save it to your phone or Google drive and tag @StreetsvilleBIA to be entered in the contest!