Shop the Blocks goes BINGO this Year

November 12, 2020
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – The popular Shop the Blocks celebration of Downtown merchants will be replaced with a 5-week long shopping experience this year, and will also carry a new name: Shop the Blocks BINGO 2020.

Shop the Blocks Bingo 2020

The new event will run from November 17 to December 22. Over this period shoppers will try and fill out as many blocks on the card with stickers from participating merchants. There will be weekly prize draws for registered shoppers, and each sticker will increase the chances of winning the grand prize at the end of the event.

“We look forward to hosting Shop the Blocks in a different way this year,” says Chris Munro of Life’s Little Pleasures. “This event has been looked forward to year after year & supported by our wonderful community. Our customers & the local business owners have forged great relationships with both each other & their customers & this is a way to celebrate these relationships. Shop the Blocks is an opportunity to shop, dine & take in new collections, new menus, new art showings etc. Look forward to seeing you all.”

How it Works

Starting this Tuesday, shoppers can pick-up a Shop the Blocks BINGO card at participating vendors. Shoppers need to register their BINGO cards at or call 613-933-4004. Once registered, they will enter into a weekly draw where prizes will be awarded to random winners. For any purchase made at the participating vendors, customers will receive a sticker for that store which can be affixed to the card.

Customers have until December 31 to submit their registered BINGO cards to enter the Grand Prize draw. The Grand Prize is a “Discover Downtown Package,” sponsored by The package includes:

  • One night stay at Chesley’s Inn
  • Dinner at Schnitzels European Flavours
  • An escape room experience at Rush Hour Escapes
  • Breakfast at Spinners Diner
  • $120.00 to be spent at any business in the Downtown BIA

To submit their BINGO card for the Grand Prize Draw, customers can take a picture of it and email it to, or they can drop off their card at one of the participating vendors. The BINGO cards do not have to be completed to qualify for the Grand Prize, but customers will receive another entry into the Grand Prize draw for every sticker on their card.

“Shop the Blocks is dear to our hearts,” says Louise Bazinet-Gendron , owner of Studio 101. “It gives downtown businesses an opportunity to work as a team. Together we are stronger. Together we showcase our beautiful, historic downtown. We support and encourage each other. In these troubled times, it’s more important than ever for the community to support and encourage local merchants all over the city.”

Participating Vendors

The participating vendors will be providing the prizes. BINGO cards must be registered to enter the draws.

Shop the Blocks BINGO 2020 is sponsored in part by the Technology Innovation Program (TIP).

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