Summer sale days took place from August 16 to 28! Thanks to everyone who came out to visit us and support local!
Do you have shop dollars? Now is the time to spend them! For more information on the shop dollar program, visit HERE.
We have our Grand Prize Winner! Check out he details HERE!
The Listowel BIA is so very proud of Listowel's very own, Corey Conners!
Corey represented Canada in golf at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He was phenomenal and placed top 13!
Congratulations to all of our Canadian Olympian Athletes!
To quote Corey: "It just doesn't seem real!"
The Listowel BIA was pleased to sponsor a FREE concert on August 10, 2021 featuring Listowel’s very own Sarah Pratt-Parsamian! The concert was held at 7pm at the Listowel Memorial Park, Amphitheater. Donations were gratefully accepted for the Listowel Salvation Army Food Bank. Thanks to your support, approximately $1000 was raised in food and monetary donations!
Originally from Listowel, and currently based in New York, NY, acclaimed violinist Sarah Pratt-Parsamian enjoys a diverse and exciting musical career. She has been a prizewinner at the Jeunesses Musicales International Violin Competition, and Silver Medal winner in the Canadian National Music Competition. At the age of 14 she made her solo debut with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra at the Guelph Spring Festival in Ontario, and since has performed as soloist with orchestras in Canada and the U.S., including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa. Recently highlights include a riveting performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, (Stratford, ON).
An avid chamber musician and recital artist, Sarah has performed across Canada and the United States, including Stratford Summer Music Festival, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, the Arts and Letters Club, Heliconian Club (Toronto), the British Art Museum (New Haven, CT), Bargemusic (New York, NY), the Detroit Institute of Art (Detroit, MI), Clefworks (Montgomery, AB), and others.
Sarah is a temporary member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, having joined the company for the current season. She also performs as a substitute with the New York Philharmonic, with whom she has traveled on tours across the United States, Europe and Asia. She is a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra, a position she has held since 2006. Sarah has appeared as guest concertmaster with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as a substitute with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and at the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. She has appeared on Saturday Night Live with Beck, and can be heard on the soundtracks of the 2019 Oscar-winning film "Joker", as well as other major films including "The 100 Foot Journey" (2014), "Gemini Man" (2019), and "In the Heights" (2021)
In addition to her performance schedule, Sarah is a passionate educator; she believes strongly in sharing the knowledge and joy of music-making with the next generation. She was a faculty member at Third Street Music School Settlement in NYC for over ten years, and director of the chamber music program at the school for the last two years. She has been a violin instructor at the prestigious Brearley School in NY, and undergraduate TA at SUNY Stony Brook University School of Music. During summers she has coached at Interprovincial Music Camp (Perry Sound, ON), and the Summer Chamber Festival at Third Street (NY). Sarah currently instructs a studio of private violin students at her home in New York, two of whom are her own children! Her students perform regularly on a series of community outreach concerts she organizes at retirement residences, recital spaces, and in parks across New York City.
Sarah holds a Bachelor in Performance Degree from the University of Toronto, Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma from Yale University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. Her principal teachers have been David Zafer, Peter Oundjian, and Ani Kavafian. Other teachers have included Pamela Frank, Pinchas Zukerman, Lorand Fenyves, members of the Brentano, Tokyo, Emerson, and St. Lawrence string quartets.
When her violin is resting, Sarah can be found jogging on park trails, climbing trees with her children, hiking with her camera, or curled up on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine.
The Listowel was proud to sponsor this event and hope you enjoyed it.
HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. PLEASE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEAR A MASK WHEN DISTANCING IS NOT POSSIBLE, SANITIZE YOUR HANDS, AND STAY HOME IS YOU FEEL SICK. THANK YOU!!!
The Listowel BIA and 101.7 announced our winner on Monday, August 30th! Congratulations to Jennifer Bird who won our Grand Prize of gift certificates valued at over $1000! Jennifer won gift certificates from the following Listowel businesses:
Kitchen Cupboard and Icebox
BK’s Brand Name Clothing and Gifts
Corley Sports Excellence
Dairy Queen Listowel
Spinrite Yarn Factory
The Scrapbook Shop
Life’s a Party
Watson’s Home Hardware, Listowel
Between the Lines
Birdies Holy Guacamole
Canadian Tire, Listowel
Stiletto Salon and Glow Esthetics
Ten Pas Decor
Argyle Wines Listowel
Town and Country Decorating
Crabby Joe’s Listowel
Shoppers Drug Mart, Listowel
Thank you to everyone who entered our contest but more importantly, to everyone who continues to shop and support local! We are so grateful to you!