Ottawa’s First Toy & Game Expo Kicks Off the Holiday Shopping Season

 

Ottawa’s First Toy & Game Expo Kicks Off the Holiday Shopping Season

Press Release

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – September 11, 2013 – UniForge, in partnership with local businesses such as Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s, The Comic Book Shoppe, Fun Haven and media partners ReSoMe, Parenting Times, MAJIC 100 are excited to bring a world class Toy & Game Expo to the web EY Centre in Ottawa, November 2 & 3, 2013. There is a huge trend emerging this holiday season where parents and families are revisiting unplugged toys, active toys and games that foster quality family time. The challenge, especially when buying online, is that you can’t see, touch or experience toys and games to know if they are the right fit for you or your family. The Toy & Game Expo, brand new to the Ottawa area, will help families and game fans alike by letting them touch, play, explore and experience toys and games from local retailers and distributors before they invest in the activities that will bring their family together. UniForge’s President and local entrepreneur Marquis Côté (who is also opening The Odd Spot Café & Lounge next year, a coworking space and board game friendly café) has been running Game Summit, a family friendly gaming event since 2008 and witnessed firsthand the growth of the industry, “There’s nothing like a good games night to shake up the prevalence of video games.” Says Côté, “The Toy & Game Expo has a strong focus on promoting the power of creative play. Unplugged toys and tabletop games engage people and bring them together, and that is something we all need more of today.” There is still room for Ontario retailers, distributors and sellers of toys and games to join the event as well as an open call for related artisans, inventors and complimentary exhibitors. For more information on becoming an exhibitor visit our site: ToyGameExpo.com. Attendees to the Toy & Game Expo can receive a $2 discount off of the ticket price with a donation of a food item for the Ottawa Regional Food Bank. For more information on tickets and attending the Toy & Game Expo visit ToyGameExpo.com or ask questions and follow along with the activities and exhibitors on their Facebook page or via the @ToyGameExpo Twitter account.
About UniForge Inc.

UniForge Inc. is an Ottawa based creative agency that specializes in marketing strategy, interactive design, brand and product development. For more information visit their website at UniForge.com Location: 38 Auriga Drive, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 8A5, 613-232-8400 For more information about the Ottawa Toy & Game Expo visit toygameexpo.com, call 613-232 8400 Ext. 4 or email play@toygameexpo.com

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