Reminder: Yelp Opportunity for BIA Members

Dear BIA members,

This summer the Downtown Oakville BIA is partnering with Yelp to create "Yelp's 100 Days of Summer in Downtown Oakville" scavenger hunt. Participants will be encouraged to check in using the “check in” feature on in the Yelp  into as many events and local attractions as possible this summer, take photos of themselves with scavenger hunt objects, and upload them to their social media accounts using the hashtag #yelp100days.
At the end of "Yelp's 100 Days of Summer in Downtown Oakville" the participant who has used the hashtag #yelp100days on twitter or Instagram and has checked into the most locations will win a shopping spree that is supplied by the Downtown Oakville BIA.
The goal of "Yelp's 100 Days of Summer in Downtown Oakville" is to show Yelp users in the GTA (140,000 users) everything that downtown Oakville has to offer, including: parks and trails by the lake, the harbour, delicious restaurants, unique shops, the heritage feel of the area and much more.
We would like your store to participate by being a stop on the scavenger hunt. It will be a great way to get new customers to discover your business and increase your visibility on social media. All stores taking part in this event will be able to choose what their object or attraction on the scavenger hunt will be. You can make it really simple or choose something interactive for participants.
If you need help deciding what to do we will gladly assist you. Here are some examples of items you could use for the scavenger hunt/ Yelp check in are:
  • Take a photo of yourself enjoying your favourite pastry
  • Take a “selfie” in the stores mirror holding your favourite item sold in store
  • Share a photo of yourself enjoying a beverage on a bench located outside of the store
  • Take a photo of the neatest antique you can find
  • Pose for a photo with an appetizer that you have ordered
If you would like to learn more or be a part of this summer long event, please contact

Thank you,

Brittany Goettler
Marketing Coordinator
Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area
146 Lakeshore Road East (2nd Floor - West Office)
phone: 905-844-4520 (x.12)