Heights Merchants host the biggest party in Burnaby as a day to give back to the community!
With 60,000 visitors coming to the Heights, Hats Off Day is our local Heights’ Merchants’ single biggest public relations opportunity of the year. It’s a day when you can give back to your loyal customers, attract new customers, and leave a great impression on both locals and visitors. It is meant as a day to give back rather than a “money-making” day.
All Heights Merchants need to let the Heights Merchants Association know what you are planning for Hats Off Day so that your business name, location and activity can be promoted in our Hats Off Day Event Program, in the Burnaby Now newspaper, on the Burnaby Heights and Hats Off Day websites, and Facebook and Twitter. Show & Shine trophy sponsorship and entertainment grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure to fill out your forms as early as possible. Your information will also help the HMA map activities and alert us of any entertainment conflicts.
Heights Merchant Activities
Hats Off Day is your single biggest public relations opportunity of the year. Let us know what you are planning so that we can promote it and prevent any entertainment conflicts.
Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business to 60,000 people. Complete this form online or drop it off at the HMA office (4019 Hastings Street) by Friday, April 20, 2018.
If you are planning to offer food to the public as a part of your Hats Off Day activities, you must apply to the Fraser Health Authority for a food permit. The form must be submitted to the Fraser Health Authority by Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted by Fraser Health.
The 2018 theme is “Pirates and Sailors”! We encourage you to have fun with this theme and use it in your business’ activity planning. You will help create a new and engaging visitor’s experience on Hastings Street by following the theme.
The HMA issues Barricade Passes to allow Heights merchants to get through barricades with their own vehicles in order to park in their own parking spots on their commercial property. The number of Barricade Passes available to each business is limited to the number of employee vehicles that usually park on the business property. Parking on the laneway itself is not permitted, in keeping with the City bylaws. Please note: a barricade pass is not a parking pass. Please be advised that there will be parking and road restrictions on the surrounding streets.
Vendors, please note: Because Hats Off Day is a BIA-sponsored event, paid for and hosted by Heights Merchants, businesses not located between 3700 and 4858 Hastings Street are not able to be showcased. Exceptions are made for approved sponsors. However, you are warmly invited to attend as our guests to enjoy the day with our community.