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Wednesday 24 December 2008

Holiday Hours

West Wind will be closing at
4 pm on Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas

we will re-open on Saturday the 27 from 10-5
Sunday from 11-4
Mon & Tues 10-5
and New Year's Eve will be open 10-4

We will be closed January 1
winter hours begin January 2nd

Monday - Saturday 10-5
Sunday 11-4

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Pre-Christmas Sale

With only 9 days left until Christmas there are lots of Savings to be found during our

Pre-Christmas Sale

Selected items now on Sale, including

  • All Bfofo clothing now 15 % off
  • Women's Woolrich cords now 20 % off
  • Lang and Pine Ridge Calendars now $19.99
  • Men's Fleece Woolrich Jackets now $34.99
  • Christmas Decorations now on sale - buy one at regular price, get one for HALF price!
Be sure to drop in!

Wednesday 15 October 2008

Newf Rescue Calendars!

Finally, the 2009 Newf Friends Newf Rescue calendars are ready to go!

The calendars are the same style as we used last year for the Canadian Newf Rescue calendars - extra large 12 x 18, high quality, high gloss paper, metal spiral binding across the top and over 50 full colour images!

Most of you will recognize at least some of this year's gorgeous models who include Matilda, Marin, Darcy, Volare, Murphy, Mary, Neptune, Ozzy, Bower, Zoƫ, Caera, and of course, no Newf rescue calendar would be complete without everyone's favourite Basset hound, Floyd.

Calendars can be picked up in Bancroft, ON at West Wind or purchased ONLINE

All proceeds go directly to Newf Friends in Ontario, Canada to assist Newfoundland Dogs and Newf mixes in need. Newf Friends is a foster based Newfoundland Dog Rescue group working in partnership with the wonderful team of volunteers at HART

Thanks for your support!

Monday 13 October 2008

A Great Time for Everyone

Annabelle gives a cart ride to two Woof Walk participants
Saturday October 4th was HART's Woof Walk at millennium park. We were there to show our support and to provide some fun for all of the participants. As a HART volunteer as well as the co-founder of Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue I was in attendance with a few of my dogs, and several of my friends made the journey to Bancroft with their Newfs to help out for the day.

Annabelle was also in attendance and she took turns giving cart rides to some of the spectators as well. Fun was had by all and prizes we donated were given to the people who brought in the highest and second highest amount of pledges. It was a great day spent raising much needed funds for a great cause.

Brandy the Newfoundland Dog, awaiting her forever home
The day wouldn't be complete without Sparky the Pig!

Friday 26 September 2008

Bfofo is finally in stock

Our Bfofo order is in stock now with several new pieces for your fall wardrobe. We expect more to arrive from Bfofo in about 2 weeks time.

Also new this week are several new lines of knitted hats and scarfs, leather gloves and suede mittens. We've got lots of styles and colours to choose from.

Our whimsical animal shaped knit hats are also back in stock, be sure to drop in soon for the best selection! We have all of the classics, plus some hilarious new designs!

We also have new sterling jewelery in stock with lots of new pieces for the fall and winter season.

See you soon!

Thursday 11 September 2008

2 degrees this morning!

Frost warnings.....2 degrees overnight....time to pull out the Woolrich blankets. Good news, we just got a shipment in of new designs and fabrics that are sure to keep you warm and cozy on those cool evenings.

Also new this week are Kamik boots - these made in Canada rubber boots are perfect for walking the dog on wet fall mornings.

Our Woolrich children's jackets are finally here - red and black check "lumber jackets" are back by popular demand! These comfortable soft fleece jackets are perfect for your little cottager in training.

We've also restocked on jewelery, bath accessories, Lampe Berger, Hatley clothing, aluminum drink containers and more. Be sure to drop in to see all of the newest arrivals.

Sunday 7 September 2008

Fall is in the Air

We've noticed a few leaves changing over the last week or so, and the temperature has started to drop. Fall is in the air.

With the arrival of cooler weather people's thoughts start turning towards the coming holiday season and getting a head start on Christmas shopping. We have received many of our holiday orders already for early shoppers and have a large selection of gifts, clothing and unique stocking stuffer ideas in stock!

Some of our new arrivals include:
  • Loungers - our popular ankle length fleece loungers are now in stock. We are offering 4 patterns and 5 colour choices this year, including new ash grey!
  • Our Brickstone order is finally here! We are restocked on Caramelized Onion, cheese pleasers, sauces and more
  • We have received a large shipment of art work feature a variety of new images at excellent prices
  • More jewelery orders have arrived
  • We have a new line of outdoor themed gifts including a computer mouse shaped like a fishing lure, giant decorative fishing lures, patio lights shaped like fish, fishing rod shaped wiener forks (seriously!), thermometers, rural mailboxes shaped like fish and loons, and more!
  • Several new styles of fall candles are in stock now
  • Hatley PJ's in the new Steel Moose design are finally in stock!
  • Get rid of those plastic bottles! We are now carrying a line of Stainless Steel drink bottles in a variety of colours and sizes, including fun designs for children's lunch boxes!
  • Our second batch of reading glasses have arrived in a variety of styles and colours that are perfect for fall.
Lots of other items have also arrived so be sure to visit soon to see our new lines. We have lots of new items still to arrive also so check back often to see whats new!

Dues to the overwhelming response to the newest line of Hatley children's clothing we will be receiving several new items within the next week or so. Also, we've had so many requests for clothing in girls sizes 8-12 and we are thrilled to be bringing in a line from Hatley for this size range!

Robeez shoes should be in stock anytime now!

Group of Seven art prints will be back in stock shortly.

And of course, we have lots of new purses coming......

See you soon!

Saturday 6 September 2008

New Hours

New Hours for Fall

Monday - Thursday
10:00 - 5:30

10:00 - 6:00

9:30 - 5:30


10:30 - 4:00

Saturday 30 August 2008

Happy Labour Day

With the end of summer upon us we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for another great cottage season. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Hopefully the warm and sunny weather will continue through the fall and we can all enjoy a little more time by the lake before the cool weather arrives.

We've received numerous orders and redone a large part of the store this week in preparation for the long weekend and the upcoming fall/Christmas season, including:
  • A new line of red pepper jellies and gourmet mustard from Perth, Ontario
  • New Hot Sauces
  • Our reorder of picture frames has arrived
  • New designs in Hatley children's clothing
  • Several new lines of purses and wallets
  • New lounge wear for women form Woolrich, as well as slippers, jackets, and a reorder of the popular fleece jackets
  • Woolrich Blankets - a perfect gift for fall weddings
  • Candles and candle holders
  • Fall Napkins and table linens
  • and so much more!
We've got several new products still to come, so be sure to visit next time you're in town!

Thursday 21 August 2008

Ready for Fall!

As the summer season slowly comes to an end we are gearing up for a busy fall and Christmas season. Gift show orders are pouring in daily now and we are restocked with all sorts of new product lines, and everyone's old favourites too.

Some of the recent arrivals include:
  • Scores and scores of purses. New colours and styles that will be great to add some fun to your fall wardrobe.
  • Fall scents in Yankee candles are now in stock
  • Claire Burke oils, reed infusers and candles have arrived
  • The two newly released Lampe Berger scents are in stock, as are their new limited edition burners which are an amazing value at only $30! We are selling out fast so be sure to drop in to get yours before they are all gone!
  • New Loopie dog toys, nuisance bags, picture frames and more!
  • Poo Pourri has finally arrived! This is the product everyone is talking about, and a must have for every bathroom and outhouse. These will make a fabulous stocking stuffer! "Spritz the bowl before you go, and no one else will ever know!"
  • We've got lots of new jewellery in stock now, and more to come
  • Tea towels and kitchen accessories, made in Canada. Perfect for our European visitors, and those travelling abroad who want to take light weight gifts with them
  • Inukshuks - made in Bancroft from local stones
  • We are very excited about the arrival of several new lines of gourmet products. We finally have a new line of Raspeberry Chocolate sauce, new Apple Butter, Caramel Sauce, Banana Chocolate sauce (yum!), chutney, salad dressings, oils, vinegars, and so much more. Be sure to stock up for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
  • The "London, New York, Paris, Bancroft" tees are back in stock! As are the matching loungers, perfect for the coming winter months.
  • New artwork has arrived
And there's more to come! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday 13 August 2008

Back from the Gift Show

We're back from the gift show and our new orders are pouring into the store in preparation for a busy fall and Christmas season. We are very excited about our fall line and have some fabulous items coming over the next few weeks.

All remaining summer stock is now greatly reduced, be sure to drop in for great deals!

We've had lots of new arrivals, including:

  • Purses and wallets - tons of new styles and colours
  • A huge shipment of jewelery
  • More Woolrich clothing - shop early for the full size range, these new items are flying out the door thanks to Woolrich's new lower pricing. We have Woolrich fleece jackets for men and women for $40! Men's pj sets that were $50 last year are now only $40! Parkas are now $99-140! These are the same exceptional quality that Woolrich has been offering for over 150 years, but now at their best prices ever.
  • New Lampe Berger styles
  • Brand new Hatley designs - new dog pattern, cat pattern, horse pattern and horse pattern PJs as well as new leisure wear, infant onsies and more!
Still to come:

  • New clothing desings from Bfofo, made in Canada
  • Metal artwork, made in Canada
  • Footwear, made in Canada
  • Several new lines of gourmet foods, made in Canada
  • More purses - we have some fabulous designs coming over the next few weeks
  • Claire Burke Reed infusers, Yankee Candles, and Lampe Berger limited edition burners
  • Everything you need for holiday entertaining and gift giving -- from Thanksgiving through Christmas
  • And so much more!

Friday 1 August 2008

Welcome Rock Hounds

The 45th annual Rock Hound Gemboree is underway and Bancroft is bursting at the seams with visitors.

Our remaining summer stock is now on sale from 15-40% off, including all swimwear, shorts, and sun dresses.

Fall items have started to arrive, including new purses and handbags, and Woolrich clothing. We also have new one-of-a-kind jewelery pieces!

Be sure to drop by the store to see all of the new arrivals and to take advantage of our summer clearance.

Tuesday 15 July 2008

Mid-Summer Arrivals

Deliveries continue to arrive daily! The latest arrivals include:
  • Jewelery - bead work, Swaorovski crystal and more. Later this week we will be receiving a large shipment of sterling silver
  • Orijen Dog Food -we're Bancroft's exclusive dealer of Orijen Pet Food and just received a large shipment of adult dog food, 6 fish, and puppy food
  • Pet travel beds
  • Gourmet Foods, perfect for picnics and BBQs
  • Birdhouses, cottage decor
  • Our Woolrich fall clothing line for men and women has started to arrive, and selected pieces are now on display
Be sure to drop in to see our new arrivals!

Friday 4 July 2008

This Week's Arrivals.....

Orders are coming in daily to restock inventory. New this week....
  • Tee shirts
  • Lampe Berger, including new designs and new scented oils
  • Music CDs
  • Jewelery
Early next week we will have new gourmet products in stock as well as more Hatley clothing!

Friday 27 June 2008

New Arrivals

School is out, the weather is hot and Canada Day Weekend is finally here! Summer has officially begun!

We're geared up and ready to go, busting at the seams with new products. New arrivals this week include:

  • several new tee-shirt designs
  • whimsical cocktail napkins with hilarious new designs
  • Water Loopies dog toys are finally back in stock just in time for lakeside fun on the long weekend
Later today we will have new flavours of hot sauces and other gourmet products arriving. Perfect for BBQ season!

Stock is getting very low on ladies swimwear and summer clothing, so be sure to drop in soon to avoid disappointment. Our new fall line (yes, you read that right, fall) will be in stock by the second week of July, in time for the fashion show at the curling club. We hope to see you there!

Wishing you all a happy Canada Day weekend, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Extended Hours for Summer

Starting Sunday, June 22 we will be switching to our summer hours...

Monday - Thursday
930 - 6

930 - 7

930 - 6


As always, if people are out and about we stay open, so many evenings we will be open much later than our posted hours.

Tuesday 10 June 2008

Father's Day is coming!

Father's Day is almost here! We're fully stocked with everything you need to make Dad's day extra special. We have a wide selection of Tilley Hats in stock in sizes from 6 7/8 up to 8+, men's Woolrich shirts and shorts, Woolrich sandals, silk ties with sporty designs, men's wallets, hilarious tees, and more. We also have a large selection of gourmet BBQ sauces, rubs, hot sauces and BBQ accessories.

Be sure to drop in to pick up that perfect gift for Dad!

And for the ladies, we've got lots of new goodies in stock. New arrivals include:

  • new jewelery
  • sun dresses,tees and blouses
  • art! We've received another large order of framed prints at our best prices ever!
  • our ever popular insulated wine and picnic bags are back in stock
  • we have a new line of kitchen accessories
  • new ceramic light switch and outlet covers
  • new water toys for dogs, and we are restocked on the popular Humunga-Tongues!
  • and lots more!
Be sure to pop in to see all of our new products!

Monday 19 May 2008

Happy Victoria Day

Welcome back - cottage season has started! The first official long weekend of the summer is wrapping up - it was a chilly and wet one, but we know there's lots of good weather ahead of us! It was great to see so many familiar faces returning for the season.

New arrivals in the store include:
  • Art, and lots of it!
  • Bathing suits in a variety of figure flattering styles and sizes, including plus size bathing suits in sizes 18-24
  • Board shorts, cargo shorts, beach cover ups and more! Everything you need for lakeside lounging!
  • Gourmet Food! Bar mixes, dips mixes, steak rubs and more - we've got lots of tasty treats in stock
  • New blouses for women have arrived
  • New designs of men's tees and ball caps, including a new Old Guys Rule tee!
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday 6 May 2008

Just in Time for Mother's Day

We've got all sorts of great gifts for Mom! Be sure to drop by the store to view our full selection of clothing, jewelery, accessories, bath products, gourmet foods, artwork, home decor and gift ware. A few new arrivals this week include:

  • A fabulous new line of beach bags, that come with matching flip flops and a sun visor! So cute!
  • New acrylic wine glasses for pool or lake side entertaining
  • The latest trend in stemware.....stemless wine glasses!
  • A new selection of mugs that are perfect for the cottage
  • Cute new sleepshirts - they are one size for easy sizing, and made in Canada!
  • A large selection of new wildlife art at some of our best prices ever!
  • And just so Dad doesn't feel left BBQ accessories, just in time for the summer BBQ season!

Thursday 1 May 2008

New arrivals this week

Lots of new items have arrived this week including:
  • Lampe Berger
  • Woolrich sandals for men and women have arrived and are flying off the shelves - shop early for our full size selection
  • Jewelery, jewelery and more jewelery
  • New wallets and purses
  • Sun Hats
  • Silk Scarves and beach wraps
  • Furniture including Canoe Shelfs, Jam Cupboards, Night Stands and more
Next week we will be receiving shipments of artwork, children's swim wear, women's clothing, and more!

Tuesday 22 April 2008

Lampe Berger Coming Soon

You've seen this amazing product on City Line and have read about it in countless magazines, now you can purchase Lampe Berger products in Bancroft!

We are thrilled to announce that West Wind will be Bancroft's exclusive dealer of Lampe Berger products!

These products remove micro bacteria from the air to eliminate odour, and the scented oils are available in a variety of scents to lightly freshen any room in your house.

The line will be in store early next week, in plenty of time for Mother's Day!

Woolrich, Hatley and more!

Our second order of Woolrich clothing is in store now - well priced, quality shorts and tops for men and women in a variety of colours and sizes.

We have also received a new shipment of Hatley products, including reorders of classic deisgns as well as new releases for Spring!

Wednesday 16 April 2008

New Arrivals!

Finally the warmer weather is here and the snow is nearly gone! We are gearing up for a busy season!

New arrivals this week include.....
  • cotton hammocks in a variety of fun colours for those lazy summer afternoons by the lake
  • new table linens and candle holders in summer colours
  • new releases from Brickstone Fine Foods have arrived, and we have restocked on all of your favourites too
  • we are now restocked on wrought iron hooks
  • new cotton tank top designs from Bfofo
  • new silk scarves, straw bags and hats
  • also fashion jewelery in a variety of summer styles
Later this week we expect another large shipment of Woolrich summer clothing including sandals and sun hats! By late next week we should be restocked on our Hatley rubber boots and will be receiving a new order of sterling jewelery! Be sure to drop in to check out all of the new arrivals!

Thursday 3 April 2008

Spring is in the air!

Slowly but surely the snow is melting away and it is finally starting to feel like Spring. We're looking forward to the lakes opening up within the next few weeks, and the start of cottage season!

Arrivals this week include our new Magic Mountain clothing line - comfortable, stylish cotton clothing from Ecuador, in sizes small - xxlarge.

The first of our Thunderbird Trading orders have arrived with several new designs, and we are restocked on our popular "London, New York, Paris, Bancroft" tee!

Our new Kidorable line of children's whimsical raincoats and boots arrived late last week and have been met with rave reviews! We currently have frog and ladybug designs in stock.

Stay tuned for more updates as new products continue to arrive! Later this week we expect silk scarves, more purses, and gourmet products.

Wednesday 26 March 2008

New This Week!

Our first 2008 shipment of Woolrich Spring Clothing has arrived!

We are now stocked in 3/4 sleeve tops in fresh Spring colours, capri pants, v-neck hoodies, blouses, and high performance 3xdry shirts!

We have also received a new shipment of bath accessories, including free standing chrome towel racks, and racks that hook over your bathroom door. We've also have a new selection of very well priced bath mats.

We have restocked on the 30 lb bags of Orijen Dog Food, and the 5 lb bags of cat food, and now also have a line of dog flotation vest in stock - ready for those boat trips when the lakes finally thaw!

Later this week we are expecting another order of purses and handbags, a new line of casual clothing, and new releases from Brickstone Fine Foods!

Thursday 20 March 2008

Happy Easter

We would like to wish all of our customers a very Happy Easter!

Please note, we will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Thursday 13 March 2008

New Arrivals!

The weather doesn't feel like Spring is coming, but we're gearing up anyway! New arrivals include:

  • Purses, purses, and more purses
  • Wallets, passport holders, luggage tags, and more
  • Hot Sauces, fruit salsa, jerk sauces and more
  • Our brand new line of kitchen accessories and handy gadgets
  • Cheers! Our wine section continues to grow - new arrivals include wine picnic bags, wine chillers, wine holders and more
  • We are now restocked on our popular fun and funky reading glasses!
  • New light weight clothing - pants that convert into capri pants, 3/4 sleeve tees that convert into short sleeve, and more
  • Sterling Jewelery! Lots of new pieces now in stock!
Be sure to drop by the store to see all of this week's new arrivals!

Saturday 1 March 2008

We've been busy unpacking!

It's been a busy week for deliveries as we prepare for the spring season!

New this week:
  • We are very excited about our new line of bath accessories, including some rustic designs from Woolrich! Our renovations to the bath section of the store are nearly complete and our new arrivals will be on display by Tuesday.
  • Our art orders are starting to arrive! New this week are some fabulous new framed art prints, as well as repeats on some of our favourites. The hugely popular birch tree photo is back in stock!
  • Wallets, wallets and more wallets! The latest releases from ESPE are now in stock, along with new purses, passport holders and more!
Stay tuned for more new arrivals next week - we are expecting Ca John's, Hatley, Thunderbird, and so much more to arrive within a few days!

Tuesday 26 February 2008

Dinner is Poured....

.......Will Cook for Beer.....and other fabulous new apron designs by Wendy Tancock are now in stock! These aprons are made in Canada! We also now have Wendy Tancock Design infant onesies and baby bibs! Drop by the store to see this great new product!

Other new items arriving this week include:
  • fun and funky jewelry
  • A brand new line of hot sauces
  • We are now restocked on our very popular maple candies! Yum!
  • Picture frames galore! We now have a whole new selection of picture frames in a variety of sizes and designs, from small picture frames up to large frames to hold up to 30 photos!
Our new line of Canadian Made Pet Products have also arrived! We are now offering Canadian Made collars, leashes, double leads and harnesses, as well as our usual assortment of Canadian Made bear bells, ID holders and other accessories! The bear bells are great for alerting not just bears but other wildlife like deer, elk and moose that you and your dog are in the area - this helps to prevent you coming across a wild animal unexpectedly while out for a stroll with your dog. All of our dogs wear these bells when we are hiking.

We also have new inventory of the popular biodegradable, scented, stoop-and-scoop bags and holders! Lots of designs and scents to choose from, including a new line of Canadian Made carriers!

Wednesday 13 February 2008

You asked for it.......

....and we found it!

We now have a selection of 2 in 1 purse/wallet combos, as requested by our customers! These purses have a compartment to carry keys, cosmetics and such, while the other half folds out like a wallet and has compartments for your credit cards, cash, change, receipts, etc. No need for a separate wallet, as it is built right into the purse! These purses are perfect for traveling! We have a few styles in stock, all genuine leather and priced from $30-$40.

Also new this week are a large selection of new purses and handbags in all of the popular Spring colours! Blue, pink, green and a variety of metallics are all in stock, priced under $30!

We also have several new lines of sandals that have arrived in time for your mid-winter get away - all priced under $25!

And because we know Spring is just around the corner, we're starting to receive stock of garden accessories including planters, stepping stones, welcome signs, bird feeders, and so much more!

Be sure to visit the store to see this weeks new arrivals!

Tuesday 5 February 2008

We've Gone to the Dogs (and Cats too!)

Our popular "pet" section is growing!

New arrivals this week include restocking of our top selling "Bling Bling Blinkers", the fabulous "Water Loopies" and the addition of a few new dog toys, including adorable "Humunga Tongue" and a line of environmentally friendly stuffed toys! Over the next few weeks we will be receiving our expanded line of Canadian made dog leashes, collars, harnesses and accessories.

We are also pleased to announce that we are now the exclusive retailers of Orijen dog food in the Bancroft area!
This product is marvellous, we have switched all of our dogs over to it, and are so impressed with this food that we have decided to carry it. Orijen is made in Canada of Canadian ingredients, is grain free, and contains 70% meat and 30% fruit/vegetables/botanicals - the way dogs' diets were meant to be. This biologically appropriate food doesn't contain cheap filler like corn or rice to bulk it up - it is all Canadian meat and produce. There is no other commercial dog food on the market that compares to the quality of this product. We are stocking 3 sizes of the adult dog food, and we are also carrying the Orijen cat food. Drop by the store or visit Orijen's Site to learn more about this amazing food.

Friday 11 January 2008

New Arrivals!

Think Spring!

Sure, Spring is a few months away still, but the first of our Spring orders arrived today!

We now have several new lines of kitchenware and unique gift ideas in stock. We also have an exclusive new line of handmade jewelery which is made in Ontario featuring a variety of crystals and fresh designs.

Be sure to drop by the store for a peek at the new arrivals.....and if you drop in on Sunday we plan to have our newly rescued Newf "Matilda" working the floor for the first time, so be sure to bring doggie treats!

Sunday 6 January 2008

Closed for a Few Days

We'll be closed
Monday, January 7
Wednesday, January 9

We apologize for any inconvenience
See you on Thursday!

Friday 4 January 2008

Happy New Year

We'd like to wish our customers a very happy new year, and all the best for 2008.

We are continuing to offer great deals in the store for the month of January!

All Christmas items remain at 50% off

Remaining winter clothing is now 40% off

And our clearance section has selected items from 30-60% off!