Meet Downtown Williams Lake BIA Director: Jazmyn Douillard – Vice Chair

My name is Jazmyn Douillard, and I am one of the owners of The Realm of Toys on South First Avenue. I moved to Williams Lake six years ago from Kelowna and in November 2013 my mother and I purchased the Cariboo Book Bin and later turned it into The Realm of Toys. In less than two years we more than tripled the amount of merchandise in the store and successfully turned a profit. At four years we’re still expanding and bringing in new, quality toys to Williams Lake. I have always been involved in my community, be it in the Okanagan or the Cariboo. In our four years of owning The Realm of Toys we have done our best to promote local artists, writers, festivals and community groups. If we are aware of an event, we volunteer our time and resources, if not, monetary amounts or merchandise to go towards prizes or supplies. I am personally interested in making our downtown core a safer and more friendly place for our town and visitors from other areas.