The Dragon, a comic and games store in Guelph, Ontario was opened in 1998 by Jenn Haines. At the time Jenn was looking for a more welcoming and inclusive comic shop and decided to deliver the vision herself. In 2016, The Dragon opened a second location in the south end of the city. The stores carry new comics and graphic novels, board games and card games, t-shirts, toys, and other merchandise related to sci-fi and superhero properties.
Through donations, events outside of the store, working with schools and unique in-store programming, Jenn is determined to provide an educational experience to all in a setting that prioritizes fun over winning.
“I am absolutely honoured that CanGift selected my comic and games store to win this award, as my industry is often misunderstood by the mainstream. It goes to show that amazing businesses exist out there that can defy customer expectations. I love that this award exists, to shine a light on exceptional local and independent businesses that go above and beyond.”
55 Wyndham St. North
Guelph, ON N1H 7T8