Elvis Simon builds community spirit at the Sheguiandah Trading Post

Elvis Simon


Walk into Sheguiandah’s Manitoulin Trading Post and that’s the first word you’re likely to hear from the smiling face of assistant manager Elvis Simon.

Mr. Simon has been a Trading Post staple for 27 years come this fall, ever since he began working there at age 14.

“We started out in a trailer and now we have this big building,” Mr. Simon says, reflecting on his time at the trading post.

He knows just about every regular customer by name and says he loves the peace and quiet of his community.

Mr. Simon has remained busy on the front lines during the pandemic but that hasn’t stopped him from spending time with his five daughters, including an eight-year-old set of triplets.

What advice does he have for others trying to support their families in these trying times?

“Just stay relaxed, be grateful for what you’ve got and stay humble,” he says.

Please remember that when you shop locally, you’re supporting friends and neighbours like Elvis Simon.