January 31, 2022
Shop Local North Island
The Mindset Starts Today!
From January 31st to February 15th
Your North Island Chambers of Commerce have teamed up to bring you Shop Local North Island. We aim to illustrate, through education and awareness raising, the importance of shopping where you live. From January 31st this message will be spread via social media platforms as well as traditional print and radio advertising.
On February 7th until February 15th, we are going to add in person activities, a fun contest and encourage people to get out and shop!
Check out the many exceptional North Island businesses at www.shoplocalnorthisland.com
About the Shop Local Initiative
Funded by the Government of Canada and delivered through provincial and territorial chambers of commerce, the Shop Local initiative provides grants for programs and campaigns that encourage Canadians to shop local to help businesses navigate through and beyond the pandemic. The federal government is investing $33 million in the initiative across Canada, of which project funds of $5 million are earmarked for British Columbia. The Port Hardy Chamber was awarded $59,125 for its proposal to create and implement a unique North Island campaign, and is thrilled to partner with the Port McNeill Chamber.
By hiring local contractors, and buying all of our marketing materials, advertising and supplies locally, we are proud to say that the entire grant will be spent right here where we live.