WHAT: This is a city wide campaign created to promote shopping local and supporting local businesses in Vancouver, BC.
WHEN: The contest will run from Jan 1st to Feb 13th but we encourage you to shop local today, tomorrow, often and always!
WHY: Keeping dollars close to home will stimulate the community, create more jobs and strengthen the economic base of our city. Follow along for more facts about how shopping local supports your community!
HOW: We are spreading the #ShopLocalOften message in a variety of ways. From busses and art installations to the contest @shoplocaloftenvancouver – look out for them in your neighborhood and share them with us!
SHOP GASTOWN: The businesses of Gastown make this neighbourhood, from skincare to pets to clothing. We’ve compiled a list, based on the campaign categories. You can support these Gastown businesses by taking part in #ShopLocalOften and voting for your favourite from the list below.