Holiday Shopping Passport- Grand Prize Draw

Congratulations to Wendy Franko of Lakefield Ontario, on winning the Holiday Shopping Passport grand prize!

The winning Holiday Shopping Passport was drawn from Blue Streak Records located at 444 George Street North. Wendy shopped all over the downtown this holiday season, participating for the first time in the program. Some of her favourite stores are Naked Chocolate, Ritual Apothecary, Wild Rock and Blue Streak Records.

As a first time Holiday Passport stamp collector, Wendy says, “It’s important to support small businesses because its beneficial to our local economy, and by supporting our local businesses now, we can help ensure we have places to shop once this pandemic is over”. Wendy received her $1,500 downtown dollar grand prize at her home via contact-less drop off.

“Congratulations Wendy on winning the grand prize,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Improvement Area. “Thanks to everyone who supported their local downtown businesses! This year has broken passport records by all accounts with over 2.5 million in downtown Holiday Passport spending.  The success of this program shows how enthusiastic this community is when it comes to shopping and supporting local.”

The Holiday Shopping Passports ran from November 9th  to January 13th. Shoppers are rewarded by receiving a stamp for every $10 they spend at a participating location. Each completed passport (20 stamps) is entered into a draw, including three early bird draws of $500 in downtown money.