Christmas Star Program promotes local shopping for the holiday season

Good deals supported by Chamber of Commerce initiative

Shopping locally is important and it’s that time of year again with the Christmas Star Program on board to make it a reality. Living in the mountains is a privilege and supporting one another ensures that this style of living will continue, comments area business owner Carolyn Barzilay.

“We live here because we want to. In order for us to keep living here in God’s country we have to support each other,” said Ms. Barzilay, owner of La Galleria II. “There are multiple costs of travelling to buy products that are available here (all be it at a slightly higher cost at times) but it’s still more economical than spending time and travel money not to mention risking your well being on our highways to support other communities that don’t pay our tax dollars. We are more connected than you think and it’s important to embrace all the Valley has to offer.”

The Christmas Star Program is part of a Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce initiative that provides gift certificates that can be used at any participating Christmas Star retailers. A full list of retailers can be viewed on the ad running on page 28.

A weekly draw of $50 in redeemable gift certificates at any participating retailers will be happening until December 11th. In addition, there will be a draw for a $500 one day shopping spree at a minimum of four retailers and a $1,000 one hour shopping spree at participating retailers. For more information on the Christmas Star Program and the contest call 250-342-2844 or visit www.cvchamber.ca.

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