Shop Local and visit Stamp Falls while you're at it

October 19, 2021

Shop Local Concept Program

Shop Local

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with both the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce and Tofino/Long Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our intent to apply for a Federal Government SHOP LOCAL GRANT that, if accepted, will result in a significant SHOP LOCAL program covering December 2021 and January 2022.

We are joined in this program by the City of Port Alberni, Alberni Valley Tourism, Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot among others as a means of strengthening our application. The program itself depends on a successful application so let's hope we impress. We think we will!

Think along these lines

  • professional video component (please see the attached RFP)
  • Gift Card Packages to be won! Each package will be worth $500.00 and many will include Gift Cards from each of the three communities
  • Grand Prizes to be won as well! Some already confirmed including a trip to Broken Islands Lodge (formerly Sechart Lodge)
  • Restaurants will be invited to participate by way of a 'Dine-out West Coast' theme. Restaurants will be encouraged to offer discount and various menu options aimed at increasing business especially through January
  • How to Enter?
  • It'll be easy! QR codes that we're all now familiar with will bring the shopper to a website where they'll register and create a profile. Then for each purchase they'll submit a photo of their receipt to confirm the sale.
  • Points (we'll call them Climate Bucks because Shopping Local does have a positive effect on Climate) will affect your chance to win. The more climate bucks, all related to purchase value, the higher your chance of winning.