3rd Annual Give The Gift of Blue Contest Winners

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The Town of The Blue Mountains is excited to announce the results of the 3rd Annual Give The Gift of Blue Shop Local Contest, including the grand prize draw winners.

New this year, the contest had four grand prizes for participants to win. Each grand prize had a specific theme, filled with local products and experiences. The four winners and their respective prizes are listed below:

  • The Artist – Jonquil Foster
  • The Explorer – Carol Thomson
  • The Foodie – Caroline Nicholson
  • The Relaxer – Holly Murphy

To watch the full video of the grand prize draw, please visit: www.exploreblue.ca/shop-local

“It means so much to our local businesses to receive strong local support through the holiday season,” says Mayor Andrea Matrosovs. “I would like to thank everyone for participating, and I’d like to thank our local businesses and business organizations for their continued support of this great initiative.”

2022 Campaign Results

Building on the success of the prior campaigns, the 3rd Annual Give The Gift of Blue Shop Local Contest ran from December 1, 2022, to January 1, 2023, and featured four grand prizes worth $1,000 each. The grand prizes were curated and exclusively selected from businesses within the Town of The Blue Mountains. Participants earned an entry to the contest by making a purchase within the Town during the contest period. Entries could be submitted online or with paper ballots entered at various locations in the community.

The 2022 contest period saw over 750 total entries, with reported retail sales of over $60,000 at businesses throughout the community over the holiday season.

For more information, please contact:
Tim Hendry
Manager of Communications & Economic Development
(519) 599-3131 ext. 282