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LBA's ‘Thank You Contest’ to reward shopping local this season

Spending $20 could land you a $100 gift card to your favourite LBA-member business
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Ladner Village has some great selections for holiday shopping. Photo by Mark Booth

Shopping local this holiday season, as well as the rest of the year, is all about keeping the “ripple effect” of benefits within the community, says the Ladner Business Association’s (LBA) new President Janice Lawlor-Cooper.

And the LBA’s “Thank You Contest”, which will run from Dec. 1-24, is designed to encourage folks to support local business during the season of giving back.

For every $20 spent at a participating LBA-member business, shoppers will be entered into a draw to win one of 10 $100 gift cards to a member-business of their choosing. Shoppers can receive up to 10 entries per transaction with the $200 cap, before taxes.

“Often, when we’re trying to promote Christmas and keeping your business local, it focuses on the Village, but our membership is so much more than just the retailers in the Village ... So, this gives an opportunity for all of our business members to engage with their customers,” says Lawlor-Cooper.

Their Thank You Contest is a way for the LBA to safely spread some holiday cheer within the community while keeping COVID precautions in mind.

Using that same reasoning, they will not be hosting their usual Breakfast with Santa event this year.

“We’re just a volunteer organization and we don’t really have the protocols in place to be able to have that kind of large crowed indoors, serving food, so we’re just going to hold off again for one more year and see what next year brings,” says Lawlor-Cooper.

In Late October, the LBA held its annual general meeting to discuss who would be on the board, as four previous members, including previous president Jill McKnight, were stepping back.

The new board members are Deborah Charles from Wellspring Wills & Estate planning, Dianne Smith from RACR Services Inc., Svetlana Loif from Chopped Leaf and Jonathon Fluevog from Fluevog Films.

Voted onto the executive team during the first board meeting in November were Lawlor-Cooper of Dynacor Coatings (2004) Ltd. as president, Valerie Miller of Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust as vice president, Mandip Gill of Sutton Group - Seafair Realty as secretary and Alviene Wilkins of Vinca’s Kitchen as treasurer.

To keep up to date with the LBA, check them out on Facebook and Instagram @ladnerbusiness.