Did you know that by shopping locally, you help to sustain our walkable neighborhoods, keep three times the money (and jobs!) in Edmonton’s economy, and help to make our city more resilient and more unique?
For the third winter, we at The Local Good are encouraging Edmontonians to do part of or all of your holiday shopping with local businesses and local artists and makers! (You can find all our past #YEGSanta posts here.)
If you’re shopping local, encourage your friends to do the same by posting your #shoplocalselfie (a photo of yourself and/or your purchase that tags the local business’ or maker’s account) or sharing your favourite #yegSanta shopping spots on social media. We’ll compile your posts and share them in time for the last few shopping days before Christmas, as we did last year and the year before.
We’re also very excited to announce a holiday Cash Mob of the 124 Street and High Street businesses affected by the construction delays on the 102 Avenue bridge over Groat Road. Dozens of local businesses in the area are struggling due to the continued bridge closure, and many may not survive the winter without a conscious effort by shoppers to seek them out.
Simply show up on 124 Street on Saturday, Dec. 12, between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The City of Edmonton is generously providing Park-and-Ride service from Hawrelak Park and Commonwealth Stadium, plus a shuttle bus going the length of 124 Street all day. Local businesses will offer coupons, discounts and a fantastic prize pack as part of our Cash Mob Edmonton Passport system.
Please sign up to give us an idea of numbers on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/124st-cash-mob-tickets-19853580594
Make sure to invite your friends and watch this page as we announce more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/933600826724946/