Shop local and make this a hometown holiday
• Two nights accommodation for each prize – one prize will be a luxury stay for two and the other will be a two-night stay for a family
• Limited to Winter and Shoulder season (not available during traditional tourism season (May – Oct.)
• Restrictions will apply from each operator
For everyone that attends the Hometown Holiday comunity event (listed below), you can enter for a chance to win one of two Hometown Staycations, valued at $1,500 in the Kawarthas, thanks to Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism. Some restrictions apply.
They will hand over two certificates with a value of $1500 from two accommodation partners in the Kawarthas. The winners will be responsible to call the accommodations and arrange the Staycation themselves.
This holiday season is getting more local focus with the new Hometown Holiday campaign.
This new initiative is a joint partnership between the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, Millbrook & District Chamber of Commerce, Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce on behalf of all businesses in the City and County of Peterborough.
“Our community always has exceptional support for local businesses,” says Jillian Harrington, President of the Board of Directors for the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. “As we approach the holiday season we’re hoping this campaign serves as a reminder of what our community has to offer. We know it’s a great place to share time with those we love as we shop, dine, and enjoy. During this time we encourage you to invest in your hometown this holiday season.”
The Hometown Holidays campaign is hitting local radio, newspapers, television, digital and social media platforms with messages showcasing what our region has to offer this holiday season. This campaign has been created with the generous support, creativity, and leadership of Peterborough-based Outpost379.
“It’s encouraging to see the community come together and rally behind this campaign,” says Rae McCutcheon, President of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce. “When the program was announced, our four local chambers of commerce jumped at the opportunity to partner together to create something bigger for the benefit of the larger regional business community. We’ve also had some amazing partnerships from our local businesses to help make this happen.”
The Hometown Holiday campaign is made possible through the Shop Local program funded through the Government of Canada and administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to support businesses as they reopen so they can stay open and thrive in recovery.
“We’re thankful to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Canada for the opportunity to create this campaign, investing in our local media, advertising and content agencies to create a meaningful impact for local businesses,” says Dianne Guzik, President of the Board of Directors with the Millbrook and District Chamber of Commerce. “A big thanks to Outpost379 for their vision and hard work in taking this campaign to the next level.”
Local businesses have been busy rebuilding, refocusing, and renewing their business model to meet current needs. This includes more online access than ever before when it comes to shopping, ordering takeout, and booking appointments. They have also adjusted their inventory, services and options.
“This Hometown campaign is aimed at inspiring our community to spend their money locally this holiday season,” says Stuart Harrison, President and CEO of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. “It has been a challenging couple years and it’s crucial that people continue to invest in local retailers, restaurants, producers, creators, and attractions. Our local businesses have proven themselves to be innovative and resilient, providing more convenient opportunities to shop, book and order in-person and online.”
“We came at this project with an unwavering belief that if ever there was a time for intentionally supporting local shops and businesses, this holiday season was it,” says Paul Hickey, President of Outpost379. “There’s no excuses. We benefit in so many ways when we put our money in the hands of local merchants, entrepreneurs and franchisees. We need to just do it, in an oversized way. Sometimes even the best intentioned people need a kick in the butt to vote with their wallets. We hope this provides that kick.”
Shop local and make this a hometown holiday.
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Hometown Holiday logo.
Hometown Holiday logo.