Celebrate Think Local Week!

Think Local Week (18-24 November) gives us a chance to shine a spotlight on the local, independent businesses in our neighborhoods. This is important all year round, but especially with Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, followed by the holiday shopping season.

Presenting Sponsor + Giveaway

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Victoria Buzz, for championing local businesses! They’ll be running a contest with a prize pack of items from Think Local First members. Details to follow soon!

Use the Think Local First app to discover amazing local businesses, collect points and redeem them for rewards.

Collect Points on the Think Local First App

A key focus in our organization is to engage with local consumers at the point where they spend the bulk of their time discovering news and shopping – on their mobile phones. To address this, we have invested in an innovative mobile app that features and promotes each of our members’ store locations.

This year, in addition to the prize pack below, we want to reward the app user who collects the most points during Think Local Week. The ‘passionate’ local shopper will receive an amazing stay at Spinnakers Brewpub Guesthouse including one-night stay, a welcome gift of a beer and chocolate pairing, three course dinners for two and breakfasts the following morning. If you haven’t already done so, download our Think Local First app, create an account and start collecting points when you visit our member businesses.

Our message is “think local first and shop local when you can”.  This is what the 10% shift is all about.  When we as a community think local first … many sustainability and green issues naturally fall into place.  It’s the local businesses in our communities that play a huge role in making Greater Victoria a place folks want to visit.