Shop Local Saturday
Through the Alberta Chambers of Commerce, the GPRC applied for federal funding to support Shop Local initiatives in our region, to strengthen the local economy, suppport local employment opportunities, and ensure that small businesses can compete and thrive in a post-pandemic economy. The federally supported “Shop Local” funding is intended to amplify and build on the existing Shop Local efforts run by chambers, rather than replace them.
The GPRC successfully received $152,100 in funding through the Canada Shop Local Project.
What is Shop Local Saturday?
Shop Local Saturday will be comprised of 12 pre-recorded videos, released over 12 weeks, beginning October 2. Businesses are now able to apply to be featured in the video series.
A hired videographer will film, edit, and produce the videos. The local businesses have to make themselves available to film their video, there is no cost to the participating businesses.