This spring, the ShopLondon2Win contest encouraged Londoners to shop more, try new places and think local first!
Each week, a draw for $1,000 was shared by the winner and a local business in London. Londoners embraced the opportunity to support both new spots and old favourites! There were 5,554 entries received over the 6-week contest from 2,208 participants. More than 1,000 unique businesses were entered.
As an initiative of Find it in London, ShopLondon2Win sparked renewed interest and enthusiasm for supporting local businesses with Londoners – something organizers hope will continue throughout the summer.
The Week 1 winner was Stephanie Talley who shared her $1000 prize with the business Riverbend Barber.
The Week 2 winner was Dominic Semenuk who shared his $1000 prize with Mai's Cafe and Bistro.
The Week 3 winner was Jason Taylor, who was thrilled to share $500 With FitzRay's Restaurant!
The Week 4 $1000 winner was Frank Doucette who was thrilled to share $500 with Angling Sports.
The Week 5 $1000 winner was Johnny Fansher who was thrilled to share $500 with Grill23 in the Talbot Centre!
The Week 6 $1000 winner was Shenelle Pecoskie and she shared her prize with the business Purdy Natural.
...and our Grand Prize winner was Gary Lythe! Gary regularly supports many local businesses including one of his favourites - IvanoPoblano! Congratulations Gary.
We hope that this contest showcased your local business and encouraged Londoners to Support Local!