Have some fun while supporting restaurants in downtown Peterborough by playing ‘Savour the Boro’ bingo — and earn a chance to win a prize valued at $200.
The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) is running the contest for the entire month of April. To play, you download a bingo card from theboro.ca/savourtheboro, order pick-up or delivery from a downtown restaurant, cafe, or bar, and check off the appropriate box on the card.
Once you’ve checked off five boxes in a row (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal), you email an image of your completed card to firstname.lastname@example.org (along with your contact information) and you’ll be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of ten $200 Downtown Dollars — gift certificates you can redeem at downtown Peterborough businesses.
The boxes on the bingo card include almost every type of cuisine and meal so, with more than 100 restaurants, cafes, and bars to choose from in downtown Peterborough, it won’t take long before you hit bingo.
It’s a win-win for residents and local businesses, explains DBIA marketing manager Joon Kim.
“We are fortunate to have a vibrant culinary scene throughout our downtown,” Kim says. “The food and drink service industry is one of the hardest-hit sectors by the pandemic. We hope to encourage people to eat at and support local restaurants, cafes, and pubs by participating in the Savour the Boro Bingo contest.”
The contest runs until Friday, April 30th, with 10 randomly selected winners notified by Wednesday, May 12th. Players will need to keep a copy of their receipts so the DBIA can verify each bingo square earned.
A recent Workforce Development Board study found that food and drink services are the second largest sector for job creation in the Peterborough region. With indoor and outdoor dining prohibited during the latest provincial shutdown, supporting the local food and beverage industry is more important than ever.
“Creative and innovative events like Savour the Boro Bingo creates a fun and engaging opportunity for our community to safely rally around the downtown culinary industry,” says Tracie Betrand, director of tourism at Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development. “This kind of adaptive programming will draw more people into Peterborough’s urban centre to support our incredible small business operators.”
For complete contest details and to download a Savour the Boro bingo card, visit theboro.ca/savourtheboro.