Derek Banville receives a $500 reward for shopping in downtown Peterborough

Holiday Shopping Passport $500 early bird draws continue on December 8 and 15, with $1,500 grand prize draw on January 12

Derek Banville displays his $500 Boro gift card and winning holiday shopping passport with Wild Rock Outfitters co-owner Scott Murison. Banville completed his passport after buying a bike at Wild Rock for his son's birthday. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)
Derek Banville displays his $500 Boro gift card and winning holiday shopping passport with Wild Rock Outfitters co-owner Scott Murison. Banville completed his passport after buying a bike at Wild Rock for his son's birthday. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

Derek Banville has won a $500 Boro gift card for shopping in downtown Peterborough, as part of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area’s annual Holiday Shopping Passport program.

For ever $10 people spend at any of more than 150 participating downtown business, they receive a stamp in their holiday shopping passport. When a passport is filled with 20 stamps (representing $200 in spending), the completed passport is entered into a draw for three $500 early bird prizes and a $1,500 grand prize.

Banville’s passport was drawn as the winner of the first early bird prize on Wednesday (December 1) at The Pasta Shop at 165 Sherbrooke Street in downtown Peterborough.

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Banville completed his winning passport when he purchased a new bike for his son’s birthday in November at Wild Rock Outfitters at 169 Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough, where co-owner Scott Murison presented him with his $500 Boro gift card. Boro gift cards can be redeemed at any of the participating businesses in downtown Peterborough.

“My family loves shopping at Wild Rock — it’s our go-to place for camping gear,” Banville says in a media release. “We are so grateful to win the first Holiday Shopping Passport draw of the year and can’t wait to add a little more adventure under the tree this holiday season with our prize money.”

The two remaining $500 early bird prizes will be drawn on the next two Wednesdays in December (December 8 and 15), with the $1,500 grand prize to be drawn on Wednesday, January 12th.

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You can get a holiday shopping passport at any of the participating shops, boutiques, salons, restaurants, and cafes in downtown Peterborough. Visit theboro.ca/holiday-shopping-passport/ for a list of all the participating businesses.

To start off your holiday shopping passport with no purchase necessary, you can get complimentary stamps at the Peterborough Public Library (345 Aylmer St. N.), the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitors Centre (270 George St. N.), and the Boro Holiday Hub (373 George St. N.).