Jody Cunningham is the latest winner of a $500 Boro gift card for choosing local in downtown Peterborough, as part of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) annual Holiday Shopping Passport program.
For ever $10 people spend at any of more than 140 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.
Cunningham’s passport was drawn as the winner of the third and final Holiday Shopping Passport early bird prize on Wednesday, December 20th at the Peterborough DBIA office.
Cunningham completed her winning passport at Gertis gastro pub at 225 Hunter Street West.
“Local, independently owned businesses are the heart and soul of any town,” Cunningham says in a media release. “The downtown community is like one big friendship – everyone treats everyone like family and supports one another. My mother worked for a local downtown business for 20-plus years, my elder siblings and myself also worked for businesses downtown Peterborough, so it became like a second home to me. I will always support local businesses here in Peterborough and all the cities I visit.”
Cunningham, who can redeem her $500 Boro gift card at any of the participating businesses in downtown Peterborough, joins previous early bird winners Tony Jeffery and Margaret C.
The Holiday Shopping Passport’s final $1,500 grand prize draw will be held on Wednesday (January 10). Visit theboro.ca/holiday-shopping-passport for a list of all the participating businesses.