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    About the Contest Partners

    Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of over 492,000 member-owners and their communities through 57 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria and Squamish.

    As Canada’s largest community credit union, Vancity uses up to $17.1 billion in assets to help improve the financial wellbeing of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy, sustainable communities. Member deposits enable us to loan to other members, businesses and organizations that are creating positive economic, social and environmental impact in their communities.

    We’re proud to be a Living Wage employer and a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values.

    Here’s just one example of the many local organizations we serve. Read more Vancity member stories.

    Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery at Skwachays

    Looking for an impressive collection of authentic aboriginal art and cultural work including apparel, limited edition prints, wood carvings, and jewelry?

    You’ll find it at the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery, located in The Skwachàys (pronounced squa-chize') Healing Lodge and Artist Residence in Vancouver. If you can’t make it to the architecturally preserved heritage building, you can purchase treasures online.

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    LOCO is a not-for-profit that works to strengthen our communities, build the local economy and build strong, sustainable businesses by increasing local spending by consumers, businesses and institutions/government.

    We do this by coordinating BC Buy Local Week (Dec 2-8, 2013) each year to educate and engage consumers, by connecting businesses through our monthly mixers, and by providing research, education and advocacy on the economic impacts of local business to governments, institutions and bigger businesses.

    Want to support the work we do? Become a member.

    Hear how local businesses support a strong and vibrant local economy. These 90-second videos feature LOCO member shops & restaurants.

    Grand Prizes

    Additional Prizes

    • $200 prize package from locally-owned Toy Jungle
    • $100 gift certificate from Dayton boots
    • Five-month supply of ‘Dish the Dirt’ products
    • $100 gift certificate from Hazel & Jools
    • $75 gift certificate or a $150 abstract painting from Bird on a Wire
    • Enjoy lunch and a wine tour for two at Clos Du Soleil Winery

    In this Tyee Presents series


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    Contest: Show Your Fave Local Biz Some Holiday Lovin'

    Sweet prizes at stake: A $500 Visa gift card, Tofino and Whistler getaways, shopping sprees and more.

    By Michelle Hoar, 21 Nov 2013


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    Contest: Join These Tyee Readers and Show Local Biz Some Holiday Love

    Pen a greeting to your fave business for a shot at some great prizes. (Worth $5K!)

    By Michelle Hoar, 28 Nov 2013



    Five Ways to Take the Corporate out of Christmas

    To start, why not brighten a neighbour's spirits and buy local?

    By Jesse Donaldson, 2 Dec 2013


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    Contest: Three Days Left to Cheer your Favourite Local Biz!

    Write a quick online greeting card for your chance to win prizes worth $5,000.

    By Michelle Hoar, 7 Dec 2013