Cumberland businesses unite to create grand prize

Sense of community is one of the things that make the small, charming group of businesses in Cumberland stand out.

Sense of community is one of the things that make the small, charming group of businesses in Cumberland stand out.

This has become even more evident this season, as they once again create Christmas in the Village.

Along with the usual annual community-organized events like Santa’s Breakfast, Winterfaire and the truck Light-Up Parade, downtown businesses have come together to create a grand prize as the big finale. There is a gift basket with items from more than 20 Cumberland businesses up for grabs — worth over $500.

“This could have potentially been a challenge for us to pull together this year because of the Visitor Centre and Chamber closing in Cumberland,” says spokesperson Tina Willard-Stepan. “But it’s been seamless — proof that we are a tight-knit business community who love coming together to let people know what Cumberland has to offer.

“Gift certificates, clothing, home wares, coupons, books, preserves, you name it — the lucky winner will walk away with an abundant sampling of Cumberland goodness.”

To enter to win the grand prize, visit three participating merchants in Cumberland. The grand prize is on display at Seeds Food Market.  The contest closes Dec. 20.

Seeds Natural Food Market is at 2733A Dunsmuir Ave. on the corner of Third and Dunsmuir. For more information, phone 250-336-0129 or visit www.seedfoodmarket.ca or www.facebook.com/seedsfoodmarket.

— Seeds Natural Food Market