KENORA – Sarah Campbell announced “Eight lucky individuals had a little extra cash over the holidays thanks to their generous spirit and support of local food banks, as a result of the Support Our Local Economy Food Drive”. The drive was sponsored by the Kenora Rainy-River MPP. With an overwhelming response in all communities Campbell says she was pleased to provide an extra incentive to support those in need while raising awareness of the positive impacts of shopping local during the holiday season.
“The response was overwhelming,” says Campbell. “I was truly touched by the region’s generous spirit and the number of individuals who took the ‘shop local’ message to heart and supported their local communities over the Christmas season.”
Local winners received a $50 Gift Certificate to a local business of their choice, while two Grand Prizes were drawn from all entries for local gift certificates of $200 and $100. Christmas magic may have infected the community of Rainy River, who through an overwhelming response to the drive were able to capture both grand prizes.
A full list of winners :
$200 Andre Bremault, Rainy River
$100 Kitty Gale, Rainy River
Community Prizes ($50):
Red Lake – Margarette Rose
Kenora – Terry Smith
Ignace – Carol Fraser
Dryden – Adam Riley
Rainy River – Buila Olson
Fort Frances – Cecile Hebert
Campbell says she would like to thank all who gave generously to the initiative in addition to all of those who came out to her Christmas Open Houses in Dryden, Red Lake, Kenora, Fort Frances, Rainy River, Ear Falls, Pickle Lake and Sioux Lookout.