Dauphin, Canada

The current round of Shop It Forward in the Parkland ends this week.

You only have until Friday to hand in your Shop it Forward cards to either Dauphin or Robin’s Chamber offices or to Community Futures Parkland in Grandview.

Stephen Chychota, the Chamber’s Executive Director, says there are some great prices that can be won.

“There’s obviously some direct benefit. Right on the card, they can choose from one of three prizes. So if their card is the lucky one that’s drawn they get the prize that they have picked.”

“So you can either win chamber bucks and those are from either the Dauphin Chamber or the Roblin Chamber. You can get an assortment of gift cards from businesses that have participated in the Shop It Forward Program, or a gift package which is going to be made up of some prizes from businesses.”

Chychota says when people shop locally it benefits everyone. By supporting local businesses, businesses can then turn and support other organizations and events.