Mayor’s Minute

Mayor John VassilakiDecember 1, 2020  

As we start thinking about Christmas and buying gifts for loved ones, friends and co-workers, I hope you choose to support your local businesses.

Penticton is very lucky to have so many unique shops and services from clothing stores and ski shops to art studios and gift stores, spas and salons. We are also home to some of the best restaurants and breweries in Canada, not to mention world-class wineries.

Why not buy a gift certificate from one of these establishments or choose to find that one-of-a-kind gift from a local artisan.

Small businesses make up the identity of Penticton and are the heart of our local economy. They employ our citizens and contribute to the community in many ways.

Owners of small businesses are your neighbours, your friends, they are coaches and volunteers.
But as we’ve all seen, COVID-19 has hit each and every one of them very hard. Now, more than ever, they need your support.

In March, the City of Penticton launched Love Local to highlight all the amazing businesses, eateries and services we have right here.

Love Local is a way to show we care, while supporting our neighbours and showcasing the spirit of Penticton.
Choose to shop local this Christmas and have a safe and healthy holiday season with your loved ones.  

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki

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