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On Our Radar: Downtown Prince George’s Plaid Friday asks you to show local businesses some love

Wear plaid and shop local on Friday Nov. 27
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Plaid Friday, the local alternative to ‘Black Friday’, is right around the corner.

The annual event to encourage people to spend their dollars locally, have some fun wearing plaid and to celebrate the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses is taking place this Friday in Prince George.

However, the fifth annual Plaid Friday campaign for Prince George will look a little different in 2020 as organizers adhere to all COVID-19 public health restrictions.

This year all you have to do is put on something plaid —pretty much the uniform of northern B.C. – and shop locally.

 “During these different times it is going to be more important than ever to spend our dollars in our community,” says Colleen Van Mook, Executive Director of Downtown Prince George.

“We invite you to learn more about all the downtown places where you can shop, eat and explore — You will be amazed by all the products and services that you will find in our downtown.”

On Friday Nov. 27 Downtown Prince George will help you prepare for a unique holiday shopping season in safe environments.

It does not matter what plaid you plan to wear —shirts, masks, scarves, hats, or socks – any plaid will show that you support local. You might even earn some special deals from your favourite downtown business and you could win some great prizes from Downtown Prince George. 

Here's a little glimpse of what Plaid Friday looked like in 2019: 

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