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Prince George Chamber encourages local dining this summer with social media contest

Diners supporting local can tag their photos for a chance to win a gift card
Nancy O's
Nancy O's patio on Third Avenue.

Answering the age-old question of ‘what should we have for dinner?’ is going to get a little easier this summer. The Prince George Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Tire have partnered to create a patios, parks and picnic program which rewards diners for supporting local establishments.

Patios, parks and picnics provides residents and visitors with a one-stop location to find local patios, parks and picnic areas. The chamber has created regional and unique downloadable city maps to help diners plan outings this summer.

Each map highlights restaurants with patios as well as local parks where people can enjoy takeout. In addition, downloadable resources are available on the Chamber website for local restaurants to advertise the program on their own social media channels or in their storefront.

“Through feedback from our members and participants in the Community Recovery Task Force, we’ve developed a program that can be implemented and promoted by restaurants, bars/brewpubs and retail to bring awareness over the summer months while more people are on holidays and looking for places to go and things to do,” said Todd Corrigall, CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce.

“We’ve created downloadable maps, legends and graphic assets so any business or individuals can grab them from our site, piggy back on the promotions and drive business to their locations for dine-in, take out and summer promotions. We hope this will help residents and visitors engage locally.”

Throughout the summer, the Chamber of Commerce team will seek out people who are supporting local restaurants and reward them with a $50 gift card provided by Canadian Tire. There’s also a grand prize draw for a picnic basket full of local swag will take place on Sept. 10. To enter the grand prize, participants are asked to take photos of themselves enjoying local patios or take out picnics in the park and tag the Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or Instagram.