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Take the Buy Local Challenge: 7 Ways in 7 Days

Ready for a shopping challenge this holiday season?

Buy Local

This year’s BC Buy Local Week will be celebrated December 2 – 8, and LOCO BC is encouraging Township residents to lead the way. With a theme of ‘7 Ways in 7 Days’, consumers are being encouraged support local business in a different way each day of Buy Local week.

Day 1: Shop in a local Langley store

Day 2: Shop in a local store within your own Langley neighbourhood
            (Aldergrove, Brookswood, Fort Langley, Murrayville, Walnut Grove, Willoughby-Willowbrook)

Day 3: Buy local online

Day 4: Eat at a local restaurant

Day 5: Drink at a local café, brewery, or other beverage provider

Day 6: Buy local made to support artisans

Day 7: Buy local gift cards to a local shop, restaurant, or experience

During the holidays, Canadians spend $1,500 on average on gifts, travel, and food. Just think what that does when it’s spent within the local economy!  BC Buy Local Week encourages consumers to purchase products and services from local businesses, buy locally grown food or crafted goods, and to keep buying power circulating in our community.

Local businesses enhance our community in more ways than one - through jobs, supporting other local service providers, and supporting local teams and organizations through donations. BC businesses create more than double the impact than multinational organizations in BC. When you spend $100 with a BC-local business, $46 is recirculated back into our local economy.

This past summer, the Township of Langley worked with the Thunderbird Show Park to conduct an Economic Impact Assessment of a sporting event - the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup. During the multi-day event, our community welcomed 3,400 out-of-town visitors, with the average visitor staying 7.6 days in Langley.  Visitors spending totaled $9.3 million in the Township, which is just one of the overall economic benefits in addition to jobs, wages, provincial GDP, and taxes.  Sport event hosting is just one more way that demonstrates the buying power of Buy Local.

Ready for your shopping local challenge this holiday season?  There’s many local reasons to say yes!