Antigonish by Choice

‘Tis the season to be jolly and shop local!

In the spirit of the season the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Town of Antigonish and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish to present the fourth annual Antigonish By Choice Campaign.

The Antigonish By Choice Shop Local Campaign was created as a way to remind residents the benefits of shopping local throughout the holidays and all year round. This year, the Antigonish by Choice Campaign is presented a holiday shopping bingo card! Every time you visit one of the stores listed and make a purchase, be sure to ask for a marker on your card! 

Antigonish by Choice - 2021 BINGO Card

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How To Win

There are three different ways for you to win. To enter:

  • Complete two full lines for an entry into a gift basket draw.
  • Complete one line and four corners for entry into a second gift basket draw.
  • Complete the full card for entry into the grand prize draw.

Fill out your name and contact information on the back of the card and return it to any of the participating businesses. The draws will take place on December 23.

Show Your Support

Antigonish By Choice is about celebrating all businesses. Our local businesses are owned by families who have a valued interested in making our community better and stronger. Antigonish By Choice Is abut making your holiday feed like home and supporting those businesses that give back to our local charities, employ our neighbours, and make Antigonish a destination.

Watch for the Antigonish By Choice posters in the windows of all local businesses and be sure to stop in for a visit, share a post on social media, and give the gift of home this season!

Words from Our Partners

Lindsay Ross, President

“It’s always important to support local businesses, but this year, while COVID has effectively changed how we’ve been shopping and spending our time, it’s our small businesses that have really, truly adapted, and pivoted and changed the way they’re doing business. They need our support, and the holidays are the time to step up for local businesses,” said Lindsay Ross, President of the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce.

Laurie Boucher, Mayor of the Town of Antigonish

“Antigonish is a great place to live, and it is important that we support the businesses that give back to our community and keep our home vibrant and unique. From small shops to independent crafters, entrepreneurs, and artisans, making Antigonish By Choice is easy and it creates new opportunities for our community to grow while positively impacting our local economy,” said Laurie Boucher, Mayor of the Town of Antigonish.

Owen McCarron, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish

“Shopping local is a habit we can all benefit from. Our small businesses are the backbone of our economy from brining in revenue and offering jobs, to using local products and vendors, and supporting our community by giving back to charity events and sponsoring recreation teams and tournaments for our youth. As residents, its vital we support these businesses that make Antigonish so great,” said Owen McCarron, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish.