In the spirit of Small Business Month and October’s yearly focus on thankfulness and giving back, we’re all about showing our local love. Downtown Victoria businesses are soldering through the pandemic, but they need some of that love more than ever.

That’s why we’ve partnered with the Downtown Victoria Business Association to put a spotlight on local spots. We’re helping out in the way we know best: by giving away a free advertising package to one lucky business. Contest details are below!

Downtown Victoria is host to a wide array of incredible businesses—there’s something for everyone!

These businesses continue to offer their services despite the challenges the pandemic brings. Many quickly made modifications to their operations to service their clientele, like offering online shopping, curbside pickup, local delivery, and take-out and delivery options for restaurants.

Businesses are also carefully following safety protocols, so you can visit downtown in person without sacrificing your personal safety.

As Downtown Victoria has re-opened for business, local shop owners and staff needs our help. The future of many local small businesses is uncertain, they need our support so that they can keep providing the great products and services we all love.

And what better way to celebrate Small Business Month than to offer up a customized article on the house, care of none other than Victoria Buzz!

(Oscar & Libby’s / DVBA)

Here’s what the advertising package we’re giving away includes (valued at $1200!):

1 x Business, Product or Service Promotional Article

  • Blog style creative content article
  • Engaging social media caption
  • Client social and website links included
  • 1 x Facebook post with article link
  • 2 x IG Story post with swipe up to article link
  • 2 x Tweet with article link
  • Hosted indefinitely on Victoria Buzz website and Facebook
  • $15 Facebook boost
  • Article link added to Victoria Buzz Email Newsletter
  • Additional social media strategies
  • Contest component included, prize provided by client

1 x Instagram Post

  • Blog style content written by Victoria Buzz
  • Preferred photo style
  • Client tagged in post, call to action to follow client
  • Article subject included with link in bio
  • Contest engagement directly on Instagram Post


To nominate your favourite downtown Victoria business to win an advertising package with Victoria Buzz, head over to our Instagram page and complete the following:

  1. LIKE this post on Instagram (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW @downtownvictoriabc on Instagram (1 entry)
  3. TAG a downtown Victoria business you think deserves this prize in the comment section of the Instagram post

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on October 31st, 2020. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter. Make sure to register when commenting below.

Contest Guidelines

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