In unprecedented times like these, we think almost everyone could use a bit of a boost.

But one local business is going above and beyond this year to ensure a few local families receive a little extra love this holiday season; and the best part is, it’s up to the community to nominate who they think is deserving., the island’s newest online shopping hub, looks to give away $2500 in gift cards to 5 lucky families this Christmas – that’s $500 to each family.

All they ask is you send the names of the Vancouver Island families you’ve nominated, along with their story to

“Each participant not only has the chance to win a holiday gift card, but will be an integral part of the support-local initiative and community we are creating here,” said Chad McGillivary, President of allows only local businesses to promote and sell their products and services, meaning just Vancouver Island owned and operated vendors and businesses.

They aim to be the platform that best understands how to power our local economy, by supporting and facilitating Vancouver Island businesses with care and offering the public a seamless gateway to the local shopping network.

To nominate a Vancouver Island family you think is deserving of a $500 gift card this holiday season, send their names along with their story to

Contest entries are open until December 15th, and the winners contacted by December 17th. Prize recipients must be residents of Vancouver Island. 

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