The Love Local initiative had its beginnings at the start of 2022 when the Southern Gulf Island Chambers were awarded a grant by the BC Chambers of Commerce to promote economic activity on their islands through a regional shop local campaign.
As the timing coincided with February and Valentine’s Day, we coordinated a Southern Gulf Island Love Bingo.
Through the Love Bingo contest and our marketing initiatives we encouraged locals to “Share the Love. Feel the Love” and to “Shop. Eat. Stay. Where your heart is”.
Love Local is about …
The intention of the Love Local movement is to support our local businesses especially during the off-season by coordinating local shopping campaigns.
The campaigns are aimed in a fun and encouraging way to educate consumers on the importance of shopping locally and to remind them to do so often.
How you can participate…
Our hope is that with your support, we will build a recognizable “Love Local” brand that contributes to a sustainable, vibrant and entrepreneurial economy here on the other Southern Gulf Islands., especially on your home island.
We are planning to organize at least two Love Local themed marketing initiatives throughout the year, one during the holiday shopping season and the SGI Love Bingo in the spring.
As a member business using the logo you can:
Show your support for the Love Local movement.
Leverage specific Love Local campaigns organized by the Chambers.
Use it to promote your own business goals and values as desired.
Choose the logo that corresponds to your island’s name to display on your website. (Right Click and Save Image As…)
Colour variations and different file types are also available here.
We also have stickers to put on your shop window or products. If you are interested in getting some, please come by your respective Chamber office.
Please, note that access to the Love Local Logo and promotions is only available to members in good standing.
If you are interested in participating in the above mentioned events, please get in touch with your local Chamber.
Love Local in the Southern Gulf Islands is a campaign coordinated by the Chambers of Commerce of Galiano, Mayne, Pender, Salt Spring and Saturna Islands to foster a sustainable, creative and exciting future for our interconnected communities and to help all those who love our islands participate in keeping them special.