On March 1st,  local MP for Banff-Airdrie, Blake Richards launched a contest on his website and Facebook page to help promote local businesses and charities.

Richards realizes that the pandemic has been incredibly difficult for local small businesses and non-profit organizations and he wanted to do something to help.

“Local small businesses and charities depend on exposure in the community,” said Richards. “I wanted to use my platform to give these organizations that exposure.”

He encouraged his constituents to post the name and photo of their favourite small business or local charity on his Facebook page. Those who did so then received a contest entry form for a random prize draw for a chance to win prizes from local small businesses.

Richards says, “I would like to thank everyone who entered and shared their favorite local organizations. I certainly got some great recommendations for local businesses and charities to support, and I hope many others did too!"

Congratulations to the following winners:

Laura Martin from Cochrane

Jon Johnston from Crossfield

Michelle Cyrzan from  Airdrie