Black Rock News begins first annual Business Holiday Challenge

For most of us the holidays are a time to look forward to. Shopping, gifts, big meals and families spending time together

For most of us the holidays are a time to look forward to. Shopping, gifts, big meals and families spending time together is what first comes to mind for most. For others, that picture may not always be what the Holiday season is all about.

Some families in our community go through struggles during this season, with the everyday cost of life coupled with gifts and dinners the financial burden can be big and difficult to overcome. Luckily, in  Sparwood and Elkford we have measures in place to assist those that have struggles this time of year. The Food Banks, Toys for Tots and The Angel Trees are very well known and successful at making sure there is food on all tables and or a children with gifts.

Here, at Black Rock News we feel that although these programs are already successful, we would like to make this year better than ever. We are for the first time beginning a Business Holiday Challenge. Black Rock News would like to challenge every business in Sparwood and Elkford to make a minimum $200 donation to the Food Bank or Gift Program in Sparwood or Elkford. Business owners making a donation may go to the Sparwood or Elkford Food Bank, or call or email Jenna Jensen at 250.425.4475 or blackrocknews@thefreepress.ca to pick up your donation.  At the time of your donation, your business contact information will be taken as we look forward to taking pictures and speaking with participating businesses. Also, for those who participate we will be doing a draw for a six week business card campaign in Black Rock News for one lucky business. As well, Elk Valley Photography is  providing one draw for a commercial photo session allowing one lucky business to have numerous photographs of their business for promotional marketing, websites and social media use!

Our goal is to get our community businesses completely involved and alleviate any struggle local families may have this time of year. We believe the best part of the holidays is creating smiles, we hope you will join us.

 

 

Just Posted

Artist Michael Hepher selected to paint mural downtown Fernie

The mural will be located on The Beanpod, 691 2 Ave, Fernie, on the outside wall.

UPDATED: Crews remain on scene of Jaffray hay barn fires

Emergency personnel remain on scene throughout Wednesday to put out hot spots

Vehicle stolen from downtown Fernie found torched at transfer station

RCMP are seeking witnesses to the theft of a yellow 2002 Subaru… Continue reading

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Mayor writes letter panning ski resort on environmental, legal, and economic grounds

Stranded hikers rescued from Mt. Hosmer

On Monday, Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) responded to two hikers stranded… Continue reading

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

River rescue near Fernie prompts log jam warning

The City of Fernie announced at the beginning of August a dangerous… Continue reading

Black Pistol Fire ignites Wapiti festival crowd

Off stage, Kevin McKeown is a calm, collected individual. On stage, he… Continue reading

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. father tells judge he did not kill his young daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria case in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Retired B.C. fisherman wins record $60M Lotto Max jackpot

Joseph Katalinic won the biggest Lotto Max prize ever awarded

Most Read