The 2nd Annual Social Purchasing Portal (SPP) Holiday Shopping Bus Tour will take place on Wednesday December 11th and highlight three core area and North End businesses.
This event is the holiday highlight of the SPP and is a great chance for the people of Winnipeg to learn about their impact on our local economy, as well as get some needed holiday shopping done.
A local North End resident and community volunteer, Charlene Greene, says “This tour is a great chance to teach people that keeping our money in the community is important. It is about supporting our local community, which in turn supports our local economy.
“It is always important to shop locally because you are helping keep the money in the community,” Greene adds. “It supports so many people, and gives you a sense of belonging when you are able to help support them.”
The tour will take place between 11:45 am and 2:30 pm, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, beginning at the Social Enterprise Centre (765 Main Street), 2nd floor.
Those taking the tour will have a chance to shop for unique gifts and holiday supplies at three different locations.
The first stop will be at Pollock’s Hardware Co-op, one of Winnipeg’s oldest and most thriving North End businesses.
The group will then travel to Sam’s Place, a socially conscious bookstore, coffee house and venue for local musicians and artists, where everyone will be able to enjoy desserts and coffee.
The last stop will be at Neechi Commons, a beautiful new space opened by Neechi Foods Worker Co-op, featuring a grocery, bakery, Come N’ Eat restaurant, and work by local artisans at Neechi Niche.
The official tour guide is Winnipeg’s own Stephen Sim, a member of the international improv sensation CRUMBS. CRUMBS is known for their cinematic storytelling, their absurd characters and their laid back, lo-fi style of performance.
This shopping tour will highlight businesses that are all a part of the Social Purchasing Portal Shopping Directory. All guests will receive a free lunch, SPP tote bag and exclusive deals,
Space is limited so one should RSVP soon before all the spots are filled. Please e-mail Molly Dunbar at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (204) 942-8578.
The day promises to be fun and it will contribute to transforming our city one purchase at a time.