REPORTING · 17th December 2011
The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Held their 3rd annual Christmas Passport Draws on Friday, December 17th. Around 75 passports were handed in to the Chamber, each representing $200 spent locally, all together, they represent $15,000 spent locally this year, not counting incomplete passports which were turned in simply to be counted.
“I think each year, this is our third year doing this and every year, we have more and more passports coming in, more and more people participating. When they start with the passport books, it’s really easy to pick up things around town and to shop in Kitimat,” said Trish Parsons of the Chamber of Commerce.
Drawing the prizes was supposed to be Santa Clause. However, he was nowhere to be found. Daniel Nunes was selected as a stand in and draw names. Parsons thanked Nunes for standing in.
“Special thanks to all the businesses who donated, but a bigger thank you to all the residents of Kitimat who support us in this campaign every Christmas,” said Parsons
The first winner to claim a prize, Mona Branton