The Town of Newmarket and the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce have partnered up to get the Newmarket community thinking, shopping and supporting local this holiday season.  

To add an extra layer of encouragement, residents are invited to participate in a Choose Local contest for a chance to win one of three $500 shopping sprees in support of local businesses.  

The Town of Aurora and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce have partnered to introduce Explore Aurora. This initiative encourages residents to shop local this holiday season. You can enter this contest for your chance to win a prize package worth $500 to support local businesses.  

Local and small businesses serve the community in many ways and are the backbone of our economy. This year, I encourage everyone to shop local and find hundreds of home grown businesses for all of your holiday shopping.  

This holiday season, please also consider supporting local organizations to ensure they can continue to provide assistance within our community: 

  • The Women’s Support Network of York Region offers a “Community Cares” holiday program to offer women and youth accessible counselling and group programs.  
  • The Lions Clubs of Newmarket “Coats for Kids” program assists families in Newmarket and the surrounding areas who are in need of winter clothing.  
  • The York Region Food Network offers “Community Meals” through the Emergency Food Resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and holiday seasons.  
  • Neighbourhood Network runs an “Adopt a Family” program to donate toys and presents for a family this holiday season.