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#CRLocal: The City Wants to See You Support Local Businesses

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – October 6, 2020 – For Thanksgiving, the City of Clarence-Rockland would like to show its appreciation to residents for supporting the municipality’s businesses. The pandemic has been, and continues to be, a hardship on local commerce.

Whether it’s visiting a farmer, grocery shopping, making an appointment at the hairdresser or ordering a meal at a restaurant in our community, residents are making the important choice to support local entrepreneurs on a daily basis. These actions may seem trivial but are very important for the economic vitality of our community.

In order to show its appreciation, the City of Clarence-Rockland is launching its #CRLocal campaign with a contest encouraging people to support local businesses.

“Choosing to support a local business is one of the most important things to do during this pandemic. We want to see you at a restaurant, convenience store or receiving advice from a construction or accounting expert,” said Alexandra Riel, Economic Development Officer for the City of Clarence-Rockland.

We are inviting contest participants to upload a selfie to Facebook showing them supporting a Clarence-Rockland business, tag the Cité de / City of Clarence-Rockland Facebook page using @clarencerockland. Do not forget to say which establishment you visited in addition to the hashtag #CRLocal.

Every participant will receive a reusable cloth shopping bag. In addition, three randomly chosen participants will receive a gift certificate of $100 at a Clarence-Rockland business of their choice.

Be sure to visit our business directory, which can be found on the home page of  Businesses are added every week.

#CRLocal Contest Rules

  • Contest participants must:
    • Upload a selfie to Facebook showing themselves supporting a Clarence-Rockland business (your security features must be at Public),
    • OR send it to us by private message or email and we will do it for you;
    • Tag the Cité de / City of Clarence-Rockland by using @clarencerockland, and
    • Add the hashtag #CRLocal to their post;
  • Three winners, chosen by random draw among the contest participants, will receive a $100 gift certificate to a Clarence-Rockland business of their choice;
  • Draws for the $100 gift certificates will take place on October 30, 2020, November 30, 2020, and on December 30, 2020;
  • Every participant gets a Clarence-Rockland reusable cloth shopping bag;
  • Open to anyone that visits and supports a Clarence-Rockland business in person;
  • Only people 18 years and over can submit a photo;
  • No purchase necessary;
  • Clarence-Rockland employees are excluded from this contest;
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the City of Clarence-Rockland and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion, you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims.


For information

Julie Chartrand

Communications Officer