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    Big spenders can help reboot the economy by shopping locally during the Big Spend.

    The Big Spend is a nationwide one-day, bu local event when shoppers can participate in the post-COVID-19-restrictions rebuilding process.

    The event, sponsored by Chambers of Commerce and other organizations across Canada, happens Saturday, July 25, 2020, and all shoppers have to do is make their purchases in Langley and report how much they spent.

    According to the Big Spend website, it’s local small businesses that make communities run, support community events, sponsor sports teams and provide nearly 70 per cent of all private sector jobs in Canada, but those businesses have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and need the support of their communities to help with their economic recovery.

    Another big idea behind the Big Spend is the matter of community pride. The campaign’s goal is to get one million people across Canada registered for the event and reporting their expenditures. One use of the data gathered will be to make comparisons to see how support for local business stacks up between communities.

    To learn more about the Big Spend, how shopping locally stimulates the economy and to sign up to participate in The Big Spend, visit www.thebigspend.com.

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