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Shopping bags to help burnt-out businesses a hit

Lynn Quesnel and Andy Guetrin of Moody Beads and Victoria Lambert of The FAT Paint Company are amongst the merchants who will benefit from the sale of special shopping bags for a minimum $5 donation with hte proceeds going the Fire Relief Fund to help the businesses burnt out in the Oct. 10 fire that destroyed two heritage buildings on Columbia Street. The bags, which feature an image of the destroyed block that was taken in 1977, are available at businesses throughout New West. For a full list of locations to find the bags, as well as details on a photo contest, go to www.b2bnownewwest.com. - MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER
Lynn Quesnel and Andy Guetrin of Moody Beads and Victoria Lambert of The FAT Paint Company are amongst the merchants who will benefit from the sale of special shopping bags for a minimum $5 donation with hte proceeds going the Fire Relief Fund to help the businesses burnt out in the Oct. 10 fire that destroyed two heritage buildings on Columbia Street. The bags, which feature an image of the destroyed block that was taken in 1977, are available at businesses throughout New West. For a full list of locations to find the bags, as well as details on a photo contest, go to www.b2bnownewwest.com.
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The shopping bags to help businesses displaced by the Oct. 10 fire that razed two heritage buildings on Columbia Street are a hit.

More than 750 of the special collectable bags, which feature a photo of the E.L. Lewis Block, one of the destroyed buildings, have already been sold for a minimum donation of five dollars. All the money raised goes directly to the New West Fire Relief Fund

Scotia Bank has also offered to match all sales of the bags from their two branches in the city, up to a maximum $5,000.

The bags are available at 21 shops around New Westminster and they'll also be sold at Saturday's winter farmer's market at the River Market.

Shoppers who snap a photo of themselves with their bag filled with goodies purchased from local shops can also win a prize basket.

For a list of locations selling the bags, as well as details about the photo contest, go to b2bnownewwest.com.

 

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