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Shopping bags to help burnt-out businesses a hit
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.