Love 100 Mile House or bust

Spend-local project boosts community, hosts event

Love 100 Mile House keeps local shopping and services alive by encouraging heart-felt investments in the community. The Love 100 Mile House website helps promote these businesses, and the community as a whole, to attract folks from outside the area.

Participating businesses are inviting everyone to come out and celebrate the website launch.

It officially kicked off on Nov. 1, but organizers and project participants will celebrate this milestone by hosting an open house in the 100 Mile Curling Club (upstairs), 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 27.

Under the slogan Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is, the local project in the Small Town Love program has almost four dozen businesses signed up with an online presence.

“Small Town Love has been a resounding success in the District of 100 Mile House, with more than 40 local businesses signing up to celebrate their stories and gain new customers,” says District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall. “This program will be a hit with residents and visitors to our community.”

100 Mile House planner Joanne Doddridge says there will be plenty of door prizes and draws, as well as other give-aways and promotions.

“We’re inviting everyone. There will be some food and it will just be a lot of fun and a chance to stop by and say hello to local businesses, some small and some not so small.”

The Open House will be immediately followed by a 100 Mile Wranglers hockey game at the adjacent arena, so that people can plan a bigger outing if they wish.

The Small Town Love program is funded by Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT), and founded and headed by Amy Quarry of Quesnel.

South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce executive director Colene Hume hopes the local community, and business people in particular, will turn out to the Open House event.

“We worked hard to inform all businesses in the 100 Mile House and surrounding areas to let them know that this exciting opportunity is available.

“The project was a great success. We surpassed NDIT’s initial budget of 25, and ended up with 45 business taking part.”

This is also a great chance to find out more about the opportunity and to peruse the local business information and photos featured on the website.

For more information, visit, or contact Joanne Doddridge at 250-395-2434 or e-mail to


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