From left to right: Carol Sparham Joan Ogden, McRea Berrow, and Nancy Lee Deslauriers (Cole Schisler photo)

From left to right: Carol Sparham Joan Ogden, McRea Berrow, and Nancy Lee Deslauriers (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith Business Bucks giveaway winners announced

Three local women won the Ladysmith Business Bucks giveaway

The LDBA and the LDCU have teamed up to give away $1,000 in Ladysmith Business Bucks. Three prizes were be given away, first prize is $500, second is $300, and third is $200. The Ladysmith Business Bucks can be spent at participating LDBA retailers.

Joan Ogden won the first prize, Carol Sparham won the second prize, and Nancy Lee Deslauriers won the third prize. Each were excited to find out they had won.

“I was pretty surprised,” Ogden said. “It’s been running through my mind where I entered and how I’m going to spend the money.”

Ogden plans to give back some of her $500 prize to the community, and is figuring out how best to do that. She also has a family at home who she will be buying gifts for. Some of her favourite local shops are Bouma’s, the Old Town Bakery, and 49th Parallel.

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Sparham – who says she’s never won anything before – looks forward to treating herself this holiday season. She’s got her eye on some of the clothing stores like Nancy’s, and Coral By the Sea.

“I think Ladysmith’s a great little town. We’re fortunate to live here, and we do our best to support local businesses all the time. We’ll definitely be shopping a little more down town,” Sparham said. “I just might spoil myself.”

Deslauriers has two young granddaughters, and she plans to spend her prize money at Little Otters Den on gifts for them. She’s a big fan of For Pet’s Sake, Pharmasave, Old Town Bakery, and 49th Parallel.

“It’s very nice that the community has done this,” Deslauriers said.

The LDCU gave $800 to sponsor the Ladysmith Business Bucks giveaway. LDBA president, Andrea Rosato-Taylor said that the giveaway would not have been possible without the support of the credit union.

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