The voting period for the second annual Alberta’s Favorite Community Thrift Store contest hosted by Crossway Community Thrift Store ended on November 30th. Canmore’s own Community Thrift Store scored 10th place in Alberta.
“I think the contest went very well. We saw an increase in store participation across the province and that generated an increase in voters. All this is positive towards increasing awareness for community thrift stores and what they do for our local communities. It also creates a fun atmosphere for all stores and their customers,” said Lenny Buckley Executive Officer of Crossway Community Thrift, Host of Alberta’s Favorite Community Thrift Store Contest.
This contest was designed as a fun way to celebrate the important work that thrift stores do in their communities across the province. Shoppers showed their appreciation and voted for their favorite community thrift stores. The top three thrift stores that gained the most votes won a first, second and third place certificate to put up in their store and a badge to show off on their social media. The winners were Treasures From Trooper Foundation from Crossfield in first place, second place was awarded to the Interval Store in Lloydminster, and third place went to Agape Thrift Store and Community Outreach in Wetaskiwin.
“Our goal for Alberta’s Favorite Community Thrift Store contest was to connect to thrift stores across Alberta and celebrate the amazing work they do in their community, and we believe we have done that! Thank you all, we can’t wait for next year!”