“At a time like this with COVID, the BIA thought it was important to not only support our local businesses but to encourage wellness, self care, and adventure for our community as well,” says Morgan Richter, Downtown Huntsville BIA manager. The result: the Downtown Huntsville Wellness Challenge.
The challenge is a simple one. Until September 13, take a selfie or photo while completing one, several or all of the challenges created by Downtown Huntsville businesses. Then submit your photo for a chance to win prizes.
“There is a mix of both free activities and challenges where you purchase something from the stores,” says Richter. “After you complete each challenge you submit your photo online through the challenge portal on downtownhuntsvilleadventures.ca.”
The participating businesses are: Algonquin Outfitters, Downtown Huntsville BIA, Main St. Local, Picture Yourself Well, Reflections of Muskoka, Soapstones, The Great Vine, The Nutty Chocolatier, Upnorth Games, and Veda Yoga, as well as the Downtown Huntsville BIA.
Challenges include snapping a photo of yourself soaking up some sunshine downtown, wearing a mask in a public place, renting a canoe, kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat from Algonquin Outfitters to explore the Muskoka River, having lunch with a friend at Main St Local, enjoying a frozen yogurt from The Nutty Chocolatier, and more.
Winners will be chosen in a random draw and have the chance to win one of two prize packs that include products and gift cards from downtown businesses, or one of 10 prizes of $100 in Downtown Dollars that can be used at any Downtown Huntsville business.
“This is targeted for both locals and visitors,” said Richter. “We really want to promote wellness in Downtown Huntsville with the goal to support local businesses.”.
She added that special thanks are due to Randy Mitson, marketing manager at Algonquin Outfitters, who helped create the back end of the contest including populating the website, created the terms and conditions, and marketing the challenge.
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