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Are you a business in the Camrose Region and want to participate in the shop local "Choose Camrose Region" campaign?
This annual project aims to educate on the importance of shopping locally and encourage consumers to choose local businesses operating in the City of Camrose, Camrose County, and nearby communities including Bittern Lake, Hay Lakes, Bawlf, Edberg, Rosalind, and Bashaw!

Just so you know

Deadline to register
Contest dates
October 23, 2023
The campaign runs November 13 to December 21, 2023.
Participating is easy!
Join in by October 23 (sooner is better)

Step 1
Donate a $50 gift card or more (in increments of $50) to your business or another favourite local business from the Camrose region.

Elevate your participation
​In addition to your gift card donation, you may purchase a Gnome to display with your business name and logo. All the gnome proceeds go to Centra Cam!
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Randall Shattraw

About the Gnome

1.5 ft gnome

2.5 ft gnome

3.5 ft gnome




You choose where to put your gnome: inside, outside, or if you don't have a store location, anywhere in Camrose area. All gnomes are made by the lovely folks at Centra Cam from upcycled fake Christmas Trees.

Imagine Camrose full of Christmas Tree gnomes! Help us create holiday magic.

Join in!

Providing a gift card is your 'opt in'
Mail gift card to
Camrose County Office (attn: Lina Petkeviciene)
3755 43 Avenue, Camrose, AB
T4V 3S8
Drop off gift cards
City Hall (attn: Kevin Johnson)
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Contact Tania Greenwald for your gnome

Order your gnome by October 23 (sooner is better)

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Unwrapping Gift Box
Randall Shattraw


Gift cards donated by the businesses are the campaign's main prize

  • Every week the campaign organizers will draw multiple winners that will receive donated business' gift cards. The prize amount will grow each week starting from $100 and reaching $1,000. A one-time entry provides the opportunity to win every week.

  • The draws will be made on November 17th, 24th, December 1st, 8th, 15th and 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Camrose & District Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be invited to come pick up prizes at the Chamber office.

Why participate?

  • Businesses will be listed as a campaign sponsor within a variety of platforms and/or advertisements;

  • Businesses will get social media exposure when customers post pictures on social media (Facebook / Instagram) with the business name in the background to be entered to win a prize;

  • Being part of a local campaign fosters a sense of community. It demonstrates businesses' commitment to the local area.

  • Campaign organizers will encourage people to shop locally during the holiday season which can result in increased sales for participating businesses.

  • Participating in a campaign that promotes a positive message, such as supporting the local region, can create a sense of purpose and pride among employees and customers.

  • Involvement in community campaigns often leads to networking opportunities and partnerships with other local businesses.

What the contestants see

Just so you know

November 13 to December 21, 2023
What's with all the gnomes?
Visit local businesses in the Camrose region, take a photo with a gnome, and enter to win prizes of up to $1000.

How to enter the contest

Post your photo under the pinned post on the Love Local page.
Tag your photo with the hashtag #choosecamroseregion
Email your gnome photo(s) to

Win while you shop

  • Find a 'Choose Camrose Region' gnome or 'Choose Camrose Region' poster with the logo

  • Take a picture of yourself with the gnome

  • Feel free to enter as many times as you find new gnomes

  • Each new gnome is an entry to win up to $1000!

  • Follow the 'Choose Camrose Region' Facebook/Instagram page for weekly winners' announcements

All the rules

  • Draws will take place 2:00 pm at the Camrose Chamber of Commerce Building (Visitor Information Centre) November 17, November 24, December 1, December 8, December 15, and December 21, 2023.
  • Winners will be invited to pick up the prizes at the Chamber office.
  • People are encouraged to find the 'Choose Camrose Region' gnome or sticker & enter the contest by emailing, uploading the photo in the comments of the Facebook Post, or tagging their instagram post with #choosecamroseregion
  • By sending a photo, participants consent to the photo being published on the Choose Camrose social media pages and potentially used for promotion by the campaign Partners.
  • Winners will receive gift cards from $100 to $1,000 to local businesses.
  • A one-time entry provides the opportunity to win every week.
Love Local
Tania Greenwald
P: 780.781.2718

Camrose County
Lina Petkeviciene
P: 587.769.0368

City of Camrose
Kevin Johnson
P: 780.781.4473

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