Shop West Coast and give gift that keeps on giving

Hey, Santa: Yeah, you! It’s that time again. Christmas shopping season done right, close to home whenever possible.

The merchants of Ucluelet and Tofino are making it even easier to support the West Coast, and I applaud Tofino for moving their epic Jingle Into Christmas over to next weekend Dec. 5-7. Ucluelet’s splendid Midnight Madness is Friday and we will see you then. Stop by for some refreshment at Blackberry Cove, where I will be extending the Westerly News cheer (and remember to fill out an entry for our Christmas giveaway door prize!) Christmas shopping done best is the kind that supports friends and neighbours and keeps shop doors open and the West Coast economy thriving.

A local merchant or restaurateur will keep dollars circulating in the region, so Christmas shopping regionally makes a great deal of sense.

It’s the gift that really does keep on giving. The weather forecast this morning said sunny and cool, but I am forecasting cozy and bright, raining very cool specials.

See you Friday?