Chamber president Barry Grant (right) and vice president Inger Laing draw the 2019 Passport to Christmas winners. Photos submitted

Numbers are in and winners drawn for 2019 Passport to Christmas

Chamber initiative shows Ponoka shops local

The haul from the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Passport to Christmas event could be described in one word: “cha-ching.”

Over 9,421 passports were completed and turned in, amounting to over $2.8 million in sales at local businesses.

Ponoka residents shopped local, but 1,482 of the passports turned in were from those who live out of town.

Passport to Christmas 2019 Winners

$1,500 Shopping Spree at participating merchants (sponsored by the Ponoka Chamber):

Brenda Hemeyer/Ponoka ($100 Donated to Ponoka Food Bank)

$500 Co Op Oils Gift Card (sponsored by Ponoka Coop Oils): Hugo Lemke/ Ponoka

FitBit Versa (Sponsored by Johnson Insurance) – Lacy Wynnyk/Ponoka

$100 Gift Cards:

Brad Overeem/Ponoka

James Dehlstrom/ Red Deer

Tara Harbin/ Ponoka

Community Christmas

Stan Ness/ Ponoka (Donated to Ponoka Food Bank)

Congratulations to our $25 merchant prize winners:

Adams GMC- Liette Richard/Ponoka

Altitude Spa – Marcie Welch/ Ponoka

Birchland Dental- Sylvia Hitchcock/ Ponoka

Boston Pizza-Margret Rowan/ Ponoka

Busted Ladies Lingerie- Marlene Hoftrand/ Ponoka

Central Office Supplies- Brad Remyn’s/ Ponoka

Direct Travel- Dorothy Ungstad/Ponoka

Flowers For You- Hilda Tomaszewski / Camrose

Gord’s No Frills- Community Christmas

GP Glass and Windshield – Monica Brennan/Ponoka

Gypsy Fringe Boutique- Kathy Millear-Sande/Ponoka

Hamilton’s IGA- Deb Peterson/ Ponoka

Hammy’s Spirits-Jim Kroening / Ponoka

Heartland Feeds- Elena Nucum/ Ponoka

Jones Boys Saddlery and Western Wear-Marry Wiancko/ Ponoka

Julies Travel- Carol Bailey/ Ponoka

Legacy Ford- Regina Schlak/ Ponoka

LW Tire and Auto – Darlene Mackay/Bashaw

Mainstreet Hardware- Carmen Rodwell/ Ponoka

Makkinga Market- Susan Whitecotton/Ponoka

Old Iron Horse Restaurant- Justin RIske/Ponoka

Pet Valu- Junie Cummins/Ponoka

Ponoka Chrysler Jeep – Myrna Noble/ Ponoka

Ponoka Community Golf Club- Justine Butterfield/ Ponoka

Ponoka Coop Oils Ltd.- Melanie Tonneson/ Ponoka

Ponoka Dental- Katanzyma Hetmanczyk/Ponoka

Ponoka Eyecare- Daniel Davis/ Ponoka

Ponoka Health Foods- Merely Tagupa/ Ponoka

Ponoka News- Terry Jones/ Ponoka

Ponoka Professional Pharmacy – Susan Bussiere/Ponoka

Ponoka Reddi Mart- Holly Maier/ Ponoka

Ranchers Castle-Star Newman/Ponoka

Redneck Barbie Inc.- Doug Tucker/ Ponoka

Rexall Drugs- Irene Rausch/ Ponoka

Shoppers Drug Mart- Esper Bugarin/ Ponoka

Siding 14 Brewery- Kathleen Remyn/Ponoka

Sister’s Country Rustics- Kathy Layden/ Ponoka

Sommer’s Home Hardware- Gord Sweet/ Ponoka

Stampede Esso- Lee Anne Wass/ Ponoka

Tantec Electronics- Lorne Friggstad /Ponoka

The Brick – Louise Peterson/Ponoka

The Cutting Edge- Gail Bresee / Ponoka

The Hitch’n Post- B Hoybak/ Ponoka

The Liquor Store- John Dodds/ Ponoka

The Red Apple- Gay Taylor/ Ponoka

Thirsk Automotive- Kent Morrow/ Ponoka

Twisted Label- Jackie Huysman/Ponoka

Wagners Automotive- Angie Van Pelt/ Ponoka

Wisdom Seekers Emporium-Myrna Raugust/Ponoka

Your Dollar Store With More- Julie Yourex /Ponoka

Winners may claim their merchant prize at the corresponding merchant. Other prizes may be claimed by contacting the Chamber at 403-783-3888.

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