Abbotsford is the hub of the Fraser Valley, where farm meets table and homegrown business isn't just an expression. 

At this time any other year, we'd all be preparing to enjoy the outdoors, soak up the sun, and gather with good friends, good food, and good times. That's what locals do. 

Instead, we've been sticking together by staying apart. 

Physical distancing has been a critical aspect of the COVID-19 response, but one of the side effects has been a major blow to our local small business community. 

When it’s time to get back to our normal lives, we all want our favourite restaurant, coffee shop, yoga studio, hair stylist, or neighbourhood retailer to be there for us. For that to happen, we need to be there for them right now. That’s what locals do. 

That’s why we’re asking people and organizations to support their favourite local businesses by buying gift certificates now and redeeming them after COVID-19. 

The Abbotsford Business Community Coalition is absorbing all the payment processing fees so the businesses you chose to support get the full value of the gift certificates you buy and can make use of the funds immediately to make it through this tough time. 

We’ll get through this together. That’s what locals do.