I Love Mission campaign has been launched

I Love Mission campaign has been launched

Program includes tools and resources to help support local businesses during COVID-19 crisis

The District of Mission, alongside six community partners, have launched a new program called I Love Mission that includes a series of tools and resources to help support local businesses during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

“The businesses in Mission are essential to our identity as a community,” said Mayor Pam Alexis. “During the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses have had to quickly adapt to our ‘new normal,’ and I applaud them for their swift work and effort on this.

“I Love Mission is about showing our community pride and taking a stand to buy, eat and support local. We’re in this together and now is a critical time to support local anyway you can.”

I Love Mission will include concrete examples for how residents can support local businesses at this time, as well as provide important resources and guides for businesses on networking, setting up an online presence, social media content ideas, and access to I Love Mission logos and giveaway items such as stickers and pins.

“Local businesses need our support more than ever,” said Stacey Crawford, Economic Development Officer at the District of Mission. “These are the businesses

that employ our family members and support countless youth initiatives, community organizations and special events. Our community is better when it is full of thriving and vibrant small businesses and the I Love Mission campaign is a unique opportunity to demonstrate our support for the local businesses we love.”

Some of the ways residents can shop, buy and support local are:

• Order takeout from a local restaurant or cafe

• Buy a gift card for a service you’ll use later

• Buy from local online shops

• Arrange a curb-side pick-up

• Leave an online review

• Pick up an I Love Mission pin or window decal for your home or car when you shop at a local store

• Post a photo of your favourite local business and tag #ILoveMission

Watch for the I Love Mission campaign pop up around the community in the form of stickers and pins, and online with the #ILoveMission tag.

Along with the District of Mission, community partners involved with the I Love Mission initiatives include the Mission City Record, Mission Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures North Fraser, Mission Downtown Business Association, The Junction Shopping Centre and What’s On! Mission Magazine.

Find more ways to support local, as well as access important business resources by visiting the website at:

mission.ca/ilovemission

I Love Mission

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

These three orbs in a triangular formation were spotted in the skies above Abbotsford/Aldergrove on Dec. 1. (YouTube)
VIDEO: Alleged UFO sighting in Abbotsford/Aldergrove

Footage from Dec. 1 shows three orbs in triangle formation in the skies

Abbotsford Christian Middle School staff and students were asked in a Nov. 15 letter, to self-isolate until Nov. 24. (File photo)
More COVID-19 exposures recorded at independent Abbotsford Christian schools by Fraser Health

Abbotsford Christian Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Cornerstone Christian school listed

The recipients of the 2019 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards held in Abbotsford. (Jason Brown/Revival Arts Studio)
Nominations open for 2021 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Awards open to Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Suspect tries to thwart police in Abbotsford with false 911 call about men with guns

Man twice sped away from officers and then tried to throw them off his trail

Janet Austin, the lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, not seen, swears in Premier John Horgan during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Horgan says he will look to fill gaps in the federal government’s sick-pay benefits program aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. premier says province prepared to patch holes in new federal sick-pay benefits

Horgan said workers should not be denied pay when they are preventing COVID-19’s spread

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s coronavirus situation at the legislature, Nov. 30, 2020. (B.C. government)
Hockey team brought COVID-19 back from Alberta, B.C. doctor says

Dr. Bonnie Henry pleads for out-of-province travel to stop

B.C. Premier John Horgan on a conference call with religious leaders from his B.C. legislature office, Nov. 18, 2020, informing them in-person church services are off until further notice. (B.C. government)
B.C. tourism relief coming soon, Premier John Horgan says

Industry leaders to report on their urgent needs next week

An RCMP cruiser looks on as a military search and rescue helicopter winds down near Bridesville, B.C. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Photo courtesy of RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey
B.C. Mountie, suspect airlifted by Canadian Armed Forces from ravine after foot chase

Military aircraft were dispatched from Comox, B.C., say RCMP

An 18-year old male southern resident killer whale, J34, is stranded near Sechelt in 2016. A postmortem examination suggests he died from trauma consistent with a vessel strike. (Photo supplied by Paul Cottrell, Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
“We can do better” — humans the leading cause of orca deaths: study

B.C. research reveals multitude of human and environmental threats affecting killer whales

A logo for Netflix on a remote control is seen in Portland, Ore.,Aug. 13, 2020. Experts in taxation and media say a plan announced Monday by the government will ultimately add to the cost of digital services and goods sold by foreign companies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
‘Netflix tax’ for digital media likely to raise prices for consumers, experts say

The government says Canadian companies already collect those taxes when they make digital sales

Most Read