By Laura Keil

Plaid Friday and Late-night shopping are coming to Valemount again this year.

Plaid Friday takes place this Friday Nov. 26th and is aimed at supporting locally-owned independent businesses. Each participating business is offering special discounts and deals for shoppers that day. So take a peek at A Cut Above, Emerald Earth Organic Spa, Glacier Fire Pizzeria, Three Ranges Brewing Company, The Rocky Mountain Goat News, Vale Coffee, The Moose Pub, Sass Studios Inc. and the Valemount Visitor Information Centre.

Shoppers can also win gift certificates from local businesses valued at $100 each through the Find the Logo Contest and the Plaid Storefront contest. Each winner will get to choose two $50 gift certificates from the Love Valemount businesses of their choice.

Find the Logo Contest: Go to Find 10 plaid Friday Love Valemount icons in the business photos there that are hidden in the photos. Write down the names of the 10 businesses whose pictures include the icon and then private message your entry to the Love Valemount facebook page.

Plaid Storefront Contest: Find four of our downtown Love Valemount Businesses that have a Plaid Shirt or Plaid Shirt poster in their front window. Go to the Love Valemount facebook page and comment on the post that has the original contest poster by listing the four businesses and be one of the first ten people to win a set of Love Valemount hand warmers! All entries received, including the first 10, will be entered in the second draw for $100 of Love Valemount gift certificates.

Late-night shopping
Late-night shopping will take place Fri. Dec. 3rd from 5pm-9pm. Participating stores and organizations will be open from 5pm-9pm. Planning is still underway. Santa photos are not yet confirmed. Check back in the Goat newspaper and website for more details as they are announced.