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Supported by the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with NNSL Media

On July 25th, 2020, we can make a positive difference for Canada’s future!
The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce has registered the Yellowknife business community for The Big Spend, a one-day national shopping event designed to generate a $100 million spend to benefit local economies across Canada.

We’re asking Yellowknife consumers to take action by joining thousands of Canadians in making a purchase at one of the many fine Yellowknife small businesses on July 25th, 2020 and recording your purchase on The Big Spend will be mapping spending across Canada and releasing information on the economic impacts of this initiative. Let’s show Canada how much we support our local business community!

“Yellowknife businesses have made substantial investments to safely provide their products and services to consumers. After struggling through months of decreased sales, unpredictable labour challenges, and complex regulatory and compliance rules, Yellowknife businesses have demonstrated their resilience,” said Tim Syer, President of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce. “Shopping local and supporting local businesses is a practical step we can all take as part of a larger action plan for economic recovery in Canada.”

The Big Spend is an initiative of Leading Influence, a national not-for-profit organization. This is a non-partisan, non-political initiative intended to benefit communities across Canada.

Become a Spend Friend!
The Big Spend has made a number of free promotional tools available for businesses and consumers that will be distributed by the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce. This includes window decals for our membership to display in their storefronts.

Please contact our Programs Coordinator, Samantha Stuart, by emailing to receive promotional material to help spread the word. All participating businesses will be entered into a draw for a flight voucher with our Platinum Sponsor, Canadian North.

Press Release

The Big Spend. (July 14, 2020). Introducing “The Big Spend” Canada comes together July 25th to support small business

YK Chamber of Commerce. (July 13, 2020). Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Encourages Consumers To Participate In The Big Spend On July 25, 2020

Facebook Event
Spread the word about The Big Spend! Please share the event page we've set up on your social media and mark yourself as "Going".

Businesses - share products, sales, special promotions ahead of July 25th with #TheBigSpend #TheBigSpendX1A and #ShopYK. 

By request, we can print the promotional poster for you or you can download it here to print and post in your place of business. To request a poster to be printed for you, please email


Buy North

Do you have any updates with your business? Fill out the form here: or send an email to

In the Media

My Yellowknife Now. (July 14th, 2020). YK Chamber of Commerce encourages consumers to participate in The Big Spend on July 25th. Retrieved from:  

Cabin Radio. (July 13, 2020). Yellowknife businesses joining The Big Spend. Retrieved from: 


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