Nelson needs your vote in the Main Street Matters online contest.

Nelson needs your Main Street Matters vote

Nelson has made a name for itself in the online competition involving over 100 communities throughout North America.

With only a few days left in a Benjamin Moore Main Street Matters contest that will reward the top 20 participating communities with a fresh coat of paint, the Heritage City needs to keep casting votes.

Nelson has made a name for itself in the online competition involving over 100 communities throughout North America. Over two weekends, Nelson was in the “Weekend Movers and Shakers which included the top 10 communities securing votes.

But Dianna Ducs, executive director of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism is concerned this past weekend, Nelson fell short.

“We started into this campaign with lots of community support, with active voting and conversations on the street — thank you,” she said. “But as the month rushed by, the act of voting became less top of mind.”

Staff at Benjamin Moore has also recognized towns that have gotten creative rallying votes for their main streets. Along with seven other communities, Nelson caught their eye with a banner hung above the door to the Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s an eye-catching visual reminder to vote daily,” said their website.

Ducs reminds people that voting daily on as many devices as possible will help keep Nelson in contention.

“To win would result in a substantial investment in our community. I know we can be one of the winners in this event, but we just need to commit, vote and then sit back and admire the new colors and fresh paint that Benjamin Moore will bring to our town,” she said.

The contest ends on June 30. To vote go to paintwhatmatters.ca/ and click BC on the map and then Nelson in the left hand column that lists communities.

 

 

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