Shoppers were thrilled and delighted at the chance of winning gift cards and fabulous prizes; crowds of spectators gathered around the Centre Court in great anticipation, counting down in unison with the Emcee before the announcement of the Lucky Draw at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Prize winners were visibly overwhelmed with joy – jumping up and down and trembling with excitement!
The event was held in conjunction with the Mom Market Vancouver Island which included everything from live entertainment, traditional Chinese Lion dancers, games, and much more. The giveaway and additional activities created an exciting buzz, and a noticeable increase in mall traffic and retailer exposure.
The result of the pandemic has transformed retail shopping behaviours and e-commerce has surged. Central Walk’s goal is to shift this dynamic and let their retail presence be known.
“We are still here, and we want people to come back and shop in the malls again,” Fang Sun, Central Walk’s Executive Director, said.
Woodgrove Centre was acquired by Central Walk, a global real estate investment firm, approximately two years ago.
Since the purchase of Woodgrove, Central Walk has acquired Mayfair Shopping Centre in Victoria and most recently Tsawwassen Mills.
Amongst all three shopping centres, a total value of $1 million in Gift Cards and prizes will be given away by the end of 2022.
“We will just keep giving the gift cards away until they are all gone,” Sun said.
Gift Card incentives will be hosted monthly to attract valued customers back to the shopping centres.
Whether you’re on the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island, keep your eyes peeled for future retail events and promotions! Central Walk’s next big Gift Card giveaway is scheduled at Tsawwassen Mills Saturday, July 30, 2022. For more details, please visit tsawwassenmills.com.