Enter to win $1000 in the gear of your choice and support EcoSociety! The lucky winner will receive a $200.00 gift certificate for each of five outdoor gear shops on Baker Street.

“We certainly share the desire to maintain a vibrant downtown core,” said Jesse Woodward, who is managing the raffle for the EcoSociety. “With people shopping online, across the border, and at big box stores, our local retailers need our support. We’re really excited to bring customers into the retail stores while supporting EcoSociety’s programs.”

Raffle proceeds will be used to support programs such as the popular Conversation Café series, which will return in January 2014. The raffle starts on Nov 7, with $5 tickets available at the participating stores: R.O.A.M, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Boomtown Sports, Sacred Ride, and Gerick Cycle and Ski. Only 1000 tickets have been printed, and the winning ticket will be drawn on December 15 at EcoSociety’s Winter Craft Fair at the Central School Gym.