Latest News from Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Members
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The Tri-Cities Chamber is preparing membership data for the 2013 Membership Directory, to be printed in January 2013 and sent out to fellow members. Please take a few minutes to confirm your company information is up-to-date. Most members received a username, login name and explanation of the Chamber website features last February. If you have need to receive that information again, email the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org and request it. Be sure to include your company's name, your name and email address.
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Grand opening for Valore on the Park Saturday
Donations from BBQ go to Try-City Transitions
The Circadian Group is quickly moving ahead with its latest project called Valore on the Park, a 30-unit Condo development, steps from Gates Park in Port Coquitlam. This Saturday (Sept. 15) they'll have a display suite to show off.
The grand opening for Valore on the Park will be from noon to 5 p.m. Guests are invited to tour the display suite and stay for the barbecue. Donations from the barbeque go to Tri-City Transitions.
The development is currently 50 per cent sold but there are still a wide variety of suites available. As an incentive to buyers, the Circadian Group is offering $5,000 off the price of any condo.
Floor plans for the units are available at www.Valoreonthepark.com.
For more information on the development or to get an advanced sneak peek, contact Maureen Seguin at 778-772-3695.
Valore on the Park is located at 2473 Atkins Ave. in Port Coquitlam.
G & G gives to 4H
Funds to raise awareness
On August 20th, 2012 in the 4-H barns at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver, G&F Financial Group presented a cheque of $7,396 to B.C. 4-H. Provincial Council President, Susy Chung-Smith, and B.C. 4-H Provincial Council Director, Al DeJong.
G&F Financial Group has a history of making a difference their communities. These funds will be utilized by B.C. 4-H to raise the awareness of 4-H and agriculture around the province and for the Join the Revolution of Responsibility recruitment campaign to improve agricultural awareness, leadership, and citizenship skills in youth.
Donations for Crossroads
TELUS Charitable Giving Program, Royal Canadian Legion and Benjamin Moore Tri-City Paint give to Crossroads Hospice Society
Retired TELUS employee and Crossroads Hospice Society volunteer, Linda Jackson proudly presents Crossroads Hospice Society with a cheque for $6,280 received through the Team TELUS Charitable Giving Program.
“We are so grateful for the continued support from TELUS employees. Their generosity is evident year after year,” says Barb Henham, Executive Director, Crossroads Hospice Society.
A cornerstone of TELUS’s commitment to making a positive difference in communities is the Team TELUS Charitable Giving program. Through the program, TELUS will match donations made by the program participants to eligible Canadian charities, to a maximum of $10,000 per year per individual.
Crossroads was also on the receiving end of donations from the Royal Canadian Legion and Benjamin Moore Tri-City Paint & Decorating.
The Poppy Campaign fundraising efforts of the Royal Canadian Legion 263 – Coquitlam resulted in a sizeable donation of $3,000 for Crossroads Hospice Society.
Benjamin Moore Tri-City Paint & Decorating donated $800 to the hospice.
“We are so pleased to be able to help raise funds for this much needed resource in our community. We supplied the paint when the hospice was built and continue, in whatever ways we can, to stay committed to Crossroads. The great turn out shows that others care too,” says Thoma Doehring, owner of Benjamin Moore Tri-City Paint & Decorating.
To find our more about this donation or for information about Crossroads Hospice Society please call 604-945-0606.
Top Women's Golf
Canadian Open at Coquitlam golf course
Golf fans don't have to go far to see the best women in golf play for the CN Canadian Open title. They'll all be competing for top prize money at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam.
Of the 50 top ranked women in the LPGA, 48 will attend the Aug. 20-26 tournament.
Chamber members get a discounted price on tickets. Just go to www.golfcanada.ca, click on CN Canadian Women's Open in the top right corner, then click on Order Tickets under the Tickets menu. Enter the promotional code CHAMBER to receive discounted ticket prices.
Honours for FredFormer Chamber director given Queen's Jubilee Medal
Fred Soofi, owner of Pasta Polo Restaurant in Coquitlam, and an active volunteer and supporter of community projects, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his community contributions. The Anmore resident speculates his work in the Iranian community may have been behind the presentation of his medal by Andrew Saxton, North Vancouver MP. However, Soofi said he is involved in many other groups as well, including Amnesty International, the Coquitlam Farmers Market and PoCoMo Youth Society, among others.
"I understand it's a very prestigious medal," said Soofi, who said he was surprised by the award. The medal, created to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne, is granted by the Governor General of Canada but recipients are chosen by MPs.
- Tri-City News
Donations NeededKidSport Tri-Cities hosting sale Aug. 18
Time to clear out the sports gear you never use. You know, that avalanche of gear that buries you every time you open the closet. KidSport Tri-Cities is holding its bi-annual used equipment sale Aug. 18. For more information visit www.kidsporttricities.ca
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