Spa Time in Tsawwassen is once again running its Holiday Toy and Food Drive.
From now until Dec. 16, the spa is accepting donations of food and toys. In exchange for a donation, Spa Time is offering gift certificates for a free nail polish change.
All donations will be handed over to Deltassist to help local families over the Christmas season.
Spa Time is located at 1232-56th St., Tsawwassen. For more information call 604-948-9801.
Two local businesses are accepting donations for the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association's 16th annual Coats for Kids campaign.
Last year, Lower Mainland residents donated more than 3,000 coats, scarves, gloves, blankets and new, unwrapped toys and gifts.
Locally, donations can be dropped off at: M and J Woodcrafts Ltd., 1-7338 Progress Way in Tilbury, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at Taymor Industries Ltd., 1655 Derwent Way on Annacis Island, between 8 a.m. and 4: 30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Donations are being accepted from Nov. 21 until Dec. 9.
JYSK is celebrating its 50th store in Canada this month with the Big 50 Contest.
From Nov. 10 to 30, JYSK customers can enter for a chance to win one of two Ford Fiestas or one of two $2,000 JYSK gift cards. The Scandinavianbased retailer is also offering big savings on a wide selection of products.
The first Canadian store opened in Port Coquitlam 15 years ago. Since then, JYSK has expanded across the country with stores from B.C., including North Delta, to Nova Scotia.
Envision Financial kicked off the holiday season this week.
From Nov. 15 to Dec. 3, Envision Financial will run its Angel Tree program to help spread some holiday cheer to children and seniors in need.
All Envision Financial locations will display a decorated Christmas tree with angels that represent a child or senior in the community. Members of the public are encouraged to take an angel from the tree and return it with an unwrapped gift at any branch by Dec. 3.
Locally, donations will be given to Deltassist.
"We are thrilled that Envision Financial will once again be supporting Deltassist, and many other organizations, through the Angel Tree program," said Carly Geistlinger of Deltassist. "Their support has been phenomenal and has truly enabled us to touch the lives of so many families and bring joy during the holiday season."
National dairy cooperative Agropur has opened a new distribution centre in Delta.
"Agropur has been operating in Delta for several years...," said Mike Dick, vice-president of Western Canada, Agropur, Division Natrel. "The new distribution centre is part of Agropur's growing commitment in British Columbia."
The new 26,000 square foot centre, which includes 20,000 square feet of cooler and freezer space, will mean 65 new jobs in Delta.
"Delta is a perfect location for us," Dick said. "The proximity to the Island Farms' production facility on Vancouver Island, and the city's central location in the Lower Mainland made Delta an obvious location to build our distribution centre."
Agropur has annual sales of $3.4 billion, more than 1,000 products and 5,500plus employees.
Robert Little of Deltabased Regency Fireplace Products was recently named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 for the Pacific Region.
The international manufacturer of wood, gas and pellet fireplaces and freestanding stoves has been operating out of Tilbury for more than 30 years.
"Great entrepreneurial leaders have the drive and tenacity to generate successful ideas in the face of many obstacles," said Ron Voyer, Pacific director of Entrepreneur of the Year.
Regency Fireplace Products distributes Regency and Hampton brand products throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe and Asia.
Little received his award in Vancouver last month and will be attending the national event on Toronto on Nov. 23 where the national award winner will be announced.
Tsawwassen-based 505-JUNK has been nominated for the Best Concept award at the annual Small Business BC awards.
Business partners Scott Foran, 25, and Barry Hartman, 24, both Tsawwassen residents, started the rubbish removal service just four months ago.
The award finalists are chosen by online voting from the public. To vote for 505-JUNK, visit www.successfulyou.ca/nominee/bestconcept.112.
Voting closes Nov. 30.
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