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Sunny Tsawwassen sparkles and shines

Holiday tradition started by the Tsawwassen BIA
TBIA lights
The Tsawwassen BIA has been lighting the trees and poles in Sunny Tsawwassen for more than 26 years.

The Tsawwassen BIA has been lighting the trees and poles in Sunny Tsawwassen for more than 26 years.

It is a tradition that is well planned and expanded upon each year. For many years the job of stringing the holiday lights was the heartfelt work of member volunteers, but for the past few years, the bulk of the work is done by contractors.

But once the crews are finished with the ladders and buckets of lights the holiday glow that we all enjoy is turned over to a very special holiday champion.

Randy Scott, owner of Randy’s Tire and Auto Centre, is the Tsawwassen BIA’s “keeper of lights.”

For almost as many years as the BIA has been hanging holiday lights Scott has been making sure the lights stay lit and if that means checking light bulbs and running extension cords that’s just part of the job.   

“Randy likes to make sure that every string is glowing,” said Michelle Barlow, executive director of the Tsawwassen BIA. “It is his daily habit to check the lights each night on his way home. It makes the winter season special for our community and Tsawwassen residents appreciate his dedication.”

The Tsawwassen BIA represents more than 280 small businesses in its commercial district of Sunny Tsawwassen. Working together with their member businesses, the TBIA strives to enhance the ambience of its commercial district with street beautification and community enhancement projects like holiday lighting.   

“We want our community to walk, gather and enjoy our commercial district,” said Barlow. “To enjoy the warmth and glow of the holiday lights while they ‘shop local and shop small’ in Sunny Tsawwassen. While the holiday season represents different things for each of us, we know the twinkling lights create a warmth of spirit that is enjoyed by everyone.”

A dazzling entrance tree greets residents and visitors as they enter Sunny Tsawwassen. The lights continue along 56th St. to Winskill and branch out along 12th Ave. to glow with lights of ruby reds, beautiful blues and emerald greens.

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