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Captin named a finalist for Hydro Power Smart Award

A Tilbury based company is among 42 businesses and individuals named as finalists in the B.C. Hydro Power Smart Excellence Awards. Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc. has been listed as a finalist in the Leadership Excellence category.

A Tilbury based company is among 42 businesses and individuals named as finalists in the B.C. Hydro Power Smart Excellence Awards.

Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc. has been listed as a finalist in the Leadership Excellence category.

The bi-annual Power Smart Excellence Awards recognize best-in-class energy conservation leadership and innovation from B.C. Hydro customers in commercial, government and industrial sectors as well as retail and industry partners.

There are 11 different award categories - Power Smart Leader; Leadership Excellence; Energy Conservation Commitment; Energy Manager; New Construction; Conservation Partner; New technology; Consumer Product Manager; National Retailer; Regional Retailer; and the Larry Bell Award for Advancing Energy Conservation.

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Vancity credit union is providing community grants of up to $10,000 to organizations in Delta.

Funds are available for up to 70 per cent of the total project/program budget, including cash and in-kind contributions for projects that: help create sustainable places to live, invest for positive change in the community or projects focused on educating people on how to build their financial knowledge.

Up to $10,000 is available for projects or programs; up to $2,500 is available for conferences, workshops and forums; and up to $1,000 is available for community festivals.

The deadline for submissions is Sept. 17. For more information about the grant criteria and application process visit www.vancity.com/ grants or email michelle_ pandher@vancity.com.

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On Aug. 15, people young and old can treat themselves to a childhood favourite as White Spot is bringing back the Adult Pirate Pak for the fifth annual Pirate Pak Day.

The restaurant will donate $2 for every Pirate Pak sold that day to Zajac Ranch for Children. Zajac Ranch is an established B.C. charity that gives children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities the chance to go to camp.

"Many adults who grew up in B.C. feel deeply nostalgic about the White Spot Pirate Pak," said White Spot president Warren Erhart. "Pirate Pak Day is the perfect opportunity to experience a piece of that childhood magic while also supporting a worthy cause. We are proud to once again be partnering with Zajac Ranch and hope to break our fundraising record of $46,714 this year."

Over the past four years, White Spot has raised more than $152,000 for the ranch, giving 75 children the opportunity to meet new friends and experience traditional camp activities.

"White Spot's Pirate Pak Day fundraiser has resulted in very generous contributions to our camp program, providing life-changing experiences for special needs kids across B.C.," said Mel Zajac, founder of Zajac Ranch for Children. "We are excited to be reuniting with White Spot on this initiative again."

Adult Pirate Paks are only available on Aug. 15 and start at $10.99.

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