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Editorial: Plenty to celebrate about business in Delta

The business community and their resiliency and ability to adapt and change continues to impress me every day
It was a sold out Tsawwassen Springs ballroom last Friday night for Delta Chamber of Commerce's 71st annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards.

It’s a night for the business community to come together and celebrate amongst their peers and colleagues.
I love evenings like this and look forward to the Hats Off to Excellence Awards – this year the 71st annual event hosted by the Delta Chamber of Commerce.
I always learn a little something about what makes our business community tick, what makes our business community so special.
I have lived in Delta for only six years, but the business community and their resiliency and ability to adapt and change continues to impress me every day.
Friday night’s awards gala was no different.
From the presentations to the six individual awards to this year’s Citizen of the Year, there is so much to be proud of and celebrate here in Delta.
Bruce McDonald is a great choice for Citizen of the Year. Living in North Delta for 50-plus years, he was on council for nine terms. The job is never easy and requires lots of behind the scenes work in order to make the decisions at the council table.
Over the years, McDonald also served his community as a volunteer as a football referee and other endeavours that helped make our community thrive and prosper.
Now retired, McDonald deserves a hearty thanks and congratulations for his dedicated service.
Shop local
As we enter the Christmas shopping season, here is another reminder to continue to support our local business community.
We are blessed to have a diverse and unique number of shops and services in Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta to ensure that you have great gifts for all your family and friends under the tree on Christmas morning.
The Ladner Business Association hosted a fabulous Christmas open house last week. The streets and shops were packed and full of energy. It was great to see the support and the festive spirit. Here’s hoping that continues throughout our community in the weeks to come.


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