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MNP an­nounces Sun­ney Bad­wal, CPA, CA, as the new Re­gional Tax Leader for MNP’S Lower Main­land re­gion. mnp.ca

Con­grat­u­la­tions to C&D Lo­gis­tics for mov­ing to Sur­rey’s Camp­bell Heights area with the pur­chase of a 35,000 sq. ft. build­ing. cd­l­o­gis­tics.ca

Fiona Mur­ray, CN Rail’s VP of Public and Gov­ern­ment Af­fairs, was ap­pointed as the new Chair­per­son of the Board of Di­rec­tors of the Rail­way As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada (RAC), the very first fe­male to hold the po­si­tion in the RAC’S 103-year his­tory. rail­can.ca

A group of phys­i­cally-dis­tanced staff and fac­ulty at SFU’S Sur­rey cam­pus re­cently pro­duced more than 800 bot­tles of hand san­i­tizer in cam­pus sci­ence labs, which have been closed due to the pan­demic. The hand san­i­tiz­ers were dis­trib­uted to Sur­rey at-need groups, in­clud­ing the food bank, home­less shel­ter and front­line work­ers.

Tiny Planet Dig­i­tal of­fers a com­pli­men­tary 1-hour of dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing con­sult­ing to help busi­nesses thrive on­line. julie@tiny­planet.dig­i­tal

Times of Canada an­nounces their Di­wali Car Give­away and Brav­ery Awards for front­line work­ers. This is a unique 4-hour event where any­one can come and fill in a free bal­lot for the car give­away. https:// www.face­book.com/thetime­sof­canada

Fasken Sur­rey wel­comes Jor­dan Thomp­son to the neigh­bour­hood. Jor­dan joins the team from the Van­cou­ver Labour, Em­ploy­ment & Hu­man Rights group and will di­vide his time be­tween both of­fices. Have an HR ques­tion? Con­tact Jor­dan at jthomp­son@ fasken.com

PIVAL In­ter­na­tional Inc. an­nounces their new 75,000 sq. ft. dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ter in Sur­rey (Unit 103-18822 24 Av­enue). pival.com

Thank you to Ninu Kang for nearly 30 years of ser­vice as part of the MO­SAIC lead­er­ship team. She be­gins a new jour­ney as As­so­ciate Di­rec­tor of End Vi­o­lence BC. mo­saicbc.org

The Sher­a­ton Van­cou­ver Guild­ford Ho­tel is putting to­gether hol­i­day cater­ing pack­ages (prepack­aged meals) that can be de­liv­ered to your of­fice. Linda Mc­crossin at 604-582-9288.

BM Group an­nounces Racy Sidhu as the Chair­per­son of Con­crete BC. With over 20 years of global ex­pe­ri­ence in the con­sult­ing engi­neer­ing and con­crete in­dus­try, Racy brings a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence. bm­groupin­ter­na­tional.com

In­tern­ship op­por­tu­nity! Van­cou­ver Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s Cana­dian Busi­ness Man­age­ment stu­dents are avail­able for a 14-week, un­paid in­tern­ship Jan­uary to April 2021. Con­tact Lina Se­h­gal lse­h­gal@vcc.ca.

Tybo Con­tract­ing is proud to be one of BC’S Top Em­ploy­ers of 2020. tybo.ca

Sur­rey’s Pro­gres­sive In­ter­cul­tural Com­mu­nity Ser­vices So­ci­ety (PICS) has named their up­com­ing 125-bed, long-term care fa­cil­ity for South Asian se­niors after Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It will be called: The Guru Nanak Di­ver­sity Vil­lage lo­cated at 6471 175A Street, which is a part­ner­ship be­tween the Min­istry of Health, Fraser Health and PICS. pics.bc.ca

The City of Sur­rey’s Coastal Flood Adap­ta­tion Strat­egy was hon­oured with na­tional recog­ni­tion from the Cana­dian As­so­ci­a­tion of Mu­nic­i­pal Ad­min­is­tra­tors and the Cana­dian In­sti­tute of Plan­ners for ex­cel­lence in en­vi­ron­men­tal plan­ning. sur­rey.ca/coastal­takingac­tion

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Dou­glas Col­lege on their 50th an­niver­sary. dou­glas­col­lege.ca

Dou­glas Col­lege Foun­da­tion an­nounces their new Board Ex­ec­u­tive: Nick Cheng, John Evans, Kathy Gal­lagher and Jill Cook as the 2020 - 2023 Board Ex­ec­u­tive. dou­glas­col­lege.ca/foun­da­tion-board

Workbc, a provin­cial pro­gram, is of­fer­ing FREE ser­vices for em­ploy­ers: 50% wage sub­sidy to el­i­gi­ble em­ploy­ers, job post­ings, cus­tom hir­ing fairs. 604-584-0003, work­bc­cen­tre-sur­rey­whal­ley.ca/ em­ploy­ers

Se­niors Come Share So­ci­ety has launched a new on­line plat­form, SHARE (So­cial­iza­tion, Health, Aware­ness, Recre­ation and Ed­u­ca­tion) to con­tinue pro­vid­ing pro­grams and ser­vices to older adults in the com­mu­nity de­spite the re­stric­tions of COVID-19. share­vir­tu­ally.com

Healthtech Con­nex, an early-stage med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy com­pany based in Sur­rey has ob­tained non-di­lu­tive growth fi­nanc­ing of $2 mil­lion from BDC Cap­i­tal’s Growth and Tran­si­tion Cap­i­tal di­vi­sion.

The com­pany and its sub­sidiary Neu­ro­catch Inc. are the de­vel­op­ers of the Neu­ro­catch Plat­form, a first-of-its-kind por­ta­ble and cost-ef­fec­tive de­vice that mea­sures brain waves, which was ap­proved by Health Canada last year. bdc.ca

DIVERSECIT­Y Skills Train­ing Cen­tre, which of­fers fee-based job-ready train­ing cour­ses, has been cer­ti­fied as a so­cial en­ter­prise by Buy So­cial Canada. As a so­cial en­ter­prise, DIVERSECIT­Y Skills Train­ing Cen­tre rein­vests earn­ings into DIVERSECIT­Y’S char­i­ta­ble ser­vices for new­com­ers and di­verse com­mu­ni­ties. dcrs.ca

The 2020 call for ap­pli­ca­tions for the Jan­uary Marie La­puz Youth Lead­er­ship Award, pre­sented by Sher Van­cou­ver and spon­sored by DIVERSECIT­Y for the se­cond year, is now open. The award rec­og­nizes youth who have demon­strated lead­er­ship in the 2SLGBTQ+ com­mu­nity. sher­van­cou­ver.com/youth-award.html

Sur­rey’s Health and Tech­nol­ogy District is part­ner­ing with Halo Health, Canada’s first an­gel net­work for health­care, on a new col­lab­o­ra­tion to ex­pand and sup­port health-tech in­no­va­tions and en­trepreneur­s. healthandt­ech­nol­o­gy­dis­trict.com

Prosafe First Aid Train­ing School is open and run­ning cour­ses again with new COVID-19 pro­to­cols, re­duced class sizes, and spe­cial at­ten­tion to san­i­ta­tion and hy­giene. New train­ing pro­grams in­clude a re-cer­ti­fi­ca­tion course for Oc­cu­pa­tional First Aid Level 1. prosafe­firstaid.ca

Sunny Hill Health Cen­tre, the only pe­di­atric re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and de­vel­op­men­tal ser­vices fa­cil­ity of its kind in BC, re-opened its doors on the cam­pus of BC Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in late Au­gust 2020, thought­fully de­signed for the kids and fam­i­lies there. Take a vir­tual tour at bc­chf.ca/sun­ny­hill.

Fo­cus Col­lege has launched a new ESL Pro­gram that is in­ter­ac­tive and makes learn­ing English fun by in­clud­ing games, au­dio record­ings with play back, char­ac­ters and Cana­di­anisms. fo­cus­col­lege.com

San­dler Train­ing, an in­ter­na­tional train­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to im­prov­ing sales and cus­tomer ser­vice skills, has re­turned to the Lower Main­land. This ex­pan­sion is headed by John Glen­non the au­tho­rized San­dler li­censee for BC. glen­non.an­dler.com

KSW Lawyers wel­comes two mem­bers to their Em­ploy­ment & Labour Prac­tice Group, Ale­jan­dra He­nao and Junki Hong. The Busi­ness & Cor­po­rate Group is also happy to have Ar­jun Hair join as an ar­ti­cling stu­dent in Sur­rey. ksw.bc.ca

Rogers Com­mu­ni­ca­tions has launched 5G on Canada’s most trusted and re­li­able net­work in 26 new cities and towns across BC, in­clud­ing Sur­rey. about.rogers.com

This Fall ASTTBC’S Act will be re­pealed and the or­ga­ni­za­tion will tran­si­tion to the Pro­fes­sional Gov­er­nance Act (PGA). The PGA is geared to­wards public in­ter­est and will change the ways that reg­u­la­tory bod­ies func­tion in BC. asttbc.org

Be­gin­ning Septem­ber 9, eight Sur­rey Li­braries branches (City Cen­tre, Cloverdale, Fleet­wood, Guild­ford, New­ton, Ocean Park, Semi­ah­moo, and Straw­berry Hill) re­opened to the public for bor­row­ing and re­turn­ing ma­te­ri­als, com­puter ac­cess, and pick­ing up holds. sur­reyli­braries.ca

Nana’s Kitchen is proud to be named in the top 10 ‘Largest Busi­nesses Owned by a Woman’ in BIV Mag­a­zine 2020. This is Nana’s Kitchen’s 20th an­niver­sary and is proudly owned by She­lina Mawani. your­nanask­itchen.com

Evo­lu­tion Beauty Bar has opened a new lo­ca­tion at 105- 3939 Hast­ings Street, Burn­aby, of­fer­ing beauty and spa ser­vices.

15% dis­count is of­fered to Sur­rey Board of Trade mem­bers. evo­lu­tion­beauty.ca

For a lim­ited time, Peace Arch Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, will match all gifts dol­lar-for-dol­lar up to $100,000 by a gen­er­ous match­ing donor: Man­jit Lit and his fam­ily. They are chal­leng­ing Sur­rey’s busi­ness com­mu­nity to do­nate the re­main­ing funds to buy a life-sav­ing ma­chine. Lo­gan La Roue, Peace Arch Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, 604-5354520 ext.756793 pah­foun­da­tion.ca

Kwantlen Polytech­nic Univer­sity is ex­pand­ing in­ter­na­tional study op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents by join­ing the Univer­sity Mo­bil­ity in Asia and the Pa­cific Con­sor­tium (UMAP). kpu.ca

The City of Sur­rey has ap­pointed Reece Harding as their first Ethics Com­mis­sioner. As an in­de­pen­dent of­fi­cer, the role of the Ethics Com­mis­sioner is to ad­vise and as­sist Coun­cil on how best to en­hance open, trans­par­ent, and ac­count­able gov­er­nance. The man­date of the Ethics Com­mis­sioner’s also in­cludes the author­ity to in­ves­ti­gate com­plaints and make dis­ci­plinary rec­om­men­da­tions to Coun­cil.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to West­land In­sur­ance Group on be­ing se­lected as a fi­nal­ist in the 2020 In­sur­ance Busi­ness Canada Award for Big Bro­ker­age of the Year. Win­ners will be se­lected on No­vem­ber 19. west­landin­sur­ance.ca

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Si­mon Fraser Univer­sity on be­ing named Canada’s top com­pre­hen­sive univer­sity by Maclean’s Mag­a­zine. sfu.ca

The Win­ter Craft Fair, hosted by the Lark An­gels Foun­da­tion, takes place on No­vem­ber 21 from 11am to 3pm at Sul­li­van Com­mu­nity Hall (6306-152 Street, Sur­rey). larkan­gels­foun­da­tion.org

 ??  ?? Con­grat­u­la­tions to our new Re­gional Man­ag­ing Part­ner Ryan Hoag, CPA, CGA 604.536.7614 ryan.hoag@mnp.ca
Con­grat­u­la­tions to our new Re­gional Man­ag­ing Part­ner Ryan Hoag, CPA, CGA 604.536.7614 ryan.hoag@mnp.ca

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