Surrey Business News
SBOT MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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