Shippers Supply, at 1888 Spall Road, is celebrating 15 years in business in Kelowna.
Managed by Ron Campbell, who has been with the company since 1988 and in Kelowna for the past couple of years, Ron is also a corporate trainer for the company with the Kelowna office employing four staff. A 100 per cent Canadian-owned private company started in 1975, Shippers Supply is both a manufacturer and distributor of quality packing supplies and warehouse equipment with its head office in Edmonton and nine locations across Western Canada. Shippers provides just about anything you would use in your shipping, warehouse and packaging departments. Some of the products the firm manufactures and distributes include corrugated boxes, labels, tags, printed packaging tape, pallet wraps, loose fill packing peanuts, label printers, pricing guns, stencil cutters and inks, dangerous goods labels, print cards, storage bins, pallet racking and shelving. Shippers also offer material handling equipment including pallet jacks, stackers, lift tables, conveyors, loading dock equipment, strip door curtains and door seals.
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia has recognized Ken Laloge, a partner at Crowe MacKay LLP, with a fellowship (FCPA), the highest distinction that is bestowed upon a CPA within the accounting profession. Nominated and selected by a committee of their peers, CPABC’s Fellows are leaders, innovators and mentors known for their dedication and commitment to their community and to the CPA profession.
Speaking of Crowe MacKay LLP, the company has merged with TCG Professional Chartered Accountants LLP, a Sunshine Coast accounting and advisory firm. With three offices in Sechelt, Gibsons and Pender Harbour, these offices will officially be recognized as Crowe MacKay’s Sunshine Coast location.
Relocating from Alberta, partners Tad Desimone and Jeff Staheli have started new business Kinetic Evolution, located at 101–1810 Gordon Dr. (across from the Capri Centre). Tad is a strength and conditioning coach and Jeff is a sports chiropractor and nutrition coach. Kinetic Evolution is a new concept facility bringing next level movement training and therapy under one roof. Their team supports you like a high level athlete, with all the support and collaboration needed in a one-stop shop. Their services and five core foundations include personal training, strength and conditioning, chiropractic care, concussion management and nutritional coaching. They believe that exceptional training and therapy can create a profoundly life changing experience. Call 236-420-1090; www.kineticevolution.ca
Kudos to Luke Stack and the Society of Hope on receiving a prestigious provincial award in recognition of their ongoing support of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. Society of Hope employee Private Jesse Lawrence, a reservist with 30 Signals Regiment in Kelowna, nominated his employer to receive an award in the Best Practices in Employer Support, Small Organization category. The Society of Hope is extremely supportive of reservists and regularly gives them time off so they can participate in unit exercises, career courses and domestic operations. The company also tops-up the reservists’ pay to enable them to not be adversely affected by their service. The award will be formally presented at a ceremony in Vancouver.
Thanks to the staff members at Princess Auto on Spall Road who set me up with cleats for my walking shoes. They work like a charm in both snow and ice and are a bargain at $7.
QB Gelato, owned and operated by Victor Laderoute and Kevin Bojdaat 1884 Dayton St., has introduced a Supper Club. Beginning Feb. 27 and 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and month ongoing, QB Gelato will host 10 guests to enjoy tasting plates featuring an array of unique main items and gelato and sorbets. Each menu item will be artfully paired with a wine or cocktail. Each dish is meant to awaken your imagination with creative ingredients not typically found in a gelato shop. Laderoute and Bojda will take dining to a new level with local guest chefs, sommeliers, winemakers or bartenders. Drop into QB and experience their extraordinary gelato as they are constantly creating new flavours. Watch for the March supper club gathering on March 20 and 21. For more information or reservations call 250-861-6622, @enjoyQBGelato or qbgelato.eventbrite.ca.
Birthdays of the week
Rodney Gray (Feb. 20); Tom Dyas (Feb. 20); Graham Lee (Feb. 20); Michael Lavigne (Feb. 22); Carmen Prive (Feb. 22); Grace Naka (Feb. 22); Lyle Isenor (Feb. 22); Bob McGowan (Feb. 23); Anita Kinasewich (Feb. 23); Gerry Deshayes (Feb. 23); Ben Bodnar (Feb. 23); Brydon Stappler (Feb. 23); Wayne (Kaktus) Farr (Feb. 24); Carol Lesiak (Feb. 24); Brenda Mole (Feb. 24); Trudy Ringer (Feb. 25); Brad Cronquist (Feb. 25); Mike Sizeland (Feb. 26).
Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna city councillor and local hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546 or 250-862-7662, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.