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Country Club Supports Local Child Development Centre

Michelle Kocourek of the Nanaimo Child Development Centre receives a cheque from Country Club Centre Manager Dave Mills & Marketing Director Karen Boudreau.

Michelle Kocourek of the Nanaimo Child Development Centre receives a cheque from Country Club Centre Manager Dave Mills & Marketing Director Karen Boudreau.

An on-going supporter of the Nanaimo Child Development Centre, Country Club Centre recently presented the Centre with a cheque for $2255. The funds were raised through tickets sales to Country Club Centre’s annual Breakfast With Santa. Over 450 people attended this past year’s breakfast event. “We are so thankful for Country Club Centre’s on-going support for our organization. All our families, staff and volunteers look forward to this fun event each year. Because of contributions such as Country Club’s we have recently been able to lower our average wait list time from two years to nine months.”  In total, Country Club Centre has contributed over $20,000 to the Nanaimo Child Development Centre from various events such as Breakfast With Santa.

Kamloops Properties Receive Toro Beautify Kamloops Watersmart Award

Don ? and Tim Arnold from Northwest Properties, with Chris ? from Pronto Enterprises. The Irrigation Weather Station is shown in the background.

Don Pongracz and Tim Arnold from Northwest Properties, with Chris Lawrence from Pronto Enterprises. The Irrigation Weather Station is shown in the background.

The Columbia Place and Columbia Square properties were awarded the Toro Beautify Kamloops Watersmart Award for 2011-12.

The award was earned by the Kamloops Northwest Properties team by achieving an irrigation water use reduction of more than 50% for the combined centres over the past 3 years, as compared to the prior 3 years. This significant water use reduction was achieved while still keeping the shopping centre grounds in tremendous condition.

Together with Pronto Enterprises – a local irrigation and water management company, who initiated the project years ago with the installation and monitoring of leading edge irrigation components, the Columbia Place / Columbia Square team have been successful finding better ways to manage water use at the shopping centre. Results like this take lasting dedication and a cohesive team effort, and are demonstrated through healthy green grass and lower water meter readings. Congratulations!