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50 YEARS OF ACCREDITATION AT THE 2012 TORCH AWARDS
– The BBB of Vancouver Island will dedicate a portion of the 2012 Torch Awards & Anniversary Celebration to a special recognition ceremony honouring businesses that have been Accredited for 50 years (since the BBB opened in 1962).
“These nine businesses have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to building an ethical marketplace on Vancouver Island,” says said Rosalind Scott, Executive Director of BBB Vancouver Island. “These companies essentially founded the BBB of Vancouver Island and their owners have made it a lifelong objective to build relationships based on trust within their community. We are so proud and honoured to be able to celebrate the BBB’s Golden Jubilee along side these businesses.”
The following businesses will be honoured for being BBB Accredited for 50 years:
Times Colonist - Victoria (Victoria)
McCall Bros Funeral Directors Ltd. (Victoria)
Lunds Auctioneers & Appraisers Ltd. (Victoria)
Island Asphalt Company (Saanichton)
Hourigan’s Carpet & Linos (Victoria)
Greaves Moving & Storage Ltd. (Victoria)
Stocker’s Security Storage & Warehouse Ltd. (Victoria)
E H Emery Electric Ltd. (Victoria)
Dave Wheaton Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC (Victoria)
Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Torch Awards!
“At this year’s Torch Awards celebration you won’t just be a guest attending an event…you will become an interactive part of the experience” says Scott. “In celebration of 2012 being the BBB’s 50th anniversary locally and 100th anniversary internationally we’ve decided to take the BBB’s annual Torch Awards celebration to a whole other level.”
If you’ve been to a Torch Award celebration in the past three years, you will know that this event is not your typical awards ceremony. This year’s event is no exception. The 2012 Torch Awards will be an enchanting experience of the senses.
2012 Torch Award highlights include:
Free limo service to and from event
Special honorary recognition certificate for all attendees
Amazing interactive food stations – cocktail party style (Don’t miss the chocolate fountain and cotton candy stations!)
Live theatrical entertainment
Interactive games and prizes
Hands-on, technology rich themed stations
Historical tour of BBB’s past 100 years of achievements
Meet the experts station (Intimate interviews with Dan Gunn (VIATeC), Casey Edge (CHBA), Robert Gialloreto (Tourism Victoria), Jamie Graham (Victoria Police)
Live onsite video and photo posts to Youtube, Facebook and Twitter
Speakers Corner (opportunity to promote your business and congratulate Torch Award nominees, finalists and winners)
Mingling with other Accredited Businesses
Torch Awards presentations (including honouring businesses that have been Accredited for 50 years!)
Get your tickets NOW! And invite a friend. This is a once in a lifetime celebration.
What: 2012 Torch Awards & BBB Anniversary Celebration
Where: Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria
When: Friday May 25, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Price: $65 (+HST)
To reserve tickets contact Wendy at 250.286.6348 ext 109 / email@example.com or Kathy at 250.386.6348 ext 105 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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