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On Wednesday, September 5th, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) hosted its annual charity golf tournament, this year in support of the Burnaby Hospice Society—a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to individuals and families during the end-of-life journey. The event, which took place at Riverway Golf Course and Clubhouse in South Burnaby, raised $10,000 dollars through player’s pack sales, a 50/50 draw, and

a matching contribution of $5,000 by Scotiabank. Highlights of the day included team and individual awards, numerous contest and raffle prizes, and a buffet dinner. Out on the course, players enjoyed sponsor activities on every hole, ranging from games to food and beverage sampling. Commenting on the day’s events, BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden noted that the day was a huge success for everyone involved. “It was a great day for golf,” he

said. “We managed to raise a tremendous amount of money for the Burnaby Hospice Society, a very worthy cause, and everyone who participated had a wonderful time. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our sponsors and volunteers who deserve a ton of credit in making the day such a triumph.” For more information about the Burnaby Hospice Society visit burnabyhospice.org. Or visit www.bbot.ca for information on the Burnaby Board of Trade. !

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,* 4B%9#@= 51'B= This past August, Burnaby hosted the 25th BC Seniors Games, one of the largest Games organized in BC. The games showcased a growing trend that sport is not just for the young but for the young at heart as well. 650 seniors participated when the games were first held in Vernon in 1988. This year, close to 3700 seniors ranging in age from 55 to 90 competed from across BC. Events like this don’t happen without the generous support of its community. The business community, volunteers, The City of Burnaby and the provincial government worked together to show Burnaby’s capacity to host major sporting events. Darlene Gering, President of the Burnaby BC Seniors Games remarked “The feedback I received from the BC Seniors Games Society was that the Burnaby 2012 Seniors Games was extremely successful, proving yet again this city does an amazing job at hosting major sporting events!” !

program for immigrants helps reduce labour market skills shortages Anyone living in BC’s Lower Mainland probably knows a new immigrant with professional training who is working an entry level job such as driving a taxi or delivering pizza. Qualifying to work in BC can be a lengthy, costly and overwhelming experience—especially true for those in regulated professions. What is most needed are advocates who can help newcomers navigate through the maze of regulations and the many other obstacles. Douglas College has a program that can help new immigrants understand the difficulties involved in transitioning to a new country. The Skills Connect team assists program participants to assess their skills, research their field, and take the necessary steps needed to qualify for work. The Skills Connect for Immigrants program is funded by the provincial and federal governments—financial assistance to help offset other costs are also provided. To learn more call 604.438.3045, e-mail 5T!RR5':;;%'38&:1#R?5A='A'? or visit &:1#R?5':RR%#%A'?@5T!RR5':;;%'3A !

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high tea dim sum event series connects bbot to the asian business community michael keller '@"B:G)5%%!A,": It’s no secret that a big part of Burnaby’s economic success is the diverse nature of its business community. From all over the world, people have settled here to make this city stronger, and as the centre of Canada’s Asia-Pacific gateway, there is a particularly vibrant Asian business community. Recognizing the potential to draw an even greater perspective of knowledge and experience, the Burnaby Board of Trade has launched a monthly High Tea Dim Sum event in an effort to better reach out to the Asian

community. The event, which has been running since June, invites new business contacts from outside the BBOT to join members in an intimate group setting for a delicious array of dim sum delicacies while discussing issues involving the Asia-Pacific region, and learning more about the BBOT. “Creating stronger connections with Burnaby’s Asian business community has been a priority of the BBOT for some time, but I’m really pleasantly surprised with how well received these events have been so far,” remarked Burnaby Board of Trade CEO, Paul Holden. “We started out thinking we would try one just to gauge the interest,

and when that filled up, we thought we would try another. Now they’re just getting bigger and bigger, we’re getting great speakers, and I think we have a hit!” Recent speakers at the event have included Phebe Chan from Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, who spoke on recent changes to Canada’s immigration and work visa laws, and most recently Mayor Derek Corrigan. October’s event will feature Hon. John Yap, BC Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology and the Minister responsible for Multiculturalism. For more information on upcoming High Tea Dim Sum events, visit ==:3A'?. !

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businesses in Burnaby from a number of different sectors. Survey respondents were asked to identify the extent to which their organization supports various familyfriendly indicators such as alternate work arrangements, recognition of care responsibilities, and workplace culture/ environment. Specially, respondents were asked to indicate whether there were existing policies in place, and if so, whether those policies were formal or informal. Findings of the report indicate that most organizations have a wide range of

policies in all categories identified. While most large companies had some kind of formal policies in place, smaller and medium sized companies were more likely to have informal policies. Approximately 10% of companies identified as having no supports in place. Information from the survey will be used by the Social Development Committee to inform future board initiatives, and has been used to guide the development of a new award category for the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, co-presented by the BBOT and the City of Burnaby every November. !

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burnaby’s 120th birthay:

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Foot Wellness join our Burnaby business community, and it was a real honour to be invited to participate in the ribbon-cutting,” remarked Holden. “It is a beautiful new facility they have here, and I know they are going to be a big part of this community for a long time to come.” Spring Foot Wellness specializes in orthotics, podiatry, physiotherapy, and message therapy to alleviate pain

of the lower extremities. They provide pre-fabricated and hand-crafted custom orthotics, plus shoes, socks, hosiery and foot accessories. Visit them online at www. springfootwellness.com. The Burnaby Board of Trade offers ribbon-cutting ceremonies as part of its member benefits and services package. For more information visit bbot.ca/ about-membership. !

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“Tutor Doctor is a proud member of The Burnaby Board of Trade. The BBOT is a fantastic organization that has helped us to increase our network and provided us with countless opportunities to create additional marketing exposure for Tutor Doctor. Through the various networking events and workshops we have been able to build quality business relationships with other members, and that is key to expanding our business.”

bbot – keeping members engaged

At the Burnaby Board of Trade we strive to get to know you and your business better so we can help you succeed in the market place.

new member orientation

All members, new or otherwise are welcome to join us for the New Member Orientation, a great informal way for you to tell us about your business and for you to find out about BBOT benefits, services, workshops, programs and communication channels that can help you grow your business. To find out when the next Orientation takes place contact: Marisol Sanchez, Membership Services Manager – <?7!5:R8==:3A'?C 604.412.0100 ext.1106A

breakfast with the board

Breakfast with the Board is an ongoing program that offers members an opportunity to meet with CEO Paul Holden and Board members in an intimate setting where business issues, challenges, successes and ideas can be shared. To join us for the next Breakfast with Board contact: Marisol Sanchez, Membership Services Manager – <?7!5:R8==:3A'?C 604.412.0100 ext.1106A

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Our newly launched web site allows you to register for events, pay invoices, enhance your online directory listing, offer Hot Deals, Member 2 Member discounts, and get the word out about your business—all online! Find out more by visiting: L:Q 3: *5% 44.+A'? (==:3A'?@ ?=:13B15@":QB15%B==:3B'?) or contact Tessa Vanderkop 3%55?8==:3A'?, 604.412.0100 ext.1107.

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Official newsletter of the most progressive business association in Burnaby.

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