Business notes: One-stop health and rehabilitation clinic opens in Duncan

Business notes: One-stop health and rehabilitation clinic opens in Duncan

Business notes

A new one-stop model for health and rehabilitation in the Cowichan Valley has opened its doors in Duncan.

Mark Bhopal, a vocational rehabilitation consultant, said he had a vision of assembling a multi-disciplinary health and rehabilitation team, and this goal was achieved when a group of experts came together and formed the Canada Avenue Health Professionals, located at 55 Canada Ave.

“These professionals collaborate to develop cohesive plans which offer best patient/client centred practices to enhance the quality of life of individuals in the region who are living with health challenges,” Bhopal said.

“With so many scattered health resources and no cohesion, CAHP offers a one stop shop model of care and continues to grow to meet the needs of individuals and families in the community.”

Other members of the team include chiropractor Dr. Julian Wynne-Smith, physiotherapist Johanne Tomio, occupational therapist Diana Sharpe, deep hypnosis practitioner Jasmine Rose Oberste, behaviour consultant Joan Astren, and conflict management consultant Kim McCullough.

For further information, go to www.canadaavehealth.com.

Pacific Industrial and Marine earn Ecostar award

Cowichan Valley’s Pacific Industrial & Marine, which specializes in all aspects of marine and bridge construction, has won the community leadership award at the 2017 Ecostar awards ceremony.

EcoStar Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals on Vancouver Island.

The business, which operates in Cowichan Bay, was recognized as a company integral to the social fabric of the bay, and owner Brian Thacker was hailed as a community leader as he has taken action and initiated partnerships to enhance environmental and social sustainability in the area.

“We are certainly honoured to be recognized for the work that we, and the other businesses in Cowichan Bay, are doing here,” said company spokeswoman Sharon Horsburgh.

New website for Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery has a new look for its website.

Since the Brunner family purchased Blue Grouse Estate, one of Cowichan Valley’s oldest estate vineyards and winery, in 2012, they have given the winery a complete makeover, with more than $10 million in investments into the vineyard, the creation of a new winery and tasting room, and the addition of onsite accommodation, the Grouse House.

With so much happening onsite at the winery, owner Paul Brunner said its web presence required the same attention.

“This new website was created specifically for our online audience of people both old and new to Blue Grouse wines,” he said.

“With a timeline of our history, a new format to highlight our latest vintages and information on our wine club and events, we are proud to present to you a website that has been one year in the making.”

To view the new site, check out www.bluegrouse.ca

Mr. Mike’s wants the hear about Deeds Well Done

Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse is once again encouraging restaurant guests to showcase the people who make their communities a better place through the “Deeds Well Done” program.

The fifth-annual Deeds Well Done will run until Dec. 31, during which time guests can nominate a registered charity in their community.

One registered charity from each of Mr. Mike’s 37 markets, including the restaurant in Duncan, will receive $500 from the franchise, resulting in more than $18,000 being donated to charities throughout Canada.

“The holiday season is about supporting those in need, and Deeds Well Done highlights the wonderful people who give back to their communities,” said Mr. Mike’s spokesman Mike Cordoba.

“We remain dedicated to supporting the communities where we live and work, and Deeds Well Done is an opportunity to highlight the charitable organizations that are helping those living in these communities thrive.”

Charity nominations can be made by visiting www.deedswelldone.com.

Island Savings wins Big Brothers national award

Island Savings has been named the winner of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Partnership Award, a national award that acknowledges extraordinary generosity and community leadership by an organization.

The award is one of three granted annually across Canada to organizations or companies who demonstrate leadership and serve as a community role model, and who contribute by achieving tangible results and improving BBBS’s impact in areas of priority.

Helping agencies improve capacity for volunteer recruitment has been a priority for the agencies, so the commitment of 25 Island Savings staff serving as mentors to children has made a tremendous impact on the success of local BBBS agencies.

“Island Savings was chosen for the award based on their extensive work assisting Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies to raise their community profiles, which positively impacts children and their families in our communities by providing meaningful mentoring relationships to children and youth,” says Erin Generous, executive director of BBBS Cowichan Valley.

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