Dentist Duncan receives Medal of Honor from Canadian Dental Association – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Dr. Ron Smith, a well-known dentist from the Cowichan Valley, is the recipient of the prestigious Medal of Honor from the Canadian Dental Association.
The Medal of Honor is considered the supreme award of the CDA.
“Its goal is to recognize an individual who has rendered extraordinary service to the profession and to CDA, resulting in significant change,” said CDA.
“This award aims to recognize outstanding service, leadership and humanitarianism at the local, provincial, national and international levels. Recipients must be dentists and must be CDA members.
Smith is a past president of the BC Dental Association and CDA, and has been active in many facets of CDA’s work for many years.
“Helping to improve my profession has been a rewarding experience in itself,” said Smith.
“I am honored to have been selected by my peers for this prestigious award.
Due to the distinctive and special nature of this award, it is not necessary for the award to be awarded in a year.
Under CDA rules, only one award will be awarded at a time, and only two awards will be awarded in a five-year period.
There will only be 10 living recipients holding this award at a time.
The award will only be awarded to living recipients and not posthumously.
The timing of the award to Smith has not yet been confirmed, but could take place in April at CDA’s AGM in Ottawa.
A new vintage store, called Turn Back Time, has opened on Vimy Road in Duncan.
Owner Julie Stevens said her store does consignment work for local artists who worked with furniture, home decorations, garden items and other artistic creations.
She said there are currently eight artists logging their work from the store, located at 5220 Vimy Road, but that she can handle as many artists as possible.
“We just had our third weekend in business, and we’ve been busy since we started,” Stevens said.
“There is a demand for work from local artists and shops like this have become popular destinations in the area. But there’s only one like us in Duncan, so we thought we had something to offer here. It has been a lot of fun so far.
Turn Back Time is open Friday through Sunday. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.
Stevens can be reached at turn [email protected], or by calling 250-710-8991.
Martin’s clothing store, located at 33 Station Street in Duncan, plans to close permanently on August 28.
Owner Susan Martin said the COVID-19 pandemic was the “last straw” for the store, which like many businesses had to close for a while at the start of the pandemic.
She said business had improved in the store in recent months, but decided to shut it down and return to accounting.
Martin said anyone interested in taking over the business and / or purchasing their remaining inventory should contact the store.
In the meantime, she encouraged anyone who has gift certificates or credits outstanding at Martin’s Clothing Store to redeem them by August 28.
“We are very grateful to everyone who has supported us over the years,” said Martin.
White Spot and Triple O branches in British Columbia, including the Cowichan Valley, raised $ 212,574 for the Canadian Red Cross Forest Fire Relief Fund in British Columbia with the donation $ 2 for each burger sold in their branches on July 29.
The money raised, which includes matched donations from the province and Ottawa, is intended to help those affected by the hundreds of forest fires currently burning in British Columbia.
“Guests, franchisees and employees of White Spot and Triple O have a long tradition of generous giving,” said Warren Erhart, president of White Spot Restaurants.
“When there is a need, our teams and partners are always ready to help at any time and our guests will always support in any way they can. Our thoughts and thoughts are with those who have been affected by the recent fires, and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the relief efforts. “
Until August 31, Unsworth Vineyards will donate $ 1 to the BC Hospitality Foundation per bottle of Charme de l’Ile Rosé, 2020 Rosé and 2019 Pinot Noir sold.
The Mill Bay-based winery has $ 5,000 as a fundraising goal for BCHF, a charity that raises money to support people in the hospitality industry facing a financial crisis due to a financial problem. health.
Unsworth anticipates that $ 4,000 of the funds raised will go to recipients who apply for relief funding from BCHF, and $ 1,000 will go towards a scholarship for an aspiring BC wine or viticulture student.
“Enjoy the summer sipping Unsworth Pinot Noir wine, rosé and sparkling wine while helping us support BCHF, our charity of choice,” Unsworth said on its website.
Canadian restaurant franchise Mr. Mike’s SteakhouseCasual, which has a location in Duncan, has developed a tiered benefits program to increase hiring and provide incentives for team members to stay and grow within. the company.
The program has three components that include MIKES Self Betterment Bucks, team member health benefits, and an extensive staff rebate program.
All Mr. Mike’s team members receive a 40% discount on their food bill when dining at any Mr. Mike’s restaurant, including up to three accompanying guests; Mr. Mike’s Restaurants will provide funds to all eligible team members for his health benefit package; and every four months, all eligible employees can submit up to $ 250 to use for their personal growth and goals.
A press release from Mr Mike’s said the restaurant franchise recognizes that the Canadian hotel industry has changed dramatically over the past year and a half due to the pandemic.
The release says the MIKES Advantage program was created to improve the company’s hiring and retention strategy and will provide team members with far more than regular hourly wages.
“We are excited to launch this program and implement it in all of Mr. Mike’s branches across Canada,” said Tony Zidar, senior vice president of operations for Mr. Mike’s.
“Currently, employees are looking for more than just an hourly wage, and by offering the MIKES Advantage program, we hope to help Mr. Mike’s differentiate himself from his competition by providing better opportunities for personal growth while working in one. of our sites. “
In addition, Mr. Mike’s now offers a sponsorship program that allows employees to earn $ 200 if they sponsor someone who is hired at any location.
For more information on Mr. Mike’s, go to www.mrmikes.ca/mikes-life/.