Pat Holmes (sitting, left) runs the business with her daughters Cleo and Jema (fourth and third from the right, respectively).
Some businesses in Tsawwassen have been
running for so long that...
There are many reasons that people come
to live and work on the sunny shores of Tsawwassen. It might be the allure of a slower pace of small town life, the beautiful outdoors
with our sandy beaches, or the...
By any measurement, a quarter century
of work in one field is a career worthy of proud accomplishment. But
for Marleen Flumerfelt, who opened Tsawwassen's beloved Toys and Tech
25 years ago, she's not...
When Louise Dannhauer and her sisters
opened Spa Time in Tsawwassen nearly two decades ago, the idea of
going to a spa on a regular basis was really "unheard of."
These days, the words "spa" and Sunny...
When it came time for Dalia Oreskovic
to choose a career, it was a no-brainer. Her father had been a
Chartered Accountant and she followed in his footsteps, spending
three decades as a bookkeeper, 25 of...
New Ambiente Gifts and Decor owner Joanie Cloutier (left) with Ambiente founder Jutta Rapp. Joanie's golden retriever Mason looks on.
Parting is such
sweet sorrow. Jutta Rapp is retiring after...
You may walk into the Beach Grove Cafe
in Sunny Tsawwassen looking for a coffee and a bite to eat, but owner
Shawn Corke has created a feast for the senses as well.
The cafe is adorned with...
Time and tide waits for no one. But at
Sampsons Antique Co on Beach Grove Road you can experience a bit of
both, perusing the timeless antiques just steps from the tides of
Many people wandering into Delta Geeks
in Sunny Tsawwassen have computers that have stopped working and
don't have the first idea how to fix them. Chances are, they'll be
greeted by Neville Blair-Brown,...
Your mother may have told you not to
sweat the small stuff, but when it comes to your community it is the
little things that matter. Things like clean sidewalks to walk on, a
fresh coat of paint on buildings in...
Rub-a-dub-dub, do you see those
bathtubs? The ones speeding across the waters by Centennial Beach?
The inaugural Boundary Bay Bathtub Race and Festival was held last weekend, and although the...
There are many businesses in Sunny
Tsawwassen that are so friendly that you'd think it's run by a "mom
and pop" family. In the case of the Tsawwassen Hearing Centre,
located just off 12
If there's one headline that's
dominated the negative news stories of the past several years it's
been the price of housing in Vancouver. As the markets become less
affordable, more and more families have...
With plenty of parks, beaches and a
surplus of sunshine, Tsawwassen is renowned for being an active
community with fitness enthusiasts. And for the times when the rains
do open up, there are a plethora of...
Money. It's something everybody wants,
but not everybody knows how to manage it.
Do you save it? Invest it? Ever since
the 2007-08 global recession, the stock market has been something of
When Paul Gibbons took to the podium at
the Delta Chamber of Commerce Hats off to Excellence Awards last
November to accept the "Rising Star" award, it was a
gratifying sign from the universe he had made the...
If there's a public gathering, event or
celebration in Sunny Tsawwassen, you can almost be assured that
Constable Leisa Schaefer will be there as the smiling face of the
Delta Police. A District Liaison...
"Just living is not enough,"
the celebrated Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, once wrote.
"One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
You can find all three right here in
For as long as most people can remember
there's been a Southside Flooring in Sunny Tsawwassen. Originally
started by Hugo Dalke in the 1960s, he handed the business down to
his son Bruce, who later sold it...
For Sarah Dunsdon, purchasing Lyfe
Design Studio in Sunny Tsawwassen in December was the culmination of
a lifelong dream that began as an eight-year-old in the living room
of her grandmother back in...
You would never know it to look at
Carmen Becir, assistant operations manager
at the Tsawwassen White Spot, but the 36-year-old already has 20
years of experience working at the restaurant in the heart of...
When Dr. Joan Hansen graduated as a
doctor of Optometry in 1979, she wasn't allowed to prescribe
medication to patients, bifocals had a dividing line through the
lens, and an irritated eye could only be...
It's not often you can pinpoint where
the heart of a community is, but in Sunny Tsawwassen you'd have to
say the Kin Village Community Centre comes pretty close. And if
you've visited the community...
Tsawwassen is renowned for getting an
enviable amount of extra sunlight as compared to neighbouring cities
in the Lower Mainland, but even Sunny Tsawwassen can't control the
early darkness of...
When Mike Saysell left Vancouver Island
to become store manager of 150 employees at Thrifty Foods in
Tsawwassen in 2013, he found himself in a community which has high
standards and expectations.
In a small town like Sunny Tsawwassen
you'll find many good neighbours who smile as you walk by and offer a
courteous greeting. People are just friendlier in smaller communities
because they tend to know and...
Nearly every day, Sven Nielsen rides
his bike from his home in Ladner to his work at the Home Hardware in
Tsawwassen where he works as a service counter clerk. The trip is
about 10 kilometres and takes...
For nearly as long as there's been a
Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall there's been a Sunday car sale in the
parking lot. It's as much a tradition in Tsawwassen as the service
club who operate it, the...
You may have noticed some beautiful new
flowers and flower beds at Winskill Park in front of the Tsawwassen
Lawn Bowling club. Or you might have seen the lush green grass and
beautiful purple flowers in...
The Tsawwassen Sun Festival wouldn't be complete without the annual Rotary parade that greets our main street. It's something that families, businesses and visitors look forward to each year.
There are many great reasons to live or work in Sunny Tsawwassen and everybody has their own unique story to tell about how and why they ended up here. But what makes Tsawwassen such a unique community is the...
Are you a Delta resident between the ages of 13 and 19 with a passion for singing, dancing, playing an instrument or otherwise being creative and artistic? Or do you know somebody who fits that...
Maria Devries is the newest owner of The Chocolate Bear in the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. Photos: Adrian MacNair
For as long as there's been the
Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, there has been a...
When it comes to physical fitness, many
people know they should be in better shape but they're unsure as to
how to get started. Some might want to start exercising, but they're
shy about going to a gym...
Each year as St. Patrick's Day draws
near shoppers in Tsawwassen can be sure at least one store is making
the most of the annual Irish tradition.
Lucky Surf and Skate, whose logo
Have you ever wanted to enhance your
Tsawwassen storefront to make it more visually appealing to visitors?
As a member of the Tsawwassen Business
Improvement Association (BIA), you can receive our free...
are many stores that sell running shoes, but what most people are
shopping for when they go into
The Run Inn is expertise.
Ridley, owner the Tsawwassen shop conveniently located near...
When somebody says, "I'll meet you
at Tsawwassen's book store", you don't have to guess what they
mean. It's true that our tiny beach town has just one book store, but
it certainly feels like so much...
If you ask what it's like living and working in Tsawwassen, Elizabeth Wagner is eager to answer.
"I love it. Tsawwassen still sort of has that small town feeling and I can walk to the store if it...
Few things put people into the Christmas spirit as the neighbourhood coming alive with twinkling and cheery lights in LED reds, blues and greens.
In Tsawwassen, you can pretty much set your watch to the...
A lot has changed at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall in the past 45 years but one person hasn't changed a bit.
Well, Vic Mazzei of Figaro Hair Design may have aged slightly, but his good humour and...