BUSINESS BEAT: Party time idea still going strong in Langford

Dollar store kings move on to create event-focused shop

A year removed from 15 years operating a successful dollar store in Langford, Paul and David Scotthorne of Party Crashers are continuing to grow their business in the West Shore community.

The store, which focuses mainly on party materials for specific holidays and other celebrations through the year, has benefited from a loyal local following the Scotthornes built up over the years, both from the West Shore and around the Capital Region.

David Scotthorne, an avid local business supporter, says moving from an indoor mall setting – their Buck or Two store was in Westshore Town Centre – to the Hoffman Avenue plaza anchored by Boston Pizza, has not hurt the business.

“We’re as West Shore as you can get,” he says. “Paul and I both live nearby, and our building is owned by (people) who live right here on the West Shore.”

Party Crashers, 101-693 Hoffman Ave., 778-430-5959.

Berwick House renovations unveiled to public

Assisted living community Berwick House on Shelbourne Street invites the public to come and check out its renovations during a grand re-opening on Sunday (Sept. 16) from 2 to 4 p.m.

McDonald’s career man named manager of year

John Trenkler, manager of the Colwood McDonald’s Restaurant on the Island Highway, was honoured by McDonald’s Canada with a 2012 Outstanding Manager of the Year award. Trenkler started behind the counter at the Guilford McDonald’s in Surrey 27 years ago and has been Colwood manager the past nine years. He earned the award for making a “significant contribution” to McDonald’s in the areas of customer service, training, sales building and local marketing.

Bank campaign boosts Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Investments made in the Greater Interest GIC at Great Western Bank in Victoria will help out Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Victoria. For every dollar invested Sept. 4 to Oct. 31, the bank will donate 1/8th of a per cent directly to the local chapter of the mentoring organization. It’s the fifth year for the campaign for Great Western, which has raised $845,000 nationally for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

In the works around town

The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Society has appointed Randy Smith to its board of directors … Oriane Fort, former Symphony Splash volunteer co-ordinator for the Victoria Symphony, has joined the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce as its communications co-ordinator … CFAX 1070 radio has bid farewell to Murray Langdon as its news director in a restructuring move. CTV Vancouver Island TV anchor Hudson Mack adds CFAX and Kool FM to his news director jobs for the operations on Broad Street.

Submit your business news to editor@vicnews.com.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sipili Molia, regional kettle manager, shows off the Salvation Army’s new contactless donation system for the 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign outside municipal hall on Dec. 1. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
VIDEO: Tech offers hope as Salvation Army sees need skyrocket across B.C.

Charity is equipping hundreds of kettles across B.C. with ‘touchless giving technology’

Kathy MacNeil, president and chief executive officer of Island Health, Dawn Thomas, acting deputy health minister and Island Health’s vice president, Indigenous health and diversity and Chief Don Tom of Tsartlip First Nation, stand out Saanich Peninsula Hospital Tuesday morning, when they also answered questions about a new report that “widespread systemic racism against Indigenous people” in the provincial health care system. (Island Health/Submitted)
Head of Island Health says Saanich Peninsula Hospital not part of racist guessing game

Tsartlip First Nations Chief Don Tom welcomes changes following report but promises future scrutiny

The Capital Regional District and the Habitat Acquisition Fund have agreed to partner on the purchase of the $3.4-million Mountain View Forest in Saanich to establish a new regional park. (Photo courtesy the Habitat Acquisition Trust)
CRD, Habitat Acquisition Trust to spend $3.4M on 20-hectare forest park in Saanich

Mountian Road Forest property to be conserved as regional park

Caroline Sousa, Bela Spick and her son Mateo marched along Prospect Lake Road in November 2019 to bring attention to the unsafe conditions on the road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich reduces Prospect Lake Road speed limit to 30 km/h

New speed limit in effect as of Dec. 1 from Goward Road to Estelline Road

Royal Bay Secondary’s leadership class, comprised of Grade 9 through 12 students, is part of the student team organizing this year’s 10,000 Tonight event that shifts entirely online for 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
West Shore student food drive shifts entirely online

Drive-thru option removed from 10,000 Tonight in light of COVID-19 restrictions

A tongue-in-cheek message about wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 on a sign outside a church near Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s COVID-19 infection count climbs back up to 656

20 more people in hospital, active cases still rising

Dave Wallace coached the Parksville Royals for 23 years. (PQB News file photo)
B.C. baseball community mourns death of legendary Vancouver Island coach Dave Wallace

‘All who knew Dave and his passion for the game will miss him greatly’

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
B.C. researchers launch study to test kids, young adults for COVID-19 antibodies

Kids and youth can often be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus

A sign is seen this past summer outside the Yunesit’in Government office west of Williams Lake reminding visitors and members to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
B.C. First Nation leaders await privacy commissioner decision on COVID-19 information

Release of life-saving data cannot wait, says coalition of First Nations

MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She is speaking out against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld and asking him to resign. (Black Press)
New education minister calls on Chilliwack trustee to resign

Whiteside echoes former minister’s promise to look at options to remove Barry Neufeld

Peter Beckett. ~ File photo
Supreme Court of Canada to decide if it will hear appeal in 2010 wife murder trial

Peter Beckett has stood trial twice for murder in connection with the death of his wife, Laura Letts-Beckett

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
B.C.’s largest COVID-19 care-home outbreak records 19 deaths, 147 cases

Tabor Home in Abbotsford has been battling outbreak since Nov. 4

Most Read