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Oakridge rings in Year of the Sheep

With a strong Asian influence, it was a natural that Oakridge Centre host a series of events celebrating the Chinese New Year. The Asian-Canadian Special Events Association partnered with Oakridge to launch their Lunar New Year awareness campaign and created awareness with a display of 185 miniature sheep in front of a seating area and […]

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Lonsdale overcomes the winter bore

At one of the slowest times of the year for the retail sector, Lonsdale Quay Market has managed to overcome the winter bore by offering free events that foster community involvement, support youth-driven initiatives, and provide entertainment all can enjoy. After two performances from the Vancouver International Dance Festival earlier in March, the Market really made a day […]

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Metrotown and Concord lead the charge

When it comes to eco-friendly practices for parking enforcement, Metrotown Properties and Concord Security’s Parking Division have “led the charge” in support of eco-friendly practices for parking enforcement. Earlier this month, Metrotown Properties introduced the first multi-purpose License Plate Recognition (LPR) electric vehicle within the Canadian shopping centre industry. Previously, a Prius hybrid LPR enforcement vehicle […]

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May 7th Luncheon – Managing Risk in Retail Environments: Ensuring Security in the Chaos

Topic: Managing Risk in Retail Environments: Ensuring Security in the Chaos Panelists: James Blight (Retail Security Specialist): James Blight has worked in the BC security industry for 23 years. His experience includes retail shopping centre security, executive/personal protection, and event security. James currently works as Operations Manager for Concord Security, a role which includes training clients and […]

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It’s a charitable wrap at Oakridge Centre

For the eighth consecutive year, Oakridge Centre was the site of the BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association’s volunteer-driven Holiday Gift Wrap Booth. BCBSRA helps visually impaired British Columbians experience the enjoyment of achieving a healthy lifestyle through participation in physical activity, physical education, recreation, outdoor pursuits and sport. The booth was set up in […]

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Success is in the bag at Semiahmoo

Semiahmoo Shopping Centre in South Surrey had it in the bag when it came to supporting local non-profit organization, Dress for Success. The charity’s focus is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in […]

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Royal philanthropy spans 14 years

Earlier this year, Royal City Centre welcomed back, for the 14th year, the Festival of Volunteers where close to 40 community groups participated to raise awareness on volunteer opportunities in New Westminster. Visitors who completed a passport by stopping by a series of tables were entered into a draw to win a $500 shopping spree […]

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Central City celebrates Chinese New Year

Last year’s Chinese New Year Celebration at Central City in Surrey was a roaring success. The event attracted thousands of shoppers out for the single day. On Feb. 21, the centre built on that by hosting the Year of the Goat. This year’s theme honoured the four basic necessities of life: clothing (衣), food (食), housing (住) […]

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Willowbrook hosts World Play Day

Hundreds of families took advantage of Family Day (Feb. 9) and participated in World Play Day at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley. The free, kid-friendly event featured multiculturalism activities, demonstrations and community exhibits.  LEGO Certified Professional Robin Sather generated excitement in the LEGO Zone when he built a giant LEGO globe. Live entertainment included Irish dancing, […]

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Sierra selfies at Metrotown

Metropolis at Metrotown hosted Sierra Furtado, popular Youtube personality, for a meet and greet with more than 500 of her fans. The young social media star has over 939,000 Youtube channel subscribers (“SierraMarieMakeup”) and 291,000 Instagram followers and rising. The first 250 fans received swag bags and attendees received an autographed photo. This event wrapped […]

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