TIAC Members: Making a difference
Thank you to the many TIAC Members who are helping during this difficult time. From those offering support like temporary housing for essential service providers, to others who brought home stranded Canadians from around the world. You are making a difference.
Today, we are recognizing a few tourism businesses submitted by Tourism Langley
who reached out to us with a number of stories from their community.
Backyard Vineyards Donates Hand Sanitizer to the Fraser Valley Front Line Workers
During the month of April, Backyard Vineyards
produced and donated nearly 2000 bottles of hand sanitizer to several Fraser Valley facilities including Langley Memorial Hospital, Langley Doctors and Royal Columbian Hospital.
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Support, Sip & Ship Supporting BC Hospitality Foundation
During the months of March and April, Township 7 Vineyards & Winery
donated $10 from every purchase of four bottles or more to the BC Hospitality Foundation and provided free shipping across Canada. At the end of April they donated a total of $5,000 to the BCHF.
Trading Post Brewing
Brewmaster, Tony, and his wife, Artist Andy Brown, donated an incredible oil painting to support and thank front-line workers in the community. By making a donation online, customers were entered to win the painting. Every $10 donation was one entry, and Trading Post matched all donations. All money raised went towards buying, preparing and cooking food that was dropped off to local hospitals, fire halls and food banks in the community. $10 created 2 meals, and a total of 320 meals were donated to Front Line workers in the community.
Vista D’Oro “Farm Box” Supports BC Hospitality Foundation
Husband and wife team Patrick and Lee Murphy own Vista D’oro and The Preservatory
. Patrick notes that they “realize we’re in a fortunate position during this extraordinary time, and we want to give even this small amount of support to the BC Hospitality Foundation, as we know it makes a significant impact in the lives of members of our food and beverage industry.” Lee adds that she and Patrick love what they do and felt they needed to help; she says she’s “happy to be supporting our farming community and neighbours.”
Thank you for sharing these stories!
Do you have a story to share about how tourism businesses are supporting communities during these challenging times? We want to hear from you whether you’re a TIAC member or not. We need to celebrate our industry and recognize your generosity during these trying times. Please share your stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org