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Winexpert Wins United Way Spirit Award
Posted January 25, 2008 | 0 Comments
A small group with Big Hearts.
Winexpert wins “First-Time Employee Campaign Award” at the United Way Community Spirit Awards
For Immediate Release, January 23, 2008
Port Coquitlam, BC.
Winexpert won the “First-Time Employee Campaign Award” at the annual United Way of the Lower Mainland Community Spirit Awards held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver on January 17, 2008. The ceremony was hosted by Pamela Martin and Perry Sorokowski from CTV.
Gavin Hawthorne, Winexpert’s National Sales Manager, lead an enthusiastic team who were very excited about their campaign and wow, did it show. They had outstanding participation in their employee pledge campaign raising over $12,000. Combined with a generous corporate donation from Winexpert, the total donation to United Way was an AMAZING $20,000.
All proceeds from the campaign will go directly to the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Last year United Way funded programs in our community such as:
- Simon Fraser Society for Community Living
- SUCCESS – Tri-City Service Centre
- Tri-City Women’s Resource Society
Supporting School-age Children
- Sasamat Outdoor Centre
- Wilson Centre Seniors’ Advisory Association
Supporting Food Security
- SHARE Family & Community Services Society
- Society for Community Development – Community Kitchens
- Society for Community Development – Homeless Task Force Chair
Winexpert is wholly owned by the major Canadian winery Andrew Peller Ltd., and is based in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. With all production located at the company's head offices, Winexpert has a current staff of 44 employees. Winexpert has been making and distributing award-winning quality wine kits for over 20 years. Winexpert's products are the most widely distributed in the industry, offered for sale in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Iceland and China.
For more information, please contact
Gavin Hawthorne, National Sales Manager at 604-944-9818 (ext. 230)
|Leah Bailey from Winexpert accepts the award for the “First-Time Employee Campaign” at the United Way Spirit Awards.|
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