Each year, the Parksville & District Community Awards, “The Glassies”, honours individuals, associations and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the Parksville community.
An independent nominations review panel selects those nominees that truly meet the awards criteria: a business, association or person who demonstrates a great capacity for caring, applying original ideas, accepting challenges, and taking risks while balancing the social needs of the community.
Our very own Van Isle Etsy team members, Shirra and Alexis, opened up their own local shop a little while ago and I would like to encourage everyone to take a few moments to nominate them for the 'Business of the Year Award'.
These gals have worked extremely hard to get their business up and running. Their shop is new and fresh and it features trendy, handmade items, many of which are designed and created by Shirra and Alexis themselves. They share their vast knowledge and creativity by putting on classes for all ages, right on the premises. Shirra and Alexis are personable, in touch and very community-minded. They make a point of supporting and selling local products, which I really appreciate. They take the time to make their customers feel valued and welcome. I feel they certainly deserve the Business of the Year award. So let's show them the love and vote vote vote! Click here to vote
If you'd like to stop in their shop to say hi and check out their chic, sophisticated yet funky and fun store, their address is 144 West Island Hwy in Parksville. Be sure to join their Facebook page and check out their website.
The 11th Annual Glassies awards ceremony will be held at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre, Friday, March 2, 2012, 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 each. Call 250-248-3613.