A commercial painting company in Burnaby is bouncing into community giving with its new bouncy castle and slide.
Wolfgang Commercial Painters had the castle made in California, with its logo and colours, in April.
The company plans to lend it out to two to three community events per month during the summer, while also providing the staff to run it, according to co-owner Dave Notte.
The castle appeared at its first event, Lynn Valley Days on May 28, he said.
"So far, it's a great hit," Notte said. "I was surprised with how popular it's been."
A number of different community organizations have contacted Wolfgang about having the castle at local events, he said, and it is just a matter of figuring out which ones the company can accommodate.
Wolfgang opened in 2008 and is based in Burnaby.
For more information on booking the bouncy castle for community events, go to www.wolfgangpainters.com.
Correction: Wolfgang Commercial Painters opened in 2004, not 2008, in Burnaby. The Burnaby NOW regrets the error.
Day of Giving
About 400 Burnaby Telus employees participated in the company's sixth annual Day of Giving on Saturday, May 28.
The event pairs employees, retirees, and family and friends with volunteer opportunities for the day.
There were three events in Burnaby this year - a ribbon-tying event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at two locations in the city, and grounds maintenance at the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society.
More than 11,000 employees participated in more than 300 events across Canada, according to Shawn Hall, a Telus spokesperson.
Last year's event included more than 10,000 employees, family, friends and retirees, contributing 31,250 volunteer hours in 175 volunteer events across Canada.
Since 2000, Telus has partnered with the company's 15,000 B.C. employees and retirees to contribute $92 million and 2.1 million volunteer hours to charitable and community organizations in B.C.
According to a press release, Telus plans to contribute an additional $10 million to organizations in B.C.
The Rosewood at Harmony Court Care Centre, a residence for independently mobile seniors with dementia, opened in June in Burnaby.
It is intended for people who cannot live on their own but do not need an assisted living residence, according to a press release from the B.C. Ministry of Health. The residence is comprised of 25 private suites on the main floor of Harmony Court, which is operated by AgeCare Communities.
"Staff with specialized knowledge and skills provide residents with a safe and secure environment, activities, and supports to assist them in maintaining their independence in a community setting" the release states.
It is the first development in Fraser Health of the alternative care model for dementia, to fill the gap between assisted living and residential care.
Fraser Health expects the Rosewood will be the blueprint for the development of future residences to meet the needs of seniors with dementia, the release adds.