G&F Financial wellness series starts tonight

The G&F Financial Group branch in Burnaby Heights has made an interesting pairing, hosting seminars on physical and financial health.

The first lifestyle seminar takes place tonight, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heights branch, 105-4191 Hastings St.

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Reducing stress: Mind, Body and Finances, includes yoga with Debbie Dawkins from Heart Centre Yoga and advice to help lower financial stress from G&F Financial.

Those interested in attending should register in advance, as space is limited.

The March seminar is titled Healthy Eating, Healthy Savings and includes advice from dietician Anne-Marie Porth, according to the branch's website. The seminar takes place on March 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The April event is titled Wine Appreciation, Investment Appreciation, and includes wine from Terrarosa Imports and investment advice. It is scheduled for April 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

To register for any or all of the seminars, contact Gill Sherwood at 604-549-5220.

UniverCity development breaks ground this weekend

Construction is set to start on the two tallest highrises currently planned in Metro Vancouver.

Work on Altitude, a two-tower condo development in UniverCity, gets underway this Saturday.

The groundbreaking ceremony takes place at 8955 University High St. from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., according to a press release sent on behalf of the Hungerford Group, developers of the project.

False Creek Collision invites public to open house

False Creek Collision, which was recently mentioned in this column, has announced they've made the transition to a completely waterborne paint system.

The new system is environmentally friendly and is helping the shop reduce its carbon footprint, according to a press release from the autobody shop.

To celebrate, they are hosting an open house on March 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mayor Derek Corrigan and Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA Kathy Corrigan plan to attend the opening ceremony, according to the release.

There will be snacks, drinks and demonstrations.

False Creek Collision is located at 6660 Royal Oak Ave.

Young entrepreneur awards

Burnaby entrepreneurs, aged 18 to 35, have the chance to win the $100,000 2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award from the Business Development Bank of Canada.

Applicants are asked to submit a video by April 2, describing a turning point their company reached and the solution they propose to take the company to the next level, according to a press release from BDC.

There is also a second prize of $25,000 in consulting services for the runner up, the release states.

Applications can be submitted online, and details are available at www.bdcyoungentrepreneuraward.ca and on the BDC's Facebook page.

Canadians can also cast their votes for the project they think is the most deserving on the website or Facebook page. The finalist with the highest number of votes wins.

Voting begins on May 22 and ends June 11, and the winners will be announced on June 17.

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