Dig This gets new ‘digs’

Victoria garden and outdoor living store relocated to Bay Centre

Victoria garden and outdoor living store Dig This has picked up stakes, moving to the Bay Centre.

With an exterior storefront on Fort Street, Dig This offers high-quality tools, garden décor, seeds and expert advice on how to grow and design your patio or large-scale garden. You’ll also find a large selection of seeds, including many rare, heritage and organic varieties.

Dig This has grown from a small store in Victoria in the 1980s to five stores on Vancouver Island and an extensive selection of garden-related products. Elizabeth Cull owns both the Oak Bay and Bay Centre locations.

New & Notable …

The Victoria Hospice Thrift Boutique’s Bid for Bliss charity auction features 85 new wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses donated to the boutique.

Dress bids will be accepted through Feb. 25 at 1315 Cook St. All proceeds support Victoria Hospice provide end-of-life care for local patients and families.

You can view the gowns at the Victoria Hospice Thrift Boutique and online at www.victoriahospice.org/thrift-boutique

Ian Calvert is the new owner of Deep Cove Auto Service.

After 25 years with Cadboro Bay Village Service and Saanich Auto Repair, Calvert welcomes customers to his own shop, which he shares with the Deep Cove Co-op Gas Bar.

With three service bays, Calvert can perform diagnostic, repair, inspect and service all makes and models. Doors open March 1 with a grand opening celebration March 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit Deep Cove Auto Service at 10930 West Saanich Rd.

… Peter Knapp’s Upanup Studios, a digital agency offering high-end web strategy, programming, development and design, has opened its doors in Cook Street Village, providing web solutions to the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.

Awards & Accolades …

Ines Hanl’s The Sky Is The Limit Design garnered three awards from five nominations at the National Kitchen and Bath Association-B.C. Chapter gala in Vancouver.

Hanl and long-time colleague Kimberly Lewis Manning have received 26 local, national and international awards, since 2005.

Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® cruise consultants and franchise partners from across North America recently gathered for their annual conference and President’s Circle Awards.

Recognized from the Victoria area were Pam MacDonald, Sheila Kaul and Marni Horner (silver award-winners), Margaret Statham, Lexia Anklovitch, Julie Charlton and Barry Cole (gold winners) and Sandy Perry (platinum winner).

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa has been named in the Top 25 Hotels in Canada and the Top 25 Relaxation/Spas in Canada by TripAdvisor in its 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards, now in its 10th year of honouring the world’s best hotels.

Winners are based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

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Send your business news to Jennifer Blyth at jblyth@telus.net.