Over the entrance to the Queen of Angels school in Duncan is their motto, To Build In Love. We visited recently to shoot an instalment of a video series for BC Egg, #farmersgiveback. The farmers giving back in this case were Ian and Jen Woike of Farmer Ben's Eggs. As quickly as Jen and her children, Campbell and Emma, could bring in their eggs, Red Seal Chef Andrea McIntyre was cracking eggs, creating the breakfast burritos for the students' breakfast.
The breakfast club feeds the students of the school every morning, and a breakfast staple is Farmer Ben's eggs. The students aren't just getting a healthy meal; they’re also being given a lesson in giving back.
To Jen, serving the community is crucial to sustaining it, and she and Ian have passed that down to their children. Farmer Ben's Eggs is a family affair, but so too is the volunteer spirit. Judging from the smiles and thanks from the students, it's clear the lesson is not lost on them, either.
Programs such as these and people like the Woikes aren't just filling stomachs, they’re filling hearts.
To Build In Love, indeed.
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We recently visited the Cariboo and Chilcotin region, and the turn of the season in the picturesque landscape was a breathtaking backdrop to our new video series for BC's Best, a new premium raw pet food. We were treated with such warmth and generous hospitality, and told simply "That's what Cariboo people do." Our gracious hosts were also the contributors to BC's Best, a food aimed at bringing premium, fresh, local ingredients to your pet's bowl.
We met with the veterinarian responsible for the formulations, the ranchers providing the meat and the orchard operators who provide the apples for the cider vinegar, and when we weren't play with their dogs, we interviewed them for the video series to introduce BC's Best and the people who make it happen.
Watching the apples being hand picked, washed and sorted was a beautiful reminder as to the simplicity of the formulations and the transparency that comes with the brand. Knowing where your food comes from is so important. Friends, including those with four legs, are family, and taking care of family is what Cariboo people do.
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Tourism Surrey has put together an unbelievable program highlighting the culinary scene in Surrey. With over 9 weekly prizes available head on over to their facebook page to enter. We were fortunate to film over 9 videos so far in this series, and each one is an amazing story and a place we know you will want to visit. Learn more at Food With Thought.ca
It's Finally Here! Tourism Surrey has launched their Food With Thought program which celebrates the region’s burgeoning culinary culture and its status as a dining destination. In the video clips to come, which we were lucky enough to create, we not only showcase the best of what Surrey has to offer, but also tell the stories behind the local businesses that comprise the scene. There are some laughs, tears, smiles and, of course, good food. I hope you watch each week and enter in their contest to win 9 weekly prizes. Bon Appetite!
Leah LaVanway from Essence of L Medi Spa talks about her unique treatments and passion for what she does in her boutique style spa in White Rock. Interested in getting your glow on? Well, talk to Leah today!
We wish you all the best in this new year. We will be heading into our 2nd year in business, and we wouldn't have been able to do it without all the support from you. We sincerely, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Now to many amazing miracles through out the coming months and to loads of happiness, health and financial rewards for all. BRING IT ON!
ADERA & RYAN
And the amazing people we get to meet and work with as SPIRO Creative.