Troika Management Vice President of Development, Rich Threlfall and our building partner CorWest Builders’ General Manager and President, Ray Wynsouw are among those leading the pack for Okanagan business. They recently sat down with Boulevard Magazine to discuss where their success is anchored and their vision for the future.
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1,200 children will be receiving meals this Christmas thanks to the efforts of iheartradio’s Stuff A Bus event.
$450,000 worth of food and donations were gathered in 2 days as the Central Okanagan pooled their efforts. Our team was also there to support the cause. Troika’s construction team CorWest put forth their best and pitched in on the 600 turkeys.
“A little food, a little cash, a little love for those that need a little help.”
“Mike and I had an opportunity to represent all the staff in the TRIBE by stuffing the bus on Saturday…” said Ray Wynsouw CHP. “We at CorWest Builders and Troika Developments are passionate about building communities. We are equally as passionate about helping those in the community.”
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–Celebrate Date Night for a Great Cause This Weekend – Mission Hill’s Festival of Trees
BC Children’s Hospital takes the spotlight for the second year in a row at Mission Hill Estate Winery’s ‘Festival of Trees’. Starting Nov. 23 and running until January 4th, you will have a chance to experience “professional” tree design and maybe steal some ideas for yourself. Each tree has its own theme, lending itself to the expression of each philanthropist.
Votes are represented by the total donations earned by each piece and are tallied at the end of the event. The totals are then donated to the BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital, meaning that you will be in the company of others who are just as much about the advancement of our medical facilities.
Troika’s own in-house interior designer Dalaun Klaasen has been brought on to consult for a local submission by Audrey Houghton of Remax.
We sat down with Dalaun to learn more about the inspiration behind this piece.
“I wanted to do something different”
Dalaun and Audrey wanted the decorative collaboration to celebrate a specific experience. One that you might remember, that of being a child, waking up to cocoa on Christmas morning.
“I knew the piece had to take advantage of its place within the winery; it needed to showcase a bit of glamour and instill in the viewer a touch of nostalgia”.
This meant that the “Nut-Cracker Prince” tree-topper was important, but that’s not all you’ll notice. The antique french doors seem like they are part of the tree and not just an accessory. However, this was not only a nod to heritage. It celebrates the prestige that Mission-Hill has garnered for itself by pairing these features with the feathers of a peacock. “It’s like your looking through your own window at our gorgeous valley”. The painting behind the piece will pull you right into the living room that a tree decorated with this much love just has to occupy.
Pairing these with the hand-carved childhood alphabet blocks and antique candy canes was important aswell. These minor details will push you towards those cosy feeling you get thinking of a simpler time.
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Visit Mission Hill to view more of these West Kelowna Christmas Tree submissions! There will be hot cocoa for the kids and adult beverages available.
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Our partner builders in Edmonton TroiWest organized and completed a trip to the town of Zapata, Mexico located in San Quentin Valley, Baja California. The goal of this trip was to assist them however they could in building homes in the area. The TroiWest team, alongside some exceptional local guides and labourers, ended up successfully completing a home for an underprivileged family and they loved it.
Soccer and Games
But this trip wasn’t only about construction! The TroiWest team also played a couple physically taxing game of soccer with the local children and rented out a fairground for everyone to play in for a day.
Reflections on our Trip
After returning from their trip, TroiWest principal Jesse Wielemaker had this to say:
“There was a lot of effort made to interact with the family and community we were in, I’ll admit this is not something I had been as intentional with on previous trips and I am thankful to have been challenged in this way as it made the experience much more meaningful and memorable, especially the dedication of the home which was an emotional experience for everyone.”
We are all very proud of Jesse and his team for continuing to demonstrate their generous commitment to outreach to those less fortunate than ourselves and then taking those values back home to Edmonton. Indeed, we here at Troika, alongside our partners, believe that our values stretch beyond the borders of wherever we call home and are always open to the opportunity to spread them far and wide.