Saturday, June 16, 2007

Staying Cool!

Summer in Vancouver

The hot weather is coming soon. I know it doesn't look like it now with the way the weather has been this June, but we at Costless Express are an optimistic bunch.

Our new walk-in cooler!

In anticipation of a Hot and Sunny Summer, we have upgraded our warehouse refrigeration to a new 10’ x 25’ walk in cooler to house all the delicious milk and creamo products our customers love to order.

Milk products are one of the most popular items we sell here and for good reason; our prices and delivery times are superior to the traditional coffee companies our customers used to order milk from. Now with Costless ToGo, our customers can get milk delivered the very same day!

Stay cool Vancouver!

Calvin Johnson

Monday, June 4, 2007

Miracle Weekend 2007

Calvin works the phones for Miracle WeekendThis weekend is the BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend.

On the Saturday night I joined some of Vancouver’s business leaders as part of the “Miracle Makers” panel at the BCTV Studios. Our goal was to call friends, family and associates over a very brief 1 hour period to raise money for the Hospital.

With my trusty Black Berry in hand, I was able to locate some very generous people who gladly helped support me. I was able to raise $4000 for the hospital. Thanks So Much to all the people who donated. The Kids appreciate it!

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation raised $14,688,536 for BC Children’s Hospital during the 20th annual Miracle Weekend, hosted by Global TV on June 2-3, surpassing its fundraising goal. Miracle Weekend events have raised approximately $120 million for the hospital since the first Miracle Weekend was held in 1988. That year, Miracle Weekend raised $1.6 million.


Friday, June 1, 2007

Raising Funds For Children's Hospital!

Our Every Spin Is A Win sign!Giving back to the community has always been important to Costless Express. The BC Children's Hospital is one charity our staff supports and it's easy to see why. Most of our staff has children, Sandy and I included. Our two boys (Alex, 1, and Aidan, 4) are blessed with good health, but having such a world class hospital as BC Children's puts us at ease.

Today, myself and our staff took over a corner of the Vancouver Art Gallery lawn and held a fund raiser for BC Children's Hospital.

It was a little windy during set-up... Hang on Darrin!We set up a tent and gave away everything from chips and chocolate bars to printers and microwaves. Our theme was to spin a prize wheel once you made a donation. "Every Spin's a Win!"

Our first spin was a fellow from Seattle and he donated $20, spun the wheel and won a cordless phone set!

The day was hot and sunny and our staff felt like they were on an episode of "The Apprentice." At times we stood on the sidewalk and sold chocolate bars to people in cars and passers-by. Our "squeaky" bicycle horns we all carried really caught people's attention.

Costless staff raising money for Children's HospitalIt turned out to be great fun for our staff and our overall fundraising exceeded $4000. Thanks to everyone for the support and donations.


Calvin Johnson