Delta, BC (February 2, 2015) 100 Acre Wood Family Day Care of North Delta won the 4th Annual Delta Rotary Business Ethics Award, as a model of ethical business practice, at a dinner and ceremony on Friday night.


Three other Delta companies also recognized as good models were Augustine House, of Ladner, Complete Cleaning Services Corp., of Tsawwassen, and Studio 64 Personal Training Inc., of North Delta.

The Rotary Clubs of Ladner, North Delta (District 5050)  and Tsawwassen, and the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Enactus business student chapter which administered the nomination process, sponsored the event held at the Delta Town and Country Inn.

Tanya Marsh, of the award-winning 100 Acre Wood Family Day Care, said the ethical practice in her business translates into inclusion. Everybody is welcome, she said, from varying cultures, different abilities, special needs, low income families.

Marsh says, “Because I have the opportunity to work with children at an early developmental stage in their lives I promote many important skills that include caring and respect for others, fairness, honesty, healthy lifestyle, awareness and respect for nature and the environment. Long term I hope to produce people who, in the future, embrace these positive behaviours and values.”

Comments by Marsh and other finalists can be heard through the following link: http://youtube/fRcW9AtT-E8

Tanya’s company, and the other finalists, said award program leader Leslie Abramson, RC of Tsawwassen, all have a clear understanding that ethics is good for business. Being first in business is not just about being the fastest and most powerful, at any cost, it’s also about focus on the community, giving back and service. That, said Abramson, leads to sustainability.

“Rotary International puts ‘Service above self’ at the center of all its activities around the world among our 1.2 million members and 35,000 clubs,” says Abramson, “and these finalists represent the meaning behind the ‘Four-Way Test’ of truth, integrity and goodwill in the way we provide that service.”

Rotary international provides service to others, promotes integrity, and advances world understanding, goodwill and peace through fellowship of business, professional and community leaders among its 1.2 million members worldwide in over 34,000 clubs.

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Winner of the 2015 Delta Rotary Business Ethics Award Tanya Marsh, of 100 Acre Wood Family Daycare is presented with the main award by Rotarian Peter Roaf. Tanya Marsh, ( second from left) and fellow finalists, Christina Tablan & Tanya Snow,, are flanked by Rotarians Peter Roaf (left) and Leslie Abramson (missing is finalist Ranj Heer)
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Graham Witcher of the RC of Ladner spoke on
Rotary's 4 Way Test at the awards ceremony
DGE John Anderson presents award to Tanya Snow

 Delta Rotary Business Ethics Award 2015 - Finalists

100 Acre Wood Family Day Care: Based on more than 20 years of experience working with young children, Tanya Susan Marsh has been running a fully licensed family daycare for the past 10 of those years in Delta. Fully qualified and certified as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with certification in Special Needs ECE, Ms. Marsh has been providing care and play programs for many special needs and English as a Second Language children, successfully integrating them into her program with other children and families. The daycare operates in the belief that every child is a unique individual and learns, grows, and experiences life at their own level. A number of children Marsh has worked with over the years have now graduated high school and are doing well in society.

Augustine House Society: Augustine House provides care, support and housing for seniors with respect, compassion and dignity in a safe and active retirement community. As a major employer and consumer of goods and services, Augustine House practices sound corporate citizenship through community and professional involvement and progressive employee relations programs. Partnered with over 25 other local businesses and connected to various community organizations Augustine House provides fair wages, a culture of health and safety, and an “open door” policy. According to Executive Director Tanya Snow, it communicates openly and frequently with both employees and the community through regular meetings, advertising, and surveys while adhering to the many regulations governing retirement communities.

Complete Cleaning Services Corp: After 14 years as a dental assistant, in general and specialized dentistry, Christina Tablan saw a need for better cleaning practices in dental offices and started this company. She recognized that better sanitation was needed in a critical environment such as a dental office. Then she discovered that other businesses had similar sanitation issues in their buildings and expanded the scope of her business to meet the needs of those new clients. As one of five children of a single mother, Ms. Tablan plans to not only grow a successful business, but to help create opportunities for local people that are new to the country, struggling for a better future or are a single parent. She even aims to provide her employees who are single parents with daycare at her office so they can go do their cleaning job, knowing their children are taken care of.

Studio 64 Personal Training Inc.: At Studio 64 Personal Training the focus is on the mind, body and spiritual connection. When one engages in the fantastic fun of strength training and all physical activity, the numerous benefits include one’s emotional wellbeing which peaks along with one’s physical body. The company has been operating in Delta for six years. Its aim is to help people reach their fitness and health goals in the safest manner even if it has to refer them to specialists. It ensures that all areas of its gym are safe for trainers as well as customers. Ranj Heer says that customers are investing in themselves and they need to get the most out of their time at the gym. Some customers may even be coming off medications or decreasing their dose to help them get to a better state of health. Another way the company succeeds with its customers is by helping their trainers become leaders.