First, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers, staff colleagues, and their families, best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year 2018.
The holidays are a great time of year for reflecting on the year just ending and everything it brought. We are grateful for all the good fortune we enjoyed in 2017. In particular, we very much appreciate the opportunity to live and work in a city like Markham, which has so much to offer and is Canada’s most diverse community.
For Ashgrove Spa, the year comes to an end on a very positive and humbling note. On November 9th, at the 27th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala, hosted by the Markham Board of Trade, Ashgrove Spa received a Business Excellence Award in the category of Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment.
The award recognizes a company that has made an exceptional contribution to community building and to enriching Markham’s cultural vibrancy and livability.
You can imagine what the award means to all of us here at Ashgrove Spa.
Like so many other Markham residents, our founder and President, Marika Pelyvas, came to Canada from abroad. Bringing her extensive international training and skills as an esthetician with her when she arrived from her native Hungary, Marika soon settled in Markham, which not only offered a rich, multi-national community, but a nurturing business environment that let her start her company, Ashgrove Spa, and make it flourish.
So, to be awarded by that same business community, particularly for “Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment”, well, we can’t think of a better award to receive.
We would like to thank the MBOT for choosing Ashgrove Spa as the recipient of this year’s award. It is certainly much appreciated and cherished.
If 2018 begins nearly as good as 2017 has ended, it will be a great year!