Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day… What does it mean to you?

Do you have a connection with a soldier who has fought for our freedom?

arnhem oosterbeek war cemetary

Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, the Netherlands

This year, Remembrance Day is especially meaningful to me.  I recently travelled to Europe and while there I visited some World War II sites.  My small glimpse into the devastation and destruction of war has given me a little more understanding of the terrible experiences soldiers faced.  My appreciation of the sacrifices that the Allied troops made for our freedom is much greater now.

I visited a number of sites significant in World War 2 in various places (museums, cemeteries, concentration camp & memorials) as well as learned about a family member who was involved in the Dutch Resistance.  A great-uncle who I never had the privilege of knowing because he was captured & killed by the Germans.

Lest we forget the sacrifice of all those who have died for our freedom - a freedom that we too often take for granted.

Lest we forget the sacrifice of all those who have died for our freedom.

By Willetta Les

Denbow Office Manager


The Story of Change

Last week we brought you the Story of Stuff video.

Today we follow up with the Story of Change.  This video “takes viewers through an inspiring exploration of what effective changemaking has looked like through history—from Gandhi in India to the US Civil Rights movement to the environmental victories of the 1970s—and shares the things you’ll find whenever people get together and change the world: a big idea, a commitment to working together, and a whole lot of action. She also let’s viewers know that making change will take all kinds of people, offers a series of changemaker identities and ends the movie with a question for viewers: Which are you?”



Congratulations Horizon Landscape Contractors

We’d like to send kudos to one of our clients, Horizon Landscape Contractors on winning two of the top awards at the The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) prestigious awards Gala held October 17, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Horizon received the President’s Trade Gold Award for top trade in the field of construction, and General Manager Brian Dougherty received the U40 Excellence in Construction Award.

Read the Press Release here.

Congratulations to the team at Horizon Landscape Contractors!

Horizon VRCA award


The President’s Trade award went to Horizon Landscape

Contractors for the RCMP “E” Division Headquarters Relocation.

The 10 Greenest Cities in the World

Vancouver is included on this list of the 10 Greenest Cities in the World.

At Denbow, we are honored to play a role in greening up Vancouver and our Fraser Valley with many of our Green Infrastructure products – from green roofs, roof-top gardens and urban gardens, to stormwater management and our Cascadia Green Wall System.

“Ambitious, necessary, and possible” is the road map for Vancouver becoming the greenest city by 2020.  “This plan sets the course toward realizing a healthy, prosperous, and resilient future for [Vancouver]. It calls on us all to rise to the challenge of transforming our community to create a better life for future generations.”  For more information and implementation updates, click here.

2013 10 Vancouver Greenest City


employee profile

Joe Kardos

Joe has been an employee at Denbow for 25 fantastic years!   He is the go-to person for his fellow employees for any information on our equine clients, as he has become quite specialized in this area of our business.  He is known by his clients as a man who prides himself on delivering quality sawdust, providing great, personal service and for going the extra mile to ensure satisfaction of all deliveries.

Joe is married to his wife Sheila and together they have 2 grown sons, Ryan and Darren.  Joe is passionate about NASCAR and has made a few trips watch the action live in Vegas!  He is proud to be the driver of Denbow truck #48 – the same number of his favorite race car driver, Jimmie Johnson.  Joe also enjoys camping with Sheila and friends as well as enjoying riding trails in beautiful BC on his ATV.

Joe has played a large role in Denbow’s success.  He values his customers, does great work and is great to work with!

 2013 10 23 kardos

CLIENT PROFILE: Country Golden Yolks

We are starting a regular column – Client Profile!  We will feature various clients that we work with…

client profile


Our Story!
Country Golden Yolks is a unique poultry operation in the heart of the Fraser Valley.  It all started in 1989 when the Luteyn family bought a white laying poultry operation. Wanting to try something new, they decided to change all the white laying hens to brown and give these birds the opportunity to go outside in the pasture during the day and have a nice roosting place for at night. This is where the “Free Range Egg” came to be.
Because of the high demand for free range eggs Country Golden Yolks has grown. The Luteyn family has retired, but Country Golden Yolks is still in the family and there are now 6 farms owned and operated by new families in the Fraser valley. We all work together to ensure that your families enjoy our fresh free range eggs!

2013 10 - Country Golden Yolks

Our Product!
Country Golden Yolks Free Range Eggs are a strong brown shell and a beautiful golden yolk. We believe that the “Best food is Natural Food”  Our hens live in a neutral free range environment which means they have access to the pasture and feed on natural ground cover. They eat a special diet with no animal by-products, and high in protein. For a list of stores that carry our product you can visit our website at

Our Mission!
Our mission at Country Golden Yolks is to produce ” EGGS THE WAY NATURE INTENDED THEM TO BE”


Would you like to be featured in a future Client Profile?  Contact us…

Denbow family honours Martin McGuillicky who has passed away

Passing of Martin McGuillicky.


The Denbow family honours Martin McGuillicky who has passed away. He had many roles over the years at Denbow. He was father to Co-owner Joanne. Father-In-Law to Bill and Paul. Grandpa to Michelle, Frank and Cody, as well as an employee here at Denbow.

25 years ago Martin retired from his service in the Canadian Military. He then came to do a variety of jobs here at Denbow part-time to help us out. He delivered sawdust and mulch with the small delivery truck. Did minor maintenance jobs. He also was one of our first sawdust installers to go out and help when a farmer couldn’t meet up with the sawdust delivery truck.

Martin will be remembered and he lives on in our memories.