To all of our valued clients and trade partners,
We know that concerns about the Coronavirus must be forefront in people’s thoughts right now. The well-being of our employees, clients, and trade partners is of greatest concern to us. We want to reassure you that we will continue to push your projects forward to the best of our ability and as quickly as possible. We are closely following the advice from our government health officials on how best to continue our daily operations and we are doing everything we can to keep people healthy across our business.
In line with this advice, we are asking staff and trade partners who have recently traveled outside of Canada or if they or a member of their household are feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms to self-isolate at home. Workers on our job sites continue practicing the recommended measures to prevent transmission.
As we have come to know, this situation and its responses change rapidly. We will be in communication with any updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation at this time, and thank you for your business.
Halloween 2020 will be one to remember. Much has changed, but our love for Halloween lies in our ability to do it safely this year.
Due to the current pandemic, our annual haunted installation, the Pirate Ship Inferno, has been committed to dry dock. However, we’d like to keep our 9-year tradition of helping our friends at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) with a Virtual Food Drive.
This year, more than ever, the GVFB’s resources have been stressed during these unprecedented times. We’re reaching out for your support in raising funds for this important organization through our ‘East Van Private Ship Virtual Food Drive’.
For every $1 donated, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank can double the value, purchasing local, fresh and healthy food for families and those in need.
Because of the GVFB’s buying power and strong relationships with farmers and retailers, contributing money instead of food allows the GVFB to purchase fresh, healthy, high-quality foods – and more of it.
Support the Food Bank this Halloween by participating in our Virtual Food Drive. Donate Now
Celebrating local businesses in our neighbourhood!
We are excited to announce Etheridge’s East Van Sampler Giveaway* — a selection of East Van’s finest goods and provisions celebrating local businesses in our neighbourhood. A total value of $400.
It’s easy, follow these steps to enter:
- Follow @etheridge_reno on instagram
- Snap a photo of any Etheridge branded truck, hoarding/container on Union street or take a photo at any one of our East Van Sampler partner’s business.
- Share on instagram and tag us @etheridge_reno and #EEVS2019
- For additional entries follow one of our partners and tag #EEVS2019 with your new photo.
- Enter by September 15th to be randomly selected.
- Winner* announced September 16th!
Featuring a selection of East Van’s finest goods from:
*Must be 19+ and older to enter.
Read more community news from Etheridge.
For the third straight year, a crew of EHR staff and friends attended the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Vancouver the weekend of March 10 to 11. While the athletic prowess on display at these fast-paced and hard-hitting games is enough to warrant attendance, the event also affords fans an opportunity to let loose and flex their creative spirit in outlandish costume. This year, our own “Ron Burgundy” (Owner Paul Etheridge) fearlessly led the charge in coordinating a variety of Will Ferrell inspired outfits.
Etheridge Home Renovation is proud to be one of the 24 sponsor partners for the Britannia Micro Footie program. This spring soccer program is in its 24th year and this year we will have over 1200 East Side kids from age – 18. We are sponsoring Team England!
Visit Britannia Soccer online
Five years ago I started building the first pirate ship Inferno display, a Goonies reference, for my young girls. Initially, they were too scared to enjoy it, often refusing to return home after trick or treating but they’ve since grown to love it.
I found the process rather therapeutic and as the years sailed by my creativity flowed and the boundaries got pushed and Inferno grew and grew. Our display has become a mainstay in the neighbourhood with kids and adults alike, and since 2013 we’ve had over 1000 children visiting our display on Halloween night.
Because of Infernos popularity, we decided to use the ship as a tool to raise donations for our local Vancouver food bank and since 2014 we’ve collected close to $800 and over 1,000lbs in non-perishable food items.
After I finished my degree at UBC I was heavily involved in wildlife habitat creation/restoration with the Wild Bird Trust in North Vancouver. When I started my own company I found the pressures of starting and running a small business took up all of my free time and I lost touch with the Wild Bird Trust. I still maintained an urban garden with plantings that attracted birds, butterflies and bees and as part of my urban naturescape project I designed and build bird boxes for Chickadees. When my first daughter was born I wanted to pass on our families love of the natural world, especially in ornithology and botany. In 2012 when she was in kindergarten I did my first bird box program with Denise Burke ( the most amazing Kindergarten teacher ever) at Lord Nelson Elementary School. My team and I made kits that the kids could easily assemble in one class, with a little adult help, then they class spent the next two weeks decorating and weatherproofing their creation for Mothers day gifts.
This project not only proved to be an amazing exercise in dexterity for developing minds and bodies, but it allowed me to pass on a little bit of knowledge about our urban wildlife, and Mum got a great gift out of it too.
I’ve done three workshops in total over the last four years and I plan to develop the program further in the coming years.
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