Times Colonist • March 5, 2017
A family-owned development company with a corporate ethos to reinvest in communities where it builds has set aside $1,000 from each residential sale of a local project toward programs in the community.
The proceeds come from sales of Bosa Properties’ Encore at Bayview Place, a 134-unit building under construction in Victoria West.
Last week, the Bosa Family Foundation donated $20,000, to be split evenly between Living Edge and Victoria Cool Aid Society, to support projects addressing children, youth and food issues.
Upon its completion later this year, the sale of residences at Encore will see a total investment of $134,000 into the local community. The charitable program originated with Bosa’s first project in Victoria — the Promontory at Bayview Place. Between the two, the Bosa Family Foundation will have given more than $300,000 to local not-for-profit organizations in the Victoria area.
“Embedded in our family’s corporate mission, it is our commitment to reinvest a portion of the profits from each project into the community where we are building to ensure that our architectural footprint is mirrored by our recognition of the community’s broader needs,” said Colin Bosa, CEO of Bosa Properties and chairman of the Bosa Family Foundation.
The $20,000 donation announced last week will go to Living Edge, which operates a Neighbourhood Food Hub in the Quadra area and toward healthy meals and food-literacy programs run by Victoria Cool Aid Society.
For more information, go to bosaproperties.com
Top Photo: Living Edge volunteers Cathie Wilson, left, and Lori Priestap sort through produce at the Neighbourhood Food Hub at the Quadra Community Centre. Photograph By DARREN STONE, Times Colonist
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