GIVING BACK

World Duty Free is committed to giving back within our community.

Touchstone Family Association

We are proud to support the Touchstone Family Association, a local non-profit community based social service agency that has been working since 1983 to foster healthier families and communities in Richmond and nearby areas. Touchstone’s qualified staff offers a wide variety of professional services to the community.

Throughout the year, World Duty Free Group holds fundraisers that specifically focus on supporting the association’s Front Porch Program which provides barrier-free counselling and support services to families in need of this manner of assistance.

For more information on the important work of the Touchstone Family Association please visit their website at www.touchfam.ca.

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Thank you WDF from Blackmore Family & Lam

School Essay Contest

Motivated to inspire local school children to read and write creatively, World Duty Free Group’s annual essay competition for Richmond elementary schools encourages creative writing and the opportunity for literary imaginations to take flight.

As a way to give back to local schools, the essay contest also sees the winning student’s schools receive cash-prizes to put toward improving their libraries.

Selected from over forty entries in 2016, World Duty Free wishes to congratulate the following students for their winning entries in the ‘Travel Through My Eyes’ school essay contest:

The winners for this year’s edition are:

Grade 7:

1st Place: Kezia Kawamura  (William Bridge Elementary)

2nd Place: Fiona Gu(Richmond Christian)

3rd Place: Noreen Chan(Diefenbaker)

 

Grade 6:

1st Place: Evanie Martens (Richmond Christian)

2nd Place: Ashleigh Wood(Homma Elementary)

3rd Place: Sandra Chang(Richmond Christian)

 

Honorary Mention:

Grade 7 – Jewel Cao (Richmond Christian)

Grade 7 – Ashley Mori (William Bridge)

Grade 7 – Tiana Lee (Richmond Christian)

Grade 6 – Irene Xie (Jessie Wowk)

Grade 6 – Lindsay Lam (Richmond Christian)

Grade 6 – Manel Azoun (Mcneely Elementary)

The next annual school essay contest will commence with the beginning of the new school year. World Duty Free applauds all students and schools for getting involved and an extra special congratulations to those with winning entries.

 

Green Committee

World Duty Free Group is made up of highly motivated and environmentally conscious individuals committed to raising awareness and reducing waste while proudly minimizing the company’s environmental footprint.

WDFG Canada participated Climate Smart certification program led by the Vancouver Airport Authority YVR. A Green House Gas Emission inventory was carried out for our business following the GHG Protocol, an international standard development by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. An action plans was developed to focus on the areas that we committed to improve in the next few years.

 

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