On the Street: New owners for teacher’s store, chamber and more

New owners for teachers’ store

School House Teaching Supplies Ltd., a fixture at 2014 Douglas St. for nearly two decades, is under new ownership. Lynn-Dell and Lekh Goorachurn, who acquired the retail operation earlier this year and are planning a grand re-opening on June 8, say the store continues to carry a wide range of classroom books and teaching materials but has increased its French-language inventory. Lekh operates an online business selling French learning publications called www.ouiforkids.com while Lynn-Dell is a teacher-librarian in the School District 63. The long-time existing staff members remain. The store is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is closed Sundays. Call 250-385-9030.

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Wellness clinic changes hands

Marlies Kerpan has changed career paths from the golf industry at Olympic View Golf Club to the health industry at Interactive Flex Health & Wellness. Kerpan is provincially licensed as a Registered Massage Therapist and acquired Interactive from Cristy Harper, who is relocating to Barrie, Ont. Kerpan offers online booking appointments for massage therapy, acupuncture and live blood analysis. Call 250-483-7727, check interactiveflexmassage.ca or visit during an open house at #205 661 Burnside Road East on June 13 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Victorian added

to B.C. chamber

Victoria-based business consultant John Juricic has been re-elected to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce board of directors for a two-year term — one of four voted in from nine candidates during last week’s provincial convention in Nanaimo. Juricic, principal of Harbour Digital Media, is executive director of the Sidney-North Saanich Industrial Group and chairman of the Greater Victoria chamber’s manufacturing and industrial sector operational committee and Langford’s Economic Development Committee.


on B.C. board

Mark Brown, chief administrative officer for the Town of Qualicum Beach, was elected to the board of directors for the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators as the representative for British Columbia and Yukon during the association’s annual general meeting in Victoria this week. The association, which represents 480 senior municipal administrators from across the county, promotes administrative excellence in the field of municipal management. Brown replaces past British Columbia and Yukon representative and long-time CAMA board member, Kelly Daniels, who retired as chief administrative officer for the Capital Regional District. Brown has worked for Qualicum Beach for 33 years and has been chief administrative officer since 1990.

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