Langley gal competes on TV reality show

Be the Boss Canada goes to the dogs on April 10 when B.C.-based pet food company The Bone & Biscuit is featured on the second season of the popular W Network show.

Be the Boss Canada pits two employees from The Bone & Biscuit Co. against each other to win a huge promotion by completing a series of challenges.

From making tasty dog-friendly muffins to educating complete strangers about the benefits of natural foods for pets, employees Ashley Beaumont from the Kamloops store and Jen Pinch from the Cloverdale store went head-to-head for this life-changing job opportunity.

“You’re not just trying to do something better than your competitor, but you’re also performing in front of an audience in many cases,” said Pinch. “During one demonstration I ended up covered from head-to-toe in slime with 50 people watching. All I could say is ‘so much for those new shoes’.”

The Bone & Biscuit Co. premieres Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

“We’re very proud of our two employees,” said Lee Drescher, CEO of Bone & Biscuit. “Not only did they have to complete difficult challenges, but they also had the added element of working with four-legged friends who sometimes don’t cooperate.”

The Bone & Biscuit Co. is known as the ‘Whole Foods’ for pets focusing on high-end, holistic and organic human grade foods.

“At Bone & Biscuit, we really believe in the credo, ‘you are what you eat,’ and that it should apply to pets, too,” said Drescher. “So, it’s great to show people what we all believe in, while having a little fun along the way!”

Drescher added, “At the end of the day, it isn’t about who wins or not, but about how devoted they are to our company and our mission. It’s really inspiring to watch.”

Be the Boss Canada is a Corus show produced from the same team invollved in Undercover Boss Canada.

Fashion and faith

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church is hosting a unique Saturday event that features the clothing and other works by South American artisans.

A Fashionable Cause is a showcase of pieces by Mayan creators.

The event runs 6-9 p.m. on April 12 at the church, 20955 Old Yale Rd.

St. Andrew’s has teamed up with Maya Corn Connection based in Agassiz for the fashion show.

The Mayan people believe the spirit of the maker is infused on the final product and the artisans hope the items find favour with the new owners.

The evening features the Mayan fashions as well as the traditional dance troupe Grupo Nahualli. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are also included in the ticket price.

Tickets are $30 apiece and can be purchased at the church until 1 p.m. today (Thursday). After that, they are available online through the website mayacornconnection.ca or the related Facebook page as well as the Langley Arts Council office downtown.

The fashions and art pieces are purchased by Maya Corn Connection directly from artisans and sold in Canada to raise money to help the makers who are often single mothers raising children.

Due to high unemployment in the regions in which the group works, the men must often leave the community for work.

Home Expo

The George Preston Recreation Centre will be the site of the 13th annual Langley Spring Home Expo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Organizers say there will be more than 100 exhibitors and there’s free admission.

The show runs 5-9 p.m. April 11. Saturday times are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the show continues April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more at homeshowtime.com/shows/2014-langley-spring-home-expo.

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