The Valley Bakery named 2015 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame inductee
The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) and the City of Burnaby are pleased to announce that The Valley Bakery is this year’s inductee into Burnaby’s prestigious Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction is presented annually to a widely-recognized, Burnaby-based business that has demonstrated outstanding business success over many years and has had a positive and significant impact on the community.
“I am pleased to announce The Valley Bakery as this year’s inductee,” remarked Paul Holden, President and CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade. “Valley Bakery has been serving the Burnaby Heights neighbourhood for more than half a century. Their commitment to customer service, business excellence and Burnaby as a whole, has been remarkable, and clearly the key to their success as a local favourite in this community.”
First opened in 1957, The Valley Bakery has existed in multiple locations, always in the Burnaby Heights where they have been active members of the community. In 1979, original owner George Kuyer passed the business on to his son Jack, who has been running the business ever since. Jack Kuyer, a pioneer of the massively successful Hats Off Day festival, has turned the bakery into perhaps the city’s most celebrated ever, with dozens of awards and honours over the decades.
“We’re extremely honoured to be inducted into the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame,” said Jack. “We’re thankful for the support we’ve been given by the people of Burnaby since we opened our doors 58 years ago, and it is a privilege to do business in this community. I owe the success of The Valley Bakery to the amazing staff here – many long-term employees – whose talents and dedication have made us what we are today.“
The Valley Bakery will be formally inducted at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Hall of Fame and Nominees’ Luncheon being held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel on October 8th. Shortlisted finalists for each category of the 16th Annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards will also be announced at the luncheon. For further details and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.