Syrian refugees cook up food business as step into entrepreneurship

Syrian refugees cook up food business as step into entrepreneurship

Katie DeRosa / Times Colonist
June 27, 2017 06:00 AM

Just over a year after they arrived in Victoria, having left everything behind when they fled war-torn Syria, Ibrahim Hajibrahim and his wife, Ranim Khochkar, are the entrepreneurs behind a new Syrian food business.

The couple have put their […]

June 30th, 2017|Recent Posts, Red Barn Archive|0 Comments

From Syrian Refugees to Business Owners in 1 Year

From Syrian refugees to business owners in 1 year

Syrian couple who came to Victoria, B.C., as refugees open new business making food
By Gregor Craigie, CBC News Posted: Jun 13, 2017 3:01 PM PTLast Updated: Jun 13, 2017 3:01 PM PT

A Syrian couple who came to Canada as refugees last year are the new owners of a fledgling […]

June 22nd, 2017|Recent Posts, Red Barn Archive|0 Comments

Butchers, brewery salute firefighters’ fundraiser

Butchers, brewery salute firefighters’ fundraiser
Jennifer Blyth – Oak Bay News
Aug 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM

 

While Oktoberfest is a fall staple in many communities, Oak Bay firefighters are banking on a sausage-and-beer salute to summer to raise funds for a local school.

The Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation hosts Sausage Fest Saturday, Sept. 17 at Willows Park.

The […]

August 27th, 2016|Red Barn Archive|0 Comments

Red Barn Market to open grocery store near legislature

Red Barn Market to open grocery store near legislature
Darron Kloster / Times Colonist
June 16, 2016 10:59 AM

The Capital Park development near the legislature in James Bay is starting to take shape with the announcement of the first commercial tenant and a new library branch for the site.

Red Barn Market will open a 6,000-square-foot grocery store […]

June 16th, 2016|James Bay, Red Barn Archive|0 Comments

Esquimalt welcomes Red Barn Market with open arms

Esquimalt welcomes Red Barn Market with open arms
Michael D. Reid / Times Colonist
March 3, 2016 06:00 AM
Updated: March 3, 2016 01:47 PM

Judging by online response to news that Red Barn Markets plans to open its sixth capital region location in Esquimalt in the spring of 2017, the township is wasting no time rolling out the […]

March 3rd, 2016|Red Barn Archive|0 Comments

Songhees First Nation, Red Barn in grocery deal for Admirals Road

Songhees First Nation, Red Barn in grocery deal for Admirals Road
Michael D. Reid / Times Colonist
March 1, 2016 06:00 AM

Esquimalt residents will have another grocery shopping alternative by as early as the spring of 2017.

On Monday, Red Barn Markets and Songhees Nation representatives confirmed they’ve formed a retail partnership that will see a 12,000-square-foot-plus store […]

March 1st, 2016|Esquimalt, Red Barn Archive|0 Comments

Market shines local light on Avenue

Market shines local light on Avenue
Jennifer Blyth – Oak Bay News
Feb 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Local garlic was on the menu for Red Barn Market’s opening day on the Avenue, and that’s just a taste of what’s in store for shoppers.

Despite opening a day early with little publicity, the aisles were packed with shoppers getting […]

February 11th, 2016|Red Barn Archive|0 Comments

Victoria’s grocery sector heats up as Red Barn opens new store

Victoria’s grocery sector heats up as Red Barn opens new store
Carla Wilson/ Times Colonist
February 3, 2016 05:28 AM

Locally owned Red Barn Market opens its fifth location this week in a new 6,000-square-foot-plus space on Oak Bay Avenue.

Nearby businesses have been looking forward to Red Barn’s arrival, predicting it will add foot traffic as more shops […]

February 3rd, 2016|Red Barn Archive|0 Comments

Neighbourhood resurgence on West Oak Bay Avenue

Neighbourhood resurgence on West Oak Bay Avenue
Carla Wilson / Times Colonist
October 31, 2015 06:01 AM

More people and more stores are moving into the west end of Oak Bay Avenue, where a rejuvenation is underway.

The vitality is evident in the growing number of pedestrians, thanks to new condominium projects and as existing stores relocate to the […]

October 31st, 2015|Oak Bay, Red Barn Archive|0 Comments

Youngsters collecting warm socks for the homeless

Youngsters collecting warm socks for the homeless
By Steven Heywood – Victoria News
Feb 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

 

When Jada Benwell found out her dad and a few of his neighbouring businesses were going to host a lunch for Victoria’s homeless at Our Place this month, she sprang into high gear.

The Grade 5 student at Deep Cove […]

February 14th, 2014|Red Barn Archive|0 Comments