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Over our many years in business, we've marked some great occasions, received some awards, and participated in a number of events. We'd like to share some of them with you. Take a look at what's going on.


Awards

June 2017 Winner of the BC Food Processors Association Sustainability Award.
April 2017 Winner of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) Sustainability Award.
April 2017 Winner of Organic Supplier of The Year from the Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA).
November 2016  Winner of the Healthy Workplace Award in the Burnaby Board of Trade and City of Burnaby's Business Excellence Awards. 
October 2016  Ian Walker, president and co-founder, is a finalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year competition.  
September 2016 Makes PROFIT Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies list
September 2016 Makes Business in Vancouver's Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. 
May 2016  Our president Ian Walker wins the BC Food Processors Association's Leadership Award and our Hippie Snacks Coconut Clusters win Product of the Year - Bronze.  
March 2016  Named one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers by Canada's Top 100 Employers and the Globe & Mail. 
October 2015  Finalists of the Burnaby Board of Trade's Business Excellence Awards for Business of the Year and Environmental Sustainability.  
September 2015  Makes PROFIT Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies 2015 list.  
August 2015  Makes Business in Vancouver's 100 Fastest Growing Companies 2015 list.  
June 2015  Winner of the BC Food Processors Association Product of the Year - Silver award for Hippie Garden Chips. 
November 2014  Finalist in the Burnaby Board of Trade's Business Excellence Awards for Environmental Sustainability and Business of the Year.  
October 2014  Awarded as one of Profit Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing companies for 2014.
September 2014  Awarded as one of Business in Vancouver's 2014 Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies
June 2014  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips awarded Product of the Year - Bronze by the BC Food Processors Association. 
June 2014  Finalist for the BC Food Processor Association's sustainability award. Watch our nominee video.
May 2014  Winner of the City of Burnaby's 2014 Environmental Award for Business Stewardship.  
April 2014  Winner of the CHFA West 2014 Sustainability Award
December 2013  Awarded as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers. See the Globe & Mail feature here
October 2013  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips awarded Silver in the 2013 Alive Magazine Awards for consumer's choice - best natural food, bar, or beverage
September 2013  Awarded as one of Business in Vancouver's Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC
June 2013 Awarded as one of Profit Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies
June 2013
Nominated as finalists for the BCFPA's Sustainability and Best Product awards. Watch our nominee video.

Industry

April 2017 Left Coast Naturals becomes a HAACP Certified.
October 2016  Ian Walker, co-founder and president, is featured in BC Business Magazine as a finalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year competition. 
October 2016  Left Coast Naturals hosts one of five workshops in the Feeding Growth: Scaling Your Progressive Food Business series. or  
September 2016  Left Coast Naturals sponsors Organic Week.  
September 2016  President Ian Walker and Left Coast Naturals are profiled in Food in Canada Magazine
May 2016 

Left Coast Naturals' bike to work incentives are featured in Business in Vancouver.

May 2016  President Ian Walker (breakout session panelist) and Director of Marketing, Johanna Israel-Duprey (keynote speaker), speak at BLD Vancouver B Corp Conference
May 2016   Left Coast Naturals participates in CHFA West and celebrates its 20th Anniversary in the natural food industry. 

March 2016

Director of Marketing, Johanna Israel-Duprey, discusses Left Coast Naturals' clean labelling approach in The Vancouver Sun. Read and watch here.  
October 2015 Left Coast Naturals hosts one of five workshops in the Feeding Growth: Scaling Your Progressive Food Business series. President Ian Walker participates in a panel discussion.  
September 2015  Left Coast Naturals shares its Walk the Talk press release on sustainable business accountability. Read here.  
April 2015  Left Coast Naturals releases a 12 month update and learnings from clearing its catalogue of GMOs by December 2015. 
April 2015  Left Coast Naturals exhibits at CHFA West 2015 and launches its #HOLDMETOIT campaign, Vancouver, BC 
March 2015  Hippie Foods exhibits at the first Healthy Family Expo, Vancouver, BC 
January 2015  The Province Newspaper covers Left Coast Naturals and Hippie Foods in a blog series on sustainable business and gluten free food. Read part 1, 2, 3 and 4
October 2014  Brand Manager Trish Kelly reads the Vancouver Non-GMO Awareness Week proclamation on behalf of the City of Vancouver during a press conference at Whole Foods Market. President Ian Walker talks about the the importance of taking a stance on GMOs. 
October 2014  President Ian Walker appears in Global National news' series on GMOs. View here.
June 2014  President Ian Walker is mentioned in the BC Food Processors Association's BC Food and Beverage CEO Study - Fifth Annual Edition. See pages 6, 7, 11 and 22
June 2014  Left Coast Naturals is featured in the 2014 Climate Smart Industry Brief for carbon emissions in the food and beverage sector. See here
January 2014  Left Coast Naturals announces its Policy to be GMO free by December 2015. See the press release and the full policy
January 2014  President Ian Walker appears on CTV News At Noon. See the Hippie Cookies video segment here
October 2013  Participates in the CHFA East trade show,  Toronto, ON
September 2013  Sponsors Organic Week 
September 2013  President Ian Walker speaks at the Social Venture Institute, Cortes Island, BC  
September 2013
President Ian Walker supports B Corp's sustainability verification process in Alive magazine
August 2013
President Ian Walker is featured in Junxion. View article here
June 2013 Left Coast Naturals' President, Ian Walker, featured in Western Grocer's May/June 2013 edition. p69 
June 2013 President Ian Walker participates in Bullfrog Power's Greener Horizons panel discussion: Sustainable Business, Good Citizen
May 2013
President Ian Walker speaks at THOUGHT4FOOD speaker series
April 2013
Participates in the CHFA West trade show, Vancouver, BC
March 2013
Attends the Natural Products Expo West trade show, Anaheim, CA
January 2013
Attends the Fancy Food Show, San Francisco, CA

Events

January 2017  Vendor at Specialty Food Expo, Vancouver BC 
October 2016  Vendor at Yoga Expo, Vancouver BC 
September 2016  Vendor at Coho Festival, North Vancouver BC 
July 2016  Vendor at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver BC 
June 2016  Vendor at Car Free Day - Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC 
April 2016  Brought to You By Sponsor of Veg Expo, Vancouver BC 
March 2016  Vendor at Healthy Family Expo, Vancouver BC
January 2016  Vendor at Gluten Free Expo, Vancouver BC 
August 2015  Vendor at Garlic Fest, Vancouver BC 
August 2015  Vendor at Whole Foods' Vancouver Pride Celebration
July 2015  Vendor at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver BC
June 2015  Vendor at Car Free Day on Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC 
May 2015  Presenting sponsor of Veg Expo, Vancouver BC 
May 2015  Supports HUB's Bike to Work Week 
March 2015  Vendor at the Healthy Family Expo, Vancouver BC
January 2015  Vendor at the Gluten Free Expo, Vancouver BC 
December 2014  Hippie Foods featured at The Vegan Project Holiday Pop Up Shoppe.  
July 2014  Vendor at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver BC 
June 2014  Hippie Foods is a presenting sponsor of Veg Expo 2014. See the press release here.
June 2014  Vendor at Car Free Day, Vancouver, BC
May 2014  Supports HUB's Bike to Work Week 
February 2014  Vendor at the Wellness Show, Vancouver, BC
January 2014  Vendor at the Gluten Free Expo, Vancouver, BC 
January 2014  Hosts a Left Coast Naturals Sustainability Open House and screens the film GMO OMG. 
October 2013  Supports HUB's Bike to Work Week 
September 2013  Vendor at the Whole Foods Living Naturally Fair, Vancouver, BC
July 2013
Vendor at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver, BC
July 2013
Vendor at the EPIC Sustainable Living Festival, Vancouver, BC
June 2013
Vendor at MEC Bike Festival, Vancouver, BC
June 2013
Vendor at Car Free Day, Vancouver, BC
May 2013
Supports HUB's Bike to Work Week
February 2013
Participates in the Vancouver Wellness Show, Vancouver, BC
January 2013  Participates in the Victoria Health Show 
January 2013
Participates in the Gluten Free Expo, Vancouver, BC

 

Company

December 2016  Dinner and Dancing at the Vancouver Aquarium. 
August 2016  Summer Splashdown and Family BBQ Party. 
May 2016  Volunteer with Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society
February 2016   Valentine's "Hearty" Luncheon 
December 2015  Santa Surprise Cocktail Party and East is East Winter Party  
October 2015  Spooky Halloween Luncheon and Costume Contest
July 2015  Family Fun Day and BBQ at Playland
December 2014  Where the Wild Things Are Winter Party
October 2014  Zombie Luncheon and Costume Contest
August 2014  Family Picnic Summer Party
February 2014  Valentine's Sweets and Treats Luncheon 
December 2013  Christmas Party at the Grouse Hiwus Feast House
October 2013  Halloween Monster Mash Luncheon
July 2013  Summer Party Boat Cruise 
March 2013
Snow Tubing Night Out
February 2013
Valentine's Be Mine Luncheon
February 2013
Introduces the Employee Superstar Award

Other

May 2017 Hippie Snacks Granola is featured on Westcoastfood.ca.
April 2017 Hippie Snacks Garden Chips featured in La Presse.
February 2016 Hippie Snacks Tamari & Cracked Pepper Coconut Chips and Coconut Bacon are mentioned in City Palate Magazine. Read on page 38
January 2016  Hippie Snacks Original Coconut Chips are featured on CTV Canada AM: Top Five Health Kicks of 2016. Watch here.  
December 2015  Hippie Snacks Coconut Bacon and Tamari & Cracked Pepper Coconut Chips are included in Vancity Buzz's "How to Make the Ultimate Local Foods Holiday Gift Basket." See here.  
December 2015  Hippie Snacks Coconut Bacon and Tamari & Cracked Pepper Coconut Chips release appears in Western Grocer Magazine. Read here
December 2015  Hippie Snacks Tamari & Cracked Pepper and Coconut Bacon Coconut Chips are included in Vancouver Courier magazine (see page 33) and podcast (listen 15:30).
December 2015  Hippie Snacks Coconut Bacon and Tamari & Cracked Pepper Coconut Chips are featured in Culinaire Magazine. Read here.  
November 2015  Hippie Snacks Tamari & Cracked Pepper and Coconut Bacon Coconut Chips are mentioned in Health and Wellness retailer. Read here
October 2015  Hippie Foods' Non-GMO Project Verification covered by Eat North Magazine. See here
August 2015  Hippie Garden chips are sampled via Social Nature's #trynatural program. See here.  
July 2015  New Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips flavours are sampled via Social Nature's #trynatural program. Read here
July 2015 Social Nature mentions Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips in Hello Vancity. See here
July 2015  Vancouver Foodster mentions Left Coast Naturals and Hippie Foods in their Vancouver Folk Fest Eating Guide.
June 2015  Hippie Garden Chips' Product of the Year - Silver award win is covered by Food in Canada magazine. Read here.
June 2015  Hippie Garden Chips' Product of the Year - Silver award win is featured in The Burnaby Newsleader. See here
April 2015  New flavour of Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips is included in Vancity Buzz's Top 5 Natural Food Trends for 2015. Read here
April 2015  Hippie Garden Chips are named one of the 6 Food Trends and Fun Finds at CHFA West 2015 by blog Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat. See here
March 2015  Hippie Cookies appear on CTV Vancouver. Watch here.  
March 2015  Hippie Garden Chips are featured in one of This Rawsome Vegan Life's recipes. 
February 2015  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips are used in This Rawesome Vegan Life's Peppermint Oreos recipe
January 2015  Hippie Cookies are featured in EAT Magazine. See here.  
January 2015  Hippie Garden Chips is featured in Culinaire Magazine. See page 6.  
January 2015  Hippie Garden Chips is featured in EAT Magazine. Read page 10
January 2015  Hippie Foods is featured in Good Life Vancouver. See here
December 2014  Hippie Foods is featured on Breakfast Television, Winnipeg.  
December 2014  Hippie Foods Garden Chips is featured in This Rawsome Vegan Life's holiday gift guide.
November 2014  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips is featured in enRoute Magazine. Read here.  
October 2014  Hippie Foods brand launches the product Hippie Garden Chips.
October 2014  Global News covers our Non-GMO Awareness Week press release and conference in partnership with GE Free BC, Whole Foods Market and the Vancouver Food Policy Council.   
June 2014  Left Coast Naturals' president and co-founder Ian Walker discusses GMOs with youth activist Rachel Parent on CBC Morning Edition
June 2014  Left Coast Naturals' non-GMO policy is featured in Common Ground Magazine. See here.  
May 2014  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips is featured in The Huffington Post Canada. See here.
April 2014  Hippie Cookies is featured on the CBC radio show On The Coast. 
April 2014  The Organic & Non-GMO Report features Left Coast Naturals' non-GMO policy. See here
April 2014  Hippie Cookies is featured in the Toronto Sun. See here.  
April 2014  Hippie Cookies is featured in The Food Gays blog. See here.  
April 2014  Hippie Cookies is featured in Canadian Living Magazine. See here.
March 2014  Hippie Cookies is featured in the Vancouver Sun. See here.  
March 2014  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips is featured in the Toronto Star. See here
January 2014  The Non GMO Project shares Left Coast Naturals' non-GMO policy. See here
January 2014  1% for the Planet shares Left Coast Naturals' non-GMO policy. See here
January 2014  The Westender Vancouver shares Left Coast Naturals' non-GMO policy. See here.
January 2014  Sustainable Food News shares Left Coast Naturals' non-GMO policy. 
January 2014  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips is featured in the Calgary Herald. See here
January 2014  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips is featured in Savvymom.com. See the blog here
January 2014  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips is featured in Culinaire Magazine. See on page 6 here
January 2014 Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips is featured in the Toronto Sun. See here
January 2014  Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips is featured in VitaminDaily.com. See here
October 2013  Launch of Hippie Cookies
January 2013
Dave & Friends glazed almonds become Certified Gluten Free
January 2013
Launch of Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips

Left Coast Naturals hosts one of five workshops in the Feeding Growth: Scaling Your Progressive Food Business series. President Ian Walker participates in a panel discussion.  

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