Argus Properties Ltd.

Welcome to Argus in the Community

Being a part of the community, and developing a sense of connectedness is very important to the employees here at Argus Properties.  We believe that by assisting others with donations, or lending a hand is a way for all of us to be able to improve others’ lives a little step at a time, and become a participant in a community that cares and respects one another.

Twice a month, every other Friday, the employees at Argus Properties participate in “Jeans Day”, and wear jeans to work.  A minimum of $3 is donated from each person, and at the end of the year, the money raised is donated to a local charity that the employees of Argus Properties are passionate about.

Some of the charities and organizations that the Argus team has participated in over the years has benefited the recipients, and has brought us the satisfaction and joy as positive contributors to our community.

The 'helping hand' stretched out to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore assisted the organization in opening its doors in 2015 to provide the service and products required for those in need of a home, and offering items at a discounted value.  A total donation amount of $22,314.72 in cash and in-kind went a long way in setting up the Kelowna ReStore.  Thanks goes to the generous suppliers and vendors who donated their service and products to this initiative!  These are the wonderful partnerships that Argus gets involved in, because we see the value, and the benefits that can be produced for the entire community.

Argus has also supported the local community by participating in the Christmas Hamper program wherein the Central Okanagan Food Bank provides Christmas hampers for families in need.  Food items, along with toys (sometimes hand-made by employees), and other great items are included in this hamper.  To know that we can bring a smile to a family during this special time of year is an amazing gift of its own.  Along with a Christmas hamper, the employees of Argus have also pooled together donations for the Central Okanagan Food Bank to help curb hunger in the region.  In 2017, Argus had donated a warehouse space of close to 10,000 square feet to house Christmas hampers for a month for the Okanagan Food Bank's need while they transitioned to their new home on Enterprise Way.  The Okanagan Food Bank serves over 1200 families alone over Christmas, and continues this support throughout the year.

One of our community partners is with UBCO, supporting the Live Case Challenge in the Management program with $75,000 for the next 5 school years.  Students collaborate together, and pitch a business proposal to a company or non-profit in live time, providing solutions in meeting the business challenges faced by the organization.  It is exciting and fulfilling to know that we are supporting the future of business!  The winning team gets to have their names engraved on the coveted Argus Cup, and $5000 in cash!

Argus has also partnered with Okanagan College (Kelowna campus) to support the build of the trades centre complex by pledging $175,000 towards the Bright Horizons - Building for Skills campaign.  The company's name appears across the student built pergola in the entrance to the construction trades shop.  The complex, which officially opened in September 2016, provides trades training for more than 2,600 students per year.

Over the years Argus has been involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavours; disaster relief, medical research, arts and fitness and many other local community groups. Some of the disasters that Argus has supported over the years are the Nepal earthquake (2015), Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines 2013), Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami (2011), Hurricane Sandy (US 2012), Indonesian earthquake (2009) and Hurricane Katrina (US 2005).  We are proud to be sponsors and donators to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Apple Triathlon, BC Interior Trampoline Society, Kelowna United, Opera Kelowna, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Royal Canadian Legion, just to name a few.  We are also a lifetime, platinum sponsor for Ducks Unlimited that helps conserves Canada's wetlands.

At Argus Properties, we believe that a strong community is developed through the caring efforts, and generosity of people helping people.  Reaching out first on a smaller scale and then to the larger community, nation and world is what connects us all as a humanity.

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Latest News and Events

Posted on May 5, 2014
It was a wonderful turn-out for the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Ball on Saturday April 26, 2014.  This is the 10th year of great celebrations for all who had started this from the ground up... Read More
Posted on April 14, 2014
UBCO's Live Case Challenge sponsored by Argus Properties Ltd. started on April 2, 2014, and culminated with final presentations by students to judges on Apr. 4, 2014.  The third year Faculty of... Read More
Posted on March 4, 2014
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is gearing up for their BIG BIKE fundraiser, and Argus Properties had the honour to participate by donating a gift to promote further fundraising and awareness to the... Read More
Posted on February 5, 2014
Being the recipient of the 2013 Tommie Gold Award for Best Mixed Use for both residential and commercial or hotel is a great accomplishment for Argus Properties Ltd. This prestigious Tommie Gold... Read More
Posted on January 10, 2014
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Posted on December 9, 2013
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Posted on November 6, 2013
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Posted on October 7, 2013
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Posted on September 30, 2013
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Posted on September 16, 2013
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