Whistler tour agency gets relief

Japanada Enterprises, a Whistler, British Columbia-based tour company, has received a C$10,000 grant provided by the Canadian Business Resilience Network in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and software company Salesforce.com, inc. According to an article published on July 5 in Pique News Magazine, the grant is to aid businesses that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Of the 1,100 small businesses that applied, 62 have received grants. Hisae Yanagisawa, owner of Japanada Enterprises, has run the company with her husband for the past 23 years. She said that their business, which has primarily targeted Japanese tourists, has dropped to near zero since March and they need to start targeting in-province customers. “We are really thankful to be selected for this grant. It definitely helps to make the changes that we need right now,” she said.

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