VICTORIA – Gordon Denford, Founder of Berwick Retirement Communities received the BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) Pioneer Award from BCSLA CEO Lee Coonfer at a special ceremony coinciding with the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Berwick House.

Gordon Denford receives award from Lee Coonfer, CEO BCSLA

In addition, four employees, Doug Webb, Margot Wallace, Bill Krutz and Katrina Glass, received special awards to celebrate their 30 years of service to Berwick Retirement Communities, having been with the company since the doors first opened at Berwick House. 

Since Berwick House, located in Victoria’s Gordon Head neighbourhood, was built in 1989, Gordon Denford and his team at Berwick Retirement Communities have gone on to build and operate six more award winning senior living communities in British Columbia.

Over the past 30 years, Berwick Retirement Communities commitment to quality, innovation, and community have never wavered. Every site built has incorporated the latest innovations in health and wellness, considered the lessons learned from previous sites and all the while always striving for the highest quality of amenities and services.  Renovations are ongoing at the existing residences to ensure they continue to fully meet the expectations of current and future generations of seniors. 

Gordon & Chris Denford are together in the newly completed Tweeds Café at Berwick House

Each Berwick is designed with the local culture and community in mind. It is imperative that the sites operate with local insight and a community mindset. 

“My Dad believes to be successful, one must do so while supporting the communities they live and operate in,” said Chris Denford, President & CEO, Berwick Retirement Communities. “While many people talk about being a “Resident First” company, my Dad has spent a lifetime demonstrating an unparalleled commitment in pursuit of this philosophy.”