Creative Roots Landscaping Welcomes Early Spring with Cancer Lodge Cleanup


KELOWNA, BC – Patients and their families using the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge (adjacent to the Cancer Centre of the Southern Interior and the Kelowna General Hospital) will have the surrounding gardens spruced up by the team at Creative Roots Landscaping. Since 1994, Creative Roots Landscaping has become one of the leading landscape companies in Kelowna British Columbia. “By giving our clients an exceptional service experience, we set the standard within our industry”, says Creative Roots C.I.O Ryan Markewich. “As one of the only two commercial properties we take care of, the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge is dear to us since we have taken great pride in making their gardens beautiful since its inception”.

When making the proposal to the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge to install landscaping mulch, it was brought to Markewich’s attention that the associated cost was not part of this year’s budget.  It did not take much for the crew at Creative Roots to make the decision to include this as part of their annual give back to the community.  “Our Open Book Management style really engages our team and brings out the best in us. By knowing where the company and each individual stand financially, and by sharing in the outcome with a proven bonus system, we are able to focus on the things that make us better people and a stronger company”, added Markewich. The installation of the landscape mulch will take place on Friday, March 5th, 2010 beginning at 9:30 am.  With the full crew working, the job will take only a few hours to complete. David Marshall at Nature’s Gold is graciously providing the premium mulch that will be used for the job.

Creative Roots has been giving back for the last several years with initiatives such as:

  • 2007 – 1% of company profit donated to charities picked by the team
  • 2008 – along with generous suppliers gave back a ½ acre landscape complete with brick patios, irrigation, raised planters, and a playhouse to a local family during Kelowna’s first “Extreme Makeover” called Project Family Room (
  • 2009 – customer based Food Bank and cash donation

Last year, the team was able to fulfill its give back initiative and still achieve results in the field that earned them 162 bonus hours. For the year 2010, Creative Roots Landscaping is targeting $25,000.00 in give back – but there’s only one condition attached.  Owner Ryan Markewich doesn’t want to get involved in which charities are chosen – he is leaving that up to his team.

About Creative Roots Landscaping - Fifteen years ago Ryan Markewich, had a vision, a truck and some garden tools. Since then, he has bought new tools and trucks, but the vision is still the same; to build a team of truly outstanding people that will deliver amazing results every time. A team of professionals who could set the standard in any industry – we just happen to love landscaping. The outdoors, the hard work and the tangible results of our efforts are things we don’t want to live without. We are proud of what we do and enjoy handing over each project to our clients and witnessing how they share our pride in the outcome. The reputation they’ve built and the outstanding referrals have propelled the Creative Roots team into one of British Columbia’s leading landscape companies. For more information about please visit online at or call 250-868-9374.

Media Contacts:

Aidan Cole, Canadian Cancer Society

Tammy Arishenkoff, Creative Roots Landscaping