H2O Zone delivers locally sourced and purified water directly to the citizenry of Greater Victoria. Reverse osmosis and ozone remove microorganisms and trace minerals more effectively than traditional additives such as chlorine or fluoride, resulting in cleaner, better-tasting water that brings out more flavour when brewing coffee or baking horseradish cakes. H2O Zone's delivery staff arrives every two to four weeks depending on customers' usage and location, delivering up to five five-gallon bottles each month (up to a $42 value per month after a complimentary first month). Empties are taken back to be sanitized, refilled, and sealed with a spill-proof cap, or fashioned into makeshift drum kits for visiting nieces or lethargic roommates. Parched domicile dwellers can also prearrange water drop-off and pickup times for when they won't be home. Because most homeowners lack a troupe of cup-wielding satyrs to serve them, this Groupon includes a water cooler to support both the water bottles and any resident living sculptures.
Film enthusiast Roland Fernando entered the movie-rental industry more than 30 years ago, building Video Express into a movie emporium that carries hard-to-find and vintage films, independent releases, and blockbuster hits. Walls lined with blue neon tubes evoke a retro movie theatre, leading customers along shelves stocked with children's movies, dramas, horrors, comedies, documentaries, and Woody Allen's napping nook. The store also stocks video games for Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360, and offers one or two-day console rentals.
Sooke Video To Go's owner Bryan Davis oversees an entertainment emporium that has been doling out movies for rental and purchase since 1982. Customers cruise new releases of video games and movies on DVD and Blu-ray and take breaks to challenge fellow film buffs to matches on the resident air hockey table. The store's expert staff updates Blu-ray firmware, and patrons can send in DVDs or CDs by mail before they undergo dips in disc-repair machines, from which they emerge as scratch-free as a newborn turntable.
Massage therapist Annie is passionate about healthy living; otherwise her skills might stop at the usual Swedish and sports massages. While she excels at these and other conventional modalities, she also practices Ayurvedic massage. Through the Ayurvedic system, she believes that massages should not only help relax muscles, but also balance the constitution of the body to help stave off future health issues.
Since Sentinel Self-Storage opened its first facility in Edmonton in 1975, the Canadian-owned business has expanded to 22 locations across the country. Whether providing storage space for individuals or businesses, Sentinel's experts first consult with clients to determine their storage needs in terms of size or amenities. Following this, they help clients stack their personal goods into climate-controlled units ranging in size from 5'x5' to 10'x30'.
Alternatively, Sentinel's heated indoor and outdoor auto-storage facilities are large enough to accommodate recreational vehicles or up to seven couches welded together. Each unit is protected with features such as insurance and technological security features. Courtesy moving trucks, and a stock of supplies such as boxes and tape, allow Sentinel to cater to nearly every stage of the self-storage process.
Signature service: Safe deposit box, safety box, storage
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Pro Tip: An accessable place to securely store your valuables