Media Scrapbook

Media Scrapbook

Rosewater Spa of Oakville recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Spas!

Spa Awards
“We’re proud to recognize the best in the industry with our spAWARDS, enabling spa owners to differentiate themselves while providing consumers additional tools and insight when planning a relaxing spa treatment.”

Roger Sholanki, CEO of Book4Time, spAWARDS Sponsor.
“These awards recognize not only some of the finest spa operations in Canada but also recognize those businesses or individuals who support the industry providing excellence in training, education, uperior products, and quality services”

Canadian Hairdresser International…

hairdresserFebruary 2014. Rosewater Spa is featured in the BeautyBeat section of the glorious Canadian Hairdresser International magazine, on pages 90-90. Merci! You can read this and other editions here.

Burlington Reader’s Choice Awards…

Burlington reader’s give Rosewater Spa of Burlington high marks in Spa Services in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

SNAP Burlington…

January 2011 – Rosewater Spa of Burlington celebrated the holiday in style last month by treating friends to some very special spa treats! Great happy snaps of Andie and Jackson from Appleby Paint & Wallpaper enjoying a well deserved foot treatment from Talia (Seaflora) and Cait (Rosewater). Melanie and Amanda help spa guests get into the holiday spirit.

VIP Client Appreciation Event…

January 2011. Rosewater Spa of Oakville celebrated 10 years in business and future plans to open the third Rosewater Spa location at Pemberton Group’s resort style lakeside community, Bluwater Condominiums.


Rosewater Spa of Oakville recognized as one of Canada’s Top 50 Spas in 2011 and 2013.
sPAwards-50“We’re proud to recognize the best in the industry with our first annual spAWARDS, enabling spa owners to differentiate themselves while providing consumers  additional tools and insight when planning a relaxing spa treatment”, said Roger Sholanki, CEO of Book4Time, sponsor of the spAWARDS.

Oakville Hospital Foundation…

Rosewater Spa Navigator Program PartnershipFebruary 2013 – Rosewater Spa of Oakville joins the Oakville Hospital Foundation’s fundraising efforts in a mental wellness program for Oakville’s children. The Navigator Program aims to give mental illness the boot. Donations made here will be matched dollar for dollar by Rosewater Spa and then multiplied 2.5 times thanks to two more foundations, the Mental Wellness Network and Amarna. That means a $100 donation turns into $500. Please help us help Oakville’s children… our leaders of tomorrow.


project-hc-logoMarch 2011 – Rosewater Spa of Oakville launches Project Honeycomb, an exclusive community-based donation matching program in support of the Oakville Hospital Foundation and specifically the Oncology Department at the New Oakville Hospital. Working together, between 2011 and 2012, we raised a total of $12,960. Wow!

March 2011. Photos of 10th Anniversary celebration at Bluwater Condominiums Presentation Centre.

CityTV – Downright Domestic… May 2010

We were thrilled when Rebecca Webster and Rob Bebenek, hosts of the television show “Downright Domestic” visited us in Oakville recently to film an upcoming episode called, “10 Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas”.

10 Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

West of the City March/April 2010…

March/April 2010. Rosewater Spa is named one of Holly Crawford and Barbara Deppisch’s favourite spa treats.

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2007, 2008. Rosewater Spa of Oakville becomes a proud sponsor of Zonta Club Oakville. The Zonta Club of Oakville has been working in the Halton community for nearly 35 years assisting women and their families. Some of the organizations that Zonta has supported are: Wellspring Halton, Halton Women’s Centre, SAVIS, Halton Women’s Information Centre, Big Sisters, Ian Anderson Hospice, Kerr Street Ministries, Sheridan College and scholarships for young economically challenged and talented women to continue their education.

SNAP Burlington…

November 2008. Julie Belford, Liz Belford, and Kelly Killingbeck are snapped at the October Trade Show hosted by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and appear in the centrespread calendar.

Rosewater Spa of Burlington…

November 2008. There’s a new kid on the block! Rosewater Spa of Burlington proudly opens its doors in downtown Burlington at 482 Elizabeth Street and along with neighbours, The Grace Clinic and Mainstream Clothiers becomes “The Ultimate Destination” in Burlington.

Burlington Chamber of Commerce…

burlingtonchamberSeptember 2008. Joined

Burlington Downtown Business Association…

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Burlington Post…

November 2008. An article titled “Growing Your Business Through the Chamber” authored by Liz Belford appears in the Burlington Chamber feature centrespread.

IN Burlington Magazine…

Winter 2008. Rosewater Spa of Burlington makes its debut on page 16, highlighted by comments from owner, Liz Belford about the incredible heritage building at 482 Elizabeth Street that ‘has a soul of its own’.

Act of Kindness Contest…

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The Rosewater celebrates its anniversary in a very specialway each Spring with a California Spa Getaway for two at The Oaks at Ojai. Why does the Rosewater do this? Because it’s time!

2002 Winner: Mr. & Mrs. Grant
2003 Winner: Mr. & Mrs. Avery
2004 Winner: Mr. & Mrs. Walker
2005 Winner: Mr & Mrs. Hays
2006 Winner: Ms. Ouelette & Mr. Curtis
2007 Winner: Ms. Karen Freeman

In 2008, the Rosewater revamped the Act of Kindness Contest and offered an In-Town Weekend Getaway for Two including a Retreat for Two Package at Rosewater Spa of Oakville, Dinner for Two at Jonathans and a Two Night stay at Haslemere House in Oakville.

2008 Winner: Carol Ingram of Burlington

Awards and Accolades…

  • 2002 Oakville Awards for Business Excellence – Entrepreneur of the Year, Nomination
  • 2003 Oakville Awards for Business Excellence – Entrepreneur of the Year, Finalist
  • 2005 Oakville Awards for Business Excellence… Service Provider, Nomination
  • 2008 Oakville Awards for Business Excellence… Entrepreneur of the Year, Nomination
  • 2006 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur… Trail Blazer, Nomination
  • Oakville Beaver Reader’s Choice Awards… The Oakville community has their say and votes the Rosewater Spa their first choice for exceptional Spa Services in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Breast Cancer Support Services…

October 2001. A special volunteer recognition event was held at the Rosewater Spa to thank volunteers who cheerfully donate their time and talent to Breast Cancer Support Services in Burlington.

Community Kindness and Support…

The Rosewater Spa is a proud community supporter and regularly contributes donations and silent auction items to organizations that are like-minded and have goals aligned with those of the Rosewater Spa.

CH Television…

CH TVSmith & Hayes Show … March 30, 2006. Delightful on-air personality Lesley Stewart visited the Rosewater Spa and interviewed owner, Liz Belford. Among many things, they discussed the Rosewater’s 5th Anniversary, the Act of Kindness Contest where one lucky person will win a spa getaway for 2 to the Oaks at Ojai in California; the Rosewater’s expansion of the Lower Level and the new VIP Suite for couples.

Smith & Hayes Show

Glow Magazine…

Spring 2003

Grand Opening of the Rosewater Spa of Oakville…

Wednesday May 30, 2001. Please join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of Rosewater Spa of Oakville 156 Church Street, Wednesday, May 30, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Her Worship, Ann Mulvale will be present for the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:00 p.m.

Hamilton Magazine…

Hamilton Magazine

Spring 2006. Rosewater Spa is featured on page 36 of this high-end magazine.

Home Front Magazine…

Spring 2004

In-Spa Seminars …

A regular occurrence at the Rosewater Spa. Check out our website for upcoming events.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003: Iridology and Health, Rose Rousseau, R.N.C.P., C.Ir., Healing Through Nutrition
Tuesday, January 14, 2003: Eating + Exercise = a Hormonal Event, Bruce Krahn and Janet Hradil, BodiZone
Tuesday, September 24, 2002: Eating + Exercise = a Hormonal Event, Bruce Krahn and Janet Hradil, BodiZone

Last Minute Club …

May 2003. The Rosewater Spa shares the joy! The Last Minute Club is launched. Save 20% on available appointments the next day as announced by email. Great for people with hectic schedules who never know what’s happening until the last moment. Act fast! There are limited times and spaces available. Appointments are set on a first-come, first-served basis.

Leading Spas of Canada…LCS Logo

Joined 2002.

Lexus LogoLexus…

September 2007, Rosewater Spa helps Lexus say thank you to new car buyers by providing gift certificates of appreciation to this prestigious organization.

Lower Level Expansion…

February 2004. The Rosewater Spa expansion is underway. You’ll be delighted when our newly renovated space is complete; it will include our VIP Suite, the Tamarind, Lounge and Juice Bar … perfect for every occasion and every function – personal or business!

Makeup Donation Program…

March 2001. Drop off unused makeup or beauty products and we will gladly donate them to Halton Women’s Place. Know that you are helping make a difference in a woman’s life.

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Summer 2004. Rosewater Spa makes its debut as the only Spa featured in Oakville in the summer 2004 issue.

Passion for Excellence…

March 2000. The Rosewater Spa of Oakville Inc. was created to inspire a place of serenity dedicated to offering our clients the enjoyment of good health in luxurious surroundings through therapeutic massage and restorative spa therapies. Through caring and nurturing hands, our team will empower all who enter to reach their individual goals on the pathway to wellness.

Premier Spas of Ontario …

  • 2002: The Rosewater Spa receives an Invitation to join this prestigious association.
  • 2005: Liz Belford is invited to sit on the Board of Directors
  • 2006: Liz Belford continues on the Board of Directors
  • 2007: Liz Belford continues on the Board of Directors
  • 2008: Liz Belford continues on the Board of Directors
  • 2009: Liz Belford continues on the Board of Directors

Put The Roses Back In Your Cheeks…

November 2001: Liz Belford, Proprietor of the Rosewater Spa of Oakville Inc. proudly announces the launch of a program specially designed for recovering cancer patients, called “Put the Roses Back in your Cheeks!” This unique program is designed to help recovering cancer patients handle the effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation on the skin.To introduce the program to the public, between now and the end of January 2002, every Wednesday has been declared “Wellness Wednesday” and from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., by appointment, the dedicated staff of the Rosewater Spa will offer a complimentary skin care treatment, massage, and special camouflage makeup application to those who deserve some special pampering. March 2002 … Due to the positive and heart-warming response, Liz Belford of the Rosewater Spa of Oakville is proud to announce the “Put The Roses Back In Your Cheeks” program has been extended indefinitely.


  • IODE: April 2002, Skin Care for Maturing Skin.
  • Oakville Club: Feb 2002, Introducing the Rosewater Spa
  • Oakville Club: June 2003, Advanced Skin Care
  • Rotary Club: 2005, Running a successful business

RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards…

March 2006 … Liz Belford, Owner of the Rosewater Spa of Oakville is nominated for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards.

Relay for Life…

An opportunity for the entire Oakville community to make a statement about cancer and honour those who have fought the battle. Through everyone’s involvement and dedication the Rosewater Spa of Oakville continues to raise funds each year for The Canadian Cancer Society to fight this dreaded disease!Relay for Life

  • May 2002: In our first year, we raised $10,000
  • June 2003: Liz Belford, Rosewater Spa Team recognized as one of the Top 3 Donation Producers of the Year!
  • June 2004: estimated at $10,000
  • June 2005: $11,024 – 3rd position
  • June 2007: $5400 … total donations thus far $53,000
  • June 2008: $2000 …. donations received from Act of Kindness Contest and Rosewater Donation matching program forwarded to the Oakville Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society

Reward Points Program…

October 2004. Clients of the Rosewater are rewarded with 1 point for every $25 spent on products and services at the Spa. When 50 points have been accumulated, when you have accumulated 50 Reward Points (i.e. spa miles), simply redeem them for $50 in products or services of your choice. It’s that easy! There’s nothing to do. Reward points are automatically accumulated and printed at the bottom of each receipt. Gift certificates, spa boutique purchases, and all spa services are included. Come on in and join our spa-tacular reward points program today.

Rosewater VIP Suite…

Officially opens August 16, 2004. “Rosewater Expansion Already Adored by Clients”. What began as a whisper six months ago … “there’s something going on down there” has ended with a confident, “it’s ready”. The expansion of the Rosewater Lower Level is now complete! And it’s a “spa to behold”.

We’ve gone to new depths to achieve relaxation and rejuvenation with something for everyone, from busy executives and small groups to special twosomes. The Rosewater Lower Level has again set a benchmark with unparalleled services in an atmosphere of gracious elegance.

One of the highlights of the Lower Level is the Rosewater VIP Suite. Perfect for small groups, the VIP Suite is a private retreat – a personal spa within a spa – where small groups will enjoy distinguished Rosewater Spa of Oakville luxury and first-class services. Our elegantly appointed suite includes meeting space for 30 and:

  • Fireplace
  • Private dining area
  • Spa attendant
  • Perfectly heated floors

Consider this your invitation to visit

Sheridan College…

March 2003, Liz Belford, Proprietor of the Rosewater Spa addresses the graduating students of the Aesthetics Program at Sheridan College and shares real life experiences of owning a spa and being part of the spa industry in Canada and the world.

Spa Magic…

by Mary Muryn. Included in Mary’s healing, rejuvenating and beautifying recipes from spas around the world is the Rosewater’s energizing Rose Hip Oil Treatment, blissfully found on page 103.

Spa Life…

Spring 2005 Issue, Raising the bar of the spa experience. Enjoy Ingrid Champion’s article beginning on page 20 and see how the Rosewater Spa has won the admiration and support of its grateful clientele.

Spa Review…Spa Review

February 2004. Lillian Africano, Editor-in-Chief and author of 16 books, including three best-selling novels announces the debut of a comprehensive magazine designed for the large and rapidly growing group of men and women interested in health and relaxation, beauty and vitality and in preserving a youthful outlook and appearance.


August 2008: Rosewater Spa announces an exclusive new line of skincare products. Hand-harvested from the cold clean Canadian Pacific Ocean, Seaflora all-natural wild seaweed skincare products are nutrient rich with vitamins, minerals, and trace elements creating the most nourishing, healthy and vital seaweed skincare products on the market today. Experience the richest seaweed flora in the world exclusively at Rosewater Spa!

Special Visitors to the Rosewater Spa …

Sheila Cluff. Sheila Cluff is the owner and founder of The Oaks at Ojai, in addition to being president and founder of Fitness Inc., Fit Two and Health Holidays Inc. She introduced “Cardiovascular Dance” to the world in the l950’s which today is known simply as “aerobics”. In addition to overseeing operations and teaching at both The Oaks and The Palms Sheila has authored four books, publishes Spa Update, a newsletter with 50,000 circulation; writes several syndicated columns on fitness; has produced four fitness videos and is a founding member of the Committee of 200, is a past member of the governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and serves on the Intercontinental Hotels Advisory Travel Board, the C200 foundation board and the International Spa Association (ISPA) education foundation board.

May 2006. Sheila visited in 2006, on May 5th to present Julia and Don McGowan with their gift certificate to the Oaks at Ojai for winning the 2006 Act of Kindness Contest in celebration of the Rosewater’s 5th Anniversary.

Staff Incentives…

Liz Belford, Proprietor of the Rosewater Spa of Oakville announces special staff incentives designed to encourage staff members through personal motivation and empowerment. Go team go!

June 2002: Gift Certificate to Paradiso – Au Courant Products
October 2003: Gift Certificate to Paradiso – Biodroga Repair Products
June 2004: Vancouver – Win a 3 day trip to beautiful Vancouver – compliments of Eminence Organic Skin Care
2003, 2004, 2005: Baden Baden, Germany. Rosewater’s top aesthetician is invited to spend a week in Europe’s enchanting Spa and Wellness Centre.

Toronto Life Magazine…

2003. Rosewater Spa of Oakville named one of the Top 100 Spas

Treasures of Ontario…

Spring 2006 … Rosewater Spa of Oakville invited to appear in Morgan & Chase Publishing Inc. coffee table book.

Travel Journal…

Beginning June 2006. From the travel journal of Liz Belford … Dear Diary: The Canadian incentive tour of 2006 to Biodroga in Baden-Baden Germany was fabulous! Who would believe that five years ago the Rosewater Spa was Biodroga’s first account in Canada? For centuries, Baden-Baden has been treasured as one of the world’s favourite destinations because of its thermal, healing waters. At Biodroga, we were introduced to the exciting new trends in body and skin care. We met Biodroga’s head chemists, explored the extensive quality control process and experienced first hand why Biodroga is on the leading edge of skin care throughout the world. It was five incredible days of everything imaginable, thanks to our gracious hosts.

Tsunami Relief…

During the first few weeks of January 2005 the team at the Rosewater Spa rallied together with clients and raised a remarkable $1000 – in less than 5 days – which was matched dollar for dollar by the Rosewater and the Federal Government to aid victims of the tsunami in south east Asia. Who says we can’t make a difference?