Business has a responsibility to give back to the community from which it draws its support.
Roy’s Shoes & Repair has been a Kelowna mainstay for 45 years. The original owner “Roy” moved his repair shop from Quesnel to Kelowna in the early 1970’s. Back then Roy’s was the place to buy a good handmade work boot. A number of years later he sold it to “Dan” (Roy #2) who sold it to Jim (Roy #3) and Karen Belshaw in 2007.
When the Belshaw’s bought the store it sold numerous shoe brands, work, and cowboy boots. These days their shop specializes in what they do best and that is shoe repairs. They stock a line of comfortable seniors/diabetic shoes and a small selection of quality slippers.
Jim is a proud Rotarian and as a long-time volunteer in this community, Jim has built the business with the commitment to giving back to the community saying “a business must support the community that supports it.”
One of his proudest achievements was the establishment in 2010 of Shoe Bank Canada; a shoe charity that collects new and used shoes and gives them to Canadians that need them – to date, over 40,000 pairs.
Jim’s motto is to treat people the same way you want to be treated, and you get what you give.