Kelowna's Investment Fund


Argent Diversified is built
on years of experience
of its partners.

The Argent portfolio of business investments represents a diverse group of local businesses with a strong history of cash flows and growth potential.

Our Portfolio

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FLORA Recreational Cannabis

Recognizing the significant economic opportunity presented by the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada on October 17, 2018, the board of directors of Argent Diversified established FLORA CANNABIS™, significantly expanding the Argent portfolio. Argent is working to establish investments in retail stores throughout British Columbia under its own retail brand, FLORA CANNABIS™ and through investment partnerships with other retail operators.

Flora will establish itself as a leading retailer for recreational cannabis products by way of our expert staff members, carefully selected merchandise, thoughtfully designed retail environments, and convenient locations.

Establishing FLORA has opened the door to our partners and other key stakeholders such as landlords to take part in the economic opportunities recreational cannabis industry has presented.

Argent has interests in 12 retail locations throughout British Columbia, including Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Dawson Creek, and Prince George. Each store is at varying stages in the Provincial and Municipal application processes.

Sports Management International

Sports Management International is a sports travel and sports management company specializing in all aspects of team travel, tournaments, accommodations, world-wide tours and events. With over 20 years in business Sports Management International is an industry leader utilizing its proprietary world class bookings technology to set itself apart from its competitors.

Connie Mazzei, General Manager

West Coast Merchandising

West Coast Merchandising is a bulk merchandising company specializing in coin-operated vending with over 5000 accounts throughout British Columbia. Customer accounts range from shopping centres, municipalities, theatres, tourist attractions and much more. West Coast’s products include confection vending, toy vending, kiddie rides, massage chairs, video games, and snack.

West Coast has a proven track record of positive cash flow and account growth years of technical business experience to Argent’s board of directors and is primarily involved in the acquisition role with Argent.

Mike Boback, Co-Owner & General Manager

Play it Again Sports Kelowna

Play It Again Sports is a franchise business, operating in the niche market of used sporting equipment. Play It Again Sports has set a new standard with respect to how families buy and sell new and used sporting goods in the Okanagan. By focusing on quality, gently used sports equipment complemented with brand-name new gear, Play It Again Sports offers something for all levels of affordability.

With very little competition in the Kelowna market, Play it Again sports has enjoyed year over year growth and strong cash flows.

Remi Ouellet , Co-Owner & General Manager

Flema Products

Flema Products is an international manufacturer/distributor of tools and related products in the commercial tire Industry. Flema products and services include custom heavy tonnage jacks, cylinders, pumps, wheel rings, bead breakers, wheel trolleys, rentals on mining jacks, repair service and testing. Flema Products operates out of Lake Country, BC.

Flema Products has been in business for over 30 years and has experienced steady cash flow. Under Argent’s management, Flema Products is expected to experience exponential growth.

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Leaseline Financial Services

Leaseline is a financing brokerage operating out of its head office in Kelowna. With over 22 years in business, Leaseline is a trusted name in the in the Canadian Leasing industry. Leaseline is committed to getting businesses the financing they need, regardless of the equipment type, size or location.

Leaseline’s wide customer base ranges from large established companies in the oil and gas and transportation industries, to new businesses in the restaurant and retail industries.

Chad Luider, Co-Owner & General Manager

Metro Capital

Metro Capital is a finance company providing collateral backed loans and leases to businesses across Canada. With over 300 active leases and loans in its portfolio, Metro Capital’s portfolio represents a diverse group of high-quality high yield financial assets. Metro has enjoyed year over year growth of more than 30% over the past three years.

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Mission Villas

Mission Villas is a supportive living community for seniors located in the heart of Kelowna’s esteemed Mission neighbourhood. The elegant private entry homes of Mission Villas offer a fresh approach to supportive living. From its large private patios and full kitchens to its vegetable gardens and meandering pathways, Mission Villas refuses to conform to the traditional senior’s home living, while still providing professional, friendly support.

Mission Villas was constructed in 2005 and has been under the management of Argent’s subsidiary company, Pasadena Estates, since its creation. In addition to its ownership of the management company at Mission Villas, Argent’s subsidiary company, Mission Villas Holdings, owns 23 residential rental properties in the Mission Villas community.

Kelowna Investment Fund

Speedy Search

Speedy Search is a search and registry company providing timely access to all major government registries across Canada. Speedy Search is operated out of the same building as Argent’s head office at 1593 Ellis in Kelowna, however 90% of Speedy Search’s business is generated online through its website


KrazyTown is a wholesale company that supplies product to Vending companies across Canada. KrazyTown carries candy, toys, bulk vending equipment and parts, cranes, kiddie rides and massage chairs.

KrazyTown is one of the largest distributors of capsuled toys in Canada. Sourcing of new and unique, high quality vending products at fair market prices has established KrazyTown as a dominant supplier and will serve as a benefit to our already existing vending company, West Coast Merchandising.

Glenmore Place

Argent holds 100% ownership of the commercial building at 401 Glenmore Rd. in Kelowna, known as Glenmore Place. In addition to providing a very high profile location for one of Argent’s FLORA Cannabis stores, Glenmore Place has solid long term tenants and rents from the building are providing an above average CAP rate to the Argent portfolio.

Play It Again Sports – Surrey

The latest addition to our growing Play It Again Sports franchise locations. The new Surrey location will serve to provide growth opportunities for both itself and our existing Kelowna location, as inventory can be better managed between two locations. Argent expects that the expertise and guidance provided by our Kelowna location will continue to help our Surrey location tap into its full potential.

Akitig Mushrooms Inc.

Argent holds 25% ownership in Akitig Mushrooms Inc. which is a high quality producer of fresh organic shiitake mushrooms, with proprietary technology that enables their production to cost only a fraction of traditional grow methods. Akitig has identified a market shift indicating a growing trend in plant based foods, and looks to capitalize on the upcoming “shroom boom”. With the current shiitake wholesale market largely undersupplied, Akitig aims to fill that void and disrupt the North American market.

Akitig utilizes robotic technology and a cloud based AI production system which enables mass production for growth on forest cut logs – a natural and sustainable method which leads to longer shelf life and superior taste. Akitig is being run by a team based out of Armstrong who have extensive experience in advanced robotics and fungiculture. This rare combination of skills has Akitig poised to quickly become a dominant leader in the industry, with the ultimate goal of becoming the world’s largest producer of organic shiitake mushrooms and putting this highly nutritious, desirable and sustainable food source on more tables around the world.

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