Thursday, March 27, 2008

Genesis Security and the Ambassador Expansion

This past Saturday I attended a press conference that was hosted by our Mayor, Sam Sullivan, that was in reference to the impending expansion of our Downtown Ambassador Program and the soon to be 24/7 service in the downtown core (They currently run from 0700 to 2230 hrs each day).

As discussed in the Province, this program which was the initiative of the DVBIA, our Ambassadors’ are responsible for assisting the police in arresting over 50 people a month and alerting them to crimes in progress. I personally am aware of two incidents in the last couple of weeks where they identified and were responsible for the apprehension of two people who were breaking into vehicles at night. Apart from the above, the Ambassadors also provide an invaluable service to the Community by assisting tourists and homeless people throughout the areas that they patrol.

A section of the article discusses how a panhandler states that our teams are always polite when asking him to move away from active businesses and their doorways and that they as well ask him if he knows about the free places where he can find food.

I am very excited about this expansion of services and hours and have watched our Operational Team plan for this down to the smallest detail over the past few months; ensuring that everything is ready and runs smoothly when the time comes.

This is a fantastic service to the community and we as a company are very proud to support it on a daily basis.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Genesis Security Community Patrol Driver Wins National Championships

Elnur Amirkhanov, one of our Community Patrol drivers, found himself competing this past week in Sport Jujitsu Canadian Championships.

Even breaking his finger in the preliminary rounds was not enough to stop Elnur from going all the way and capturing the Gold medal in the Heavyweight Division!!!!

This win entitles Elnur to move on to the International Championships, which will be held this November in South Africa.

Elnur is originally from Azerbaijan and has been competing for 27 years in this very serious sport.

The most impressive part of this story, as if the finger wasn't enough, is that Elnur has not competed since the year 2000!

Best of luck in the World Championships Elnur; we’ll all be rooting for you.

Genesis Security Celticfest Parade

……….and what a great day it was!!!!!!!!

Just a quick note to tell everyone how much fun we all had marching in this year’s Edgewater Casino Celticfest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Thanks to all of my staff who volunteered their own time to come out (20+ Guards) and help us march down the parade route and hand out chocolate coins to all the children; and some adults as well!!!!!! So many people were in the spirit of the day, showing their Irish pride by dressing in green and wearing green make-up that it really was a sight to behold.

I think the organizers did a fantastic job regarding this entire event and I personally cannot wait to get those giant green leprechaun hats back on top of my cars next year. It's also my wish to bring back the bagpipers who marched with us this year; fantastic job pipers!!!

Thanks again everyone, especially those who came out to watch, we all had a great time and hope to see you out again next year.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Genesis Security and the Pemberton Festival

Now that the official press lease has been dispatched to the media and the website is up and running, I am very proud to announce that Genesis Security will be providing the Special Event security for the Pemberton Music Festival!!!!!

This festival will be held over a period of 3 days (July 25-27) and hosts some of the biggest names in music and entertainment right now:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The Tragically Hip
Nine Inch Nails
My Morning Jacket

The above names reflect only a fraction of the bands involved in this “first of its kind” music festival to be held in Canada.

When I was reviewing the plans and blueprints I was amazed at just how large an event this is going to be and we are all very excited about getting this job done and making sure that everyone involved has a great time in the safest environment possible.

Remember that this event is expecting upwards of 40 000 people to attend so be sure to log onto the website and check it out before it’s too late to get your tickets; they go on sale March 28th.

See you all in July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Genesis Security CelticFest Sponsorship

Hey everybody, don't forget that as an official sponsor of this years Edgewater Casino CelticFest Genesis Security will be participating in the parade that takes place this Sunday, the 16th of March.

The parade this year consists of over 2000 performers and is scheduled to start at 11:00 in the morning (see attached map), however be sure to get there earlier to catch the free entertainment on the Street Market Stage. After the parade, make your way over to the Celtic Village where there will be Celtic bands and family entertainment throughout the day!!!!!

We are all very excited about this year and think that everybody will be very suprised with what we have come up with for the parade.

Hope to see you all there and if I don't have a great St. Patricks Day!!!!!!

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Genesis Employee Nominated for Vancouver Tourism Award

I just received a letter today from the Vancouver Tourism Awards informing me that one of my Community Patrol employees, Reza Abazar-Ghafari, was nominated for the month of February due to a visitor being so impressed with his “enthusiasm, courtesy and caring display”.

These awards were first launched in 1989 in order to pay tribute to individuals who show outstanding hospitality towards visitors to Vancouver.

A committee representing the sponsors of the program selects winners from ballots submitted by visitors that are available in Where Vancouver magazine and Rocky Mountaineer’s on board publication Journeys West. This year, ballots can be found at over 65 locations around the city and visitors are also encouraged to complete a ballot online at

The best part of this whole nomination is that when I talked to Reza to find out about why he was nominated, he wasn’t clear about the reason due to the fact that he assists so many people in the community every day!!!!!

Great job Reza, I’m very proud and lucky to have you as an employee.

New Genesis Security Website

As you may have already noticed, Genesis has recently launched its new website and I must say that I’m very happy with the overall look.

My good friend Loredo Rucchin, a graphic designer and website developer, was the driving force behind this project and many of my staffs hours went into the development side as well; writing the text, procuring the photographs and videos and all the other things you would never think of that must be done to get a site like this up and running. Loredo himself has been doing work for us since the beginning and is the person who designed our logo, forms and all other original art work; even our business cards!!!!!

We are still going over everything and making changes as we see the need to, but at the very least I think we have a site that truly captures what this company is all about; providing quality service by highly trained and experienced professionals in all facets of the security industry!!!!

Pay particular attention to the Community Support page as we intend to fill this up with lots of news regarding what Genesis is doing on a continual basis to support everyone who have us over the past ten years that we’ve been in business.

Thanks to everyone involved and if anyone has some input in reference to the site, please feel free to give me a call or email me at your convenience.

Another job well done team.