Friday, May 23, 2008

Last May the 6th, I was present for the annual Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association Appreciation and Awards dinner, which was held at Centro Mediterranean Grill on Granville St.

This was a very fun event for all of our Ambassador’s and Loss Prevention members, with awards being handed out for:

● Ambassador of the Year
● SAR (Stolen Auto Recovery) of the Year
● LPO(Loss Prevention Officer) and Supervisor of the Year
● Crime Prevention of the Year

These awards were presented in respective order to Will Bosch, Kerri Hippensteel, Dylan G. and Richard VanLeersum.

I would like to once again congratulate each of these Genesis team members for their valuable contribution to the program, which they offer consistently and without fail.

Great work guys, you are what makes Genesis such a great company and stands us apart from the competition.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cloverdale Rodeo Round-Up

With hundreds of man-hours behind us, Genesis Security Group is very pleased to announce that this year’s Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition was a safe and secure event for all who attended during this very sunny long weekend.

Our Guards were responsible for overall security at this event, as mentioned in the previous blog article, with staff patrolling the midway, the rodeo and the grounds while as well maintaining all points of access to the event itself and the saloons that were in operation; and let me tell you, there were a lot of thirsty cowboys!!!!!

This was for sure the best rodeo yet and the presence and professionalism of the RCMP, St. Johns First Aid Attendants, Rodeo staff, volunteers and all other contributors made things very easy for Genesis at the end of the day.

Thanks to all my staff who put in long hours and hard work and I hope to see you all again next year at B.C.’s largest prize money rodeo.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition This Weekend

If you’re looking for something to do this long weekend, then come out and join the Genesis team at this year’s Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, which is held this 16th to 19th of May at the Cloverdale Fair Grounds in Surrey.

As the Security Provider for this event for the past several years, Genesis is proud to once again supply staff for this great family event. We will as well be having our Community Tent on site, across from the Longhorn Saloon, so be sure to drop by and say hi to Vik Ram, one of our Customer Service Rep’s.

Rodeo events, the midway for kids and the saloons for the older crowd all contribute to making this one of the premiere event destinations in B.C.

This year the organizers have changed things up a bit and introduced a new format to the Rodeo itself, making it the second richest pro rodeo in the country, which I’m sure will draw some of the best competitors around; including the number one bareback rider in the world, Bobby Mote.

Make sure you come out and join Genesis for what is sure to be a fantastic weekend with great weather........finally!!!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Speaking of Community Events

Now that I’m talking about the Strathcona BIA Earth Day event I am reminded that we also attended the Kerrisdale Carnival Days, which was held this past 25th and 26th of April.

Members of our Community Team were present throughout the event, handing out over 1000 balloons to the children, while our Genesis bear entertained.

This event is great fun for everyone involved and also happens to be celebrating it’s 50th year this year!!!!

In any case, this was a great opportunity to get out and meet the community as well as say hello to all of our alarm clients who subscribe to our services in this area of Vancouver.

Thanks for having us guys and see you again next year.

Genesis Attends Strathcona Earth Day

Just received a photo from Cathy Kwan, the Executive Director of the Strathcona Business Improvement Association, that shows Kevin Flynn who is my Vice President of Operations and Advanced Services standing with two of our Strathcona Patrollers.

The picture was taken this past 22nd of April, which is when the Strathcona BIA held Earth Day event in the parking lot of the Patricia Hotel right off of East Hastings St.

Partnering with several local companies, it was the intention of the BIA to provide a place for residents to drop off landfill banned items that could be used or recycled by the association. Everything from eyeglasses to used computer parts was dropped off and Genesis was there with our Community tent supporting this very worthwhile cause.

Judging from the amount of recyclables seen that day, I would not be surprised to see another event such as this once again in the near future!!!