Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Where there's smoke

At 12:39 am last Sunday night, one of our guards, William reported that he smelt smoke on his site but could not find the source. At 1:32 am, William reported that the Fire Department found a smoldering fire in the wood shop; it seems that the table saw was shorting out and igniting the sawdust.
Imagine if this was detected too late! This is a story we can all learn from. How often do we leave appliances plugged into sockets and then leave the house? We think that it’s safe because it’s “turned off”; however, electricity is still running through it. Let alone considering the things that are surrounding it, in this case, sawdust- easy to ignite and cause a serious fire. Most house, office and building fires are preventable, the first step is awareness. So be careful and remember to check your appliances before you leave.
I would also like to commend William for his attentiveness and his quick response while on duty.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunny Forecast Ahead

After finishing up all the dry grad events this year, it’s official... Summer has arrived (somewhat). We’ve already jumpstarted the season with The International Jazz Festival. They have some big names added to this year’s itinerary- George Benson, who performed last Saturday at Queen E. and Nikki Yanofsky returns to Vancouver on July 3! There will be performers at different venues, so if you don’t see us at Granville Island, you can catch us at the David Lam Park or the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For free shows, click on the link . As you all know, with summer, comes the Cirque du Soleil and we are proud to announce that this year, we will be a part of this event. They have called it Kooza that “tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world”, exploring themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. A theme, I believe, we can all relate to on some level. We are excited to be involved with such an elaborate production and look forward to making it a successful one. Although we’re not seeing much sun, it’s going to be a bright and busy summer for us.