OB Report
July 2020
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Planning for a Safe Return
to Our Premises

Debra Hewson By Debra Hewson President and Chief Executive Officer

Wow – summer has arrived. When we look back a few months, I’m sure none of us imagined that the measures in place due to COVID-19 would have lasted this long.

At Odlum Brown, this means that the majority of our team members continue to work remotely, and our offices remain closed to the public. Although it is hard not being able to see our clients and each other, we know this is in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety.

As a firm, we continue to take guidance from Dr. Bonnie Henry and our provincial government. In late April, we assembled a project team to proactively plan for our next steps, and their hard work means we will be well positioned to move forward when the time comes. That said, health and safety are at the forefront of this planning, and we know that the best path forward is a gradual one.

Fortunately, many of the strategic investments we have made in our business in the last few years have enabled us to continue operating effectively, even remotely. We trust that throughout these past few months you have continued to enjoy the same level of service you have come to expect from Odlum Brown.

We look forward to the day when we can welcome you back to our offices. Until then, be well.

Odlum Brown In The Community

Usually in the July Odlum Brown Report, we showcase some of the exciting summer events that we are proud to sponsor. This year, many of our community partners had to take the difficult step of canceling or postponing their events; we look forward to being by their sides when they come back, bigger and better than ever!

We are staying connected with the community partners we support throughout BC, and many of these organizations are adapting their initiatives to continue to do their important work virtually.

To help recognize the outstanding work that these organizations are doing to help the communities they serve, we have leveraged our social media platforms to highlight partners across our locations that continue to make an impact during this challenging time. Here are just a few examples of our community partners’ virtual summer initiatives:

Bard On The Beach | Explore at Home – Ongoing


Since Bard on the Beach’s Family Days are not possible this year, we are proud to generously support the new Bard Education Explore at Home program. This creative series of resources is designed to help people playfully explore Shakespeare’s language, characters and plays at home. The best part? This program is intended to be explored away from screens – a bonus for families who are now spending record amounts of time in front of a screen for work, school or otherwise. For more information, visit Bard on the Beach.

easterseals155Easter Seals BC/Yukon
Camp@Home – July 6 – August 7
Easter Seals Drop Zone – September 10

This year, Easter Seals is bringing 50 years of Easter Seals Summer Camp experience to the online learning world for Camp@Home. Through interactive, fun and social online activities and programs, campers of all ages and diverse abilities can have a unique camp experience that allows them to have personal, genuine camp connections online.

On September 10, we are pleased to sponsor the Vancouver Drop Zone at which fearless Odlum Brown team members will rappel down the Guinness Tower in support of Easter Seals BC/Yukon and the outstanding work they do for families in our communities. For more information, visit Easter Seals BC/Yukon.

jazz155Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival
September 4 – 6

This September, Odlum Brown is pleased to present the 2020 Fort Langley Virtual Jazz & Arts Festival. As Title Sponsor, we are looking forward to enjoying the sensational musical performances this event has to offer, in a brand-new virtual format. For more information, visit Fort Langley Jazz Festival.

To learn more about these and other great initiatives, we invite you to follow us on social media:
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