All around the world today the achievements, power, and potential of women are being celebrated. Goodbye Graffiti™ is proud to join in the celebrations of International Women’s Day. In a male-dominated industry, Goodbye Graffiti™ executive team is 75% women. These women manage day-to-day operations, finances, marketing, and franchising. The achievements of this executive team have surpassed any previous team after 20 years in business. We are passionate in our support of the women on our team and all women in business. #SheInspiresMe #HeforShe
In November of 2017 Goodbye Graffiti™ put out an open call for Artists to provide their own interpretation of a stylized trail map of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. We are beyond thrilled to have renowned local artist Jessa Gilbert creating a custom masterpiece. We are in good company as Jessa has previously collaborated with Salomon Freeski, Baldface Lodge, Mica Heli, Lambrecht Surfboards, Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC), Fox Racing, Trek Bicycles, Terry Bicycles, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF), Arts Whistler, and many more.
Check out the video to see the progress so far! video by: Andrew Santos Media
For more information on Jessa Gilbert:
Name: Xiomara Hurtado
Goodbye Graffiti™ Location: Vancouver
Start Date: May 2016
Role with Goodbye Graffiti™: Administrator
What did you do before Goodbye Graffiti™:I worked for the Royal Bank.
What are your strengths as a Goodbye Graffiti™ team member: I can multitask and complete various tasks and I work well under pressure. I am also tech-savvy.
Favourite part of your role with Goodbye Graffiti™: My favorite part of my role is being able to work with such an amazing team.
The Most challenging part of your role with Goodbye Graffiti™: Scheduling jobs with Vancouver’s Unpredictable weather.
What is the most interesting piece of graffiti you have ever seen: Smokey D’s art in the downtown east side highlighting the opioid crisis we are experiencing.
February 14th and 15th the Goodbye Graffiti™ team represented our 5 B.C. markets at Buildex. In today’s fast paced digital world we always enjoy taking some time to connect face to face with our clients new and old. Thanks to everyone who came by and said hi!
Name: Justin Rodrigues
Goodbye Graffiti™ Location: Toronto West
Start Date: 13/ April 2017
Role with Goodbye Graffiti™: Technician
What did you do before Goodbye Graffiti™: Lawn Care Technician
What are your strengths as a Goodbye Graffiti™ team member: Great team member, I always get the job done, I’m always smiling
Favourite part of your role with Goodbye Graffiti™: It is a fun and safe place to work
The Most challenging part of your role with Goodbye Graffiti™: I don’t think there is anything that is too challenging
What is the most interesting piece of graffiti you have ever seen: Honest Eds. They put up a hoarding around the whole building and the entire thing was tagged. I cleaned it up.
Name: Jason Cuddy
Goodbye Graffiti™ Location: Ottawa
Start Date: June 2009
Role with Goodbye Graffiti™: Sentinel Coordinator
What did you do before Goodbye Graffiti™: Studied Business at the University of Ottawa
What are your strengths as a Goodbye Graffiti™ team member: Organized, punctual, honest, hardworking, great knowledge of the city, loyal been with the team for almost 10 years!
Favourite part of your role with Goodbye Graffiti™: Working with the team here in Ottawa. I have a great relationship with every single person.
The Most challenging part of your role with Goodbye Graffiti™: Dealing with Ottawa winters.
What is the most interesting piece of graffiti you have ever seen: A 20ft long piece that says “Graffiti Sucks”.
Since Goodbye Graffiti™ Vancouver employees completed their Naloxone training on December 8th, 2017 their skills have been put to use on 4 separate occasions. The opioid crisis is literally and figuratively all around us. The valuable training provided by Karmik has armed our employees with the power to save lives. In a matter of mere weeks, we have seen the absolute power and necessity of Naloxone. A few hours of our Friday afternoon have been literally life-changing for members of our staff and the community.
We encourage all local businesses to take to train their employees in Naloxone use. The kits are now available free of charge to anyone at risk of an opioid overdose or anyone likely to witness and respond to an overdose. For more information on Naloxone in BC please visit http://towardtheheart.com/about
On Friday, December 8th the team at Goodbye Graffiti™ Vancouver and Goodbye Graffiti™ Inc. attended a training session for life-saving Naloxone. Naloxone is a medication used to “bring people back” from opioid overdoses such as heroin, methadone, fentanyl and morphine it is available in BC without a prescription and often given as an injection into a muscle.
Vancouver’s Downtown East Side has become the epicenter of an unprecedented opioid crisis in BC. Fatalities due to overdose have risen at an alarming rate for the past 5 years. To combat this alarming issue Naloxone kits are now available free of cost to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or anyone likely to witness and respond to an overdose. Goodbye Graffiti™ Vancouver’s routes are in Vancouver’s DTES, for the last 20 years we have had people in the DTES almost every day and know all too well the struggles of the community. As an organization, we want to be aware, educated and responsible. We want to help protect members of our community who are struggling, and because of this made the decision that it was very important that our team be educated on the epidemic affecting our community and trained in the use Naloxone to potentially save a life. We are thankful to Munroe and Dania of Karmik a West Coast based harm reduction organization who not only trained us on the use of the Naloxone kits but educated us on the public health crisis we currently are experiencing. All Goodbye Graffiti™ Vancouver Technicians will now carry Naloxone and have been trained in its use. For more information on Naloxone please visit http://towardtheheart.com/about
Open Call for Artists
Goodbye Graffiti™ Inc. President and Founder commissions’ giant indoor mural installation, inside his Whistler home. A giant mural is to be painted on the wall of the great room.
The image created will be an artists’ interpretation of a stylized trail map of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The map will show the main runs and possibly their names.
-The wall is approximately 25 feet high and 30 feet wide
-The artist will be chosen based on proposed design
-Artist must be available for phone interview prior to award
-Winner will be provided all supplies, access, accommodations, and prize of $2000.00
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information to register to submit a proposal.
Question Deadline: November 24th, 2017 – answers to submitted questions will be shared with everyone registered to bid.
Proposal Deadline: December 1st, 2017
How to Apply – Submission Requirements via email to email@example.com
1. A brief statement (up to 500 words) about your approach to this opportunity, relevant experience and skills, and how this opportunity relates to your practice.
2. An anticipated budget and supply list.
3. Up to eight JPG or PDF images, one per page of past work experience and or portfolio.
Winner announced: December 6th 2017
Install: Week of December 10th 2017
October 4th-6th 2017, Goodbye Graffiti™ Corporate offices gathered some of our best minds and met in Toronto, Ontario. President of Goodbye Graffiti™ Canada Kendra Klemke and Vice President of Operations Katie Lee hosted the Summit which brought our team together to share in their success and challenges of the last year. The team reviewed operational structure, role responsibility, key performance indicators, direct impact, environmental policies and our mobile applications. In addition to meetings with sales and management teams from Goodbye Graffiti™ Vancouver, Goodbye Graffiti™ Toronto West and Goodbye Graffiti™ Montreal our Corporate Trainer Lisa Stoll was able to certify three new Graffiti Removal Technicians. In addition to the long hours around the boardroom table, the group was able to bond over the celebration of 20 years in business with food, drinks, and fun! We are so proud of this group and can not wait to see what they accomplish in 2018!
About Goodbye Graffiti™
Goodbye Graffiti™ was founded in 1997 by Perri Domm. Since then over 10,000,000 pieces of Graffiti have been removed and a successful network of Franchises have been created.