Goodbye Graffiti™ at Buildex Vancouver 2018

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!

Staff Profile: Justin Rodrigues Goodbye Graffiti™ Toronto West   

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Profile: Jason Cuddy, Goodbye Graffiti™ Ottawa

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”.

 

Goodbye Graffiti™ Vancouver Employees have saved 4 lives!

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

Goodbye Graffiti™ Vancouver Technicians Receive Training in Life-Saving Naloxone

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 – Mural Installation in Goodbye Graffiti Presidents Home

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 muralcontest@goodbyegraffiti.com 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 muralcontest@goodbyegraffiti.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

Goodbye Graffiti™ Canada Summit – Huge Success!

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!

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20 years in business – Where did it all begin?

Goodbye Graffiti™ began in 1997 in Vancouver, BC when Perri Domm was asked by his strata council to look into getting the graffiti removed from the building. He quickly discovered that there were no graffiti removal companies in Canada and that no one was offering any kind of system that would keep a building clean once the graffiti had been removed.   It was from this innocuous beginning that Goodbye Graffiti™ Inc. was born. 

 

Setting his sights on these two distinct problems, “getting it off” and “keeping it off”, Perri started out with a power washer, a used truck, and many different paint removal products. After much trial and error, he became acutely aware that there was no single “wonder” formula because graffiti comes in many forms and is on many different surfaces, and he would require a full range of products to facilitate its removal. This is how Perri came up with the idea to produce the GR (Graffiti Removal) Product Line called Graffiti Town Products. This multi-product system would quickly become the only comprehensive graffiti removal system available in the world. 

 

Goodbye Graffiti™ produces a proprietary line of unique SuperGreen™ graffiti removal products that are capable of removing all types of graffiti from all substrates. In 2002 we developed and introduced a system that allows our Technicians to repair window glass that has been damaged by the rapidly growing problem of vandalism caused by the scratching and etching of graffiti into the glass. This capability has rounded off our product line and positioned Goodbye Graffiti™ with the most multifaceted anti-graffiti arsenal in the world.

 

With the problem of “getting it off” dealt with, Perri turned his attention to “keeping it off” knowing that this would only be the long-term solution to this growing problem.  The backbone of this mission statement is quick, 100% removal 100% of the time with zero damage to the surface.  This zero tolerance approach, called The Ever-Clean™ Program, is now applied to over hundreds of thousands of buildings and assets across Canada. 

Another Win this Weekend!

Congrats to our girls on another win this weekend!

Our game today was against Richmond Hill. Our team had a difficult time moving the ball up the field and keeping possession as well as making accurate passes along the midfield. Second half we played more defensive which prevented us from scoring goals. During the last 20 minutes, we came back strong and attacked the net with some very hard shots and eventually scored a goal which was by Dora. Our defenders Abby and Emily Wilson had played strong and worked well to get the ball out of our box. In our mid, Cadence and Alieya did well moving the ball up the line to give us those scoring opportunities. Our forwards Christina and Chrissy played hard attacking the net and put in some great crosses for us to attempt to score. Overall we could have played better, but in the end, we were able to pull out a win which will help us in our division.

 

Game Report: Chiara

Another Great Game!

Sept 16 vs Hamilton

This weekend we traveled down the QEW to face Hamilton. We started the game off well, gaining the majority of possessions over the ball in their half. We were passing and making forward runs, which ultimately resulted in our first goal where Christina G. scored off a PK by placing the ball into the corner. She also scored the second goal of the game due to a breakaway later in the quarter. Finally, in the last two-quarters of the game, we held our shape, stayed strong and prevented them from getting any scoring chances. In the end, the whistle was blown and we won the game 2-0. 

 

Game Reporter:  Alieya