February 16, 2021 Newsletter

Happy Chinese New Year! 2021, Year of the Ox

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year and we wish you all happiness, health, and prosperity. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, we hosted a red pocket lantern DIY session. Did you know that people hang red lanterns during the Lunar New Year to symbolize happiness and drive out any bad luck? It was nice to see everyone at our virtual event, and don’t worry if you missed our DIY session this time, you can always find tutorials on Youtube!

If you make these lanterns, please share them with us by tagging @gecliving.

Cheers, Danika and Julie

GEC sunset photo contest photo collage

Chasing the Sunset

GEC Sunset Photo Contest Winners

As the sun goes down later and the weather gets nicer, we are seeing a lot more sunsets in Vancouver. In the past few weeks, we held a sunset photo giveaway contest on our social media, and it’s nice to see our residents share the stunning sunsets at different GEC locations!

Congratulations to Tiffany and Ginger for winning our GEC sunset photo contest! We will have more giveaway contests in the future, so stay tuned and follow us on social media to receive our most recent updates!

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Follow Us on Social Media

GEC is now on Twitter!

We are active across FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn, and we post daily updates about our community, residences, and corporate news! Follow us now and be sure to tag us @gecliving and use hashtag #gecliving! We love seeing your posts!

Celebrating black history month

Black History Month

Recognizing Black History in Canada

February is Black History Month, a month in which we bring awareness to Canadian Black history and recognize the contributions and achievements of Black people. Below are some resources and community events that may be of interest:

COVID-19 Update

Face masks required in all common areas

The Provincial Health Officer has extended the orders to reduce social interactions, effective from November 19, 2020 and will be kept in place until further notice.

Read more on our website


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Your Google name must be match the name in your reservation to qualify.

Previous winner: Nabat!

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Community Events

Some events have been cancelled or put on hold. Travel outside of your health region is not advised.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival: Feb 5-Mar 7
Annual food and wine festival with more than 300 participating businesses.

A Future For Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Feb 11-Sep 5
Exhibit at UBC MOA on the March 11, 2011 earthquake in the Great Eastern region of Japan.

Vancouver International Boat Show: Feb 24-27
Annual boat show offering free admission to this year’s virtual event.

Vancouver Art Gallery Admission by Donation Every Tuesday
Admission by donation every Tuesday evening from 5-8 pm.


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