December 14, 2020 Newsletter

Holiday countdown at GEC

Get Ready for the Holidays!

There are only 11 sleeps until Christmas! We’re working hard to prepare special goodies for all our residents this holiday, which will be delivered December 21 to 23. Follow us on Instagram @gecliving for a sneak peek of our surprise. Our newsletter will also be taking a break until January 4, so we hope you don’t miss us too much!

Talk soon, Danika and Julie

GEC student residence holiday room decorating contest on Instagram

Let’s Get Decorating!

Room decorating contest ends December 20

We invite everyone to get into the festive spirit and decorate your place for Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, or any event that you celebrate. We’re giving away two prizes to the residents with our favourite spaces! 

Enter to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera or Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @gecliving.
  2. Post your photo on Instagram (your account must be public for us to see).
  3. Tag @gecliving on your photo.
  4. Use the hashtag #gecliving in your caption.
  5. Enter by Sunday, December 20.

Two winners will be announced on December 21. Let’s get decorating!

Christmas holiday decorations at GEC Viva student housing in Vancouver

Holiday Office Hours

Effective December 24, 2020 to January 1, 2021

Our office holiday hours are as follows:

December 24: 9 am to 12 pm
December 25: Closed
December 31: 9 am to 12 pm
January 1: Closed

Any urgent inquiries may be sent to

New Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Face masks required in all common areas

The Provincial Health Officer has extended the orders to reduce social interactions, effective November 19, 2020 to January 8, 2021:

  1. Residents are required to wear face masks in all common areas of the buildings, including the lobby, hallways, elevator, and office.
  2. No social gatherings of any size are allowed with anyone other than your core bubble.
  3. Stick with your core bubble, which is your household/roommates.
  4. GEC will continue to temporarily suspend housekeeping until the restrictions are lifted. Please contact us if you need additional cleaning supplies.  

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Review Us on Google!

Enter to win a $25 Starbucks gift card

Enjoying your time at GEC? Leave us a review and we’ll randomly draw two residents every month to win a $25 Starbucks gift card. Your Google name must match the name in your reservation to qualify.

Previous winner: Haley!

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GEC student accommodation meal plans with Got 2 Eat Meals in Vancouver

GEC Meal Plans

14-day meal plans with Got 2 Eat Meals

Meal plans feature 7 signature meals and 7 chef specials that change every week.

  • $280 for 2 meals per day
  • $360 for 3 meals per day

Community Events

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

An Immersive Christmas Carol: Dec 15-19
Charles Dickens-themed tour of Roedde House museum in the West End. Tickets online.

IllumiNATION: Dec 17
Virtual celebration of lights across Canada.

Holiday Lights: Nov 12–Jan 3
Free light displays at Granville Island.

Festival of Trees: until Jan 3
Hosted by Fairmont Hotel for the BC Children’s Hospital. Online tour available.

Lights of Hope: until Jan 4
Holiday lights display at St. Paul’s Hospital on Burrard. Livestream available.

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks: until Jan
Science World exhibit with 20 of the world’s best skyscrapers built with LEGO Bricks.

Resurgence: Indigequeer Identities: until Jan 24
Exhibit at Bill Reid Gallery on 2Spirit people. Themes of existence, resistance, & resilience.

GEC Room Decorating Contest: ends Dec 20
Tag us on IG @gecliving by Dec 20 for a chance to win a Fujifilm polaroid camera or printer.

GEC Christmas Delivery: Dec 21-23
It’s a surprise!

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