On September 27th, Vancouver Partners Elaine Grotefeld and Esther McGregor hosted a lively cocktail party featuring local BC fare, wine and craft brews. Clients, candidates and ‘friends of the firm’ attended to reconnect, and check out the beautiful mountain and ocean view from our new Vancouver premises.
Over 90 guests attended from Vancouver and the surrounding areas, covering a range of BC-based organizations including VanCity and Best Buy. The BC clean tech sector was particularly well represented with senior executives from Ballard Power Systems, MineSense Technologies, Axine Water Technologies, Carbon Engineering and others. Executives from the Vancouver Art Gallery, Industry Training Authority, the UN and other non-profit organizations also attended.
Carl Lovas, Chairman & CEO of Odgers Berndtson Canada, was also in attendance, along with peers from the Toronto office including Roberta Chow, Deborah Lucas, Jason Peetsma, Rob Quinn, and the leader of our National Board Practice, John Sanders.
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