Our Client Appreciation Party, Sunday (September 8th), at the top of Victoria’s Regent Hotel was a resounding success!
Out on the two spacious top floor balconies we were blessed with sunshine and blue skies, highlighting spectacular panoramic views of the entire inner harbor, except for a brief magical interlude when our penthouse suite was engulfed in a passing fog bank. Besides the nearby Blue Bridge, reduced to an eerie skeletal image, all views vanished. But soon the fog cleared to give us a breathtaking sunset harbour vista; crowned with a fingernail moon.
The best part was the people and fun we all had. It was great that many of our guests came
at the beginning and stayed until the awarding of the last door prize (to a jubilant Steve!).
We got caught up in conversation, prize draws, the soothing live music of Oliver Swain,
Adam Dobres & Richard Moody, a succession of delectable food, tasty beverages,
free neck massages compliments of Callum Greig of Prime Mortgage Works,
picture identification contests, and general laughter and joy. All who came will attest,
‘This was a party!’
Our ten amazing sponsors, along with Rosie, contributed numerous valuable door prizes; people left the party with bowl sets, an Oliver Swain CD, an electric kettle, bottles of wine, various gift certificates, and more. Valerie walked away with a $100 voucher for Moxie’s restaurant, courtesy of Luiz Ambriz, owner of “The office” – an accounting and bookkeeping business.
There was a prize to be raffled for people who have either referred business to Rosie this past year or who brought guests to the party and signed them up! Lorna, who brought two of her girlfriends, won two nights at the Ocean Point Hotel; a girlfriend party!
Julian, son of Martin & Claire, won top prize for his beautiful entry in our Flower Photo Contest. And, in a special moment, the radiant young Juliana, daughter of Elizabeth and Peter, won the prize for identifying the objects in all 18 of the close-up photos Charlotte put together for our “Guess the Item” contest.
So many radiant smiles throughout told us that we succeeded at our goal of throwing a party that was above all, enjoyable. We are tremendously grateful to all our clients, it is you that have made this business such a pleasure and success.
We want to thank every single one of you that were able to attend, making this event so special!
Rosie and Tom especially want to thank:
ü Our amazing assistant Charlotte Alcock who, again, went way beyond the call in making this event a success.
ü Barb Colterman, Rosie’s sister and BFF, who flew out from Toronto for the weekend to quarterback all aspects of the food, event preparation and delivery
ü Rhea Oak, Rosie’s youngest daughter, who went around from start to finish serving guests and keeping the food trays up to date.
ü Bev Ball, who represented Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty on its 100th Anniversary
ü Nick, our ace bartender, who made it all look fun and easy.
ü Oliver Swain & Company who set the tone with their sweet voices and instruments
ü Callum Greig of Prime Mortgage Works
who generously sponsored the free neck massages
ü Luiz Ambriz – The office – accounting and bookeeping
ü James Parr of Safe & Sound Home Inspections
ü Melanie Henson of Home Style Solutions Home Staging:
ü Greg Sherwell of Fresh Cafe:
Follow Greg at: https://twitter.com/freshvictoria
ü Rachael Davies of Rachael D Nails:
ü Charlotte Alcock/Norwex environmentally friendly cleaning & personal care products
ü Deb Alcadinho/Women's Business Network:
ü Lorna Thomas of Tidy Touch Cleaning & Downsizing