President’s Message

April 2020

 

First and foremost, we wish you and your family’s safe passage, good health and happiness as we navigate this unprecedented time.

As I reflect back to the early days of 2020, we entered the year with enthusiasm and excitement. The SITE Canada Board was busy creating an outstanding calendar of events, membership was at an all time high, title sponsorship was sold out for the year and we came together in Vancouver to celebrate during the SITE Global Conference.

So much has changed in such a short period of time. Families, lives, relationships, careers and businesses have been immeasurably impacted by COVID-19.Uncertainty and fear creeps into our daily lives as we struggle to come to grips with the enormity of it all.

It would be foolish and inappropriate to suggest we have answers. We don’t and we don’t have a crystal ball into the future.


What we do have is an incredible infrastructure of SITE colleagues and industry friends from around the world who are supporting each other. Now, more than ever, is a time to come together to grow, change and learn. Strategies of how to manage stress, business planning for the future, technology solutions, brainstorming sessions, free education, virtual meetings and cocktail hours are just a few of the many opportunities being offered by SITE Global and SITE Chapters every day.


In addition to our informal members only bi-weekly Friday afternoon conversations and cocktails hour (330-430 EST), SITE Canada remains committed to offering our members and friends relevant content to lift spirits.


To that end, SITE Canada was very proud to present Juno nominated singer/songwriter/speaker Peter Katz on Tuesday, April 14. The 60 minutes presentation and concert so moved the attendees that it ran over by 30 minutes! Thank you to Peter Katz (www.peterkatz.com), Speakers Spotlight and Engagement Unlimited for so generously donating their time and leaving us in a better place.


We will continue to offer ZOOM meetings in the coming weeks. Please watch for your invitation and plan on joining, you won’t regret it!


On a personal note, I have never been more grateful to be a member of SITE then I am right now. It’s heartwarming to be part of a Global association that truly cares for the well being of individuals, their families and our industry. When this is over, and it will be over, we will have stronger bonds and will know much more than we do today.


Remember, you are not alone, reach out, we’re in this together. Stay safe and be well.


Best to you and yours,

Gabby


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