And just like that, December rolls around again! December always marks a time in the Oakwyn calendar to reflect, unwind, and celebrate another successful year.
While last year we were unable to physically gather to ring in the end of the year, this year we are fortunate enough to have several events for Oakwynites and the larger community.
Read on for a round-up of our holiday events, and the initiatives we are putting in place to make sure we are sending off our 2021, the Oakwyn way.
North Shore Opening
On December 9th Oakwynites gathered to celebrate the phase one opening of the new office in Edgemont. The event was an opportunity for our North Shore agents to come together and toast this exciting new milestone for the Oakwyn North Shore offerings! The office will be expanding in 2022, doubling in size to allow for our growing team!
Miracle on Oak Street
In true miracle fashion, Oakwyn was able to hold an in-person holiday party this year. Making it the first time some Oakwynites were able to get together and celebrate for many months. We were incredibly grateful and fortunate to be able to get together in this way.
To mark the occasion, and to further Oakwyn’s commitment to giving back to communities who need it most, the event involved a raffle. All prizes were sponsored by Oakwyn Alliances and 100% of proceeds went towards the Red Cross’s BC Floods & Extreme Weather Appeal.
We are honoured to have raised $2,000 for this worthwhile cause. You can see the list of prizes below!
Andre Garrison – International House of Caviar
125g Tin of Certified Organic Northern Divine Caviar
David Asselin – Inspect Canada
2 jumbo sized bottles of Grey Goose
Casey Archibald & Keegan Casidy – Xeva Mortgages
$200 gift certificate to Vida Spa
Tina Saddik & Ayesha Moghal – RBC
Bottle of Cognac
Jonathan Wong of Marine Landing Notary
$150 Nordstrom Gift Card
Sherlock Yam of Win Lui Group
$200 Holt Renfrew gift card
Davis Liu, Minh Nguyen, Lauren Francis, Richard Tseng – Scotiabank
$200 gift card to Miku AND a $100 Nordstrom gift card
Oakwyn Holiday Photoshoot
Oakwyn was thrilled to offer an exclusive photoshoot with a professional photographer for Oakwynites and our extended Oakwyn family to capture the spirit of the season at the Oakwyn holiday set. The 15 minute sessions were open to individuals, teams, families, and furry friends!
You can see some highlights below!
Local Love for the Holidays
To further celebrate the holiday season and encourage the support of local businesses, we’ve compiled a list of holiday happenings and events around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. There are so many fun activities to enjoy this year, so make sure you check out our handy guide on Instagram to add some local holiday cheer to your itinerary.
Oakwyn’s Year of Innovation
“Innovation doesn’t have to be just technology, it could be just the smallest things you’re changing in your day to day lives to make things better” —Arlene Chiang, Oakwyn President & Co-Founder
Every year Oakwyn defines the year ahead and sets an overarching theme for our brokerage, agents, and wider Oakwyn community. The theme of 2021 was Innovation, selected for its powers of transformation and regeneration. We are immensely proud to see how the Oakwyn community has innovated in 2021, adapting to change and leading the charge into an exciting 2022.
You can watch our Year in Review video below!