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A&B Statement in Response to COVID-19

A&B Statement in Response to COVID-19
(updated April 30, 2020)


Our Updated Response and Actions regarding COVID-19 (updated April 30, 2020)

As we navigate through this time as a family, a company, and a community, it is our highest priority to ensure the health and well-being of our employees and customers.

Considering recent developments with COVID-19 and with the further direction from the Canadian government and public health authorities to help flatten the curve, we have decided to extend the closure of our warehouse and showroom until further notice.

We are diligently monitoring the rapid development of the situation with hopes to re-open on Monday, June 1st.

In the interim, we are still available to help you with any future reservations and questions or concerns that you may have regarding your rental needs.  Some of our team members will be working from home and will be available via email and phone.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to organizing rentals with you for your future events!

Warmest regards,

The A&B Family


Our Response and Actions regarding COVID-19 (published March 17, 2020)

Our highest priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our employees and customers.

Considering recent developments with COVID-19, A & B is taking the necessary steps in keeping our employees, customers, and communities safe. With this in mind, we have decided to close our warehouse and showroom as of the end of day Tuesday, March 17th.

Employees will continue to receive full pay and benefits for all scheduled shifts for this time period.

We are diligently monitoring the rapid development of the situation with hopes to re-open on Thursday, April 2nd.  We will be sure to keep our customers informed of any decisions made which will be based on the recommendation of the Canadian government and public health authorities.

In the interim, we are still available to help you with any future reservations and questions or concerns that you may have regarding your rental needs: some of our team members will be working from home and will be available via email and phone.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to organizing rentals with you for your future events.

Warmest regards,

Dan Sebal

President
A & B Partytime Rentals

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Public Health Update Regarding COVID-19

Public Health Update Regarding COVID-19


At A & B, it is our top priority to ensure the health, safety, and security of our employees and clients during this time. We would like to take this opportunity to provide a public health update regarding COVID-19.  Rest assured that we have taken the following steps in ensuring that each department and individual are informed and educated to navigate with not only their personal health but also our valued clients.

  • All team members have been educated of proper hand hygiene respiratory etiquette to reduce the risk of infection and spreading infection to others.
    • We have re-educated employees regarding proper hand-washing procedures as per the Public Health Agency of Canada;
    • We have provided hand sanitizing supplies such as alcoholic gels and Lysol wipes at every front-facing client station in the office, warehouse, and trucks
      • Employees are taking the time to disinfect and clean their work stations at frequent and regular intervals throughout the day
      • Frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly
    • We have re-educated employees regarding respiratory etiquette to reduce the risk of virus transmission;
  • It has always been our practice that anyone handling rental items (whether or not they are to be checked-in or prepared to go out) are to wear nitrile gloves

We recognize the evolving conditions of the outbreak and we are committed to ensure both of our organizations’ health and safety.

Social distancing

  • All employees that come into contact with customers are to respect safe distances and avoid any handshakes, hugs and contact to avoid transmission.
  • We are keeping clear communication between managers and employees regarding travel and none have visited nor plan to travel to high-risk regions.
  • We have asked that any employees that plan on travelling to consult the Government of Canada’s travel advisories and self-isolate when there is a high risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19
  • Employees are being asked to self-monitor and/or self-isolate in case of any symptoms of fever, cough, difficulty of breathing, etc. and to contact their health care provider or Health Link BC to take safe and necessary steps and to inform us.
  • We encourage social responsibility and have support systems in place to ensure that employees feel comfortable

Managers and staff are working together to ensure that we all are informed with the latest developments of COVID-19 through World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada, and Health Link BC websites and publications.

We hope that this gives you confidence in the actions that we are taking to ensure that both of our organizations’ health and safety are each other’s priority.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any further questions and/or concerns.

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Classic Blue: 2020 Pantone Colour of the Year

A “universal favourite,” Classic Blue, or Pantone 19-4052 is the colour of the year for 2020.  Described by Pantone as “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection,” which is everything you’d want at a wedding!  Classic Blue is not too bright or too pale, which means it is perfect to mix with both warm and cool tones.

Warm Tone: Blue & Gold

This is a timeless and luxurious combination.  Classic blue serves as a versatile base colour that allows the vibrancy of the gold to pop!

Blue Linens & Gold Chiavaris Source: Pinterest
Blue Linens & Gold Chargers Source: Pinterest
Blue Linen & Gold Cutlery Source: Deer Pearl Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Gold Chiavari Chairs, plates, chargers, and flatware if you’re looking to incorporate this look into your next event.

Cool Tone: Blue & Grey

This colour combination can be both modern or traditional, depending on your decor and settings.  Use Classic Blue as an accent to give your space a punch of colour.  You can also use Classic Blue as your base and trim with white, grey, silver, and platinum for a modern finish.

Grey Linen & Blue Sashes Source: Pinterest
Silver Chargers & Blue Napkins Source: Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair sashes, charger plates, and napkins are great accents that work with any budget.

If Classic Blue isn’t for you, a softer Wedgewood Blue can be incorporated to tone down your look.  We carry our Wedgewood Blue linen in most of our linen sizes that can be used as a full linen or a table runner.  We also carry chair sashes and napkins that pair well with neutral shades (i.e. cafe, ivory, white) or use blue on blue for a gorgeous, monochrome look.  Our vineyard chairs match perfectly with Wedgewood Blue linens and accents!

Vineyard Chairs & Blue Runner Source: Once Wed
Vineyard Chairs & Wedgewood Napkins Source: Pinterest
Gold Settings & Wedgewood Napkin Source: Elle Weddings (Photography by Sparrow Photography)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever your event, there are countless ways to incorporate Pantone’s 2020 colour of the year.  Need more inspiration?  Come by our office or call in to speak with our sales staff!

~ Cecilia

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Greenery: A New Neutral

 

Because of its ability to unite a myriad of colours, seasons, and mediums, Greenery is the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year.  Greenery can be the focal point or a calming tie-in for your event.

Recalling freshness, energy, and lushness, there are many ways you can incorporate this colour to evoke different moods at your event.

Linens

You can punctuate greenery with colour accents.  Use it as a base linen and then go bold with rich hues and pops of bright florals.  We have a range of green linens that can work as a base for your bright ideas.

A&B linens, clockwise from top left: Lime Taffeta, Light Olive, Olive Crush, Green Bohemian

Centrepieces

Greenery pairs beautifully with bright colours, deeper shades, jewel tones, and metallic pieces.  By bringing foliage to the forefront, you can add a dimensional luxury and invigorate your aesthetic.

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): Unknown; Weddingomania; Unknown; Weddingomania

Backdrops

Incorporating greenery in your backdrops is a way to add volume amidst a monochromatic scheme.  Its versatility means you can achieve whatever suits your mood: playful and vibrant; minimal and calming; or moody and romantic.

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): Weddingomania; Pinterest; The Permanent; Pinterest

Accents

Especially with white and neutral shades, Greenery can add a burst of freshness and vibrancy without overpowering your scheme.  You can use large leaves as your place cards, tie garlands around balloons or cocktail tables, or drape greenery over chairs.  Take a look at our selection of chairs to kickstart your imagination…the possibilities are endless!

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): Pinterest; Design Love Fest; Trendy Bride; Southern Weddings

Whether you use Greenery as a base, centrepiece, backdrop, or accent, be prepared for a stunning visual.  This year’s Pantone colour also has a sunny aspect to it; creating warmth and hope.  By bringing in an element of nature and unity, you encourage your guests to not only connect with the environment; you are inviting them to connect with your event.

~ Kim Lam

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5 Vancouver Hotels with Outdoor Event Space

Recently on the A&B blog, we showcased Vancouver’s New & Renovated Event Spaces. Today, we have highlighted outdoor event spaces offered by some of Vancouver’s top hotels.

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa: The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa‘s beautiful Chelsea Terrace is a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The space is perfect for private parties, receptions, and weddings, and has been recently refurbished.

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver: By downtown Vancouver’s waterfront is the Outdoor Pool Terrace at Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver. The terrace offers 2,100 square feet of event space against incredible water and mountain views.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre: The Fountain Square gardens at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre offer a unique event space for both small and large functions up to 1,000 people.

Sheraton Wall Centre

Rosewood Hotel Georgia: Located in the inner courtyard of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia‘s 4th floor is Reflections: The Garden Terrace. Filled with foliage, soft lights, and natural elements, the space is a sophisticated urban oasis. Private events can be booked during the fall/winter season.

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver: On the 6th floor of Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver is a contemporary Terrace. The event space is canopied and ideal for intimate gatherings.

Selected a venue? Talk to us about event rentals that will you require.