Our first AODA Webinar last week was a huge success! Thanks very much to everyone that attended!
Join us for the next free AODA webinar on Tuesday, December 8th at 9:30am.
Our AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) certified Graphic Designers: Sean S. and Christine V. have put together an interactive presentation discussing what it is, how it affects you and your business, and its design factors. There will also be helpful resources to help make your website complaint.
This is a virtual event in Zoom hosted by The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce; please sign up in advance to get the link and details before the event.
Register to the event now by going to The Chamber’s event page.
Stay tuned for even more future webinar dates! For useful info and facts about AODA visit aodawebsites.ca.
In previous blog posts I chose not to even type the name “COVID-19” mainly because I was exhausted of hearing about it, frustrated with the pandemic, doing my best to force a smile behind my masked face. Here we are again – amidst the second wave and although it’s not the greatest feeling, I feel like we’ve come together to make it more bearable.
How is our REM team coping? I think we’re doing a pretty great job! We are in the office (our little bubble is not open to the public) and we’re all more than 6 feet away from each other. It’s nice to feel a sense of normalcy – coming into an office in the morning and leaving in the afternoon. While in the office we sometimes need to be in closer proximity to each other, we mask up – especially in shared spaces such as our washroom and kitchen.
We’ve removed things such as shared towels and installed a hand dryer in the washroom (Thanks, Rob!), we don’t bring in shared treats, nor do we eat lunch together anymore – which I’m the first to admit I miss, but safety first! We have also been given the flexibility to work from home when needed – which is fantastic, especially for those of us with young ones. Our team really and truly has adopted a very flexible work schedule, and we are far more sensitive to everyone’s limitations which is truly a beautiful thing.
At the first sign of any feeling of being ill, we stay home and determine whether we should get tested, quarantine ourselves for two weeks and then resume back in the office.
Luckily for us we have not had an issue, we’re all still healthy and most importantly we’re here for you!
For quite some time now, the REM team has had a lot of fun coming up with great holiday card ideas! We have thoroughly enjoyed spending time together as a team to give our customers something fun every year, and we’re beyond happy that you all have enjoyed them over the years.
This year will be no different – we promise to deliver. With second wave of the pandemic, things had to go a bit differently this year, some of us were able to gather in the office (socially distancing ourselves of course) while Christine and Ryan joined in the fun from home! In anticipation that we will likely be on lockdown for the holiday season, we decided to give our masks a little face lift, while listening to some holiday tunes.
This yearly gathering of ours has always been one of my favourites – and I’m incredibly happy that we were able to maintain this REM tradition – it may have looked a bit different, but the giggles and comradery surely brought back a sense of normalcy to our team – even if it was for a couple of hours!
Check out some pictures from our crafting event and keep an eye out for the finished product next month!
Join us on Thursday, November 19th at 9:30am for our free, AODA webinar!
Our AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) certified Graphic Designers: Sean Sanderson and Christine Votruba have put together an engaging webinar that explains what it is, how it affects your business and its design factors with resources to help make your website complaint.
Hosted by The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, the virtual event will be held through Zoom; please register in advance so that we can send you the link and details prior to the event.
To register visit The Chamber’s event page.
Stay tuned for future webinar dates! For more information visit aodawebsites.ca.
As the summer comes to a close we look forward to Labour Day. REM will be closed for Labour Day Monday, September 7th and will re-open on Tuesday.
Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend from all of us at REM!
We at REM Web Solutions are honoured and grateful to be celebrating 20 Years in Business!
Thank you so much to all of our awesome clients that have kept us busy and supported us over the years!
Last week, we had our July Quarterly Event of Mini Golf at Max’s Sports World. It’s been so long since we had a Quarterly! Our last one before this was in January when we played retro games at Pin Up Arcade. That’s because the team-building event we usually have at around April was cancelled due to COVID. This particular event was special because there were a couple of my colleagues that I had not seen in person since January. Plus, we’ve welcomed back Shauna into the team!
We enjoyed the sunny, summer weather though it was definitely very hot that afternoon. We split up into 3 teams of 3:
Rob, Matt and Sean S.
Sean L., Sean M. and myself (aka Dev-Sean’s and me!)
Ryan, Todd and Shauna
We played 9 holes in the Blue Course, all the while practicing social distancing and/or wearing a face mask. Beyond a doubt, the highlight for me is Sean L.’s (aka Legger) “chipper” move! I totally LOL’d (laughed out loud) every time he did the trick. And what an impressive trick it was! By “chipping,” he jumped the ball pass the barrier, thereby cutting down the strokes it took to get to the hole. It was a risky trick as one time he chipped the ball and made it fly out into some bushes. (Side Note: please excuse my golf terminology or lack thereof as I’m no expert in the subject.)
There was a lot of comradery between all of us with a lot of cheers and helpful tips throughout the afternoon. It’s always very amusing and memorable when we play our quarterly event games.
A team that plays well together works well together!
From all of us at REM Web Solutions, we wish everyone a Happy Canada Day! Please note that REM will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st.
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