May 8, 2012
Vancouver, BC – Securiguard is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to provide security management services for Granville Island, including the Public Market, Net Loft Shops, public areas and specified marine docks. Securiguard ambassadors, identified by their high visibility yellow uniforms, will supply security and customer service to the millions of annual visitors who enjoy the many amenities Granville Island offers.“Granville Island is one of Western Canada’s most recognizable and reputable tourist locations. From the very beginning, our team recognized that this was a major opportunity to clearly communicate Securiguard’s vision for first class customer service and our mission of Making People Feel Safe.”
-Darcy R. Kernaghan, President and CEO of Securiguard“Granville Island significantly contributes to the quality of life in our home city of Vancouver, and Securiguard is proud to help represent its many services to the world.”
About Granville Island
In 2009, the Granville Island Public Market celebrated its 30th Anniversary. In 2005 the Island was named “Best Neighbourhood” in North America by Project for Public Spaces, a New York based non-profit agency. In 2002, it garnered a PPS award of Merit when Great Markets Great Cities recognized the Public Market for its contribution to the social, economic and environment health and well being of Vancouver.
The Island’s community spans over 300 businesses, studios and cultural facilities and employs over 3,000 people. It is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), a federal government agency, and is financially fully self-supported. Island projects are developed and managed by public, private and non-profit sectors.
About Securiguard Security Services Ltd.
Securiguard believes that every person deserves a safe environment in which to live, visit and work. We demonstrate our commitment to this belief by partnering with like-minded companies and implementing security strategies which genuinely ‘make people feel safe.’
From ports to hospitals, airports to schools, Securiguard has 38 years of demonstrated experience putting tailored security solutions at the disposal of its clients. These solutions include uniformed guard divisions and K9 patrols, mobile response teams, integrated video, audio, and GPS technologies and the personal security app, SOS Response. Securiguard is based in Western Canada with offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Victoria, Nanaimo and Kelowna.