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A Slice of Life from our intern, Yazmin.

We are thrilled to thank our intern from the BCIT Marketing Communications Program, Yazmin Lara Yunes, for her work and contributions to Elettra Communications these past six weeks. Here are a few words from her:

I am really grateful for the authentic PR experience Elettra has enabled me to have during my nine-week practicum. 

Being able to see how two Public Relations veterans run their own agency and all the behind-the-scenes work that gets put into events really helped me have a deeper understanding and appreciation for Public Relations. 

With the help of the Elettra team, I was able to participate in countless projects happening around this very city and catch a glimpse of the discussion and decision-making process PR associates go through in order to come up with a recommendation for their clients. I was also able to further develop my communications skills and learn to come up with solutions quickly and under pressure. 

The variety of clients Elettra works with gave me the opportunity to learn about other industries as well. Working on projects such as the Chefs’ Showcase for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, I learned about the dynamic food scene in Vancouver and all the ambrosial menu options for all tastes.

Now nearing the end of my time on the team, I look forward to working on Forestry Proud Day and continue learning about the various jobs that shape PR.

Thank you Elettra for the enriching experience!




Welcome to Elettra, Victoria

This week we’re delighted to welcome our new intern, Victoria Giddings. Victoria is a Marketing Communications student at BCIT and will be spending her 9-week practicum at Elettra.

In 2015, Victoria left Smithers, B.C., the small-town in which she grew up in to pursue a career in Public Relations. She has always loved the city of Vancouver, which is what brought her to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). She is in her final semester at BCIT and is looking forward to starting a career in PR at Elettra Communications. Her time at BCIT has prepared her for the real-world, and she is so excited to bring innovative and fresh ideas into the workplace.

Before focusing on her career, Victoria worked many years in the restaurant industry and traveled extensively after high school graduation. Her passion for traveling has taken her to Europe, South East Asia, USA, and Australia. She enjoys experiencing new cultures, particularly through food, music and art. Understanding the world and what makes it tick is something that will continuously inspire Victoria to explore and communicate with people.

During her free time, Victoria can be found snowboarding in Whistler, exploring the city, or trying out the latest ethnic restaurants in Vancouver. 

Granville Island sets a course for 2040

Granville Island is in the midst of a planning process that will set a course for the Island's next 25 years. Elettra Communications is proud to be supporting the project with communications services.

There are a number of ways that the public take part in setting Granville Islands's course for 2040. Last weekend's Big Ideas Fair was the first in a series of public events. At the Big Ideas Fair the public was encourage to draw, write, and map their thoughts. Attendees were also asked to comment on a series of emerging ideas currently being developed by the GI2040 planning team. 

The next event up is the Ideas Workshop on Saturday, October 14 from 10am-4pm. At this day-long, hands-on design workshop, the planning team will  share the research, precedents and exciting design ideas for Granville Island that the Granville Island Vision 2040 team have been inspired by so far in their work and outreach. Participants will be asked to review, respond to, and build upon the ideas and work carried out so far, and to share any new ideas for the future of Granville Island. This will be a collaborative workshop with members of the design team and other participants.

Registration is required for this event. Click here to RSVP.

If you can't make it to the Workshop, then be sure to take the Granville Island 2040 Survey.

Of course, comments via social media are always welcome. Just hashtag your thoughts with #GI2040 and we'll get those comments to the planning team. Follow us on Instagram at @GranvilleIsland2040.

And finally, don't forget to sign up for regular updates by providing your email.

Calling All Student Volunteers - Event coordination opportunity
Awards show event planner

Volunteer Opportunity – Event Coordination

Event:         Vancouver magazine Restaurant Awards

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 13 10:30am – 6pm (required)                             


Elettra Communications is looking for student volunteers to assist with Vancouver’s premier restaurant industry event. This opportunity will appeal to students who have an interest in public relations, publishing, marketing, or event management.

Now in its 27th year, the Vancouver magazine’s Restaurant Awards event is the biggest of its kind in North America. Nineteen of the city’s top food critics form the judging panel and vote on the best dining experience in more than 40 categories. The event includes a reception and awards show. The annual extravaganza welcomes more than 900 restaurateurs, chefs, sommeliers, suppliers, and food and wine critics.

Elettra Communications is the producer of Vancouver magazine’s Restaurant Awards. Elettra is a public relations firm that specializes in event management, media relations, and marketing communications.



Volunteers will assist with a range of activities including:

·       Event set up

·       Guest check-in

·       Awards presenting/backstage coordination

·       Coat check

·       Event wrap-up


Benefit to you:

·       Event coordination experience

·       Exposure to the behind-the-scenes workings of a large event

·       Opportunity to build contacts in the PR, marketing, and publishing industries

·       Lunch will be provided


How to apply:

If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please contact

In your email please provide a brief introduction of yourself, and include a description of your current course of study, why you are interested in this position, and your contact information.