Spring is Optimism!
By Debbie Ciccotelli, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Spring is an exciting season, it is a time of Spring will also be a busy time for ASP with crossing awakening, rebirth and growth which brings with guards ensuring children’s safety from ice, rain, slush and it a level of optimism in us all. I am sure you are as through identifying and reporting damage to curbs or excited as I am to see the warmth and sunny days we have cross walks which have occurred over the winter months been longing for, finally arrive after a long winter.
Spring is a time to celebrate many multi-cultural holidays such as Easter, Passover, St. Patrick’s Day, Holi Festival, Shunbun No Hi, Mother’s Day, etc. as well as other special observance days, including Employee Appreciation Day and International Women’s Day, just to name a few.
Spring is also a time for renewal which is evident as we begin to see green shoots pop up and flowers and leaves appear. This year spring also brings a renewal of our personal lives and our business as we enter the phase of “living with COVID”. The decline in COVID infections and the lifting of many COVID restrictions is a positive sign of recovery – we can now see light at the end of the tunnel. Although we have all experienced some form of “pandemic fatigue”, as we move toward recovery, I urge you to take a moment to stop, reflect, re-engage and take stock of what we have learned and achieved.
March break is also the busiest travel period which means our aviation teams will be bustling with passenger flow/queue management, crowd control and customer services activities, which will be amplified by passenger confusion with changing COVID rules/restrictions as well as potential weather issues. Additionally, the warmer weather will result in a significant increase in people moving through Union Station, shopping at St Lawrence Market, etc. where we provide security services.
Take the opportunity to develop a more positive outlook during this season where flowers bloom and join me in jumping with both feet into the exciting world of optimism.