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“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” - Confucius

OPAL by element will be hosting events on various topics. We encourage you to call or email us to let us know what you’re interested to participate in, noting days and times of weeks that are best to accommodate your schedule. And stay tuned as we post dates of events here!

Focus Groups

We would like to engage you to shape your home into a vibrant community.  Please guide us in the programming of our:

  • arts and crafts
  • games
  • intergenerational activities
  • food and beverage planning
  • cultural and community outreach opportunities.

You’re invited to put in your name for any and all topics that matter to you.

Interactive, instructor-led sessions 
Experience different teachers and forms of yoga, TaiChi and QiGong. The right fit of energy, personality and level of intensity makes a world of difference. Give your voice as to what and who you like most, and we will strive to secure your favorites into our movement studio programming.

Informative seminars
We are honored to have a chance to be part of the planning of your legacy – for yourself and your next generations. We will invite specialists to give presentations and information packages on investment, wealth management, estate planning, and financing options.

If you have any additional topics you wish for us to host, please don’t hesitate to contribute ideas for our Discovery Centre Events calendar.

Purchasers, Michele and Douglas Guest, speak with Element’s Don and Candy Ho, about their family experience and why they decided on OPAL.

June 20, 2017 -

In this series, Michele (72) and Douglas Guest (37), mother and son, talk about their very moving account of their family’s experience, reflecting the experiences that Don Ho, President of Element, and his daughter, Candy Ho, have faced in their own family through the generations, which led them to form the intergenerational aging-in-place model. Douglas bought…

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Veronica Da Conceicao, sharing 26 years of passion and compassion on CISL 650AM Radio

June 02, 2017 -

Veronica Da Conceicao, Sales and Leasing Manager of OPAL, has worked with seniors and families for 26 years. She joins Candy Ho, Director and Vice President of Element, and opens her heart to share with us what her work means to her. (Well, it’s a lot more than “work”!!!) She has deep passion and compassion,…

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OPAL making a difference: on the Front Cover of The Province

May 29, 2017 -

To download the original cover and article, click here.

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OPAL in Vancouver Sun and The Province NEWS: Purchaser who bought for his mom and for his in-laws goes in the news

May 24, 2017 -

Original Articles available here, including an embedded live video interview: Vancouver Sun The Province Thank you to Douglas Guest and his mother, Michele Guest, for being such avid believers and ambassadors, so proactively helping to raise awareness about this new living arrangement that fulfilled all of his families’ dreams! Content copied from the articles: A…

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Greg Condon, our Vice President of Operations, discusses how Element does things differently

April 26, 2017 -

Candy and Greg talk about their vision for OPAL on CISL radio. Greg has a 34 years of history in the leadership and management of hospitality, from high end hotels and restaurants, to specialized experience in operating retirement communities. He is very proud to have joined Element, and is excited that he is able to…

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OUR PURCHASER SHARES HIS PERSONAL FAMILY EXPERIENCE LEADING TO THEIR COMMITMENT TO OPAL

March 12, 2017 -

Douglas Guest has purchased two units, for his mom and his in-laws. He’s only 37 years old, but very much looks forward to his own children being able to spend quality time with both sides of the family, engaged in meaningful activities like cooking classes, arts and crafts, music, movies, ping pong and the like….

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July 2017 Calendar of Events – RSVP for free informative and interactive seminars!

June 22, 2017 -

Pursue Life! Starting in July 2017 we will be holding informative seminars on various of topics.  We invite you to attend at no cost to you and hope that you will help us shape Opal’s future Focus Groups by making suggestions on topics that would be of most interest you. Back by popular demand and to ‘kick start’ our…

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Register by May 31: “Wealth Matters – Redefining Retirement Towards a Work-Optional Life”, by CIBC Wood Gundy’s Maili Wong

June 01, 2017 -

Candy Ho, Director and Vice President of Element Lifestyle Retirement, is speaking as expert panelist at CIBC Wood Gundy’s event, hosted by leading Wealth and Porfolio Manager, Maili Wong. If you are interested in perpetuating your family’s legacy, please contact Candy so she can privately register you for the event. Maili Wong is a best-selling…

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Rental Launch! Saturday, May 20 Noon to 6pm

May 16, 2017 -

Rental Launch: the moment you’ve been waiting for! Date and Time: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:00pm – 6:00pm Location: OPAL Discovery Centre, #130, Upper Shops City Square Mall at 555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver Seating is limited! Please RSVP by Thursday, May 18, 2017. Dear Valued Friends and Family, To date we have been very…

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OPAL’s average age is 65, in contrast with industry average of 87

March 08, 2017 -

Element receives excavation permit for OPAL project Tuesday, February 14, 2017 The City of Vancouver has issued an excavation permit to Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. (Element) for OPAL, the developer’s flagship retirement residence in Cambie Village. Construction on OPAL is completely financed and construction is scheduled to begin immediately after a ground-breaking ceremony on February…

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February 21, 2017: Drone aerial videography of our Groundbreaking milestone

March 01, 2017 -

February 21, 2017 was truly a momentous day, signifying the physical realization of our revolutionary intergenerational aging-in-place residence! Drone videography by Lift Marketing

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OPAL Groundbreaking widely covered in the news of most mainstream media

February 24, 2017 -

Our intergenerational aging-in-place model won an international award over 950 projects assessed worldwide. It is an honor that with the groundbreaking of this revolutionary project, we have made the news on Fairchild TV News, CBC, CTV , City TV, Global, Vancouver Sun, Province, Calgary Herald, BC Business and Business in Vancouver.

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2 and 3 bedrooms sold out. 18 units available.

May 16, 2017 -

The demand for our condominium units is steady and strong. We continue to have two generations of families purchasing to live together in OPAL. With 2 and 3-bedroom units now all sold, families are now purchasing two nearby or even side-by-side suites for convenient visits with each other, while still maintaining a degree of independence. Our…

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Rental Launch! Saturday, May 20 Noon to 6pm

May 16, 2017 -

Rental Launch: the moment you’ve been waiting for! Date and Time: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:00pm – 6:00pm Location: OPAL Discovery Centre, #130, Upper Shops City Square Mall at 555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver Seating is limited! Please RSVP by Thursday, May 18, 2017. Dear Valued Friends and Family, To date we have been very…

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Over 50% condominium inventory value sold, 45% of available units sold

March 08, 2017 -

Since groundbreaking and the beginning of construction, the physical reality of OPAL has triggered a significant flurry of sales activity. The larger units have gone the fastest, as families have secured suites that accommodate intergenerational living. We are also seeing two generations purchasing separate units to enjoy activities together while maintaining independence in living space. Based on…

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Purchaser’s Testimonial: CEO of Kryton International Inc.

January 29, 2017 -

Kari is a tremendously successful, forward-thinking entrepreneur who runs a concrete waterproofing company that has presence in many countries worldwide, from North and South America to Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Here she explains why she believes in OPAL and Element, and entrusts us with herself and her family: our innovative model that “gets it…

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25% of condominiums sold in 10 days

November 07, 2016 -

There has been an overwhelming amount of interest in OPAL, with many families visiting us every day. Several of our contracts have been signed in the presence of three generations of the family. It has been a tremendous pleasure to see that our vision for inter-generational family participation being so enthusiastically embraced. We are witnessing our…

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OPAL Discovery Centre is opening on Saturday, October 15

September 27, 2016 -

OPAL’s Discovery Centre is opening to the public on Saturday, October 15 at 12:00pm. We will be open 7 days a week: Monday – Friday 12pm – 6pm Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6 pm You’ll find us on the Upper Shops level of City Square, in Unit 130 at the corner of 12th Avenue and Cambie…

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Free tickets to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, sponsored by Element, and OPAL by element.

January 19, 2017 -

We believe in the arts for its cultural, historical value and ability to inspire, engage and enrich lives. Element, and OPAL by element, are avid supporters of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  This 2017 season, we are sponsoring two concerts and will have 10 free tickets to each: 1) Tea & Trumpets, March 16, Thursday 2pm: …

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OPAL Sponsors a Public Art Program

August 26, 2016 -

In Element’s development of its proud flagship, OPAL by elementTM, we have successfully proposed an innovative alternate way of meeting the City of Vancouver’s requirement for Public Art Contribution. The City of Vancouver has embraced our proposal to redirect the public art allocation, in the value of $235,671, from the site of a new, “aging-in-place”…

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OPAL Sponsors Lifetime Of The Year Award

August 15, 2016 -

September 16, 2016 Update Element Lifestyle Retirement believes passionately in all that retirees and seniors have to give to their community. In the spirit of encouraging and supporting their contribution, we are sponsoring this year’s Lifetime Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by Vancouver Courier and Tapestry Foundation. The informative day was a real success last year…

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Discovery Centre: #130, City Square, 555 West 12th Avenue
Hours: Monday-Friday 12-3pm | Saturday-Sunday 12-6pm
Presentations on the hour, daily: 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Private appointments: Monday-Friday 10am - noon | Saturday-Sunday 11am - noon
Please note that we are not open on public holidays, and we apologize for any inconvenience so caused.
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Phone: 604.871.9265
OPAL Residence: 438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver BC
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