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The Break Room at Arcade Showroom - December 2021

A letter to our community: 


We took the past few days to settle after our third annual Break Room and had a chance to reflect on how incredible the past weekend was. 

We were absolutely blown away by the community support and how many of our collective showed up to share space, conversation and just good positive energy with us. It was a beautiful reminder and acknowledgement of how much our collective craves opportunities for connection like this as much as we do. As much as these experiences give back to us in so many ways, we really do this all for you - to show our gratitude for and give back to the city that gives us so much, to celebrate the talent we have here, to highlight and continue to grow with the creatives and creators we are so honoured to call friends, and to build new relationship while enhancing old ones.

We laughed, felt, hung out, shared our hearts, and took a break with one another. To see the warm reaction to The Break Room, the incredible support for the vendors and our events, and the engagement all over social media, was the best way to ease into the holiday season and wrap up the end of this year. 

Words really cannot articulate how much this event means to us. It's my favourite experience that we host all year and I don't take that for granted. This year's was the biggest Break Room we have designed so far, with over 16 brands, four events, and the largest most beautiful space we had the pleasure of activating - to get to do this in person and see this weekend grow year after year is truly humbling. 

We can't wait to continue to bring more of this to you next year and for all the years ahead, as long as we can. 

To our vendors, partners, community, my team, and all those behind the scenes - thank you for your trust, your graciousness, your generosity, and your belief in OCIn and what we're building...we get to do this together and I'm forever grateful. 

Much love, 

Courtney + Team OCIN


To read more about The Break Room programming for this year, click here

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We also shared our playlist on spotify if you want to listen and bring that energy into your home, your space, your community. Click here to listen to some chill, ambient vibes, when you need a little break. Enjoy!

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