May 15, 2020.
OK GIFT SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT
Dear Friends and Associates,
We hope you are keeping well and adjusting to our new situation. During these very troubled times and the poor forecasts for the tourism and hospitality industry, we have decided to completely close O.K. Gift Shop Canada operations as of June 30, 2020.
Previously, we had announced the closing of our Niagara and Vancouver stores only. Now due to the global situation of Covid-19, we will be closing our Banff store as well.
Again we would like to thank our loyal customers who have been wonderful patrons of our company for the last 47 years. With the hard work of so many dedicated employees, we have had many good years in this business. We are saddened to part with these relationships.
We shall remember the legacy of our co-founders, Kay Ohashi and Gordon Kadota with fondness.
Suzuko Ohashi, President
Ayako Kadota Archer, Managing Director