If you were able to make it to the morning or evening event on November 24th, we thank you. If you weren’t able to come, we thought we would bring some of the fun to you! The following photo gallery will take you on a tour of the event festivities.
First stop – greetings with Karrianne!
After signing in and receiving an activity ballot in the reception area, it was off to meet the team, tour the new office and have a snack.
Karrianne greeting guests in our new reception area.
‘ Putt with Jeff ‘
This activity proved harder than it looked! Golfers had 3 chances at a hole-in-one. There were plenty of laughs to be heard as golfers did their best to score well.
Jeff at his ‘Putt with Jeff’ activity station.
Time for a snack in the boardroom
Carrot cake, fruit and cheese in the morning and chocolate strawberry mousse cake, wood fired pizza and fresh vegetables in the evening made for scrumptious snacking in our new boardroom.
Morning snack in the boardroom.
Jan cutting the cake to kick-start the morning festivities. 30 years was quite a celebration!
Bean Bag Toss with Daniela!
Daniela headed up the Bean Bag Toss. This activity was a team favourite – we all gave it a try prior to the event!
Daniela managing the ‘Bean Bag Toss’ in the open team work area (advisor studios pictured behind her).
Tea with Oolong Mike in the morning!
We thought it would be fun to have a tea tasting during the morning event and it was! Oolong Mike was a great host. He became a fan of tea when he lived in China and travels there annually to shop for teas. In 2015, he completed his certification as a Tea Sommelier with the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada. He is full of knowledge and passionate about tea. We all enjoyed learning about the selections he served.
Oolong Mike preparing for the morning tea tasting in the kitchen. In the background, Jennifer is helping with set up.
Wine with James in the evening!
James headed up the wine station in the kitchen at the evening event. His personal favourite was the Castillo del Moro Tempranillo/Syrah.
James getting ready for the first wine tasters at the evening event in the kitchen.
Team Spencer joined us at the evening event
Team Spencer (the family team we’re sponsoring this curling season) popped by just prior to competing in the Sunova Bonspiel – they won! You can meet the team here.
Team Spencer, made up of skip Barb Spencer and her daughters (from left: Barb, Allyson, Holly and Katie Spencer) with Jan at the evening event.
Spin-to-Win with Jennifer!
Participants able to complete some of the activities on the ballot were eligible to ‘Spin-to-Win’ with Jennifer. We had some pretty great prizes!
The prize table in our team room (prizes from left: fragrance warmers, Merci chocolates, red and white wine, Pulse journals and various tea prizes.
Chat with Moby
Hopefully everyone had a chance to touch base with Moby before leaving in the morning or evening.
Moby in the reception area.
Getting to know the Pulse Gallery
Two local artists from the Pulse Gallery joined us to talk about the art they created for our office. Kathleen Crosby painted 3 pieces for our reception area and two of Cindy Dyson’s paintings fit perfectly in our open office area. Both artists, along with Lesly Dawyduk of The Pulse Gallery fielded questions about the paintings. They were a warm and wonderful addition to our team for the day!
Our neighbours, The Pulse Gallery, in Johnston Terminal at the Forks.
Surprise for Jan!
We included a printed insert with the 30th anniversary event invitation for Jan’s clients. We asked you to share what working with Fraser & Partners has meant to you because we couldn’t think of anything that would mean more to her.
Jan absolutely loves her book! Here are some photos that capture the moment.
Jan opening her gift from the team.
First look at what is inside!
Realizing just how special this gift is thanks to the stories submitted.
Congratulations on 30 years Jan!