Last week MMP Architects employees turned on our “out of office” email notifications, locked the office doors, and took off on our annual staff retreat. This highly anticipated work event brings all of the MMP employees together for a three day stay at a cabin on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Our break from the office provides staff the time to regroup, bond as a team, work together in a team building exercise, and unwind together.
Some highlights from our time away included bonfires, cribbage matches, pontoon boat adventures, sea doo drives, tubing wipe-outs, beach lounging, dance parties, limbo, team games, frisbee matches, some amazing meals, drinks, and snacks and much more. A feature of this year’s retreat was the Amazing race game that sparked some friendly competition between three teams of MMP staff who raced through the bush following GPS waypoints, answered MMP trivia, and ended up using slingshots to launch marshmallows at a teammate sitting in a chair in the middle of the lake. The race was tight, and with only a 6 second lead, team red (Marty's team) pulled ahead right at the end with a perfectly aimed marshmallow.
What a great thing it is to work for a company that values bonding together as a team! A big thank you to all the folks that helped make our time away such a great group experience.
Please see above for a few photos from our weekend together.