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What's New in the Q: Week of Aug. 24

By People and Culture Aug 28, 2015

What's New in the Q: Week of Aug. 24 | iQmetrix

In this week's blog entry, we are cataloging highlights from our company-wide office "iQBBQs," held simultaneously last Friday (Aug. 21).

We had wonderful weather for our iQBBQ by Lake Norman (group photo above). We had a few family members with us, but little Scarlet Palazzo (below right) stole the show. Our Cookie Q (below left) was a hit as was as the rum punch. We even had our own concert courtesy of the infamous Ashia Chanel!


The iQWinnipeg Crew (pictured below) headed to Assiniboine Park for the iQBBQ. We played everything from lawn darts, to beach volleyball. There was a piñata for the kids and enough food for an army.


We had some 10-year anniversaries and a 15-year anniversary this year, so we took some time to celebrate them with some speeches and cake! It was a great turnout, with about 48 iQers and 30 guests!


Aside from the wasps, the weather was fantastic and the company was even better. It was the perfect cap-off to an awesome summer!

This year, iQmetrix Regina switched things up with our now Annual iQBBQ! Typically we set up the grill out in front of the office and hang out for a bit, but this year we rented out Central Park which is just behind the office, drove over our BBQs, blew up some bouncy castles and opened the whole thing up to family members as well.
The kids all had a blast on the bouncy castles and enjoyed beating on a piñata and having their faces painted. There was an intense game of croquet going on as well. We were lucky to have the gazebo (shown above), as there was a brief shower that day, but we didn’t let it dampen our party. It was over in a few minutes and we carried on with the good time.


The Vancouver office did something a little different for our company BBQ this year. Our B.C. iQers piled onto a school bus to trek over to our CEO's home in West Vancouver. Shortly after arriving, the group headed back out for a team adventure, following him and his two youngest daughters to their secret spot. We got in touch with our West Coast roots with a hop, skip and a jump, sometimes waist deep in water through a rocky river (shown below).


It was about a 30-minute hike and well worth the effort. We arrived at a beautiful swimming hole. There were even celebratory beers stashed there for us! Some swam, some dove, some even cannon-balled into the crystal clear water. After working up an appetite, we headed back to the house for a staff and family BBQ, had some beers and burgs, and chilled by the pool. We shared an amazing day together.



August/28, 2015


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