This last weekend the VE Team arranged for some quality time under the sun. We hosted our annual VE Summer BBQ & the 2012 VE Awards.
Lucky for us the usual rainy Vancouver weather was put on pause and the group got to step out under the sun, enjoy some delicious food and create wonderful memories outside the office! Half the group enjoyed a scenic yacht ride to Belcarra Regional Park to meet the rest of the crew. Belcarra Park which is tucked away on Burrard Inlet, was a wonderful place for the family (if you haven’t been, we would definitely recommend this spot for a quiet picnic or BBQ).
Connecting on a personal level is important to us and this was a great opportunity to relax and hang out with colleagues, family and friends. The day was filled with lots of food including burgers, lamb skewers, chicken satay, hotdogs, mussels, chicken hearts and more (big thank you to Paul and Evelina for organizing a delicious feast for the team).
We ended our lunch with the Spicy Showdown. 7 participants competed for the ultimate date night & spicy showdown champion bragging rights. Participants had to race against the clock to eat zucchini covered in 5 different hot sauces (Frank’s RedHot Extra Hot, Rooster Sauce, Jamaican Chilli Pepper Sauce, Nuclear Blast Hot Sauce and Miss Anna’s Hot Sauce) topped with cayenne peppers.
We would like to crown Miss Jenna as this year’s Spicy Showdown champion!
The most memorable part of the BBQ was the moment we took to recognize our hardworking team with the VE Awards. Creating an opportunity for peer-to-peer recognition fuels the fire of employee engagement, and creates a level playing field for reinforcing positive actions.
I would like to take this time to congratulate this year’s award recipients:
Evelina Lim – Best Bonding Agent
Bruce Van Hunenstijin – Guiding Light Award
Mohd Maani – Yoda Award
Ronaldo Alvaro – Most Improved Architectural Designer
Grace Lui – Most Improved Interior Designer
Jenna Asuncion – Most Improved Construction Management Staff & the Extra Mile Award
Congratulations to everyone for another amazing year!