Last Friday, I had the opportunity to join 5 other members of the Ivanhoe-Cambridge Metropolis at Metrotown’s team to BC Shopping Centre Association’s (BCSCA) Annual Boat Cruise.
We boarded the beautiful Sunset Bay II of Sunset Bay Yacht Group at Westin Bayshore Marina just before noon. When I walked on, I was blown away by how beautiful the set-up the interior was. It had such a great balance between elegant yet casual, and just look at the colour coordination!
Since we each had 2 drink tickets, we obviously had to make use of them. Mary (of Vancouver Bits and Bites) recommended Strongbow Apple Cider, which was smooth and refreshing without too strong a taste of alcohol.
As a sidenote, I want to share how amazing the Sunset Bay team was – all the servers on board were super polite, friendly, and attentive. If I didn’t have a drink in my hand, I would be offered one within minutes. If I had an empty plate on my hand, it would be whisked away before the awkward where-should-I-leave-this predicament crossed my mind. When a coworker and I walked out to the front of the boat when most of the crowd were still indoors, a server took the initiative to check in with us occasionally to make sure we were all good. The team on board is fantastic!
I had such a blast on this boat cruise. Aside from the huge variety of refreshments and great people to network with, it was just amazing to be on a boat on a Friday afternoon. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and the waters were (mostly) calm. It felt so good to just stand at the front of the boat. feel the wind in my hair and take in the sights of beautiful Vancouver.
Intern life is awesome.