2019 silverorange retreat
We’ve just returned from our annual silverorange company retreat. For a bit of background, see our posts on Why we retreat, How we retreat, and the highlights of our 2018 retreat.
About half of the silverorange team is now based in Prince Edward Island, and the rest distributed across Quebec, British Columbia, and Ecuador. This year we decided to keep our retreat on PEI, as a few of the Charlottetown team have new babies at home.
We spent our week at the Centre Goeland, a retreat centre in Cape Egmont, on the south shore in western Prince Edward Island.
We enjoyed some great meals, including a vegetarian feast prepared by Green Isle Catering.
The site of the retreat centre includes a handy altar for ritual sacrifice, and is just up the shore from the Cape Egmont lighthouse, which could use a coat of paint.
We had fun, but our discussions were productive and intense.
We enjoyed a fireside reading of iOS app release notes (really!), some virtual reality, and some actual reality. A few enthusiastic early risers swam in the chilly Northumberland Straight.
We each got a nice new pair of slippers. We voted for our Employee of the Year, where employees and family members are not eligible.
We enjoyed some bowling in Summerside and are still sore from an amazing evening at a trampoline park.
We had an extraordinary week. Thanks for all who worked so hard on food, logistics, sessions, and for those who travelled and spent time away from home, pets, and family.
Let’s do it again next year!