Earlier this month, we were proud to complete our biggest Playschool Playscapes give-back EVER!
Our client, Cisco Systems, was keen on including a team building program that gave back to the local community within their conference. We were so happy they chose our program, and were pleased to welcome nearly 300 conference participants to the beautiful Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to participate in building Buddy Benches.
Teams of 8 worked together to construct and decorate 34 Buddy Benches that were immediately donated to daycares, preschools, elementary and other places children congregate in desperate need from Richmond to Squamish and everywhere in-between.
A buddy bench is a simple way to eliminate bullying and loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. If you have nobody to play with, simply sit on a bench as a signal to other kids that you need a friend, and before you know if someone will join you.
The concept has exploded with popularity in Europe and North America as a way to teach children to be inclusive, friendly, and caring towards one another.
At Engagement Unlimited, we believe in the power of play, giving back to our community, and creating materials that are eco-friendly. Playschool Playscapes Buddy Benches and Mud Pie Kitchen activities check all 3 boxes, all while delivering a valuable team building experience.
Here's what our venue partner had to say:
“You guys are amazing! (Cisco Systems) loved the buddy bench build. How could you not really? It’s fun and giving back feels great. You are my absolute go-to for team building so I hope to send more your way. Thanks for making this work and for being such a great partner.”
- Tiffany Tibbetts, Conference Service and Catering Manager
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
If you’re looking for a engaging team building activity for your group, contact us today and we will start working on the solution that’s best for you.