Last Friday, EC Montreal staff and teachers went to a local Sugar Shack for our annual team-building activity! As it is maple season in the province of Quebec, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to share the “Cabane à Sucre” experience with the team!
It is important for our team to be given opportunities to spend time together outside the school and the stress of work, to learn about each other and to have bonding experiences. We spend so much of our time at work and we know from experience that a united team is a more productive and motivated team!
We went to a nearby maple farm and had a traditional sugar shack meal that was served family-style! The meal consisted of local flavors including ham, baked beans, omelet, sausage, meat pies, meatballs, pickled vegetables and pea soup. Of course, the most anticipated part of the meal was dessert! All maple flavored and delicious! We had a taste of pancakes, sugar pie and doughnuts!
They served us Quebec beer and a shot of a liquor called Caribou, that is intended to keep you warm as you venture the cold outdoors!
After our tasty lunch, we went on a tractor ride of the maple farm and ended with a taffy maple treat before boarding the bus back home!
We enjoyed our time together and feel energized to serve our EC Montreal students!