Trending On Our Slack: Week 25

By Katie Shapiro · June 24, 2016

picnic blanket and lunchAnother week, another peak into what goes on in our #nwr Slack channel (truly, a lot of it are GIFs. We can’t help ourselves.). This week we welcomed Rory to our team, we contemplated the meaning of Brexit, and we had our staff retreat, among other things.

Here’s what made the highlight reel:

    1. Happy National Aboriginal Day
      June 21st marked the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. Did you celebrate? See Animikii’s blog about why the day should be a statutory holiday.
    2. What would you tell yourself at 20 years old?
      Some tidbits of advice from the office included “Don’t drink blue liquor.”, “Canadian music gets really awesome.”, and “You should probably keep that crop top.”.

      Watch Members of Parliament talk about what they wished they knew when they were 20. Equal Voice is selecting young women from each riding across the country to participate in the 2017 leadership summit, which will feature the 338 young women filling every seat in the House of the Commons for a special session.

    3. Art In Progress!
      The soon-to-be-patio at Union 613 is getting an artistic touch from Ottawa artists Drew Mosley and Tom Pajdlhauser – we can’t wait to see the end result!
    4. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt
      We spent Wednesday on the beautiful grounds of the Mackenzie King Estate for our staff retreat. Along with team building exercises, a picnic lunch, and a tour of the grounds, we were tasked with a little Snapchat Scavenger Hunt. Though many of us didn’t have cell service (the horror!) it was a fun challenge.IMG_1618What was on your radar this week? Whatever was #trending, we hope you had a good one!

Trending on our Slack: Week 23 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Katie Shapiro · June 11, 2016 Every week there are so many news stories, so many new favourite songs, and so many GIFs that are shared amongst the team that it can sometimes be hard to narrow down the ones to highlight in these very-official-and-very-important roundups. But, with a little inspiration, the Slack roundup choices were clear. The Good We welcomed […]

Trending On Our Slack: Week 21

By Katie Shapiro · May 27, 2016 It’s been a busy week at the office, but amidst the regular work hustle there have been a few highlights. It’s nice to take a moment at the end of the week to take stock of the fun before everything starts to blur together. So, forgive us for this slightly inward-looking edition of “Trending On Our Slack”, […]

Trending On Our Slack

By Katie Shapiro · May 6, 2016 Another week, another roundup of what happened in our Slack #nwr channel (that’s “not work related” for those of you who weren’t here last week)! 1. Fort McMurray We’d be remiss to sum up this week without including the terrible fire that’s been raging in Fort McMurray and on everyone’s mind. The Canadian government is […]
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