On June 16, your Just Networking committee welcomed MPI Toronto Chapter members and future members alike to our first in-person JN event in over two years! We wanted to provide an experience that our members wouldn't always have the opportunity to enjoy—one that wasn't over-planned or hectic and allowed free-flowing conversation, connection, and relaxation. We certainly lucked out in all departments by getting to work with new member—and host sponsor—Howie Colt and Gone Sailing Adventures!
Howie and Capt. Greig took two groups out on the water for an hour each (give or take a bit) aboard the DeCompression catamaran. It seems Howie and his team have some pull with the weather, as the forecast was looking threatening, but the thunderstorms held off for the duration of our time on the water. We enjoyed humid, warm, sunny boat cruises for both the 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. tour times.
While on board, attendees were treated to delicious snacks and sips, as well as friendly and conversational service by Kaya. The guac and chips were delicious; the charcuterie board delectable. And rounding out the cruise with the satisfying "pop" of a bottle of sparkling wine to toast time well spent in the company of amazing industry friends—new and established—was a lovely way to cap off a truly relaxing and enjoyable event. We truly can't thank the folks at Gone Sailing Adventures enough!
Sponsors are what make events happen, and we also wish to thank our Registration Sponsors at DE Systems, and our Marketing Sponsors at Ignite. And of course, the behind-the-scenes work by Fletcher Wright Associates is integral to our chapter's livelihood. Thank you all! Your continued support is so appreciated!
Additionally, we are so grateful to MSLE for donating a fantastic prize! A signed Maple Leafs jersey was generously provided, and after the cruises were completed, the Just Networking Committee drew a name at random from the name badges turned back in. Congratulations to Rosevee Sengseng of Glenerin Inn & Spa in Mississauga! We hope you enjoy your prize, and appreciate you having come to our event!
We would be remiss if we didn't also give a huge THANK YOU to all who came and enjoyed a beautiful day that defied the news the weather apps were delivering! Events are only as awesome as the people who attend them, and this event was truly INCREDIBLE!
The Just Networking committee members in attendance were thrilled to hear the gush of compliments for our hosts, and that they enjoyed themselves so much! Our committee will be setting to work on making more opportunities for true connection to be fostered. We can't wait to offer the kinds of networking events that are enjoyable for everyone (even those who find networking painful). If you are just getting used to "peopling" again after a prolonged absence from public life and mingling, we are committed to helping to make your transition smoother, and to facilitating great conversations.