Vancouver's RYU active clothing company has fully embraced the West Coast lifestyle. The Canadian brand (the "RYU" stands for "Respect Your Universe") has a mission to make an impact on the community. And they make a point, as a team, to get out and experience all that Vancouver has to offer.
Their team has a regular calendar of out-of-the-office activities that they do together. On an evening a few weeks ago, they headed from their Vancouver headquarters over to FlyOver Canada at Canada Place for a unique outing—one that spurred on conversations and bonding.
"At least once a month we try to get out and find something unique to do," says RYU's Tessa Flannery. "This was definitely outside the box in terms of things we’ve done!"
Their group of 25 colleagues went on a thrilling and unforgettable flight-ride across Canada. When the ride ended, the team was bursting with enthusiasm.
"What made it great was the fact that we were all able to do something genuinely fun and unique, as opposed to the standard activities," says RYU's Samantha Stefanuik, adding that the fun aspect of FlyOver was a big hit. "We, a group of full grown adults, were able to be kids again in a sense. It also took away the dialogue of “work” from conversations, and let us bond and connect on a more personal level rather than only talk about work related things."
For the RYU team, there were other positives:
After the ride, the RYU team headed out for post-FlyOver drinks to deliberate over their favourite locations from the film, to reminisce about journeys taken across Canada and to share stories about places they love.
"You get to have a different experience with your coworkers, it helps you grow closer, you get to engage in conversations outside of work," said RYU's Andrea Andino.
For more information on booking team-building and corporate group outings to FlyOver Canada—or to check it out yourself—contact our sales team at [email protected]
"We, a group of full grown adults, were able to be kids again in a sense."