Welcome, AIMers!

We are so excited to finally put together an official AIM Retreat. It’s been a long time and with so many new team members throughout the years, it feels right for us to get together.

We have two (2) full days filled with collaboration, presentations, team building, and more! Take a look below at our retreat agenda for a look at what’s in store. Below that, you will find some FAQs and Tips that should help you with any miscellaneous questions you might have. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, just let Chrissy know. Now, who’s ready for some AIM fun!?

Arrival Day

Monday, April 17, 2023

AIM Welcome Reception

Time: 7:00 PM PST

Location: Holiday Inn & Suites (Capilano Room)

Tuesday, April 18th

8:00 AM: Breakfast (Columbia Room)

8:45 AM: Team Ice Breaker

9:00 AM: CEO Workshop – Facilitator: Sarah Bundy

11:00 AM: Break

11:15 AM: AIM Challenge Workshop –  Facilitators: Chrissy Malukiewicz and Jules Johnson-Babcock

12:30 PM: Lunch and Learn – Growth Solutions and Marketing Presented by Scarlett Dixon and Ashley Klotz

1:30 PM: Prep for Outdoor Activity

2:00 PM: Board Shuttle for Lynn Valley

2:45 PM: Arrive at Lynn Valley

4:30 PM: Depart Lynn Valley

5:30 PM: Arrive Back at Holiday Inn & Suites

6:30 PM: Meet in Lobby to Walk to Dinner

7:00 PM: Dinner at Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar in Gas Town

9:00 PM: Walking Ghost Tour 

Wednesday, April 19th

8:00 AM: Breakfast (Columbia Room)

8:45 AM: Communication and Conflict Resolution Session – Facilitated by: Wilson Leung

10:00 AM: Break

10:15 AM: Communication and Conflict Resolution Continued

12:00 PM: Business Operations Presented by Iain Bundy and Mark Goco

12:30 PM: Lunch and Learn – Operational Efficiencies and Growth Workshop – Facilitators: Iain Bundy and Mark Goco

1:30 PM: AIM Excellence Awards Presented by Sarah Bundy

2:00 PM: Prep for Outdoor Activity

2:30 PM:  Meet in Lobby to Walk to Stanley Park (Spokes Bicycle)

3:00 PM: Ride Through Stanley Park

5:00 PM: Return Bikes and Walk Back to Holiday Inn & Suites

6:20 PM: Meet in Lobby to Walk to Plus Co Office and Dinner

7:15 PM: Dinner at Steamworks in Vancouver

9:00 PM: Karaoke 

Thursday, April 20th

That’s a wrap! Most of the team will be departing today, while others have other personal plans. 

Remember, check-out is at 11:00 am.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a meal served at the reception on Monday evening?

No, we will be serving light hors d’oeuvres and will also have a hosted bar. You may want to grab a meal prior to the reception if time allows.

Do I need to pay for any of my meals?

All the main meals will be taken care of by AIM. We will be enjoying breakfast and lunch at our hotel and dinners will be at two of Vancouver’s fine restaurants. If you need a meal outside of what’s provided (e.g. before the Welcome Reception), you may expense it during the dates of 4/17-4/20.

Do I have to cross the suspension bridge at Lynn Valley?

No, if heights make you uncomfortable, you do not need to cross the bridge to experience this beautiful landscape.

Do we need to dress up for dinners?

No, casual attire will be just fine!

Are the after-dinner activities mandatory?

Not at all! You are more than welcome to participate in the night plans but are not obligated to. If you choose to not participate, the time is yours to do as you wish. If you do go out, you can expense up to two drinks per evening.

Will we need to worry about Uber service during our trip?

AIM has secured a shuttle for a planned activity or we will be within walking distance of our destination. If you are not able to sustain the walk to or from the hotel you can call for an Uber and expense it.

Retreat Tips

Keep your receipts! You will need to provide a proof of purchase made outside of what AIM is already providing. Chrissy will be sending out an email that will walk you through how to complete the expense report.

There will be a lot of walking. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

Bring your raincoat when outside the hotel, you never know if it is going to rain in Vancouver.

Each morning starts at 8:00 AM sharp for breakfast and everyone is expected to join. Please be cognizant of the schedule and try not to overdo it the night before!