Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Post 1961 - A Fun Night Out

I am back home from a wonderful evening with my Toastmasters friends.

Every year, we go out on what we call an Off-Site Team-Building exercise.  This year, we elected to go to the Discovery Centre in downtown Halifax.

After a nice dinner at Freeman's Little New York, we retired to the Discovery Centre.  The latest exhibit there is called Grossology.  It is all about the odours, and fluids and unpleasant things that come out of, or are produced by, the human body.  If I were 12 years old, I'd have been in 7th heaven.  Since I'm 48, it's more like 5th heaven.

The highlight for me was the planetarium.  It looked like a relatively small tent, but it held all of us.  Jesse spoke with great interest and passion about the galaxy and the cosmos and the constellations.  He was able to zoom in on planets like Jupiter and exhibited great knowledge in discussing it.

Afterward, we watched a film about insects.  Then, we went upstairs to see the stuff up there.  The women all tried to make bubbles and spin around in that funny chair.  Due to a neat optical illusion, I managed to appear as a disembodied head at one point.

It's getting late, but I'll finish by noting that these annual events are a good way, even a great way, for our club members to get to know each other outside the confines and the context of a Toastmasters meeting.  We see each other in a way we don't normally get to, and that's wonderful.

I am already looking forward to next year's event.

Hey, come join us and then you can attend next year's Off-Site, Team-Building exercise!!


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