Leading up to Valentine’s Day, we asked our fellow Plenty of Fish employees,
“When did you know your significant other was the one?”
Today, we are so happy to share their beautiful, funny and heart warming responses with all of you!
The goal of this legendary battle is not only to earn industry bragging rights, but most importantly, to raise dollars for local Vancouver charities that directly impact our community.
The evening began with the gathering of 14 competing teams, filled with nerves and excitement, ready to take the big stage at The Imperial. The always hilarious host, Scott Patey, warmed up the crowd and introduced the guest celebrity judges, Kendall Gender – Winner of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2017, Jay DeMerit – Former Whitecaps FC Captain and Kaitlyn Bristowe – Former Bachelorette.
The stage was set, performers were on deck, and there was an encouraging buzz from the audience. The first 7 teams set the bar high with their quick costume changes, set design and serious dance moves. Among them were – BroadbandTV, Plenty of Fish, A Thinking Ape, Clio, Long View Systems, Stellar Recruitment and Samsung.
Act 2 proved to be just as strong as Act 1 with 7 more performances from Mobify, ACL, Cymax, Allocadia, Hootsuite, Hyperwallet, and Trulioo. Performance styles ranged from a beautiful tribute to legendary music icons, to the 24K magic of Bruno Mars.
The evening was a huge success and all 14 companies raised a grand total of $33,000 for Vancouver charities.
Congratulations to the winners!
1st Place Champions – ACL raising for Aunt Leah’s Place charity
2nd Place Champions – A Thinking Ape raising for Strive Living Society
3rd Place Champions – Stellar Recruitment raising for Wigs for Kids
Since PlentyOfFish is all about helping singles connect and fall in love, Valentines Day is our favorite holiday at the office!
February is all about spreading the love; in all kinds of ways. To help raise some money for The Greater Vancouver Food Bank, several staff members decided to take up the POF Food Challenge. For a nominal amount, staff members nominated on the chosen few to feast on a range of nice and not so nice items including pig’s ear, dehydrated black ant eggs, strawberries, vegemite, jungle trail mix, Tim Tams and one oven baked Tarantula. Thanks to our generous staff and their easy-going stomachs, we were able to raise over $200 for the food bank.
What better way to see out a great year than by spreading some holiday cheer. Plenty of Fish ended 2014 by getting festive and having lots of fun. From volunteering at Belkin House to hosting hot chocolate bars and cookie decorating for our staff, the holiday spirit was out in abundance. Other fabulous activities included our Ugly Sweater Party, Yankee Grab, Girl’s Night and decorating our office Christmas Tree.
Thanks to a great company and great staff it was the perfect way to end off the year. We’re so excited for 2015!