POF Food Challenge

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.

Saying Goodbye to 2014…

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.

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Thanks to a great company and great staff it was the perfect way to end off the year. We’re so excited for 2015!

POF Whistler Trip

When it comes to Christmas parties, no one does it quite like Plenty of Fish. There was no time for mundane lunches at chain restaurants or dry parties within the actual office, this is the season to celebrate and POF made sure the party was festive.

The annual POF Whistler trip occurs every December. The POF family is treated to an amazing weekend away with luxury hotel suites, teambuilding activities, gourmet dinners and hotel parties – Snoop Lion/Pitbull/Rihanna would write a song about. 2014’s weekend away was one for the books.
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Like all good trips, the bus ride to Whistler started with good spirits, some in bottle form and singing. After some great renditions of Christmas carols, we arrived at the Pan Pacific hotel. Our luxury accommodation consisted of stylish, well-equipped suites and stunning views. After some refueling it was time to get our activity schedule one.
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First on the agenda, a teambuilding Amazing Chase courtesy of Canadian Outback Adventures. Staff were organised into teams and, following a series of clues, set out on a range of challenges throughout the Whistler village. Highlights of the day included teams creating a 30-second tai-chi video, beer tasting, sardine eating and resolutions to do more cardio before next year’s race.
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A celebratory dinner and hotel suite party afterwards rounded off day one. It was time for some much-needed rest and then onto day two.
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POFers started Saturday bright and early. After a great breakfast in our hotel, we set out for a day outdoors. Thanks to Canadian Wilderness Adventures we were lucky enough to partake in ATVing, archery and shooting. The majestic background, great company and fantastic weather made for a great afternoon. After some downtime, it was time to scrub up and put on our fancy pants.
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We celebrated our second night with a gourmet dinner at Il Caminetto di Umberto in the village. The rustic ambiance and great service was only surpassed by the delicious food. As the wine flowed, the laughter increased and the bonds strengthened, and it was time to leave for yet another hotel party. Not before some impromptu singing of course. What a better way to end a weekend then with music, drinks, dancing and the people that make coming into work exciting.
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Whistler 2014 was another great event for Plenty of Fish. We’re already looking forward to 2015!

Halloween at POF

When it comes to celebrating the holidays, there’s no better place than Plenty of Fish.  Halloween was another spooktacular event.

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A little added incentive meant that costumes this year were extra special. Staff went all out all to try and claim one of three awesome prizes. While there could be one or three winners, our POFers did not disappoint with their costumes.

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Best Overall Costume

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Most Culturally Relevant

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Funniest Costume

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