Showing the Canadian Style of Living during the Seneca FAM Trip 2018

On Monday April 23rd and Tuesday April 24th, the International Department of Seneca College organized their 2018 FAM Trip for more than 250 international agents. At CityEvents we were thrilled to be hired to assist with the special events and planning.

During this two-day event, Seneca showed the different campuses and the diversity of Canada.
The first day, the agents were guided through the Seneca Newnham Campus and enjoyed a copious breakfast with the President of Seneca, David Agnew. Afterwards, they were split up in different groups and participated in different workshops and activities, such as ice skating classes and tours of the residences.

In the evening, the agents were brought to the Kortright Centre for Conservation, located a few miles away from the city. Here, they followed a maple syrup tour through the impressive woods of Kortright. After the tour, an indigenous ceremony was held inside the centre. The holy rituals of the First Nations were shown and two dancers performed their traditional dances.

At the Canadian-themed photobooth, the agent could take funny group pictures as the décor was all Canadiana styled, Muskoka chairs and the red and white colours of the flag couldn’t be left out.

The dinner consisted of a large buffet with delicious Canadian dishes and the evening was closed by a cosy gathering around a campfire with s’mores while a guitar player and singer were playing songs.

The next day, breakfast was served at the Westin Hotel in Don Mills where the agents also attended an interesting Social Media Class. Afterwards, the activities were resumed at the Jane Campus. During the day, the agents participated in different workshops, activities, classes and information sessions.

The FAM Trip wasn’t all work and no play. The last evening of the event was a bang with no lack of entertainment and food! At the newly renovated Brickworks, different food trucks and food stands served all kind of dishes from all over the world, such as Sushi, Pizza, Tacos, BBQ etc.

By serving such a versatile kitchen, Seneca wanted to show the diversity of Toronto and Canada in general. All the different nationalities make Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world and therefore Seneca finds it important to give as many international students as possible the opportunity to experience this diversity.

This was a large event for CityEvents in 2018 and look forward to assisting other clients on their next event.

After the food truck festival, the video of the FAM Trip was shown and final speeches were given. Seeing that the agents and Seneca Staff were together all the time during these two days, the showing video was an emotional and touching moment.

This moment didn’t last long, as suddenly colourful Lion Dancers appeared and played a powerful performance. These dancers were followed by Russian dancers, Bollywood dancers and Brazilian dancers.

After the amazing performances, the crowd was in the mood to end the night with an awesome dance party.

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