Usually around this week many of our industry associations would be holding their holiday seasonal lunches. So I don’t have the year on this photo – it was a picture of a picture that I took quite a while ago but from the look of Carmen, Kara and Traci they look about 16 so it was likely 10 years ago. Some of the faces I recognize others not so much. This is a Tourism Vancouver lunch that has been an annual event forever. Each table would get their own turkey and family style served fixings and one unlucky person at the table would have to carve and serve up. Then there would be silly activities like make a tacky Christmas hat or the ugly Christmas sweater contest and people would line up to get yes – the coveted photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
So while the cruise gang will not be at the Tourism Vancouver lunch this year – I challenge you all to put on that tacky Christmas sweater on your next zoom call and do a virtual ugly Christmas sweater contest. Heck – its 2020 - right anything goes. Better yet – share those photos so we can have our own virtual festive memories. Oh and the best thing about not having these lunches – we’re not adding to the COVID 20 – pounds that is…and if your colleagues sweater is really that bad – well turn off your camera and they won’t have to see you laughing.
To our American friends – we hope you had a very small and safe Thanksgiving and well –enjoy some Black Friday holiday shopping.
Just think – 35 days left in 2020. Whew Happy Friday!!