[RECAP] Seawall Bike Ride Social

By Brian Asin

Socializing builds the bonds of compassion necessary for any strong team.

Earlier this month, we enjoyed the warm weather by going on a scenic bike ride around the Stanley Park seawall. The ride is a Vancouver summertime classic, and a sure way to spend quality time with others. The lucky bunch that were able to attend had a blast getting active and taking in the magnificent view. I believe social outings like these are a great way for rovers to connect with one another outside our regular crew activities. Looking for some perspective, I asked James Ng, a senior rover, and Carlos Chan, who recently joined the crew, to share their biking experience, hoping to get a sense of how different crew members might benefit from the social outings we put on:

James Ng:

28681229470_da6583951f_o“I think overall it’s important for any of our members to come out and meet with one another. Socials are a great opportunity to catch up outside of our busy life, in and outside the crew. A variety of different socials would allow for more people to come out, however it should really be more a relaxing event with no time constraint. To be honest the type of event doesn’t matter, we just need to let people have time to talk and socialize.”

Carlos Chan:
I enjoyed myself while biking out with the group. We made sure everyone was caught up before proceeding, and we went at a very leisurely pace so that no one was left out. The seawall biking did indeed help me out with getting to meet other members. I was able to talk to rover members, who are in different departments, whom I wouldn’t have the time to talk to during monthly conferences.”

I think we can all agree that when it comes down to it, we all just want to make friends. In a world, where we are constantly joining new groups, it’s important that we make the effort to get to know the people that we work with. Socials seem to provide the perfect opportunity to do so. After all, who doesn’t want to spend a hot summer’s day biking along the ocean.


We often hear that being in a crew is more fun the more friends you have. I encourage all of you to attend the next social, and to connect with one new person in the crew. You definitely won’t regret it.

Be sure to check out our Upcoming Events page out to get info on our future socials and other fun projects we have coming up!

Brian Asin

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