Author: James Madell, Summer 2016 Intern Analyst
For a day in July, LEVEL5 shut down the office to volunteer at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (WNC). Serving a client base of 50 children between the ages of 6 to 12 (below our ‘typical’ client age range), we worked together to serve a BBQ lunch to fuel the kids for an afternoon filled with fun hands-on activities that we also participated in.
Following a successful partner led BBQ, we switched roles from consultants to activity and group leaders. As the afternoon progressed a courageous group of L5’ers helped take the reins of several groups of kids, of varying ages, and helped steer them through the activity stations that the rest of the firm had helped organize. Activity stations included, slip and slides, water balloon capture-the-flag, egg and spoon races, however the most popular stations definitely involved covering the WNC staff, and some unsuspecting L5 staff, in paint. To finish off the afternoon, the remainder of the five hundred water balloons that were purchased for the day were put to good use as the kids participated in a massive water fight. While the majority of the LEVEL5 staff refrained from taking part in the water fight, a few water balloons were reportedly thrown into the fight from the L5 sidelines. However, at this time all consultants and partners are refusing to confirm or deny this claim.
This day allowed us to give back to a community centre that is close to home and is helping make a difference in local resident’s lives in our neighbourhood. We had a great time working with the awesome team of WNC staff and we look forward to helping out more in the near future.
Thanks WNC for a fantastic day!