This September Highstreet hosted two virtual events—Bingo Night and a Magic Show– to allow for team members to relax and enjoy an evening. With $20 in food and beverage credit, these two evenings were a great way to unwind after work.
Team members played a competitive and fun virtual spin off of the classic. Instead of hearing numbers being randomly called “A -2”, “B-20”, etc. employees participated with a digital Bingo card which were filled, not with letters and numbers, but with prompts. Each player would watch, and listen, carefully for songs, movie clips, or commercials which would fill the requirement of each prompt. As the host revealed different clips and prompts, participants crossed out their virtual bingo cards until winners were decided.
Prompts included things like:
- “Hear a song where there is an animal in the title” (e.g., “Eye of the Tiger”)
- “See someone running in a full suit” (e.g., a clip from Forrest Gump)
- “Hear a commercial for pet food” (e.g., a “Meow-Mix” commercial)
Not only was it a virtual scavenger hunt, but some prompts required participants to run around their house and find a specific thing.
- “You have 15 seconds to bring back something that has the company’s logo on it,”
- “You have 25 seconds to bring back a book that had a movie made on it.”
- “Find something that you can no longer buy in a store back and show it on the camera.”
This last prompt produced an amazing number of technologically irrelevant things like VHS tapes, first generation iPods, etc.
Hosted by Jamie through CourseHorse, Bingo night was a great hit and celebrated two winners—Natalie Zeltman won the first round of bingo despite some contesting around what qualifies as a “non-English titled song” and Henry Tran won the second round of Bingo.
Highstreet was definitely “mystified by The Magic of Coby: a celebrity magician, illusionist & mentalist!” when he hosted a virtual magic show. Called the “James Bond” of mind reading and winner of the Canadian Magician of the Year award, Coby performs over 500 magic shows per year and always amazes his guests. He has been featured on TV shows such as America’s Got Talent and has performed for Canadian Prime Minster Harper and many celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, David Copperfield.
Cody dazzled the Highstreet team as he seamlessly worked through his magic show, calling up virtually many different team members to assist with his tricks. From mysteriously predicting what kind of vacation and cards Ally would pick for herself, to producing a cut out art piece of Michael Jackson, who Sangeetha chose at random from an extensive list, Cody passed all expectations for a virtual magic show. We would tell you more about the magic tricks he performed but wouldn’t want to spoil the experience.
Team members are given a food and beverage credit to complete their night of fun and games.
Great Time Spent as a Team
The culture at Highstreet is important and is something that is a high priority and core focus. These quarterly activities are just one of the ways Highstreet shows its appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our team members. Their diligence is critical to the success of our clients, and their good nature is irreplaceable when it comes to creating a culture where employees are valued, respected, and engaged.
Check out our last quarter’s employee engagement activity—a hosted pretzel making class and a murder mystery evening.
Special thanks to Jamie with CourseHorse for a wonderful Bingo night, and to Cody for keeping us on our toes and dazzling whole families.