Mowi Canada West Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day - Mowi - Canada West

Mowi Canada West Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day

How do you recognize the passion and commitment of almost 600 employees? It is impossible to get all of them in one place at one time but Mowi Canada West did the best they could for the annual Employee Appreciation Day.  Over 100 employees from all parts of the company gathered in Campbell River on 25th October for a day of games, prizes, recognition and some team building.  

Employee Appreciation group

Attendees arrived to trays of appetizers served by senior management, there were a range of games available, as well as a chance to vote on a photo competition and to catch up with friends old and new.   

Tkick things off a team building exercise required groups to work together to build a tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows The tallest tower was first in line at the buffet.   

After a delicious lunch, Mowi Canada West MD, Dr Diane Morrison recognised those employees who had achieved long service awards in 2018.  All who had worked for Mowi for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years were recognized. The applause was long and loud for all, with special recognition for Darryl Misky and Dale Gowan who both achieved an amazing 30 years service. Unfortunately Dale was unable to attend due to work commitments.   The pride shown by all Mowi employees who had reached these milestones was great to see.  

This was followed by an excellent speaker, Gord Quaiatini, who shared information to the group on the recent Federal election and the Liberal Government platform to move salmon farming in BC into closed containment by 2025.  He discussed how government policies came to be formed, how they have been changed in the past and what has happened to cause those changes.  A key message was that our Company and in particular our employees have the ability to influence the government in keeping the election promise on salmon farming from becoming a reality. The presentation was quite thought provoking, prompted many questions and led to some great discussion.   

Diane Morrison our MD then led the group through some table top exercises where employees were asked to share what salmon farming and working for Mowi meant for them and what impact the proposed changes would have on their families and their communities.  The responses to these questions were quite powerful. It was empowering to hear the passion being shared, what it meant to people to be able to do a job they loved and live in a community that meant so much to them. 

Commenting on the day, Dr Morrison, said: “What a fantastic dayI’m really proud of the hard work and dedication that our employees show everyday.  I love the chance to let them how much that they are appreciated.” 

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