Over 10 years later the tradition continues
September 10, 2017
What started out as a small pool party for our staff and their families has become an annual tradition for the Crozier family.
This year around 150 Crozier employees, their spouses and children saddled up at the Crozier farm. Between matches of corn hole, a friendly baseball game, and going on hay rides, we took time to celebrate our successes, enjoyed some good old fashioned BBQ and beverages, and bonded with the coworkers we’ve come to appreciate as family.
Thanks to everyone who came out, and special thanks to Lisa and Chris, who spend countless hours organizing the event for our team.
Crozier Collingwood’s Lawn Games Night
July 21, 2017
What does the Crozier Collingwood team do when it’s summertime and the weather’s beautiful? We gather our friends and family and make the most of it!
The Crozier Collingwood office social committee organized a lawn games night… Bring your Own Flamingo Style! Employees, spouses, and children enjoyed some fun but competitive croquet, bocce ball, washer toss, and frisbee last Friday night at the Collingwood Harbourview fields.
The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, and the activities continued until the sun went down. We hope to make this event a Crozier Summer Tradition. See you next year!
7th Annual Crozier Golf Tournament
June 17th, 2017 – Batteaux Creek Golf Club
We hoped, we kept our fingers crossed, and we did a no-rain dance…but unfortunately the rain came back again! But it didn’t stop our crew of determined golfers from attending the 7th Annual Crozier Golf Tournament.
This year’s most notable player, Elaine Plewes proved she is a force to be reckoned with – not only in our finance department, but also on the greens, winning both the ladies longest drive and closest to the pin. Darrell Fuller and David Crozier landed the men’s longest drive and closest to the pin, respectively.
Some old-fashioned friendly competition was in full swing with the “Collingwood Mullets” tightly clinging on to their coveted cup.
The Collingwood Mullets team of golfers defended the Crozier Cup at the 7th Annual Crozier Golf Tournament
Maybe next year we’ll give the weather man a heads-up on the date…
Collingwood Pick-up Hockey
April 15, 2017 – The Crozier hockey tradition continued in Winter 2017, with 7AM pick-up games every Monday right through to April at Collingwood’s Central Park Arena. Joined by Ainley & Associates staffers including Dylan “Try Hard” Emery, Crozier regulars included goalie Stu “Swiss Cheese” West, Kaile “Miss the Net” Laughton and Stephen “Snowflake” Hamelin. All players admit a bunch of effort each game was devoted to staying clear of Chris “Can’t Stop” Boyce. Ariane Stewart rounded out the Crozier flight, and kept the boys in line. It was true shinny … the green shirts against all takers, a few slap shots, some saucers, lots of chippy five-on-five … all in good fun, and a great start to each week!
Milton Staff Explore Their “Inner Artist”
December 8, 2016 – Our Milton staff recently had the opportunity to wind down, and unleash their creativity, when Susan from Paint & Cocktails, a local business offering a step-by-step lessons for crafting a unique canvas painting, guided participants toward the creation of their own masterpieces. It was an evening of fun, laughter, and conversation with co-workers in the comfort of our office. These one-of-a-kind paintings sure will make great gifts for loved ones.
2016 Curling “Kick-off”
October 19, 2016 – A mix of seasoned and novice curling enthusiasts came out in mid-October to kick off the 2016-2017 curling season, with a little pre-season practice and instruction time.
Despite their shaky start on the ice, the new curlers were soon throwing rocks and sweeping like experts, peppering their dialogue with terms such as “slipper”, “gripper”, “turn” and “skip”. Experienced curlers got a chance both to hone their skills and give the beginners some valuable pointers.
After some practice and team-building, corporate curling league games at the Collingwood Curling Club started on October 26th. Good luck and have fun Team Crozier!
Collingwood Mullets take back the Cup!
From left: Natasha McDonald, Madeleine Ferguson, Rebecca Alexander, Chris Boyce, Chris Crozier, Brendan Hummelen, Darrell Fuller, Ty Sawyers, Jim Koutroubis, Kevin Morris.
September 30, 2016 – What do you do when the forecast calls for torrential downpours and thunder storms? Some brave golfers from Crozier Collingwood and Crozier Milton attend the 6th Annual Crozier Golf Tournament, that’s what!
In spite of despicable weather conditions at the Shelburne Golf & Country Club, golfers from both Crozier offices were determined to stay the course. The “Collingwood Mullets” toughed it out over the “Milton Metros” to take back the coveted cup (thanks to Jim Koutroubis sinking an amazing 20 foot put on the eighteenth!)
Golfers on both sides had some other award-winning moments:
- Longest drive prize went to Natasha McDonald (Mullets) and Andrew Charles (Metros)
- Closest to the pin prize went to Gabriela Skibinski (Metros) and Chris Crozier (Mullets)
After two rain-soaked tournaments, let’s cross our fingers that the sun shines bright for the 7th Annual tournament in 2017. And until then … Keep Calm & Drive On.
Crozier BBQ / Hoe-down!
September 18, 2016 – It was all plaid shirts, bandanas and cowboy boots, at the 2016 Crozier “Hoe-down style” Staff BBQ!
Hosted at the Crozier Family’s home outside Collingwood, guests were encouraged to embrace “the cowboy or cowgirl way”. It was a family affair complete with tractor rides, making friends with Rosie and Domino (the Crozier family horses), along with a friendly Milton against Collingwood baseball game (which resulted in a tied game of 16 – 16).
Guests enjoyed a country-style BBQ, complete with spit-roasted pig, grilled fish and corn on the cob. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious … and the party continued until well after sundown. Of course, the best part was just mingling with co-workers and their families … from all three offices.
It’s an event that capped off the summer, and we’re already looking forward to next summer’s BBQ! Happy trails … until 2017!
Collingwood Canoe Trip
September 8, 2016 – Steady the canoe, pack up the rod and lures, and slap on some natural bug repellent, because it’s time to go camping! This summer marked Crozier’s first ever week-end canoe trip (complete with portages) to Algonquin Provincial Park. Ten brave lads and lasses took on the wilderness in 5 canoes, with a common goal: to live in the moment…and survive the mosquitoes! The weekend was filled with gourmet camp meals, including two beautiful lake trout caught by fearless anglers, Olivia and Jon. This inaugural outdoor trip is sure to become an annual event for Crozier staff.
Just Hangin’ Out
August 16, 2016 – Tuesday night may seem a bit mundane, but when it’s cheap night at the Climbers Corner, Collingwood’s indoor climbing gym, the sky’s the limit…or the rafters anyways. Our talented intern, Brad, definitely took the leader’s role, but the rest of our Crozier Climbers had a blast! Why let a little tumble ruin your night? Next week they’ll all be seasoned climbers!
Crack the Code
June 2, 2016 – The door locks. The clock starts ticking. You’ve got just 60 minutes to escape.
No easy task, but an absolute blast for all Crozier staff who took part in this physical escape room adventure. The concept was simple: confined to one of six unique rooms, each team had one hour to gather clues, solve riddles, find hidden tools and most importantly, escape ahead of other groups!
Congratulations to “The Mobsters” who were first to crack the code. And, hats off to all for making it a fun afternoon of teamwork, communication and problem solving…with a side of adrenaline.
Think you could crack the code?
They Trumped It!
March 24, 2016 – Whether it was the luck of the Irish, the luck of the deal or straight-up skill, the “Trash Talkers” split the purse in our St. Paddie’s Day Euchre Tournament last Thursday evening.
Congrats to Natasha and Stephen who also get bragging rights at the lunch hour games.
For the rest of us? An Irish toast for next time….
”May the most you wish for, be the least you get!”