The corporate event of your company is around the corner, but you have run out of unique and invigorating ideas for recharging the drooping spirits of your team. Well, your worries stand to get resolved with a corporate bowling event. Bowling parties are fun, promote camaraderie among colleagues, and allow better assimilation of organization’s vision and mission among employees. Unbridled joy awaits employees of all age groups.
Organizing a corporate bowling event can be challenging, not because you need to slave away on finer details but owing to the fact that the prestige of your company is at stake. It is a team building event which serves the purposes of fostering unity, strengthening interpersonal relationship, and brings about an air of trust within the organization.
A bowling event informally conduces to team building and rehashing corporate values through interactive bowling event accompanied with serving of foods and beverages.
Corporate Bowling Parties
Plan for the budget
You embark on the job by assessing the corporate budget allocated for the purpose. Get in touch with the local bowling centre (Planet Bowl if you are in Toronto or Mississauga area) for reservation of bowling alleys well in advance. Do not dilly-dally, else you may run out of alleys on the designated day. This happens if the chosen day coincides with a public holiday or some other parties have already booked the alleys for their events. Do not meekly accept all the terms and conditions of the centre. Snag a bargain by convincing the managers to provide for free beverages or bowling shoes. The center also stands to get widespread publicity among your employees. Alongside, order fresh pizzas, burgers, hot dogs for feeding the staff. Try to get a package deal for the food. Remember hungry bowlers are unhappy bowlers. (FYI we here at Planet Bowl have a full size kitchen, that means fresh delicious yummy goodies)
Team Building is the goal
Now, get down to team building. Randomly assign people from different strata of the organization to each team to allow familiarity and forge new strong professional relationship. The competitive spirit of the staff will move to the next level with this initiative. The learning curve in bowling is not very steep making the game highly entertaining. Staff suffering from physical disabilities can also bowl.
Corporate Packages are usually the best deal
Most bowling centres in Toronto have tailored corporate packages which cater to your company’s requirements at reasonable rates. Sit with the managers and negotiate intensively to grab the best deal. The alleys have attached private party rooms and modern kitchen facilities too. Some centres offer money saving hourly discounts for corporate bowling parties exceeding a set number of participants.
The bowling rates in Toronto can vary. Daytime rates are applicable till 6PM and on weekends the rates may go up slightly. Beyond 6PM, the rates see a slight rise as more enthusiastic players pour in. The shoe rental rate is not included and will be charged additionally per head. Most alleys deny holding of corporate events on weekend nights. All reservations are allowed till three days in advance in most cases. Taxes will be applied over and above the decided rates. Be mindful of these while striking the deal.
Corporate bowling party offers an exciting platform for socializing, thus encouraging group interaction and better bonding among employees of different levels and departments. To get started call us at 416-695-2695 or book instantly online here.