As many of you know, my last day of work at Radical was on Friday. What I didn’t write in my other posts was that Radical’s 20th anniversary party was on Friday night as well. It was a well-organized and impressive shindig at the Canvas Lounge. It wasn’t cheap to throw a party of that size but props to Radical spending the big bucks to celebrate an anniversary properly. I was most impressed with the hors d’oeuvres served at the party. The shrimp and scallops were my favourite.
The first part of the evening was devoted to current Radical employees only and I was lucky enough to be in that group. Someone said I was technically a Radical employee until midnight. Radical gave away a ton of door prizes, more than I expected them to. After 9pm rolled around, the party was then opened up to anyone who had previously worked at Radical. Lots of people showed up. Some I already knew from our interactions outside of Radical. There were plenty of people I didn’t know though. As you can imagine, when a company has been around for twenty years, there can be a quite a few former employees. The former employees seemed to really enjoy seeing their old co-workers again.
I left the party about an hour before closing time. I was really tired and had been standing on my feet for about four hours when I left. Classy right to the end, Radical gave everyone a taxi voucher so we could all get home safe and for free! I also took home a party favour. Throughout the lounge were sprinkled these glowing orbs with the Radical logo on it. They looked really cool and many people said there were gonna steal one before leaving. I was one of those people. You can see in the video above what they look like. I love brightly coloured things.