Thursday, December 31, 2009

'I Gotta Feeling' you're going to love this video...

Last September, Oprah Winfrey opened her 24th season on air with a special concert in downtown Chicago. The Black Eyed Peas performed their hit song "I Gotta Feeling' (if you're not sure what song it is, you will about 5 seconds into the videos below..). But as a special surprise to Oprah, they actually got thousands and thousands of people to participate in what is called a 'Flash Mob Dance'. What is a 'flash mob dance' you ask? Good question. Essentially, imagine a dance as a virus. One person starts it, and it slowly spreads to all surrounding people until everyone is involved in a highly choreographed dance, to the smiles and cheers of those around them. There are now tons of them on Youtube, but I've decided to post one AMAZING one that I recently saw.

Students in a school in Montreal, The Study, banded together to surprise their principal and teachers with their own version of the 'I Gotta Feeling' Flash Mob Dance. What amazed me is the incredible spirit every single student in the school shows in this video. We hear so much about issues in schools like bullying, schoolyard conflicts, misbehaving and disrespectful students and just about a generation that doesn't seem to 'get it'. Well watch this video and tell me if you think these kids 'get it'. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

As a teambuilder by profession, I was humbled to see how hundreds of students can come together as team, for the purpose of school spirit, united simply by a song and dance. The video really shows the amazing power of TEAM.

(by the way, the original Oprah video can be seen below)

(Turn your speakers on and enjoy!)


Original video from Oprah's Season 24 Premiere:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dynamix's Olympic Experience

As you may have already heard Dynamix has been given the privelege of bearing the olympic torch as it passes through Montreal. Coca Cola and RBC selected Dynamix for its positive impact on society and its youth. We then made the conscious decision to select a Dynamix rep we feel has had an enormous impact on the success of Dynamix. This person being Allison Boothroyd.

Allison over the past several years has been a major contributor to the growth of a social organization that thrives on educating young people how to better co-exist in a fast paced and challenging society.

If you are in the Montreal area, come out and support Allison as she so proudly carrries the torch on behalf of Dynamix for the 2010 Olympic games.

The run will take place on December 10th at 5:30pm near the Mont-Royale lookout.
Let the games begin!