Last Saturday just when the fog cleared and before the rains hit, the unpredictable Vancouver weather decided to be on the Pre-Law team and bless us with sunshine for the entire weekend. Some of the executives from Pre-Law and myself set out on a mini-road trip to Whistler for the yearly Pre-Law Executive Retreat. The autumn leaves were just the perfect golden colour and spirits were high as we met up on campus, ready to escape midterms and papers for some open mountain air. Eleven of us in total in three cars, the drive to the mountains was filled with Lion King music in one car; in another of typical Pre-Law fashion, LSAT arguments! While it is impossible to sum up everything that transpired that weekend, the executive team definitely bonded better than ever and shared countless laughs.
We were lucky enough to stay at the very comfortable Pinnacle Hotel Whistler right in the centre of the village. The team successfully managed to balance work with fun and get through a meeting and the first reading of the Pre-Law Constitution that Saturday afternoon. After some down time, we hit the town to have dinner and explore. Especially special was the fact that Geena, one of our Executive Assistants had her birthday that day which had her squished in a giant group hug resonating “happy birthday” at midnight. After dinner, we trekked to the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler to cuddle next to a fire pit with hot chocolate while the wind rustled the leaves around us. Overall, the retreat was just like our Co-president implicitly implied, a huge success and a lot of memories were made last weekend.