The resident retreat day was instituted years ago to provide the residents with a day fully dedicated to their wellbeing and team building. The activities are organized by the chief residents.
In this year’s event, the residents had breakfast at the Saint Eloi Cafe Bistro. The restaurant featured a delicious breakfast menu and a scenic view overlooking Lac Leamy. The residents then enjoyed a lovely long hike in Gatineau park. This was followed by a friendly and competitive game of mini-golf with teams divided based on year of training. Thanks to beginner’s luck, the PGY-1s won this year’s mini-golf competition. The day concluded with the residents getting tasty ice creams from La Cigale. And the best part? All the expenses were paid for by the department, and residents were relieved from call duty for the day.