Explore Events

Recent Feedback

There are lessons I learned today that I can use not only at work but in life. Thank you!
Century Vallen

“I was really pleased with the way our facilitator assisted with our needs and our overall off site objective.

My group was very happy with the results and we will be implementing some of the lessons learned in our daily work.
Mount Sinai Hospital

The day really achieved all my expectations in terms of learning and having fun.

We learned valuable lessons we can apply at work. This was the best team building event yet!

The entire team really enjoyed the day. You guys were definitely the highlight of the offsite!
On Board Experiential Marketing

You made our Annual Staff Meeting a memorable day. It will be the one to beat for years to come.
Regional District of East Kootenay

See More Feedback

Spuds Of Thunder

This program is sizzling. Spuds Of Thunder is a radically different way to bring a team together. Strategy and negotiation can be taught in a fun and experimental team building experience.

  • Spuds of Thunder Corporate Training
  • Spuds of Thunder Corporate Training
  • Spuds of Thunder Corporate Training

With this program, you will gain

  • RFP simulation that translates to business
  • Branding lessons contained within the event
  • Valuable team building and improved relationships
  • Ability to effectively delegate crucial human capital
  • Negotiation skills - trading is a vital component
  • Rewards for all skill levels and abilities
  • Hands on FUN during the testing phase

This is an imaginative and creative program that features special 'guilds' from the Potato Kingdom building fortresses in order to protect the precious assets of the realm. A series of special tasks will enable people to acquire the necessary building materials to create castles that will be subjected to a potato bombardment.

Every person involved will have a chance to blast away at other team's fortresses with one of our extreme spud guns. Teams that have successfully formed alliances with other guilds may escape the heaviest assault, but they will still put their hand built citadel in harm's way.

Event Overview & Features

This radical program can delivered anywhere with nearby open space. While most of the activity is designed to take place in a simple conference room, open space or hotel ballroom, testing happens outdoors. Any nearby open space will work for the potato bombardment. Everyone in the group will have a chance to try the bazooka-like potato cannon as they attempt to inflict damage on their opponent's citadels. The actual testing is literally a BLAST for everyone- with plenty of surprises and entertainment.

Quick Facts to Know

  • Activity Level: Low

  • Event Duration: 3-4 Hours

  • Group Size: 25-2000+

  • Best Venue: Indoor Venue and open outdoor space required

  • Seasonal: Potatoes grow year round

  • Your Group

    Corporate training does not have to be clichéd, boring or touchy-feely. Our facilitators are renowned for keeping groups engaged with a dynamic presentation style and high energy approach. Your people will be constantly thinking, interacting and sharing as each unusual, useful activity and challenge is presented.

    Image Gallery and MultiMedia

    Visit our Flickr Photo Gallery

    Watch our Employee Training Intro Video

    Recent Feedback

    "I think the unique aspect of this event, and a huge plus for us, was that it allowed people of various abilities, athleticism, and energy levels to participate. I think with this particular event we struck a good balance in that the competition was there, the fun was there, but at any point an individual could pull themselves back a bit and not over-exert or exceed their comfort level."

    - Animation Mentor

    "The event was well organized particularly on the day of the event. The team was very knowledgeable and the facilitator prefaced the day's activities very well to capture the attention and lay out the expectations. It was a success with my team."

    - Schlumberger

    "The event was well organized, and presented in an engaging and entertaining way. The facilitators were friendly, enthusiastic and kept the activity flowing in a fun and purposeful way. Our team enjoyed every part of the event without exception.We are not all super creative but everyone jumped in and starting helping with some aspect of the creation of our forts. There really was something for everyone, promoting a sense of inclusion."

    - Canadian Society for Medical Lab Science

    "You can trust the Canadian Outback Adventures & Events team to take care of all the details end to end - no need to do anything on the day of the event other than show up and enjoy the fun. Event leaders are energetic, engaging, funny and adaptive to the crowd and culture. Excellent choice for an engineering crowd with a competitive but friendly spirit."

    - Qualcomm

    See More Feedback

    How the program works:

    Because the skills developed in this program apply to ANY field; this training can be given to an entire company and everyone will benefit. The fun will begin from the moment the Potato King describes the important business at hand. It is crucial that teams build stout defenses to preserve the Kingdom's assets. These defenses will be put to the test in dramatic fashion. During the testing phase, it will be important to keep your aim true and straight as the fortresses will form a little village and an errant spud may actually harm your own building.

    There will also be an awards presentation complete with certificates for the winning team members. Notable accomplishments will also be memorialized for teams that have less than stellar results with a selection of humorous awards presented to other teams. A good time will be had by all, just watch the video:

    Your Investment Includes

    • Full-service Spuds Of Thunder Event Package
    • Complete pre-event communication including liaising with venue
    • Event-day organization and coordination
    • On-site professional Facilitator and friendly Event Hosts
    • All materials, equipment and props for program activities
    • Post-event review and summary of lessons and concepts
    • Team recognition and awards presentation
    • Delivery, set up, management and break down of event

    Event investment levels

    Pricing for premium, full-service training programs like this one depends on factors such as your group size and preferred event location. For the majority of groups we work with, pricing ranges from $150 to $250 per person. For smaller groups we do have a minimum total investment level of $6,300+. For larger groups we’ll be as flexible as possible to work within your budget. Pricing does not include any venue or location rental fees.

    Contact us for a fast and personalized proposal that addresses your program specifics, group dynamics, objectives and budget.

    Alternatives at other investment levels

    If it turns out the solution you had in mind initially is not a good fit, we’ll explore together with you to find one that is. We have popular alternatives at other investment levels.

    What's next?

    Give us a call at 1-800-565-8735 or email one of our learning and development specialists at info@canadianoutback.com, who will work with you to find solutions based on your event specifics, group dynamics, objectives, and budget.

    Request for Proposal FAQs Contact Us

    Reap the benefits of Corporate Explorer Training. Find out how experiential learning can make your next corporate training session effective, memorable, and fun.

    Want to learn more?

    Request a Proposal

    Self Guided Training

    Self Guided Training

    View Now

    Free Group Activity Guide

    Group Activity Guide

    Download Now

    Why Customers Choose Us

    Why you should choose Canadian Outback Adventures and Events

    Find Out

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions about team building activities