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The Apprentice Build A Bike Event

Creativity and collaboration are the foundations of teamwork in this interactive community or charity focused event. Teams work together to complete the special task of constructing a quality build item for a deserving boy or girl.


  • An Apprentice team assembling a childrens bicycle
  • A team strategizing on how to build their bicycle during an Apprentice event
  • A team working together during an Apprentice activity

Everyone wins in this team building event for charity!

It takes a special kind of team to work effectively with each other and discover the best way to get strong, winning performances out of everyone. Today, that strong, winning performance will lead one group to victory and earn one deserving team the coveted role of ‘The Apprentice’. Your task today is one that has special meaning. You will work with your team to build, customize, and create an ad campaign for a line of children’s bicycles or other quality build items. Today, you can make a child smile. Work hard to accomplish this task, otherwise your team might hear the dreaded words… 'You’re FIRED!’”

Working in teams, groups will actually build, custom outfit, and design an ad campaign for high quality children’s bikes. Once the bikes are complete, teams will present their original, innovative and often humorous ad campaigns. The team with the most creative bike and best presentation will be crowned ’The Apprentice’. A local charity may be available to receive the bikes at the end of the event, or in the following days the bikes will be donated to a local charitable organization.




Event Overview & Features

Modeled after the popular television reality series, "The Apprentice" is a team building event everyone will enjoy, with the benefit going to your team and to a local charitable organization! The Apprentice is suited for any group size and spacious indoor venue. Teams must assemble their bikes with care and bikes will be checked thoroughly by a staff member before this portion of the task is complete. Next, teams will use the decorative materials provided to enhance and customize the build item. This is the perfect chance to be creative, have fun and let your originality shine through. Finally each team will create an original and innovative advertising campaign to sell their custom creation to the judges and their colleagues. This event is designed to build camaraderie in a friendly yet competitive environment. This is a low impact event with little physical activity required.

Quick Facts to Know

  • Activity Level: Low

  • Event Duration: Two to three hours

  • Group Size: 25-2,000+

  • Best Venue: Hotel ballroom or large indoor space

  • Seasonal: Year round

  • About Your Group

    Your team is looking for a team building event with a little something extra. You want to make a difference in your community and share the experience with your colleagues. You need an event that can happen indoors and with minimal activity. You enjoy a little competition but want to keep the overall atmosphere friendly, inclusive and supportive. Ideally you can mix different people and departments to help spark creative thinking, break down communication barriers and really help your group come together as a cohesive unit.

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    Listen to our event update by Dolena who ran an Apprentice event in Toronto for a group of employees from a bank.

    Listen to our event update by Dolena who ran an Apprentice event in Mississauga for a group of employees from a manufacturer of household products.

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    Listen to our event update by Dolena who ran an Apprentice event in Toronto for a group of employees from an insurance company.

    Recent Feedback

    “I really want to thank you for the great job you all did with our 350-person Apprentice event. WOW!!! I had a debrief meeting today and the entire team thought that the event was a huge success. We're really going to have a lot to live up to the next time around."

    - Deloitte Management Services LP


    “Every aspect of this event was very well organized, even to the point of bringing extra supplies as we did not have an accurate grasp of the actual number of guests attending. This event was part of a 2-1/2 day conference with many moving pieces and this was one part that I didn't have to worry about as your team took care of everything.”

    - Royal Bank of Canada


    "We know it was not an easy task to accommodate all of our specific program requirements, but your team was completely open, you listened, and delivered on a truly successful custom event. Your group was so professional down to every detail. We have received very positive feedback from our employees and it exceeded our expectations. Hope to work with you in the future!"

    - Krista Stewart Infrastructure


    “We all enjoyed the experience and felt pride in being able to give the bikes to a worthy organization. The event coordinator was organized and knew how to run the program successfully. Not everyone can keep everyone on track while making it fun, she was a huge part of the success of the event.”

    - Belron Canada.


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    Listen to an employee from a food product distribution company describe their experience with The Apprentice team building activity.

    Listen to an employee from an oil pipeline company describe their experience with The Apprentice team building activity.

    Listen to an employee from an insurance company describe their experience with The Apprentice team building activity.


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    Your Investment Includes

    • Full-service Apprentice Event Package
    • Complete pre-event communication for operations and logistics
    • Event day coordination including liaising with venue and charity
    • On-site professional Event Leader and friendly Event Hosts
    • All materials, tools and accessories needed for build item
    • Post-event re-cap and team achievement and award recognition
    • Delivery, set up, management and break down of event
    • Create a customized event to meet your needs. Contact us for details.


    Event investment levels

    Pricing for our premium, full service team building events 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 $100 to $200 per person. For smaller groups we do have a minimum total investment level of $4,750+. 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. 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 event solutions experts at info@canadianoutback.com, who will work with you to find solutions based on your event specifics, group dynamics, objectives, and budget.

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