A word from the captain – Nov 2014
I am excited to introduce this latest issue of The Porthole. It’s probably my favourite of the year, because its aim is to get you nice and warm as we await your next visit to the spa!
‘Tis the season of bulky woollen sweaters and hot, comforting beverages, but also of time spent with family. A time for catching up, of copious meals, and gifts for children and grown-ups alike—gifts chosen with care, handmade gifts, or last-minute grabs. It’s the thought that counts, and above all, the time we spend with one another.
The year is winding down. An apt time to pause and reflect on what we have accomplished in the past 12 months. Those who attended Om Day on January 1, 2014 will recall our resolution workshops. This would be a good moment to open your sealed envelope. Use this final month of the year to accomplish what you still can. For those who did not attend, no need to worry: the workshop returns in the new year.
Allow me to also take this opportunity to mention the return to Montreal of one of my favourite sports: ice canoeing. This sport exemplifies the essence of Bota Bota perfectly: a boat, and a tight, united crew who are unafraid of icy waters… The season is slowly kicking off and our team, Bota Bota: La Relève, has begun training. Follow these brave, determined young women throughout all seven races of the season. We are also proud to support, for a second consecutive year, the Montréal Ice Canoe Challenge. The race will be held next February 21 in Montreal’s Old Port. Stay up to date and follow all the preparations leading up to race day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In this issue, you will discover our current promotion, be inspired by recipes for hot homemade beverages, travel back in time with our article on the origin of spas, and find out about the health benefits of vitamin E.
Planning to visit us over the Holidays? Take a look at our Holiday schedule. Note that Bota Bota will be closed on Christmas and open on New Year’s Day.
Wishing you a pleasant read,