One Team, One Goal – One Ton of Food
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko donated one ton of food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa
Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko’s leadership team undertook the challenge of conducting the third part of its team-building programme by visiting the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa. The first part of the programme was successfully completed in June, during which the team went to the second largest ski resort in Borovec, Bulgaria. In July, the management team of the hotel and some volunteers from the staff climbed the Vihren Peak, which is the second highest peak in Bulgaria and the third highest in the Balkans.
As a part of the hotel’s green initiative, on 29 August Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s management team visited the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa, and donated one ton of fresh fruits and vegetables. The donated food will feed the park’s 23 bears for one full week. The food is purposely hidden at different places in the park, so that the bears find it themselves, just as if they are in a natural wild environment. Every single bear has its own territory with access to water and plenty of space for climbing.
The Dancing Bears Park is situated in a forested area with natural water sources in the Rila Mountains. It was officially opened on 17 November 2000 with the help of “Four Paws”, the foundation established by actress Brigitte Bardot and the municipality of Belitsa. The park is 120 000 square metres, and it lies at an altitude of 1200-1345 metres. The Dancing Bears Park is basically a rehabilitation centre for the bears that have been rescued from cruel animal owners who used them to entertain tourists in cities and resorts. Now, all of these animals are back among in their natural habitat practicing normal bear behaviours within the park.
General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, Mr Athanassios Manos, commented, “This team-building exercise was really very exciting and useful for all of us. We had the chance as a team together to support a noble initiative to care for the animals in the park. I was very happy to see the team so enthusiastic and dedicated, and I am really proud that in line with our hotel’s green initiative we all worked together to do a good deed. I hope that we will have more followers in the future.”
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