Yesterday I was in the role of the presenter. Today, I get to be a participant at the QPAT (Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers) conference. It's a chance for the English teachers of Quebec to learn about new ideas, projects and materials that are available. There is a variety of short workshops throughout the day as well as a showcase room full of teacher goodies. Companies carrying educational material come to the conference and display their material. Teachers can purchase items at the conference or pick up a catalogue.
It's a big event and the Palais des Congres in Montreal is set up to welcome thousands of teachers. To make sure that we don't get lost on our way to the conference there are greeters set up at different points. The gracious greeter above has been doing this job for quite a few years. We see him every year we go and each time we see him he's wearing a smile and guiding people with a cheerful voice. It's refreshing to see such enthusiasm in his greeting whether it's the first person of the day or the 500th. I just can't help but smile when I see him so I thought I'd share that smile with you.