Review: PuB NiGHT at TAPshack

Yesterdays PuB NiGHT was at TAPshack in Coal Harbour and we had a great night! Thank you all for coming!

TAPshack is part of Tap & Barrel and is just a little different. We were the only ones seated inside because the location is not that big, but they do have a big patio, unfortunately we didn’t fit out there.


Because this was our special Rockies PuB NiGHT we had Christian from West Trek there to tell us all about the trip and to answer all of our questions. It was great to see how excited everybody is for our trip and we are really looking forward to go with all of you! As promised we would give away a free optional activity, you can check out our Facebook page to see what you have to do to win here.

We also had a lot of new faces there and it was great getting to know some of you! I also got to catch up with others and we had to say goodbye to someone again, which is always a little sad.

I hope to see you Saturday on Jericho beach!

– Danielle

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Pub Night Review: BEER PONG at the Cambie

Every Tuesday West Trek organizes a BEER PONG night hosted at the Cambie and planned by Francesca.

That night was just incredible! There was a lot going IMG_2221on and there were a lot more teams that signed in for this event than usually what basically
meant more games had to be played and moreover it was a longer and tougher road to the final. We teamed up with half of the legendary team Italia and we hoped to win the tournament. Our team had 5 players but there were others with 5 team members as well. Usually you are supposed to have only 4 participants in one group but because there were already so many teams it was okay.

The first game was really easy and quick. We had to play against a team with people from Korea who probably never played beer pong before. At least that’s what it seemed like. But you have to start playing at some point, right?
In the next rouIMG_2222nd we played against a German/Switzerland team. It slowly started to become more intense. Obviously they also participated for the first time. You could quickly recognize that because they were not aware of all the rules and that caused some troubles. But in the end we won that game as well.
And that’s how we reached the Semi final! And it soon became the most intense game of the night. It took 40 minutes and then Francesca decided to end our game. But we made it because our opponents still had 3 cups left and our team only one.

That meant we were in the final and had to play against a team of mostly Germans. It was a super thrilling game. In the end it came down to 1 cup vs. 2 cups and one of our opponents probably made the throw of his life. Two throws, two hits! We were devastated… IMG_2223
Both teams were surprised in the same way that’s why there was silence for maybe a fraction of a second. But the silence was immediately filled with cheering and yelling when they started to celebrated their triumph. Certainly it was hard for us to watch but we had more than enough opportunities to win the games before.
We had a lot fun last night! And although we hoped to win we had an awesome Pub Night without the victory on our site.

And always remember: The game starts when the match has finished!

PuB NiGHT Review – Rockies Reunion

Awesome night, awesome people. Everything is awesome! This is a song that has been constantly sticking in my head for the entire week.

Last night we reunited with our wolf pack from the Rockies! AAWOOO!
We got together at Malone’s Bar&Grill where West Trek already had some seats reserved for us. After arriving, we immediately started talking about the trip and how much fun we had. We also spoke with people from the other tour bus and compared experiences.
However, just a short while after we were able to actually see everything we did. Remember Maddy always running around with a GoPro in hand? Well, West Trek put together a video of our whole Rocky Mountains trip in just a couple of days. And it was pretty cool to see all the fun things we did over the weekend.
Unfortunately, Maddy couldn’t join the reunion right away because of work but when she finally arrived everyone was super excited to see our pack leader again!
The night continued on and we even played something called Buffalo, a super fun drinking game!
Before we knew it, it was already last call and the crowd had thinned. We reluctantly called it a night as well parting from our fellow wolves.
It was really nice meeting everyone again!


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INTERNeX Goes Rockies Review – Part 2

Day 3
It’s getting more and more difficult to get up in the morning after partying so hard at night. But just as Japanese would say: “Gambate” which means something like “give it your all” we kept going and overcame our challenges. So, we forced ourselves out of bed to maybe catch a glimpse of some wildlife and check out yet another beautiful lake.

Shortly after, we returned to the hotel to pick up some of our sleepyheads and moved on to Bow Lake. This is my personal highlight of the trip because this is where we did a polar bear swim. What is that you may ask? Well, you put on some swimwear in not so warm weather and run into a freezing cold lake. And because that was not enough for us we repeated this process. It was super cold but also really refreshing. It immediately washed away everyone hangover.
Afterwards came Peyto Lake which has the form of a wolf when looked upon from above. It’s pretty amazing what strange things nature does sometimes.
Next stop? Athabasca Glacier where we took a snow coach. That’s a bus with some really huge tires which are needed to drive on the ice in order to get us to a prepared area to walk on the glacier.
Thinking back we saw quite a lot of interesting places on our way to the third day’s destination Valemount.
Before we arrived we visited the powerful waterfall at Athabasca Falls and then a park from where you had a great view on the Canadian Rockies’ highest mountain: Mount Robson.
In Valemount we checked in to a very North American looking motel, had dinner and then started playing some Street Hockey while other sat around a huge bonfire. As our final night of party and fun progressed the bonfire also grew bigger and bigger. Eventually we had to think of damage control and tried to put out some of it before turning in to bed.

Day 4
The day of return. But first we had to visit the enormous salmon spawning in the river close to the motel we were staying at.
After this we only had 2 more stops before our homecoming. One of them was at Spahats Creek Falls and the second at Kamloops. It was only a short stop though. We ate lunch at a shopping mall and got right back on the bus.
Everyone was very exhausted but didn’t really want the trip to end. Just like a real wolf pack we had become a family and didn’t want to part.
It was inevitable though. We ended the bus ride with a hilarious Lego animation movie. However, we will meet again!
Hopefully at tonight’s Rockies Reunion at Malone’s!

Cheers and remember: Everything Is Awesome!

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Natasja & Amiel

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INTERNeX Goes Rockies Review Part 1

AAAWOOOO! What an incredible trip we had with our amazing West Trek tour guide Maddy and the rest of the party-crazy wolf pack!
Where do I begin? We just did and experienced so much! I guess we should start by breaking it down into the different days.

Day 1
Friday morning. We got up pretty early so we could meet in front of the Waterfront Station at 7am. Everyone felt like a zombie but we were raring to go! The Rockies were waiting for us!
We boarded the bus which was going to be our home for the next several days and got to meet our tour guide Maddy. Some of us had already met her on our trip to Whistler a few weeks back. She’s always full of energy and got everyone super excited quickly.

We left rainy Vancouver behind us and after a couple of hours reached the first stop in Hope. Here we bought lunch and snacks for the remainder of the day’s bus ride. We had a few more stops where we also got our hands on some alcohol for the first party of our trip.
Finally we arrived at our first day’s destination, the West Trek cabins! Everyone was quickly shown their own cabins and we then it was time for the winetasting followed by a BBQ dinner. Naturally,
we had to play some games beforehand though in order to decide which table gets to eat first. Natasja was immediately up for the task and won a hula hoop duel against a Brazilian who looks strikingly similar to Khal Drogo.

As soon as everyone was sufficiently fed, the wolf pack hurried to retrieve their drinks and Maddy turned up the music. Let’s get this party started! There were drinking games being played in every corner of the room and people dancing in the middle. It was a legendary first night!

Day 2
Once again we had to get up quite early. Had lots to do and lots of ground to cover. We weren’t even in the Rocky Mountains yet. First stop of the day: Leo H. Downey’s buffalo ranch. Leo used to be a musical artist in Los Angeles but realized it wasn’t something he really wanted to do. So he just packed what he needed and took off into the wild where he spent a long time until he found his purpose in Canada. Truly inspiring!
Next, we checked out a wolf sanctuary. I mean it was a matter of course for us. We’re a wolf pack as well after all. And when we howled they howled with us!

Moving on we finally made it to our first Rocky Mountain stop at Emerald Lake which was mine and most of the rest’s favorite lake by the way. It was very cold when I dipped my hand into it but the color of it together with the mountains in the background…it was a breathtakingly beautiful sight to behold.

Afterwards we visited Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. They were quite enchanting as well.
The day was just beginning though. Following the lake visits we went up the Banff Gondola. However, there wasn’t all too much to see due to rain.
Shortly after, we arrived at our hotel and prepared for yet another epic night. It started at this pub called Devil’s Gap, continued at the Hoodoo Lounge and ended back at the Devil’s Gap. Lots of drinking and dancing again and most importantly fun!

And that’s half time! The rest of our trip will be in our next post.

See you then!

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