Almost time to go to Kelowna!

We hope you are excited to go to Kelowna, because we are! Here is a small update on the Kelowna trip for you about some practical things.

In a bit more than a week we are starting our adventure to Kelowna! We booked rooms with 2 queen size beds in a beautiful motel. This means you are going to share your room with 3 other people. We even arranged a kitchen in one of the rooms, so we can cook as well. In this way, you can save some money, which you can use for all the activities in Kelowna! Do not forget to take your swimsuit with you, if you would like to take a swim in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool. This is a great way to relax after an exhausting and fun day at the Big White or any other activity that you did on Saturday. For the ones who do not have any internet subscription, the hotel has free Wi-Fi available for all guests.

There are shuttle busses going from the city of Kelowna to the Big White, so that is at least one worry less. A round trip on this shuttle bus only costs $25. There are also other attractions near by the hotel. If you really want to go shopping, you can go to Willow park shopping centre, which is only a 13 minute walk from the hotel. A bit further, you can also find the Orchard Park Shopping Centre. Next to this shopping centre is Mission Creek Regional Park, which is a nice park close to the hotel. However, you can also take one of the beautiful hiking trails a bit further away from the hotel, such as Mill Creek Regional Park, Crawford Falls or Knox Mountain Park. They are all easy to reach. However, it takes a bit longer to get there by bus. All of them are great hiking trails and really worth your time. Of course, you can also take the bus to go to Lake Okanagan or to go to one of the wineries in the city centre.

Still interested, but have not signed up yet? No worries! There are still a few spots left, so sign up as soon as possible!


INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-


EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival – May 28 to 30

Tomorrow is EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival – the ultimate food expo! If you love cooking and food in general, come and see an assortment of international cuisine!

Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at the new Vancouver Convention Centre. EAT Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.

Come for lunch and stay for dinner at EAT! Vancouver’s Bite of Vancouver restaurant pavilion. The chefs of favourite Lower Mainland restaurants will serve up appetizer portions of their signature recipes. For a nominal charge ($1.00 – $2.50) per item you will be able to savour the flavours of numerous eateries.

Beer, wine and spirits will be well represented in the Tasting Pavilion where you can sip and taste hundreds of different beverages. Hosted by Daenna Van Mulligen, Vancouver’s Wine Diva, the Grapes and Hops Stage will feature presentations and tastings of numerous local and regional beers and wines conducted by a variety of industry experts. In addition, Mott’s Clamato Juice will be conducting their Mott’s Caesar School where you can participate in learning h9w to make the perfect caesar.

While at EAT! Vancouver, you will also enjoy shopping in the marketplace of over 250 exhibit booths. Producers, manufacturers, retailers and food artisans will showcase a wide assortment of unique products for eating, drinking, cooking, entertaining, and outfitting a kitchen. Exhibits will include everything from gourmet foods to kitchen accessories.

While visiting EAT! Vancouver, you will…

Discover new food + beverage products +cooking ingredients
Taste hundreds of  food and beverage from hundreds of exhibitors
Shop & buy hard to find food +cooking related products.
Learn new methods of cooking from the experts
Watch Food Network celebrity chefs showcase their talents on stage
Learn cuisines of foreign lands in the World Culinary Tourism Expo
Enjoy tasting the offerings of restaurants and wineries +breweries
Find new foods + treats for your pets in the Pets EAT! Too Pavilion
Make your own healthy choices in the Wellness Pavilion
Discover appreciation for cheese at Dairy Farmer’s Cheese Seminars
Talk with food producers, growers, vintners and brewers
Improve wine + beer appreciation in Grapes & Hops Seminar area.

EAT! Vancouver is Canada’s largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival taking place at the new Vancouver convention Centre, West Wing, Vancouver, BC on May 28, 29 & 30, 2010. The food show features hundreds of food, beverage and kitchen goods exhibitors along with wineries, breweries, restaurants, cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese seminars, cookbook authors, and chef competitions.

To see their Festival Guide, click here.

Friday, May 28th, 2010 – 2 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, May 29th, 2010 – 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, May 30th, 2010 – 11 AM – 5 PM

Admission Prices:

Adults – $15.00
Children (7 – 14) – $6

I can’t wait for this event and will most likely be attending, so if you would like to go, you’re more than welcome to join me!