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If you are around Vancouver city in December, you will be impressed to see how everything will remind you of Christmas.

You will naturally be attracted by simple details which will highly contribute to your excitement.

The illuminated trees near your work office. The songs you will hear in your local supermarket and through the radio in your car. The beautiful gift cards from Tim Horton and Starbucks Coffee.

I think about Xmas stockings, silly pajamas, gingerbread, eggnog and cinnamon smell. I think about happiness, warmth… magic…

December is the best time of the year to do window shopping. To watch Home Alone or Love Actually. To eat Lindt chocolate – rhubarb or fig jam on toast. To show love to your family, friends AND pets.

Club ESL also encourage you to show love to people in need with donations. In December, any student coming to the office to give a non perishable food item will be entered to win a FREE Rocky Mountain Tour! It’s worth it!

To help you wait for the “big” day, Club ESL has integrated in its December activity calendar a few events you may want to know about. A festival of trees ; a must-see holiday tradition. The Vancouver Christmas market – a paradise for German people and international food lovers. Nice treats, nice drinks.

You could also be part of the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival. Have you ever seen the Disney Movie Tangled ? The sky will be beautifully decorated with all this personalized lanterns.

And of course – the best for last. Our Rockies Christmas Adventure Tour is THE event you can’t miss. Let us be your international family – Celebrate Christmas with us in the heart of Banff. Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner and have fun snow tubing with us.This is included! Lay down the snow and pretend to be an angel. This could be the cover photo of your future album ” The Christmas of a lifetime”.

GREEDY ? You will be pleased to know this is NOT the end of our incredible December program. You can join us and spend the New Year on top of a Mountain with ski/snowboarding included! PLUS a fireworks display and awesome village party. What more could you ask for?


By Julie Hautecoeur ( Known as “Jules”)