The Chile Experience first ever Pub Quiz Night held on March 22nd was a huge success! Every chair was taken as just over 70 ExPats and travellers (and even a few English-speaking Chileans!) gathered on the 2nd floor of Flannery’s Irish Geo Pub in Las Condes for a fun evening of pub trivia – and all for a great cause as we raised money for the Chilean chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation! A very special thanks to Todd Hepworth, our Quiz Master – for without his initiative and help, this fundraising activity would never have come to fruition. Thanks to everyone’s donations (ESPECIALLY Martin Flannery of Flannery’s Irish Geo Pub who generously donated 20% of all sales generated from our group that evening!) we raised CLP$507.000 that will grant the wish of 13 year old Francisco, whose wish is a PS3 game console with games to play as he bravely fights Leukemia.
Peter Frerichs, Executive Director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Chile, was thrilled to see how many of us came out to support this wonderful cause – helping to make this child’s life just a little bit sweeter as he fights the brave fight against Cancer. Peter will organize a special “Wish Day” for Francisco, where we will present him with his wish – and some members of The Chile Experience community will be invited to take part in this amazing experience, so stay tuned for the announcement!
Congratulations to our individual winners, Ginette, Pablo, Alex (a TWO-TIME winner) and Matt, who won prizes for their participation in the True/False segment of the competition, and our Second Place winners, Bethany, Steve, Lee and Matt from Team The Chistolas! And a big CONGRATULATIONS to our overall winners, Claudia Fernandez and Chris Morley from Team Donald Trumpets, our first official ‘The Chile Experience’ Smarty Pants!
And a heartfelt THANK YOU to our Corporate Sponsors who helped make the event such an amazing success:
Flannery’s Irish Geo Pub, who not only donated 20% of the sales generated from our group to the Make-A-Wish Foundation but also provided the space to hold the activity! Flannery’s is the ideal place to get together with friends to watch the game or to hang out on their terrace enjoying a cold pint and delicious pub food at one of their two locations: Encomenderos 83 in Las Condes (Metro Tobalaba) and Tobalaba 379 in Providencia (Metro Tobalaba).
Now!Publicity, an advertising firm and creators of The Chile Experience, who organized the event and donated a 2 night stay at a lovely, beachfront apartment in Cau Cau Beach, Valparaiso.
Knife Store, who donated a set of knives to our overall winners. With cool gidgets, gadgets and other cool gifts for that impossible to shop for person in your life – this place is more than just a knife store! Find them at Mall Parque Arauco, Mall Alto Las Condes and Mall Sport – and check out their website where they’ve got some exclusive online offers.
iFixit Chile, who donated a bottle of Chivas Regal to our overall winners. iFixit Chile is an i-phone repair store located in Apumanque Mall where they provide excellent customer service (in English!) and use only original parts. Plus, members of The Chile Experience community enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on all repairs and accessories, when the promo code, TheChileExperience, is provided.
Babel Solutions, who donated a gift certificate for four Spanish classes. Babel Solutions is a language school offering personalized Spanish, English and German classes with their qualified team of language teachers who will conveniently go to your place of business or home.
Patisserie Délice, who donated two gift certificates that were awarded to our second place winners! You can find delicious cupcakes, sandwiches, cakes, sweet croissants, quiches and more at this family-run cafe and bakery, and they have two locations to enjoy their treats (I personally recommend the smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel!): Av. Simón Bolivar 4800, local 205, Ñuñoa (2nd floor of the strip center) and Tobalaba 5151, Ñuñoa.
The Language Co., who donated a wine gift set to one of our individual winners. Not only is The Language Co. a great place to learn Spanish or English in Santiago, Concepcion, Puerto Montt, Antofagasta and Viña del Mar, but it’s also a great place to work! If you’re an English Teacher or Spanish Teacher, do email them your resume to [email protected]
Chile Wine Trails, who donated a premium bottle of wine to our overall winners. If you’d like to experience Harvest Season at its best, do give Chile Wine Trails a call! They’ve earned Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence due to their consistent positive reviews and will help make your wine tasting and vineyard tour experience one you will never forget!
The Raj Indian Restaurant, who donated a gift certificate for dinner for two to our individual winner. The Raj is the place to go if you want to experience authentic Indian cuisine, and members of The Chile Experience enjoy a 10% discount plus a free dessert when you provide the promo code, TheChileExperience.
Morland of Santiago, who donated a case of imported British beer to our overall winners. If you’re craving authentic British or Scotish Ale, then take a look at Morland’s online catalogue for their extensive offering, including beer from Adnams Brewery, St. Peter’s Brewery, and Broughton Brewery!
Hubbard and Smith, who donated a kilo of their delicious sausages and half a kilo of their mouth-watering bacon to one of our individual winners! If you’re tired of the limited offering of sausages and bacon at your local supermarket, then you simply must contact Hubbard and Smith for their varied selection of sausages, including Pork and Mustard Sausages, Pork and Apple Sausages and English Breakfast Sausages as well as Bacon Back and Streaky Bacon!
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