White Water Rafting for the First Time

Since coming to study at Quest, I have written several blog posts about my adventures in Squamish and the surrounding areas. Such adventures have varied from mountain biking to Alice Lake Provincial Park and camping in the Canadian outback to hiking … Continued

Quest in the News: Squamish student optimizes local café

Recently, one of our summer fellows, Aaron Slobodin, created and implemented an optimal scheduling system for the popular downtown café, known as Zephyr Café. As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Quest Summer Fellows program, is a 12-week summer fellowship that … Continued

Working with Random Acts of Sketchiness

In a place like Squamish, one has an infinite and three ways to spend their time, after all this is the outdoor recreation capital of Canada and as such it attracts a myriad of enthusiasts of all kinds. As for … Continued

Swimming and Tanning at Alice Lake

After what seemed like a long and cold fall, it finally feels like summer has arrived in Squamish. Coming from Kosovo, a country in South-Eastern Europe, it means that I am used to hot and sunny summers. My most cherished summer … Continued

Squamish Food Bank: Christmas in July

The Squamish Food Bank, according to its website, is a non-profit, charitable society. This food bank provides various supplemental groceries, non-perishable food items, to those in need within the Squamish area. Every month, hundreds of people in need rely in the services … Continued

Quest Summer Scholars Program: Fun at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Quest Summer Scholars Program is a pre-university program, also known as an academic summer camp, for students in grades 10 to 12. This program, according to Quest’s website, is designed to give interested high school students an opportunity to sample … Continued

Exploring Americana

We drove up and collected our pass from a border agent at the kiosk, but not before Ed turned around and enthusiastically wished him a happy Independence Day. Canada Day was a few days ago, but we were officially in America … Continued

A Sunny Saturday at the Squamish Sikh Parade

(Header photo credits to the Squamish Chief) Every summer, the Squamish Sikh community hosts a large parade, appropriately titled, ‘the Squamish Sikh Parade’ which takes place around the 18th of June. Interestingly enough, it seems every year to coincide with … Continued

Where there is Magic in the Air

I was often told that Sanur, the village town in Bali in which I grew up, was haunted by particularly strong black magic. In fact, for centuries what is now a bustling and modern habitation was once covered in pristine forest which … Continued

Sun and Fun With Vancouverites

In 2010, my brother, Blin, travelled to the United States of America as an exchange student. He lived in San Francisco for one year, where he got to meet people from all over the world, started flying classes to become … Continued