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New crowdfunding project celebrates diversity in Geneva!

Pledge your money before 22 August to help the project go ahead!

A new crowdfunding project had been launched celebrating diversity in Geneva!

With less than 2 weeks to go until its completion, project “Geneva” has been created to highlight the diverse mix of nationalities and ethnicities that you will find in a cosmopolitan city.
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Enjoy a weekend break in the stunning alpine village of Verchaix

With all the spectacular weather we have been having this summer, you really don’t need to travel far to get that holiday feeling. Both the Alps and the Jura are adorned with picturesque villages that literally take your breath away, and most of them will have at least one chalet or hotel to suit your budget!

Once such place which we were lucky to fall upon by chance just a couple of weeks ago is the delightful “La Terrasse de Verchaix”, near the popular mountain resort of Samoëns.

Owned and run since 2006 by an English couple, Philip and Louise Taylor, La Terrasse is located in Verchaix on the sunny slopes of the upper Giffre valley, overlooking the holiday village of Morillon.
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Win a great family day out at the Fête d’Eté in Le Châble with lunch included!

Free tickets for family activities also up for grabs, as well as entry passes for the Kids’ Triathlon!

Following its huge success last year, the Verbier Cross Triathlon will return to the beautiful Val de Bagnes region for another weekend of high energy fun, not just for the participants but the spectators too!

From 1 – 2 September, the organization 123cross.com will host a series of sporting events in Le Châble, for all ages covering open water swimming, mid-level mountain biking, and trail running. While most of the races will take place on the Sunday, a special Fête d’Eté will also take place in the event village over both days and will feature a wide range of activities for all the family including massage clinics, a big trampoline on the water, water-walkers, stand-up paddle boarding, electric biking, a kids area and much more!
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Summer ideas 2018: Castles galore in the area awaiting your visit!

Being in Europe, we are spoiled by the amount of castles on every hilltop and town center. How lucky we can just have so many at our doorstep. Whether with guests or your own family, you will surely find a few on this small list that we have taken out of our latest ©Know-it-all passport®!
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Summer ideas 2018: Perfect picnic spots in Geneva, Vaud and neighboring France

Some great ideas for picnic spots, taken from the latest edition of Know-it-all passport®.
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How to construct a memorable speech

By Claire Doole, Claire Doole Communications

Recently, I coached the head of a large Swiss NGO for a series of speeches she is giving at a popular summer forum.

We worked on a structure and delivery that holds the attention of a global audience from different backgrounds - academic, non-governmental, diplomatic and corporate.

What the coaching reminded me of is that the theories on memory recall developed by a German Professor during the last century are still valid today. Namely, the ability of the brain to retain information decreases over time.
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QUICK organizing tips for each room of your house

by Virginie Dor, Space of Mine

Getting ready for the holidays? There’s no better way to enjoy your vacation than to know you won’t be coming back to a messy home. Here are few of my favourite quick fixes...

https://www.knowitall.ch/blogs/your-home/virginie-dor/2340-quick-organizing-tips-for-each-room-of-your-house
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Summer ideas 2018: Where are the best places to go swimming?

It could be another hot summer so we thought that a few local outdoor swimming pools will keep you cool over the holidays if you remain in the area. Remember to call ahead to check if these outdoor pools are open when the weather is threatening. If you are a resident of the commune where the pool is located you may be eligible for a special discount. Check with the pools or the websites directly. Of course, take advantage of the lake and local beaches. It is not advisable to swim in local rivers at this time according to this article, however swimming in the river Rhône is fine but take precautions with the current. ©Excerpt from Know-it-all passport® so please ask us if you would like to replicate this list. All dates and prices are correct at the time of this article. Scroll down to see a selection in Vaud and neighboring France.

https://www.knowitall.ch/local-news/travel/holidays/2334-summer-ideas-2018-where-are-the-best-places-to-go-swimming
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Learn French the way you want with Learn French Geneva

10% discount for our readers!

Do you want to learn French but feel overwhelmed by the number of organizations offering French language lessons in this region? Are you required to reach a certain level of French for your job, or do you want to pass the Swiss citizenship naturalisation exam? Have you even thought about whether you want to take lessons in the classroom, online tutorials from home or a combination of both?

When it comes to learning French, there are so many options available to you in the Lake Geneva region that it can actually be very hard choosing between them all – especially if you don’t know what your learning style is, or whether you can be free at the same time every week for a tutorial.

To help you get over this initial hurdle and smooth your path towards effective and efficient language learning, Learn French Geneva draws on the expertise of 17 different teachers and a bespoke website offering nearly 3000 exercises to help people of all ages learn French the way THEY want!
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Enter our competition and win a free InterSoccer camp for your child worth over Fr. 500.-!

Last date for entries: Midnight on Thursday 12 July 2018!

InterSoccer, the number one provider of English-speaking football courses and camps for kids in Switzerland, is offering our readers an amazing opportunity to win a free week-long camp this summer for their child!

Worth over Fr. 500.-, the offer extends to any of the summer camps they are running this year in Geneva and Vaud between 2 July and 24 August 2018, including their popular "Southampton FC summer camps", which feature UEFA B / FA Level 2 Coaches from the English Premier League and Youth Modules from the Saints Foundation in the UK.
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