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Expats enjoy their time with TIC

I am Amit Kumar, and a previous member of TIC along with my wife. We joined TIC at the end of 2016. It was really a very nice experience being a part of TIC. We enjoyed a lot, made a lot of friends. TIC organised lot of activities and group sessions of various kinds.
There are lot of opportunities to do something and meet with new people and friends. Moreover, everybody was open to new ideas and discussion. From the day trips to some city, to exploring the famous museums, watching movies together, to going for a picnic to book discussion to crashing at Borrels in some pubs etc. they have lot to do.
There were a lot of opportunities to meet people from different countries and get to know their culture and heritage. Moreover, TIC arranged a lot of events which helped get to know and adopt the Dutch culture.
I would definitely recommend to joining TIC.
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Reminder: Willem II Football match

Date: Sunday, 25 February 2018
Place: Willem II Stadion, Goirleseweg 34, 5026 PC Tilburg, Nederland
Time: 14:00 – 16:30 (game start time is 14:30)
Register by: 16 February 2018 (registration form below)
Cost: €8,00 pp for members (compared to the normal price of €26.50!)
Guests: €13,00 pp for guests (click HERE to see how €5,00 can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

Hello Sports lovers!

You haven’t experienced Tilburg until you have visited a Willem 2 Football Match (Soccer for the Americans). So come and join TIC for the game Willem II – Roda JC in section G.

Last year it was a beautiful day with lots of sun let’s hope we get this again. There is always a great atmosphere for football & non-football fans. We have a limited number of tickets, so, first come first serve!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JRaiBkRLCU (Click to hear the Willem 2 club song and see if you can translate it)

We have reserved 15 tickets, so don’t wait to claim your tickets.  First come first serve!

Note: If you want to buy drinks you will need to exchange money for tokens.

#Tilburg #Voetbal #Expat #ExpatLife

TIC at DESTIL Trappers

by Andrew Kelly

As many people do not know, Tilburg has the best club ice-hockey team in the Netherlands, the DESTIL Trappers (Pedals). So, in the sprit of getting to know our city and club, we arranged a trip to see one of the games, Trappers vs MEC Halle 04 Saale Bulls, the Bulls being a team from Germany as the Trappers are at a too high level to play in the Dutch league.

We started the day by finding our seats in the victors sections which due to distance was very empty. Anne was very good to print out the rules of Ice hockey, as for many of us this was our first game.

Then with a bang, the games started with a light show and the fans singing Trappers songs. Anyone that has ever attend a William II game would know all the songs.

The game was fast and full of action with no team having a clear advantage in the first half until, of course, the away team scored just before the end of the half. During the break I did enjoy some of the fatty foods that are on offer during sporting events.

In the second half, Tilburg had something to prove. They came out fighting and managed to even the score, but in Sport, that is never enough. So, the Trappers do what they do best and put a puck in the net to end the game 2:1 . A great result and a great game. If you get the chance, please check them out.

#Tilburg #Expats #Trappers #Expatlife

Invitation to Book Club: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

book-club-logoDate: Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Time: 19:30 (7:30 pm)
Register by: 27 February 2018 (registration form below)
Cost: Free for members
Guests: €5,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

For our next book, we decided on… I Am Malala, by Malala  Yousafzai (320 pages)

A little about the book:

I come from a country which was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. Shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in Northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, and of Malala’s parents’ fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. It will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

Reviews:

For sheer inspiration read I am Malala. – Kirsty Brimelow ,THE TIMES 
Malala has shown extraordinary courage in campaigning for the millions of girls who are still denied an education. Uplifting and inspirational. -June Purvis, TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT
The inspirational story of the girl who single-handedly showed that the pen is mightier that the sword should be required reading for people of all ages. – ARMY & YOU
The Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban has astonished the world with her courage and determination to fight for education and equal rights for women. – FINANCIAL TIMES

In her inspirational and powerful autobiography, Malala tells her own extraordinary story. – GRAZIA 

(As a note – while available via bol.com as an E-book or paperback, the paperback has a delivery time of 1 week.)

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I hope you will decide to read this inspiring story and join us as we talk about it.

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#bookclub #Tilburg #Expats #expatlife

Join our Book Club!

Are you up for a good discussion with a group of friendly book-lovers? Would you like to expand your reading horizons by reading a book you may or may not have chosen yourself? Do you want to spend a relaxed evening chatting about a book, and often many other life topics, with a cup of tea, coffee or perhaps glass of wine in your hand? Join TIC’s Book Club where we meet up approximately once every 6 weeks to discuss the latest book pick by the group.

At every Book Club, one member presents three book suggestions to the group. The group votes on their favorite book choice and someone else is elected to bring the new book selections for the following meeting. Locations and days of every meeting vary to allow the maximum number of book lovers to attend.

New members are welcome to join our book club discussions any time.  If you are a member of the Tilburg International Club, attendance is free.  If you would like to attend as a guest, the cost if 5 euro p.p.

Would you like to join us at our next Book Club meeting?  Let us know!

#Tilburg #Expat #bookclub #Expatlife

Upcoming Events

  • Willem II Game 25 February 2018
  • Book Club: I am Malala 28 February 2018
  • TICMovie 9 March 2018
  • St. Patrick's Day Borrel 17 March 2018
  • Mosque Tour 24 March 2018
  • TICMovie 11 May 2018
  • Bowling Borrel 25 May 2018

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