Tea Time Around The World

Kirkland Lake

Experience Hosted by Barb Kiely

1-2 hours • Hosted in English

Tea time around the world event photo

What We’ll Do

What better way to get to know other people and learn about different cultures then to chat over tea! We will connect you with potential new friends and/or acquaintances through a Zoom event and introduce you to various countries’ tea time rituals. You will leave knowing more about diverse cultures of tea- time, taste “a little bit of heaven” and potentially meet new virtual friends from countries such as Chile, Colombia, Australia and more! All over a cup of tea over the internet!

What to Bring

Please bring:
- A cup of tea or drink or your choosing
- 2 true things about you and 1 false thing about you for an icebreaker activity

Other Details


1-2 hours


All ages welcome

Maximum Number of Guests


Meet your host, Barb Kiely

Hi! Our names are Sandra and Barb. We live in the booming gold mining town of Kirkland Lake where rumor has it the main street was paved with gold! It has often said that we also have hearts of gold! Sandra originally is from the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile and felt very isolated from her family when she first came to Kirkland Lake. She turned it into a positive by founding the Kirkland Lake Multicultural Group! Now we and many new friends operate “The Stope” a beautiful Multicultural Centre in the downtown core. Her vibrant, fun loving, “golden” heart can be felt at “The Stope”, where she now teaches Spanish and shares her Chilean hospitality. Sandra’s eyes light up when she is storytelling her life in South America. Barb also has a heart of gold, and is always giving back to her cherished hometown. Resilient and tenacious, she has helped many here through her many years as a Nurse Practitioner. She has also travelled and lived all over the world and is fascinated by the diverse people and cultures she has experienced. Her many friends come from around the world and she feels blessed to have such diversity of cultures in this little town!