Did you know: Osoyoos (BC) gets its name from “Souyoos,” a Syilx’tsn Native word, which describes a narrow waterway. The “O-“ prefix is not indigenous in origin and was attached by settler-promoters wanting to harmonize the name with other O-names in the Okanagan region, including Oliver and American communities of Omak and Oroville.

Colleen Maxwell
Communications Manager

Phone Number: (604) 681-6345

Bio: Chances are if you call us, Colleen's friendly voice will be the first thing you hear. Starting with The Travel Group as a receptionist, Colleen is now our events and social media manager. Her dual role is to keep our consultants in the loop about what's happening in the office and in the industry; and to keep our partners and clients engaged.  We like to say Colleen's real title is VP of Fun Stuff.  Born and raised in North Vancouver, Colleen joined The Travel Group in 2005. After working at Maxwell's, the family business, for 7 years she made the career change to this wacky business!

Favourite place: The Priory Hotel, located on the Frome River in beautiful Dorset England. Dating from the early 16th century, this old monastery has been transformed into to the most amazing hotel. The restaurant is the old wine cellar!

But it doesn't end there.  This girl really gets around!  Her frequent flyers are: San Francisco and Las Vegas visiting each about a dozen times. Colleen has also visited Halifax - Nova Scotia, London & the Lake Districts England. Amsterdam. Melbourne & Adelaide Australia. Varadero Cuba. Dogsledding in Whitehorse Yukon, camel riding in Morrocco and her most recent adventure was a Yoga wellness tour in Costa Rica!

Hobbies: Colleen enjoys life and appreciates the little things. She loves cooking and entertaining with family and friends.  She loves painting and all things creative, practicing yoga, running and sometimes even a boot camp to really get her heart rate moving. She explores the incredible BC wilderness with walks, hikes, and kayaking in the summer, snowshoeing and skating in the winter.

Blogs: Adventures by The Travel Group. What's happening at The Travel Group when we are not working. Hiking or snow shoeing, kayaking or sporting events. The Travel Group likes to have fun together outside of the office ! Fundraising by The Travel Group. Fun-raising as it is called at The Travel Group, is what is done on a weekly basis with Friday Jean's day, as well as Friday Wine and Cheese, but so much more is done.

Travel tip: Keep a journal: you can pack so much into a trip that things can be forgotten. A journal will help your record every detail. Pack things into your shoes, to give you more room.


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