HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND?

One of the most exciting events is already knocking on the door. In case you haven’t realized all the decorated houses yet: Halloween is coming up! 
Since we all want to get to know the Canadian spirit, we started to get ourselves ready.  
And what is needed for the perfect Halloween Party after all? Right, an outstanding costume. So even though it was pouring rain, we got together and went all the way to Broadway to visit one of the places to get Halloween supplies. 
But calling it a store wouldn’t be fair after all. This was a Halloween-wonderland filled with everything you can imagine and even more.  
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So we got to know each others different faces, literally! In a paradise of wigs, masks, decoration, fake blood and monsters we had so much fun trying on everything that came into our hands. Some of us even discovered new matching hair colours for themselves ;-). Every time you turned around and/or entered a different aisle, new stuff was waiting to be discovered. Time just flew by and our bunch of happy, exhausted people got to leave this magical and scary place after quite a long time. Therefore it just seemed to be the right thing to recover with a coffee and some delicious snacks near by. We got the chance to have some nice chats and actually discovered many differences of how we are usually spending Halloween back in Europe. Wouldn’t it be great to discover the Canadian way all together? I am glad you asked ;-). We do have something prepared, which we are already very excited about. 
We are happy to announce the upcoming Halloween Party on October 31st. We’ll get together at the Blarney Stone! You’ll find all necessary information on our Facebook page as usual. And don’t forget to wear your costumes! 
For those of you who just can’t get enough, and those who need to get more Halloween injected and obviously those who just love having a good time …. so basically all of you guys: We also have the visit in a haunted house scheduled next weekend. As mentioned before, check out the INTERNeX Facebook Page and let us know if you are taking part! 
Hope you weekend was as great as mine. 
Any costumes inspirations can be discussed on Wednesday. Therefore see you at Pub-Night this Wednesday. 
Cheers, 
— Nadja 
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

PuB-Night review

What a fun night!

Since this was my first PuB-Night ever, I am so impressed by the amount of people I met last night! Thank you for being so nice and welcoming!

IMG_4148The beaver, located on Granville Street, is definitely a place worth checking out! Even tho we were such a big group the stuff didn’t get tired to run up and down the stairs constantly. The Pub itself is a really nice place, just making you feel the canadian spirit.  A personal recommendation are the nachos! So good. Thanks again for getting me amped on them ;-).
Later we went on to playing some music bingo, apparently that’s the thing to do, when you visit the beaver on a Wednesday night. And I have to admit, this wasn’t the last time of me playing bingo in here. Some of us were even lucky enough to win and got into the joy of having some shots or even a pitcher for free! I think we can agree in having a pretty good night out this week!

After the long Thanksgiving weekend everybody was so happy to be around each other again. And besides me, there were some new faces to be welcomed in the group. Therefore a special welcome to you guys and thanks for coming!

But don’t worry the next Canadian highlight is already set. Since Halloween is such a big thing here, we should het the chance to get into some crazy costumes for our upcoming Halloween Party! Therefore, and because I am personally very excited to get to know you guys a little bit better, we’ll see each other on the weekend and go do some costume shopping together!
And I am promising you, the Halloween-vibe around here is just on another level!

I hope you are having a great day and see you soon.

– Nadja

International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Newest addition to the PR-Team

So this is the new face, that will keep on popping up in the following months.

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My name is Nadja, I am 21 years old and just started working at INTERNeX.
Just like you, I am a big fan of travelling and simply can’t get enough. Therefore I took a break of my studies in Germany to explore the beauty of Vancouver.

I am studying Communicational Science and Psychology in my 3rd year. Don’t ask for the city, its super tiny and you won’t know it anyways ;-). So moving here from such a small city, has been quite a challenge for me. Luckily I am always  looking forward to new challenges. After doing my Bachelors degree I definitely want to work in Marketing and/or Public Relations, therefore I am very happy about the job as a PR Coordinator here at INTERNeX.

In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, go skiing and snowboarding. Therefore I can’t wait for the winter to come. I am absolutely ready for it!
I love to go out and meet new people and just enjoy life as cheesy as it sounds.

Since I want to keep some personal information for the upcoming face to face conversations, I am gonna end here.
So just a quick reminder, I am looking forward to meeting all of you at the upcoming Pub-Night and Halloween-Costume-Shopping!

Hope to meet you soon.

– Nadja

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to Do on the Weekend?

Another weekend full of fun and adventure lies brightly ahead of us, so what is there to do?

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Since it is the long Thanksgiving weekend, our weekly event deals with this holiday. On Sunday, October 13, you shouldn’t miss the Thanksgiving Potluck in our INTERNeX office. We will get together at 5 pm and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. If you make a typical Canadian Thanksgiving dish, something from your home country or simply something you have been craving for a long time, does not matter. The plan simply is to enjoy a variety of different dishes, cherish each other’s company, listen to music and have some fun. Please don’t forget to also bring your own beverages!

Another fun thing to do on Sunday is attending the Halloween Parade on Granville Street at 11pm. Lots of people usually join or watch this happening that runs for about an hour. At the parade you’ll find action heroes, zombies of all kinds as well as Japanese anime characters. An interesting fact is that you don’t have to pay to participate in the parade if your costume is at least 70% handmade. This is surely the right event to get into the Halloween mood!

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The Cranberry Festival on Saturday, October 12 is another seasonal event to be considered for the weekend. The festival takes place in Fort Langley, which is a beautiful historic town located in the Fraser Valley about a 45-minutes from Vancouver. The event usually features a market with dozens of vendors, cooking demonstrations, live music performances, food trucks and all kinds of cranberry-themed things to do and look at. Also, don’t miss having a look at the national historic site Fort Langley while you’re there (admission is free on that day!) to learn more about the site’s as well as Canada’s history. In the 19th century the location was a post of the Hudson Bay Company where fur traders mingled with California gold seekers on First Nation territory.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

– Felicitas

What to Do on the Weekend?

To keep you busy on the weekend, here are some fun things to do on the upcoming Saturday and Sunday:

Our weekly event is taking place on Saturday, October 5. We will escape the room at Locked on 1050 Kingsway  – Unit#200 (on the second floor).  Our mission is to prevent the world from being reigned by zombies – mutants created by a failed animal experiment and a virus spreading all over the city. We are the only human survivors and the search for the antidote is our goal. To find it, we have to make our way deep into the laboratory. We are the world’s last hope to prevent a catastrophe! Do not miss to join us on Saturday afternoon!

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Another fun thing to do on the weekend is attending the Diwali Fest. From October 5 until November 3 numerous of these festivities take place in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver. Diwali celebrates East Indian culture and is celebrated around the world in fall. This weekend, the celebrations take place in downtown Surrey on Saturday, October 5. This is surely a great opportunity to experience another culture and Vancouver’s diversity.

For it is the Octoberfest season, I can also recommend the Octoberfest of the Alpenclub, which offers German food and beer, live music and dancing, held on October 4-5. The venue is a large and festively decorated beer hall-type room at 4875 Victoria Drive. Tickets can be bought on the Alpenclub’s website.

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For those of you interested in movies, the Vancouver International Film Festival is still running until October 11 in cinemas across downtown. Check out the variety of new movies as well as the special events like Q&As, panel discussions and master classes.

I hope the mentioned activities and happenings give you lots of inspiration for the weekend. Hope to see y’all for the escape the room game on Saturday. It’s going to be great fun!! 🙂

– Felicitas

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to Do on the Weekend?

Another workweek has passed and the weekend is close at hand. So what is there to do on the upcoming weekend?

One of the greatest events this fall starts on Thursday, September 26. It’s the International Vancouver Film Festival (VIFF). The VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events. Over 320 films are on display in a variety of movie theatres throughout downtown and approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe are hosted. We will watch a Canadian Premiere on Sunday, September 29. “Burning Cane” depicts the stories of two Southern African-American men and their struggles in daily life as a pastor and unemployed father. The movie, which was written, photographed, and directed by someone still in high school (Philip Youmans), is surely worth a visit. We will meet on 2:30 pm on Sunday in the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, in the shopping mall where also our office is located in.
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Apart from the world of movies, we also have other ideas for you for the weekend: 

Another great festival taking place is the International Vancouver Flamenco Festival with pop-up but also theatre performances on Saturday and Sunday. Also on Sunday, September 28th, the Shipyards Festival is held in the Lower Lonsdale District on the North Shore. The one-day event includes free admission, multiple stages, beer gardens and lots of different food to be discovered. Not to forget, the location also offers stunning views of the Vancouver skyline. Most conveniently, you can go there by sea bus which itself is always a fun thing to do.

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For those 19+, the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival might also be an interesting event to attend. The festival takes place at the Hard Rock Casino featuring over 50 BC craft breweries, tasty appetizers and lots of interesting people to mingle with. In addition, it is Octoberfest time now all across the world. This weekend, on Saturday, one takes place at the Hastings Racecourse from 1 to 6 pm. You’ll find traditional fare, exciting horse races, live music, and of course, plenty of food and beer there.

Have a great weekend and see you at the movies on Sunday!! 🙂

– Felicitas

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

How was your weekend?

Maybe we experienced the last bit of sun this weekend. But let’s see what we or I did this weekend.

My Friday evening was quite relaxed. I spent a wonderful evening with my host family in White Rock. First, we had a look at the renewed pier, because it was closed for a while. After that we went to a cool and well known restaurant, at least in the area. After nachos and something to drink, we enjoyed the clear evening air and drove back home.

Saturday it was time to meet with the INTERNeX crew. We went on a bike tour with some of you. We met at the Waterfront Station and rented bicycles. Then it started for us. We drove the complete sea wall. Thank God, we got good weather and the thunderstorm that came later didn’t affect us. We needed about an hour and 15 minutes and after we had finished our bike tour everyone went their own way. Since I was already in Downtown, I thought that I could browse a bit in the shops and yes, of course I bought something. I couldn’t hold myself back. Then I headed home and watched a movie with my host family.

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On Sunday I went for a brunch in Fort-Langley in the morning. If you’ve never been there before, Fort-Langley is a super sweet little town with lots of small antiques shops where you can experience a real journey through time. At least I found it really exciting to see objects from 1920. I spent a few hours in Fort-Langley before I made my way back. And then it was finally time to eat something German again, I was invited to eat, and it was cooked extra traditional German food. After three months in Canada, which I do not want to miss in any case, there are times in which one misses the food from the homeland. I was really full after I finished the food, on the train I almost napped, but I managed to wait until I got home.

Hope you all had a nice weekend and even if it’s rather dull weather today, I wish you a good start into the week.

See you at the PUB NiGHT on Wednesday!

-Lilly

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com