INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

Hello you guys

Last week’s post being about the newest YouTube trends, the idea for today’s post came to me while looking for interesting things to do around the city. While working through my guidebook of Vancouver, I came across the name of one ‘Gassy Jack’.

Vancouver’s John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton is supposedly one of the very founders of the city and you can find his statue located near Carrall and Water Street. Now guess what made him a founding father? In 1867, he built one of the first houses of the original settlement Gastown, which is now one of Vancouver’s most famous neighborhoods. The interesting catch here is that this house was a pub – the Globe Saloon. Gassy Jack even built it up within 24 hours of his arrival. If you ask yourself how in the world he possibly managed that, I can tell you: He offered free whisky to the workers of the only other building in town, the sawmill. The only other drinking hole being over 25 miles away, the men readily jumped at this opportunity and had the pub ready for business the next day.

I guess this shows us once again what people need in their life: A place to work and after that – some nice conversation and  a good drink with friends. This gives our weekly PuB NiGHT a completely different spin, don’t you think? So if you would like to honor one of Vancouver’s, as it seems, oldest traditions then come and join us next Wednesday again at PuB NiGHT!  To get in the right mood for it you should check out this fun video I found on YouTube The Evaporators – Gassy Jack 

Talk to you again next week,


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INTERNeX Canada: Happy Canada Day !!

Back from our White water Rafting Trip, it’s time to celebrate Canada Day !!

574980_4142545611678_759345892_nJuly 1st, and it’s the 146th Anniversary of this amazing land. If you didn´t know, this national day it´s a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1st, 1867 (Constitution Act, 1867, which confederated the country of Canada).

You can find celebrations everywhere across the country for Canada Day, usually outdoor events, such as barbecues, parades, fireworks, free concerts, carnivals and different kind of shows.

Here is a few things you can do in Vancouver today:

Canada Day at Canada Place: The biggest birthday bash outside of Ottawa. 25 music and dance performances on three stages, extreme sports, street food and the Canada Day Parade.

  • Waterfront Party: 10a.m.-6p.m.
  • Canada Day Parade: 7p.m-8p.m. (Starting at Georgia and Broughton Streets)

Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show: One of the summers’ best fireworks shows. There is two bargers: one in Coal Harbour and one in Dundarave. Best viewing is from Canada Place or Coal Harbour Seawall.

  • Visible from different locations throughout the city: 10.30 p.m. -11 p.m.

Canada Day on Grandville Island: As part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest, lots of free concerts will be staged at different stages throughout Grandville Island.

There is also a parade and face painting and roving clowns for kids.

  • Grandville Island: Noon -9.30 p.m.

As you can see, we have a lot of interesting options. Which one do you prefer?





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