What to do on the weekend?

Stop with whatever you are doing. It’s weekend. You can do all that stuff on Monday again. Now it’s time to relax en enjoy. Don’t know what you want to do? No worries, I have some ideas for you.

From this weekend on, Cineplex is showing movies from the 80’s en 90’s. So if you like some old movies, the Flashback Film Festival is the place to be. Pick a movie, grab popcorn, sit back and enjoy.

Before we celebrate the Chinese New Year, you have the opportunity to celebrate the Nisga’s Nasion New Year first. During this celebration called Hoobiyee are a lot of free activities and performances at the PNE. And the best part: free entrance! So head to PNE this Friday or Saturday and celebrate.

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If you like museums than I have some good news for you! Instead of paying entrance for all those museums, pay just $5 dollar for a ticket instead. This ticket gives include entrance to the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Maritime Museum. Buy a ticket and visit them all this Saturday between 10am and 5pm.

Don’t miss out the Super Bowl Sunday! The American Football championships are taking place on this day. If you know how much Canadians love sport, you can imagine this is a big thing here. So go to the pub and watch the game.

Enjoy your weekend to the fullest. Don’t regret anything you did, only regret the things you didn’t do. I can’t wait to see you all in our office for game night or on Sunday at the Super Bowl game. Cheers!

– Bart

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

INTERNeX Canada: Annika says “Hello there”

Hello there

 My name is Annika Wäsche and I started work here at INTERNeX right after Labor Day; which is a fitting metaphor , I guess. For the next few months I am going to be part of the PR team and already feel very welcome by my colleagues. After all they immediately noticed, accepted and supported my urgent need for coffee.

For the last year, I participated in the master’s program ‘North American Studies’ in Bonn, which is located in the Rhineland and part of my beloved Germany. So being an intern in one of the supposedly most beautiful cities in North America is exactly spot on for me.

Growing up at the Baltic Sea coast, then going abroad to the U.S. after school for some time, and going back to the middle of Germany to study… I am used to get around a bit and that is why I am looking so much forward to my stay here in Vancouver. Another part of the world to discover, new interesting people to meet and more experiences to last for a lifetime.

One of my hobbies is sports and having been in the U.S. for a while, I have to say that I love American football. I am sure that I will be heading to one or the other sports bar as soon as the season starts again. Maybe hockey will do the trick, too? I am excited to find out. Other than that, I also love a good book and having a nice evening out with some friends.

Right now, I am starting to discover Vancouver and we will probably meet at one of our upcoming events. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask; you will find me on Facebook.

I cannot wait to meet you all!

Annika

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Canadian Football !

The hockey seasons is over, but don´t worry because the football season has just started. By football, I mean Canadian football ( Europeans: Keep in mind that here they call soccer to our “football” in Europe).

Canadian football is a little bit different than american football. The Canadian team has 12 players rather than 11, is played on a field roughly 10 yards wider and ten yards longer between the end, and utilizes three downs per possession rather than four.

The top league is the professional eight-team  Canadian Football League (CFL). The CFL regular season begins in June, and playoffs for the Grey Cup are completed by mid-November.

In British Columbia, our professional team is BC Lions. They play their games in the BC Place, in downtown.

BC Lions Facts:

  • The name: The team was names for The Lions, a pair of mountain peaks overlooking Vancouver.
  • Uniform colors: Orange, Black and White.
  • Mascot: Leo the Lion.
  • Stadium: BC Place Stadium
  • Western regular season championships: 13—1963, 1964, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012.
  • Western Division Championships: 10—1963, 1964, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2011.
  • Grey Cup championships: 6—1964, 1985, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2011.
  • Main Rivals: Montreal Alouettes (Labour Day Classic), Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Fight song: “Roar, You Lions, Roar”

I highly recommend to go to watch a match, ’cause the entrances´price are really cheap!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com