INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

Our weekend was pretty amazing! I don’t know you guys, but we spent a very nice evening in Stanley Park the last Saturday.

As you maybe know, this weekend was the Stanley Park 125th Anniversary. So we decided to go there to take a look. So many activities were organized in the park! Fortunately, the weather was amazing and we could enjoy the beautiful park more than ever.

I went there so many times but I have to say that it was definitely the better one. The entire place was full of people and you could find interesting things to visit everywhere!

The first thing that we saw was the Vintage Car Display just next to Lost Lagoon.  I’ve never been interested in cars, but here in Vancouver I’ve become a fan. There are so many beautiful vintage cars! I’m so jealous about the people who can afford that.

Then we visited the Rose Garden, where we could see a group of children making a Shakespeare show. Then we almost made a walk tour (there were like three different tours at the same time), but finally we decided to go to Beaver Lake.

It’s such a beautiful place. It’s a little bit hidden; so many people usually skip it. But definitely is a must-to-go inside Stanley Park. It’s completely full of vegetation, and surrounded by trees.

Talking about beavers, we continued our route through the park and we found a place with many stuffed animals, in the ecological center. We saw an enormous stuffed beaver called Rob. The guide told us that it was one of the biggest beavers found in Canada. I’m still trying to decide if it was scared o terribly funny.

And that’s was the end of the cultural part of the day. A music festival was organized in Second Beach, so we went there to have fun. It was the best part for me. We could see some people playing Giant Jenga (if you are a Big Bang Theory fan, you must to know about what I’m talking). After enjoy a couple of concerts and eat some food, we decided to go to buy an ice cream and go back home.

And we have some amazing ideas for the upcoming events, so stay tuned! And of course if you want to make a suggestion about what we can do together, leave us a comment below!

Cheers!

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the Week

This week’s picture of the week is a party shot from last pub night! We had an awesome pub crawl on Granville Street: we had drinks, we did karaoke and sang along, we danced like crazy and even won some prizes and free drinks! It was an absolutely awesome night!

The next party you can drink, sing, dance and win stuff (a looooot of free stuff) will be our mind-blowing INTERNeX Summer Party 2012! Rigister for the guest list and party party party with us! Check out the facebook event!

Cheers,

Xenia

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

INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the week

The PR Team is very excited to celebrate the tenth anniversary of INTERNeX with all of YOU!

We were thrilled when our “Around the World” Summer Party poster was finally printed, we had to show it off around Vancouver.  This is one of the pictures our team took that day at Canada Place!

See the Summer Party event page for more pics and information about the party.

Cheers,

Your PR Team

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

Happy Birthday! 125 years Vancouver!

Hi Guys!

Yesterday, April 6 was a very special day in the history of Vancouver. The very young city celebrated its 125th Birthday BIG TIME at the Jack Poole Plaza, next to the Convention Center. The INTERNeX interns had the unique chance to celebrate this event together with hundreds of Vancouver’s inhabitants and international visitors, interns, students, etc. While George and Claudia prepared the PuB Night, which took place at the Forum, Elvera and me went to the Jack Poole Plaza in order to breathe in the spirit of the celebration.

The weather conditions were just perfect! No clouds and sunshine the whole day. We arrived at 7 p.m. Perfect timing since the sunset created a beautiful atmosphere to party! With the majestic mountains of North Vancouver in front of us and the skyscrapers, shimmering in the last sunbeams of the day in our back, we walked around and took many pictures which we share with all of you on FLICKR.

The whole event began at 2pm with street hockey tournaments and continued until 10pm with DJs, live music, food, street arts, special performances and more. It was truly an event for all ages! The band “Bend Sinister” was playing when we got there and they really entertained the crowd!

The most moving moment must have been the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron by Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson. Unfortunately, Elvera and me were still in the office at that time, but for those of you who have never seen the Cauldron being lighted (except on TV), you can check out a video of the 1st Anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Wintergames on YouTube, where they also lighted the Cauldron. And believe me, it was really touching!

And what should you not forget when you are having a birthday party? Of course…the CAKE! Everybody was walking around with it so Elvera and me did some investigation on the source of it. Finally, in a small tent we found the HUGE and sooo amazing cake which looked exactly like Vancouver (even in 3D!). Unfortunately the line-up was just too long so we didn’t get a piece…

But still, this event was extraordinary and fun!

See you on the 150th Birthday…! 😉

Did you go to the birthday party too? How was it for you?

Cheers,

Ziska

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

Illuminate Yaletown / Olympic Winter Games Anniversary Events – Review

Last weekend was fully packed with great events! Nooo….not only the phenomenal INTERNeX Karaoke Night on Saturday Night! 😉

On Friday, Vancouver got warmed up for an exciting weekend by Illuminate Yaletown. Taking place on two nights, Hamilton and Mainland Street were illuminated by unique art installations. Building frontages were shining in all colours imaginable, artists performed fanciful shows in front of ice sculptures and so on… I went to this event and although it was raining heavily, I was immediately caught by this mystic atmosphere that the combinations of light, sculptures and animations were creating.

Saturday was fully packed with events all around the 1st Anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games.

And because it is an event that most of us, may it be intern or candidate, will probably not experience a second time, I grabbed my umbrella, took the Skytrain to downtown and was truly surprised about how many people were actually going to the events, although it was such bad weather.

 

A part of Granville Street was cordoned off and artists were performing shows, one could play street hockey, hold an Olympic torch and even meet the athletes! That was really cool! The best moment of the day was probably the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza at 4pm. Luckily, I was on time and got one of the best spots! More and more people pilgrimage to the plaza, a lot of them wearing the famous blue jackets. As we were all waiting, suddenly somebody started to sing the national anthem of Canada and one after another, everybody was joining until the whole place was filled with the sweet sound of “Oh Canada!”. It did not happen only once but 3 or 4 times that the anthem resounded by the Canadians around me. It gave me a really good feeling since among all the locals, I (the German girl from far far away) felt like one of them…

Finally, at 4.30pm, one of the officials entered the Plaza, followed by a big group of former volunteers. He held a short speech and then…. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3…2…1…..BAM! The cauldron got ignited and thousands of people were going crazy! Everybody was cheering, singing, dancing!

It is hard to describe this moment, therefore I filmed it! 😉 Check I out if you missed out on Saturday.

For more pictures visit our Flickr page! 🙂

 

Cheers,

Ziska

 

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

2010 Olympic Winter Games Anniversary

Time is running!

It is already one year ago that Vancouver enchanted millions of people all around the globe with a mind-blowing opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. The City of Vancouver put a lot of effort into making this event unforgettable for everyone. Be it sportsman, spectator or resident. And even one year later, the magic moment should not be forgotten. Therefore the City of Vancouver will celebrate the one year anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver! It will take place from February 12- February 28. As I can see from the schedule, we have amazing two weeks ahead of us!

Just to give you some examples:

Lunar Fest sees hundreds of lanterns set up in a night time extravaganza with lanterns and art throughout the city!

– Visit the Olympic Cauldron as its relit for the one year anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games!

– Relive the Olympic Spirit at one of Vancouver’s most visited venues, the Robson Square Ice Rink!

– And much more….!

It is too bad I haven’t been here when the Olympic Winter Games took place in Vancouver, but I will definitely try to catch some of the spirit during the anniversary dates! I will provide you with more details next week so STAY TUNED!

Have a great weekend!

Ziska

 

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

Norqauy Mountain!

If you are an INTERNeX Candidate at Banff, you don’t want to miss this! Norquay Mountain helps Banff visitors celebrating the coming New Year with a torchlight parade down the ski mountain at New Years Eve. The parade takes place at 8 p.m. off the North American Chair and can be seen from town.

And another great thing! This Season the Norquay Mountain will celebrate their 85th anniversary. This means it is the oldest resort in North America. The first Thursday of every month in January, February and March they will be selling adult day passes for only .85 cents in celebration of their anniversary.

Have fun!

Cheers,

Elvera