How was your weekend?

Oh Canada! 🇨🇦🎶 Happy 151th Birthday and a huge thanks for the long weekend you gave us. It was great to have three days to relax, spend time with friends and enjoy the excitement about the True North. 👍🍁 So, what did I do?

I started my weekend off on Friday with our INTERNeX event. We watched the Baseball match Vancouver Canadians vs Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in the Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.  42466192184_aaaa776d29_nIt was the first Baseball match I ever watched and I have to say it took me some time to fully understand the specific rules. But after patient explanations by Billy and Samuel and observing the field, I was able to follow the game. In the end “our team” (the Vancouver Canadians) won. The three hours we spent at the stadium got us freezing and the majority was ready to head home and get some rest. The 50 minute-journey home turned into a nightmare ride of 1.5 hours, because the Skytrain seemed to be experiencing some operational/technical problems. But in the end I arrived safely and happily.

On Saturday I went shopping. It was time to get some supplies for Canada Day which was celebrated on Sunday. The afternoon I spent in Stanley Park and I tried my first Poutine! Absolutely delicious, but definitely not something I could eat on a daily basis. 😉 In the evening we celebrated Nadine’s birthday with a small group at the Bourbon which was a lot of fun. 🎉

And then it was already Sunday. It was the 151th anniversary of Canada and like each year there were celebration all over the country. Different options to celebrate this special day could be found all over Vancity. INTERNeX decided to join the biggest celebration, which was at Canada Place.
41373994940_708a55f554_nWe met at 4.30 pm and watched the life performance by Jojo Mason. I really enjoyed the songs and covers he performed. His attitude was just so positive! And as he sang the national anthem, everything somehow stopped. Nothing but his voice filled the air and you could hear the Vancouverites sing along with pride. It felt as if the world stood still. Just for a moment. I definitely got goosebumps.

After he finished his last song, we went to get some food from the food trucks. The group somehow split up and I settled down at the steps down at the Olympic cauldron with a small group of people and we were waiting for the fireworks. Unfortunately, it started raining and we had to move. It took us ages to find a coffee-house that was open and not totally packed. So, once we found one, we already had to leave again, to be on time for the fireworks. At 10.30pm the fireworks started and lasted for around 20 minutes. 41373970840_f54bca9152_nIt was really beautiful and shapes like smileys and hearts lit up the sky over Coal Harbour. After that, it was a real struggle getting home, because it felt like the entire population of Vancouver was at Canada Place and now tried to get home. The line for the Expo Line was several hundred metres long. But I succeeded and once I got on the train I got home quite quickly.

The Monday was a day to relax. I just stayed home, watched the soccer games and Netflix. Well, it was a busy weekend, so the free Monday was well-deserved. 😊

I hope you enjoyed the past three days and enjoy the short work week. See you all tomorrow for the PuB NiGHT at Dublin Calling Rooftop.

– Elisabeth

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?

It is finally Friday and that means that after a long week of working you only have a few hours to go till you can celebrate your weekend. Since Vancouver is such a big city that also means that there is a lot going on this weekend. So to help you a bit you can use this blog post to fill in your amazing weekend.

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This whole weekend there is the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), which is Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement, rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Each night there is a different band playing. A ticket for the fair will cost you $14 if you buy your tickets online otherwise it will be $17 at the gate. They also have a special After Dark Gate Pass which you can get after 9 pm which will cost you only $5. The fair takes place in Playland.

If you like creepier things then Saturday is the day you have to visit the Vancouver Zombie Walk. This is an informal parade of people in zombie costumes. All the participants meet at 3 pm outside the Vancouver Art Gallery and will start walking from Robson Street to English Bay at 4 pm.

On Sunday the Vancouver Canadians play a match against Boise Hawks, so if you like baseball you can check that out as well. We all hope you will have an amazing weekend and of course we hope to see you at the next PuB NiGHT

– Mandy

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

It is finally Friday and it only takes a few more hours till we finally can enjoy the weekend. If you don’t have any plans for the weekend yet, then check out this blogpost for some inspiration!

36466811465_3540120658_oOn Sunday the INTERNeX gang is going to explore Stanley Park by bike. By doing this, we can cover more ground, which means that we will be able to see more of Stanley Park. Besides that you will finally experience Vancouver in the most Dutch way!

If you rather do sports, then the KitsFest is the place to be! This is a 3 day sports festival taking place in Kitsilano. You can do yoga, volleyball, water polo, basketball and many other sports. Besides that there is also a DJ playing music throughout the day. The festival starts today and will take place till Sunday.

You can also watch the great baseball team of Vancouver, the Vancouver Canadians. They will have a match against Everett Aquasox at the Nat Bailey Stadium. If you are not able to get a ticket anymore, then you can also watch the game in one of the sports bars in Vancouver.

This weekend is the opening weekend of PNE. The whole weekend you are able to get in for only $1.50 if you wear red or a Canadian maple leaf and arrive between 11 AM and 1 PM. Normally PNE is pretty expensive, so by going this weekend you will save quite some money. There are also shows, vendor markets and live music, so it is definitely worth checking out!

I hope to see you all at the Stanley Park bike ride!

– Iris

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

The weekend is finally here again and it’s time get out of the office to enjoy all of the cool events, activities and much more that Vancouver has to offer. Have a look at these suggestions.

Friday

If you’re up for some alternative music you should definitely check out the Accordion Noir Festival. This festival celebrates a wonderful instrument: the accordion. This means that for every concert there’ll always be an accordion. Even if you’re not so much in to this instrument it’s worth checking out a least one concert. Who knows, all of you stereotypical views of the accordion might completely change after a great concert. Click here for more information on the Accordion Noir festival.

Saturday

If you really want to get around downtown Vancouver you can choose to hike Vancouver Seawall. Vancouver Seawall is a road specifically designed for cyclists and pedestrians, and it stretches all the way around downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park and even reaches Kitsilano beach park. You can go for a run, take your bike or just walk around this beautiful stretch, where you can also enjoy Vancouver Harbour and English Bay. There’s a lot of attractions and great places to go all the way around the Seawall, so you can always take a little break from your hike and do something completely different. You can get more information about Vancouver Seawall here.

Sunday

After a good run at the Vancouver Seawall, maybe you want to relax a bit but still enjoy looking at sports. No need to worry… Vancouver has all the sports venues, matches and events you need to get entertained. The hockey season hasn’t started yet but for sure you’ll still have the opportunity to get entertained watching Vancouver’s football team (BC Lions), baseball team (Vancouver Canadians) or soccer (Vancouver Whitecaps). Click here for more information.

Have a joyful weekend!

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: PuB NIGHT Review

Last night we had our weekly pub night at The Metropole, a very characteristic pub in Abbot Street. There are original mosaic tile floors, stained glass and exposed bricks – it’s charming! Furthermore you have the possibility to watch baseball and other sports on the TV screen – and of course: HOCKEY!

Yesterday the Canucks had a pre-season game against the Edmonton Oilers. The Canucks didn’t have the best of days – they lost 4:1! Hence, please don’t worry if you didn’t watch the game!

It was my first pub night with you guys here in Vancouver! It was great, because I met very nice people and I could get to know some of them better! Thank you!

Of course we ate some burgers and drank some beer because of the cheap Wednesday’s special menu:
Burger & Beer for $ 6’49 and drinks for $ 3’25 (+ tax)!

All things considered, we had a great time @ The Metropole!

I hope that you will join our next weekly pub night!

Take care,

Toby.

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: What to do on the weekend?

Hello guys,

This weekend we have a very good plan for you. On Saturday we are going to Deep Cove. A very beautiful area in North-Vancouver. We can see the town, the bay and then we can hike in the near mountains.On the top of the mountains you can see the whole city and Vancouver-area.
You can join us on the Facebook Event Page. 

 

  • WHEN: Saturday July 20th at 10:45 am
  • WHERE: Pender St. with Granville St. (Stop ID: 50077)

I also find some other things you can do this weekend.

Canadians Baseball Game (vs Eugene Emeralds)
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money for a good match you can go to the Vancouver Canadians. This baseball team is playing in the second league. You can get some great food, see live entertainment, enjoy the match and after the game you can see some awesome fireworks above the stadium!

The tickets are between the 10-15 dollar each. See the Canadians Official Website

  • WHEN: Sunday July 21th at 1:05 PM
  • WHERE: Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street Vancouver MAP

Hope you have a great weekend!

Cheers,

Jelle

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

How was your weekend?

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! I started the weekend with a relaxed evening and I went to the gym really early on Saturday morning. After that I was ready for the Staff-a-licious Spring Party! People living in the Staffhouse decided to celebrate the upcoming nice weather and wanted to get together with all their friends. The party started already at 1 pm with some activities at a park nearby the staffhouse. We played soccer, baseball & frisbee. At around 4 pm we decided to go back to the house, take a shower and lit the barbecue!

Little by little more people showed up, it was fun having a barbecue with so many people! After the barbecue the sun went down, everybody went inside and there was a real house party going on! Sunday was for me a relaxing day with, of course, a house cleaning.

What did you do this weekend? Let me know by leaving a comment. Maybe we can share some great places to go to, fun activities to do and so on!

Cheers,

Elvera