How was your weekend?

Another Monday, another week ahead of us. But before we dive into the new week, let’s take a look at what happened on the weekend.

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On Friday we went to see the Whitecaps game against the Portland Timbers. We met at the Library Square Public House at around 5:30. That’s also the meeting spot of the Southsiders, the loyal fans of the Whitecaps. So we’ve already experienced some cheering there. At the Pub we had a few beers until 6:45, when we headed towards the stadium. We had pretty nice seats, as our view was great, and we sat next to the Southsiders, so we had good energy around us during the whole game. Before the game, both the American and the Canadian national anthems were played. When the game started the stadium wasn’t too full, but it filled up over time. The Whitecaps were able score a goal in the 9th minute. Even though the Timbers also had some good opportunities to score goals, they weren’t able to score one, leading to the Whitecaps win.

When leaving the stadium, there was a marching band outside performing. Part of our group went home afterwards, while some still went for some drinks. Thanks to everyone who joined and hopefully you enjoyed the game as much as I did.

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The rest of the weekend was a rather chill one for me. I hung out with some friends and enjoyed the weather by the water. I hope you guys had a great weekend as well.

See you at the Yale Saloon on Wednesday for PuB NiGHT!

Have a good day!

-Megan

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend?

Wait, it’s already Friday? We totally understand the confusion because of the long weekend, but yes folks, it’s already Friday and you all know what that means…. indeed, almost weekend. So we lined up some things for you so you can decided what you are going to do during your weekend.

This weekend will be the last weekend you can enjoy the Asian Illumination Summer Night Market located at 12631 Vulcan Way in Richmond. The night market is open from 7 pm until 12 am and on Sunday until 11 pm. There are a lot of vendors selling a lot of different things from plastic phone cases to all kinds of tasty Asian foods like for example bubble teas, curly potato chips on a stick and friend octopus. Most evenings at the market there is live entertainment from local amateur bands, singers, dancers and much more.20872046193_b77294e20c_z

And if you like sports well go support our Vancouver Whitecaps then on Saturday during their match against Real Salt Lake at BC Place Stadium. The game starts at 7:00 pm and tickets are on sale via the website of the Whitecaps.

On Sunday we want to take you all to the Vancouver Street Food Festival. There will be a lot of Food Trucks and live music of The Pop Junkies. The event starts at 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm. So hopefully we will see you all on Sunday and we hope that you will have an amazing weekend.

– 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 Friday again and you know what that means, right? Time to get out of the house and celebrate the weekend. This weekend will be a long weekend, so you will have lots of time to explore British Columbia and Vancouver.

18195054_10155240525552103_6049775120854058037_nWe were already really lucky with the weather and it is getting better and better, which is why it is time to do outdoor activities. In this way we can enjoy the sun to the fullest. Therefore is INTERNeX planning a bike ride through Stanley Park on Sunday. You may have already seen the totem poles, but there are so many other things to explore in this amazing park.

There are also several events taking place during this weekend, such as the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair and the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is a festival which is 4 days in total. This event is especially for the cowboys and cowgirls in our group. So let your inner cowboy free during this great festival. The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is a festival with several comic-related events. These include readings, presentations, discussions and a big exhibition area. If you like comics, then this is definitely the place to go!

Besides that you can also go to Tagore Spring Festival in Surrey on Saturday. There are various kinds of performances, including dance, music and poetry. Next to that you can also learn a bit more about the Canadian culture while you watch presentations about all the different traditions and heritages. The festival is paid by donation, so definitely worth checking out!

17352379_10208531571187759_1886154942491608944_nIf you would rather watch sports during this weekend, you could go to the BC Place Stadium on Saturday and watch the Vancouver Whitecaps play against Sporting Kansas City. Of course, you could also go to one of the great sports bars in Vancouver. When you would rather spend your time outside because of the expected good weather, then you could go to one of Vancouver’s great beaches such as English Bay, Jericho Beach and Kitsilano Beach.

I hope you will have a great weekend! See you in Stanley Park or at next week’s PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: The Picture of the Week

This photo was taken at last Sunday’s INTERNeX event at the BC Hall of Fame Museum. Being part of the BC Place Stadium (home to the Vancouver Whitecaps and Lions), the entire museum has only recently been renovated and is really a fun pastime on a rainy afternoon. We saw all kinds of memorabilia from BC athletes in various disciplines, played games and looked at dedicated exhibitions on some of BC’s heroes, Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, who committed their lives to raising funds and awareness for cancer and spinal cord injuries. The last part of the museum was about the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver of course. I liked this section in particular as it really succeeded in giving us and idea about the incredible atmosphere and feeling of togetherness that must have been in the wind during the games. I only wish I had been there two years ago. Vancouver and Whistler certainly were great hosts to the world and I’m sure Canada lived up to its reputation of a welcoming and hospitable country.

This picture shows Tobias and Sonnich checking out the shoes which one of the athletes used to wear during the 2010 Olympics. You can tell the shoes were their only focus! 😉

If you have nothing all too exciting to do this Sunday afternoon just join us for a trip to Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Conservatory – it’s nice and warm in there! 🙂

Cheers

Marianne

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INTERNeX Canada: Travel Tip (not only) for Newcomers – Big Bus Vancouver

A new city is super exciting and also a little overwhelming sometimes. No doubt about that. So many things to see, places to go, activities to engage in and the hardest part would be how to fit it all into one or two days of hardcore ‘sightseeing’ rather than wandering around on your own and spending hours to get from A to B. I’ve had the same problem when I first got to Vancouver even though the city is rather small if you compare it to the megacities of the world. Still, it’s way bigger than my home town with 3000 inhabitants in the middle of nowhere. 🙂 So here’s the solution for this issue: Big Bus Vancouver!

Actually I love doing this in pretty much every city I go. First spend one day on the Hop On Hop Off bus, decide where you really wanna go and check out these places on your own the day(s) after. That’s how it worked perfectly for me in cities like Paris, London, Sydney, Barcelona and Berlin – no clue why I never considered it for Vancouver. Only last week, we – the PR team – got the chance of experiencing a Big Bus tour ourselves and this was when I realized that I hadn’t seen like half of Vancouver yet (and I had been to Van TWICE before I got here again about five weeks ago…shame on me, I know!). Well I guess you see everything from a different perspective too and it makes you detect a different side of the city. The tour took us from the starting point in Gastown to English Bay, then continued to Stanley Park before heading back downtown on Robson Street. After a little detour to my favourite place in Vancouver – Granville Island -, the friendly bus driver took us all the way to the BC Place Stadium and Dr. Sun Yeat-Sen Chinese Garden before we finished our loop in Gastown again. The best part about Big Bus is, that you can hop on and off as often as you like and whenever you feel like going for a walk or checking out the cute dress in a shop on Robson St, you can definitely do it. Have you seen one of these pink double-deckers roaming around Vancouver yet? They are also included in the price as well as the ferry loop on False Creek, for example to take the shortcut from English Bay to Granville Island directly on the water.

Big Bus is a great way to spend a day or two exploring this beautiful place and probably discovering more than you would see if you did it on your own. Check out their website to learn more about the tours, special offer packages and prices.

Hope to see you tonight at Karaoke!! 🙂

Cheers

Marianne

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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INTERNeX Canada: BC Sports Hall of Fame – Summer Party Silver Sponsor

Today INTERNeX is happy to introduce our partner and summer party silver sponsor BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum! See our Summer Party event page for more information on this event of summer 2012! Thank you, BCSHOF, for supporting this awesome event.

 

Have you discovered Canadian ice hockey? Are you crazy about soccer? Or is it all about the Olympics for you? The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum informs you about these sports and many other athletic achievements and events in BC sports history. Founded in 1966, they preserve BC’s sport heritage, honor outstanding athletes, and exhibit distinct artifacts from the world of sports. Additionally, the museum and foundation try to inspire and encourages all British Columbians to pursue their dreams by telling success stories of BC athletes and managing programs like the Hero In You Education Program. Honouring the Past. Inspiring the Future is their vision and motto.

The BC Sports Hall of Fame entertains and educates through many exciting and interactive exhibits. Steal a look into the BC Place Stadium through the viewing window or try out interactive games in the Participation Zone, such as climbing on the treadwall, running on the 14m track or kicking in the soccer simulator. Are you in the Olympic spirit? There is a new exhibit space dedicated to the artifacts and stories from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Take a look at Olympic torches, medals, uniforms, gifts and equipment from teams all over the world.

Each year a few outstanding sport talents who accomplished greatness and brought pride to British Columbia are selected to be honored by the BC Sports Hall of Fame. The Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Whitecaps, BC Lions, and even some Olympic Teams are among them. The BC teams and athletes are from all kinds of sports: of course ice hockey, curling, or soccer, but also figure skating and horse racing, diving and canoeing, and many more.

 

Learn about Canada’s and British Columbia’s sport history and extraordinary achievements of individuals and teams from your host country! The BC Sports Hall of Fame is located at BC Place Stadium, right in the home of BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps. Check out their website for more information: www.bcsportshalloffame.com. Join the INTERNeX Summer Party 2012 and win free tickets for this heart of BC sports!

Cheers,

Xenia

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend & Soccer Review

It´s Monday and I hope you´ve had another wonderful weekend here in Vancouver. There were many things going on, like the Chinese New Years Parade or the Soccer Semi-Final on Saturday and the Final on Sunday.
I spent my weekend in Victoria. I took the BC Ferry Friday night and came back on Sunday at 3.30pm. It was fun to see my old hostfamily and some friends I met at Uvic, while I was taking part in an English Program. We enjoyed ourselves downtown and at a party with some drinks and had lots of fun.
On Sunday I went back to Vancouver with the 1pm ferry. Usually it takes around 1 ½ hours with the ferry from Victoria BC to Vancouver, but not yesterday…
The coast guards searched for a 50 year old man in the ocean who got lost. The captain of the BC Ferry was not allowed to cross the area where they were looking for the man so we arrived in Vancouver 40 Minutes delayed. I went straight to the BC Place Stadium to meet with some other Guys to watch the Women Soccer Final.

Canadians started to like soccer so the game was already sold out. We went to a PuB to watch the game there together and had food and a few drinks, had lots of fun and were laughing a lot (of course not about the soccer game!). So even that we didn´t get tickets we made the best out of it and had a really good time.
Canada lost the Final against USA 0:4 but they are both qualified for the Olympic Games 2012 in London so they reached their goal and perhaps they are more successful this summer.
It was great to see that many people showed up to watch the Soccer Game together.We never thought about that the game would be sold out so we decided to cancel the plan to get the tickets already on Thursday, also because of the reason that we couldn’t make a reservation on tickets and we couldn´t collect the money earlier. I hope you enjoyed our public viewing in the Pub and hopefully we have more luck next time!
Have a nice week,

Hannes