PuB NiGHT Review

“You Fat Bastard!” is what all the Whitecaps supporters yell to disturb the opponent’s goalkeeper.
Yesterday we collaborated together with International House, a language school we work closely with and went to see a CONCACAF game. It was the Vancouver Whitecaps vs Olimpia from Honduras.

First, we met with the language school students. It was quite interesting and it didn’t take long for everyone’s curiosity to get the better of them and mingle.
After growing into this big group we made our way to Doolin’s Irish Pub there we met the manager of International House who was just as excited to see the game as the rest of us. At Doolin’s we drunk a quick pint of beer before we all marched together with many other Whitecaps supporters to BC Place who were beating drums and cheering all the way there.

Finally following our arrival at the stadium and getting our seats in the supporter’s corner the game began. The Whitecaps were dominating the game from the beginning but only in the 42nd minute were they able to score a goal through Kianz Froese! 1-0 for the Whitecaps! And the fans cheered with all their might.

For the second half the Vancouver soccer team decided to play a little more defensive. However this gave Olimpia more chances which made the game even more exciting than the first 45 minutes. There were some pretty close calls but luckily the Whitecaps were able to keep the score and leave the stadium as winners.

In the meantime many of our other INTERNeXers gathered together for the “Alternative Pub Night” organized by Steve. We joined them at Steamworks after the game and brought along some of the students from International House.

It was an awesome night with lots of fun and excitement!
See you next time!


INTERNeX International Exchange – PR Coordinator

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Whitecaps vs Olimpia

Vancouver’s favorite soccer team is having a match on September 16th. And it’s not just any game. It’s a CONCACAF game which can be compared to Europe’s Champions League. Only here it’s a league for North and Central America as well as the Caribbean. That means this match against Olimpia from Honduras is quite a big deal!

On September 16th, instead of a normal Pub Night, we’ll be able to cheer for the Whitecaps together with their most loyal and crazy (in a cool way) fans.

We’ll meet up at Doolin’s Irish Pub at 5:00pm. It’s early for a Wednesday but it’s definitely something you shouldn’t miss if you want to have a real Vancouver experience!
In case you can’t make it at 5:00pm still try to be there before 6:00pm because that’s when we begin marching towards BC Place.

Besides the hardcore fans we’ll be there together with International House, a language school INTERNeX works closely with. They actually came up with this event and helped us get these awesome tickets! Cheers to that!

Tickets are 30$ per person. Just drop in to the INTERNeX office until latest September 11th to pay for an exciting game with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

See you then!


INTERNeX International Exchange – PR Coordinator
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How was your weekend?

Go Lions, Go! That was the motto of Friday night! Even though the weather was not much to enjoy (it was raining cats and dogs) – our Friday night at the BC Place was great. I hope you had a good Friday, and a good weekend, as well but let me sum ours up for everybody who had to miss out on it.

So on Friday, a bunch of about 20 INTERNeX clients who were interested in sports or wanted to experience another part of North American culture, went with us to the B.C. Lions football game. Even though it was raining, we didn’t care, the stadium was covered and we didn’t need to worry about a thing. Besides maybe about this: What are the rules, what team is ours, and how did they score now? Take a look at our Facebook pictures to get an impression…

However, the ground rules are: There are two teams with each an offense and a defense. They try to carry a ball to the other side of the field and score a touchdown. Those get the most points. The defense of the other team can try to stop them with loads of physical effort.  There are a lot more technicalities to it and you can look that up here, if you are interested. After having a general idea (some of us understood a bit more, others enjoyed kind of just enjoyed the atmosphere…), we can say that the Lions were absolutely successful this Friday! They won against their opponents, the Calgary Stampeders, 26 – 7. And since we were there with such a large group, we even were mentioned on the huge screen of the stadium and got a nice group welcome.

So guys, how was your weekend? Share some of your pictures online or comment below.

Talk to you soon,



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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

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!



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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend.

Lots of you guys I’m sure didn’t know that Vancouver has the highest Asian Community in any North American City. Yes, I’m not lying guys, that’s totally true !!

So, what I propose for this weekend is to experience the amazing Chinese culture.

Chinatown Night Market

 Would you like to feel like in you were in China?? Go into Chinatown with us on Saturday.

This neighborhood in Vancouver is the largest Chinatown in Canada. From May 17th until September 8thIt’s open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00pm until 11:00pm.

You can explore the charming Chinatown while enjoying its food or buying clothes.

  • When: Saturday 15th, at 7:00pm
  • Where: 140-170 Keefer Street (MAP)

From 7:30 to 9:30 there will be played a Hun Gar Shaolin Kung Fu Showcase.

Join us in our Facebook event.

Vancouver Whitecaps F.C Match.

If you are not into the idea of coming to the Chinatown Night Market, you also have another amazing activities and events that could be interesting for you.

For example, what about watching a  North American soccer match?

This Saturday Vancouver Whitecaps plays against New England Revolution (Foxborough- Massachusetts)

  • When: Saturday 15th, at 7:00pm
  • Where: BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver. (MAP)
  • Price: From $25 to $150.

We wish you a nice weekend and let us know what you were up to!



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149