What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday again which means that the weekend is just around the corner! If you don’t know yet what you want to do on the weekend then keep on reading because we are going to give you some tips!

Since it is almost December, there are already a lot of Christmas events going on. Like for example you can go to the Capilano Suspension Bridge to see the Canyon Lights.

22799557324_a99330f147_zOn Saturday you can also visit the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival which include family friendly activities, holiday crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and the lightning of a 55-foot Christmas tree. Also the Vancouver Christmas market located at the Jack Pool Plaza started this week. This Christmas market is an European-style market that’s great for holiday window shopping and festive things to eat. There is on most days (especially weekends) also live music.

If you don’t feel like Christmas yet than you can also go to the Disney on Ice show or Cirque du Soleil which are both still in town.

And the INTERNeX family will go to Seattle this weekend to do some sightseeing and of course some Black Friday Shopping!

We hope you all have an amazing weekend and we’re looking forward to see all of you tomorrow for Seattle!

– 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

Smart Saver Vancouver

It’s almost the end of November, which means that Christmas is just around the corner. And while we already had our Thanksgiving here in Canada, our southern neighbours will have their Thanksgiving this Thursday. A big tradition in the U.S. that Canada also took over is the famous Black Friday weekend.

So if you have always wanted that amazing new Apple computer or that amazing designer handbag but never had enough money for it, then read this blog because Black Friday is coming!

Black Friday started in the U.S but there are many speculations on how it started. One of the most recent reason for Black Friday is in 1950s Philadelphia, The Army and Navy college football teams celebrated their fierce rivalry each year with a neutral-ground clash in Philly on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Shoe ShopThe day before, thousands of people from surrounding communities would flood into the city in anticipation of the big game. They’d take the opportunity to stock up on clothes, home goods, and other gift-able items at central Philly’s many retail shops and department stores.

The annual wave of shoppers and fans was enough to clog streets and strain local health and safety resources. City Police would have to work extra-long shifts dealing with the additional crowds and traffic, and Shoplifters would also take advantage of the bedlam in stores to make off with merchandise, adding to the law enforcement headache.

In the 1980s and 1990s, large-format “big box” stores like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy proliferated around and between regional and superregional malls, fleshing out the countries ever more competitive suburban retail landscape. It was during this period that Black Friday came an own term. Signs advertising blowout Black Friday deals (and insanely early opening hours) in urban and suburban shopping districts were published and for years, every Black Friday was bigger than the last.

Canada took over the Black Friday hype, but also added Cyber Monday, which is a day where all kinds of electronics are sharply discounted.

So for everybody joining us to Seattle this weekend, make sure you’ve got enough sleep, a lot of space left in your suitcase and of course have your credit card with you because it will be a shopping heaven!!

Hope to see you all at tomorrow’s 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

INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver – Boxing Day Shopping

Much like Black Friday in the United States, boxing Day is the day of sales and shopping for Canada and other Commonwealth nations. It occurs annually following Christmas Day on December 26th and is a public holiday in Canada.

Boxing Day began as a tradition of masters giving gifts to their servants and tradesmen receiving gifts. The days leading up to Christmas is to gift shop for your family and friends, but on boxing day, you are supposed to shop for yourselves!

Generally, the best deals will be only available on Boxing Day, but since shops are trying to get rid of their stock from their current season, boxing day has now become boxing week and sometimes even into January.

Again, there are a lot of people who go crazy and line up the night outside the mall or the store before just so they can have the chance to grab the “door crashers” which are special items on sale that are in limited supply, before they are all gone.

If you go to any mall or stores next Wednesday, there are bound to be tons of people and great prices for everything, but here are some websites with deals to check out if you want something specific:

Happy bargain hunting!

Cheers,

Queenie

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: What to do on the Weekend?

Wow, it’s the weekend again! As you may know, this weekend is American Thanksgiving so there are many stores offering discounts on their merchandise in the United States and here in Vancouver.  But, there is more than shopping going on this weekend! Because it’s so close to December, lots of Christmas and winter festivities are starting to happen. We have found plenty of things for you to do so listen up!

LASER TAG

Whether you want to prove that you can win alone or team up with people and come up with a strategic plan, this will be one of the most fun times you’ll ever have! So safe up your energy and come ready to see some live action on Sunday!

  • Where?  Meet at Waterfront Station and will head there together
  • When? 1PM

Don’t forget to sign up on our Facebook event HERE!

VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET

For all you Germans out there, this will hopefully cure your homesickness! The plaza at Queen Elizabeth Theatre is transformed into a romantic tiny village with rows of little wooden huts decorated in pine branches and festive lights. You don’t want to miss the live entertainment, carousel rides and shops selling handmade gifts!

The best part is probably all the European food and drinks including German Bratwurst, Swiss Raclette, Lebkuchen, baked apples, spiced Christmas Cake (Stollen), the famous German Christmas Drink (Feuerzangenbowle), authentic hot spiced red wine (Gluehwein) and a selection of German beers (Weissbier).

I went last year (and will go this year again) and for sure would recommend everyone to take a visit!

  • Where? 650 Hamilton St
    Vancouver, BC
  • When? Nov. 24- Dec. 24 @ 11AM-9PM
  • Cost? $5 or$2 Special from 11am – 4pm on Mon – Fri

For more information, check out the website here.

WATCH THE GREY CUP

I know many of you are football (American football in a Canadian league, not soccer/England football – yes confusing, I know) fans out there.  Though the Vancouver Lions lost last week in the Conference Final, you sports nuts will want to watch the Calgary Stampeders battle against Toronto Argonauts.

The “Grey Cup” is the championship game in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and is the name of the trophy given out to the winners. It’s the 100th anniversary of the league so this is a must watch event!

Cheers,

Queenie

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: Smart Saver Vancouver – Black Friday Sales!!

Happy Thanksgiving to our fellow neighbours down South! Like the Canadian Thanksgiving, the Americans also celebrate the season of Harvest by eating turkey and pumpkin pies with family and friends. The only difference is that it is in November instead of October!

This weekend also comes with two of the biggest shopping days in North America: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Black Friday (November 23rd), as the title suggests, happens tomorrow where all the stores in the United States have these crazy, ridiculous sales and discounts off their merchandise.

Most sales starts right at midnight tonight so many keen shoppers are already lining up in front of stores right now! I suggest going down to Bellingham or Seattle this weekend to check out the deals or be spontaneous and join this West Trek Black Friday Midnight Shopping Tour that leaves tonight at 8pm!

While these two days of discounts have originated from the United States, many retailers in Vancouver and Canada are now participating to try and compete for customers. This is good news for us living in Vancouver as we don’t have to go all the way down to the States to save money (or I guess spend more money).

These Canadian websites, Red Flags Deals and Flyerland Vancouver, have a comprehensive list of the offers specific to us Canadians!

Cyber Monday (November 26th) is another day great day for us bargain shoppers, but the shopping is only done through online retailers! You don’t even have to leave your home to get great deals and discounts. This Cyber Monday website has all the best deals listed.

From my experience, the best sales are the stores that sell electronics such as Best Buy, Future Shop and even Apple have their rare, once a year sale! If you need a new laptop or iPad, this weekend will be your best bet.

I hope you get some great bargains this weekend! Happy Shopping!

Cheers,

Queenie

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