Orientation Week with the Scandinavians

img_5661This week was a busy and great week with all the Scandinavians in Vancouver. They were here for only 3 days; right now they are heading to their work in a ski resort. Most of them arrived on Tuesday evening and already met each other at the airport and went straight to their hostel.

On Wednesday we had a long day full with orientations. We picked them up at 8 AM, went to the SIN office and after that to the bank to get them a bank account. When all of that was sorted out we walked to the INTERNeX office and ate pizza. After the lunch break we did the INTERNeX orientation, sorted them out for PhoneBox monthly plans and gave them an introduction about TaxBack. Finally all parts of the orientation were done and we went to the Bismarck Bar for a PuB NiGHT where the other candidates from INTERNeX also came along to enjoy a great PuB NiGHT.

On Thursday we did a Stanley Park Tour which was a long walk, but lots of fun. We first walked to the Waterfront, from there IMG_5654.JPGon we walked to Stanley Park where we started of with seeing the Totem Poles, afterwards we walked into the actual Stanley Park. We saw a lot of beautiful things, a really big tree where we could stand in and the Lost Lagoon. We also saw squirrels and even a raccoon!! Then it was already the end of the tour and went back to the hostel to get ready for the Canucks game. We gathered around 6 PM at the INTERNeX office to get the tickets and went to see the game. The Canucks lost, but it was still a great experience to see a hockey game!

On Friday we planned another PuB NiGHT at Blarney Stone to end the great time with the Scandinavian candidates before they leave to the ski resort. We had lots of fun!

We hope you all will have a great time working at the ski resort!!

– Janel

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PuB NiGHT Review – Trivia Night @ Moose’s Down Under

Our team Die Gummibärenbande tried its best to answer last night’s trivia questions but some of them were really difficult. Looks like we all need to study up some more!

It was still lots of fun guessing at random questions and playing the mini games in between.
After the trivia event ended some of us got into talking about television shows we used to watch when we were children. We had shows like the Teletubbies, Power Rangers and also series specific to our own countries come up. That was quite a nostalgic ride back into our childhoods!

Soon after Moose’s Down Under was beginning to close up so we decided to move on to the next place, especially because since it was Laura’s, one of our INTERNeXers, last night in Canada. We went to her favorite pub the Blarney Stone! Here we had a couple more farewell drinks while everyone wrote goodbye notes on a flag to remember us by.
Eventually, we had to reluctantly call it a night and parted ways with promises of a reunion someday.
You always meet twice, right?

 

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Pub Night Annoucement

Dear people,

this week our people will be a little bit different! After last week, where we could welcome a lot of new people in the INTERNeX-Family…We’re gonna meet in the Blarney Stone on Friday @ 6pm! As you may noticed the Vancouver Canucks have qualified for the Playoffs and it is time to fight….wohooo! GO CANUCKS!

That’s why we are coming together to see the Game in Gastown. We are gonna WATCH THE PLAYOFFS ON A GIANT 20FT SCREEN!!

– Got a jersey? Make sure to show your colors for either team and get a free drink on them!

– Want a jersey? Come down and win one!

– Want beer? Come down and win some!

– $13.50 Bud Pitchers every game as well as amazing daily food and drink specials!

After that Friday Night is on! Everbody is very welcome to stay, dance and drink… IT IS GONNA BE AN AWESOME NIGHT!

BE A PART OF IT!

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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

Pub Night Annoucement

Hi everyone! New week, new opportunities and a new pub night!

This Thursday at 7 pm. we are going to one of our favourites – The Blarney Stone! For those who haven’t been there, this Irish Pub has been voted the Best Irish Pub in Vancouver for multiple years. It is a lovely place that offers food and drinks at reasonable prices. On Thursdays you can get any pizza for $7 and martinis for $6. Go ahead and take a look at their menu for other temptations!

blarney_stoneThe Blarney Stone have been going strong since 1972, making it the longest running Irish Pub in the City of Vancouver. On Thursday they have live music playing for those of you who want to stay late.

The pub is located in the heart of Gastown, on 216 Carrall Street, a ten minutes walk from Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront Station.

This will be my (Julie) last pub night, so I am hoping that as many of you will show up!

Remember to sign up on our Facebook event and see you there!

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

Review: Pub Night @ Blarney Stone

Yesterday we went to the Irish pub Blarney Stone for our weekly pub night. This evening Blarney Stone were inviting people to join in for their weekly Trivia Night. So what is a Trivia Night. Well, it’s quite simple. It’s a quiz in general common knowledge. So you really have to have a great knowledge within a lot of different subjects. We were questioned about everything from 80s and 90s music to the names American presidents and the most common ingredients on an Australian pizza. Not always all too easy but definitely very entertaining.

Even more funny was the heads or tails quiz. Very simple. A coin was flipped and those who were able to guess if it was going to be heads or tails would go to the next round. The winners would get the honour of… dancing in front of the rest of the onlooking crowd at the pub. Hilarious! And of course we also had a bit of something to drink and eat.

Thanks to all of you who joined in for this entertaining and great pub night at Blarney Stone.

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

Pub and hockey night

Hi out there! Monday, December 1st, will be a special day. Why?… because 12 Swedes and 2 Danes will arrive at the INTERNeX office here in Vancouver. For this occasion we’ll be heading towards the Irish pub the Blarney Stone which is located in the great area of Gastown.

A table will be reserved for us at 6pm. At Blarney Stone we’ll get a bit to drink and eat. Aaand we’ll be watching a hockey match, Boston vs. Anaheim. There are several Swedish players on each of the hockey teams + one Danish goalie, so it could be very intense 🙂 The hockey match will be screened at 7pm.

If you want to join this wonderful group of Scandinavians just click here to sign up for the pub & hockey night at Blarney Stone.

 

 

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

Review: Halloween party @ Blarney Stone

Last Friday we went to Blarney Stone for an awesome Halloween party. A lot of people were already about to line up in front of Blarney Stone at 7pm when we arrived. Luckily our tickets allowed us to skip the line. Inside it was already packed with people. We quickly realized that this was all the party people who participated in the Halloween pub crawl. After some time quite a few people went on to the next pub… but it didn’t last long before a lot more people arrived, and the pub was once again packed.

There really was no limit to the craziness of the different costumes that we saw this night! We saw everything from a guy dressed up as spaghetti with meatballs to a girl wearing a big hat that looked like a turkey. There was a Nina Turtle, Spiderman, a guy wearing a banana costume and much much more. As you can see we were of course also dressed up for Halloween.

We all had a great time. Got a bit of something to eat, a bit to drink and then off we went to the packed dance floor. The music played was not always the ordinary type of club music, and every now and then a live band was playing… actually not bad at all! You could sort of call this a Halloween party with an Irish twist.

Thanks to you guys who made this evening and night awesome! Take a look at more Halloween party pictures here.

Hope to see you for another great event/activity this Saturday at Extreme Air Park (Canada’s BIGGEST trampoline park). Don’t worry, it’s not dangerous. Everybody can do it 🙂 You can sign up here.

And of course we also have our pub night at Doolin’s Irish Pub on Wednesday at 7pm.

Finally, we have our Portland trip from October 14th till October 16th. Join in for some early Christmas shopping, NBA awesomeness and great sightseeing. Sign up here and visit the INTERNeX office to make your payment (only $229 for the trip + $30 for an NBA match!).

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