INTERNeX Canada: Pub Night Review

How can I write a review for our last pub night? Mmm… c o m p l i c a t e d! Ok, I will do two different versions of yesterday night!

The official version

Yesterday a lot of people showed up! We had a large table and another smaller for ourselves! Even if we were a really international team, yesterday was the special Swedish night! They were the most popular nationality, but we can’t forget the Danish representation, Dutch, Germans, Brazilian, Australian, Canadian and Spanish!

The New Oxford pub was a really nice place to hang out. There was some kind of club downstairs with a band playing in live! That’s the reason why the guys spent some time downstairs and not all together in the bathroom, that was what we though in the beginning haha

There were some specials cocktails and Hanna chose the worst one I am pretty sure! If you mix a cream, shampoo, a salad and I guess some alcohol you will get something similar to that one! Jesus! Absolutely awful! Haha but it was just the beginning, the rest of the cocktails were mmm!

Also important to remind that it was the last pub night for Johannes and Hanna…. Germans we will miss you! But you leave a good representation here with Yannick 😉 It was nice to have you during this time and we will miss you for sure!

After a couple of drinks together at the pub, some of us decided to continue the party at Joes Apartment in Granville Street…mm dancing, singing, chatting… so much fun!

The unofficial version

It was an absolutely blast, one of the longest pub night ever, but one of the funniest as well. I am super tired right now, so probably my grammar will be even worse than usual, but it really worth it. It was fun, crazy, you are nuts and I really enjoyed your company! Even for the unofficial version, there are some details that are better to keep in private, right? But if you want to know, just join us in our next pub night! Easy!

Cheers,

Irene

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: Upcoming events

We are in the middle of October but the activities hasn´t finished yet!! If you don´t want to get bored, just join us! We have still hilarious events ready for you!!

21st October: BC Sports Hall of Fame Museum: It´s time to culturize and know a little more about sports! Let´s go inside the Stadium and have a fun/cultural/sporty Sunday! And for less money that you can imagine!

28th October: Queen Elizabeth Park: Flowers, strange plants, colours, amazing views, relax..the perfect Sunday in the perfect park. Come with us!

31st October: Halloween Party: Have you been thinking in what to wear? You should start thinking… It will be a blast! Scare or be scared..that´s the question!Join us on facebook to know more information!!Definetily you can´t miss out!

And Of course we have our INTERNeX Pub Night every Wednesday!The best way to keep in touch and meet new people!! Keep an eye to our blog and facebook to know where we will go this week!

Cheers,

Irene

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

Fun at the Bowling Alley!

Thanks everyone who came out to our Bowling night yesterday, it was a lot of fun!

As it is custom to bowl with 10 pins and a big bowling ball in Europe, we were faced with a bit of a surprise. Bowling in Canada means with 5 pins and a small bowling ball. But after a few trows everyone got the hang of it and we had a few good games. Our high scorers for the night were Verena and Ralf. They really impressed everyone with their Mad Bowling skills! To see pictures from our bowling night, click here

It was Nathalie’s first INTERNeX event and it was great for her to get to know new people. Did get to meet her last night? Come meet her, and other INTERNeX candidates, at our PuBNiGHT tonight. We will meet at the Blarney Stone at 8.30 pm! This PuBNiGHT is extra special because it is also Laura’s last PuBNiGHT as an INTERNeX intern! So be sure to come out!!

– Manouk

Paintballing!

Yesterday was the Paintball event! Thanks to everyone who came! It was an amazing day filled with a lot of fun!

When we got to Northshore Paintball North Vancouver it was time to get our guns, masks and our overalls to make sure we were really for our  day!

For a lot of us it was the first time going paintballing, and you could tell that some had talent and some were very cautious (maby a bit too much so). The definite winners of the day were Laura and Mette. They shot the most people from our group and were some of the most active players in the field!

To keep it fun for everyone, specially for those who got shot in the beginning, NorthShore Paintball organizes games that lasts about 15 min. Each game has a mission, shot as many people as possible, capture the suitcase and many more! This made the day extra nice because beside shooting everyone we had a real objective making it even more realistic!

Besides our team there were are bunch of other people there as well. This made it all the more fun as you had more people to shoot and it made the games really intense as you had a lot more people to defied!

Besides some good shots to the chest, legs, fingers, mask and gun there were a few shots that really stood out. For those shot I made up some titles:

The ‘ Most Embarrassing Shot‘ goes to Laura, who got shot in the ass by a fellow housemate!

The ‘ Most Near Fatal Experience Shot‘ goes to Matt, who got shot in the throat.

The ‘ Most Awesome Target‘ goes to Emil, who managed to get shot a lot of times and at least twice  in the head.

The ‘ Most Sneaky Person‘  goes to Ashwin, who had an amazing talent to sneak up on people

The ‘ Most Active Player‘  goes to Mette and Laura, they were awesome out there and shot a lot of people!

Everyone was covered in paint and sand and the occasional bruises at the end of the day but I think it is safe to say that everyone had a blast! Even the muscle pain Mette, Laura and me woke up with this morning is worth it! We had such a good time that we will definitely organize another Paintbal event soon, and we hope that everyone will join us!

– Manouk

Top 5 things to do in the Rockies!

If you are working in the Rockies or are planning to go there be sure to check out this top 5 things to do.

  1. Banff Gondola

Take the eight minute gondola ride up to the top op Sulphur Mountain to enjoy a 360° view of Banff and its surrounding peaks, Lake Minnewanka, and the Bow Valley stretching from east to west. At the top of the mountain there are several scenic hiking trails you can do. You can also encounter the local wildlife, including bighorn sheep, squirrels, marmots and many more. For only $25 you can go up and down the mountain. Looking to save a few bucks? You can also hike up the mountain. It’s a 5.5 km strenuous walk that will take you about 2-5 hours but I am willing to bet you enjoy the view so much more when you hiked up the mountain

2.   Sunshine Meadows

The Sunshine Meadows are known as the most stunning alpine setting in the Canadian Rockies. At 2220 m high, the meadows straddle the Continental Divide and the boundary between Alberta and British Columbia. Surrounded by some of the Rockies’ highest peaks, the unobstructed views are beyond compare. Wildlife around in the meadows, and the brilliance of the summer flowers and autumn larches guarantees spectacular scenery on every visit.

Spend your day on top of the world and away from the crowds at Sunshine Meadows. Mt. Assiniboine, “the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies”, and Banff National Park’s highest peak, can be your backdrop! A network of gentle trails wind their way through the Meadows and offer a range of walking for all abilities; from easy one and two hour strolls, to challenging full day hikes to Quartz Ridge, Healy Pass, or beyond.

3.   Tunnel mountain and Hoodoos

One of Banff national park oldest trails Tunnel Mountain is a still one of the most beautiful walks in the area. It takes about 2-3 hours to hike and it is a 4.3 km (2.7 miles) round trip. It is the smallest peak in the Rockies to be called a mountain. Standing guard around the top of the mountain are hoodoos. People looking to do this track often have two questions:

  • What are hoodoos? They are giant freestanding pillars several meters tall that are made of silt, gravel and rocks cemented together by dissolved limestone. That was the technical answer, to make it so that everyone understands here is a picture.
  • Where is the tunnel? That is the other frequently asked picture. Because the trail is called Tunnel Mountain people are wondering were the tunnel is. Well… there is no tunnel! So why did they call it tunnel mountain? That’s because of a proposal from the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1882. They wanted to blast a half mile tunnel through the hillside, but luckily they quickly decided that this was to expensive and that it would be easier to go around.

4. Lake Minnewanka

It’s the largest lake in Banff National Park at 24 km (15 miles) long and 142 m (466 ft.) deep. Only scuba divers can view the remnants of a small town called Minnewanka Landing, after a dam was built in 1941 causing the lake to rise by 30 m. But you can walk along the lakeside trail or sing up for the interpretive boat tour to learn about the history, native folk lore and geology.

5. Vermillion Lakes

This is the perfect place for a picnic lunch on the dock, with stunning views o Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain.There are three lakes along this road, where bald eagles nest in trees, Canadian geese breed in the marshlands and tundra swans stop by during each spring and fall migration.  A natural hot springs bubbles into

the third lake. You’ll hear the mournful whistle of the Canadian Pacific Rail trains as the cross the tracks at the far side of the lakes, a sound which has echoed through the Bow Valley for more than 100 years.

If you are a big fan of nature and love to go on hikes, the Rockies are the best designation for you.

There is so much to do and see that even if you were to live there your whole life you won’t get to see everything. But this top 5 gives you a start.

Are you in the area at the moment or have been to the Rockies and would like to add an something to our top 5? Let us know by sending an email to pr@internexcanada.com

–          Manouk

Let’s Go Paintballing!

Ready to gear up? Join other INTERNeX candidates for an adrenaline-rushing game of Paintball on Thursday July 8, 2010. Shoot or get shot as we run, crawl and hide over a span of three-acre terrain!  You don’t want to miss this event – and girls – you need to come out too!

We will be playing from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at NorthShore Paintball, which is located just minutes from downtown Vancouver. Let’s get a big group of us, because although July 8 is already Half Price Thursdays, if we get a group of 12 or more, then we pay $28.00 for entry, rentals and 200 paintballs! This is an awesome deal!

Laura and I will be heading over to a thrift store to pick out some outrageous outfits (maybe even some comfortable dresses) to wear while we pulverize the boys! Make sure to wear comfortable, old clothing because this is going to be a highly active couple of hours! Grab some friends, some coworkers, even your boss and open fire at INTERNeX Paintball! We guarantee you’ll relieve some stress and leave with tons of fun memories (and maybe a few bruises).

If we don’t get a group of 12 or more, here are the prices. Please note that NorthShore Paintball only accepts cash payments, so please come prepared.

Admission:

Pay only $10 for rentals and entry! Not including paintball prices.

Rentals include:

Paintball marker
Goggles/mask
Hopper
C02 Tank
Barell Sack
Overalls (If available)

Paint Prices:

100 Rounds $10
500 Rounds $45
1000 Rounds $80
2000 Rounds $150

Don’t wait – sign-up today by calling Manouk or Laura at 604-662-8149! You can also e-mail pr@internexcanada.com or drop by the INTERNeX office. For more information on NorthShore paintball, visit their website.

Directions by public transit can be found here.

Please arrive at least a half hour early in time to pay and to gear up!

– Manouk

Other upcoming events
June 23                          PuB NiGHT at Metropole
July 4                              Stanley Park Bike Ride
July 31- Aug. 4           Rockies Adventure tour!

Check out these events and sign-up today!

INTERNeX PuB NiGHT is BACK! 19+

INTERNeX PuB NiGHT returns, Wednesday May 12, 2010! Come on out to the Calling at 1780 Davie Street (corner of Denman St. and Davie St.) and hang out with the crew!

Wednesday will be the Pub Trivia 1 Year Anniversary Party! Join other INTERNeX candidates for a great time – you’ll meet new people and of course have tons of fun! They’ll be giving away prizes so come out and join the team!

Wednesday’s are usually busy for them so for a great seat, come early! We’ll be there at 6:30 p.m. in advance. Afterwards there’s a DJ, which makes PuB NiGHT a great night to show your smarts AND dance moves! Please note that this is a 19 + event and proper I.D will be required.

If you’re attending, please send an e-mail to pr@internexcanada.com so we know how many to expect! Cheers!