INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday !

The Olympic Games,  leading international sporting event considered the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating, are held each four years.

If you remember the last ones,the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia.

But now a small quiz for you guys, what do you know about the Olympics and Canada? Let’s see !

  1. Do you know the names of the official mascots of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics? The mascots were:
    • Miga – A mythical sea bear, part whale and part spirit bear living off the coast of Vancouver island. (Olympics)
    • Quatchi – A sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of  Canada. 
    • Sumi – An animal guardian spirit with the wings of the Thungerbird and legs of an American black bear living in the mountains of British Columbia.
    • Miga and Quatchi represented the Olympics and Sumi the Paralympics.
  2. Do you know when and where did Canada participate for first time in the Olympics?It was in Paris in 1900. That year Canada won one gold and one bronze !
  3. Which Canadian city host for first time in Canada the Olympic Games? Montreal in 1976! And now that you know it, you know which one was the second ? Calgary in 1988 ! (By the way, the “Big O” stadium in the 1976 games is well-known because of it’s poor quality like roof collapses interrupting a few performances)
  4. Name of the first Olympian from Canada to win a total of six medals ! It was Cindy Klassen, speed skater.
  5. Who was the Canadian women hockey team’s fiercist competitors from 1998 to 2006 in the Olympic Games? USA and Sweden! ( Canada won the gold in 2002 and 2006)
  6. Last question and  a little bit more difficult: What was Ian Millar’s, well-known Canadian horseback rider, horse’s name that accompanied him in many Olympic Games? Big Ben!

The quiz is over guys, how many answers did you know? I hope you know a little bit more about the participation of Canada in the Olympics, and don´t be shy to make us a question too ! 🙂

Have a nice weekend everybody!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: New fun facts: Caesar cocktail!

Canadian cuisine varies depending on the regions of the country. I’m sure most of you know about the delicious butter tarts, kraft dinner or the famous poutine. Of course don´t forget the super-known maple syrup and the smoked salmon !!

But today, I´m going to introduce you a Canadian cocktail  that I´m sure most of you don´t know and is known as a hangover cure.I´m talking about the cocktail “Caesar”.

This original drink was originated by 1969 by Walter Chell in Calgary. He declared he got his inspiration from Italy and  created a drink similar to a Bloody Mary but with a uniquely spicy flavour.

It´s has a very special flavour, so you definitely should try while your stay in Canada.

The ingredients are the following ones:

  • 6 oz. Clamato Juice
  • 1–1½ oz. Vodka
  • 2 Dashes hot sauce
  • 4 Dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Lime wedge
  • 1 Crisp celery stalk

The ingredients are poured into a glass rimmed with celery salt or a mixture of salt and pepper and garnished with a celery stalk and lime, and even if it was not included in the original recipe, a lot of places add tabasco sauce!!

Our PR-Team tried it last Friday, and in the picture you can see how funny it was the  glass the pub used to serve it: a boot glass! Personally, I prefer another kind of drinks because I don´t like too much hot sauces, but it´s worth it to try it once!

So, what do you think about the Caesar cocktail? Do you like it?

I wish you all a fantastic Sunday and I hope to see you all soon!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Program: Hospitality

INTERNeX offers all sorts of different programs, and one of them is hospitality! This program offers young people, with all kinds of backgrounds, a great opportunity to live, travel and work in Canada.

Are you interested in coming to Canada, but need money to be able to support your travels? INTERNeX can find a job for you in the hospitality and tourism industry for approximately 30 hours in the week. And the rest of the time you can use to explore and discover Canada!

The hospitality program gives you the great chance:

  • Improve your language skills
  • Gain work experience in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry
  • Learn about the Canadian culture
  • Experience how it is to work with people from different countries
  • Become more independent

The best places to find work in this industry are in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. Here you can work in a restaurant or cafe.

If you would like to work in a hotel then there are multiple opportunities in Whistler and Banff.

16 weeks is the minimum time you can stay, but of course if you would love to stay longer that is not a problem as well!

For more information please visit our new INTERNeX WORLD Website!

Questions? Then please don’t hesitate to contact us at pr@internexcanada.com

Cheers,

Lies

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 Volunteer Program

Hi everyone,

INTERNeX also offers a unique volunteer program. If it is your dream to help, rescue, and rehabilitate orphaned or injures animals, you should definitively read this article!

If you love being outdoor in the nature, than you can volunteer in remote parts of Canada, but if you prefer living in a big city such as Vancouver, Toronto, or Calgary than you can volunteer with pet rescue centers where you will get to take care of cats, dogs and other pets that have been rescued or found.

You can take part in the program when you would like to volunteer 4 till 24 weeks. Although we recommend to do this program for 8 till 12 weeks.

If you love animals and nature or if you are interested in first nations culture and history, then this is the program for you. We are looking for people who are outgoing, flexible, hard working, physically fit, good at communicating with others and who really want to be in Canada.

This volunteer program offers you a life time experience!!

For more information please visit the INTERNeX website
Questions? Send u an e-mail

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do on the weekend?

Hey guys, its weekend!!!!
And here are some tips for your weekend…

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Vancouver:

Rainbow Warrior Festival

A First Nation prophecy says the peoples of the world will unite as Warriors of the Rainbow to save the planet from destruction by greed and careless exploitation.
Greenpeace was inspired by this to name the flagship of its fleet the Rainbow Warrior. This fall as part of  celebrating its 40th anniversary, Greenpeace will launch its newest vessel: the Rainbow Warrior III.
Go celebrate Greenpeace’s efforts to protect our environment on September 17th, at the Rainbow Warrior Festival.

Date: 17. September
Time: 11am to 6pm
Where: Jericho Beach Vancouver

For more information click here

Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience

Introducing the 4D Experience! Immerse yourself in our new 4D Experience, a cinematic adventure filled with thrilling sensory effects such as wind, mist, scents and dramatic lighting! BC’s only 4D theater, this is a one of a kind experience filled with excitement, stunning visuals and unexpected sensory surprises.
Theater shows are included in general admission price and have a run time of approximately 20 minutes.

Date: exposition is from 15.09.2011 to 30.09.2011
Time: Daily 11am to 4pm
Where: 845 Avison Way
V6G 3E2 Vancouver

For more information click here

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Toronto

Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September.

Our programmers have earned a reputation for excellence, and a diverse array of films are shown: Hollywood galas, complete with red carpet glamour; the best in international cinema, the latest homegrown comedies… and everything in between.

Get your package today, before they sell out! See website for details!

Date: from 08.09.2011 to 18.09.2011
Time: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Where: Toronto different locations see here

For more information click here

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Calgary

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Visit Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 17th from 12 to 2 p.m. for your chance to say farewell to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games medals.
This Saturday is the last day full sets of athlete medals for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games will be at CSHoF on loan from the Royal Canadian Mint. Experts from the Mint will be on hand to tell the story of how the medals were made and allow visitors to touch, hold and take photos with the medals. And, visitors can learn about a first-hand Olympic gold medal experience and meet Canadian speed skater Christine Nesbitt, who won gold in the 1,000 metre event at the 2010 Games and is this year’s Calgary Terry Fox Run spokesperson.

Date: 17 September 2011
Time: 12am to 2pm
Where: 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
For more information click here

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Wish you a nice Weekend!

Cheers,

Claudio

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Hospitality Program

Do you know that INTERNeX offers many different programs next to the internship program? One of these programs is the hospitality program. Are you interested in exploring and working and traveling in Canada, but you do not have a budget? Then this program is perfect for YOU!

INTERNeX can find jobs for you in the hospitality and tourism sector, you will work here approximately 30 hours per week, but the rest of the week you can discover Canada!

What are the benefits for you?

  • Improve your language skills
  • Gain work experience in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry
  • Learn about the Canadian culture
  • Experience how it is to work with people from different countries
  • Become more independent

The best work opportunities are in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. You can work in cafe’s and restaurants.

If you prefer to work in a hotel then you can work in one of the resorts in Whistler or Banff.

The minimum stay is 16 weeks, but if you want to stay longer that is no problem!

For more information please visit our website.

Questions? Please send an e-mail to pr@internexcanada.com

Cheers, Lydia

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

Chinese New Year in Calgary

We celebrated New Year almost a month ago but if you just can’t get enough, you can celebrate Chinese New Year. In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is putting on a carnival complete with dance shows, food, calligraphy and painting exhibitions and demonstrations, games, carnival booths and special programs.

So for all our INTERNeX Candidates around Calgary, check it out!

Here a movie of a trade booth from last year:

For more information, see the website.

Cheers,

Elvera