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,

Annika

 

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

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!

Best,

Mercedes

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