What to do on the weekend?

Another weekend is coming up and even if you don’t join us for our great victioria trip, there are still some fun things to do this weekend. AND the weather is getting awesome again so lets go and do some fun stuff outside!!

 

Friday

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure in joining Critical Mass in Vancouver, the mob is meeting up again this Friday, July 25 at 6pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

They are meeting every last friday in a month but July is one of the best times to participate in Critical Mass, because the attendance is huge. The sun is usually shining and everybody is set to take over the city on their bike. If you’ve never heard of Critical Mass before, it’s a social movement that was started to reclaim public space and promote bike usage. It has blossomed into a huge event that attracts hundreds of bikers throughout the ride, taking over the streets of Downtown Vancouver and eventually the Lions Gate Bridge. Grab a bike and meet the rest of the group at 5:30 – 6pm in front of the VAG, from there, the route is an improvisation. But, it usually goes from the Vag to the Granville Street Bridge, to the Burrard Street Bridge, before winding over to the Lions Gate Bridge for the final stop of the evening.

 

Saturday

Of course you all know whats going on on saturday, its finally time for the first part of the celebration of lights!! USA will be the first to start in the competition, followed by France (30th July) and Japan (2nd August). The event takes place at english bay from 10.00pm to 10.25pm and there are about 300.000 spectators expected at english bay, so you should either come early or look for another place with a good view. Another spot with a close-up view of the Celebration of Light Vancouver fireworks is Vanier Park, situated across the bay from English Bay Beach. If the crowds of thousands at English Bay Beach are too much for you, walk past English Bay Beach and head into Stanley Park. Any point along the Stanley Park Seawall facing English Bay will provide a great viewing point for the Vancouver fireworks! You can as well watch from the pedestrian walkways of the Burrard Bridge ( or Granville Bridge, but then they are pretty far away). People do watch from the Burrard Bridge, so do expect some competition for the best (centre) “spots.”

 

Sunday 

Each last week in July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws a crowd of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park for a weekend of parading, dining, socializing and dancing in the sunshine.

This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar — and with tens of thousands of attendees, possibly the largest cultural event of its type in BC, period. From 10.00am to 7.00 pm on sunday they offer Caribbean boat cruises, parades and lots of exotic food, so if the weather is nice you should definitely check out this event.

Hope all of you enjoy you weekend!!! And remember that our office will be closed on friday next week and check out our awesome trip to the Rockies.

 

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: What to do on the Weekend

Enjoy a money-free weekend this week! Most of the events happening are absolutely FREE for you guys! Join us for the Festival of Lights fireworks in English Bay, see an open-air movie and experience international festivals in Vancouver and Toronto!

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VANCOUVER WEEKEND EVENTS

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – July 28th, @ 4.30pm
Don’t miss world’s largest offshore international fireworks competition! Three countries prepare a fireworks show and a soundtrack for their performances. Join INTERNeX and watch VIETNAM compete in the festival of lights this Saturday! Check out the facebook event!

When: Saturday, July 28th
Time: 4:30pm
Meeting point: The Starbucks by the bus stop on Davie St. (Davie/Denman Street, English Bay)
(fireworks will start at around 10/10:30pm, but we want to make sure we get a good spot sooo we’ll secure a spot at this time and have a mini picnic together first. Anyone who can only join later is more than welcome to just give one us a call and we’ll come pick you up from the Starbucks and take you to our spot)
What to bring: Blanket, snacks for the picnic, soft drinks (please remember that it is not allowed to bring alcohol to the beach) & warmer clothing just in case.

25th ANNUAL CARIBBEAN DAYS FESTIVAL
Experience tropical cuisine, Caribbean culture, music and more at the Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver. The free events include a Multicultural Parade and a Waterfront Party concert with live music. See here for more details: http://www.caribbeandays.ca

Time: Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29
Place: Waterfront Park & Lonsdale Quay Plaza, North Vancouver

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SALSA DANCES
Are you a good dancer or want to be one? Attend these free outdoor Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances in Robson Square, open to everyone, regardless of skill level. There is dancing throughout the afternoon, free lessons at 3pm and dance performances at 5pm! The next dance Sunday is the 29th of July! Check out the website: http://www.sundayafternoonsalsa.com

Time: Sundays, July 1 – August 26
Place: Robson Square, across from the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

FREE MOVIE at David Lam Park
Enjoy the summer outdoors and see an open-air movie! There is a free outdoor screening of The Princess Bride in Yaletown’s David Lam Park this Sunday, July 29th, at 5pm. Experience a mini-festival before the show as well. Don’t forget your own blanket!

Time: July 29, 5pm
Place: David Lam Park, Vancouver

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TORONTO WEEKEND EVENTS

PEDESTRIAN SUNDAY in Kensington Market
Kensington Market opens up the streets for pedestrians this Sunday! Enjoy sights, sounds and smells of this distinctive neighborhood with artists, musicians and international food. This Sunday the theme is Summer- Off The Grid! Check out the Kensingtonn Market website: http://www.pskensington.ca

Time: Sunday, July 29, 2012
Place: Kensongton Market, Toronto

TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEER
Celebrate Canada’s rich brewing history at the Festival of Beer in Toronto. It’s a four-day event where you can sip and sample more than 100 brands of beer! Additionally, a real southern BBQ and live entertainment are waiting for you: http://www.beerfestival.ca/torontos-beer-festival

Time: Fraiday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, 2012
Place: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto

CARIBANA SCOTIABANK CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL
This vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture in Toronto takes place for the 43rd year and is the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. It features events praising the music, cuisine and arts of the Caribbean region. The biggest highlights during the festival are the Caribana Grand Parade, Annual Gala and the new tent villages. While you need tickets for some events, others are absolutely free. See here for details: http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

Time: Friday, July 27, to August 12, 2012
Place: Various Locations in Toronto

BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

The annual Beaches International Jazz Festival entertains you with jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop, South American, Latin, rhythm and blues and more. It’s groovy music for free! The event takes place at several locations around the Queen East/Beaches area. See the official website for location details and line-up: http://www.beachesjazz.com

Time: Friday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, 2012
Place: Various Locations in The Beaches, Toronto

Have a great weekend,

Xenia

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

INTERNeX Canada: SmartSaver Vancouver

We all know that Vancouver is considered to be one of the most expensive cities in North America, but there is no better place to be in the summer if you want FREE fun! Do you want perfect summer activities that are outside in the sun, with a lot of people, a lot of music, a lot of action, and FREE? No, your demands are not too high – check out this Summer Events SmartSaver with all FREE happenings!

Summer is Vancouver’s season for festivals! You can see some of the best music events and celebrations at no cost.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
There still are some free events at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Listen to awesome jazz at the David Lam Park Jazz Weekend and North Shore Jazz:

David Lam Park Jazz Weekend
Place:David Lam Park (Roundhouse Mezzanine, David Lam Park Stage, David Lam Park – Exhibition Hall, David Lam Park Family Zone)
Time: Saturday, June 30th, concerts take place between noon and 9pm
North Shore Jazz
Place: North Shore Jazz, Civic Plaza (14th & Lonsdale)
Time: Saturday, June 30th, 1pm

Carnaval del Sol
Carnaval del Sol is coming to downtown’s Granville Street! Granville will be closed to traffic from Hastings to Smithe Streets and filled with Latin music, food, dancing, and performances! One of the biggest summer parties, outdoors and free!
Place: Granville Street, Downtown Vancouver
Time: Saturday, June 30th, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m

East Side Pride
Another street festival with free live entertainment, food vendors, and lots of community fun is Vancouver Pride Society’s summer event East Side Pride.
Place: McSpadden Park, Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Time: Saturday, June 30th, start 11am

Surrey Fusion Festival
Join Surrey’s biggest two-day multicultural celebration! The Surrey Fusion Festival is free and offers 40 international pavilions celebrating music, food and culture, a World Music Stage and a Celebrations dance stage!
Place: Holland Park, Surrey
Time: Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22

Caribbean Days Festival
Experience tropical cuisine, Caribbean culture, music and more at the Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver. The free events include a Multicultural Parade and a Waterfront Party concert with live music.
Place: Waterfront Park & Lonsdale Quay Plaza, North Vancouver
Time: Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29

Along with the festivals more free events are happening in Vancouver:

Canada Day celebrations
Canada Day is always a huge free party all around the city with a lot of street festivals, parades and fireworks! Join the INTERNeX crew for Canada Day celebrations and a fun day without any costs! Check out our event on Facebook.
Place: All Vancouver! We will start our celebration at Spanish Banks
Time: All day! Meet us at Spanish Banks Loop at 10am

Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances
Are you a good dancer or want to be one? Attend these free outdoor Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances in Robson Square, open to everyone, regardless of skill level. There is dancing throughout the afternoon, free lessons at 3pm and dance performances at 5pm!
Place: Robson Square, across from the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Time: Sundays, July 1 – August 26

Richmond Night Market
Enjoy some food and action at the Richmond Night Market with over 300 vendors, live entertainment, and nightly crowds of thousands. This Asian-style night market is a must-see and admission is free!
Place: 8351 River Rd, Richmond BC
Time: Friday & Saturday 7pm – 12am; Sunday & Holidays 6pm – 11pm, May 18 – October 8, 2012

Vancouver Beaches
Summer is beach time and Vancouver has a lot to offer! Barbecuing, volleyball or sunbathing: these beaches are right around the corner, beautiful and free:
English Bay Beach, Kitsilano Beach, Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Wreck Beach
Place & Time: up to you! Watch out for INTERNeX beach events on our blog and facebook.

Have a nice time and save your money!

Xenia

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