This week is Pride Week!

It is time for Vancouver’s Annual Pride Parade! Ever since Craig Rodwell proposed to hold a gay pride parade in New York on November 2, 1969 it has grown into a world wide event attracting thousands of people every year. Even though Toronto has emerged as a leader on progressive gay and lesbian policy in North America, Vancouver knows how to have a great Parade! Last year the Parade spanned out over 20 blocks and attracted an audience of over 600,000 people!

Each year, the Vancouver Pride Society selects a theme for the Vancouver Pride celebration. The theme selected for 2009, “Educate, Liberate, Celebrate,” so accurately gets to the heart of the Pride celebration’s purpose that it will carry through as the theme for 2010 and 2011, as well. Each year, one of the three elements will be highlighted. This year the focus is on Liberate and what it means to be free.

Leading up to the Pride parade on Sunday August 1 there are several Pre-Pride activities to do around town. Some of the pride activities are:

Thu July 29, 2010 Pride Movie NightVancity Theatre

Fri July 30, 2010 Pride Weekend Launch, J Lounge, 1216 Bute St.

Fri July 30, 2010 TELUS Davie Street Pride Party, Davie Street from Burrard to Jervis

Sat July 31, 2010 Terry Wallace Breakfast, Davie and Bute

Sun August 1, 2010 Pride Parade. Starting at 12 pm at Robson St, to Denman St, to Beach Ave.

For more information about the activities during the week, click here

Go out and enjoy one of the many activities being held during Pride Week! Looking for some people to go with? Leave a message on our Facebook site and meet up with other INTERNeX Candidates!

–          Manouk

Vancouver International Jazz Festival – June 25 – July 4

If you enjoy the smooth, rhythmic beats of jazz, then Vancouver’s International Jazz Festival is an event you don’t want to miss! Over 1,800 musicians, 400 concerts and 40 venues will be animating the city for 10 days, celebrating  North America’s oldest, most celebrated genres.

From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. Vancouver is home to one of the most unique and extraordinary jazz scenes on the continent.

By taking the music to concert halls, parks, community spaces, clubs, public plazas and neighbourhood streets, the Jazz Festival will electrifies Vancouver with over 400 concerts and stirs the souls of more that 500,000 people each year. To check out a list of the participating artists, click here!

One of the many free events taking place during the festival includes Gastown Jazz! This is a free, two-day street festival. Historic Gastown becomes an open-air party with multiple acts spread over two days from 1 p.m until 8 p.m. Featuring Canadian and International artists, Gastown Jazz has become a traditional destination for jazz fans and is synonymous with the opening weekend of the Festival. Two free stages bookend Water Street’s three blocks. Continuous music is performed for everyone to enjoy. Friends and families come from all over to celebrate the beginning of summer while reveling in a diverse array of musical styles. Gastown Jazz also boasts dazzling street entertainers, souvenir and CD kiosks, snacks and refreshments, as well as a wide selection of cafés, restaurants, and bistros all along Water Street.

For further information please visit their website.

Keep checking back to see which dates INTERNeX will be attending concerts during this festival, and how you can join in on the fun!

That’s all for now!

– Laura

Vancouver Jazz Festival – June 25 to July 4

Another reminder for you Vancouver folks!

If you enjoy the smooth, rhythmic beats of jazz, then Vancouver’s International Jazz Festival is an event you don’t want to miss! Over 1,800 musicians, 400 concerts and 40 venues will be animating the city for 10 days, celebrating  North America’s oldest, most celebrated genres.

From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. Vancouver is home to one of the most unique and extraordinary jazz scenes on the continent.

By taking the music to concert halls, parks, community spaces, clubs, public plazas and neighbourhood streets, the Jazz Festival will electrifies Vancouver with over 400 concerts and stirs the souls of more that 500,000 people each year. To check out a list of the participating artists, click here!

One of the many free events taking place during the festival includes Gastown Jazz! This is a free, two-day street festival. Historic Gastown becomes an open-air party with multiple acts spread over two days from 1 p.m until 8 p.m. Featuring Canadian and International artists, Gastown Jazz has become a traditional destination for jazz fans and is synonymous with the opening weekend of the Festival. Two free stages bookend Water Street’s three blocks. Continuous music is performed for everyone to enjoy. Friends and families come from all over to celebrate the beginning of summer while reveling in a diverse array of musical styles. Gastown Jazz also boasts dazzling street entertainers, souvenir and CD kiosks, snacks and refreshments, as well as a wide selection of cafés, restaurants, and bistros all along Water Street.

For further information please visit their website.

Keep checking back to see which dates INTERNeX will be attending concerts during this festival, and how you can join in on the fun!

That’s all for now!

– Laura

The Caprice 7th Anniversary

Caprice nightclub is proud to invite you to celebrate its…7th Anniversary! This event is premiering on April 29th with doors opening up at 9pm and the party will be going strong till 3am. Last years anniversary party was epic to say the least! For some footage of previous parties hosted by Caprice become a fan of their facebook page. Guestlist for the 7 year anniversary party has now opened! So if you visit their official company website and register to get on the list you will receive your complimentary cover and free cocktails and canapes before 10:30pm.  Amazing surprises will help to keep you entertained all night and LA’s own DJ Kevin Scott with resident DJ JohnnyJover will be heating up the dancefloor with their amazing music! Spaces are limited so hurry up and get your guestlist request in! This beautiful club is located at the heart of Vancouver nightlife at 967 granville street so if you haven’t see it before just take a stroll past it.

INTERNeX PuB NiGHT Monday 24th of August

My big Birthday Party at the PuB NiGHT last Monday!

Our PuB NiGHT was amazing, because we celebrated my birthday after midnight. All my friends were there and we had a lot of fun.

After some drinks and rounds of playing pool it was finally midnight and time to celebrate my birthday.
Thank you to all the people who showed up at the Metropole PuB NiGHT and thanks a lot for all the awesome birthday presents:-)

Next PuB NiGHT Monday 31th of August at the Metropole 320 Abbott St at 7 pm.

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