What to do on the weekend

What to do on the weekend? That’s the question you ask yourself on Fridays, right before the weekend starts! This weekend is a special one, since most of you will be off on Monday due to British Columbia day. We lined up a few activities and events for you to give you inspiration for this weekend.

14652023768_55187ec8f0_oThis weekend is Pride weekend, so there is a lot to do on Davie Street (between Burrard & Jervis). There is already a party going on tonight from 6pm to 12am. There are multiple stages, food vendors and a silent disco! Sunday is the day of the big parade and the festival on Sunset beach. There are over 130 parade entries with a lot of amazing floats and fun colors. The parade will start on Robson, turn down Denman, and turns onto Beach Avenue. Internex is going to celebrate Pride on Sunday, and we will meet in front of the Blue Ruby Jewellery at 11.45 am.

On Saturday and Sunday, the 41st Annual Powell Street Festival will be held. This festival celebrates the Japanese Canadian art and culture. You can enjoy live music, Japanese food, sumo wrestling and different kinds of art and theatre. The best part of this festival is that it’s free! To check out the entire events, places you need to go to and timetables, visit their website.

Saturday will be the last day of Honda Celebration of Light. It is up to Canada this time and we are expecting an amazing firework show since it’s Canada’s 150th birthday. Since it is the last day of the big event, a lot is going on in English Bay. You can enjoy an aerobatic airshow filled with noise, smoke, skills and suspense at 7.45pm. After that you have to be a bit patient till the fireworks start at 10pm. To have a good spot on the beach, make sure you will be there a few hours prior to the show, since they are closing of the streets behind it.

For those who are off on Monday, take some time to relax after this busy weekend! For the ones that do need to go to work again, keep up the good work and get most out of your weekend! I hope to see you all at the parade on Sunday.

– Tess

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend

It is summer in Vancouver, which means that there is a lot going on. So it shouldn’t be too hard to find an activity that fits for you. Here are some suggestions on what you could do during this weekend.

19874651829_07161691ef_oOn Saturday the INTERNeX family is going to spend their day at Jericho Beach. First we will have a barbecue (bring your own food) and watch the fireworks at Celebration of Lights after. Celebration of Lights is a fireworks competition that is been held in July and August. It is seen as a must do if you are spending your summer in Vancouver.

If you would rather watch sports then you could watch the baseball game Vancouver Canadians vs. Tri-City Dust Devils on Saturday or Sunday. Before the actual game they will blow you away with fireworks too, so even though you are not going to the Celebration of Lights, you are still not missing out on the fireworks!

Vancouver would not exist without its food scene, so if you want to experience that then you should check out the Columbia Street Food Truck Fest. This is a street festival with around 100 food trucks that takes place in New WestMinister on Saturday. If you actually had enough food this month and would rather work out instead, then you could join the Night Nation Run Vancouver at Saturday. It is 5 km long run that starts at PNE in the evening.

On Sunday there are a few free concerts that you might want to check out! In North Vancouver you can listen to the Beatles tribute band The Day Trippers. Besides that you can also go to Burnaby for a free evening concert.

Have a great weekend and see you at Celebration of Lights event at Jericho beach (4pm Saturday) or next week’s PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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

HIGHLIGHTS REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2015: April, May, June

APRIL

In our first review post last week we started talking about what was going on in the first three months of the year; let’s have a look what we did in April, May and June!

April started with another new INTERNeX-PR-Coordinator-face who joined the INTERNeX community: PNNatasja, a 23-year-old student from the Netherlands, who came to Vancouver for doing a practicum as part of her Bachelor study program. As a PR Coordinator she was responsible for organizing trips in and outside Vancouver, organizing Pub NiGHTS but also the contact person when a candidate encountered difficulties.

Especially our weekly Pub NiGHTS give our interns the opportunity to meet new people and extend their social network. Pub NiGHTS at Blarney Stone, Marlone’s, The Lamplighter, Steamworks Brew Pub and The Cambie are always popular. Therefore we certainly had to show our new arrivals the ‘hottest’ pubs in town.
MAY

The long weekend in May offered our candidates the perfect opportunity to join the four-day trip to the Rockies. INTERNeX usually goes to the Rockies with West Trek twice a year; once in spring and then later in the year where we experience a part of the Canadian Rockies. rockies5The itinerary is basically the same: we first stopped in Hope, Kamloops, then Valmont, Jasper, Golden and Banff. Among others we visited Mount Robson, the Last Spike, Lake Louise and many other highlights you need to see when you are in the Rockies. To make a long story short we saw tons of gorgeous places and had an amazing time with our tour guide who we called Papa Wolf. To get more information about our Rockies trip, click here for INTERNeX goes Rockies – Part 1 and here for INTERNeX goes Rockies Part 2.

Other than going to the Rockies we also set up Pub NiGHTS every week. For instance we participated in the Trivia Night at Moose Down Under. Surprisingly, we did not know a lot of answers, but I don’t think that affected the fun we had!
JUNE

Vancouver is a very multicultural city therefore it has a lot of cultural diversity to offer. In the middle of June the annual Powel Street Festival, a special Japanese-Canadian festival, was on and exhibited Japanese art, culture and heritage. I know … doesn’t sound that interesting but you get the chance to learn something about the Asian culture in the heart of Vancouver. AND, as you probably already noticed, Vancouver has a huge Asian community that means a lot of people are proud to present a part of their history.celebrationoflight

Additionally one of Vancouver’s largest and most well known festivals called Celebration of Lights, an annual musical fireworks competition with an estimated attendance of 1.4 million people each year, started in June.

The forecast for the last weekend in June promised good weather. And there we go! We had sun, blue sky and around 30°C the entire weekend. That called for a BBQ! second beach BBQ1Everyone brought food, drinks and snacks. Chris brought a volleyball and Laura a Frisbee so we could throw around. Proudly I can say that we enjoyed the summer to the fullest!

Another highlight in June was the appearance of Amiel, a 24-year-old student from Germany in his senior year working on his Bachelor in International Business Administration, who supported Natasja with the different tasks a PR Coordinator has to face. Hey Amiel!

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

 

Review: PuB Night @ the dime

Yesterday we went for another PuB Night to “the dime”. Even though the dime is not right in the centre of downtown but at commercial drive, lots of people showed up and we were a nice large group.

The dime has this great offer where all their food is only $4.95 so nearly all of us had something to eat. Some even had not only one but a few dishes. Even though the price is cheap the portions are not small and everything tastes really good. On wednesdays they even offer  “25ct Wings”, so I had a bunch of wings with BBQ and honey garlic, which was awesome!

We had lots of fun together and talked about great things we want to do as soon as the weather gets better again and about our upcoming trips to Victoria and the Rockies. So lets cross our fingers that the next days are getting better again (the weather forecast says so!!) and that we can do lots of fun activities!

Next week we can go to a Pub and then and enjoy the Celebration of Lights firework together afterwards. Hope many of you want to join us for this. Check as well our upcoming trip to the Rockies out!!!

And remember that our office will be closed on friday next week (1st of august). Enjoy the rest of your week!

 

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

During the 27th and 31st  of July and the 3rd of August will take place the appreciated Celebration of Lights in Vancouver.

This annual musical fireworks’ festival is one of the largest and most popular ones in Van. On July 27th we are going to English Bay to watch the beautiful festival and enjoy the good weather we are having these wonderful week.

This year just 3 countries are participating:

  • July 27th:  United Kingdom -Pyro 2000
  • July 31st: Canada – Calgary based fireworks spectaculars
  • August 3rd: Thailand – Thailand fireworks.

Join us in our Facebook event and come with us to this great and unforgettable festival.

If you also want to experience a real Caribbean  Day, you are lucky, because the  Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of British Columbia organizes the Caribbean Days Festival. This year the festival takes place during the 27th and 28th of July in North Vancouver.

You can enjoy 2 different parades:

  1. The Street Parade: Starting at 10.00 a.m. on July 27th in Lonsdale and 12th. It’ll head down direction Esplanade.Then turns West to arrive at Waterfront Park and terminates at Forbes & Esplanade.
  2. Children’s Carnival Parade: Free admission to this parade. Starts at 1.00 p.m. on July 28th in the Waterfront Park.

There is also not just parades on the Caribbean Day. During both days you can also join in a lot of food stands and also a clothing market. The prices varies from vendor to vendor.

And also there is a  special event on Saturday 27th, a Caribbean Dance under the starts It’s at 7:30 pm at the Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver and the price is $30. Move with Soca, Reggae & Calypso rhythms featuring Caribbean #1  entertainer: CRAZY (Edwin Ayoung) accompanied by Maffie & Crew with special guests Phase III Steel Band and 2 DJ’s!!

I hope you can join us on Saturday for watching the Celebration of Lights with us, and I wish you a great weekend !!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange


International Village

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

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