How was your weekend?

Oh Canada! 🇨🇦🎶 Happy 151th Birthday and a huge thanks for the long weekend you gave us. It was great to have three days to relax, spend time with friends and enjoy the excitement about the True North. 👍🍁 So, what did I do?

I started my weekend off on Friday with our INTERNeX event. We watched the Baseball match Vancouver Canadians vs Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in the Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.  42466192184_aaaa776d29_nIt was the first Baseball match I ever watched and I have to say it took me some time to fully understand the specific rules. But after patient explanations by Billy and Samuel and observing the field, I was able to follow the game. In the end “our team” (the Vancouver Canadians) won. The three hours we spent at the stadium got us freezing and the majority was ready to head home and get some rest. The 50 minute-journey home turned into a nightmare ride of 1.5 hours, because the Skytrain seemed to be experiencing some operational/technical problems. But in the end I arrived safely and happily.

On Saturday I went shopping. It was time to get some supplies for Canada Day which was celebrated on Sunday. The afternoon I spent in Stanley Park and I tried my first Poutine! Absolutely delicious, but definitely not something I could eat on a daily basis. 😉 In the evening we celebrated Nadine’s birthday with a small group at the Bourbon which was a lot of fun. 🎉

And then it was already Sunday. It was the 151th anniversary of Canada and like each year there were celebration all over the country. Different options to celebrate this special day could be found all over Vancity. INTERNeX decided to join the biggest celebration, which was at Canada Place.
41373994940_708a55f554_nWe met at 4.30 pm and watched the life performance by Jojo Mason. I really enjoyed the songs and covers he performed. His attitude was just so positive! And as he sang the national anthem, everything somehow stopped. Nothing but his voice filled the air and you could hear the Vancouverites sing along with pride. It felt as if the world stood still. Just for a moment. I definitely got goosebumps.

After he finished his last song, we went to get some food from the food trucks. The group somehow split up and I settled down at the steps down at the Olympic cauldron with a small group of people and we were waiting for the fireworks. Unfortunately, it started raining and we had to move. It took us ages to find a coffee-house that was open and not totally packed. So, once we found one, we already had to leave again, to be on time for the fireworks. At 10.30pm the fireworks started and lasted for around 20 minutes. 41373970840_f54bca9152_nIt was really beautiful and shapes like smileys and hearts lit up the sky over Coal Harbour. After that, it was a real struggle getting home, because it felt like the entire population of Vancouver was at Canada Place and now tried to get home. The line for the Expo Line was several hundred metres long. But I succeeded and once I got on the train I got home quite quickly.

The Monday was a day to relax. I just stayed home, watched the soccer games and Netflix. Well, it was a busy weekend, so the free Monday was well-deserved. 😊

I hope you enjoyed the past three days and enjoy the short work week. See you all tomorrow for the PuB NiGHT at Dublin Calling Rooftop.

– Elisabeth

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

What to do on the weekend?

Before I tell you about any potential plans for the weekend, I would like to share the best news with you: WE HAVE A THREE-DAY-WEEKEND AHEAD! 🎉 Since Canada Day is on a Sunday this year, the Canadians decided to have the Monday off. Isn’t that amazing? 😀 So, I now have to cover three days of free time. 7510330800_fdb23aed9e_n

Starting off with Saturday:
Just looking at the forecast, this seems to be quite a grey day. But nevertheless, fun activities can definitely be found in Vancouver. Did you think about going to the cinema? There are a lot of good movies to watch right now:

• Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Science Fiction/Action/Adventure)
• The Incredibles 2 (Superhero Fiction/Adventure/Comedy)
• Deadpool 2 (Fantasy/Science Fiction/Superhero/Action)
• I Feel Pretty (Comedy)
• Despicable Me 3 (Science Fiction/Adventure/Comedy)
• Darken (Fantasy/Science Fiction)
• Overboard (Romance/Comedy)
• The First Purge (Fantasy/Crime/Science Fiction/Horror)

You don’t feel like going to the cinema and want some action for yourself instead? What about Go-Karting? Speed along the race course and compete against your friends. The indoor place can be found here and has a lot more fun games to offer besides go-karting. In case you want to get even more active, you could head to a climbing gym and get your adrenaline pumping while reaching the top. In The Hive you can get to your limit – no matter if you are a newbie, expert or somewhere in between.

Sunday:
I do not have to tell you what to do on this precious day! Each and every year, since 1917, we celebrate the Birth of Canada in 1867. 🇨🇦️ This year it’s the 151th birthday and all of you should participate. There is a lot to celebrate: Aren’t you happy to be here? Aren’t you pleased by this beautiful country? Aren’t you embracing the easy, yet exciting lifestyle over here? I bet you are. But where to celebrate it best? The biggest celebration will take place at Canada Place. 🎆 But you will find smaller events on Granville Island, in Burnaby, in Surrey and basically all over Vancouver.

Monday:
8262151914_5eea36c8ea_nIt’s the last day of the weekend already and I’d advise you to take it slow and relax a little. Fortunately, not everyone is as lazy as I am, so for those active among you, here are some tips for the perfect ending of the long weekend: How about some more action at a Paintball combat with your friends? Grab them and head out to North Vancouver where you can get another adrenaline-kick. If you want the rather “light” version, you can play Archery Tag in Richmond. You won’t get hurt, but it’s the same amount of fun!

Have the greatest weekend, guys. I’m looking forward to seeing you on Sunday for the Canada Day celebration at Canada Place!

– Elisabeth

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: Vancouver Pride Parade

Sunday, August 3rd, it was time for the Vancouver Pride Parade. The parade is a celebration of the rights of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) community. We meet up at a bus stop not far away from Burrard Station, and then walked to see the parade.

The parade went on for 3 hours. Stretching from Robson Street to Sunset Beach, there was an endless number of caravans decorated for the special occasion. Also a lot of people were dressed up in colourful costumes. At the sidewalks hundreds of thousands of spectators were gathered to watch this crazy but amazing show unfold. It was impossible not to get in a good mood when standing in the crowd of spectators. Everybody was cheering, especially when some of the big caravans were passing by shooting lots of confetti all over.

It was amazing to see this parade being represented by everything from university students and nurses to the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and the Vancouver Police Department. Of course the parade also offered a great opportunity for different companies for a bit of advertisement. However, most of the participants in the parade were making a great deal of their costumes and the decoration of their cars and caravans. However, the celebrations didn’t finish with the end of the parade, and the festivities continued at Sunset Beach.

 

 

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: Upcoming events!

St. Patrick’s Day CluB CRAWL!

This Sunday March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day! A huge celebration of this event will be going on all week! And of course where is all the fun without drinking and partying? Join us this Sunday as we tag along with Student Tours through their biggest St. Patrick’s Day ‘Shamrock’ Club Crawl 2013!  Last year they set a record with over 3000 students participating across Canada… we will be going on “wild” ride to 4 of the hottest night clubs and St Paddy’s Day parties.  Check out our Facebook event page for more information to be updated!

When: Sunday March 17th

Where: We will start at the Roxy Doors at 6:00 pm (Buses roll at 7:30 pm)

Rocky MountainsEASTER weekend ROCKIES TRIP!

As you all know, our trip is coming up very quickly (in just two and half weeks)! We will be going to the Rocky Mountains for an awesome weekend full of sightseeing and partying! If you are wondering what places we will be visiting, check out the Facebook page! Also, this week’s pub night, we will have a special guest Lesley from Westtrek tours! You all better come out, because she just might giveaway discounts and special deals towards the trip 😉 

When: March 29 – April 1

Where: The Rockies

Remember to register at our office or finding me at our pub nights/events by March 18th! and Join our Facebook event page! 

Cheers,

Flora

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 Canada: International Vancouver- Diwali time!

Vancouver is really international as you all know, and there is a big Indian Community living here. These days are special for all of them. Do you know why?

After the monsoon season in India, which is around October or November Indian people celebrated “Diwali” a special festivity that can be translated to “Row of Lights“. This date also marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year, and many businesses in India starting a new accounting year on the Diwali holiday.

Ok, right and what’s Diwali about?

It’s a celebration to victory of the Good over the Evil and Light over Darkness, which last 5 days. It has a major religious significance not only in India, but also for Indians living abroad. The actual day of Diwali happens during the third day when it’s really common to see lights around the houses and fireworks.

The rest of the days there are different celebrations, for example the first day the people pray for prosperity and wealth and the last day, the fifth one, is the day for brothers and sisters to strengthen their relationships. In this day sisters pray for their brother’s and they give little gifts to their sisters in return.

Interesting, isn’t it?

And the best of all and this is something general everywhere, is during the celebration time the families are together eating tons of food and sweets! Yummy!

It is also common to send Diwali greeting cards to family members, relatives and friends, but nowadays send e- mails and Facebook are good options as well!

Barbara, our Placement Manager and Neil her boyfriend enjoyed yesterday celebrating Diwali together!

It’s great that a Spanish girl is writing about an Indian festivity that a Canadian coworker celebrated yesterday with her boyfriend’s family. It’s the kind of magical things that just happen in this crazy and awesome city!

Cheers,

Irene

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 Canada: Picture of the week

Last Friday we had our 10 year INTERNeX celebration. The INTERNeX Team Vancouver went all out with Korean BBQ, which was an amazing experience, because I never had Korean BBQ before. One thing I can say is that the food was delicious, and I would recommend it to everybody!! That is why I am sharing this picture with you today.

Doesn’t this dish look totally delicious??!!! Hmm, I would like to go again. Would you like to try this dish? Let me know and we could go together.

If you have a video, quote, picture, news etc. and you want to share that with us.

Send it to pr@internexcanda.com and WIN amazing prices !!!

Cheers,

Petra

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

PuB NiGHT Announcement

Hey Guys,

PuB-Night-Time!! And this week we will meet at the  Lamplighter.

Housed in the historical Gastown, this Pub was founded 1889 and renovated in the late 2007.  The Lamplighter lends itself to any type of event be it live music, DJs, sports or simply enjoying time with friends, just like we are going to do it

 

But this weeks PuB NiGHT is´t a usual PuB NIGHT, we are also celebrating the birthday of our great colleague Claudio!!! So we hope to see a lot of you guys there to make his birthday a phenomenal event!

When:

Wednesday at 8:30pm in the Pub

Where:

Lamplighter
92 Water Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B1B2

Specials:

$4 Wings(1lb)
$6.50 Contemporary Cocktails
$4.25 Phillips Phoenix Gold Lager
$12.75 Pitchers

 

We are looking forward to see you all of you on Wednesday evening.

Cheers,

your PR-Team

 

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