INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock

Celebrities and stars on TV and in concerts are in our daily lives but did you know that many famous musicians and actors are from Canada? Check out some of the legends who were born in the Great White North:

Avril Lavigne, the skater-punk girl with black cloth and a tie, became famous almost overnight with her song “Complicated”. She is from Ontario, as is Shania Twain. This country superstar is known for songs like “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” or “That Don’t Impress Me Much”, remember? Another Ontario-produced celebrity is Bryan Adams. This world superstar is from Kingston, Ontario and has been a singer, songwriter, photographer and much more since the 1980s. We all sing along when his song “Summer of 69” is on in the club at least once a weekend. From Toronto, Ontario is the rock legend Neil Young, who is the idol of many starts. He played in bands and solo and his most famous song is probably “Heart of Gold”.

Then there is Nelly Furtado who is from Victoria, BC. The rock/folk singer-songwriter sang in a duet with Bryan Adams at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. And of course there is Celine Dion from Quebec. We know her for many cheesy songs and the Titanic hymn “My heart will go on”! Did you know that the director of “Titanic” is from Canada as well? The Ontario born film legend James Cameron made movies like “True Lies”, “The Terminator”, “Aliens”, “Titanic” and “Avatar”.

In film, one of the Canadian superstars is Pamela Anderson. Apparently, she was not born on the beach in the red bathing suit but is from Ladysmith, British Columbia. The next one is a real Canadian: Keanu Reeves we all know from The Matrix. He was born in Lebanon to an English mother and a Hawaiian-born American father. The family moved around the world and ended up in Toronto. Jim Carrey is of course a famous Canadian with a dual Canadian and American citizenship! He is an actor and comedian known for many many different movies like “The Mask”, “The Truman Show”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” or “Bruce Almighty”.

Oh, and of course, Justin Bieber. No explanation needed.

Did I forget a very important Canadian? Let me know.



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Free VIP Access to Vancouver Fashion Week

That could be YOU in the front row!!!

For one day, you get to participate in a glamorous event fit for a celebrity.

Vancouver Fashion Week is in town, and at this Wednesday’s pub night, October 27, 2010, you get the chance to get your hands to the golden ticket!

That will be the key inside one of vancouver’s most cherished event in the fashion industry.

You may pose for the many flashing lights from the paparazzi trying to catch a glimpse of well-known designers, models, and celebrities.


I (Tracy), will be your own personal escort. We will get ready in a true documentary format.  What does that mean?

Our whole process—from getting ready to leaving the event—will be captured on film.  There will be snapshots of us putting on make-up, dressing up, posing for the camera, walking the runway to the main event, sitting in the fashion show, sharing bubbles with celebrities (or celebrity look-alikes), and running back in time before our carriage turns back into a pumpkin.

We will truly prim and accessorize as if we are going on Vogue.  How many times in your life can you play pretend to an actual Fashion Week event?

The ticket is worth $75!

It includes a whole DAY PASS to all shows within that day AND the after party!

FIRST, get your hands on THIS:

THIS is the golden ticket!!!

You get this ticket at this week’s HALLOWEEN PUB NIGHT!!!

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200-211 Columbia Street

Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-


Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149




*Please note that only an INTERNeX candidate can win the price.

Vancouver Fashion Week

We all hear about the extravagant fashion weeks in New York and Paris, and we all dream of attending one of those! 

But dream no more, we have one in our very own backyard.  Only it doesn’t take place in a backyard, but in Vancouver’s prestigious Empire Landmark Hotel located in central downtown on Robson Street.


What is Vancouver Fashion Week?

The excitement as the countdown to Vancouver Fashion Week is contagious throughout Vancouver to all areas of British Columbia.  At the event, you can get a glimpse into the glamorous life of celebrities, industry professionals, and even some of your favorite designers!

In Vancouver, our “coolness” factor is significantly increased if we boast of a ticket to Vancouver Fashion Week.

Want to increase your “cool” factor?

 At one of our upcoming pub night events, we will have ONE FREE ticket to Vancouver Fashion Week!

Please note that you need to be OVER nineteen years old to be eligible for the ticket due to the fact that there will be alcohol served at the event.




The Laugh Shop, Calgary

Looking for something to do? The Laugh Shop is Calgary’s one-stop hub for laugh-out-loud hilarity. It features the finest and funniest in live stand-up comedy — no joke. They also have an ever changing roster of national touring comedians, local favourites, and we’ve hosted numerous international celebrities too. The Laugh Shop is a great night out! They offer a cafe-style menu of appetizers, sandwiches, desserts, and a full bar.


Shows & Tickets

Thursday – 8 p.m. $10

Friday – 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. $15

Saturday – 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. | $15.00

The Laugh Shop Calgary
The Blackfoot Inn
5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2B5

– Laura

Last Night’s INTERNeX PuB NiGHT

Last night was a great time at the Calling! A bunch of us met up around 7 p.m. for Trivia night, a weekly event they host. The bar was packed and everyone got into groups to participate in the trivia game.

They asked a variety of questions, including general knowledge, music trivia and television trivia. We had fun trying to answer the questions but there were some other groups that clearly ate their wheaties that morning. If you’re looking for a fun night then Wednesday’s at the Calling isn’t a bad place to try out!  You can win free pitchers of beer and other prizes for winning trivia rounds with your group.

Around 11 p.m. we headed over to English Bay and had fun at the beach, the temperature was pretty mild last night! I had a great time meeting new people and I’m look forward to seeing everyone out again in 2 weeks!

It was a little busy last night, so I think on May 26th we’re going to try out a different bar, maybe even a club! Stay tuned for more details on that! Check out some of the pictures from last night!