What to do on the weekend

Still haven’t got any plans for this weekend? Don’t panic, here are a few suggestions to complete a great weekend, and you still have a few days to plan.

This weekend you definitely don’t want to miss out on one specific event, the Grey Cup. So, what is the Grey Cup? Well, it’s the Canadian Football league’s championship. And it’s big! Getting your hands on the tickets for the actual football match on Sunday without having to pay a fortune will be difficult. But don’t despair. Lots of other events are taking place in the days leading up to the big final. Go and watch concerts with local performers, experiencet the Grey Cup trophy being taken by fans to the stadium, and don’t forget to join INTERNeX for the Grey Cup Festival Parade and cheerleader competition. Check out the details for all the events here.

If you want a little break from all of the football hysteria, just go to the Baker’s Market at 7646 Prince Albert (60th & Fraser). Here you’l find baked bread, cookies, scones, muffins, cakes and much more. And best of all, there’s no entrance fee to the market. The market will take place this Saturday from 11am till 3pm. Click here to get the last bit of information about this market. Or why not go to the Granville Island Public Market. Here you can get nice fruits, fresh fish, freshly baked bread and much more. Have a look here to get the total overview of the market.   Just looking at all the colourful stalls is an experience.

As you can see there are definitely a lot of great things to do this weekend.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Grey Cup Festival Parade and cheerleader competition

This Sunday, November 30th, a big event will take place in Vancouver. It’s the Canadian Football League’s championship, the Grey Cup, which is coming to Vancouver. This will be celebrated with lots of events in several places around downtown. This Saturday a great parade will celebrate Canadian football with marching bands and much more. Unlike some of the other events leading up to the Grey Cup Championship, it won’t cost you a fortune to watch this parade… in fact it’s for free! 🙂

We will meet up in front of the Joey Burrard Grill/Lounge at 10am. Joey Burrard is situated only 500 metres walk from Vancouver City Centre Station.The parade finishes at 12pm at Dunsmuir Street and Granville Street but we’ll move on to watch the Grey Cup cheerleader competition at Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Exibition Hall C. Cheerleaders from across the country are competing against each other. And there’s free entrance!

If you’re not able to make it till 10am, just show up in front of the Olympic Cauldron / 2010 Olympic Flame (Coal Habour) right next to the convention centre at 11:00am.

Click here link to get an overview of the area in which the parade will take place.

You can sign up through our Facebook event page.

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: Canadian Football !

The hockey seasons is over, but don´t worry because the football season has just started. By football, I mean Canadian football ( Europeans: Keep in mind that here they call soccer to our “football” in Europe).

Canadian football is a little bit different than american football. The Canadian team has 12 players rather than 11, is played on a field roughly 10 yards wider and ten yards longer between the end, and utilizes three downs per possession rather than four.

The top league is the professional eight-team  Canadian Football League (CFL). The CFL regular season begins in June, and playoffs for the Grey Cup are completed by mid-November.

In British Columbia, our professional team is BC Lions. They play their games in the BC Place, in downtown.

BC Lions Facts:

  • The name: The team was names for The Lions, a pair of mountain peaks overlooking Vancouver.
  • Uniform colors: Orange, Black and White.
  • Mascot: Leo the Lion.
  • Stadium: BC Place Stadium
  • Western regular season championships: 13—1963, 1964, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012.
  • Western Division Championships: 10—1963, 1964, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2011.
  • Grey Cup championships: 6—1964, 1985, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2011.
  • Main Rivals: Montreal Alouettes (Labour Day Classic), Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Fight song: “Roar, You Lions, Roar”

I highly recommend to go to watch a match, ’cause the entrances´price are really cheap!

Best,

Mercedes

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

INTERNeX Canada – Casual Friday

As you all know, the popularity of a sport depends on where in the world you live. This became apparent to me when the EURO2012 games started. Soccer is far more popular in Europe than it is in the United States. Additionally, Canada is far more into hockey than many areas of the US. In the states the majority of people like football or basketball. There are also those people that love baseball and hockey too.

On Wednesday night a group of INTERNeX candidates, along with a few others, went to eat dinner together. The restaurant we were at was playing a British Columbia Lions game. It sparked a discussion about the differences between American football (NFL) and Canadian football (CFL). As I tried to explain the differences, I even confused myself!

The BC Lions are the Canadian Football League (CFL) team in British Columbia. The NFL and CFL are very similar. The object of the game and the scoring is almost exactly the same. There are definitely a few differences between the two.

First, the size of the field is different. The Canadian field is about 100 meters (110 yards) long and about 60 meters (65 yards) with two 18.5-meter (20 yard) end zones. The American field is about 91.5 meters (100 yards) long and about 49 meters (53.5 yards) wide with two 9-meter (10 yard) end zones. Canada also allows 12 players on the field during play, whereas in the US you can only have 11. In the states the teams get 4 plays to get 10 yards and in Canada they only get 3. In the CFL teams can also score a rouge, or single, which does not exist in US football. There are other differences as well but those are the main differences.

You can visit this website if you would like to learn more about the differences! Canadian Football vs. American Football

Cheers,

Katie

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