Review: FlyOver Canada

Yesterday we went to FlyOver Canada and it was a really great experience. We met at 5pm in front of the Canada Place and went together in. It wasn’t that busy because of the good weather, which was good for us so we hadn’t to line up.

 

After we had an audiovisual show of Canada we hit to your unforgettable Ultimate Flying Ride soaring east to west over some of the most spectacular scenery Canada offers. Since the FlyOver China was so popular, we had the chance to join this great fly as well.

 

We hope we will see you all tomorrow at our weekly PuB NiGHT @Moose’s Down Under.

PS: also our 18 year olds are more than welcome 🙂

 

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: How was you weekend?

The last Saturday we went to the Chinatown Night Market. It’s one of the open night markets which taken place in summer.

We met in Keefer St with Main St corner. I recommend choose other place if you are thinking in go with your friends. You can hear all the time a voice shouting, very loud, something like “Two t-shirts for 20$, everything must go, everything must go!” again and again. After 5 minutes you really want to learn Kung Fu.

You can buy artisanal goods, very cheap products (I’m not going to talk about the quality) and vintage clothes. There are also a lot of shops to buy handmade amulets, jade jewelry and massage stands. The Chinatown Market offers also a lot of free shows to see, like table tennis tournament, outdoor cinema, hip-hop karaoke, Street Fighter tournament, and much more. We could enjoy a Kung Fu demonstration and it was very exciting.

After the Kung Fu show, we went to a pub to drink something but we went back home soon, it was a long day.

THE WORST: Taking into account that the Vancouver Chinatown is the largest Chinatown neighbourhood in Canada, honestly, we expected something bigger.

THE BETTER:  The food, was really amazing.  It’s impossible don’t buy anything if you go there… so many delicious things that you can choose. We bought a strange roll made with fried potatoes and crepes with fruits and chocolate.

If you didn’t come, you have to join us the next weekend!

 

Cheers,

Clara.

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: What to do on the weekend?

Oh Friday, glorious Friday… the weekend doors are opened for us! If you are undecided on what to do, this post is for you!

PuB&CLuB NiGHT @ The Relish

Let’s have some drinks; let’s have some dances… good company, likable place and the best prices… I need to add anything more? OK… free cover, and DJ until 3:00 am! Not yet? Well, maybe you prefer to stay at home, so bored, you and your computer… It’s your choice!

  • WHEN: On Friday 17th
  • WHERE: The Relish, 888 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2S1 (MAP)

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Chinatown Night Market

 Have you ever been to China? Would you like to feel like in the Far East? The Chinatown neighbourhood in Vancouver is the largest Chinatown in Canada. From May 16th until September 7th you can explore the cultural richness of Chinatown at the open-air night market. Pop-up food events, artisanal goods, books, vintage clothes, even a Street Fighter tournament!

  • WHERE: Chinatown 
  •  WHEN: Friday to Sunday from 6:30pm to 11:00pm

 Chinese Garden

More about China! The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is must-visit if you are interested in the Asian Culture. The garden was built in 1986, Funding for the project came from the Chinese and Canadian governments. As we can read in the website… Classical Chinese gardens employ philosophical principles of Feng Shui and Taoism, striving to achieve harmony and a balance of opposites… so… relax and enjoy!

  •  WHERE: MAP
  •  WHEN: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm. Students with valid ID: $10.00

Happy weekend!

Clara.

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- Chinese Community!

Vancouver is one of the most international city in the world with 52% of the population not having English as their first language! Last week we told you about the Indian community and the celebration of the Diwali festival, today let’s learn about the Chinese community in Vancouver!

The Chinese Canadian population makes up 18.2% of 2.5 million people in Vancouver and are the largest visibly minority group. Though, the term “Chinese” represents a mix of the dialects used by different Chinese communities such as Cantonese or Mandarin.

The first Chinese immigrants came to British Columbia for the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of 1858 and played a prominent part in building the Canadian Pacific Railway. This railway is still in use today and passes through the dangerous Rocky Mountains.

Flash forward to the 1990s, many Chinese people from Hong Kong decided to move to Canada in anticipation of the return of being a British Colony to being part of China. Moving here when I was 7 in 1998, I can definitely identify as part of this group and recognize myself as both Canadian and Chinese.

In Vancouver, the previous generations of Chinese immigrants used to settle mainly in Chinatown. While Chinatown remains a symbol of the Chinese community,  many people have decided to love in other neighbourhoods such as Burnaby, Richmond and West Vancouver. Still, this area remains full of thriving businesses and history.

The Millennium Arch, a gate that signifies the start of this neighbourhood is the biggest in North America and contains the beautiful Sun Yat-Sen Garden that is for sure worth a visit.

You might also be surprised to find out that the best Chinese food, isn’t actually in China or Hong Kong, but that Vancouver was awarded to have the best Chinese food in the world in 2010 by Conde Nast Traveller. Take advantage of the many restaurants available from traditional Chinese restaurants offering dim sum and seafood to more trendy restaurants such as bubble tea cafes to dessert places.

Cheers,

Queenie

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 – No PuB Night this week!

Hi folks,

Due to the fact that the “Celebration Of Light” festival will take place on the upcoming Wednesday, we decided to skip this week’s PuB Night.

😦

Aaaaawww….don’t be sad! “Celebration of Light” is a world-class event that you should not miss! Especially because Wednesday August 3rd brings Spain, 2010 Celebration of Light winner, back to Vancouver!

Their show “Odyssey” will take you on an exciting journey from Barcelona to Vancouver, presenting powerful, synchronized music to their firework show. Get excited about Spain’s wide range of pyrotechnic artifices and extraordinary effects!

Yay!

So you HAVE a reason to go out on Wednesday, even if it is not our famous PuB Night 😉

See you next week then!

Cheers,

your PR-Crew!

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

Celebration of Light Festival

Wednesday’s Vancouver’s streets and corners were filled with people wanting to see the annual Celebration of Light Festival happening at English Bay.

Since 1990, Vancouver has been home to the Celebration of Light (originally known as the Symphony of Fire). This international pyro-musical fireworks competition has attracted the world’s leading fireworks designers and is seen as a highly prestigious event. The fireworks festival creates an exciting arena where spectators can enjoy each country’s representatives unveil their latest techniques and use the most innovative fireworks materials as they compete to be crowned the winner.

Didn’t get the chance to see Wednesday’s show? No worries, you have three more opportunities! Meet other INTERNeX candidates this Saturday for another viewing of the Fireworks. We will meet up at the Starbucks behind the laughing statue in English Bay at 7 pm! Bring a good book, a game and a blanket because it will be a wait and can get a bit cold after the sun goes down!

Saturday, July 24, 2010 – London Drugs presents Spain Night

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 – HSBC presents Mexico Night

Saturday, July 31, 2010 – Concord Pacific presents A Tribute to China

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Dining Choices

Vancouver’s restaurant scene has exploded in the past few years offering world-class cuisine from every corner of the globe. Fine dining, casual or family-friendly restaurants are easily accessible throughout Greater Vancouver. Browse the many dining options available to you and make your reservations online. Reservations are free, instant, and confirmed.

~ The INTERNeX Girls

Vancouver Celebration of Light International Fireworks Competition!!!

Summer is truly underway when that seminal seasonal event—the annual Vancouver Celebration of Light International Fireworks Competition is just around the corner: It starts July 21, 2010.

Photo © Celebration of Light

The Celebration of Light Fireworks Competition is more than just four nights of amazing pyrotechnics; it’s become one of the most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world and the summer event in the Lower Mainland. On consecutive Wednesdays and Saturdays, July 21 – 31, the night sky over English Bay will light up with phenomenal firework displays from this year’s competitors—the United States, Spain, and Mexico, with a tribute to China—and hundreds of thousands of people will stop whatever they’re doing to watch the show.

The best vantage points for watching the Celebration of Light Fireworks are the beaches facing English Bay: English Bay Beach, Vanier Park and Jericho Beach. These sites are always super crowded, so be sure to go early if you want a spot on the beach, and do not drive (especially to English Bay Beach: the entire West End will be closed to non-local traffic).

But you don’t have to fight crowds to get a good viewpoint. While English Bay Beach offers a great experience (the beach fills up with spectators and food vendors and party fiends!) the Burrard Street Bridge is just as nice as a viewpoint.

Wherever you watch them, don’t miss this spectacle!

Vancouver’s Celebration of Light 2010 Fireworks Competition happens July 21, 24, 28 and 31!