INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

Another Monday, another week. But this past weekend was awesome because yesterday, we went down to Chinatown and watched the Chinese New Year parade!

I can’t describe to you how cold, squished, and hungry I was while standing to watch the parade. But it was still a lot of fun being out there with hundreds of people! We saw people dressed up in traditional Chinese clothing, people with masks, dressed up as dragons, snakes, and tons more! We all found it really funny how there was so much corporate advertisement in the parade! For example, both CTV and CBC were involved with the parade and were giving out red envelopes with candy inside it… but the envelopes had their logos!

After we watched the entire parade, we made our way up to the Classical Chinese Garden and walked around. But the most difficult part of the day was trying to find a good Chinese restaurant which wasn’t insanely busy (definitely wasn’t going to happen). Which is why we made out way out of Chinatown and after much searching, we finally found a decent place for a late lunch! 

For many of us, including myself, the parade was a new experience! Personally, I thought it was so awesome how, not only Asians, but people from every ethnic background were involved in the Chinese New Year parade as well as there to watch it. It’s always a good thing to be able to open up to new cultures and experiences…and Canada is a perfect place for that!

After our lunch, we all decided to go to the Vancouver Public Library for a little sightseeing (since it was way too cold to be outside). And then to end the day, we went to Blenz for some hot drinks and to chat. For more pictures from our trip to the Chinese New Year parade, check it out at our Flicker page here!

What fun stuff did you do last weekend?

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: HiGHLiGHTS of this week!

Hey guys, how is your weekend going? Here are some of the highlights for this week!

Last Saturday, we went up to Cypress for a day of skiing/snowboarding! It was a lot of fun but also exhausting after a couple of runs! Although we were all at different levels with our skiing/boarding skills, we all waited for each other so that no one would get left behind. Then we watched the fireworks show in the evening as we stood outside the lodge, which looked so pretty against the snowy hill. To finish the day, we stopped at the lookout on the way down the mountain to view the city lights!

Then on Wednesday, we went to the Blarney Stone for our pub night! It was tons of fun while we talked and drank. It was super awesome just getting to know the new members of our group as we all as catching up with every one.

Tomorrow, we will be heading down to Chinatown to watch the Chinese New Year parade! You don’t want to miss this awesome cultural event, because there’s going to be so many fun things to see, eat, and do! If you’re bored and you’re alone at home, you have no excuses but to come out! Check out our Facebook event page! 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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: What to do on the weekend?

Is it already the weekend?! Well then, time for another round of awesome things to do in Vancouver!

Chinese New Year Parade

First and foremost, this Sunday we will be heading down to Chinatown to watch the Chinese New Year Parade that happens every year in Vancouver! This is a great way to learn about the Chinese culture, enjoy some delicious Chinese cuisine and watch spectacular shows! So come out with us this Sunday!

When: Sunday February 17th 11:00 am

Where: Chinatown, Vancouver

For more information and details for meeting place check our Facebook event page!

Valentine’s Day Clubbing!

Were you busy during the week and on actual Valentine’s day? Don’t worry, the celebration of love doesn’t stop! This weekend, there will be tons of clubs in Vancouver that are partying it up with Valentine’s day as their theme! Check out these clubs in Vancouver:

Pop Opera-Valentine’s Day Bash – all ladies free cover before 10:30 pm check it out here

AuBar: Wasn’t a fan of V-day? Anti Valentines Day Party, free cover for all ladies wearing black, check it out here

For more information and more awesome club events, click here

Vancouver Comedy Fest

Need some good laughs this weekend? The Vancouver Comedy Fest will be sure to have you rolling on the floor! On Saturday the 16th, The Vancouver Comedy Fest will be presenting WTF with Mac Maron, a hilarious comedy podcast, who was featured in the New York Times! For more information, check it out here

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!!!

 

 

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: Upcoming events!!

It’s now the beginning of a new month and that means…. even more fun things to do! Surprised? Probably not because we are always going out to awesome places and seeing new things! If you weren’t able to make it to many of the event last month, don’t worry, there is plenty more to come. So here are some of the activities we have planned out for the month of February:

Pub Night at the Morrissey Pub!

Start off the month right with drinks in hand and partying at our weekly pub night! This Wednesday, it will be held at the Morrissey Pub! You should come out to this one guys, we will have such a great time. And contrary to what many people might believe, Mondays no longer seem to be the worst day of the week but rather people generally tend to have the same sour mood towards every day of the week! This is why everyone should have a pub night on Wednesdays…keeps people going!

Join us at our Facebook event page!

Where: The Morrissey, 1227 Granville St, Vancouver

When: Wednesday February 6th

A day of Skiing/Snowboarding at Cypress Mountain

When we went snow tubing last month, it was so much fun but a lot of us wanted to go snowboarding and skiing after seeing all the people going down the slopes at Seymour. So which is why we have planned an awesome day trip to Cypress for everyone! You can ski, board, or just enjoy the breathtaking views up on the mountain. For more information on transportation and detailed information, check out our Facebook event page!

When: Saturday February 9th

Where: Cypress Mountain

Chinese New Year Parade 2013 

Gong hei fat choy! It means “may prosperity be with you” in Chinese. Later this month in February Sunday the 17th, we will be going to go see the  Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown, Vancouver! This will be the 40th time this parade has been running in Vancouver and it brings more than 50,000 spectators every year! At the parade, there will be lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and so much more to see. Best part of all? It’s free 🙂 Keep an eye out for this awesome event on our Facebook page for more detailed information!

When: Sunday February 17th (Parade will begin at 11:00 am)

Where: Chinatown (Pender Street, Vancouver, BC)

All of the events sounds like so much fun, don’t they? So come with us!

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