INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the Week

The picture of this week is taken during the Chinese New Year Parade in the city of Vancouver last Sunday! Since there are many Chinese people living in the city it was a very important day! Although in was a rainy day, it was great to watch this amazing parade! While we were watching we received lots of Chinese luck cookies, and Chinese candy!

Click here for information about the Chinese New Year Parade

Send us  your best pictures, because maybe we post you picture as ‘picture of the week’ and you can win awesome prizes!!

Cheers, Lydia

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend.

This weekend we have to make some hard choices, because there is so match to do. There is the Chinese New Year Parade, Womens soccer- Olympic qualification and Dine Out festival in Vancouver and the Bird Kindom in Torronto.


Vancouver – Chinese New Year Parade ” The year of the Dragon”

The Chinese New Year Parade rides through the historic Chinatown which is one of the biggest annual parades in Vancouver. This parade has grown a lot since 1979, and is now one of the must-see event in Vancouver. Attractions like lions, multicultural dance groups, the Vancouver Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team, marching bands and more.

Where: The parade route starts at the Millennium Gate at Pender st. and heads east, turning south onto Gore st. then west onto Keefer St.

Download Map of Chinese New Year Parade Route

When: Sunday 29 january, 12pm – 2 pm

Price: It’s free entrance

Time: Mon-Sun 10 am – 1 am

For more information click here.


Vancouver – Olympic qualification for the Women Soccer Game

Go to the Women Soccer final Olympic qualification game of North America.

Where: the BC Lions Stadium

When: Sunday 29 January

Times: 17:00 / 20:30

Price: There are different prices for every seating area. However if you want a reasonable seat they are around the $25

For more information click here.

Vancouver – Dine Out Vancouver Festival

There are hundreds of sensational restaurant who go all out during these day. At fabulous rates you can experience 17 days of delicious food.

Date: January 20 – Feburary 5

There are a lot of different activities you can do, here are a few examples.


  • Granville Island Culinary Market Tour Edible Canada.

When: Daily between January 20 – February 5

Time: 9am, 2 hours

Price: $25*

Book online: Click here
Book by phone: +1.604.558.0040

* includes two-hour market tour and tastings, tote bag, tips on food selection and preparation, a bottle of water and 10% off purchases at the Edible Canada retail store. HST not i ncluded

  • Chinatown Culinary Tour Edible Canada

When: January 21, 28, February 4

Time: 10:30am, 2 hours

Price: $30*

Book online: Click here
Book by phone: +1.604.558.00401

*HST not included

Street Food City 

  • The Juice Truck – Fresh outta Gastown with cold pressed juice.
    Appears Jan 25, 26
    $1 off all juices
  • Soho Road – Featuring Tandoori Chicken wraps on fresh baked naan
    Offering Free Chai
  • Coma Food Truck – Korean, Mexican Fusion
    2 tacos with Korean brown ginger tea and orange, rosemary truffles for $15
  • Mom’s Grilled Cheese – Surprise Special Sandwiches
  • It’s all about Grill – Grilled Meats and Vegetables
    Offering free pita bread
  • Tacofino Cantina – Fish Tacos and Burritos
    Surprise special
  • The Brasserie – Chicken Sandwiches and Butter Tarts
    Surprise Special
  • Re-Up BBQ – Southern BBQ
    Bacon Explosion Sandwiches ($8)
    New Mexico Chili with smoked pork shoulder ($6)
    Black Bean and corn chili – veg ($4.5)
    Combo sandwich and a chili and a drink for $12.
  • Off the Wagon Tacos – Mexican Fare
    Breakfast and Lunch tacos

This are just at few activities but there are many more.

I hope you will enjoy this great opportunity to taste a lot of new kinds of food.

Click here for more information

Torronto – Bird Kindom

Worlds largest indoor bird zoo. Come face to face with the birds, pet them or just watch them soar through the sky.

Where: 5651 River Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Date: Daily 9:30am to 5:00pm

Price: $ 16.95 or $ 13*

* buy your vouchers online and save money

Click here for more information.

I wish you all a nice weekend.



INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Chinese New Year “Year of the Dragon”

Yesterday we celebrated the Chinese New Year “The year of the Dragon”. In countries such as Canada, Australia and the United States, although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday, many ethnic Chinese hold large celebrations.

There are 12 zodiac signs that recur every twelve years. This year is the “Year of the Dragon”. People born in this year share certain characteristics, such as flexible, brave, and tactless. Click here to read more.

Since there are many Chinese living in the city of Vancouver, there will be a huge Chinese parade on Sunday through the city. Furthermore there will be all kinds of celebrations around Chinatown. We are looking forward to the impressive annual Chinese parade.

Read more about this festival later on our blog “What to do on the weekend”.



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

How was your weekend?

Hi guys, hopefully everyone had a great weekend! I am sure that the real Canucks fans had an awesome weekend, because they won again! Last Saturday the Vancouver Canucks played against the Boston Bruins. It was a pretty exciting game which also went into overtime; however only 11 seconds in overtime Alex Burrows tucked the puck in the goal which made the Canucks the winner of the game with 3-2! I was watching the game downtown in a Chinese restaurant, because all the bars and pubs were packed with people. Even on Granville Street you couldn’t even move, because it was so crowded! After the Vancouver Canucks scored the winning goal I immediately went to Granville Street where people were getting crazy! Everyone was high-fiving each other and groups of people were yelling: ‘Go Canucks Go’ and ‘We want the cup’!! Can you imagine what it is like when Vancouver would really win the Stanley Cup?

On Saturday we finally had our first real summer day! The weather was so good that I even got a sun burn. I think the summer really started now in Vancouver; we had to wait for a while, but hopefully it will stay like this from now on. I hope everyone enjoyed the sunny weekend, I certainly did! Where did you watch the Canucks game? Or did you do something else in the weekend? Let us know by leaving a comment! 😀


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

Chinese New Year in Calgary

We celebrated New Year almost a month ago but if you just can’t get enough, you can celebrate Chinese New Year. In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is putting on a carnival complete with dance shows, food, calligraphy and painting exhibitions and demonstrations, games, carnival booths and special programs.

So for all our INTERNeX Candidates around Calgary, check it out!

Here a movie of a trade booth from last year:

For more information, see the website.



Toronto Dragon Boat Festival

The Event – Team Spirit At Its Very Best

The 22nd TELUS Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival promises a two-day fun-filled event that brings sports, team spirit and community spirit to Toronto Centre Island on June 19-20, 2010.

The Festival, which started in 1989, entered the international arena in 1993. From the humble beginning of only 27 teams participating in the first festival back in 1989, it has evolved to a much bigger operation over the past two decades.

Organized by the Toronto Chinese Business Association and the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival, the Festival in 2010 will once again expect 180 to 200 teams with 5,000 athletes. Paddlers of different backgrounds from all over the world will take part in the ancient Chinese tradition and friendly competition.

In 2009, the Festival registered 8 teams of youth with physical and developmental challenges. The Festival was also graced by the cancer survivor terms from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region, fundraising beneficiary of the Festival. After all, it’s not always about winning the cup. The team spirit, the message of hope and inclusiveness prevails throughout the Festival!

Once again this year, the Festival will welcome teams from all provinces across Canada, from the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Europe and Asia.

In 2010, as the Festival celebrates its 22nd year, it promises to continue to be one of the most exciting summer events in Canada. It will juxtapose culture, water sport, exotic food with multi-cultural performances. In 2009, attendance at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival reached the 120,000 mark to make it one of the most popular summer festivals in Toronto.

Furthermore, the Festival values social responsibilities and has in the past raised funds for charities such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Breast Cancer Foundation and the SickKids Foundation.

Today, dragon boat racing is held globally. It is now an annual event held in over 40 countries. All around the world, far and wide, people have embraced this water sport and formed dragon boat racing clubs in their own countries.

The two most established Dragon Boat Race Festivals in Canada – Toronto and Vancouver – spearheaded the Dragon Boat Council of Canada, the national dragon boat organizing body in Canada. The mission of the Council is to work together to develop criteria and processes to select national dragon boat champions to represent Canada in International and World Championships.

Hope everyone in Toronto has a  great weekend!

– Laura & Manouk

Upcoming events:

Bike Ride through Stanley Park

Pub Night at Metropole June 23

Rip’ Roarin’ Rockies Adventure!