How was your weekend?

This weekend was a weekend to remember! So if you would like to know what we did keep on reading!

On Friday after work I had a pretty relaxed evening. I first went up to Horseshoe bay where I grabbed a coffee at Blenz and waited for David to be done with work. After he was done we went to downtown to grab some late dinner at Mc Donalds before heading home.

On Saturday I slept in and met up with Roslyn and Rebecka for some sushi before heading to The Bourbon. At the Bourbon we did some shots and enjoyed the Happy Hour deal. Later also Tom, Sebastian and his colleague joined us for some drinks and dancing. After a long and fun night we decided all to head home.

On Sunday the alarm went off pretty early since it was time for the Santa Claus Parade in Downtown. We saw a lot of fun cars passing by like the Vancouver Police Department, the Firefighter Department and of course Santa Claus himself!

After the parade we grabbed some lunch at Boston Pizza which included a lot of desserts as well. When we all finished our delicious lunch we headed to the Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza. It was a really pretty market with a lot of German inspired Christmas stands and also a lot of German food.

When we were done with buying some German food and drinking our warm apple cider and hot chocolate we ended our night!

Thank you all for joining and we hope you had an amazing weekend as well. Looking forward to see you all at the PuB NiGHT at the Black Frog!

-Mandy

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What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday again which means that the weekend is just around the corner! If you don’t know yet what you want to do on the weekend then keep on reading because we are going to give you some tips!

Since it is almost December, there are already a lot of Christmas events going on. Like for example you can go to the Capilano Suspension Bridge to see the Canyon Lights.

22799557324_a99330f147_zOn Saturday you can also visit the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival which include family friendly activities, holiday crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and the lightning of a 55-foot Christmas tree. Also the Vancouver Christmas market located at the Jack Pool Plaza started this week. This Christmas market is an European-style market that’s great for holiday window shopping and festive things to eat. There is on most days (especially weekends) also live music.

If you don’t feel like Christmas yet than you can also go to the Disney on Ice show or Cirque du Soleil which are both still in town.

And the INTERNeX family will go to Seattle this weekend to do some sightseeing and of course some Black Friday Shopping!

We hope you all have an amazing weekend and we’re looking forward to see all of you tomorrow for Seattle!

– Mandy

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PuB NiGHT and Next Events

My very first pub night was a success! Thank you all for showing up! I had a great time meeting all of you! Yesterday’s pub night was organized at the Tap & Barrel in the Olympic Village. pub-night-24nov

So many people came that we even had to take more tables to fit everybody. Everyone was nicely chatting with each other and meeting the new INTERNeX people, including me.

The deal on the beer also was a good one! I saw a lot of people enjoying their Mainstreet.

Later in the night when everyone began to go home or to another bar. I also finally went home to get a good night of sleep, hopefully my jetlag will be over next PuB NiGHT and then I will show you how Dutch people really go out!

Next events

On Saturday there will be CandyTown in Yaletown. It’s a Christmas market with lots to do! CandyTown themed cocktails, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice sculptures, food trucks and a ‘All I Want for Christmas’ gift market to pick up gifts for the holidays!

Next week’s pub night will be a welcoming night for the 16 Scandinavian people which are coming here to Vancouver! It will be at the Bismarck Bar, to have enough space to fit all of you!

More info on CandyTown and the next Pub Night will be at the events on our Facebook page!

Thanks for last night guys and I hope to see you Saturday or next week!

– Janel

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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HIGHLIGHTS REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2015: October, November, December

OCTOBER

Last but not least the fourth quarter of 2015. I hope you guys had as much fun as I had looking back on all the awesome things we did.

October started with our amazing overnight trip to Whistler with a group of 22 people. whistlerThe trip was the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone better and I must say that those people are just amazing. Therefore it’s no surprise that we had an awesome time in Whistler with a lot of fun. Additionally we were pretty lucky with the weather.
The sun was shining the entire weekend. On Saturday and Sunday most people did zip lining, some did bungee jumping and some just explored the amazing view on top of the mountains when hiking. We also had two birthdays to celebrate that means we had a good excuse to party.

Canadian Thanksgiving, one of the most famous holidays is celebrated at the second Monday in October. It is similar to the English and European Harvest festival, symbolizing people’s gratitude for everything given by nature or God that sustains them. ThanksgivingdinnerWhile the actual Thanksgiving holiday is on a Monday, Canadians may gather for their Thanksgiving Dinner on any day during the long weekend. The traditional dish for the Thanksgiving dinner is roasted turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie.In celebration of the Canadian Thanksgiving the INTERNeX group certainly had a Thanksgiving Dinner. We spent a lovely evening on top of Vancouver’s roof. While enjoying our Dinner at the revolving restaurant in Robson Street we had an incredible view down on Vancouver.

 

NOVEMBER

 
In November 11 Canada  ‘celebrated’  Remembrance Day. We remember soldiers fallen in the line of duty, especially those during World War I and World War II. The date and the time on which the festivities are taking place certainly have a special meaning: The hostilities of World War I ended officially on the eleventh day of November 1918, in the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour. seattle space needleSo, every year at that time is at least one minute of silence to honor all those, we need to remember. Connected to this day is also the custom of wearing a red poppy the weeks leading up to the eleventh of November. This symbol evolved due to the popularity of a poem written by a Canadian writer and soldier John McCrae, In Flanders Fields. It is one of the most famous pieces of Canadian literature and represents the emotions connected to Remembrance Day.

 

We could also cross Seattle off our to-do list since we crossed the border to the States for a day trip to Seattle. As you can see on the photo we had amazing weather! And not only the weather was good. We had super yummy fresh fish at Pike Place Market and quite a lot to explore in downtown Seattle.

 
DECEMBER

Since a bunch of people will be here for Christmas we decided to enjoyed a nice Christmas Dinner together in association with doing Secret Santa. Besides that we also didn’t miss the chance attending at the annual Santa Claus Parade. We went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park seeing the hundreds of thousands of lights, the ‘German” Christmas Market and to the Bright Nights in Stanley Park23532018931_e42a616597_o

December and also 2015 are slowly coming to an end as well as my practicum here at INTERNeX. No reason for freaking out, being sad or becoming desperate though! Vivien, one of our candidates is taking over and is managing and organizing a couple of pretty cool events and trips for January and February. Of course we also won’t leave you in the lurch on New Years Eve!

For all the upcoming events check out our Facebook page and stay turned on our social media sites.

The only thing left to say is: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope everyone will have a good start in the New Year 2016! Wish you all the best.

 

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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What to do on the weekend

It’s weekend again and it’s the first weekend of December, so of course we’ve also included some Christmas events worth visiting. Let’s just call it a Christmas special. December is always an expensive month, so these suggestions will help you get through December without getting totally ripped.

This Friday, December 5th, a big Christmas tree will be lit up by 64,700 light bulbs! This will happen on Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver right next to Vancouver Convention Centre. It’s the 8th consecutive year that this event takes place, and it’s being said to be bigger than ever. Imagine the Rockefeller Christmas tree in New York… this will be something similar, so there’s definitely something to look forward to. The event will also put focus on the improvement of the mental wellbeing of children and youth. And it’s for free! Click here to get more information.

A lot of great markets are open during December, and luckily most of these markets have free entrance. Go to the Lonsdale Quay Christmas party in North Vancouver. Here you can buy special Christmas presents, you can enjoy live music and of course you can also visit Santa Claus. Check out this site for more information.

Another free event is taking place on Sunday, December 7th. It’s the River District 2014 Winter Craft Fair. Here you can support local artisans and do your Christmas shopping. Ok, so it’s not totally free in case you choose to buy something but you’re not getting charged any annoying entrance fees. Aaand of course it’s up to you how much you want to spend. Check out the location and get more information here.

Finally on Sunday, December 7, it’s time for the Santa Claus Parade. Get ready to watch this massive parade together with around 330,000 spectators!  Of course it’s for free. The parade includes more than 3,500 participants and has 65 marching bands. The parade will start at 1pm in downtown Vancouver. Click here to get more detailed information on the route of the parade.

Enjoy your weekend.

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Review: Candy Town in Yaletown

Last Saturday we went to the Christmas market CandyTown in Yaletown. We met up in in front of Jugo Juice not far away from the market. As we walked through the market, we quickly realized that we weren’t the only ones who had chosen to spend a bit of time at this Christmas market in the nice and sunny weather.

At the market you could find waffles, chocolate, cotton candy and much more. For sure it was a good place for the different stores represented at the market to do some advertising for their products. A lot of people were lined up in front of the many food and candy stalls but we were a bit too hungry to wait for that long. So after taking a few funny pictures we went of to a little cafe not far away from the market.

Thanks to you guys who joined for this activity on a nice and sunny day.

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Review: Pub Night @ The Metropole

Thanks for another cool pub night yesterday at the Metropole. It was really good to see you guys again. And it was great to see some “new faces” as well. The food was really cheap, and you could get a burger and a beer for just $6.49! Every Wednesday is a karaoke night at the Metropole, so we had lots of fun listening to some very entertaining singers. And let’s just be honest, not all the karaoke singers were good. But we’ve got to give them credit… they really tried 🙂

And of course The Met also have their own Foosball table that we just had to try. So a couple of us played a couple of let’s say very intense matches. Great fun!

Once again thanks for a greet night, and don’t forget our little trip to the CandyTown in Yaletown this Saturday at 12pm. This is one of the only big Christmas markets in Vancouver with free entrance. Would be nice to see a lot of you there. Click here to read more about the market and to sign up for the event.

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