What to do on the weekend

Only a few more hours till the weekend! The weather on Saturday isn’t going to be that good, but Sunday should be a little better.

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On Sunday the INTERNeX gang will be going to Granville Island. There is a public market with lots of food, so make sure you come with an empty stomach! There are also a lot of cute little shops.

However, if that’s not enough food for you, you can always go to the Surrey Greek Food Festival. This is a community festival whit a lot of Greek food. You can go on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there is no admission fee.

Another option is going to Commercial Drive on Sunday for Italian Day on the Drive, this street festival celebrates Italy. And while you’re on Commercial Drive you should do a little pub crawl through all the micro breweries that you can find there. At the micro breweries you can get a couple of tasters for a few dollars.

If you would rather do something relaxing but cheap, you can go to the family favourites movies at Cineplex for $2.99. At 11 AM on Saturday they will show A Dogs Purpose at select theatres.

Like every weekend there are a lot of farmers markets. On Friday night there is the Richmond Night Market and the Illumination Summer Night Market. On Saturday you can go to markets in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Maple Ridge, Trout Lake and Squamish. And on Sunday you can go to Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Ladner, White Rock and Whistler.

I hope you have a great weekend and I’ll see you at PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

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

What to do on the weekend

This time we only had a short week, because of Family Day. Even more reason to get outside, as you probably did not get that tired from this week. You don’t want to go back to your country and say that you haven’t seen everything, right?

For some of us the weekend already starts early, because we are going to Kelowna today! Kelowna is a beautiful city in British Columbia where you can do a lot of activities like hiking, skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing. However, you can also do other things if you don’t feel like being active on our mini vacation. There are several food and wine tours in Kelowna and there are a lot of opportunities for shopping.

Even though you are not joining our trip, it does not mean that you16237737_1615329781815800_1946877102_n should stay at home. Vancouver is a very lively city and there is lots to do here as well. One of the great activities held in Vancouver is Winterruption. This event is a winter arts festival that takes place on Granville Island. It already starts on Friday and will take place till the end of the weekend. During this event you can watch a lot of great performances on dance, music, film, arts and crafts. As it is on Granville Island, which is known for its public market, you also have enough choice regarding food.

There are several sports games during this weekend. On Saturday, the Vancouver Giants are playing against Red Deer at 7 pm at the Langley Events Centre. The Canucks are also playing this weekend on Sunday. They will play at Rogers Arena at 7 pm. When you are in Canada, you should definitely go to one of these games!

Are you more into movies? Vancouver got that covered too! For only $2.99 you can watch MVP: Most Valuable Primate at some Cineplex theatres. The movie already starts at 11 am, so you probably should set up the alarm. However, going to the movie for such a cheap price is normally not possible in Vancouver, so it is definitely worth the try.

Enjoy your weekend and see you today or next Wednesday on PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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

 

Smart Saver Vancouver

It’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time for the Smart Saver! We found some great deals for you to help save some money.

If you would like to go out to watch a movie, it’s a good idea to do that on a Tuesday at Cineplex since they offer cheaper tickets for “Cineplex Tuesdays”. Instead of the regular $ 11.99 admission you will only have to pay $ 7.99, which is a pretty good price for going to the movies. If going out to watch a movie is something you like doing more often I would also recommend becoming a SCENE member, this will give you an additional 10% discount and you can earn points to get rewards.

When you’re doing groceries it might be a good idea to check out certain products at 7 Eleven. They have great deals on soda’s and chips. They also serve food such as hotdogs and pizzas that are cheap and a good option if you’re in a hurry or just looking for a quick snack.

Using a foreign bank account can become quite expensive if you take a look at the fees, so a lot of people choose using cash instead. When you withdraw money there is usually a fee attached as well, but Iris found out that the HSBC machines charge you only $2 instead of the usual $3. However, you might be one of the lucky ones that can use Scotia banks Global ATM Alliance, which means you won’t get charged any extra fees at all. Only certain banks are a part of the Global ATM Alliance, click here to go to their website to check if your bank is part of the alliance.

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Going out for dinner doesn’t have to be expensive in Vancouver, you just got to make sure you go to the right spot. Something everybody likes is pasta and we found two great places to go. First off there is Ciao Bella, a real Italian restaurant where you get 50% off on meals every Monday and Tuesday night and everyday at lunch. Then there is The Old Spaghetti Factory, here you can get a three course menu for only $15.

You might have noticed that yesterday was Valentine ’s Day, so if you really like chocolate like most of us in the office do (except for me), you might be able to score some that are on sale!

Hope to see all of you tonight at Tap & Barrel!!

– Danielle

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

What to do on the weekend

The weekend is finally here again and it’s time get out of the office to enjoy all of the cool events, activities and much more that Vancouver has to offer. Have a look at these suggestions.

Free movies at Cineplex benefiting Free The Children

On Saturday, October 18, all Cineplex theatres will open their doors at 8:30 am for free movie screenings. The first movie will start at 9 am. You’ll get all food and drinks like popcorn, fountain drinks and a selection of candy for only $2.

Times and Movies:

  • 9:00 a.m. Escape from Planet Earth
  • 9:15 a.m. Ender’s Game
  • 9:30 a.m. Walking with Dinosaurs (3D)
  • 9:45 a.m. Paranorman (3D)
  • 10:00 a.m. Divergent
  • 10:15 a.m. Free Birds

 

Participating theatres in Metro Vancouver:

  • Cineplex Odeon International Village (88 West Pender Street, Vancouver)
  • Colossus Langley (20090 91A Avenue, Langley)
  • Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
  • SilverCity Coquitlam (170 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam)
  • SilverCity Metropolis (4700 Kingsway, Burnaby)
  • SilverCity Mission (32555 London Avenue, Mission)
  • SilverCity Riverport (14211 Entertainment Way, Richmond)

 

I really recommend the movie “Divergent” , it’s something similar to the Hunger Games, but in my opinion even better.

Halloween Shopping

After a great free movie in the morning you should join us for some Halloween shopping in the afternoon. We’ll meet up at 3 pm at BooLaLa in North-Van.
Only two weeks left till the big Halloween Party is going to start. So let’s get some fancy and crazy Halloween costumes.
Join the event here.

So let’s stay on track.
On Sunday, October 19, Vancouver will host a downtown Halloween Parade for the first time ever.
You’re able to see supernatural, heroes and villains from films, comics, games and sci-fi. The parade will run from noon to 3 pm and starts at Granville and Davie.

Or what do you think about visiting one of the Haunted House?
For example the Gravecouver Haunted House at Metropolis:

  • Where:Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • When:October 3 to November 1, opens at 7 p.m.
  • Cost:$13, VIP $20

You can experience featuring 13 individual scary rooms with rides, zombies and more.

Enjoy your weekend guys!!

 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

Smart Saver Vancouver

What’s cheap this week? Basically everybody enjoys going to the movies, right? But most often, you rather stay at home and watch TV, because going to the movies is quite expensive. However, if you are really into films and don’t only enjoy the most current ones, then this is a tip for you.

You always wanted to see your favorite classics on the big screen? And that hasn’t been possible because it didn’t exist in the right format yet? Well, then should check this out: Cineplex movie theaters have this project called Classic Film Series, where they select classic movies and show them for $6 a ticket. And the best thing: The tax is already included! Don’t worry, if they say classic, they don’t mean black and white movies only. The shown movies are from all decades and genres, so you don’t have to be afraid that they only dig out something really old.

The participating theaters in Vancouver are the Scotiabank Theatre downtown, the SilverCity Riverport, the Metropolis in Burnaby, the SilverCity Coquitlam and VIP Cinemas, and the Colossus Langley Cinemas. And the movies for November and December so far are ‘Out of Africa’ (November 6, 10, 21) and ‘Holiday Inn’ (December 8, 18, 23).

So buy some tickets, dig in the popcorn and enjoy the classics!

Talk to you soon,

Annika

 

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Tuesday MovieDay!

Tuesday is thé day to go the movies in Canada. Normally a ticket costs $12.00 but on Tuesday you can go for the movies for half price!

Telus, in cooperation with Cineplex have the ½ Price Movie Combo. For only $11.70 you get ½ price off an admission, regular popcorn and a regular drink. To check out more about the Telus offer click here

The Empire theatres offer a Reel Deal Tuesday, which means you can go to the movies for only $5.99! They also offer a Combo deal where you can get a small popcorn, regular soft drink and a Nestle treat for only $5.99!

Supposedly it is also possible to get the Telus ½ Price Movie Combo without the popcorn and drink for only $5.75. Just go to one of the participating Cineplex theatres and at the ticket booth ask for a Telus ticket without the popcorn and soft drink.

Some of the movies now playing in the movie theaters are:

Iron Man 2

Prince of Persia: Sands Of Time

Robin Hood

Sex and The City 2

Shrek Forever After

For more information about these movies or which other movies are also playing check out these websites:

Cineplex

Empire theaters

So where are the movie theatres? We have put together a list with the most popular theaters in Vancouver and the rest of Canada

Popular movie theatres in Vancouver are:

Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Festival Cinemas Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 2100 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Van East Cinema, 2290 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Empire Theatres – Esplanade 6 Cinemas, 200 West Esplanada, North Vancouver
Dunbar Theatre, 4555 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Famous Players Richmone Centre 6,  Richmond Shopping Centre, 6551 Number 3 Road, Richmond, BCFamous Players SilverCity Metropolis, 4700 Kingsway Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Popular movie theatres in Canada are:

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 MacLeod Trail, Calgary
South Edmonton Common, 1525 99th Street, Edmonton
Scotiabank Toronto, 259 Richmond St West, Toronto

If you are not a fan of the blockbusters you can also check out the International Film centre. Ticket prices at the International Film Centre in Vancouver start as low as $8.00.

I can’t wait to see some of the movies that are playing now, so you know where you can find me for next few Tuesday nights. Do you also want to see a movie but, like me don’t have anybody to go with? E-mail me at pr@internexcanada.com and see if we can get enough people together to go as a group!