Smart Saver Vancouver

Summer has arrived, so it is time to go outside and do some fun activities. Good news is that you don’t have to spend (too much) money to join the fun. Here are some ideas for your free time.

I am sure you have already heard about the famous outdoor cinema, which takes place every Tuesday at Second Beach in Stanley Park. We just went there yesterday and watched The Lion King, it was a lot of fun! Next week, Mean Girls is on the program. Just take a blanket and some snacks with you and enjoy the movie.

37298454_1806962999396722_1371304262142787584_nDo you always have plans on Tuesday nights? No problem, you can also watch an outdoor movie on Thursdays at the Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place. Movies are shown until the end of August. Tomorrow, from 9.10pm on, the movie COCO will be on the screen. You can find the entire movie line-up here. Make sure you arrive early to reserve yourself a good spot.

Another great activity for hot summer days is of course swimming or at least splashing. You can cool down in one of the five outdoor swimming pools that are spread over the city:

  • Kitsilano Pool
  • Maple Groove Pool (South Vancouver)
  • Hillcrest Aquatic Centre (close to Queen Elisabeth Park)
  • New Brighton Pool
  • Second Beach Pool (Stanley Park)

You can check out all location details and opening hours here. Admission fee for one visit is $6.10, except for Maple Grove Pool – only $3 for this one. If you are planning to go more often, you can also purchase a 10-visit pass for $48.80. You get 25% off the regular price, when you show up with a group of 10+ people. So, time to gather your friends and save some money!

14583004328_d24ee0c590_nWhy spend the evening in the gym when you can also work out in the fresh air? Just dance the night away during free Zumba classes. Canada Place is again the place-to-be for this activity. The one-hour classes take place every Monday until August 27 and start at 5.30pm. And no worries – you don’t have to be a dance pro. Everyone is welcome to join the fun workout with a view.

Next to Zumba, you can also enjoy free Yoga classes. Mat Collective Yoga offers outdoor classes at diverse great locations in Vancouver. You can either join a class downtown in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, in East Van, at Kits Beach or even on Granville Island. Different kinds of classes are offered every day until the end of August. So you could even go daily without even spending a loonie. Check out the live schedule here. Keep in mind that you need to sign a waiver before you join a class. However, you don’t need to sign up, just get in your sport clothes and take part in the class at unique locations!

I hope I could help you save some money! See you tonight at The Relish – where you get a beer for $3, by the way ;-).

– Kerstin

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

INTERNeX NAFSA Reception – The INTERNeX Class of 2011 Facebook Page!

We are one week closer to the June 1st INTERNeX Networking Event again, so it is time for an update!

In last week’s blogpost we told you that the online registration for the event was up and running. You should go to the INTERNeX Sponsorship Page to register and if you want your own VIP batch and your personalized QR code which you can link to a v-card or website like your Facebook or LinkedIn account! Just type in your personal data, choose the type of QR-code you prefer (either V-Card or URL) and you are registered for the event. It is really that easy, so what are you waiting for? (Note: Blackberry phones don’t seem to be able to scan V-Cards but URL codes. With the iPhone it works!)

INTERNeX is using many different social media tools to communicate with our clients and candidates about information, the latest news and new events. Now we even have our own INTERNeX Class of 2011 Facebook Page! If you go to the Facebook Page, you will see the latest updates about the NAFSA conference or the INTERNeX Networking Event and you can even see who else will come to the party! So, like our INTERNeX Class of 2011 Facebook Page and join the event!

In the meanwhile we are all working hard on trying to make the event a big success! Next week there will be more updates about the ‘INTERNeX Class of 2011’ event!

Your INTERNeX Team

Yoga at Kitsilano Beach!

Join in on an invigorating yoga session 6p.m. on Wednesdays  at Kitsilano Beach – between the Yacht club and the Pool – overlooking the ocean. Bring your mat for an hour of intention and fun! Stretch and relax under the big blue sky, overlooking the abundance of sea, surf, boats, yachts, people & trees. Music, yoga, kula, friends, happiness, abundance…be a part of this wonderful experience!

This session is Karma yoga by donation, supporting local charities. This means there is no admission price but a donation is greatly appreciated. Bring your mat for an hour of intention and fun. All levels are welcome so if you’re a first timer, don’t worry!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

– Laura

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

Listed as one of the “Best Eight City Breaks in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, Vancouver offers thrilling adventure, exciting entertainment, festivals and events, shopping, gourmet delights, sights and attractions throughout the year. Visit, Vancouver’s official tourism bureau website to find all the information and tools you need to plan your perfect vacation.

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

Experience Canada Through Our Hospitality Program!

Have you always wanted to discover Canada’s vibrant multiculturalism and fascinating scenery but have been hindered by a tight budget? Well, we might just have the solution for you! INTERNeX can provide you with a paid position in Canada’s breathtaking resort communities while still having time to explore and bring back many pictures and stories for your friends and family.

The hospitality program gives you the chance to gain experience in Canada’s world class resort communities. The work experience is in a hotel, resort or associated company in a tourism community in Western Canada (working in the city of Vancouver may be available upon request). Positions and locations of placements are organized by INTERNeX and are based on previous education, experience, English level, ability to stay a full season or longer, as well as general attitude and of course what is available at the time of application.

We are looking for people who are outgoing, flexible, happy, hard-working, good at communicating with others, physically fit and willing to do physical work, as well as wanting to learn, able to adapt to a multicultural environment, and who really want to be in Canada. Some placements require a certain skill set but some do not, as per the application form.

If you’re ready for a job for the 2010/2011 Winter Season in Canada, apply now!

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC
V6A 2R5 Canada
Phone: + 1 604 662 8149
Fax: + 1 604 662 8199

July 4 Bike Ride Through Stanley Park

July 8 Let’s Go Paintballing!!

July 31 – Aug. 4 Roaring Rockies Mountains Trip