Rockies Review Spring IV

On the fourth and last day we made our way back to Vancouver from Golden. It was a lot of driving, but we had some movies we could watch and of course we made stops to pipi and popo or to get lunch. However before lunch time we made a stop just off the highway at a flea market. Just before we stopped we played secret santa in the bus, so everyone got a name of one of the others in the bus. At the flea market we had to buy the most crazy outfit for our secret santa in 15minutes, and wow…you could find some crazy outfits there. Once back in the bus it was time to reveal your secret santa, give them a hug and their present. There were some real ridicules presents, such as spiderman glasses, a chefs hat, pink dresses for boys, one suits for skiing and go on. After everyone got their present it was time to go for lunch, dressed in your presents. Oh my, we got some weird faces. After our lunch break it was time to drive last part of the trip to Vancouver. We had another nice movie on and around 6pm we arrived well and safely back in Vancouver after 4 crazy days in the Rockies.

We loved every single piece of it and if we had the change we would be right back in the Rockies! How about you?

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

INTERNeX Canada: Vancouver Fashion Week Review

Hello­ there!

Last Friday, we (the INTERNeX PR-Team) were very excited…WHY? Because we were invited to attend a very special event – the Vancouver Fashion Week! The Vancouver Fashion week (Sept 16th to 21st) was about Spring & Summer 2014 and took place at the Chinese Cultural Centre at 50 East Pender Street, very close to the INTERNeX office.

In general, what is the Vancouver Fashion Week about?

The VFW is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and every year the event is attended by over 20,000 guests! It’s a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both emerging and established designers, e.g. international award-winning designers from very popular fashion capitals.

I was really curious to go to the Fashion Week, because I never saw a fashion show before. So I had no expectations. What about you? What are your expectations, if you would go to a fashion week?

So now I will tell you something about the impressions we got during the show.
At first I have to say that I was wondering how small the showroom and the catwalk actually were, because on TV a fashion week usually looks way bigger. Anyway, the show started and everyone was flabbergasted! Of course many of the guests took pictures from the models – they were very pretty, but in my opinion there were too many skinny models.

But the clothes they worn were kind of pretty! Of course, many of them were very spacy and not suitable for your everyday life, but otherwise some of them were very cool!

Well, probably I’m not a fashion person, but as far as I am able to judge I would say it was very interesting to see a Fashion Week and how the models walked down the catwalk – you know what I mean?! 😉

Take care,
Tobias

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

INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

It’s Monday, it’s raining, and it’s cold. At least we can say we had a good weekend. We went on Sunday to the Eastside Flea Market, in the Grandview – Woodland neighborhood, just next to Commercial Drive.

This kind of markets is very common in Canada. It’s a place where the people rent a little space to sell or barter items. Normally you can find used goods and second hand clothes, but also handmade jewelry, furniture and even food. They are the best places to buy low price merchandise, vintage fashion and unique gifts.

There was a little place to buy coffee and cakes and tons of things to look over! I bought one watch for only 5 bucks! We were talking with the sellers and we found some very interesting people, who travel around North America buying and selling antiques and old clothes. I found a stand with leather jackets from the 70’s! They were too much  expensive for my student budget, so maybe the next time 🙂 .

There were also some stands where the people were selling their own stuff. This is other thing that is very typical here, making yard sales or garage sales. Instead of throw out the things that they don’t need any more, the people sell them in front of their houses or in the flea markets. Or sometimes they leave boxes outside of their houses and you can take everything for free! It’s very funny because this is a thing that you always saw  in the movies!

After that we went to Cafe Deux Soleils, just next to the Commercial Skytrain Station. I strongly recommend that place, is so cool and they have concerts and humor shows all the time for $5! We finished up our evening with some huge hamburgers.

So it was a nice evening! But our camera is broken, so we only have the pictures that Mercedes took with her mobile phone… the quality is not the better, but I hope you‘ll be able to appreciate the place!

See ya!

 

Clara.

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

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

Eastside Flea – Fall Market

Join us this Saturday to discover a real flea market in one of coolest areas in Vancouver: Commercial Drive! The new season, is the perfect chance to renovate your wardrobe with the best vintage clothes selection of Vancouver, or only spend a nice evening nosing around and looking for hidden treasures!

Speakers * Bikes * Books * Furniture * Art * Kitchenware * Farm Chic Goods * Magnets * Records * Vintage clothing * Vintage taxidermy * FRESH FLOWERS!!! * Candles * Handmade leather goods * Jewelry (vintage and handmade) * Glasswares * Knick Knacks * Shoes * Accessories * Electronics * Crafts * Posters * Prints * and so much more!

Image courtesy of Eastside Flea

And after the market, we can go to eat and drink something in one of the pubs and cafes that you can find trough Commercial Dr (for some people, Hipsterland). Home of skinny jeans, organics hamburgers, and nerd glasses, I’m sure we will have a wonderful evening! Join us in the Facebook event!

WHEN: Saturday September 21st at 2 PM

WHERE: The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St Vancouver, MAP 

ADMISSION: by donation

 

It’s All Greek To Me! Vancouver’s Original Greek Food Festival

It’s All Greek To Me! Vancouver’s Original Greek Food Festival is making its move…outdoors! Now in its 36th Year, the festival will be a three-day outdoor event featuring the same great authentic Greek food, live dance and entertainment, kids activities, Greek language lessons, agora marketplace and more. Come and get your Greek on at the longest running Greek festival in the city. OPA!

WHEN: September 20 – September 22

WHERE: Hellenic Community Centre of Vancouver, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC V6J4A2

ADMISSION: Free

 

The Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival

The Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is a signature festival for the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.  It celebrates the full moon and harvest abundance, honouring diverse cultural traditions. The festival highlights art, music, environmental stewardship, and community participation. The 11th annual Moon Festival begins well before the actual day with lantern workshops, finale rehearsals, ravine stewardship and much more.

WHEN & WHERE

4:00-7:00pm – Harvest Fair at Slocan Park

7:00pm – Twilight lantern parade

7:30-9:00pm – Lanterns, art, music, tea and moon cakes at Renfrew Park.

8:30pm – Finale at Renfrew Park field

ADMISSION: free

 

See everybody at the Flea!

Clara.

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

 

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

During the 27th and 31st  of July and the 3rd of August will take place the appreciated Celebration of Lights in Vancouver.

This annual musical fireworks’ festival is one of the largest and most popular ones in Van. On July 27th we are going to English Bay to watch the beautiful festival and enjoy the good weather we are having these wonderful week.

This year just 3 countries are participating:

  • July 27th:  United Kingdom -Pyro 2000
  • July 31st: Canada – Calgary based fireworks spectaculars
  • August 3rd: Thailand – Thailand fireworks.

Join us in our Facebook event and come with us to this great and unforgettable festival.

If you also want to experience a real Caribbean  Day, you are lucky, because the  Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of British Columbia organizes the Caribbean Days Festival. This year the festival takes place during the 27th and 28th of July in North Vancouver.

You can enjoy 2 different parades:

  1. The Street Parade: Starting at 10.00 a.m. on July 27th in Lonsdale and 12th. It’ll head down direction Esplanade.Then turns West to arrive at Waterfront Park and terminates at Forbes & Esplanade.
  2. Children’s Carnival Parade: Free admission to this parade. Starts at 1.00 p.m. on July 28th in the Waterfront Park.

There is also not just parades on the Caribbean Day. During both days you can also join in a lot of food stands and also a clothing market. The prices varies from vendor to vendor.

And also there is a  special event on Saturday 27th, a Caribbean Dance under the starts It’s at 7:30 pm at the Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver and the price is $30. Move with Soca, Reggae & Calypso rhythms featuring Caribbean #1  entertainer: CRAZY (Edwin Ayoung) accompanied by Maffie & Crew with special guests Phase III Steel Band and 2 DJ’s!!

I hope you can join us on Saturday for watching the Celebration of Lights with us, and I wish you a great weekend !!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange


International Village

Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

Web: http://www.internexcanada.com


Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend.

Lots of you guys I’m sure didn’t know that Vancouver has the highest Asian Community in any North American City. Yes, I’m not lying guys, that’s totally true !!

So, what I propose for this weekend is to experience the amazing Chinese culture.

Chinatown Night Market

 Would you like to feel like in you were in China?? Go into Chinatown with us on Saturday.

This neighborhood in Vancouver is the largest Chinatown in Canada. From May 17th until September 8thIt’s open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00pm until 11:00pm.

You can explore the charming Chinatown while enjoying its food or buying clothes.

  • When: Saturday 15th, at 7:00pm
  • Where: 140-170 Keefer Street (MAP)

From 7:30 to 9:30 there will be played a Hun Gar Shaolin Kung Fu Showcase.

Join us in our Facebook event.

Vancouver Whitecaps F.C Match.

If you are not into the idea of coming to the Chinatown Night Market, you also have another amazing activities and events that could be interesting for you.

For example, what about watching a  North American soccer match?

This Saturday Vancouver Whitecaps plays against New England Revolution (Foxborough- Massachusetts)

  • When: Saturday 15th, at 7:00pm
  • Where: BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver. (MAP)
  • Price: From $25 to $150.

We wish you a nice weekend and let us know what you were up to!

Best,

Mercedes

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: Smart Saver Vancouver

Ok, all the people know, Vancouver is an expensive city. But with our “Smart Saver” guide, you can take notes about our little tips to keep your budget safe.

Today, Special 10% discounts for students!

Firstly, do you like Turkish food? Yes? Congratulations! Culture Wrap & Juice, in 101 West Hastings St.! You can found here the typical wraps, feta cheese salads, kebabs and several types of juices, of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondly, Topshop&Topman! One of the best clothes shops for young people, in my opinion. The design is amazing; they often collaborate with the coolest people in the fashion world like Kate Moss or Mary Katrantzou… and the Granville St. shop is so big and so fantastic… But, have you seen the prices? Oh my god, if in Europe it’s expensive, you can imagine how is in Canada… But don’t worry, if you are completely in love with one of their items, you can use the student discount! You have to bring with you your student’s license or a copy of your enrollment paper.

 

 

You can check their websites for more ideas: Topshop.com and Topman.com

Kisses,

Clara.

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