What to do on the weekend?

Don’t have any plans for the weekend? Keep on reading, because here are some ideas as to what you can do in the next few days.

On Saturday there will be an outdoor Public Disco in Alley Oop from 2 pm to 10 pm. This outdoor daytime dance party will play music from up-and-coming artists and have dance performances. There will also be a fully licensed bar including beer from the Granville Islands Brewing. And even better, the entrance is free. More information at https://www.publicdisco.ca/lanewayseries

Tomorrow, Vancouver’s largest consignment sale is happening, where you will be able to find awesome second hand clothing. The sale will be held at the Heritage Hall at 3102 Main street from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.

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On Sunday you can join us for hike up the famous Grouse Grind. And once we reach the top, we can enjoy some beautiful views. We will meet at Burrard Station at 12.15 pm and take a bus from there. Or you can meet us at the beginning of the Grouse Grind hiking trail at 1.15 pm. The Skyride back down from Grouse Grind will be $15, also remember to bring water and snacks. I hope you decide to join us. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/2682480628490491/

On Sunday there will be the outdoor Japan Market Early Summer Fair at Robson Square from 11 am to 6 pm. You will be able to find crafts and Japanese merchandise as well as over a dozen food vendors. There will also be cultural workshops and perfomances. Admission by donation.

On Sunday is the Vancouver Writers Fest Book Sale Spectacular at the Heritage Hall starting at 11am. There you will be able to find thousands of books to purchase from the Vancouver Writers Fest archives from the past 30 years. One book will be $5 and you can purchase 5 for $20. Admission is free.

Enjoy your weekend!

-Megan

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

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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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-
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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-
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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