What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday so… cheers to the weekend! I don’t know about your Friday night plans, but mine are pretty cool if I may say so myself. What I’m doing? Well, I’m going to the Rogers Arena to see Harry Styles Live on Tour. I bought my tickets about a year ago, so it is safe to say I am very excited about it. (There are still a few tickets left, in case you’re interested). But before my excitement takes over, let me tell you about the events happening in Vancouver this weekend.

According to the weather forecast, it will be rainy this Saturday. However, the temperature will be around 21 degrees, so as long as you have an umbrella, you should be good to go. Now the weather issue is solved, we are left with just one more: what to do? But don’t you worry, I got you!

Carnaval del Sol, the largest Latin American festival in the Pacific Northwest, is taking place in Vancouver this weekend. On Saturday as well as Sunday, visitors can enjoy live music, Native Canadian and Latin American art, traditional folk dances, cooking lessons and a fashion show. All with the purpose of celebrating Latin America! If you enjoy learning more about other cultures and partying, this is THE event for you. Entrance is only $2 by donation for adults. Tip: Buy a Super Pass for $10 so you can receive gifts, skip the line at e.g. the beer garden and… wait for it: you can win a trip for two to Latin America! The festival opens at 11am, closes at 10pm and it is located at Concord Pacific Place.

20872046193_b77294e20c_n.jpgIs the World Cup all you have been talking about the past couple of weeks? Well, then you might be interested in the next event I am about to mention. On Saturday evening, the Vancouver Whitecaps will play against Chicago Fire at BC Place. It starts at 7:30pm and lucky for you, there are still some tickets left! You can buy them here.

It’s the weekend of festivals! Besides the one I mentioned earlier, there is another one on Commercial Broadway. The Commercial Drive Car-Free Festival, to be exact. This festival commenced in 2005 and has taken place on a yearly basis ever since. 9317994916_5cd2675451_n It covers 15 blocks in the area and includes live music, community activities, local artisans and a wide variety of great food to choose from. Moreover, the message behind the festival will be discussed. It is opened from 12pm until 7pm and there is no entrance fee. FYI: TransLink will re-route the Commercial Drive bus this Sunday, in order for the festival area to be as accessible and car-free as possible.

I hope all of you will have a great weekend and I will see you next Wednesday at Malone’s for PuB NiGHT!

– Angy

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

PR-team Adventures

18386724_1745195368829240_1548844133_nAs you guys all know we organize a lot of stuff for our INTERNeX family. PuB NiGHTS, weekly events and monthly trips, all of these are organized to make your experience here the most memorable it can be. Because of all these events we have a really nice group who not only attend our events, but also decide to go out together every now and then.

So Saturday we decided to go on a boat party. Some of us got pizza and did a few pre drinks before we headed to the boat, where we met up with the rest of you. We first sat down in the inside area, but quickly decided to go up to the deck to enjoy the view. When we took off you could hardly hear the music, so we made some awesome pictures and enjoyed the beautiful sunset.

18424871_10209469088426198_1868080733_nAs soon as we had left downtown Vancouver behind us they put up the music and we spent most of the night dancing to Latin music. It was super fun and we made some great memories! After the boat party we all got in cabs and went to Studio Records for the after party.

I had an amazing night with all of you and even though this might not have been an INTERNeX event, we where there with 15+ people from INTERNeX. It was really nice partying with all of you!

– 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

INTERNeX goes Rockies May 2015 – Part 2

As promised: part 2 of the Rockies trip review..

DAY 3

Well, everyone was there except for Sambo, Papa Wolf’s right hand on the tour. Sadly we only saw some elk on the tour, but on the other days we saw two black bears and one grizzly bear. APPLAUSE!

We got breakfast from Tim Hortons and we went to see more lakes and went to the top of Sulphur Mountains in a gondola. On our way to the top the view over the mountains was breathtaking, even though it was cloudy we could still see a lot. It was freezing on the top and there was still quite a lot of snow. The weather on the top changes rapidly which was very interesting to see. Another awesome thing on the top of the mountain was the ‘West Trek photo shoot’ – we had to jump or make a Matrix like move while Sambo took a picture. I am excited to see the end result.

Lake Louise and Emerald Lake are a huge highlight of the tour and which is where we went afterwards. Lake Louise is still partly frozen, but the scenery is amazing nonetheless. Highlight of the tour for many people was Emerald Lake. Most of us rented canoes here and got onto the lake and paddled around – absolutely fascinating. This lake has turquoise coloured water, which makes the lake very special. Plenty of selfies were made and a big wolf howl was done by all the baby wolves on and around the lake.

Another huge highlight of the tour was the cabins. Wooden cabins built on the mountain between the trees with a cosy fireplace area. We had a lovely barbecue here, tasted some wine and sang songs around the campfire. Papa Wolf finally shared his bear stories with us and we got to see the Milky Way as it was so dark at the view point. We also had a birthday girl amongst us, so we sang for her, we drank more beers, had more fun and some people only went to bed at 4 a.m. Good job guys!

DAY 4

The very last day of our trip we mostly sat in the bus because we had to head back to Vancouver. But before we headed back to the city we visited a buffalo sanctuary where Leo, the host, told us about his cattle and showed us how native Canadian people used to make fire back in the days.

Then we got to see some real wolves and howled with them, quite an experience I’d say.

We were lucky to have a very warm and sunny day, because we went to Kelowna where some of use dived into the lake; a nice and refreshing end of our trip. We headed back to Vancouver and arrived there around 7.30 p.m. We were sad to leave the Rockies, but we all were very satisfied and happy that we got to go on this trip. Also, almost all of us had new nicknames!

INTERNeX’ers, thank you so much for the great great Rockies trip.

WOLFPACK 1.. 2.. 3..

AAAAAA-HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

INTERNeX Canada: Volunteer program

Do you feel like you need new experiences? or that you’ve missed something but you don’t know what it is?Or do you just simply love animals and have a passion for helping those that are orphaned or injured? Don’t look further, because a Volunteer program could be the answer for you.

INTERNeX offers a volunteer program as one of our many options for working abroad, where you will be able to feed the passion for animals while doing good in a community.

The volunteering program is the perfect opportunity to make a difference in local communities and wildlife; you can help to rescue and rehabilitate injured animals as well as orphaned animals in Canada or Guyana!

But this is not only an opportunity to help animals, but it is also an opportunity to improve your English, experience different cultures, and travel to a different country!

There are a few requirements that you have to meet to begin your volunteer adventure. First of all, you should definitely have a passion for volunteer work and a love a lot  animals. You should also be physically fit and willing to work with animals! It is definitely a great opportunity if this area interests you!

A volunteer can quite exhausting at times but will definitely be very rewarding.

If you have a passion for helping animals, the environment, or a local community, then check out the INTERNeX website for more information or contact us at pr@internexcanada.com

Best,

Mercedes

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

ABOUT INTERNeX: The INTERNeX Team!

What’s so special about participating in one of our programs in Canada is that you will meet people from all over the world who have had unique experiences and backgrounds! There is never a dull moment because you are constantly immersed in and learning about different cultures and ways of life.

Just like you, our INTERNeX team in Vancouver have come from various parts of the world! Most of us have fallen deeply in love with this city and have settled down here, while others are just soaking it all up for a couple of months. The differences in each person are what make us all unique, but are crucial to helping us to understand YOU- our candidates – better. We pride ourselves in having the opportunity to experience the international community, and in turn, providing this experience to our candidates.

Not sure who we are or where we are from? We took a new photo of the current INTERNeX team in Vancouver and thought it would be nice to share it with everyone!

From the left we have Mayuko – our administrator (originally from Japan), Barbara – our Placement Manager (from Canada), Mina – our Program Director (originally from Korea), Tim – the President (from Canada), Marianne (from Germany) and Queenie (originally from Hong Kong) – two of our Public Relations Coordinator and Patrick – our Volunteer Program Manager (originally from the Netherlands).

Baring in mind that Martina – our program manager (who originally from and is currently away in Germany), Simon– our IT and PR manager (also from Germany) and Irene, another one of our public relations coordinator (from Spain) is missing from this picture!

We aren’t so scary, are we now? We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have so don’t be afraid to email, call or come find us! Feeling homesick or lost? Just come for a chat! We love working with you and are looking forward to getting to know each one of you better.

Cheers,

Queenie

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

Smart Saver Vancouver

You’ve just arrived in Vancouver and don’t know where to stay, or maybe you’re visiting Vancouver for the weekend, or perhaps you live just outside of Vancouver and want to spend a night out on the town or at the beach without having to worry about an expensive cab ride home. So.,  HI’s Vancouver hostels are a great solution to your travelling woes!

Hotels in downtown Vancouver will cost you an arm and a leg, and lack the culture and atmospheres that youth hostels offer.  Hostelling International is great because they have three awesome locations in Vancouver.

HI- Vancouver Central
Central is in the name, because that is exactly what it is! This location cannot get any better for those of you who want to be in the midst of it all.  It is located on Granville Street and just steps away from bars, clubs, restaurants, shopping, as well as public transit.

Not only is the location great, but there are a bunch of extras included when you stay here. This hostel offers a free breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire building.  What’s more fitting for Smart Saver than a free breakfast??

The HI- Vancouver Central is the perfect location for city dwellers to bask in everything Vancouver has to offer! You get a place to stay for great prices without compromising on security or cleanliness, but maximizing on socializing and a fun community feel.

If you are interested in more of what HI – Vancouver Central has to offer you can check them out here

HI – Vancouver Downtown

The second Hostelling International location in Vancouver sits in the beautiful West End, where you get that neighborhood feeling, with tree-lined streets, safety and parks while being just blocks away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  HI – Vancouver Downtown is just one block away from vibrant Davie Street where there are endless amounts of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars to suit your every need.

This location also offers a FREE breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi access throughout.  Again there is a great community feel where you can hang out and meet new people in several of their common areas, games room, library and of course the large kitchen!

If you feel West End living is more your style, click here to find out more on HI- Vancouver Downtown


HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach

Summer is just around the corner therefore; there is no better place to be in Vancouver than at the beach!  It’s pretty awesome that Hostelling International has a location right at Jericho beach, which sits just 20 minutes away from downtown and 10 minutes away from the beautiful UBC campus.

This is a great option if you want to experience the Vancouver beach scene, and city life all at one go. HI – Vancouver Jericho Beach is not only surrounded by sandy beaches, but parkland, stunning downtown and mountain views are all at your doorstep!

This hostel has an onsite restaurant run by the North Shore Culinary School, if you are looking for a delicious meal.  And, of course there is a large self-serve kitchen if you do not feel like spoiling yourself with a professionally prepared meal every day.

This hostel is the only beach retreat hostel in all of Vancouver, so it really is a unique and one of a kind opportunity to stay in.  If you would like more information about this specific location, you can find all of it here on their website.

Cheers,

Kristina

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 Hospitality Program

Do YOU want to know what our Hospitality Candidates do at one of the most beautiful places on earth? They are doing our INTERNeX Hospitality Program!!

Our Hospitality Program offers our candidates job opportunities in several different areas in Canada; among them, the Rockies Mountains, at places like BanffJasper and Lake Louise.


One of the beautiful Rocky Mountain Lakes in summer time.

Jobs are available in housekeeping, restaurants as waitresses and even in hotel service management depending on the experience and lengths of stay.


One of our candidates out work

 Do you want to join them on this program and experience everything yourself?

Then you will be staying in the Rockies together with many other people from all over the world. You will be making several new friends while having the best time of your life.

In winter time everybody goes snowboarding or skiing after work. The scenery is just phenomenal! Some of the resorts and hotels you can work for even provide you with free season skiing passes. That is one of the many advantages you will have while participating in our hospitality program!

In summer time when the snow has finally melted you will experience the real beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Take your hiking gear, some friends and go hike the mountains and enjoy the view on the valleys, presenting you these small cozy Rocky Mountain villages.
On a day off work, visit the most beautiful mountain lake on earth: Lake Louise. It does not matter if you just chill out, go swimming, hiking or kayaking there – you will love it!!

In case you want to have the best time of your life, meet many new friends and experience the most beautiful nature spots on earth the INTERNeX Hospitality Program is the right choice for you!


Snowboarding or Skiing after work is a must!

Widen you horizon – go INTERNeX!


Cheers,

PR Team

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