What to do on the weekend?

“Temperatures reach up to 33 degrees Celsius in Metro Vancouver this weekend” Summer has arrived in Vancouver and Mother Nature doesn’t shy away from it. It might be boiling all day, but hey, at least it’s not raining or snowing. So, let’s embrace the weather and enjoy it while it lasts.

36299350672_cba25ec2e5_n1As you know (and if you don’t, you’re welcome) the Honda Celebration of Light is happening this weekend! This is a three-day competition with its focus on… lights. Every year, three countries display fireworks based on a specific theme. This year’s theme is ‘Love’. Whilst showing the public the fireworks they created, judges from the Metro Vancouver area will be there to rate every performance. Moreover, the audience can vote by downloading the Honda Celebration of Light mobile app. The festival kicks off with South Africa’s performance this Saturday, July 28th. The fireworks start at 10pm and can be admired from English Bay.

21391064296_f302cde675_nSince the fireworks don’t start until 10pm, you might want to do something else before that. I have a great idea for you! Columbia StrEAT Food Fest, the largest one-day food truck fest in Canada, is taking place this Saturday. This event includes hundreds of food trucks, eight beer gardens (yes, eight!) and live music. Sounds fantastic, right? Well, what makes it even more fantastic is that the admission is completely free! You just have to pay for the amazing food and beverages. You can visit this event from 4 until 10pm on Columbia Street in New Westminster.

Sunday, funday! Since the temperatures are rising this weekend, why not spend your Sunday enjoying the sun in the park? One of Port Moody’s Summer Sundays takes place this Sunday. They will provide live music, so if you bring a blanket, some games and snacks, you can have a nice, fun day in the park. The live music starts at 2pm.

Have a great weekend! See you tonight at our Pizza and Sunset event or tomorrow at the Celebration of Light!

– 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

PuB NiGHT Review – The Charles Bar

The Charles bar. A nice bar on the border of Gastown. Peaceful and quit. Until INTERNeX is having a PuB NiGHT there. Thanks to everyone who was there during this special edition of PuB NiGHT. We had a lot fun.

This PuB NiGHT everybody showed up in Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Not because they like Christmas Sweaters so much, but because we had an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest going on. Maxine was very creative by creating her own Ugly Christmas Sweater. And believe me, it was ugly. Others bought one of those typical ugly sweaters your great grandma will make you for your birthday. And Dawid, who won the competition, had a Santa sweater including beard and hat. 25400884_1560343360720996_182747180_o

Because not enough people saw all our nice ugly Christmas sweaters, we went again to the Met to show off our sweaters. We were not the only ones dressed that ugly. In fact, the whole pub was packed with a lot of people wearing ugly Christmas sweaters. After all our songs it was time to head home.

If you want to show even more people your ugly Christmas sweater, come to the Christmas party dressed up. Or when you already threw it away, wear your nicest Christmas clothes instead. Whatever you are going to wear, I hope to see you this Saturday for our Christmas party!

– Bart

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

Video Challenge – INTERNeX’s newest competition

Up for a challenge? Internex’s newest competition has begun and it’s all about you. The competition is called Video Challenge and is about showing you in action at your workplace.
Telling us what you do and show it to us. The PR team will come to your workplace and film you in action (only if your workplace is in Vancouver), so all you have to do is ask for permission from your workplace. The rest is taking care of by the PR team. Now you’re probably thinking, “so what’s in it for me”? At the end of the video you’ll get 7 seconds to do something4905577692_b07deff599_o funny.
It can be a funny face, dance or a funny thing that’s at your workplace. It’s totally up to you.  The video with the funniest 7 seconds will win 2 tickets to Whistler sponsored by West Trek Tours.
Learn more about the prize by following this link: https://www.westtrek.com/
Contact the PR team as soon as possible on Facebook if you are interested!

Ps. You can still be a participant in the competition if your workplace isn’t in Vancouver. Contact the PR team and we’ll tell you how.

 

INTERNeX Canada: Mario Competing in the 2012 Karate BC Provincial Championship in 3 Days!

You may remember this little post about a month ago, where I wrote about a guy named Mario and his goal to raise money for children in need by fighting in the 2012 Karate BC Provincial Championship. The big day is here in just 3 short days and Mario has been training endlessly! With the event being so close, the excitement is definitely taking over.

Let me give you a little introduction of Karate. It is a type of martial arts that originated from Okinawa, Japan and was brought over to Canada by Japanese immigrants in the 1930s.

After the Second World War, the first karate competition in Canada was initiated by a man named Masami Tsuruoka which laid the foundation for the Canada`s National Karate Association. Though Karate is not an official sport in the Olympics, there are many tournaments that are held worldwide every year where Canada plays a significant part.

If are interested in learning more about the sport of Karate, I would encourage you to attend the tournament and in doing so, support Mario as well!

When? Saturday and Sunday (November 17th and 18th)

Where? BCIT GYM, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby

Why is Mario doing this? By making a comeback at the age of 50, Mario is supporting two charities with this event: Children’s Hunger Fund and BC Children’s Hospital.

Children’s Hunger Fund has been helping neglected orphans in Romania by sending over s regular shipments of food, medicine and clothing to 43,000 Romanian orphan daily. What is really admirable about this non-profit organization is that they seek to help children before disaster strikes!

BC Children’s Hospital is committed to helping children in our very own Vancouver community who are suffering from diseases such as leukemia and diabetes. They are very active in not just saving lives by curing children, but in preventing illnesses by conducting research into vaccines. With research being a vital part of their work, they were able to heal Adrian, the son of Mario’s friend, when he suffered from leukemia last year.

These charities are dedicated to helping children living right in our city that desperately require help. Join us in supporting them in creating better lives and future for children in need!

Thank you to everyone’s support and I hope that you will keep on supporting Mario and spreading the word about this event!

For more information, check out the website: www.mariofitfightingforkids.com!

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

INTERNeX Canada: Winter Wonderland in Toronto!

November is awesome. Why? It’s the time of the year when you are allowed to start getting excited for Christmas or whichever holiday you celebrate! You know when all the festive lights, snow and red Starbucks cups appear? Yes, this is it!

Winter in Toronto is very cold, but the holiday festivities that the city puts on make it such an exciting time and place to be.  The other good news is that it’s only November and the average temperate is about 7 degrees which is still nice enough for doing outdoor fall activities!

In downtown Toronto, Yonge Street is where all the winter activities can be seen! Looking for beautiful holiday lights? There will be a 40-foot sculptural light tree, 3D polar bears, reindeers and more! As well, the community has planned many events to celebrate the holiday season right in the heart of Toronto such as IlluminiteWindow WonderlandKidzfest, Buskertainment and Ice, Wine & Dine.

Today I will introduce you to the Winter Wonderland event that is going on until the end of this month! From November 1st you may have noticed that the window displays of about 30 businesses down Yonge Street have been a little more decorated than usual! It is because these businesses are competing with each other to create the most creative or eye-catching holiday windows.

Until the November 28th, you can vote for whichever window is your favorite at the website here! Best of all, this is completely FREE!

So grab your winter coats, walking boots and take a walk down this busy street or check out the other events going on!

Happy voting! The winner will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony on November 28th!

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

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the Weekend

Enjoy a money-free weekend this week! Most of the events happening are absolutely FREE for you guys! Join us for the Festival of Lights fireworks in English Bay, see an open-air movie and experience international festivals in Vancouver and Toronto!

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VANCOUVER WEEKEND EVENTS

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – July 28th, @ 4.30pm
Don’t miss world’s largest offshore international fireworks competition! Three countries prepare a fireworks show and a soundtrack for their performances. Join INTERNeX and watch VIETNAM compete in the festival of lights this Saturday! Check out the facebook event!

When: Saturday, July 28th
Time: 4:30pm
Meeting point: The Starbucks by the bus stop on Davie St. (Davie/Denman Street, English Bay)
(fireworks will start at around 10/10:30pm, but we want to make sure we get a good spot sooo we’ll secure a spot at this time and have a mini picnic together first. Anyone who can only join later is more than welcome to just give one us a call and we’ll come pick you up from the Starbucks and take you to our spot)
What to bring: Blanket, snacks for the picnic, soft drinks (please remember that it is not allowed to bring alcohol to the beach) & warmer clothing just in case.

25th ANNUAL CARIBBEAN DAYS FESTIVAL
Experience tropical cuisine, Caribbean culture, music and more at the Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver. The free events include a Multicultural Parade and a Waterfront Party concert with live music. See here for more details: http://www.caribbeandays.ca

Time: Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29
Place: Waterfront Park & Lonsdale Quay Plaza, North Vancouver

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SALSA DANCES
Are you a good dancer or want to be one? Attend these free outdoor Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances in Robson Square, open to everyone, regardless of skill level. There is dancing throughout the afternoon, free lessons at 3pm and dance performances at 5pm! The next dance Sunday is the 29th of July! Check out the website: http://www.sundayafternoonsalsa.com

Time: Sundays, July 1 – August 26
Place: Robson Square, across from the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

FREE MOVIE at David Lam Park
Enjoy the summer outdoors and see an open-air movie! There is a free outdoor screening of The Princess Bride in Yaletown’s David Lam Park this Sunday, July 29th, at 5pm. Experience a mini-festival before the show as well. Don’t forget your own blanket!

Time: July 29, 5pm
Place: David Lam Park, Vancouver

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TORONTO WEEKEND EVENTS

PEDESTRIAN SUNDAY in Kensington Market
Kensington Market opens up the streets for pedestrians this Sunday! Enjoy sights, sounds and smells of this distinctive neighborhood with artists, musicians and international food. This Sunday the theme is Summer- Off The Grid! Check out the Kensingtonn Market website: http://www.pskensington.ca

Time: Sunday, July 29, 2012
Place: Kensongton Market, Toronto

TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEER
Celebrate Canada’s rich brewing history at the Festival of Beer in Toronto. It’s a four-day event where you can sip and sample more than 100 brands of beer! Additionally, a real southern BBQ and live entertainment are waiting for you: http://www.beerfestival.ca/torontos-beer-festival

Time: Fraiday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, 2012
Place: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto

CARIBANA SCOTIABANK CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL
This vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture in Toronto takes place for the 43rd year and is the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. It features events praising the music, cuisine and arts of the Caribbean region. The biggest highlights during the festival are the Caribana Grand Parade, Annual Gala and the new tent villages. While you need tickets for some events, others are absolutely free. See here for details: http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

Time: Friday, July 27, to August 12, 2012
Place: Various Locations in Toronto

BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

The annual Beaches International Jazz Festival entertains you with jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop, South American, Latin, rhythm and blues and more. It’s groovy music for free! The event takes place at several locations around the Queen East/Beaches area. See the official website for location details and line-up: http://www.beachesjazz.com

Time: Friday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, 2012
Place: Various Locations in The Beaches, Toronto

Have a great weekend,

Xenia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: About INTERNeX….. Rumors

As some of you might still remember, a few of weeks ago, INTERNeX announced that there were rumors circulating at the office about a massive party this SUMMER. A lot of things still need to be organized, but we can guarantee that it will be a mind blowing party.

Most information is still very top secret, but now that the location has been finalized we would like to start a little competition amongst our INTERNeX candidates. More information will be revealed every few weeks to make it a little easier. The big questions is: can anyone guess where we will be hosting our big event of the summer?

Clue #1 –> It’s Downtown and near the water….

If you have any idea send us email to pr@internexcanada.com to submit your answer. The first person to send in the right answer will WIN a prize.

Read next week’s blog post for another clue.

Cheers,

Lies

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