What to do on this (long) weekend?

When you are surrounded by awesome people, you try to search for awesome things you can do together. To help you out, I did some research to survive this very hot and long weekend.

You haven’t been to the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) yet? You should definitely go there. It’s a Vancouver tradition to celebrate the end of the summer. You can enjoy rides, shows, farm animals, midway games, food stalls and concerts all day long. This weekend the concerts are from Rick Springfield (Friday) and The Gypsy Kings (Saturday). The concerts are included in the price. There is a beer tasting festival as well.

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On Sunday and Monday the iHeartRadio Beach Ball concerts are taking place featuring Alessia Cara, Liam Payne, The Stumbellas, Shawn Hook, Scott Helman, Virginia to Vegas, and Ralph (Sunday) and Train, Blondie, Serena Ryder, The Philosopher Kings, Ruth B and Christian Hudson (Monday). You can buy tickets online.

If you like it more multicultural this is the perfect weekend for you. In Richmond the free Richmond World Festival is taking place on 1 and 2 September. Or you can decide to go to Nikkei Matsuri, a Japanese festival in Burnaby. Polish Festival in Lynn Valley can also be an option for you on September 3. Last but not least there is also the Taiwanese Cultural Festival on Granville Street September 2 till September 4.

9068895987_0072ca91a9_zBecause Monday is a free day, you can party on Sunday as well. In Vancouver’s downtown is a small event at Victory Square. It features live music from 2 to 9 pm.

To celebrate Labour Day this Monday, we are going to the free festival in Cleveland Park called ‘Music in the park’. What is better than drinking beers and listen to music outside in the park? Exactly, nothing!

Have a good weekend and hope to see you all at ‘Music in the park’.

– Bart

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INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver

What to do once one has seen most of the attractions Vancouver has to offer? Even though those are plenty and the weather being this nice even more enjoyable; sometimes you just want to do something different, right?

Spare time in Vancouver doesn’t have to be expensive. If you want to go out, maybe dress up for the occasion but still want to stay on budget you have to easy possibilities to find out what is going on in Van City.

Turn on your computer and take a look at the website of Tickets Tonight. This is part of why Vancouver is one of the most livable cities; the commitment of the tourist industry to offer an affordable variety of activities to the public. They offer same day or last minute deals for comedy shows, theater plays and so on. Sometimes you can really strike a bargain in the $20 per person range.

If you are more into live music then you should look up the LiveVan.com. It is a community-driven concert calendar and you can find concert tickets on sale or cheap live music in bars or restaurants in town. From time to time there are even offers for under $5 a person.

So check out the cheap deals and maybe you find something you like. Good luck!

Talk to you soon,

Annika

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INTERNeX Canada: Happy Canada Day !!

Back from our White water Rafting Trip, it’s time to celebrate Canada Day !!

574980_4142545611678_759345892_nJuly 1st, and it’s the 146th Anniversary of this amazing land. If you didn´t know, this national day it´s a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1st, 1867 (Constitution Act, 1867, which confederated the country of Canada).

You can find celebrations everywhere across the country for Canada Day, usually outdoor events, such as barbecues, parades, fireworks, free concerts, carnivals and different kind of shows.

Here is a few things you can do in Vancouver today:

Canada Day at Canada Place: The biggest birthday bash outside of Ottawa. 25 music and dance performances on three stages, extreme sports, street food and the Canada Day Parade.

  • Waterfront Party: 10a.m.-6p.m.
  • Canada Day Parade: 7p.m-8p.m. (Starting at Georgia and Broughton Streets)

Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show: One of the summers’ best fireworks shows. There is two bargers: one in Coal Harbour and one in Dundarave. Best viewing is from Canada Place or Coal Harbour Seawall.

  • Visible from different locations throughout the city: 10.30 p.m. -11 p.m.

Canada Day on Grandville Island: As part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest, lots of free concerts will be staged at different stages throughout Grandville Island.

There is also a parade and face painting and roving clowns for kids.

  • Grandville Island: Noon -9.30 p.m.

As you can see, we have a lot of interesting options. Which one do you prefer?

HAPPY CANADA DAY

Best,

Mercedes.

 

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Hello,

Thursday.. one more day to go and weekend again! Let’s talk about some activities we found for you. As you may know we are going to Chilliwack for a fun weekend of camping and white water rafting! All the information you need is on the event page of our Facebook. If you still have questions about this trip you can always ask us, the PR-team.

 

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Canada Day
This Monday it’s a special day for all Canadians: Canada Day! There will be a lot of fun activities in the city. And everybody gets a free day off from work. There will be a big parade, Sports show and at night an amazing fireworks show above the Canada Place, Downtown Vancouver. www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca

  • WHEN July 1, 2013
  • WHERE Canada Place and all over Vancouver and Canada


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Jazz Festival
For the people that are staying in Vancouver there is much else to do this weekend. What do you think about the International Jazz Festival? This is one of the biggest festivals of BC. There will be 300 concerts in and around Downtown Vancouver. So if you like Jazz take a look at this page: www.coastaljazz.ca

  • WHEN June 21 – July 01
  • WHERE All over Vancouver

 

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Jelly Fish Invasion – Vancouver Aquarium
This summer, thousands of jellyfishes are invading the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 15 different species of jellyfishes from all over the globe on exhibit, plus new shows, activities and interactive displays, there’s a lot of new and exciting things to see and do. Come and see several jellyfish species rarely on display at the Aquarium! www.vanaqua.org

  • WHEN Daily, May 16, 2013 – November 12, 2013
  • WHERE Vancouver Aquarium

 
So these are some tips if you do not know what to do this weekend. Remember that Canada Day is the most special day of the year in Vancouver. It’s not only celebrated at Canada Place but over the whole country! 

Cheers,

Jelle

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INTERNeX Toronto: Fun Fact – Yonge Street

Have you ever asked, what is the longest street in the world? No? Well, me neither, but I was surprised to discover that this title belongs to Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada.

Yonge Street, pronounced “young”, was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world at 1,896 km, which is approximately the length of San Diego to Seattle. Crazy, right? Also known as Highway 11, Yonge Street links Toronto, the capital of Ontario, with northern parts of the region. It was fundamental in the establishment of western Upper Canada in the 1790s as a route for communication exchange.

Today, this street is like Main, Robson, Burrard and Granville Street in Vancouver, all put together.  It combines the financial district of Toronto with every kind of shopping, services, food and entertainment you can imagine. This includes the Eaton Center, one of the biggest malls in Canada, which boasts 230 stores and restaurants with over one million visitors per week.

Also located on Yonge street is the Yonge and Dundas Square. This square is an open public space that regularly hosts free concerts, events and film viewings. When a big name such as comedian Russell Peters comes to perform, people spill out into the actual intersection. Check out their website for what’s happening daily!

What’s really interesting about this square is that it holds the first pedestrian scramble, or scramble intersection, in the city. This is a crossing system that stops all traffic allowing pedestrians to cross at any direction of the intersection at the same time. I’m not sure how that works, but it sounds a bit confusing yet effective?

Toronto is an amazing city for many reasons, but Yonge Street is another reason why you should check it out!

Cheers,

Queenie

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

No big plans for the upcoming weekend yet? Don’t feel like partying for some reason? Here are the alternatives.

For fashion victims: Vancouver Fashion Week (Sept 18th – 23rd)

Launching Summer/Spring 2013, the VFW is a must-see for everyone who wants to be ahead of the game and know everything about next year’s trends and styles. This is your chance to check out leading as well as up and coming designers from all over the world, immerse in the glitz and glam and enjoy runway shows that are open to the public. One day tickets for the fashion shows are $75. See the schedule and order your tickets HERE.

Hot tips for music lovers this weekend:

  • Jason Mraz with Christina Perri (Friday, 21st @ Rogers Arena)  – Tickets from $66
  • The Raveonettes (Danish band, Sunday 23rd @ Venue) – Tickets are $20

For everyone who digs every kind of art: Olio Festival (Sept 19th – 23rd)

For the fourth year in a row, the Olio festival combines all the cool and fun stuff you would ever wanna see in Vancouver. This is how the organizers describe Olio: “Dozens of live music performances at Vancouver’s most intimate venues; obscure, intriguing film screenings at independent theatres; up close and personal comedy to shatter your funny bone; innovative multimedia visual arts installations; and Jamcouver, the skate competition that unites riders for the best sesh since Slam City. This year, we’ve added fashion to our roster; trend-setters, prepare yourselves for runway action.” Click HERE for more information and order your tickets (one day pass $28).

For bargain hunters: 21st Century Flea Market (Sunday, Sept 23rd, 10am-3pm @ Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr)

This fun collector’s market is the largest of its kind in BC, with over 175 vendor tables jam-packed with vintage jewelry, boho chic accessories, china & glass, retro furnishings, antiques & memorabilia, books, country stuff, records & CD’s, mid-century Modern, linens & lace, collectibles, postcards & advertising, sports items, dolls & toys, silverware, paintings & prints, lamps & shades & much, much more…make this your year to ‘go green’! Read more.

Have a great weekend and enjoy whatever you decide to do. I hope Bowen Island on Saturday is marked in RED in your calendar already!

Thank God it’s Friday. 😀

See ya.

Marianne

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INTERNeX Canada: News/Fun facts

What are the differences between Canada Day and Independence Day?

This week we have been speaking a lot about Canada day and Independence Day (celebrating too)…But what do you really know about these two festivities? Are there any differences between them?

The answer is yes, definitely.

Canada and United States got their independence from Great Britain in different ways.

Canada signed the British North America Act in a peaceful way in 1st July of 1867 and has good relations with Great Britain.

On the contrary United States was waging a war against Britain. After three years fighting Spanish and French people helped them and made possible that finally George Washington, won the battle. This situation was born because American people didn´t have any representation in British Parliament and it was also source of conflict that American colonists were paying high taxes to pay Britain´s debts. Two years later after finished the war, the 4th of July in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was made.

Before they got their independence, Canada was the joining of colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada.

The way of celebrating is quite similar in both of them. There are usually lots of outdoor public events, like parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, air and maritime shows and of course fireworks. It is usually normal to see flags everywhere too.

All the PR team is quite sure about the last one! We want to say thank you Zipcar, because you made possible we saw them both!

Cheers!

Irene

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