INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday!

1657_10151370372966850_287530237_nOne thing I will miss working as a PR intern is being able to make friends with people from all different places in the world. Actually not only that but also being able to learn about their culture, right at home, instead of going to a different country.

I’ve learned so much from everyone that I have met during my internship! For example, the most delicious dutch chocolate sprinkles is called Hagelslag, and you sprinkle it on bread. It can be found in a local Dutch grocery store here! I am just in LOVE with this stuff -so tasty! Another thing I have learned is that there are so many different traditions for birthdays and holidays! For example in Denmark, you have to bring breakfast/food for your coworkers on the morning of your own birthday! Like what is that? Really? I think it should be the other way around, you should be pampered on your own birthday!

Of course you can find out these kind of information by searching on Google and reading up on it. But it’s just so much better when you can sit and have a conversation with a person from that country and learn through them.

I can’t believe my internship is coming to an end in just a few days! Join us tonight at our pub and club night, it will be held at Morrissey Pub and then partying it up at VENUE! Click here for more information (remember to bring your PASSPORTS!)

Cheers,

Flora

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

Next Pub Night July 28, 2010 @ the Blarney!

Thattttt’s right! If you’re feeling irish next week and want to come out for some good times and cheap drinks, join us on July 28, 2010 at the Blarney Stone in Gastown!

Wednesday night this bar has some great specials going on, like $4 pints, $4 highballs and 50 cent wings! Drink, eat, dance, sing – whatever! Do it with INTERNeX Wednesday night! No cover so come on out around 8:30 p.m.! If you haven’t been to the Blarney Stone before, this bar has a great atmosphere, and it’s really big! This means there’s tons of room to walk around, chat and practice those cheesy pick-up lines!

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Cheers,

The INTERNeX Girls

The Blarney Stone
216 Carrall Street, Gastown
Vancouver, British Columbia

Join Us For A Good Time & Good Conversation

Since the Internet took the world by storm in the 1960’s, many forms of communication have become more and more popular. Twitter, Facebook, text messaging and Msn Messenger are now being used to find out everything from what your friends are doing, to the news on the street. But with all of these online and virtual forms of communication, what ever happened to real conversation? You know, the kind where you sit and chat  face-to-face with someone, where a laugh is measured by a verbal ha-ha and not an “lol” reply?

Want good conversation? Then join us for an evening of chatting at a local coffee shop! Sit and relax with other international people your age over a cup of joe. Meet and interact with people from all around the world and feel what it’s like to once again enjoy good conversation!

Intrax and INTERNeX are joining together for this event, and we want you to join! Wednesday, July 7, meet up with our group as we head to a local coffee shop around 4:15 p.m. We will be meeting outside of Intrax at 827 Pender Street West (Vancouver).

There is no cost for this event, only whatever you buy to drink! Send an e-mail to pr@internexcanada.com to confirm your attendance, we look forward to seeing you!

Laura & Manouk

Dinner & Entertainment – The Sultan’s Tent in Toronto

If you live in or near Toronto this is for you! While working and traveling within Canada, it can be hard to find an enjoyable evening that isn’t too expensive. One hot spot for a great night out is The Sulta’s Tent at 49 Front Street East in downtown. This restaurant can provide you with a full belly –  and belly dancing!

With many options for a four course meal, you’re guaranteed a relaxing dinner in an amazing atmosphere, but that’s not all. During your meal, the Sultan’s Tent provides belly dancing shows. I have a friend that had dinner there and while she admitted the dinner was amazing, she really enjoyed getting some belly dancing lessons by the performers! For a printable version of their menu, click here.

Belly Dancing Performances:

Sundays 6:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Mondays to Thursdays 6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays 6:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m and 11:00 p.m.

For those of you attending the Toronto International Jazz Festival, you could also check out the Sultan’s tent during a performance by Suzana Da Camara. For more information on this event, visit the event section of the Sultan’s Tent website.

History

For decades, the original Sultan’s Tent at Bay and Yorkville entertained groups of diners in Toronto seeking an evening of entertainment, good food, romance and fun in a transporting traditional Moroccan experience.

The original Sultan’s Tent was closed in 2002 when its location was slated for demolition to make way for a high-rise. Purchased from the original “Sultan”, Nagi (now retired),  The Sultan’s Tent & Café Moroc has been relocated at a splendid new oasis at 49 Front Street East in downtown Toronto.

Glowing on the wall near the entrance to The Sultan’s Tent is a magnificent hand woven rug, a gift of the present King of Morocco’s father, Hassan II, who inspired a renaissance in the country’s arts and crafts. We thank the recipient’s son for letting it grace our wall. As far back as history is recorded, Northwest Africa and the Barbery Coast of pirate lore has been at the geographical and cultural crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The result is an intoxicating blend of cultures.

The indigenous Berbers, plus Arabian, Spanish, English and French influences have created a tantalizing mix of craft, culture and cuisine in one of the world’s most artistic nations, Morocco. In the 19th century, many European artists were drawn to Morocco’s luxurious interiors, exotic costume and lavish hospitality. They recorded them in paintings that are marvellous invitations to other lands and other times. These and many other images, modern and historical, blend in our impressions of a mythical, magical Morocco.

Moroccan traditions of hospitality were born of the Berbers’ nomadic life. A Sultan (Prince or ruler) would have a beautifully decorated tent with intimate alcoves, and these were echoed when they built even more lavish royal palaces. The Sultan’s Tent evokes the setting of a traditional “diffa” (lavish) banquet) at which all are welcome and where the dining philosophy was one of abundance.A sense of ritual hospitality, combined with regally prepared traditional dishes, earned the host his reputation.

We hope some of you get the chance to experience a relaxing evening at the Sultan’s Tent, while enjoying superb food and delightful entertainment among good friends. For more information on events and activities near you, visit the INTERNeX Events and Activities page.

– Laura

INTERNeX Pot Luck June 6!

Since last weekend’s barbecue went so well, INTERNeX has decided to use food once more to bring people together! Join other INTERNeX participants on June 6 for a Potluck dinner! Come to the INTERNeX house around 6:30 p.m., and join in on the fun! This will be a relaxing evening featuring a nice dinner party.

If you don’t know what a potluck is, then you need to participate! A potluck is a gathering of people where each person contributes a dish of food to be shared among the group. This is a great way to show your cultural background, so bring a dish that best represents your country! It will be a fun way to teach others about where you’re from and learn about other people too! After all, food is a way that cultural groups express their way of living!

Please e-mail me at pr@internexcanada.com to tell me what you’re bringing. This is so we don’t have duplicates of dishes. If you don’t know where the staff house is, also e-mail me for directions!  You can bring an appetizer, main course or dessert! It’s completely up to you! We really hope you can make it!


Laura & Manouk

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

The INTERNeX Invasion

Good afternoon! So i have some great news to share with you all…INTERNeX was recently featured in the “The Baristar” monthly company newsletter. Blenz has been the recipient of many of our wonderful candidates so it is great to hear that our positive experience is not going unnoticed.    

Have you noticed many European accents at Blenz lately? In preparation for the Olympics and to be able to serve all the extra people in Vancouver efficiently, almost all businesses in the city have been hiring and training personnel for the past couple of months. At Blenz Coffee we have been working with INTERNeX International Exchange, a work experience placement organization that works closely with Northern Europe to find job placements for young people. These exchange workers come from countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Czech Republic. It was the perfect time for Blenz to work with INTERNeX to find excellent new staff. When you go to Blenz Coffee location you may be served by the smiling face of an employee hired through INTERNeX.

Be sure to strike up conversation with an INTERNeX staff member and hear their impressions of Vancouver. Simone from Holland, working at Blenz Fairview, says she loves Vancouver coffee culture and finds it funny to hear locals call a cafe “coffee shop” because in Holland that is a place that has nothing to do with coffee (hint: Amsterdam). Emil from Denmark, working at Blenz West Hastings, says his experience as a barista at Blenz has changed him and would like to pursue being a barista when he goes back home. Moshdeh, also from Holland and working at Blenz Robson, lives in one of the INTERNeX staff houses and shared a funny story. She came walking down the stairs of her house one day to find six people (all Blenz employees) sitting around totally absorbed and entertained by the Blenz Recipe Guide Training.

I hear they throw good parties at the INTERNeX staff houses-maybe you can find a way to get invited ;)DVD.

By Layla Osberg