Olympic Schedule 2010-02-17

So here is a list of some possible events that you guys might be interested in watching: (these events will either be playing on channels 09, 22 or 23)

1) @ 16:00 We have the men’s 1000m Speed Skating event and this is a medal event…so the pressure is on for these skaters!

2) @ 18:30 we have the doubles’ luge run and this too is a medal event so catch this and see which countries make the podium

3) @ 19:07 we have the ladies’ 500m short track finals and this too is a medal event.

4) @ 19:15 and last but not least we have one of my favorite events the men’s halfpipe finals and i’m excited to see who will make the podium this time.

Olympic Update

So during the Olympics you can expect to find daily updates on the medal situation concerning all countries not just Canada. Our blog, our facebook page, even twitter will keep you guys in the loop in case you don’t have time to watch all the events. So far Canada is in fourth place, tied with Norway, at a total of 5 medals. We have 2 gold medals, 2 silver and 1 bronze…so not bad at all! But i know we can do even better then this, just you wait and see lol. Yesterday we managed to get yet another gold medal and Maelle Ricker just blew it out the park with her fantastic finish in the ladies snowboard cross. She was well ahead of the rest of her competitors so it was an amazing win for us. Way to go Canada! And another one of our latest medals was won by Mike Robertson, who if you ask me totally looks like a younger Hugh Grant haha sorry got a little side tracked there. Anyways everyone was placing bets saying that he would for sure win gold. He managed to lead the majority of the big final, but sadly landed short on one of the rollers, which allowed the reigning Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott of the US to pass him. Wescott ended up crossing the finish line just inched ahead of Robertson. But second place is certainly nothing to cry over…Congrats Robertson!

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