INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

I’m pretty sure our luck ran out, because it’s back to rain this weekend.  Man, just when I thought it was getting really nice out…too bad. But let’s not get so discouraged by the weather because I got some awesome things for you to do:

Sakura Days Japan Fair 2013

This two day cultural fair is hosted by the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver  (JFAV). If you always wanted to experience a Japanese cultural fair and haven’t before, this is finally your chance to do so! This fair is full of special ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese festival food, sake , guided Tree Talks and Walks to the cherry trees, and haiku readings. Experience Japan with hands-on workshops and try your hand at ikebana (flower arranging) and calligraphy, and origami and other Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations.

When: Saturday April 6th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden 5151 Oak Street (37th & Oak), Vancouver, BC

Cost: $12.00

For more information click here!

Vancouver Maritime Museum’s Controversial Tattoo & Scrimshaw exhibit  

The museum is showcasing an exhibition called TATTOOS & SCRIMSHAW: The Art of The Sailor !

The modern, western tattoo evolved from the early days of global exploration, when ancient mariners sailed to South Pacific communities and were introduced to the idea of body art. The practice of self-decoration became an artistic expression for sailors and an opportunity to create permanence in an otherwise unpredictable occupation.  Images of boats, women or items from home have morphed over the years into the tattoo artistry seen today.”

For more information, click here!
Have a great weekend, guys! Don’t mind the rain 😉

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

Video of the week!

This week we have a Canadian stand-up comedian for the video of the week – Russell Peters. In this show he is talking about how to become Canadian? Since we are all internationals here in Canada, maybe some of us would like to know how to become a real Canadian citizen! Russell has an Anglo-Indian decent but is born in Canada. His humor is mostly about his own cultural background. In this video he is actually making fun of his Indian dad and how his dad wants to become a real Canadian. I don’t want to say too much, because you just have to see it yourself. Personally, I think he is really funny!! Enjoy the video of the week!

Do you have a video that you would like to share with us? Send it to pr@internexcanada.com with your short story or description. 🙂

Cheers,
Claudia

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

125 Years of Banff National Park!

This year Banff celebrates the 125th birthday of the Banff National Park, a part of the Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park is one of the 42 national park in Canada, a very well protected network of treasured natural and historic places. It is also the birthplace of the word’s first national park services! Until November 2010, special programs and events will celebrate this significant 125th anniversary. Discover unforgettable experiences to add to your time in Canada.

Enjoy hikes, family camping, horseback rides, climbs, cultural excursions, festivals, a national historic site visit, or strolls within the unique mountain communities of Banff and Lake Louise.

This Saturday and Sunday August 28-29 you can join other Banff residents on a camping trip and participate in one of the many interactive events on one of Banff’s 1500 camping sites.

Are you more of an indoor person? No worries how about checking out the Dragon Fli Empire! Calgary’s hip hop heroes are gonna make the HooDoo bounce.

For more information about the events, click here!

I really wish I could join in on the camping trip, my 4 day trip in the Rockies wasn’t nearly enough! But I hope that our INTERNeX Candidates working in Banff have the time to attend one of these celebrations.

– Manouk

Come work in Beautiful Toronto!

The City of Toronto is the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada. The city is home to more than 2.7 million people and is a great city to live, work and play in, boasting one of the highest qualities of life and offering one of the safest urban environments in the world. The city hosts some major landmarks for tourists and an entertainment shopping experience that will put other cities to shame. Toronto’s population is one of the most diverse in the world and nearly all of the world’s culture groups are represented in Toronto. Come and explore some of Toronto’s diverse neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality. Places such as Little Italy and Little Greek, feature some of the most unique cultural dining experiences.

If you are ready to explore an entirely new world and experience something totally life changing then INTERNeX Toronto is the perfect opportunity for you.

You can decide to work in one of Toronto’s many cafés or restaurants or decide to do your internship there! For more information about our City placement program, click here. Want some more information about the internship program, click here

“Toronto has maintained its place among the world’s greatest cities because it provides residents with a quality of life that is envied around the globe. In spite of the serious economic challenges we all face today, the Government of Toronto is committed to making the city a model of prosperity and livability where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.” – Mayor David Mille

We hope to meet you in Canada soon!

– Manouk

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

Free Toronto Event!

FREE, FREE, FREE! You heard me! For those of you in Ontario’s capital, don’t miss out on the city’s Doors Open Toronto event taking place May 29 and 30, 2010. One weekend, once a year, 150 bulidings of architectural historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.

The program allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

Participating buildings include heritage landmarks, modern structures, hidden gems, green roofs, places of worship, halls of learning, boardrooms, bedrooms, breweries, lighthouses, mansions, museums, theatres, national historic sites, centres of rail travel, cemeteries, factories, banking halls, architects’ offices and more.

Doors Open Toronto invites you to get to know the city, whether you’ve lived in Toronto all your life or you’re visiting for the first time. See Toronto like you’ve never seen it before!

This event is free, so I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to go!

Click here for a list of the participating structures, or get your Doors Open Toronto program guide in the Thursday, May 27 issue of the Toronto Star.

Have fun and let us know on Facebook what you thought of the event!

Cheers,

Laura

Chinatown and Richmond Summer Night Markets

If you haven’t been out to a summer night market yet, you need to experience this while in Vancouver!

The summer night markets commit to representing ethnic diversity by inviting the celebration of many cultural festivities on site, promoting new and young talent on stage, giving opportunities to many charities and assisting them towards their goals, and most of all, offering many types of entrepreneurs, including the young and old, a  place for business opportunities.

A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicraft, fashionable gifts & ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before! The street market contains booths with different merchandises on sale including artistic handicrafts, creative gifts & decors, modern electronics, fashionable clothes, popular music CD, VCD, DVD, delicious snacks & ethnic food…etc. You don’t even need to buy anything – you can stroll around and enjoy the multicultural performances: folk dancing, singing, magic shows, martial arts, lion dance, bands… as well as games & prizes! Spend a summer night at the the Chinatown or Richmond Night market!

They are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays all summer long.

Click here for further information on the Chinatown Summer Nights Market!

Click here for further information on the Richmond Summer Nights Market!

– Laura