What to do on the weekend

What to do on the weekend? That’s the question you ask yourself on Fridays, right before the weekend starts! This weekend is a special one, since most of you will be off on Monday due to British Columbia day. We lined up a few activities and events for you to give you inspiration for this weekend.

14652023768_55187ec8f0_oThis weekend is Pride weekend, so there is a lot to do on Davie Street (between Burrard & Jervis). There is already a party going on tonight from 6pm to 12am. There are multiple stages, food vendors and a silent disco! Sunday is the day of the big parade and the festival on Sunset beach. There are over 130 parade entries with a lot of amazing floats and fun colors. The parade will start on Robson, turn down Denman, and turns onto Beach Avenue. Internex is going to celebrate Pride on Sunday, and we will meet in front of the Blue Ruby Jewellery at 11.45 am.

On Saturday and Sunday, the 41st Annual Powell Street Festival will be held. This festival celebrates the Japanese Canadian art and culture. You can enjoy live music, Japanese food, sumo wrestling and different kinds of art and theatre. The best part of this festival is that it’s free! To check out the entire events, places you need to go to and timetables, visit their website.

Saturday will be the last day of Honda Celebration of Light. It is up to Canada this time and we are expecting an amazing firework show since it’s Canada’s 150th birthday. Since it is the last day of the big event, a lot is going on in English Bay. You can enjoy an aerobatic airshow filled with noise, smoke, skills and suspense at 7.45pm. After that you have to be a bit patient till the fireworks start at 10pm. To have a good spot on the beach, make sure you will be there a few hours prior to the show, since they are closing of the streets behind it.

For those who are off on Monday, take some time to relax after this busy weekend! For the ones that do need to go to work again, keep up the good work and get most out of your weekend! I hope to see you all at the parade on Sunday.

– Tess

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What to do on the weekend?

Another weekend is coming up, may be you are lucky and it is a long weekend for you because of the Canada Day? As always it is time to list up all the fun things what you can do in Vancouver on this weekend.

Sunset Beach Social

The Sunset Beach Social will be on June 27, July 11 and August 15, starting at 5 pm till sundown at Sunset Beach. You can enjoy on the Sunset Beach while you can also explore some food trucks, art, music or the outdoor roller disco. Even the sand castle competition where you can win prizes up to $500 is one of the highlights. You need more good arguments for the Sunset Beach Social? It is for free – no entrance fee!

Vancouver International Busker Fest

On June 28 and 29 on Granville Street between Smithe and Pender Street. It is bringing people together from all walks of life, with interactive comedy, hypnotic music and mind-blowing stunts. Prepare to laugh and cheer, forget about your worries and just enjoy the show. (more info)

Markets

International Summer Night Market – for just $2 you get the chance to explore tons of food, cheap booths and a lot of other stuff. It’s really a interesting experience to explore the International Summer Night Market which is located at 12631 Vulcan Way (Richmond). Opening times are on Friday and Saturday between 7 pm and 12 am and on Sunday 7 pm to 11 pm.

Richmond Night Market – it is the traditional night market in Richmond. Located at 8351 River Road (Richmond) with 300 vendors and tons of food, the entrance is just $2. The opening times of the Richmond Night Market are Friday and Saturday 7 pm to 12 pm and on Sunday from 7 pm to 11 pm.

North Vancouver Night Market – The Night Market on North Vancouver is just on Friday night between 5 pm and 10 pm. Over 80 vendors, 30 food trucks, music, artisans and a beer garden at the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale for free!

 

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

INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock

Maybe you are going to going out? Partying and clubbing, are maybe one of the best options to see the differences between the countries and cultural issues. So, to say goodbye to the weekend: guide to survive in a Canadian Disco!

1) The schedule: the discos open at 10:00 more o less… until 2:00 or 3:00 pm. So, you have to keep in mind that all starts earlier. This schedule has a huge advantage… you can do a lot of things the following day!

2) Come back home: the busses stop running at 12:30 or 1:30. You can take the night bus, but the schedules are different. And be careful! If you are going to Downtown, Granville Street is closed for the cars and the buses… so the routes can change…

3) The prices: depends on your city of origin, tickets can be expensive for you… but there are some tricks. Sometimes you can get flyers for getting in for free. Other option is go to a Pub-Club Night. But don’t worry about it, in INTERNeX we know the best and cheapest places to go!

4) Dancing: well, you have to know one thing. Here in Canada, the influence of the hip-hop culture is very strong. The same thing happens in USA. Here, they are crazy for rap music and the people in the discos use to dance like the Afro-American people. It’s strange for us, because in Spain we have a lot of hip-hop influences (in cinema, music…) but we adapted them to an “European style”. When I see the people dancing like that, it always reminds meof an incredible Rize film… a documentary about krumping and clowing, two different styles of street dancing. You have to see it! Maybe you can get some ideas!

Rize – Trailer
What do you think? Can you survive to a Canadian disco?
Cheers,
Clara.

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