What to do on the weekend?

3, 2, 1 and it’s weekend again! And even though the weather forecast doesn’t seem too promising, there are many things going on in and around Vancouver to brighten your mood. Here’s a selection of activities that you can do the upcoming two days.

All weekend, you can visit the West Vancouver Spring Carnival. Many rides, games and delicious carnival treats are waiting for you. On Saturday it’s from 12pm until 11pm and on Sunday from 12pm until 7pm. Just go to the Ambleside Park (1150 Marine Dr, West Vancouver) to join the fun. Tickets are available on side and the pricing is as followed:

  • Single Gold Ticket: $1.25
  • Red Book (20): $23.00
  • Blue Book (40): $45.00
  • $40 wristbands daily

On Sunday, you have the chance to see hawks and owls up close. From 11am until 3pm, there is the hawk and owl show going on at Richmond Nature Park (11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond). Admission is by donation, so why not take the chance to get to see those wonderful animals from a closer distance?

And if you want to be a bit active, you should join the event Bike the Blossoms. It’s a free cycling event which is part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. The starting point is at Trout Lake and the end is at Queen Elizabeth Park. The 10 to 12km route is taking you through the streets where the most beautiful cherry blossom trees are at. The event is from 11am until 1pm, bring your own bike or rent one from MOBI from the local station.

I hope you have tons of fun this weekend. See you all at our Dutchie for a Day event on Saturday!

– Nadine

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

PuB NiGHT Review: Steamworks

Wow, I think that was a new record last night. After 30 minutes into PuB NiGHT, 90% of the seats at our table were already full! So many of you showed up, new and old faces – it couldn’t have been any better. Last night’s PuB NiGHT was at Steamworks Brewpub. Located in Gastown, the pub offers a variety of self-brewed beers as well as many cocktails. And for the hungry ones, delicious food like burgers, pizza and salads can be found on the menu.

Everyone has a drink? Good. Skål! The Swedish part of the group knew how to motivate everyone to have another sip of their tasty drink. And so, after raising our glasses, we continued the conversations we just had. There were so many people at yesterday’s PuB NiGHT, I decided to change my seat several times so I could have a chat and laugh with as many of you as possible.

Oh look, it’s already 11.30pm. Time for those that have to work early the next day to go home. And for the rest: Well, we decided to make a detour to the Bourbon before it was time to go to bed. Reggae music was being played by a live band and the atmosphere was relaxed. The beer pong table was free and ready to be used. Eirik and Kerstin vs. Linus and me. Unfortunately, my team lost. But we had no reason to hang our head. There will be a next time and then, we’ll win!

I hope to see many of your faces this Saturday at the Earth Day Parade!

– Nadine

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

How was your weekend?

How my weekend was? Well, the past two days, I saw a lot of the colors green and grey, but a bit of yellow and pink as well. Seeing colours sounds weird? Uuhm yea, I totally get that. But maybe, when you give me some of your time and let me explain it to you, then it will make more sense. So, here it goes.

As we all know, green is the color of nature, but also of jealousy and of course, the IRISH! This Saturday, it was St. Patrick’s Day and I celebrated this event for the first time in my life. And how did I do that? First of all, I dressed up with a lot of green accessories. Secondly, I met up with many lovely and fun people that wanted to party with me. Thirdly, we all went to the Koerner’s pub where a St. Patricks party was located at. And lastly, we danced and sang. All. Night. Long.

The colour grey followed me somehow throughout the whole weekend. And if you have ever lived in Vancouver or you are living here at the moment, then you might have an idea of what I am talking about. Yes, it is obviously the weather I am referring to. A grey cloud here, a grey cloud there. Covering now and then the blue sky. OK, always and constantly covering the whole sky. BUT, there was a short moment on Sunday where the sun (so that bright, yellow thing in the sky) came out and brought me some happiness. This was also the time when I went for some more yellow as well as the colour pink in my weekend. Have you ever heard of the pink alley in downtown? It is located between Seymour and Granville and as the name is hinting already, the alley is pink. But also yellow. So I went there, took some pictures to add to my Vancouver collection and went home for an easy Sunday evening.

I hope you all had a great weekend too, even though it was a bit grey!

– Nadine

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

Smart Saver Vancouver

Are you a hungry and thirsty person? Someone who enjoys eating and having now and then a drink or two? But sometimes the prices are just too high for you and you don’t know how to save money? Well, then you are lucky! Happy Hour offerings can be found in many pubs and restaurants here in beautiful Vancouver. Some great deals are waiting for you. Here is a guide on how to get through the week with a full and happy stomach.

Monday: Are you not over the fact yet that it’s Monday again? On Monday, the Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ restaurant has all day Happy Hour, so maybe the delicious food and drinks will brighten your mood. Or you visit the Happy Hour at the Flying Pig. Or as they call it: ‘Appy Hour’. Between 4-6pm, the house lager costs only $4.75, as well as the house red and white wines.

Tuesday: Hungry for tacos? Good, because it’s Taco Tuesday! Come to Taco Time at the International Village Mall and get yourself a beef or veggie taco for $1.49 only! Or you visit Gringo in Gastown where you can get tacos for $2.75 each. But when you’re there already, why don’t you just enjoy 6 tacos for $15 only. So what are you waiting for? Oh, you’re thirsty? La Mezcaleria in Gastown has Happy Hour from 9-11pm and you get the house wines and the Juan de Fuca Lager for $6 only!

Wednesday: Do you want chicken wings? Go to the Pint Public House between 3-6pm and get with any pint (20oz) a free order of their 40-ways wings. 40-ways means that you can choose from one of their 40 flavours which can come in the form of a sauce, a dry rub or a dip. The best part about this deal? It’s valid from Monday to Friday – yay!

Thursday: It’s thirsty Thursday. Go and spoil yourself at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in downtown with the Wishbone lager or highballs for $5 or with the house wines for $6. This Happy Hour deal is valid from 2:30-5:30pm and then again from 9:30 until closing time. Cheers!

Friday: How about starting the weekend with a burger and beer for $7 only? Sounds too good to be true? Not really, because this is exactly what you get at the Metropole on Abbott Street. And for $1 extra, you can add some delicious bacon on that burger. Also, drinks such as beers, shots and highballs are $3.50 on that day at the Met.

Saturday: It’s finally weekend! So let’s go to El Caminos. Besides Latin American street food, you can get Main St. Pilsner for $4, El Tigre shot for $3 and the Paloma Cocktail for $6 during Happy Hour. This is valid from 3-6pm and from 10pm until closing time.

Sunday: Please people, Sunday is rest day. It’s time to give your liver and stomach a break.

Happy savings!

– Nadine

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

Candidate Exposé – Klara Krieg

Klara KriegMy name is Klara, 21 years old and I am from Germany. Currently I am studying Business-Engineering. I decided to go to Canada for the international experience and because I have a fascination for the country.

I found Internex through my university, since they have a collaboration. I am doing an internship here at the moment and I really like it! For my internship you need to be able to work independently and be open-minded as a person.

My first impression I got when I came here is that the airport looked nice but small and that Canada is absolutely beautiful. I still feel that way now. The PR-team organises events and activities and I think they are really good. I love the events and the girls do a very good job organizing everything! So I kind of attended nearly every event in the last 3 months.

What I like most is that Canada is just a beautiful, fascinating country with a lot of different attractions. The nature is stunning, especially Vancouver with the beaches, mountains and city centre!

A difficulty I had to face here is that I am living in Surrey, which is too far away from downtown Vancouver… but that is kinds of the only negative part about my entire stay here. The most memorable things for me are the hikes I did and the great people I’ve met.

Internex was helpful for me to give me a good orientation, good support and the events helped a lot to meet new people and to have a great time in Vancouver. I would definitely recommend it!

This experience definitely inspired me to travel more, but I don’t know where I will travel at the moment. When I get back in Germany the first thing I will do is eating bread and CHEESE! And meeting my boyfriend and family again!

– Klara

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

Spring Lights Illumination – Experience IT Review

On Saturday night we went to the Queen Elizabeth Park for the Spring Lights Illumination and although that didn’t quite turn out the way we thought it would, we still had a great night with you guys!

IMG_1980Luckily this time there was no snow coming down on us, so we actually got to enjoy the view. We met up at the conservatory where we all got some pretty pictures while it was still light outside. Then we went to the statue where we took our group picture as it was slowly starting to get darker. As we walked back to the conservatory we found more people that belonged to our group and we decided to walk around the park in the dark. Since they decided to cancel the Spring Lights Illumination last minute we could hardly see anything, but we did get a good laugh out of it.

After walking around for a bit we decided it might be a better idea to go to downtown to get a drink. Some of us decided to go home, the rest ended up at The Cambie and had a few drinks together to celebrate the weekend!

I hope to see you all at PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

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

Review: PuB NiGHT at Blarney Stone

Yesterday’s PuB NiGHT was at Blarney Stone in Downtown. It was really great seeing all of you there! Thank you all for coming and making this night great again.

Blarney Stone is the only original Irish Pub left in Vancouver. The pub has a lot of special beers, which can make you feel welcome in the city in no time. There is live music in the pub on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Most of the live music is performed by cover bands. Therefore, it is definitely worth checking it out in the weekend. If you would like to celebrate St. Patricks day, then this is the place to be! The pub has various activities for the entire week like Irish Trivia, Bushmills Dinner and the Jameson Barrelman’s Feast. However, they also organise normal trivia nights on Wednesdays.

16443644_1626303047385140_725039406_nLast night we were with a really big group, as we welcomed Dutch students from a university in Rotterdam to our PuB NiGHT. It was really nice to see so many people present at our PuB NiGHT. As it was Trivia Wednesday and we did not have anything to lose anyway, some of us decided to join the quiz as well. It was too bad that we could not hear everything of the quiz, as we were sitting upstairs and it was therefore very hard to answer all the questions. Others just sat on the couches and talked with each other. The two groups even mixed up a little bit and after a while both groups, the INTERNeX family and the Dutch students, went to other pubs to continue the party. The atmosphere among the group was really good and I was happy to be able to experience this PuB NiGHT.

I hope you all had a great time as well and hope we can continue the party at the Superbowl party!

– Iris

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