Review Elbow Room and FlyOver Canada

 

Last Saturday we went to the Elbow Room Cafe on Davie Street to enjoy a lovely Canadian brunch. And nice it was! It took quite a bit before we could finally sit down because it was so busy and we were a big group. But not after too long we had two long tables next to each other and it fit perfectly fine. Awesome to see everyone come out to join us!

After we sat down we ordered and enjoyed a nice cup of coffee or a gigantic milkshake (kudos for those shakes!)As soon as our food came in everyone stopped talking and silence took over, the expressions on your faces showed quite some contentment! That food must’ve been great, ours was for sure!

 

The food just looked amazing! There were pancakes as thick as two waffles on top of each other and amazing scrambled and poached eggs with hash browns! We were told that the staff from the Elbow Room is quite unusual and they like to insult people. However, our experience was that they were super nice to us! Apparently they liked us!

As soon as we finished our food we decided to pay and head over to Canada Place for the FlyOver Canada. But wait! Before we headed for Canada Place we quickly went by Blenz coffee to say hi to one of our friends, who joined us later!

It seemed like we all needed that stroll down to Canada Place as our stomachs were just too full! As soon as we arrived there we soon noticed that there was an anime convention going on. Interesting to see everyone dress up as their favourite cosplayer.

We got our tickets and then walked to the entrance of the FlyOver Canada, only to discover that there was a one hour wait! It must have been worth it, we thought, so we queued up and the wait started. Then, when it was finally time to enter the attraction we were first shown a movie, which was meant as introductory movie, followed by the real FlyOver. We sat down in the benches, buckled up and the experience started! Feet dangling down we virtually flew over Canada, from East coast to West coast. It was intense! It looked so real and we could hear ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ everywhere around us. Scents were released to make the experience more intense and we could even feel the wind and the mist.

Unfortunately, it only took 8 minutes, which was quite short, but awesome nonetheless.

Thanks to everyone who joined us and we hope to see you all on Wednesday for a few games of LASER TAG!

Your PR team,

Amiel & Natasja

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What to do on the weekend?

Can you hear the weekend whispering your name? Are you in doubt what to do? Vancouver offers many indoor and outdoor activities and I understand that it may be difficult to choose what to do. Soooo, read and decide!

BREAKFAST

A good breakfast is the best way to start the day. The Elbow Room on Davie Street: “Food and service is their name. ABUSE is their game (so have some fun)”. This place is known for their verbal abuse and their awesomeness at the same time. Their service is not the most polite and if you don’t finish the food on your plate a donation will be collected for a charity. But it is said that they have the best breakfast in town and going there would be a real experience. They serve meals from eggs to pancakes and from sandwiches to burritos and quesadillas. Defenitely worth a try!

“We love our customers and make them feel right at home. Whether you are famous or not, we will treat you with same abuse! All our staff are efficient and fun, just make sure to be open-minded and be prepared for great food and Fun, Fun, Fun!!!” (www.theelbowroomcafe.com)

Address: 560 Davie Street

FESTIVAL


Hands up if you do not like beer! Ha, that’s what I though. Okay, I guess most of you have already seen or read it somewhere, but this weekend is Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival. It is the biggest craft beer festival in Canada with over 100 breweries and up to 400 beers to sample.

 

Tickets can be purchased for either Saturday June 6th or Sunday June 7th and will roughly cost you 40 dollars and gets you entry to the festival, entertainment and a souvenir tasting glass. Inside tokens only cost $1,25 each.

Check out their Facebook event for more info

Address:PNE Centre Grounds
2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1

YOGA

Are you keen to join yoga classes but not able to afford it? You can now join free yoga classes on Kits beach and in Dude Chilling Park.

Until August 31st free yoga classes are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Kitsilano beach between the pool and the tennis court by the big trees from 7 to 8 p.m.

Last summer, the community gathered 3 times a week and sometimes up to 75 of us flowed together in the sunshine! In total offered 37 free classes to 1080 people! The only thing you need to bring is a mat or a beach towel.

And then there is free yoga at Dude Chilling Park daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This yoga class is offered by yoga instructor Solomon Montijo who believes that the practice of yoga is so priceless that it should be available to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. As they state in their mission statement: “We do not believe in the commodification of an ancient spiritual tradition. Yoga cannot be commodified, as it is nobody’s to sell.”

You are encouraged to show up as often as you would like! Isn’t that awesome?

These classes ask you to bring:
– A hydrated body + water bottle
– Yoga mats (bring extras, if you have them!)
– Towels, blankets

Both yoga classes do not require any previous yoga experiences. So why not join? I am keen! Let’s go together sometime!

MARKET

This Sunday, June 7th you could visit the Kitsilano Farmers Market at Riley park. A market filled with organic and conventional products: meat, cheese, seafood and plants. Also, they offer tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts and musical entertainment by local musicians. You must wake up early though, because this market is only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADVENTURE – ZIP LINING 

For the adventurers out there, go zip lining on Grouse Mountain! How awesome is that?! They offer two different types of tours: a 5-line tour and a 3-line tour. The 5-line tour includes a sky-ride, mountaintop activities and Peak Chair access and costs $109, whereas the 3-line tour includes a sky-ride and mountaintop activities and costs $70.

Both tours will give you a unique perspective of Grouse Mountain! Tours are departing every 30 minutes. Visit this link to book your tour.

HAVE FUN!

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Fridays

This weekend is a long one guys, because it’s Easter! When I hear Easter, I automatically think of bunnies, basket full of eggs, chocolate (of course), and flowers. But I always wondered why there are such thing as Easter bunnies? Why do they lay eggs? Where are the hens?

According to an old legend, Easter began with the pagan celebration of the goddess Ostara. She was associated with the Spring season and fertility. The goddess entertained children by turning her pet bird into a rabbit. The rabbit then gave colorful eggs as presents to the children.

If that wasn’t enough, I came across a short story for children that “tries” to explain…

Why the Easter Bunny Brings Eggs (adapted by Jean Warren)

Once upon a time, there was a King who had a very powerful magician at his court.  One day, the magician gave the King a hen that laid beautiful eggs for a present. The king liked the eggs but he was greedy and he told his magician that he would like the hen better, if she could lay eggs of gold.  So the Magician worked another magic spell and sure enough the hen started laying eggs of gold.

The king was delighted.  He became very rich and the envy of the other kings.  He kept his special hen in a golden cage next to his thrown.  He knew that someday, someone would try to steal his hen, so whenever visitors came,  he would have his magician come and hide the special hen and substitute an ordinary hen in the cage.

Sure enough, one day someone ran off with the hen in the golden cage.  The king was glad he had had his magician switch the hens.  He sent word for the magician to bring back his hen.  But the next day, when the king looked in his golden cage all he found was a white rabbit.  “What’s this!” said the King.  “Little rabbit, how did you get in here?  The King opened the cage and had his footman take the rabbit back out to the woods where he belonged.  Then he called for his magician.

“Where is my magic hen?”, asked the King.  I told you to bring her back. “I did bring her back,” said the magician.  “I put her in the cage”, I just didn’t have time to change her back into a hen.”

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This is Rolo 🙂

They never did find the little white rabbit, but from that day forward, children found colorful eggs hidden all over the kingdom.  And some say, that every once in a while someone found a golden one.

Yeah right, I don’t think so. Actually, I have two rabbits at home named Rolo and Coco..maybe they will leave trails of golden eggs and make me filthy rich 😉

Happy Easter and have a great long weekend!

Cheers,

Flora

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Thank God It’s Friday!

It is Friday again, which normally means: WEEKEND. However, today it is Good Friday, so probably some of you have a day off today! Easter is also right around the corner – it falls on Sunday April 24. So what are you going to do this Easter Weekend? Here are some tips for the people who have no plans yet!

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VANCOUVER

Who doesn’t want to celebrate Easter with the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts and all sorts of games? Maybe it is not for everyone, however if you would like to get the real Easter feeling, you should go to Stanley Park and celebrate ‘Easter in the park’. There will be an Easter egg hunt for all ages. Also, they will have a train riding on the park’s famous miniature railway. This event starts today (Friday April 22) and runs until Monday, April 25th. It starts at 11 am till 4 pm. It will probably be quite sunny this Saturday, so it will be a good day to go the park anyway :D. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket!

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WHISTLER

We have already post about this last weekend, however the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is still running until this weekend. This year the TWSSF will celebrate its sweet sixteen and they will do it in style. It’s a really big event full of snowboarding, skiing, snow, partying and fun! Their main slogan is: ‘‘Party in April, Sleep in May’. Live it, breathe it, believe it. The festival started April 15 and the last day of the festival will be this Sunday the 24th.

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REVELSTOKE

For the sporty people under us in Revelstoke, there is the Annual Stoke to Spoke Race. This is a triathlon involving snowboarding or skiing, biking and navigating an obstacle course to the finish line. When reached the finish line they will have to chug a beverage. This annual race has been held to celebrate the transition from winter to spring. You can compete either as individual or in teams of three. Of course there are also prizes to win, for the top three finishers in solo and team categories, along with best costume and best wipeout, and also the oldest and youngest competitors.
The festival starts at 8.30 am and will end around 4 pm. Go and cheer for the participants or just enjoy the live music by Cornstarr.
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Hopefully everyone will enjoy their (long) weekend! Let me know what you are going to do this weekend? Or if you have any tips for the other candidates please share them with us by leaving a comment :D.

Have a good weekend everyone and Happy Easter to you all!

Cheers,
Claudia
INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Cloverdale Rodeo – Yeeehaw!

If anyone told me that I’d be watching grown men ride wild bulls in Vancouver, I wouldn’t have believed them. Little did I know though, that I would soon be having a great time at the annual Cloverdale Rodeo.

Yesterday I drove to Surrey with a friend to watch the second largest community rodeo in Canada. This rodeo attracts competitors and spectators worldwide, with many of the participants hailing from Alberta. This traditional exhibition brings agricultural and horticultural exhibits, including arts and crafts, home baking and canning, needle work, photography, sewing and flori-culture to the already, fun-filled long weekend. The exhibition, along with a wide assortment of family activities, truly makes the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition “much more than just a rodeo”.

The Cloverdale Rodeo is well known for its bull riding, world-class cowboys and enthusiastic rodeo fans, but it’s also famous for its party scene. At the Rodeo, the party starts before noon and doesn’t stop until well after sundown. Known throughout the rodeo world, the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair’s Longhorn Saloon, featured live music from May 20th until yesterday. To open up the festivities,  Canadian Rock Legend 54-40 kicked-off with a great performance.

Yesterday was the finals, with prizes as much as $50,000! For that much money, heck – even I would hop on the back of a bucking horse! Check out some of my pictures below!


Keep checking back for more exciting events like this one happening in your area!

For those of you in Vancouver, don’t forget about the INTERNeX BBQ Kick-off event happening May 29! Also make sure to sign-up for the 2-Day Whistler trip leaving June 19-20! Limited amount of space available!

Have a great long weekend everyone, and I’ll see you at INTERNeX PuB NiGHT at Malone’s Bar and Grill, May 26!

Cheers,

Laura

Café Crêpe

I think I’m in love. With crêpes. This weekend, I went for another stroll down Robson Street, however I didn’t get very far. The sweet, sweet aroma of chocolate drizzle, strawberry and nutella made me stop dead in my tracks. Could it be? Love at first bite…

I had always seen the red lights that hovered above this little restaurant on Robson street, but had never stopped to order anything. Usually I eat lunch before heading out for some shopping, but on Saturday all I could think about was food! As soon as the smell of melting chocolate and fresh cut strawberries reached my nostrils, I was running towards the express window at Café Crêpe.

Importing the tradition of the classic European café to North America, Café Crêpe specializes in Parisian sweet & savoury crêpes. There are so many different types of crêpes to try at this hub, it can drive a hungry person mad! In addition to crêpes, they also specialize in french baguette sandwiches, and grilled Italian panini.  As an international café, Café Crêpe also offers world classics like half-pound certified Angus burgers, pommes frites (french fries),thin crust pizza, and a full traditional breakfast menu that includes Eggs Benedict and an exciting variety of omelettes, among other specialties. In addition to serving exceptional Italian roasted coffee, Café Crêpe is fully licensed, offering a vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cocktails, along with select beers and wines.

Everyone NEEDS to try something from this restaurant. Although a little pricey (depending on what you order), you will not be let down! I still dream about this crêpe.

Enjoy your eats!

– Laura