Experience IT Review – Vancouver Jazz Festival

On Saturday we had a great day in the sun at the Vancouver Jazz Festival and on English Bay Beach!IMG_4332.jpg

We met in front of the London Drugs on Georgia Street and when everyone arrived we decided to get some lunch first. So we went to the Pacific Centre, where there was a stand with people holding a canoe over their head and taking pictures. So we decided we wanted one too and ended up looking very Canadian.

After we got our lunch in the Pacific Centre food court we went to the Vancouver Jazz Festival. This festival takes place every year with venues all over town and this weekend there was a free event at Robson and Georgia. We went there, sat down in the sun and listened to the music.

After a while we were all really hot from sitting in the sun so we decided to go to English Bay Beach to enjoy the rest of our day. We all got matching beach towels at Dollarama and relaxed in the sun.

Thank you all for coming and 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-
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What to do on the weekend

It’s almost weekend! Here are some ideas on how to make your weekend great!

9712752916_eeb63073e6_o.jpgThis weekend it will be amazing weather again, so we decided to go to Jericho beach on Saturday.  Jericho beach has several picnic tables where we could eat our food, so you can take food with you for a nice picnic on the beach or just chill and enjoy the nice weather.

If you are into beer you could go to the opening night of the Vancouver Craft Beer Week at the Roundhouse on Friday night. There will be samples of beer (naturally), food trucks and live entertainment. A ticket for the event is $49 and includes 15 drink tickets.

You could also go to The Richmond Night Market. They opened on May 12th and will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 7 pm till October 9th. They sell a lot of food there, so make sure you go with an empty stomach! The admission is $3.75.

18721359_10209072326626307_1192880159_oWe will be having great weather for the whole weekend, so if you are not able to join us on Saturday then you can also go to one of Vancouver’s many beaches on Sunday. English Bay Beach, Second Beach, Sunset Beach and Kitsilano Beach tend to be a bit busy during days like these, so you might want to consider going to Third Beach or Jericho Beach if you like it a bit more quiet.

You could also use the good weather to go on a hike, but just be careful if the hike is fully in the sun and make sure you stay hydrated!

– 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

INTERNeX Canada: SmartSaver Vancouver

We all know that Vancouver is considered to be one of the most expensive cities in North America, but there is no better place to be in the summer if you want FREE fun! Do you want perfect summer activities that are outside in the sun, with a lot of people, a lot of music, a lot of action, and FREE? No, your demands are not too high – check out this Summer Events SmartSaver with all FREE happenings!

Summer is Vancouver’s season for festivals! You can see some of the best music events and celebrations at no cost.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
There still are some free events at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Listen to awesome jazz at the David Lam Park Jazz Weekend and North Shore Jazz:

David Lam Park Jazz Weekend
Place:David Lam Park (Roundhouse Mezzanine, David Lam Park Stage, David Lam Park – Exhibition Hall, David Lam Park Family Zone)
Time: Saturday, June 30th, concerts take place between noon and 9pm
North Shore Jazz
Place: North Shore Jazz, Civic Plaza (14th & Lonsdale)
Time: Saturday, June 30th, 1pm

Carnaval del Sol
Carnaval del Sol is coming to downtown’s Granville Street! Granville will be closed to traffic from Hastings to Smithe Streets and filled with Latin music, food, dancing, and performances! One of the biggest summer parties, outdoors and free!
Place: Granville Street, Downtown Vancouver
Time: Saturday, June 30th, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m

East Side Pride
Another street festival with free live entertainment, food vendors, and lots of community fun is Vancouver Pride Society’s summer event East Side Pride.
Place: McSpadden Park, Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Time: Saturday, June 30th, start 11am

Surrey Fusion Festival
Join Surrey’s biggest two-day multicultural celebration! The Surrey Fusion Festival is free and offers 40 international pavilions celebrating music, food and culture, a World Music Stage and a Celebrations dance stage!
Place: Holland Park, Surrey
Time: Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22

Caribbean Days Festival
Experience tropical cuisine, Caribbean culture, music and more at the Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver. The free events include a Multicultural Parade and a Waterfront Party concert with live music.
Place: Waterfront Park & Lonsdale Quay Plaza, North Vancouver
Time: Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29

Along with the festivals more free events are happening in Vancouver:

Canada Day celebrations
Canada Day is always a huge free party all around the city with a lot of street festivals, parades and fireworks! Join the INTERNeX crew for Canada Day celebrations and a fun day without any costs! Check out our event on Facebook.
Place: All Vancouver! We will start our celebration at Spanish Banks
Time: All day! Meet us at Spanish Banks Loop at 10am

Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances
Are you a good dancer or want to be one? Attend these free outdoor Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances in Robson Square, open to everyone, regardless of skill level. There is dancing throughout the afternoon, free lessons at 3pm and dance performances at 5pm!
Place: Robson Square, across from the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Time: Sundays, July 1 – August 26

Richmond Night Market
Enjoy some food and action at the Richmond Night Market with over 300 vendors, live entertainment, and nightly crowds of thousands. This Asian-style night market is a must-see and admission is free!
Place: 8351 River Rd, Richmond BC
Time: Friday & Saturday 7pm – 12am; Sunday & Holidays 6pm – 11pm, May 18 – October 8, 2012

Vancouver Beaches
Summer is beach time and Vancouver has a lot to offer! Barbecuing, volleyball or sunbathing: these beaches are right around the corner, beautiful and free:
English Bay Beach, Kitsilano Beach, Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Wreck Beach
Place & Time: up to you! Watch out for INTERNeX beach events on our blog and facebook.

Have a nice time and save your money!

Xenia

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