What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday and the sun is shining… Sounds like a great start of the weekend to me! It is supposed to stay sunny throughout the weekend, so here are some tips on what to do.

18876089399_3d63a1829d_nAre you into good food? And you like good music too? Then today is your lucky day! Today, the Richmond Night Market finally opens its doors to the public. On the market, you can find more than 100 food stands and over 200 retail stands. Moreover, there is a 50-foot entertainment stage that provides visitors with live performances throughout the evening. The word ‘boring’ will definitely not be in your vocabulary if you decide to visit this diverse market. The best part: entrance fee is only $3.75!

10141278356_812cfcd956_nOn Saturday, Granville Island is the place to be. There will be an Art Smash Street Party in which the wall paintings at the island’s new public space, The Chain & Forge, will be revealed. Not only will wall paintings be revealed, the party includes live painting as well. If art does not necessarily interest you, feel free to have some food at a variation of food trucks. According to the weather forecast it will be warm on Saturday, so having a cold beer is definitely a solid option too. Entrance to the party is free and it will last from 1 to 9pm!

On Sunday, it’s Mother’s Day! Whether you are here with your mom, or live with a host mom, it’s time to show your appreciation for her today. Take your (host) mom to the Glades Garden, where you can enjoy coffee, tea and chocolate while being surrounded by blooming flowers and music. The garden is opened from 10am until 4pm and tickets are $7 (cash only). Want something a little more exciting? Have a high tea with you mom on the train! Yes, you read that correctly. The Port Moody Station Museum offers a ride on their passenger train car, called ‘the Venosta,’ where families can enjoy a variety of teas, fruit and pastries. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Enjoy your weekend everyone! I look forward to seeing you at our laser tag event on Sunday!

– Angy

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend?

Here comes the sun and I say it’s all right. Spring is coming! According to the weather forecast, it will be sunny this weekend! Since we can finally plan activities outside again, let me give you some suggestions.

Saturday is a special day because… we’re celebrating Earth Day! Earth Day itself is actually Sunday the 22nd, however, celebrating it on a Saturday seems more convenient. Earth Day is an event celebrated worldwide. Its purpose is to raise awareness for the environment and help end plastic pollution. Plastic is damaging the planet to a great extent, including the ocean and its animals and us, humans, as well. Therefore, lets use this day to make a difference and appreciate the planet we are living on. The perfect way to do so? Go to the Earth Day Parade and Festival! There will be a march to the park, where food trucks and live music entertainment will be waiting for you. 29698319564_2b17f6c1ab_n

Does a day filled with sun, music and delicious food sound good to you? Then I found a great event for you! This Sunday the 40th Annual Greek Food Fest will be happening in Vancouver. Prepare your body for lots of Greek food, such as baklava and tzatziki. The event lasts all weekend long.

Not into Greek food? No worries! Until the 29th of April, there is a Tulip festival in Chilliwack. The festival offers 20 acres of tulips in all the vibrant colours you can think of. Enjoy a nice stroll along the ‘Tulip path,’ delicious food from the various food trucks and take pictures to show your family and friends. The festival is opened from 9am until 6pm and tickets vary from $10 online and $15 on-site. It might take a while to get there, but since it’s Western Canada’s largest and most renowned Tulip Festival, it will definitely be worth it!

Of course, if you just want to take it easy, why not go to the park and enjoy the sun? Bring a blanket, some fun games and delicious food and you are guaranteed to have a fun, relaxing day before the busy workweek starts again.

I wish you all a great weekend! See you at the Earth Day Parade tomorrow!

– Angy

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?

Wake up at 7:30am, check. Have a shower, check. Make breakfast, check. Get ready to go to work, check. As hard as it is to say goodbye to the weekend, we wouldn’t be enjoying weekends if Mondays didn’t exist. So let’s appreciate Mondays for once. But before we do that, let me tell you about my weekend!

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As the weather forecast predicted, Friday consisted of rain, rain and, wait for it… rain. Therefore, some of us decided to stay in and watch the newly released movie Love, Simon, at the cinema (definitely a must-see!). If you haven’t been to the cinema here yet, I recommend you to do so because it’s an experience before the movie even started! When buying a drink, you can choose between the normal version, zero-sugar, light, lemon/lime/cherry etc. And if that wasn’t exciting enough for you, wait till you sit down on your seat and discover that you can lean back! As you might guess, I had a great night!

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On Saturday I went to explore the city a little more with a friend I met at the hostel I used to stay at. Considering the weather wasn’t fantastic, we decided to turn it into a shopping day! So I can’t complain, really. Besides that I watched a livestream of the March For Our Lives, a march that took place in Washington (and all over the world), where over a million people fought for gun control in the US.

Since Sundays are meant for relaxing and taking a break from the busy work week, I decided to take the ferry to Granville Island. And guess what, it was SUNNY. The forecast made us think we would have to stay inside watching Netflix all weekend, but thankfully Vancouver decided to surprise us. I strolled down the public market where I could find the most delicious food. We also had free entertainment! There was live music and a busker who juggled with machetes. . I’d like to add: don’t try this at home!

I hope you all had a great weekend despite the rainy weather!

See you all at Malone’s for PuB NiGHT!

− Angy

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 Announcement

This Wednesday we’ll have an entertaining pub night, so hope that you’ve recovered from our pub and club night last Friday. And to those of you who didn’t go last Friday; I hope to see you see you for a great evening. The pub night will take place at the Australian inspired Moose’s Down Under Bar and Grill at 7pm. This pub night will be a bit special and entertaining since the weekly trivia is on. This means that there’ll be a very energetic quiz where teams challenge each other in general knowledge. But don’t worry, there’s no entry fee. The food prizes are reasonable and, even better, if you’re 18 you can still get in!

So, what’s on the menu? Well, you can of course choose between several different Australian inspired dishes. For instance you can get an Aussie Meat pie or an Aussie Burger. You can also choose other dishes than Australian. Moose’s Down Under serves a great variety of food. You might want to try out one of the burgers on offer… Moose’s Down Under is supposedly renown for making good burgers.

Moose’s Down Under Bar and Grill is located at Basement 830 West Pender Street, just 4 minutes walk from Granville Station.

Directions from Granville Station

Looking forward to see you for another great pub night!

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

Richmond Night Market

This Friday afternoon we’ll be going to the Richmond Night Market. The market boasts lots of exciting food stalls serving mostly Asian food from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore etc. The market also has more than 100 merchandise stores, a mini golf course and much more. There’s almost no limit to what you can find at the market, and there will also be the opportunity to enter various competitions and win great prices! Several events are also held at the market. This friday’s entertainment will be delivered by musicians.

We’ll meet up at 7:30pm in order for all of us to save money on the public transportation. The fares for transportation are lowered after 6:30pm. Admission is only 2.25$ and is donated by the market to the Canadian Cancer Society. So while having fun at the market you’ll also be supporting a good cause.

You can get to the market by different busses. The easiest way is to connect with Canada Line Sky Train. If you’re going from downtown Vancouver you can take Canada Line from the Sky Train station Vancouver City Centre Station and get off at Bridgeport Station. At Bridgeport Station you enter Great Canadian Way and turn left onto 8351 River Road, which is a 500 metre walk.

Click here for directions.

Hope to see you there for a great evening.

 

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: What to do on the weekend!

Last weekend of August guys !! Let´s enjoy it !!

This weekend we found a few nice things to do around Vancouver.

On Friday Night, we go to Richmond Nightmarket !!

The price for the entrance is $2, but it’s a huge nightmarket full of cheap food stands and nice crazy things to buy !

And of course, this will be a nice moment to meet new awesome INTERNeX people !!

For those who would like to go another day, the Nightmarket opens on Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 12 am, and on sundays and holidays form 6pm to 11pm. To arrive there you just have to take the Canada line and stop in the Bridgeport Skytrain Station!!

  • Meeting Point : Waterfront Skytrain Station
  • When: 7:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there guys ! I know mist of you want a relaxing Friday Night and this is the best opportunity to have it !!

If you don’t like the idea of the nightmarket, on Saturday 31st and Sunday  1st,  Gastown Restaurants will compete in a two-day cookout festival of BBQ and Chili competition, with live music, street entertainment and more events.
This two-day festival will take place on Carrall Street (between Cordova Street and Water Street) with BBQs, picnic tables, live music stage, patios, and lots of people for fun in the sun.

Each of the participating restaurants in the festival will prepare both a BBQ item and Chili,  on both Saturday and Sunday.

Celebrity judges  and the general public will vote for their favourite recipes, and the celebration will finish on Sunday with the  deliver of the  awards. You can check the schedule below:

Events Schedule

Saturday, August 31

9:00am-12:00pm                     Competitor BBQ and Food Station Set Up

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Food Stations Open/Close

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Voting

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Live Music

3:00pm                                     Franks Red Hot Sauce Wing Eating Competition

Sunday, September 1

9:00am-12:00pm                     Competitor BBQ and Food Station Set Up

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Food Stations Open/Close

1:00pm-6:00pm                       Voting

1:00pm-8:00pm                       Live Music

4:00pm-5:00pm                       Judges Tasting

7:30pm                                     Awards Presentations

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com