What to do on the weekend?

This week is just about to come to an end. A few more hours, then it’s finally time to put all your work aside. And this means that for the upcoming twwo days, you can do whatever you want. But what? Here are some suggestions from my side that cover the area of music, food and sports.

Here’s what’s going on in the music world in Vancouver: the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is taking place for the 32nd time this weekend! It’s kicking off today – June 22nd – and lasts until July 1st. There are over 150 free concerts that you can visit. In downtown, there will be three outdoor stages this Saturday and Sunday. There’s the Georgia stage, the Robson stage and the Sound of Youth stage. Music is being played from 12pm – 9pm. There are food trucks around the locations as well. Sounds like some good times are ahead.

If your absolute favorite fruit is strawberry, better listen up! This Saturday, the Strawberry Festival is taking place! This festival is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. To be exact, at the Barclay Heritage Square. There will be musical performances, a bouncy castle, horse drawn carriage rides and of course, strawberry shortcakes. Admission is free and the fun is for young and old from 1pm – 4pm.

Ever heard of the sport Dragon Boat Racing? No? It’s a sport where 20 people are paddling in one boat in a competitive race against others. Sounds interesting? Then you should check out the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival. It is one of the largest community festivals in Vancouver. Three days long, there are races (more than 200 teams are participating), food, music and other activities that can be discovered by you. The free event is located at the Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek.

And if we’re already talking about sports… Don’t miss out on the following FIFA World Cup games:
Saturday:
Belgium – Tunisia                    5am
Korea Republic – Mexico        8am
Germany – Sweden                 11am

Sunday:
England – Panama                   5am
Japan – Senegal                       8am
Poland – Colombia                  11am

Have a great weekend and I hope to see many of you at our Swedish Midsommar event!

– Nadine

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INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend? Snow tubing at Mt. Seymour!

The weather this past weekend was so nice and beautiful! It was definitely a change from the dark and rainy winter months, but of course it was still very cold.

And for those of you who went snow tubing with us at Mount Seymour last Saturday, you all know what I’m talking about! The sun was shining down on us and it was such a breath taking view on top of the mountain.

When we lined up to go snow tubing, my heart was pounding and I was dreading my turn. I thought to myself how I should’ve just stayed behind. But when I went down the hill, it was so much fun!  Everybody who came out with us definitely enjoyed themselves.  There were quite a few lanes that you could go down and I found it amusing how each one had its own name.  For example, one of them was called Fast Freddy and another one was known as KamiKaze.

Although the lineup was long and left us with limited amount of time, it was such an awesome day to be up at Seymour. If you didn’t want to wait in the huge line at the tubing lift area, you had to trek up an insane hill pulling your snow tube at the same time. I only walked up once, but I think everyone would agree that it was more worth it to just wait in that big line. 

I couldn’t think of a better way than to end the already perfect day by watching the gorgeous sunset on the bus, driving down the mountain. Everybody had their cameras out (including me) and was all in awe.

For the rest of my weekend, I just spent it relaxing but I really needed it after such a busy week. I hope you all had a great time on the weekend and went outside to enjoy the beautiful weather in Vancouver.

Let’s all hangout again at the pub and club night at the Pint Friday January 25th! You should definitely come out to this event as it will be a farewell party for our two amazing PR interns Irene and Queenie.

Have another great week everyone!

Cheers,

Flora

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What to do on the Weekend?

Hi people!

With another weekend ahead, it is time for the famous „what to do on the weekend“ blog post!
And This Weekend is a long Weekend because Monday September the 4th its the Labour Day :-).

It is suitable for all of our candidates: those, who are about to leave soon, those who are in the peak time of their stay and of course our newly arrived candidates who need some tips!
Here we go!

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Vancouver

Kerrisdale Antiques  Fair

Held in the charming and historic neighbourhood of Kerrisdale, this popular show features 65 specialty vendors with over 250 tables of 18th, 19th and 20th century antiques, retro design and vintage collectibles…
General Admission $7 at Door.

Date: September 3. – 4.
Time: 10am – 5pm
Where:
Kerrisdale Arena
5670 East Boulevard at 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC

For more information click here

Taiwan Fest

2011 TELUS TAIWANfest returns to Vancouver Downtown during the Labour Day weekend. Highlights are great fusion concerts, funky Techno Prince dance, Taiwanese Aboriginal artisans, inspiring documentaries, fabulous culinary shows, brand new games for all ages, world’s best beef noodle and the first-ever street banquet that celebrates Vancouver 125. This festival is about to change you how you see Taiwanese culture!

Date: September 3.-5.
Starting Time: 12 am
Where:
Vancouver Art Gallery & Granville Street, Downtown
801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

For more information click here

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Whistler
Jazz on the Mountain in Whistler
Whistler will play host to the newest jazz festival in Canada, September 2-4, 2011. Set in the resort’s pedestrian Village, with free and ticketed indoor and outdoor shows, visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience performances and interact personally with jazz greats such as Kevin Eubanks – leader of the NBC Tonight Show Band for 18 years.The three-day festival will showcase 22 performers and 33 shows. Street entertainment is being programmed in conjunction with the Whistler Arts Council, free performances will be featured throughout Whistler Village, and ticketed events will take place indoors at Maurice Young Millennium Place and outdoors at one or more of the many spectacular venues in Whistler.

Date: September 2. – 4.
Starting Time: For Times see Event Schedule
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

For more information click here

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Toronto

Canadian International Air Show

The 62nd annual Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) soars over Lake Ontario Labour Day weekend for another awe-inspiring show. The 2011 display will feature amazing feats of aerobatic awesomeness and delight air show fans of all ages!

Date: September 3. – 5.
Time: 12:30pm to 16:30pm
Where: Exhibition Place & Ontario Place Toronto

For more information click here

I hope our tips for this weekend will keep you busy!

Have a good one! 🙂

Cheers,

Claudio

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