INTERNeX Canada: Rocky Mountains Trip Review!

Last weekend was an unforgettable experience for all 17 of us who went to the Rocky Mountains trip. Watching the beautiful scenery of snowy mountains and lakes really made me think how much I took Canada for granted. The bus we went on was named the “party bus” and it was a perfect fit.

Our West Trek tour guide, Lee, was amazing. Man, I don’t know how this guy had so much energy, considering we partied every night and woke up super early. And quite honestly, it was Lee who really made this trip so special for all of us. He has got the BEST jokes, music, games, and impressions of different accents with a comedic spin to it! Some inside jokes I will always remember are: BeCARFEUL monsieur! Japanese girl: ahhhhh~ and hi-cheese~!

Another great thing about this trip was the gorgeous weather. We really were a lucky bunch because it was sunshine and blue skies everyday! And because of this, we got to see all of Mount Robson, which is super tall! On our way to Valemount, we got off to look at spahat falls. It was so nice there!

The second day, we made our way to Banff, Alberta. This place was my favorite hotel! During the evening we went to their local pub and club for another night of partying! It was a lot of fun because everyone was drinking and having such a great time. One of the most memorable experience for me personally was the Columbia icefield. It’s a huge place and it was so windy! I thought I was going to be blown away by the wind. Regardless, the icefield was one of my favorite places in the Rocky Mountains. One person said he would come back to get married there…I won’t say who it was 😉

During this trip we went to so many beautiful places such as Lake LouiseBow Lake, Emerald Lake, and of course Banff Gondola! On the way home, in Kelowna, we all stopped for a small lunch break. Unfortunately, someone from the other tour bus wandered off! We all tried to look for him..our tour group suddenly turned into a huge search party. The police got involved and we waited for a couple of hours. Although it was stressful…I think it really brought all of us on the tour even more closer. We really bonded…and like Lee said, we were a wolf pack.

Overall…this trip is something that will be with me forever. I had such a great time and I hope everyone who went did too. If you missed out on this, don’t worry because I am 100% sure there will be another one quite soon!

Cheers,

Flora

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

INTERNeX Canada: HiGHLiGhTs of the Week!

Rise and shine, everybody! Here are some of the highlights from this week:

friends!!

If you weren’t at the pub night this week, you missed out on some awesome discussion! On Wednesdays, The Library Square has special $5 wings as well as drinks for fairly cheap! Something you definitely didn’t miss out on was the cocktail drinks part. All I can say is that it was just terrible. But as I was about to leave, Erik ordered the wings. And the smell! Almost ruined my healthy eating plan 😛 If you want to know more about what happened at the pub night, you can read about it here!

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A photo of a shark at the Vancouver Aquarium I took on my visit last year!

Vancouver Aquarium day trip TODAY!

It is not too late to join us today, you still have time! We will be meeting at 11:00 am to visit the Vancouver Aquarium! The Aquarium is one of the MUST see places in Vancouver so you really don’t want to miss out. If you can’t make it today, definitely visit them on your own time. They have a special Sharks and Rays exhibition going on until April. You will not only learn about all the fascinating underwater creatures, but also get to experience 4D shows and dolphin shows! Visit the Facebook event page for more information, hurry time is ticking 😉

INTERNeX goes to the Rockies YEAR 2013!

Euro kids

looks like so much fun! I’d love to be part of it!

Have you heard amazing stories from other INTERNeX members who went to the previous Rockies trip? Well, why be a listener when you can tell others about your experience as well?! Come join us at the end of this month as we head to the Canadian Rocky Mountains with Westtrek tours! Deadline to sign up with us is in two weeks on March 18th, so hurry! Check out our blog post on this exciting trip or come by our office or show up at our Wednesday pub nights to have a chat! 

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! I’ll be partying it up at the Aquarium, see you later 😉

Cheers,

Flora

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

INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming Events!!

In just a few days it will be February! Seriously, where has the time gone? I have a feeling that this month will go by just as fast because we will be so busy with lots of exciting activities! And of course for the month of February, we have some great things planned out for everyone!

First and foremost, coming up in just two days is our weekly Wednesday pub night! This Wednesday January 30th, the pub night will be held at The Metropole Community Pub. This is somewhere we haven’t been before but hey, why not! Gotta keep things new and exciting, right? So if you’re interested, we will have more details on our Facebook event page with more updates to come.

Then what a great way to start off a new month by going on the Granville Island Brewery tour this Saturday! I know that many of you are crazy about beer, so why not learn something about it? It’ll be educational but also fun! Besides, you can also get a sampling of their beer!

When: Saturday February 2nd 

Where:  1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC

Join us at our Facebook event page for more information!

Cost: $9.75

And for those of you wanting to go snowboarding and skiing, on Saturday February 9th, we will be going up Cypress Mountain to do just that!  More information to be updated on Facebook so keep an eye out for this awesome upcoming event!

Have another great week guys!

Cheers,

Flora

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

About INTERNeX… Rumors…

What is the rumbling all about at the INTERNeX office?  All those meetings…  Strange behaviors by the PR Team…  What is going on?

I hear there is a huge surprise coming up for everybody…  I cannot mention any specifics but it might be a journey to…

I also heard whispering about a gigantic PARTY is to be in Vancouver.

THIS SUMMER!!!

Keep checking the blog and prepare to be surprised….

Cheers,

Petra

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

INTERNeX Canada: Volunteer Program

You always dreamed of feeding young animals, take care of wild ones and be an important part of the rescue-team? INTERNeX makes it happen!

On beautiful Vancouver Island, around 30 minutes away from Victoria, the Capital of British Columbia, is one of the most exciting volunteer program ever.

Your mission is to work with wild animals (for example squirrels, raccoons, songbirds and waterfowl), take care about them, feed them and be part of the crew!
And these are only a few things you are responsible for!

 

Depending on what you can do best, they will find an exciting and fun task for you!

It´s definitely rewarding as well as physically demanding and you will love it!
The main season is between April and September, but of course they also need YOUR help during winter.
Each animal is treated individually and perhaps you safe the bird’s life and can send him back to the wilderness.

 
Read more about this project!

Read more about all kind of programs!

 
If you have any other questions, write us an email, we would love to help you!

 

Cheers,
Hannes

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


How Was Your Weekend?

Hi people, I hope your weekend was as good as mine, because I had a great weekend! On Friday we went with some INTERNeXers to Malone’s to watch the Canucks play against the Chicago Hawks. We were in the bar already 2 hours before the game to make sure we had a spot to sit, however when we walked into the bar it was already packed!! Luckily we still got a spot at the bar in front of the big screen, so we could watch the game. It was an exciting game and OF COURSE the Canucks won with 4-3!! After the game, some of us went to a club and others went to another pub to celebrate the victory!!

On Saturday Elvera, Roy and I went to the Holland Store in New West Minister. We have all been here for quite a while now and now we start to miss the real typical Dutch food! In this store you can buy almost everything they sell in a normal Dutch supermarket, so Elvera, Roy and I were like kids in a candy store. We bought frikandellen (meat), ranja (squash), speculaas (cookies), Dutch tea, paprika flavored chips and more. So, for everyone who is Dutch or just loves Dutch food, you should really go there!

My weekend ended with a relaxing Sunday. I was just enjoying the weather and chilling in a quiet staffhouse, which is not really common if you live with 18 people ;).

What did you do in  your weekend? Tell us by leaving a comment! 🙂

Cheers,
Claudia

Celebrating the Tastes of Toronto!

If you love food and are working or completing your internship in Toronto – then this is for you! This weekend, get ready for the Salut Wine + Food Festival! It’s been on since May 8 but you can still check out the action tonight and tomorrow!

Toronto’s premier wine and food festival offers a week of exciting and unique events designed to bring you up close and personal with leading local and international winemakers, chefs, food producers and gourmet trailblazers.

This year’s mission is to deliver exemplary experiences at a great price, and Toronto has challenged international winemakers, celebrity chefs and some of their best restaurants to pull out all the stops.

While Salut provides an event for every taste and budget, they also have a few surprises in store — rare opportunities for gourmet experiences that will never be replicated.

So go sample Toronto’s incredible flavours, people and rhythms. Celebrate their talented purveyors and world-class gourmet ambassadors. You’ll discover something new, guaranteed — about yourself and your city. And it will be very, very tasty!

Click here to visit the website with pricing details!

Salut!

Laura