What to do on the weekend?

It might not be the best weather today, but the weekend is starting today, so at least some good news, right?! And it gets even better, because it’s going to be a long weekend. Here are some ideas, as to what you could do this weekend.

Monday is Victoria Day, which celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria. Who is Queen Victoria you might ask? She was the Queen of England and head of the British Empire when Canada became an independent country.

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On Saturday, we are going to go bike riding in Stanley Park. We will meet at 12 pm at Yes Cycle at 687 Denman St. The first hour for the rental of the bikes will be $8 and the second one $7. So join us and explore Stanley Park.

For all of you who enjoy the Yale, I have an interesting tip for you. This weekend, from the 17 to 20 May is the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair in Surrey. It is one of North’s Americas longest running Rodeos, with additional entertainment and food. Tickets are $10 and up.

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On Saturday and Sunday is the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. The event features an exhibition and a vendor fair with hundreds of creators from around the world. There will also be readings, panels and workshops. The festival will be held at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.

If you’re in the mood for a bit of shopping and want to find some unique things, it might be worth checking out the Eastside Flea Market on Saturday or Sunday. This is not your average flea market. You will be able to find vintage clothing, quality handcrafted items, jewellery, natural locally-made body care, art, vinyl records, food and many more interesting items. There will be over 50 vendors, so there will be plenty to see. Admission is $3.

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Megan

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Email: pr@internexcanada.com

How was your weekend?

I can imagine everybody is sitting in front of the computer, refreshing the wordpress page from INTERNeX and hoping for the new ‘How was your weekend’ blog post. Good news. Here it is. So sit back and enjoy my adventures of this weekend.

It all started Friday after work when I went to Steamworks to eat diner. After the nice guy who was sitting next to me paid my food, I went to Nuba in Yaletown where I met some other candidates. We went to Granville where half of the group wanted to eat something first, the other half including me went to Donnellans as the beginning of the pub-crawl. After the group was complete again, we wanted to go to the next pub. But instead of going to the next pub, we ran into a lady who gave us free tickets for Studio, a club on Granville. That meant the pub-crawl was over and the club night began. After a few hours, we decided to check out Cambiebar. Instead of Cambiebar, we ended up in the Metropole. Not singing a song, because there was no karaoke this night.

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The next day it was time to go to the Richmond Night Market. When we arrived, we saw a big line in front of the entrance. But luckily a lady came to us and sold us a $25 dollar ticket to skip the line. Inside we had so many choices for food it was hard to decide what to eat. After our meals we checked out the other non-food area and the fair. We decided to end the day in the Bourbon where we enjoyed our cheap-happy-hour drinks.

Sunday some people wanted to jump at the trampoline park. I doubted to go, but because it was raining and I was very tired, I decided to stay home today and watch a movie instead. It was a very relaxing Sunday.

Hope you all had a good weekend as well and hope to see everybody Wednesday at PuB NiGHT.

– Bart

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 is Good Friday today, which means that you already started or are about to start your long Easter weekend. INTERNeX is going to spend their long weekend in the Rockies. If you decided to spend Easter in Vancouver and do not have any plans yet, you may find some inspiration in this blog.

Public domain image, royalty free stock photo from www.public-domain-image.comThere are several activities throughout the city from today till Monday. If you really want to experience Easter in Vancouver then you should go to one of the many egg hunts in the city. Many of them are even combined with extra activities such as the Egg hunting and Easter train in Stanley Park. When cars are more your thing, then go to the Easter Vintage Car Rally on Sunday. Over 90 vintage cars will gather at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, so a great event for a car fan. If you are more excited to go on rides, then the egg hunt and fun fair at Tsawwassen Mills mall is perfect for you!

However, there are also enough activities that are not Easter-related this weekend. You can try to find the lights of Spring Lights Illumination at Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday. It is a free event that is part from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and starts from dusk. The event is weather dependent, which is also the reason why they moved it to this weekend. So do not forget to check their website before going to the event.

32864244234_3f97db564c_oIt is also the time for the Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival. This might be nice to check out if you are a into skiing or snowboarding. However, there are also other activities during this festival such as free concerts and the Fire & Ice show. The weather forecast of Sunday is good so far, so it might be nice to get outside for a hike or to rent a bike.

I hope you all have a great Easter weekend! See you on next PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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

What to do on the weekend

It’s weekend again in beautiful Vancouver, which means tons of events. We picked out a couple of events that might be of interest for you!

Sunset Beach Social
Let’s hope for sunny weather on Friday so you can start the weekend at the sunset beach with an art market, outdoor roller disco, performances by drag queens and if you feel creative build your own sand castle and you might get lucky and win a $500 cash prize!!! The event starts at 5pm and goes still sundown. See here for more information.

Vancouver Aquarium
On Saturday our own INTERNeX event will be happing. We will visit the renewed Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park. We will meet at 11am at the doors of the aquarium. If you are a student don’t forget your student card! For more information click here.

PNE at Playland
The annual fair is back at the Pacific National Exhibition. The fair host many rides and attractions such as a wooden roller coaster. A day at play land is definitely a must do for the summer, if you don’t have time this weekend, no worries the fair is there till september 1st. Tickets can be brought online ($29.50) or at the gate ($32.50). More information can be found here.

Victoria Drive Summer multicultural Festival
Duringt the summer festival on Victoria Drive many different cultures will perform live performances. You can also win prizes and participate in activities. The festival starts at 12pm and goes till 5pm. You can find more information here.

Vancouver Food Truck Festival
And of course what would Vancouver be without a food truck festival in the weekends? The festival will be held at the olympic village (215 West 1st Avenue) it starts at 12pm and goest till 5pm. The entry fee is $2 unless you bring a food bank donation than it will be for free.

Enjoy your weekend!

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

Rockies Trip 2014 Spring Review I

Wauw… what a weekend. There are not enough words in the world to describe this weekend, it was mind blowing. Over the next day we will review the Rockies Weekend trip. Let’s start with the first day on Friday at 8:00am.
We met at Watefront station on Friday at 8:00am and left Vancouver around 8:30am. Before we stopped in Hope for our first stop, we drove by a little town called Abbotsford, also known as the Canadian Capital of Raspberries. The town as one of the highest percentages of Christians in BC. As Lee told us this would make a great city to life in if it would not have the highest shoot-by crime rate and a high teen-mom rate.

Our first stop was in Hope, a small town in BC that is famous for their main street, where First Blood was produced and famous for their annually chainsaw wood carving fest. All the wooden carvings in Hope are made by only using chainsaw. We grabbed a coffee at the local coffee shop to wake us op and made our way into the Rockies.

We stopped at a big mall for some food and to have a quick walk around the fair before we headed towards the Spatahs Falls.

Before we could see the Spatahs Falls, we had to make our way through some rough snow and of course we all were prepared very well with our sneakers on.
The Spatahs Falls are a waterfall that in the summer gets really massive, but when we visited it was still quit, because there was not enough melted snow water yet. However this waterfall is a great place to make some funny pictures, like the waterfall comes out of your mouth or nose. After making our way back to the bus it was time to relax a bit before we arrived in the hotel in Valemount.

Once arrived in Valemount we checked-in to our rooms and went down to the Lobby for a nice Pasta Dinner before heading next door for our night out. And of course to practice the Backstreet Boys dance that Lee showed us in the Bus.

The first day was a big success and we saw so much of beautiful Canada. Stay tuned for the next Rockies review and do not forget to join the After-Rockies-Party by clicking here.

What was your highlight of the first day?

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend?

Thank god it’s Friday! Most of the INTERNeX interns and candidates in Vancouver will be in The Rocky Mountains at the moment. So if you are in The Rocky Mountains and don’t know what to do, meet other INTERNeX’ers! Let us know today! We can give you an itinerary, so you know where to meet us. Send an email to franziska@internexcanada.com

If you’re not in The Rocky Mountains, there are plenty of other things to do. Check this out!

VANCOUVER

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair. May 20 -23, 2011
The 2011 Cloverdale Rodeo is gearing up for its biggest and best May Long Weekend yet in honour of its 65th anniversary. With some of the world’s top cowboys and cowgirls and more than $360,000 in prize money.

The Country Fair features the Fraser Valley’s largest Midway with tons of rides and games. The Fair also has mechanical bull riding, 4H and animal displays, live stage performances, lumberjack show, parade and much more!

I have to admit it will take 1,5 hour to go there from downtown Vancouver because it’s in Cloverdale (Surrey) but it will be a nice day out! 🙂

Go to their website for more information & tickets: www.cloverdalerodeo.com.

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WHISTLER

Bike Bash May 21 & May 22, 2011
Today the Summer 2011 bike season begins on Whistler Mountain. Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open daily from May 20 to October 10, 2011. Because of this there will be a 2-day opening weekend event; Bike Bash. Grand opening of the new Whistler Mountain Bike Park Demo Centre. Demo one of our awesome new bikes on May 21 or 22 and receive a complimentary Whistler Mountain Bike Park 1-day ticket. Click here for more information.


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TORONTO

Toronto International Circus Festival
A free festival  taking place at the Harbourfront Centre.

Experience side-splitting comedy, eye-popping acrobatics and daredevil stunts, featuring lunatic unicyclists, world class acrobats, unflinching fire eaters, sky-scraping stilt walkers, brazen chainsaw jugglers, genius balloon sculptor, harebrained clowns and characters everywhere!

For more information go to the website: www.tocircusfestival.com

Do you have any suggestions what to do this weekend? Share them with other candidates by leaving a comment. Enjoy your long weekend!

Cheers,

Your PR-team

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

Congratulations to our Jasper Group!

Congratulations to our 15 Czech Republic participants that have just arrived safely in Jasper! Here you can see four of the girls that have just arrived and who just sent us this picture. The group was all hired at our annual Czech Republic job fair after we flew our hotel partner over to The Czech Republic to interview more than 40 people.

Working as servers, housekeepers and horse-trail guides, all of the candidates will be in Jasper for the summer – and some may even stay for the winter season as well. Did you know that INTERNeX holds job fairs around the world? Many job fairs are scheduled for next year in Germany, Scandinavia, Czech Republic, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

If you would like to know more about INTERNeX programs and how YOU can spend your summer working in the beautiful Canadian Rockies, visit our websites www.internexcanada.com and www.internexnewzealand.com.

Good luck everyone up in Jasper this summer!

– The INTERNeX Team

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC
V6A 2R5 Canada
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