What to do on the weekend

It’s almost weekend! The weather is supposed to be amazing and there are fun things to do. Here’s some inspiration to get you started!

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On Saturday we will go to the TD Vancouver Jazz Festival. The festival lasts for two weeks and there are events all around town. Fora lot of the events you do need tickets, but on Saturday there will be free concerts on Robson & Georgia. We will meet in front of the London Drugs on Georgia Street at 12 PM.

Another event that’s happening this weekend is the Dragon Boat Festival. This will take place on Saturday and Sunday with various locations all around False Creek. There will be boat races and free concerts.

On Sunday you can go to Greek day on Broadway. This is a street festival on Broadway from MacDonald to Blenheim with food and entertainment.

Or if you would rather take it easy you could always just go to one of the many beaches around Vancouver. You can go to English Bay, Second Beach, Third Beach, Sunset Beach, Kitsilano Beach, Jericho Beach, Spanish Banks or Wreck Beach if you don’t mind the optional clothing.

Just like every weekend this summer there’s the Richmond Night Market, Summer Illumination Night market and several Farmers markets on Saturday and Sunday.

I hope to see you all tomorrow at the Jazz Festival!

– Danielle

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What to do on the weekend?

It’s finally Friday again! Time to do some amazing things in Vancouver this weekend!

17389183_10155108361507103_2218754490592107005_o.jpgThis weekend the INTERNeX family will go The Spring Lights Illumination in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park. We will enjoy the amazing lights, music, cherry blossoms and the multisensory show in the park. This event is part of a bigger festival called the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. There are several events in the VanDusen Botanical Garden, 6 walks through some of Vancouvers’ spring gardens and lots more.

Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day and International Pillow Fight Day, which means lots of fun!! Don’t forget to fool your friends and also do not always trust them because you can fall for one of their tricks too. International Pillow Fight Day is also celebrated in Vancouver. There will be a massive 15 minutes pillow fight outside the Vancouver Art Gallery by the corner of Robson Street and Howe at 3 PM. It will be amazing to participate or to just watch this craziness.

17690980_10208612464010029_949684745_n.jpgThis week was also the beginning of the Vancouver International Auto Show and you can still go there this weekend to see dozens of the latest cars on display. The show is from 10 AM until 10 PM at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Sunday is supposed to be really sunny, so go out and explore the highlights of Vancouver as well! It will be the perfect day to do some hikes, sightseeing or visiting the outdoor farmers markets! I hope you all have a great weekend and see you tomorrow at the Queen Elizabeth Park or next week on PuB NiGHT!!

– Janel

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
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What to do on the weekend

It’s Friday again! Time for a new what to do on the weekend blogpost. It’s going to be as sunny as last week, so time to get out and do something!

screen-shot-2017-02-24-at-11-46-19-amFirst of all, some of us are going to see the last game of the season of the Junior A Team Coquitlam Express. It will be a great game to watch, so we are really looking forward to it! If you still want to come, then send us a message before 3PM! After that you can always still book tickets yourself, but then there is no guarantee that you can sit next to us.

Another event tonight is the Grand Finale of the Battle of the Brush. It is a live painting competition in the Heritage Hall on Main Street. The finalists will start painting around 8:30PM, after that the audience can vote on the winner of the competition and the winner will be announced around 11:15PM. Sounds like a really cool event to join!

Farmers Markets are an amazing place to buy fresh vegetables and fruits and a lot of other things. There is one on Sunday in Hastings Park, which is in East Vancouver, so close to downtown. Another good option to go is the Farmers Market in the Nat Bailey Stadium. This one is on Saturday and is next to the Queen Elizabeth Park, so you could make a big day trip. Both markets open at 10AM and close around 2PM.

This weekend it is the last weekend of the Talking Stick Festival. It is a festival to explore aboriginal culture through their arts. They show this through fairs, theatre, dance, film, music and nightlife. It is an amazing event to get to know more about the aboriginal art and First Nation’s culture.

Screen Shot 2017-02-24 at 11.48.10 AM.pngAnother event that ends this weekend is the Flight of the Dragon at FlyOver Canada. So if you still want to fly over China and Canada for the price of one ticket, go there this weekend before it ends!

I am looking forward to see you tonight or on the next PuB NiGHT!

– Janel

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock

We have spoken a lot about culture shock during our time here in Canada, but how has everyone felt once they are back in their home country’s? Have you had culture shock back at home after spending a long time in beautiful Canada? Today will be my first day back in Europe (Belgium first, then The Netherlands), and I’m pretty sure I will feel quite shocked after being away from home for so long. Even though the culture between Europeans and Canadians isn’t that different, there will be a lot of little things that I will miss hearing, seeing and eating.

1. I will miss hearing people say thank you when they get off the bus.

2. I will miss seeing the mountains and ocean on my way to work.

3. I will miss eating $1.25/slice of pizza every Tuesday.

4. I will miss being able to buy cheap fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s markets.

5. I will miss running into colorful personalities all around town.

6. I will miss making friends on the bus.

It’s the little things that count. Can you come up with some more things that are different in your home country compared to Vancouver? Leave a comment below.

Cheers,

Lies

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