How was your weekend?

Oh Canada! 🇨🇦🎶 Happy 151th Birthday and a huge thanks for the long weekend you gave us. It was great to have three days to relax, spend time with friends and enjoy the excitement about the True North. 👍🍁 So, what did I do?

I started my weekend off on Friday with our INTERNeX event. We watched the Baseball match Vancouver Canadians vs Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in the Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.  42466192184_aaaa776d29_nIt was the first Baseball match I ever watched and I have to say it took me some time to fully understand the specific rules. But after patient explanations by Billy and Samuel and observing the field, I was able to follow the game. In the end “our team” (the Vancouver Canadians) won. The three hours we spent at the stadium got us freezing and the majority was ready to head home and get some rest. The 50 minute-journey home turned into a nightmare ride of 1.5 hours, because the Skytrain seemed to be experiencing some operational/technical problems. But in the end I arrived safely and happily.

On Saturday I went shopping. It was time to get some supplies for Canada Day which was celebrated on Sunday. The afternoon I spent in Stanley Park and I tried my first Poutine! Absolutely delicious, but definitely not something I could eat on a daily basis. 😉 In the evening we celebrated Nadine’s birthday with a small group at the Bourbon which was a lot of fun. 🎉

And then it was already Sunday. It was the 151th anniversary of Canada and like each year there were celebration all over the country. Different options to celebrate this special day could be found all over Vancity. INTERNeX decided to join the biggest celebration, which was at Canada Place.
41373994940_708a55f554_nWe met at 4.30 pm and watched the life performance by Jojo Mason. I really enjoyed the songs and covers he performed. His attitude was just so positive! And as he sang the national anthem, everything somehow stopped. Nothing but his voice filled the air and you could hear the Vancouverites sing along with pride. It felt as if the world stood still. Just for a moment. I definitely got goosebumps.

After he finished his last song, we went to get some food from the food trucks. The group somehow split up and I settled down at the steps down at the Olympic cauldron with a small group of people and we were waiting for the fireworks. Unfortunately, it started raining and we had to move. It took us ages to find a coffee-house that was open and not totally packed. So, once we found one, we already had to leave again, to be on time for the fireworks. At 10.30pm the fireworks started and lasted for around 20 minutes. 41373970840_f54bca9152_nIt was really beautiful and shapes like smileys and hearts lit up the sky over Coal Harbour. After that, it was a real struggle getting home, because it felt like the entire population of Vancouver was at Canada Place and now tried to get home. The line for the Expo Line was several hundred metres long. But I succeeded and once I got on the train I got home quite quickly.

The Monday was a day to relax. I just stayed home, watched the soccer games and Netflix. Well, it was a busy weekend, so the free Monday was well-deserved. 😊

I hope you enjoyed the past three days and enjoy the short work week. See you all tomorrow for the PuB NiGHT at Dublin Calling Rooftop.

– Elisabeth

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

Review: PuB Night at Darby’s & Celebration of Light

Yesterday we went for our PuB Night to the Darby’s. We were really lucky and got a big table outside at their roof patio and so we could enjoy the sun for some more time while we had some cool beers. Also their food was pretty good, everything was really fresh and tasted delicious. We also ordered something like a beer tasting, where they gave us 8 small glasses filled with different beers from their menu, domestic and imported.  So we had a nice overview about what they’re offering and were able to find out which tasted best for us.

We stayed in there until about 9.30 at then made our way to the beach and found a really good spot to watch the fireworks of the Celebration of Light. We just got there on time to see the nice sunset and the we had an awesome view on the firework and the downtown skyline.

So for all of you who have seen the last firework too, I think USA had a better show than the French yesterday, but let’s see what France is showing us on saturday. Please remember that our office will be closed tomorrow and monday, so tuesday morning will be your last chance to sign up for that awesome Rockies trip!!! Hope may of you want to join us for that and also for our weekly activity on sunday where we’ll watch the pride parade together.

 

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 Announcment

Tomorrow we’re having our PuB Night at the Darby’s. They’re located on Macdonald Street and 4th Ave, which is only about 5min walk away from different parks at the beach. So we can stay there until about quarter to 10 and then just head to the beach and we’ll be able to see the fireworks of the Celebration of Light because we’re just on the other side of the english bay.

They’re serving typical canadian food, from Poutine over Fish&Chips to Burgers or Salads and they offer more than 30 different beers.

You can get there with different busses. If you get off the Skytrain at Burrard Station you can take the busses 022, 044, 007,004 or 002 and get off at Macdonald& 4th Ave. (Macdonald&3rd Ave if you take the 022). We hope to get the change to sit outside at the patio, so bring a jacket or something, in case it gets colder during the evening.

Hope to see many of you there, it will be Henrik’s first PuB Night, so you can use the chance to get to know him. See you tomorrow at 7pm at the Darby’s!

 

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

Canada Day

The 1st of July is Canada Day, which means you are off work and can enjoy Vancouver by day. Vancouver city has many activities planned for this day and of course we do not want to miss this.

On Canada day the Canadians celebrate the ‘birth’ of their country. In 1867 three colonies were united into one country; Canada. Canada day is celebrated in whole Canada, but also Canadians outside Canada celebrate this anniversary. In 2011 the British Prince William and Kate visited Ottowa to celebrate Canada day.

We will meet at 6.30pm on West Pender and Broughton Street and will make our way to the Parade, afterwards we are going to try to find our self a spot to watch the fireworks at 10pm. However it is going to be very crowded and there are only certain spots from where you can see the firework. We are going to do our best to get a great spot to watch the fireworks. In case we miss the fireworks, no worries at the end of July and beginning of August the celebration of light is held were you can also see a beautiful dance of fireworks!

We hope to see you on Canada day and don’t forget to wear your Canadian outfit!

 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: How was your weekend?

Hello guys,

Another work weeks begins today! So let’s discuss this amazing and sunny weekend! On Saturday we went together to the Celebration of Light at English Bay. This is one of the biggest firework festivals in America!

 

First we met at the Starbucks. We had some cool frappuccino’s and other drinks.. After that we went down to the beach. It was early, so there was not a big crowd yet! We found a great spot in the middle of the beach.

Because we had to wait a few hours there was enough time to buy some food, and enjoy the sun! There were already a lot of people, but it was nice and friendly.

Around 8 pm the sun was getting lower and lower.. As you can see on the picture a big boat pumped water up in the air! After 9 the sun was gone. The skies were pretty clear, great weather for a big firework show!

 

At 10 pm the show started. This was the first night of the event! It’s really worth the wait when you see the show. I never saw so much fireworks before. And there will be 2 more of these great nights! 

  • Wednesday July 31 10:00 pm (host: Canada)
  • Saturday August 3 10:00 pm (host: Thailand)

So there you go! What do you think? Hope your weekend was awesome as well!
Enjoy your Monday today!

Cheers,

Jelle

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

What to do an the weekend?

Hi Everyone!

It is almost weekend 😀 which means time to do and see more of the beautiful  cities here in Canada! the PR-team has some suggestions for what you can do upcoming weekend!

 Vancouver – English Bay

On Saturday August 6th between 10:00 – 10:25pm there will be another beautiful firework show. This time it is up to Canada to give away a great firework show.  Canada is Known for their “out of the box” music selections, the theme “Then and Now” explores music itself. You can go to English bay to have perfect view of the firework, but be on time because there will be more than 400.000 people.

If you want to know more, then you can click here.
Start time: 10:00-10:25pm
Date: 6th of August

 Vancouver – Chinatown

Upcoming weekend  on Saturday and Sunday there will be a free festival in Vancouver Chinatown.
Last year there wore more than 50.000 people who went to Chinatown to enjoy and experience one of the biggest multicultural summer celebrations.

During this festival there are many things to do:
– Open Market
– Historic WalkingTours
– Multicultural Stage Performers
– 125th Photo exhibition
– Youth Talent Showdown 2010
– Street fest

There will be something for everyone here at Chinatown Festival!

For more information you can visit their website.

Start time:
12:00pm till 06:00 pm.
Date: 6th and 7th August
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Toronto – From Broadview to Jones Avenue

In Toronto you can eat your way through the streets of Greek Town on this weekend.
The “Taste of the Danforth” is an annual street festival in Toronto. It is located around GreekTown and celebrates besides the other restaurants and vendors the best of Greek food and culture. Lots of exhibitors offer contests, prizes and free samples. There will be also a Beer Garden to help keep the thirsty patrons refreshed.
There are a couple of stages on which there will be something going on every day: BROADVIEW STAGE, CELEBRITY STAGE and IMMORTALS GREEK STAGE.

So enjoy the greek food and culture 🙂

 For more information you can go to their website.

When:
Friday  5th August, 6pm-12am
Saturday 6th August, 12pm-12am
Sunday 7th August, 12pm-8pm
Where:
From Broadview to Jones Avenue
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Whistler – Blackcomb Mountain

The event will start and Finish in the tube park located near lot 8 on backcomb Mountain.
This is atrack run, but not just running to the finish point. No,,, it is an obstacle course throug muds,dird,tires, just everything to make it nearly impossible to finish, very much fun to watch!

From 10:00 tot 3:30 every half an hour will start a new wave of challangers

For more information please click here.

Where: Whistler Blackcomb Mountain
Date: 6th August

Enjoy you weekend!

Cheers,  your PR-Team

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