INTERNeX Canada: Casual goodbye friday!

It’s time to say goodbye…again…

Christian, our ginger German is leaving us to travel around  America before coming back to Germany definitely, Mati our young and crazy German girl is traveling too ( South America be ready for this crazy Germans) and our beautiful Marianne is going to Panorama.

It seems like Denmark will win Germany in our pub nights and activities…

I have met so many people here during my 5 months (Oh god already 5 months here) and every single person has something positive and special to offer you. Thank you Christian for everything, I am so glad that you join and enjoy our activities; thank you Mati for being there as well, and show the world how someone with just 19 years old can conquer the world.

But today is the last day of my beer lover Marianne! I can’t believe she won’t here at the office anymore!

She is just a hurricane of energy! She is extremely outgoing and her character catch the attention of everybody, but that’s something natural in her, she’s just special; she doesn’t need to do anything weird or fake to be the center of the miracles. She is a natural leader with a brilliant professional future, I am more than sure! It was my pleasure to have her during 3 months at the office!

But not just the office, it was a pleasure to have you as my friend, hang out with her, all the liters of beer, diet coke or vodka, the insane Whistler… Everything!!You are a great colleague, a great friend and a great person. Thank you for this time!

I know that you are going to have the time of your life working in the Rockies (or the Purcell… ahha) but we definitely miss you!  And I’m sure not just in the office, all our candidates as well!

You are an example of the woman of this century! Intelligent, hardworking, funny, and not that ugly eh haha!

There are always good things waiting for the good people (you can call it karma, but that’s true) so just enjoy as you always do!

Wish you the best, you deserve it! Love you!

The best of all, is to share special moments with special people! Love u girls!

Cheers,

Irene

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: Pub NiGHT Announcement

Wednesday is the last Pub Night of the year, and we are going the Blarney Stone! This pub is voted as one as the best Irish pubs located in the city of Vancouver! On Wednesday there will be a DJ and a band performing, so lots of great entertainment!

Previous PuB NiGHTS  in the Blarney Stone were always a huge success, so tommorow will be an awesome evening as well!

Where: Carrall Street 216, Vancouver, Bc

When: Wednesday the 28th of December 2011

Check the PuB NiGHT Announcement on our event calender!

Hope to see you on Wednesday!

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com

‘Thanks Giving’

Hi everyone,

Upcoming Monday you probably have a day off because of  ‘Thanks Giving‘. In this blog I would like to tell you more about this special day!

Since 1957 Thanks Giving is celebrated on every 2nd Monday of October. Thanks Giving is a National Public Holiday. Most Canadian people have day off, so therefore a lot of shops are closed.

Most people use this 3-day weekend to meet with family or friends who live far away. Other people use this long weekend for a short autumn vacation, since it is one of  the last chances to use holiday homes before the cold winter starts.
During this weekend many people prepare a traditional meal, namely roast turkey and seasonal products like pumpkin, corns, and pecan nuts. Families who come together eat this special meal together!

Very nice to have a day off, but what do they celebrate exactly? The basic idea of this special day is to thank god for the successful harvest of the past year. But nowadays it is more about the importance of being thankful for what you have.

Interesting to know:
In the United States they celebrate thanksgiving as well, but there they celebrate every year on 4th Thursday of November. The reason for this is that the winter stops earlier in Canada, so therefore the harvest is earlier during the year, which means that Canada celebrate Thanksgiving earlier!

Do you know other interesting facts about thanksgiving or you have special experiences with thanksgiving? Please feel  welcome to write a comment below 😀

We wish everyone a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Cheers, Your PR-Crew

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

Picture of the week!

This week we have a funny picture from Adam. He lived in the staff house and told me that it was his turn now to have an awesome picture of the week on the INTERNeX blog’ . He really wanted to be the picture of the week because this week is his last week here in Canada and he wanted to show the other candidates how much fun he had here! He was  in Vancouver for the Work&Travel program and worked at a coffee company for 7 months. He describes his time here as AWESOME!
In the picture you can see him passionately eating from his pizza in a restaurant in Victoria. He was there with his friend Kevin! He choose this picture because it is typical Canadian with him wearing his Canada sweater.

This week it was Adam’s turn, but maybe next time your picture will be picture of the week!! Do you have a picture of a great experience here in Canada? Send it to pr@internexcanada.com with a small description or story!

Cheers,
Claudia

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

Summer Salsa Cruise in Vancouver!

What better way to enjoy an evening than with a night of salsa dancing! Grab a friend and head out for a night on the water! The MV Britannia is located at the foot of Denman off Georgia Street in Coal Harbour, and is Vancouver’s largest 3 level cruising vessel, with a capacity of just under 500, where two levels are inside and the third is just under the stars.

This event offers an exciting taste of Latin American Culture within the beautiful waters of Vancouver, cruising gorgeous False Creek. An outstanding night filled with only the best in music, entertainment and surroundings. Your ticket includes:

  • A sultry mix of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Reggaeton and of course some Top 40, R & B and Hip Hop also blended into the night’s music vibe.
  • Take part in the beginner’s Salsa Lesson taught my Vancouver’s best instructors, then sit back and watch the show that follows while later testing your new moves.
  • Dance the night away on either of the 2 levels that are covered and to cool off, venture to the 3rd floor to continue exploring the world of Latin dance.
  • Whether you are taking a class to learn the dance that continues to sweep the world or just want that cruise around Vancouver’s stunning harbour your evening be a memorable one.
Or more information on this event, visit http://salsacruises.com.

Cha Cha Cha!
– Laura

Grouse Grind Hike with INTERNeX!

With all of the rain we’ve been getting in Vancouver, I’ve been itching to get outside and enjoy the weather. If you’re in Vancouver, you know what I mean. Anyone is welcome to join Manouk and I tomorrow morning as we head to Grouse Mountain to hike their Grouse Grind trail. We will meet inside the Waterfront Station at 10 a.m. and take the sea bus to North Vancouver. From there we will hop on a bus that will take us straight to our destination.

What you will need:

  • Good hiking shoes / running shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Bottle of Water
  • Packed lunch (optional)
  • Money ($10.00 Skyride down the mountain and bus fare OR 2 Zone bus pass)
  • Camera

The Skyride is optional, as you can hike back down the mountain. We can decide this once we get to the top, however the Skyride is a one-mile journey like no other.

High above towering Douglas firs, breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands, and snowy peaks unfold as you journey up the mountainside. North America’s largest aerial tramway is your gateway to the majestic nature of the Peak of Vancouver, and an experience in itself.

Once we get to the top, there are many activities to do if we want to stay and have a few more hours of fun. They have :

You don’t have to bring a packed lunch, but it might be fun to have a little picnic at the top, it’s supposed to be beautiful out tomorrow. There is a few restaurants at the mountain and a Starbucks I believe if you want to buy food instead.

This will be a  fun adventure guys, hope to see you tomorrow at 10 a.m. outside the Waterfront Station!

Can’t make this activity? Join us for pub night at Metropole, June 23!

Cheers and have a great weekend

Laura

Adventures on Vancouver Island

This past weekend I met up with my friend Teresa for a visit.  She’s been in the area for about a week on vacation, visiting her family in Comox – a nice little town on Vancouver Island. I got up early Saturday morning to catch the 8:30 a.m. ferry, and was super excited to see a friend from home!

When I arrived, Teresa was waiting with her cousin Claire, who is also visiting but lives in Ireland. We said our hello’s and from there we began our day! First, we drove about 40 minutes and stopped at a nice park. Everything was so fresh and so green! There were tall trees everywhere and the sun was shining. What a beautiful day! As we walked along the paths, we came to the largest tree in the park – a giant Douglas-fir. It is over 800 years old, 76 metres tall and nine metres around. It was over 300 years old when Christopher Columbus came to North America in 1492. The Douglas-fir is one of Canada’s oldest living tree species and can live to be over 1,000 years old! Here is a picture of me with the tree, so you can see for yourself how large it is!

We continued out walk through the park, seeing hollow trees, large roots and insects along the way. It was a nice walk. Once we decided to leave, we hopped in the car and were off to the next destination! We made a pit stop at a nice area by the beach, to take a few pictures. The mountains were tall and the water was clear, it was a truly beautiful sight! In the distance, railroad tracks could be seen in the mountains.

After walking around and taking many pictures, Teresa, Claire and I had worked up our appetites! We decided to head to the local shopping mall to get something to eat, and of course, shop. Within a few hours, our bellies were full and we each had a few shopping bags… so we headed to Comox where Teresa’s family lives. Later that evening, we walked to a nice restaurant where we enjoyed a nice dessert with a glass of wine. From our table, the harbour and mountains could be seen – it was the perfect end to the night!

Have you been to the Island yet? There is so much to do there, including surfing in Tofino, visiting one of their many parks, and even kayaking. The island itself is is 460 kilometres (290 miles) in length and 80 kilometres (50 miles) in width at its widest point. It is the largest island on the western side of North America at 32,134 km squared and the world’s 43rd largest island, Canada’s 11th largest island and Canada’s second most populous island.  Major cities on Vancouver Island include Victoria, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay and Campbell Rivier.

I hope you get to visit the Island this summer!

– Laura