What to do on the weekend?

Friday the 13th!!!!!! Even though this day is well known as a day of bad luck, but since it is Friday this also means that it’s almost weekend!!! So I you would like to get some inspiration for what to do this weekend then keep reading!

Bart and I will join some other people from INTERNeX after work for the Oktoberfest at UBC tonight. Unfortunately tickets are sold out but if you still would like to go to an Oktoberfest event there are several ones on Saturday at he Shannon Hall at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds and at the Harvest Haus.

IMG_2335.JPGToday is also the last day of the Vancouver Film Festival so if you would like to visit this event you should hurry up!

On Saturday there is also the event called Light The Night, which is a fundraising event for people with Leukemia and Lymphoma. Lanterns will be lit by people and organizations who raised money for the charity.

On Sunday we would like to take you to the Halloween Parade, but if you do not like Halloween or are not able to join us you could also go watch a game of Vancouver Whitecaps and there also a lot of other Halloween events going on the next couple of weeks.

Hope to see you all at the Halloween Parade!!

– Mandy

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

INTERNeX Canada: Mario Competing in the 2012 Karate BC Provincial Championship in 3 Days!

You may remember this little post about a month ago, where I wrote about a guy named Mario and his goal to raise money for children in need by fighting in the 2012 Karate BC Provincial Championship. The big day is here in just 3 short days and Mario has been training endlessly! With the event being so close, the excitement is definitely taking over.

Let me give you a little introduction of Karate. It is a type of martial arts that originated from Okinawa, Japan and was brought over to Canada by Japanese immigrants in the 1930s.

After the Second World War, the first karate competition in Canada was initiated by a man named Masami Tsuruoka which laid the foundation for the Canada`s National Karate Association. Though Karate is not an official sport in the Olympics, there are many tournaments that are held worldwide every year where Canada plays a significant part.

If are interested in learning more about the sport of Karate, I would encourage you to attend the tournament and in doing so, support Mario as well!

When? Saturday and Sunday (November 17th and 18th)

Where? BCIT GYM, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby

Why is Mario doing this? By making a comeback at the age of 50, Mario is supporting two charities with this event: Children’s Hunger Fund and BC Children’s Hospital.

Children’s Hunger Fund has been helping neglected orphans in Romania by sending over s regular shipments of food, medicine and clothing to 43,000 Romanian orphan daily. What is really admirable about this non-profit organization is that they seek to help children before disaster strikes!

BC Children’s Hospital is committed to helping children in our very own Vancouver community who are suffering from diseases such as leukemia and diabetes. They are very active in not just saving lives by curing children, but in preventing illnesses by conducting research into vaccines. With research being a vital part of their work, they were able to heal Adrian, the son of Mario’s friend, when he suffered from leukemia last year.

These charities are dedicated to helping children living right in our city that desperately require help. Join us in supporting them in creating better lives and future for children in need!

Thank you to everyone’s support and I hope that you will keep on supporting Mario and spreading the word about this event!

For more information, check out the website: www.mariofitfightingforkids.com!



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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Ready To Rush?!

INTERNeX is proud to support The BC Lung Assocation’s Rush event! Are you ready to rush?!

On June 5th, 2010 let’s join together and hit the Vancouver streets for the most audacious fundraising event that this city has ever seen…This is in no way any kind of an ordinary event-it is a CHALLENGE unlike anything in the Lung Association history! Teams of two will scour the city of Vancouver as part of an EPIC, 1 day Race & urban SCAVENGER HUNT completing a predetermined number of checkpoint challenges and deciphering clues at UNKNOWN locations throughout the city. Teams will run, walk and use public transit, racing to complete their Checkpoint Challenges within the 6 hour time limit. Partners can use a nearly limitless array of resources (friends, family, internet …) to help them get to and complete their next Checkpoint Challenge. The first team to complete the required number of Checkpoint Challenges and cross the finish line wins a trip for two around the WORLD but…

THE RUSH is about more than just crossing the finishing line, it is about the JOURNEY and the chance to SAVE LIVES and CHANGE your own in the end! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Then register soon because there is a limited amount of teams that can sign up. Be a part of something bigger than just yourself and held end lung disease today! Every team that takes part in The Rush will receive entry into the incredible after party and the chance to win other great prizes.

1st, 2nd & 3rd PLACE:
The top three teams receive FREE registration into next year’s event!

The top fundraising team receives A Tandem Skydive For 2 from Whistler Skydiving

The winning team of the Premium Checkpoint receives 2 Regular Group Surf Lessons from Pacific Surf School

For more info, rules and to register your team, visit http://www.rushvancouver.com/

31 Cents Ice Cream in Canada

On April 28, from 5:00-10:00PM, if there’s a Baskin Robbins around you, GO!

Baskin Robbins will be selling 2.5 oz scoop or 3 oz. soft serve cone of your desired ice cream flavor for only 31 cents. What’s even better is that the proceeds will go towards the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF).

I love ice cream, especially anything with chocolate in it! And knowing that the proceeds will be going to charity is an added bonus! Bring your friends and your families and enjoy wonderful scoops of ice cream on April 28. In addition, there will be fire truck tours and on-site fire fighters depending on the location.

Throughout the month of March and April, Baskin Robbins will be featuring a limited edition sundae known as “Forget Me Not” for only $2.99 (not including taxes). Part of the proceeds from the sale of this special sundae will go towards helping families of the fallen firefighters.

Find your closest Baskin Robbins today!!!