HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND? / REVIEW AQUARIUM VISIT

I started my weekend by eating a delicious burger and an even better chocolate cake at Milestones in Yaletown on Friday evening. It went on with the fascinating horse race on Saturday. And ended with the awesome aquarium visit on Sunday.

Unbelievable how fast horses are able to run! And I can IMG_2519easily imagine how exhausting it must be to ride a racehorse, because the jockeys hadn’t got a saddle and actually they were like standing on the horse during the race. Since we didn’t try to get the “bet rules” we didn’t bet at the official bet office but instead each of us chose a horse and so we just bet for a muffin at Starbucks. None of us gain a muffin in the end. So I think it was better not to bet with money. Anyways we had a really good time there.

Sunday we went to the Vancouver Aquarium, located in the gorgeous Stanley Park, to get an experience out of the ordinary. The Aquarium is a non-profit society, passionate about conserving the aquatic life. Every day they have a lot of different shows for instance such asIMG_2499 the “Caring for Dolphins”-, “Beluga”-Show and a 4D movie. Their shows are developed around the animals’ natural behaviours and therefore will no show ever be the same. As we went through the ticket office we of course had the opportunity to get a picture taken by the aquarium staff but we preferred to take our own picture in front of the huge globe hanging in the entrance. As we went through the aquarium it became obvious that perhaps it was a bit bigger than expected.

The aquarium staff is not only doing research about all the different kinds of animals in order to get to know more about them. FullSizeRender 2In addition to that they also display their knowledge of dolphins and the other animals to the visitors. They made it to their issue connecting people with our natural world.

Both the dolphin show and the beluga show were absolutely interesting to watch since it’s more like a training for the animals than an entertainment for the spectators. All in all I can say that it was an amazing day full of variety.

PUB NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: Our weekly Pub Night on Wednesday, October 28, is taking place at The Charles. We will meet up at 7:30pm as always.

Looking forward to another Pub Night with many people!

INTERNeX Canada: BC Sports Hall of Fame – Summer Party Silver Sponsor

Today INTERNeX is happy to introduce our partner and summer party silver sponsor BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum! See our Summer Party event page for more information on this event of summer 2012! Thank you, BCSHOF, for supporting this awesome event.

 

Have you discovered Canadian ice hockey? Are you crazy about soccer? Or is it all about the Olympics for you? The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum informs you about these sports and many other athletic achievements and events in BC sports history. Founded in 1966, they preserve BC’s sport heritage, honor outstanding athletes, and exhibit distinct artifacts from the world of sports. Additionally, the museum and foundation try to inspire and encourages all British Columbians to pursue their dreams by telling success stories of BC athletes and managing programs like the Hero In You Education Program. Honouring the Past. Inspiring the Future is their vision and motto.

The BC Sports Hall of Fame entertains and educates through many exciting and interactive exhibits. Steal a look into the BC Place Stadium through the viewing window or try out interactive games in the Participation Zone, such as climbing on the treadwall, running on the 14m track or kicking in the soccer simulator. Are you in the Olympic spirit? There is a new exhibit space dedicated to the artifacts and stories from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Take a look at Olympic torches, medals, uniforms, gifts and equipment from teams all over the world.

Each year a few outstanding sport talents who accomplished greatness and brought pride to British Columbia are selected to be honored by the BC Sports Hall of Fame. The Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Whitecaps, BC Lions, and even some Olympic Teams are among them. The BC teams and athletes are from all kinds of sports: of course ice hockey, curling, or soccer, but also figure skating and horse racing, diving and canoeing, and many more.

 

Learn about Canada’s and British Columbia’s sport history and extraordinary achievements of individuals and teams from your host country! The BC Sports Hall of Fame is located at BC Place Stadium, right in the home of BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps. Check out their website for more information: www.bcsportshalloffame.com. Join the INTERNeX Summer Party 2012 and win free tickets for this heart of BC sports!

Cheers,

Xenia

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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