INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

Well, September is officially here! And it is full of amazing plans that we will show you in our weekly “What to do on the weekend”.

Vancouver always offers a large number of events, festivals, concerts, markets… maybe so many, for that is very easy to miss  something. Then, the next week arrives and you realized that you lost something that could have been very funny. But no worries, because every Thursday you will have the best selection of the Vancouver’s entertainment.

SUMMER ENDING PARTY at Jericho Beach!

Of course, the main event this weekend is the party that we have at  HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach! And apparently, the weather will be OK!

To get there, we can meet at 3:30 PM at the closest bus stop, and you can check the best route for you in Google Maps (Get directions). The name is WB w 4 Av FS NW Marine Dr (ID stop: 50594). Then, we can go all together by foot. If you need to arrive later, the Hi-Vancouver location is this (MAP), you can go there on your own. If you have any problems, just call us!

Here you have the Mercedes’ number: +1 778 859 7626

  •  WHEN: Saturday, 7th September at 3:30 PM
  •  WHERE: Bus Stop WB w 4 Av FS NW Marine Dr (ID stop: 50594)

Luxury & Supercar Weekend

If you are completely in love with luxury cars, this weekend (Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th) you have an appointment in the VanDusen Botanical Garden, with the world’s most expensive and priciest cars. And the priciest tickets too: single days tickets are $50, and the VIP tickets are $100 and include cocktails, wine and food.

Fiesta Mexico Independencia

One of the most important events inside the Mexico-Fest (September 5th-15th). This Saturday, in the Vancouver Convention Centre between 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, you will be able to celebrate the Mexican Independence Day. Mariachis, food vendors, traditional Mexican dances and much more! Take a look to the schedule!

Program:

12:00 pm –  Mariachi Estrella de Mexico

12:30 pm –  Joaquin Ernesto Gonzalez

13:00 pm –  Rosario Flamenco

13:30 pm – Zumba- Latin Fitness Ztudio

14:00 pm –  Sangre Morena

14:30 pm –  Alma de Mexico

15:00 pm –  Tren al Sur

16:00 pm –  Zumba- Latin Fitness Ztudio

16:30 pm –  Mexico Vivo

17:15 pm –  Mariachi Estrella de Mexico

17:30 pm –   El Grito Ceremony

18:00 pm –   LIO

19:00 pm –   Aleks Syntek in Concert

Well, I’m sure I’ve provided you with a bunch of ideas for this weekend! Take advantage of that!

Have fun!

Clara.

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

INTERNeX Explorer: Independence Day 2012

Last week we had an amazing trip made possible by Zip Car. The PR Team went to Seattle for INDEPENDENCE DAY the 4th of July. To fully capture this once in a life time opportunity for us Europeans, I made a movie of this miraculous experience. We started our day in Bothell with a parade. We saw a lot of local people cheering on the sidelines for the parade. After the parade we went to downtown Seattle had a mexican lunch and saw the first Starbuck, gumball wall and a few snakes. Towards the evening we are at the Family 4th Festival were we saw band preforming and amazing fire works. Check out the whole experience with on this video.

Cheers,

Petra

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

INTERNeX Canada: News/Fun facts

What are the differences between Canada Day and Independence Day?

This week we have been speaking a lot about Canada day and Independence Day (celebrating too)…But what do you really know about these two festivities? Are there any differences between them?

The answer is yes, definitely.

Canada and United States got their independence from Great Britain in different ways.

Canada signed the British North America Act in a peaceful way in 1st July of 1867 and has good relations with Great Britain.

On the contrary United States was waging a war against Britain. After three years fighting Spanish and French people helped them and made possible that finally George Washington, won the battle. This situation was born because American people didn´t have any representation in British Parliament and it was also source of conflict that American colonists were paying high taxes to pay Britain´s debts. Two years later after finished the war, the 4th of July in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was made.

Before they got their independence, Canada was the joining of colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada.

The way of celebrating is quite similar in both of them. There are usually lots of outdoor public events, like parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, air and maritime shows and of course fireworks. It is usually normal to see flags everywhere too.

All the PR team is quite sure about the last one! We want to say thank you Zipcar, because you made possible we saw them both!

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: Casual Friday

Hello everybody!

You already know INTERNeX is a really international company!

Actually our Public Relations Team is formed by 5 different nationalities! But the best of this multicultural group is that we can celebrate each national festivity together! Last Wednesday  was especially for our American intern Katie!

After a great Canada Day, 4th July arrived with such a big celebration in United States! This day commemorates the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain signed on July 4 of 1776.

All the PR team attended a parade near Seattle and then the awesome fireworks in the city! You can´t imagine how crowded it was! Sometimes I looked around and it just seemed like we were in a film, with all the people on their blankets, the comets in the sky, American flags all around, carnival games…

Which will be the next festivity to celebrate?

In fact there are a couple of possibilities.

This month, the 21st of July, we can celebrate the Belgium National Day, with our Belgium intern Lies. Or maybe we will wait for Xenia until the 3rd of October to celebrate the Day of German Unity or until the 12th of October for the Spain National Day.

We also can wait a bit longer for The Liberation Day in The Netherlands on 5th of May for our Dutch intern, Petra.

No matter what nationality you are, you can celebrate them all! The more possibilities, the more fun!

When is your country´s national day? How do you celebrate it?

Just let us know and we can celebrate together!

Check our flickr page out to see more pictures

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

SmartSaver Vancouver – Zipcar

Do you ever want to pick up and go on a mini-vacation somewhere? Just to get away from Vancouver for a couple of days during your stay here? That is what all of us PR interns decided we wanted to do. We decided that we wanted to go on a day trip somewhere. After a short deliberation we settled on going to Seattle, Washington for the Fourth of July Festivities. Obviously I was excited about this because I am from the United States, but I wanted the other girls to experience a true American Fourth of July Celebration.

The one question was how we were going to get there. We could take a bus but that seemed boring and tedious because we spend every day getting to and from work on the bus. Then we seriously considered walking to Seattle. Okay, we really didn’t even consider that but it could of been a really unsafe option if we wanted to make it to Seattle 3 days. We decided that renting a car would be the best option. All of us expected that renting a car would be out-of-control expensive. That’s when we remembered the ZipTrip a few of the PR girls took in May.



Zipcar ia a very inexpensive form of travel for the short trip we were going on. I called and got my zipcard and was ready to pick out a car for the day! I looked through all of the options and I struggled to make a decision. Zipcar has so many options for cars. They have cars, suvs, almost anything you can think of. After going through all of the cars I picked out a silver Mazda 3 for the day. I have a Mazda 3 back in the States and I was missing it so it was really what settled my decision. It was also the perfect size car for all of us girls!


The 4th approached quickly and all of us girls met to pick up our car for the day. We met where the car was parked and set off to locate the car. When we found it I was in for an awesome surprise because it was red instead of silver, which is the exact color of mine in the States. It was just like having my car again :)! Then we were able to just use the Zipcard to get into the car. You don’t have to meet with anyone to get your car, that’s the awesome part about the membership. Zipcar makes your life very easy! They have cars scattered all over Vancouver so it is fairly likely you have one living near you. This makes it easy to get to a car without having to do a lot of traveling beforehand.

We got in the car and left for the festivities. It took us about 3 hours with customs to get to Seattle, which seemed to go by very quickly. It was easy to take the car from one country to the next without any problems. We started out in Bothell for a Fourth of July parade. I don’t know if it matched up to Canada Day’s but it was still pretty good. Then we continued to downtown Seattle. After breaking for lunch we visited the gum wall. From the gum wall we obviously had to visit the original Starbucks because of my love for coffee. We found a street performer who had snakes so we took some time to watch that and then it was time for a bit of shopping! My favorite store in the States is not in Canada quite yet so we made a “quick” stop there. We also stopped at a little store and Petra picked up a license plate for her collection.



It was finally time to make our way to where the fireworks were! We packed into the car and headed that way. We parked quite a few blocks away because of all of the people. We thought we would be early because the fireworks would not start for another 4 and a half hours. It turns out we were wrong. The hillside was already packed. We managed to find ourselves a little spot and camp there until the fireworks show. After a very long wait, the show started! It was amazing to see the fireworks while sitting on the side of the lake.


It was now time to pack up and go home. We headed back to the car and got out the directions to get back home. Little did we know that they would be directing traffic in the opposite way of where we wanted to go. After about an hour we got out of the craziness of Seattle Fourth of July traffic… thank goodness. It was nice to know we were out of the traffic but this meant we would not meet the time that we had scheduled the car to be back by. Surprisingly enough, that was not a problem at all to Zipcar. We just called and extended our reservation by a half an hour without any charges.


We finally made it back to Vancouver after a great day in Seattle. Zipcar made our trip so easy! We were able to go to Seattle and back in one day without feeling pressed for time. We would highly reccommend that you take a Zipcar if you’d like to save money and time on your next trip. Let’s be honest… where could you go wrong?

Check out the Zipcar link if you’d like to take a trip or just check out the website!

Cheers,

Katie

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