Cypress Skiing Day

Saturday was an amazing day! The weather was perfect to go skiing or snowboarding. Thank you all for joining us!

Cypress Mountain is one of the mountains near Vancouver. It has 53 runs and many of them are accessible at night too. In 2010 it hosted the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding events for the Winter Olympics.

We met on the right side of the ticket windows, some people came by car and some took IMG_6018.jpgthe shuttle bus up the mountain. After renting some skis and buying our tickets we took the first lift around 10:30 AM in the morning. The sun was shining the whole day, at one point we weren’t even wearing our scarfs because it was so warm. Some tried the jumps on the slopes, some succeeded in it and some fell. And after a few hours of skiing we had lunch with some live music, but quickly went back to our skies again to make most of our day. It became a lot busier on the runs and after a few hours we decided to have a little break again and do some night skiing when it was less busy. We had an amazing dinner and amazing coffees with baileys in the Crazy Raven Bar. In the evening we took a few more runs before going back home. The view in the evening was beautiful; you could see all the lights from Vancouver and even Vancouver Island. After 9 hours of skiing we decided to go back home. Some of us even went to the Bourbon after that for some more drinks and meet the other part of the INTERNeX Family.

Thank you all for an amazing day! I hope you had as much fun as I did and I will see you at the coming PuB NiGHT at Malones!

– Janel

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What to do on the weekend?

Hey Everybody!!
The weekend is coming up in a few hours! For the most of us that means a bunch of leisure time, too much to don’t get active!  In case you have no clue what to do, here are some cool events worth checking out:

 
Toronto:
Images Festival – the whole weekend
The Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen. Images is committed to an expanded concept of film and video practice: alongside film and video screenings, the festival presents groundbreaking live performances, media art installations in local galleries and new media projects by many renowned Canadian and international artists.
The festival started already yesterday and will even last until April 9th 2011. It is free of charge and begins at 7 pm until 10 pm every day. The official website can be found here

Locations:
–    Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario
–    Workman Theatre, the Music Gallery
–    Polish Combatants Hall
–    Toronto Underground Cinema
–    The Royal Cinema
–    Toronto’s art galleries

Vancouver
Canada Cares: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fundraiser – Friday, April 1, 2011

Tonight a fundraiser will take place in the Pop Opera Night club to raise funds for the victims affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross  Canada. The event costs 15$ pre-sale and 20$ at the door.
For the entrance fee you get a great program during the whole evening.
The Entertainment includes DJ, live singing, dancing and a great karate show. Also a silent auction will take place, with items ranging from free dog training to free courses at Canada Liberal Arts College.
The event will take place from 7 pm to 10.30 pm. The venue closes at 2 am.

Location:
Pop Opera Nightclub
686 Hastings Street
Vancouver BC (Downtown)

 

Whistler
7-Eleven Fire and Ice Show – Sunday April 3, 2011

The 7-Eleven Fire & Ice Show taking place in Whistler still is running. However the first 2 weeks in April will be your last chance to see this amazing event happening, it always takes places on Sunday evenings.
Every Sunday, you are able to experience fire spinners, fire works, snowboard and skiing pros from snowboard schools jumping through a ring of fire. If you still have not done it so far, check it out and you will experience some of the most amazing jumps through a burning ring of fire.
The event is taking place at 7.30 pm at the base of the Whistler Gondola. The last performance can be seen on April 13th 2011.

Location
Base of the Whistler Gondola

 

Cheers,

George

 

 

Whistler – still on Fire and Ice

The 7-Eleven Fire & Ice Show taking place in Whistler still is running.
AS I mentioned in an earlier blog post in December you are able to experience fire spinners, fire works, snowboard and skiing pros from snowboard schools jumping through a ring of fire. If you still have not done it so far, check it out and you will experience some of the most amazing jumps through a burning ring of fire. It worth it!!
The event is taking place every Sunday at 6.30 pm at the base of the Whistler Gondola. The last performance can be seen on April 13th 2011.

Cheers,

George

Whistler – on Fire and Ice

Everybody, who lives in and around the Whistler region or wants to go there someday, go and visit the Whistler – 7-Eleven Fire & Ice Show.
During the event you will experience fire spinners, fire works, snowboard and skiing pros from snowboard schools jumping through a ring of fire. Check it out and you will experience some of the most amazing jumps through a burning ring of fire you may have ever seen.
The event will take place on every Sunday at 6.30 pm at the base of the Whistler Village Gondola. It starts on December 19th. The last performances can be seen on April 13th 2011.

Enjoy the show!!

Cheers,

George

Olympic Highlight 2010-02-23

So as the rest of the world was watching the men’s hockey match between Germany & Canada I have to admit I was encaptured by the women’s figure skating short program. It was quite a long program running up to 3 hours but the highlight of the event came with the final 3 skaters. Long time rivals, South Korean Kim Yu-Na and Japanese Mao Asada battled it out with two very fierce routines. However, no one came quite close enough to Kim’s “bond girl” dance which landed her a new world record mark of 78.50 points, a 4.74 point lead on Asada. This world champion, at the young age of 19, has dominated the season and is a hot favorite both back home in South Korea and in Canada due to the fact that she has done considerable training over here. But she showed few signs of the enormous pressure on her shoulders and confidently nailed all of her jumps whilst still keeping a her energy levels high. However, the person that truly stole the spotlight for me was Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette, who just two days ago had sadly lost her mother to a sudden heart attack just shortly after arriving in Vancouver to support her daughter. Wearing a black costume, the world silver medallist skated cleanly to her tango short programme “La Cumparsita” to the cheers of the spectators who rose to their feet at the end of her two-and-half minute routine. She hit all of her elements and tearfully finished her routine which earned her a season’s best 71.36 points and the accolades of the 11,000-plus crowd. This was definitely be a moment that will go down in Olympic history and hopefully Rochette will be able to continue on her path to the podium…Canada is really rooting for you!