How was your weekend?

I hope Monday has treated you well. At least the weather has been treating us very well through the whole weekend. Let’s do a little recap of what happened during these sunny days.

This weekend was a pretty chill one for me. On Friday we spent the night chilling with some friends. We made delicious dinner together and started the night of by playing some beer pong. We also checked this one veteran bar called The Legion where you can find pretty cheap drinks (just saying).

On Saturday I headed to White Rock to visit my friend. White Rock is located right next to the US border and it is pretty cool since you can literally see to the States while standing on a beach in Canada. Once again we enjoyed an amazing sunset at the beach. Yes I really am a big fan of sunsets.

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Sunday it was time to gather up the INTERNeX gang and head out to play some Laser Tag! We played two rounds all together and I must say I did not expect it to be as sweaty as it was. It really was a work out. Especially in our first round when we had about 30 kids playing with us and running around like crazy. The second round was luckily a bit calmer since we had some adults playing with us. In the second round our gang was also divided into two different groups so we had the chance to compete against each other. Not mentioning who won and who didn’t but my team did play pretty well 😉

Big thanks to everyone who showed up. This week we have a lot of things coming up so make sure to stay tuned!

First things first, PuB NiGHT this Wednesday @ The Two Parrots!

-Jasmin xx

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What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friyay! I bet it is the favourite day of the week for most of us. If you have your whole weekend fully booked already that’s good news for you. If not, come to do something with the INTERNeX gang ☺IMG_20190321_194026.jpg

The weather seems so be nice for the weekend (not sure if it’s trustworthy) so if you have time you might want to go outside and just enjoy the sun. The sunsets here in Vancouver are also amazing and that’s really something worth seeing. Grab a book or go with a friend, take a blanket and some snacks and head to the beach. Here is a picture from English Bay Beach from few weeks back when I went there to enjoy the sunset.44322569234_3272b89b0d_o.jpg

Would you like to include something more fast and furious in your weekend? This Sunday the INTERNeX gang is heading to Planet Lazer to play some Laser Tag. You might want to wear something flexible and comfy since the game can get serious sometimes 😀 Other than that you only need to bring yourself. We will meet at Braid station at 5.30pm. Make sure you are on time but if you can only join later let me know. Hope to see as many of you on Sunday as possible. We will have a great evening for sure!

See also the Facebook event for Laser Tag: https://www.facebook.com/events/558363461338021/

Have a great Weekend!

-Jasmin xx

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Email: pr@internexcanada.com

PuB NiGHT Review: The Mahony and Sons

What’s up peeps! It is a beautiful day here in Vancouver and it is time to try remembering what happened last night at our PuB NiGHT. In few words: it was a long night with a lot of people.

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Night started at a pub called Mahoney and Sons. It is located at False Greek, at Stamps Landing and the view across the water to downtown is so beautiful. There was almost 25 people altogether and our tables were getting crowded. I was glad to see so many new faces at the pub night and everyone were making some new friends once again. We also joined the trivia night, a bit late tho, but it did not really matter since we were not that good at knowing the answers. We did got couple of them right!

We also had a reason to celebrate yesterday since it was Sara’s birthday! The waiters brought a piece of cake and ice cream for her and we also bought her the most disgusting shots the bar has to offer. You can guess which part of the present she appreciated more. Once more, Happy Birthday Sara!

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Surprise surprise the night continued after Mahony and Sons. Some of us felt like the night was not over and we headed to a country club called the Yale. It was a pretty quiet last night but we didn’t mind. We had our own gang to create a party with. It was nice to play some pool because usually the club is so crowded that you don’t really have a chance to do that. I also tried riding the rodeo bull they have at the club and lets just say that I really need some more practice with that.

Big thanks to everyone who showed up, I had a great time with all of you!

On Sunday we are going to have a fun night playing laser tag. Remember to check the Facebook event for more details.

-Jasmin xx

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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How was your weekend?

It’s beginning to look a lot like… summer! I did not expect to be able to wear shorts mid-May, but Vancouver continues to amaze me. Let’s look back on this fun, sunny weekend.

32266945_10156233996584647_4112762211934404608_nFriday night, it was time to go to our favorite country bar again: the Yale Saloon. And you know what that means… line-dancing time! Sadly, we were not wearing cowboy boots or hats, but that did not make it any less fun. Since we went line dancing before, we were not sure if we would learn a new choreography this time, or if we could show off moves we had already learned before. The choreographer did not let us down: we learned some new moves! When the line dancing ended, it was time to join some of you to the Bourbon. As always, we had a great time catching up with all of you and dancing to good music (sometimes even in a cage).

On Saturday, it was time to watch the Grand Final of 2018’s Eurovision Song Contest. I might have left Europe, but the European part of me has not left me. (Although, not only Europe participates in the contest, so what does being European regarding ‘Eurovision’ mean anyway?) My favorite thing about Eurovision is discussing the performances with friends, since most of the performances are quite, let’s say, unique. But hey, it would not be Eurovision if it didn’t include some laughs. I discussed the show with my Bulgarian friend from college, both of us supporting our own country. We figured neither of our home countries would win this year, but Israel’s “Toy” song winning the contest was definitely unexpected. Not only because of the song, but Israel is not even in Europe. Although, even Australia participates, so can we really be that surprised?

27241374947_326330bf27_nWhen I woke up on Sunday, I opened my weather app and saw that it was going to be 25 degrees Celsius that day. Great! Time to go to the beach! I spent the afternoon enjoying the sun and playing beach volleyball with some of you. At 4:30pm, we took the sky train to Planet Lazer: it was time to play laser tag with all of you! Playing three games was a lot of fun, yet exhausting as well. Water was our best friend when we finished. After hydrating ourselves, we all went home to rest. 

I hope you all had a great weekend!

See you on Wednesday at 131 Water!

– Angy

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Highlights of the Year 2016: April, May and June

Another week, another part of 2016. This week the months April, May and June are to discuss.

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April started off with Bränboll. Bränboll is a game played in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. The rules are different in every area, so I am not able to explain them. If you ever want to play it go to Google, YouTube or ask someone who knows the game. We had a great day and lots of fun playing this game!

We also enjoyed the PuB NiGHTs and the Beer Pong Night at Cambie.

In April we also had another Rocky Mountains trip! This one was different from the one in February. The first day we travelled to Valemount. After arriving there we had a dinner and played some Hockey in the Rockies. The rest of the evening we sat around the campfire. On day two we drove to Banff. On our way there we stopped at Mount Robson, travelled through Jasper, visited the Athabasca Falls, stopped at the Columbia Icefields and saw Peyto and Bow Lake. After arriving to the hotel we had dinner and went on a night out at Hoodoo in Banff. The third day was a drive to Golden. On our way we stopped at Lake Louise. When we arrived in Golden we checked in into our Mountain View Cabins and enjoyed a BBQ dinner. On the fourth day we already had to drive back to Vancouver. During this drive we stopped at the Okanagan Valley for lunch and joined the Highway 5 to drive through the Coquihalla Valley, where we say the Last Spike and Othello Tunnels.

In April Rebecca joined us in the INTERNeX team, which was great! She is already doing a great job in developing and marketing the Outbound INTERNeX Program.

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In May there was a Color Me Rad 5K Race in Surrey, some of us joined this race and had a great time! We also played laser tag in the end of May. It was definitely lots of fun! And like every month we had PuB NiGHTs this month which were great evenings!

June

In June it was a great month to go to the beach, the weather was finally good enough so we made use of that!

We also had another Rocky Mountains trip this month, because some missed the trip in April. We had the same program as the trip in April, which was a great success!!

Another trip in June was the Tofino trip. We went there by bus and had two great days! Some of us went with the Water Taxi Tour to the Maquinna Provincial Park to see the natural hot springs, whales and other wildlife.

We also went to the movie Finding Dory as it just came out in the theaters. Which was lots of fun! We also had our weekly PuB NiGHTs again and went to the Beer Pong Tournament in Cambie.

In the second part of the year the PuB NiGHTS, events and trips were organized by Sandra, Julia and Veronica thank you for doing a great job!

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PuB NiGHT Review

Laser Tag: SO MUCH FUN!!

Yesterday we headed down to Richmond to play a couple of games in the largest Laser Tag arena of North America: Planet Lazer.

They offered a nice weekly special, which was two games for the price of one.

The general rules, that applied to all games we played, were simple: Every player starts with a certain amount of points and once you shoot someone you obtain more points, but when you get shot yourself, you lose points. Once you get shot, your ‘shield’ goes up for three seconds, which makes you unable of shooting someone or get shot yourself. Every game lasts 20 minutes.

The first game we played was ‘Free for All’. Everyone played against everyone. The one player to finish with the highest amount of points won.

We entered the enormous arena and after a few moments the game started. The people playing were only our INTERNeX people and another family. Not so many people in the arena, which made it hard to find people quickly. It was not allowed to run, but it sure was more fun, and more exhausting!! Everyone was shooting each other. We were hiding behind objects and walls, walking through small hallways and running upstairs to the other two levels. The whole arena was super dark, but lit up with UV lighted objects. The music was pumping. Adrenaline rush for sure, and everyone was super keen to win! Our winner this round was Chris and Laura followed closely after.

For our second game we were split up into two teams: the Red Team and the Green Team. Easy: shoot people on the other team. Also, during this round we were given strengths: invincibility, bonus points and rapid fire. These strengths could be given to you at any moment. After 20 minutes, the Red Team won! It was a close call though.

After the second game, some die hards who were not exhausted enough and who fancied another game, played another round! Thereafter we got on the bus. We still had a long way back home and some of us grabbed a beer in a nice pub in Gastown.

Thanks for all of you who showed up and hopefully we will all see you for our trip to Victoria on Sunday!

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PuB NiGHT Announcement

Ever wondered how it would be like to change places with one of those video game characters in first-person shooters?
Well then, join us for Laser Tag tomorrow! Instead of going to a bar we’ll be playing Laser Tag at Planet Lazer in Richmond. Their arena has 3 levels with a total of 16,000 square feet making it the largest Laser Tag arena in all of North America. It has even won several awards for best designed and best interactive arena.

We’ll be meeting at 6.30pm this Wednesday, August 19th in front of Waterfront Station.
From there we’ll take the SkyTrain down to Richmond Bridgeport Station and take Bus 401 or 403 (depending which one we’ll get) to Planet Lazer.

The arena has weekly specials and Wednesday is the pay-one-get-one-free day. That means we can play 2 games for 9$. Every game is 20 minutes long but be warned it can get quite exhausting. Still we’ll try to get in 4 games, so make sure to wear comfortable clothing. Closed shoes and a T-Shirt would be best (no tank tops!) and bring something to drink as well. We don’t want anyone to become dehydrated.

It will be lots of fun and we hope to see many of you there!

 

Cheers

Your PR Team
Natasja & Amiel