What to do on the weekend?

The first week of the year is already over. I can imagine you are still tired after working the first days of the year. But no worries, the weekend is here. If you still have no plans, keep reading and maybe I can help you out.

There are still a lot of Christmas activities going on. Go for example to Bright nights at Stanley Park, Canyon lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge, Festival of lights at VanDusen Garden or go the last weekend of Peak of Christmas on top of the Grouse Mountain.20171209_204526-2

On Saturday is the Nat Bailey Winter Famers Market at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium. Go to one of the many food trucks, music entertainers and all the other things you expect on a market: Fruits, Meats, baked goods, crafts etc. Prefer something drier? We are going to RIO Theater for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Expect trivia, games, fun and the most important thing: the Lord of the Ring movies.

On Sunday everybody is of course going to the church. Even when you’re not a really church person, you can check out St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church. This Sunday they have Jazz festival called Jazz Vespers. You can just walk in, admission is by donation.

Have a great weekend and I hope I will see everybody (in PJ’s or not) at the RIO Theater tomorrow!

– Bart

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24 Hours of Winter – Experience IT Review

Saturday we went up at Grouse Mountain to experience a winter wonderland, where they celebrated their annual 24 hours of winter. In this weekend Grouse Mountain opened the slopes for 24 hours straight, so if you were up for it, you could go downhill the entire night. Besides skiing and snowboarding for as long as you wanted to, Grouse Mountain also organized other great activities and events. So if you were not a great skier, you could also rent snowshoes and hike on some beautiful trails they offer. Or if you are not a big fan of the snow, you were also able to hit the ice skating rink and show your moves on the ice while a DJ took care of playing some great hits. Besides these fun activities, you were also able to go snow sledding, doing a light walk, go ziplining, do a yoga session, and watch a junior hockey game and many other things!

lighttourMany choices, so decisions had to be made. Because I wanted to check out the slopes on Grouse, I went up a bit earlier to do some snowboarding. But later in the evening it became hard to see anything because of the heavy snowing and I decided to quit. So I parked my snowboard and met the rest of the group on the top of the mountain. After renting some snowshoes with one of us looking like a real pro, we started our journey on the light walk. We were totally amazed by all the lights, music and beautiful trails, we looked like real tourists making pictures of every single thing we saw. Unfortunately the trail came to an end after half an hour.

It was time for some food and drinks, while we were still amazed by all the beautiful things we saw earlier. And because it was still quite early in the evening, we decided to move ourselves to the bonfire besides the ice skating rink. Two of us got so inspired by all the people on the ice; they quickly rented some skates and gave it a try.

After some heating up at the bonfire again, the evening came to an end and we took the gondola downhill, where we got a beautiful view over the city. And that was the perfect way to end the evening with.

I am looking forward to see all of you again tomorrow at PuB NiGHT!

– Tess

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INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

For those of us who went to Cypress last Saturday, we had a fantastic time skiing down the snowy slopes!  It was quite foggy in the morning and early afternoon so I couldn’t see where I was going (which really made it difficult)  but the first run I went on was green so it wasn’t that bad. And when I was first going up, I was dreading the fall after the lift chair but I actually didn’t (which really surprised me). As I was going down, I kept slowing down some of the people so I felt really bad but it was still so much fun. After couple of hours, everyone met up at the Cypress Creek Lodge cafeteria for lunch and we took a really nice break. As we were eating and chatting, everyone agreed to go up to the Peak together. I was so scared because I actually haven’t been up there wasn’t sure if I’d make it down alive! But they convinced me by telling me that there would be a really nice view to take photos.  When we got up to the Peak, it was still foggy so unfortunately I couldn’t see the amazing view they were talking about… but I did get awesome photos and the snow there was much better than the lower parts of the mountain! I also loved how we would wait for each other during certain points so that no one would get left behind or getting lost.

Speaking of getting lost, Ilse and I somehow managed to do just this. We went down a different path and ended up almost going off a seriously steep hill (even some of the pro skiers who were standing beside us were contemplating on whether or not they should go down this way). After much consideration, Ilse and I both decided it was best to hike back up and go down the other way (which we should have taken). Even though it was such a pain to hike back up in our ski/board gear, Ilse and I were laughing so much. We really found this whole situation hilarious and after much struggle, we made it back down without a problem. The others were waiting at the bottom all worried, oops!

We all decided to take another big break after that incident, and Ilse and I stayed behind at the lodge while the others went back for another round for night skiing. It was great bonding time, I thought. Then we all gathered around at the front of the lodge to watch the fireworks (it was short but sweet)! And to end this awesome day, we went to the look out to see the beautiful glowing city lights 🙂 it was perfect!

What did you do this past weekend?

Cheers,

Flora

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INTERNeX Canada: Christmas market review

Yesterday we went to the lovely Vancouver Christmas Market!

It was not that big but still, it was charming! There were lots of small shops where you can buy traditional food, drinks, handmade Christmas decoration, and even a carrousel to ride like small kids!

It was kind of cold but the combination of the night, with the lights, the mix of different smells of chocolate, sweet pop corn, apple cider… It was super nice! Definitely Christmas is here! And more inside the market!

We miss our Germans friends, we needed a special guide to tell us what to try or not!

When our feet started to be freezing we decided to go somewhere else so we went to the Library Square Public House and have a drink there!

We discovered that we have a ski professional team between our INTERNeX crew!  We spoke about going to Cyprus Mountain or somewhere to ski a little bit together! The PR team will work to make your dreams true 😉

The non-ski experts, basically Sonnick and I, we will do tubing or try to sunbath somewhere in Canada (in winter) haha

Anyways, it was nice to hang out a little bit with you guys!

And we are already looking forward to release some adrenaline this Sunday playing Paintball, and next week doing some sightseeing and shopping in Seattle!

Join us! It will be tons of fun!

Cheers,

Irene

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Picture of the Week

The picture(s) of this week are taken in the beautiful Gastown! You can see the difference between day and night! During the day there are walking many tourists who are looking for nice souvenirs, but later in the evening  Gastown is the place to be for all party people since many cool clubs located in Gastown.

On the night picture you can see the big Christmas tree on the top of the building of the Harbour Centre, the beautiful lights in the trees, and the nice lampposts. Walking in Gastown during the evening gives you the real Christmas feeling!

Do you have a great, special, funny, interesting, or beautiful picture? Send it to us! Because you can win a cool prizes! And we might post your picture as ‘picture of the week’!

Cheers, Lydia

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ps: I look forward to see you all at the PubNight

How was your weekend?

Hi everyone,

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! My weekend was great! On Saturday I went to Whistler! It was a perfect day, no clouds, lots of sun, good snow, not too busy! Me and my friend really enjoyed this day! I knew that Whistler is the best ski resort of North-America, and now I totally understand why!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday evening I went to the Staffhouse party, there were many people, and we had lots of fun.

On Sunday I went with a friend to Stanley Park,  the bright night! It was very beautiful! As you can see on the picture below! I really got the Christmas feeling when I walked in the park!

I already look forward to the next weekend!

How was your weekend? Let us know, by leaving a comment below!

Cheers, Lydia

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Illuminate Yaletown!

What a weekend!

Superbowl AND the New Year’s Parade in Chinatown on one day! And there is no time to rest!

PuB Night at The Calling on Wednesday and the celebration of the first anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games which took place in 2010 are coming up this weekend! But this is not what this blog should be about…

With this blog, I would like to get you into the mood to celebrate the anniversary in an appropriate way.

There are a lot of amazing free art shows happening in February, one of them the free winter party called Illuminate Yaletown, featuring contemporary light art installations. Local restaurants and businesses all along Hamilton and Mainland Street present unique art installations, creating a combination of light, sculptures and animations to creatively dealing with themes ranging from Yaletown’s industrial history to environmental issues

As Illuminate Yaletown takes place on February 11-12, (6p.m. – 10.30 p.m.) you can perfectly combine it with a downtown visit to all the events taking place around the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games Anniversary on February 12. Not to forget that Hamilton and Mainland Street is the centre of Yaletown’s nightlife area, what downright invites you to take a rest and have a drink in this beautiful district!

Check out the map of the location!

Hope to see you all at this week’s PuB Night! 🙂

Cheerio!

Ziska