How was your weekend?

Oh Canada! 🇨🇦🎶 Happy 151th Birthday and a huge thanks for the long weekend you gave us. It was great to have three days to relax, spend time with friends and enjoy the excitement about the True North. 👍🍁 So, what did I do?

I started my weekend off on Friday with our INTERNeX event. We watched the Baseball match Vancouver Canadians vs Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in the Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.  42466192184_aaaa776d29_nIt was the first Baseball match I ever watched and I have to say it took me some time to fully understand the specific rules. But after patient explanations by Billy and Samuel and observing the field, I was able to follow the game. In the end “our team” (the Vancouver Canadians) won. The three hours we spent at the stadium got us freezing and the majority was ready to head home and get some rest. The 50 minute-journey home turned into a nightmare ride of 1.5 hours, because the Skytrain seemed to be experiencing some operational/technical problems. But in the end I arrived safely and happily.

On Saturday I went shopping. It was time to get some supplies for Canada Day which was celebrated on Sunday. The afternoon I spent in Stanley Park and I tried my first Poutine! Absolutely delicious, but definitely not something I could eat on a daily basis. 😉 In the evening we celebrated Nadine’s birthday with a small group at the Bourbon which was a lot of fun. 🎉

And then it was already Sunday. It was the 151th anniversary of Canada and like each year there were celebration all over the country. Different options to celebrate this special day could be found all over Vancity. INTERNeX decided to join the biggest celebration, which was at Canada Place.
41373994940_708a55f554_nWe met at 4.30 pm and watched the life performance by Jojo Mason. I really enjoyed the songs and covers he performed. His attitude was just so positive! And as he sang the national anthem, everything somehow stopped. Nothing but his voice filled the air and you could hear the Vancouverites sing along with pride. It felt as if the world stood still. Just for a moment. I definitely got goosebumps.

After he finished his last song, we went to get some food from the food trucks. The group somehow split up and I settled down at the steps down at the Olympic cauldron with a small group of people and we were waiting for the fireworks. Unfortunately, it started raining and we had to move. It took us ages to find a coffee-house that was open and not totally packed. So, once we found one, we already had to leave again, to be on time for the fireworks. At 10.30pm the fireworks started and lasted for around 20 minutes. 41373970840_f54bca9152_nIt was really beautiful and shapes like smileys and hearts lit up the sky over Coal Harbour. After that, it was a real struggle getting home, because it felt like the entire population of Vancouver was at Canada Place and now tried to get home. The line for the Expo Line was several hundred metres long. But I succeeded and once I got on the train I got home quite quickly.

The Monday was a day to relax. I just stayed home, watched the soccer games and Netflix. Well, it was a busy weekend, so the free Monday was well-deserved. 😊

I hope you enjoyed the past three days and enjoy the short work week. See you all tomorrow for the PuB NiGHT at Dublin Calling Rooftop.

– Elisabeth

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do on the weekend

What to do on the weekend? That’s the question you ask yourself on Fridays, right before the weekend starts! This weekend is a special one, since most of you will be off on Monday due to British Columbia day. We lined up a few activities and events for you to give you inspiration for this weekend.

14652023768_55187ec8f0_oThis weekend is Pride weekend, so there is a lot to do on Davie Street (between Burrard & Jervis). There is already a party going on tonight from 6pm to 12am. There are multiple stages, food vendors and a silent disco! Sunday is the day of the big parade and the festival on Sunset beach. There are over 130 parade entries with a lot of amazing floats and fun colors. The parade will start on Robson, turn down Denman, and turns onto Beach Avenue. Internex is going to celebrate Pride on Sunday, and we will meet in front of the Blue Ruby Jewellery at 11.45 am.

On Saturday and Sunday, the 41st Annual Powell Street Festival will be held. This festival celebrates the Japanese Canadian art and culture. You can enjoy live music, Japanese food, sumo wrestling and different kinds of art and theatre. The best part of this festival is that it’s free! To check out the entire events, places you need to go to and timetables, visit their website.

Saturday will be the last day of Honda Celebration of Light. It is up to Canada this time and we are expecting an amazing firework show since it’s Canada’s 150th birthday. Since it is the last day of the big event, a lot is going on in English Bay. You can enjoy an aerobatic airshow filled with noise, smoke, skills and suspense at 7.45pm. After that you have to be a bit patient till the fireworks start at 10pm. To have a good spot on the beach, make sure you will be there a few hours prior to the show, since they are closing of the streets behind it.

For those who are off on Monday, take some time to relax after this busy weekend! For the ones that do need to go to work again, keep up the good work and get most out of your weekend! I hope to see you all at the parade on Sunday.

– Tess

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Sign up now! INTERNeX will go river rafting

Have you heard about our special INTERNeX trip with Big Wolf Tour, yet?
On the Long weekend coming up late June/beginning of August we have planned a two-day camping trip with Big Wolf Tour led by the amazing tour guide and founder of Big Wolf Tour, Lee Henderson. The trip is tailored specially for INTERNeX people and includes activities such as sand volleyball, sports, a party and a very awesome river rafting experience.
On this trip we’ll get up to 4 hours rafting in Class 3 & 4 rapids with professional rafting guides.
We’ll leave on Monday the 31st of July  to Chilliwack Rafting and will be back the 1st of August.
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The PR Team is excited, we hope you are too!

Remember, the last day for signing up for the trip is the 20th of July.

We look forward to seeing you, peace out.

PS. For more practical information go to our Facebook page and find the event, Big Wolf Tour.

What to do on the weekend

The weekend is almost there again and this time it’s a looooong weekend, so no work on Monday,guys!

Vancouver’s fourth Beerlesque Festival

The tickets are not that cheap, $49, but all entertainment and beer is included. If you’re 19 or older you’ll be able to join a celebration of burlesque and BC craft beer on Friday, 10th of October, from 6 pm to 11 pm at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
Some of Vancouver’s top burlesque artists will perform. While you’ll behold these great performances you’ll be able to sample some of BC’s best craft beer.
Click here for more information.

 

Fright Nights at Playland

From October 10 to November 1 Fright Nights possesses Playland offers 7 haunted houses, 13 rides, the Monsters of Schlock, fire performers and other terrifying shows and attractions.
If you already want to get a kind of Halloween mood, you are able to purchase tickets for this event from $25.
Get further information here.

 

Thanksgiving

Don’t forget to eat some turkey this weekend, becaaaause it’s Thanksgiving on Monday, October 13.
I’m curios about your Thanksgiving- stories after the weekend.

 

Enjoy the long weekend and the plenty of turkey.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do on the Weekend

This weekend is gonna be a long one 🙂 So we found some events, which you can do this weekend such as the farmers markets, Richmond’s night market, Main Street Vinyl Record Fair and an international summer night market. 

 
Farmers Markets

Farmer Markets are open on Saturday the 17th of May in Trout Lake, West End and Kerrisdale. At the Farmers Markets you can buy delicious veggies & fruits. Also there have entertainment going on there and it’s a great community feeling.

 

                                                                                                        

Richmond Night Market

Finally the Richmond Night Market opens for the Summer. While you are here in Vancouver you should go and visit this amazing night market in Richmond. At the Richmonds’s night market are 300 vendors, tons of food, and thousands of visitors. The night market is located at 8351 River Rd, Richmond. The night market is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

                                                                                                      
The Main Street Vinyl Record Fair

Held over 2 days during the May long weekend, the Main Street Vinyl Record Fair features over 40 vendors with all new collections, selections, and vinyl records for sale. Tons of great deals on vinyl records and piles of incredible finds from a number of personal collections up for sale.

                                                                                                    

International Summer Night Market

This weekend is also another market, which is called the international summer night market. This night market is a bit different to the others. This one’s free and is a bit more calm then the other one with the giant duck. It’s got tons of food, tons of cheap booths, and… it’s free! Current location is a 10-acre site located at 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way).

 

 

We hope you all will enjoy the long weekend and we will see you soon 🙂

 

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

What to do on the weekend?

This weekend it’s time to celebrate easter and we found such great events for the long easter weekend for you guys such as the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Fan Expo Vancouver 2014 and the Baker’s Market Vancouver.

 

Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival

 
This weekend is your last chance to go to Whistler’s great World Ski & Snowboard Festival, which is becoming world famous. A free, 10-day celebration of snow sports, music, arts and mountain life. The festival is at Whistler Blackcomb and has events for everyone if every age. The WSSF is from the 11-20th of April.

 

                                                                                                                      

Fan Expo Vancouver

 
Fan Expo is the Comic Con of Vancouver with celebrity guests, shopping, panels and workshops. At the Expo you can find the newest and hottest in Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming and Horror. The Fan Expo is located at the Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place). Please keep in mind that you have to buy a tickets before on the internet.

 

                                                                                                                      

Baker’s Market Vancouver

 
The Baker’s Market is located at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre at 7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Fraser) and it’s open on Sunday from 11am to 3pm. At the Baker’s Market you can find talented budding, professional or home bakers selling fresh artisanal breads, soft German pretzels, Belgian Liege waffles, yummy cookies, brownies, butter croissants and much more.

 

 

We wish you all a great easter weekend and we hope to see you all on the 25th of April for the Rockies After Party!

 

INTERNeX International Exchang
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

 

INTERNeX Canada: Holy Labor Day!

Long weekend, that´s what most of you are thinking right now. Yeahhhhhh !! We are celebrating today the Labor Day !!

Labor Day  is an annual holiday celebrated along the globe to celebrate the achievements of workers.

This excellent day has its origins in the  labor union movement. (Specially the “eight-hour day” movement, which defended  eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest)

For many countries, Labor Day is  linked with the International Workers´ Day (May 1st) .

For some other countries, Labour Day is celebrated on a different date  than May 1st;  often one with special significance for the labour movement in that country.

In Canada, this day is celebrated today: the first Monday of September and is considered the official end of the summer holiday for most of the country, as public school and university students return to school that week or the following week.

I hope you enjoy this day, and if you want you can comment and tell us what´s the best way to spend the Labor Day !!

P.S. Just remember guys, that today  our office will be closed. 😉

Best,

Mercedes

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