INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

During the 27th and 31st  of July and the 3rd of August will take place the appreciated Celebration of Lights in Vancouver.

This annual musical fireworks’ festival is one of the largest and most popular ones in Van. On July 27th we are going to English Bay to watch the beautiful festival and enjoy the good weather we are having these wonderful week.

This year just 3 countries are participating:

  • July 27th:  United Kingdom -Pyro 2000
  • July 31st: Canada – Calgary based fireworks spectaculars
  • August 3rd: Thailand – Thailand fireworks.

Join us in our Facebook event and come with us to this great and unforgettable festival.

If you also want to experience a real Caribbean  Day, you are lucky, because the  Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of British Columbia organizes the Caribbean Days Festival. This year the festival takes place during the 27th and 28th of July in North Vancouver.

You can enjoy 2 different parades:

  1. The Street Parade: Starting at 10.00 a.m. on July 27th in Lonsdale and 12th. It’ll head down direction Esplanade.Then turns West to arrive at Waterfront Park and terminates at Forbes & Esplanade.
  2. Children’s Carnival Parade: Free admission to this parade. Starts at 1.00 p.m. on July 28th in the Waterfront Park.

There is also not just parades on the Caribbean Day. During both days you can also join in a lot of food stands and also a clothing market. The prices varies from vendor to vendor.

And also there is a  special event on Saturday 27th, a Caribbean Dance under the starts It’s at 7:30 pm at the Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver and the price is $30. Move with Soca, Reggae & Calypso rhythms featuring Caribbean #1  entertainer: CRAZY (Edwin Ayoung) accompanied by Maffie & Crew with special guests Phase III Steel Band and 2 DJ’s!!

I hope you can join us on Saturday for watching the Celebration of Lights with us, and I wish you a great weekend !!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange


International Village

Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

Web: http://www.internexcanada.com


Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the Weekend

Enjoy a money-free weekend this week! Most of the events happening are absolutely FREE for you guys! Join us for the Festival of Lights fireworks in English Bay, see an open-air movie and experience international festivals in Vancouver and Toronto!

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VANCOUVER WEEKEND EVENTS

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – July 28th, @ 4.30pm
Don’t miss world’s largest offshore international fireworks competition! Three countries prepare a fireworks show and a soundtrack for their performances. Join INTERNeX and watch VIETNAM compete in the festival of lights this Saturday! Check out the facebook event!

When: Saturday, July 28th
Time: 4:30pm
Meeting point: The Starbucks by the bus stop on Davie St. (Davie/Denman Street, English Bay)
(fireworks will start at around 10/10:30pm, but we want to make sure we get a good spot sooo we’ll secure a spot at this time and have a mini picnic together first. Anyone who can only join later is more than welcome to just give one us a call and we’ll come pick you up from the Starbucks and take you to our spot)
What to bring: Blanket, snacks for the picnic, soft drinks (please remember that it is not allowed to bring alcohol to the beach) & warmer clothing just in case.

25th ANNUAL CARIBBEAN DAYS FESTIVAL
Experience tropical cuisine, Caribbean culture, music and more at the Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver. The free events include a Multicultural Parade and a Waterfront Party concert with live music. See here for more details: http://www.caribbeandays.ca

Time: Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29
Place: Waterfront Park & Lonsdale Quay Plaza, North Vancouver

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SALSA DANCES
Are you a good dancer or want to be one? Attend these free outdoor Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances in Robson Square, open to everyone, regardless of skill level. There is dancing throughout the afternoon, free lessons at 3pm and dance performances at 5pm! The next dance Sunday is the 29th of July! Check out the website: http://www.sundayafternoonsalsa.com

Time: Sundays, July 1 – August 26
Place: Robson Square, across from the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

FREE MOVIE at David Lam Park
Enjoy the summer outdoors and see an open-air movie! There is a free outdoor screening of The Princess Bride in Yaletown’s David Lam Park this Sunday, July 29th, at 5pm. Experience a mini-festival before the show as well. Don’t forget your own blanket!

Time: July 29, 5pm
Place: David Lam Park, Vancouver

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TORONTO WEEKEND EVENTS

PEDESTRIAN SUNDAY in Kensington Market
Kensington Market opens up the streets for pedestrians this Sunday! Enjoy sights, sounds and smells of this distinctive neighborhood with artists, musicians and international food. This Sunday the theme is Summer- Off The Grid! Check out the Kensingtonn Market website: http://www.pskensington.ca

Time: Sunday, July 29, 2012
Place: Kensongton Market, Toronto

TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEER
Celebrate Canada’s rich brewing history at the Festival of Beer in Toronto. It’s a four-day event where you can sip and sample more than 100 brands of beer! Additionally, a real southern BBQ and live entertainment are waiting for you: http://www.beerfestival.ca/torontos-beer-festival

Time: Fraiday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, 2012
Place: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto

CARIBANA SCOTIABANK CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL
This vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture in Toronto takes place for the 43rd year and is the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. It features events praising the music, cuisine and arts of the Caribbean region. The biggest highlights during the festival are the Caribana Grand Parade, Annual Gala and the new tent villages. While you need tickets for some events, others are absolutely free. See here for details: http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

Time: Friday, July 27, to August 12, 2012
Place: Various Locations in Toronto

BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

The annual Beaches International Jazz Festival entertains you with jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop, South American, Latin, rhythm and blues and more. It’s groovy music for free! The event takes place at several locations around the Queen East/Beaches area. See the official website for location details and line-up: http://www.beachesjazz.com

Time: Friday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, 2012
Place: Various Locations in The Beaches, Toronto

Have a great weekend,

Xenia

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: ZipTrip Review

Yesterday the INTERNeX PR team took to the streets of Vancouver with the help of our awesome friends at Zipcar!  The weather was amazing and it was a perfect day to tour around the city and see what the Zipcar service has to offer.  We saw so many places and did so many things in a much shorter amount of time than we ever could have if we were taking public transit.  We tested out what it would be like making an IKEA trip, driving to the cheaper supermarket that is not normally accessible through public transit and of course had a great time driving around, blasting some tunes and making our own mini road trip!

 

If you guys are interested in doing your own trip or just want a car to grab some groceries or pick up some furniture, I highly recommend you consider doing it in a Zipcar.  The process was so much easier than going through the lengthy process of renting a car.  We didn’t have to book it far in advance or worry about fuel costs and paying for insurance.  With Zipcar, all of that stuff was taken care of and all we had to do was arrive at the car with our Zipcar card in hand.  

The system was so easy; all we had to do was place our Zipcar card on the top left corner of the windshield, which then unlocked our car.  The car keys were tethered to the dashboard so you never have to worry about using them.  Our car was a brand new Mazda 3 hatchback named Manseuto and it was perfect! We couldn’t believe how fuel-efficient it was for all of the driving we got done in our trip.  Speaking of gassing up, the process for re-fuelling couldn’t have been any easier.  All we had to do was find the closest gas station, go inside and show them our universal gas card that was ready for us in car.  Once the gas was paid for, we filled up to a quarter tank and we were good to go!

Here are a few photos of all the things we were able to do and see on our INTERNeX Ziptrip.  If you want to follow our trip, you can check out our Twitter page where we tweeted, checked in and posted pictures all along the way.  You can also view the rest of the pictures on our Flickr Page.

 
If you want more information about Zipcar and the process of taking a car out for the day or a even a weekend road trip you can check out our INTERNeX blog post about Zipcar, and of course, check out the Zipcar Website  for all of the details.

We had so much fun on our Ziptrip and we know that you guys would have just as much cruising around in a Zipcar 🙂

Cheers,

Your PR Team

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: Picture of the week

The picture of this week is taken from Lonsdale Quay! Last weekend the weather was very beautiful, so me and me friend decided to go to North-Vancouver. On our way back to the Seabus we saw this amazing view! You can see the Harbour Centre, Canada Place, and the rest of the beautiful skyline of Vancouver.

Send us your best pictures! Because maybe we post your picture as ‘picture of the week’ and then you will win awesome prizes!!

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Jasmin’s Pictures

Today I would like to share Jasmin’s story and her beautiful pictures with you guys. Jasmin participated in the picture your life, INTERNeX Canucks Contest. By writing this story she won a prize!

My new home….


… is having the possibility to celebrate a Swiss Holiday (December 6th) baking “Grittibanze” (bread-men) and enjoy this particular evening with my host family and new friends.

My new school….


…. and my view out of the window is quiet interesting. But because I really like to go to school it is sometimes a little bit distracting :).

My Favorite place in Vancouver….


…. is relaxing in front of the Public Market at Londsdale quay. Sitting with a Bean Around the World coffee and enjoying the beautiful skyline is one of the greatest things you can do on a sunny day.

My Favorite Leisure Activity….


…. One of my favourite leisure activities is sitting in a Bean Around the World or JJ Bean, drinking a very good coffee and do people-watch. This only counts if it is raining. If it is nice weather I love to be in the nature. These forest are huge and the trees seem endless!!

I would like to thank Jasmin for participating in the contest, and for sharing her pictures and story with is! I hope Jasmin will enjoy the rest of her stay in the beautiful city of Vancouver.

Cheers Lydia,

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com