FlyOver Canada – Experience IT Review

On Saturday we decided to avoid the rain at FlyOver Canada. Although we were a bit sceptical at first, it was definitely worth it! Thanks to everyone who came with us!

IMG_2091After waiting in line for about 20 minutes we first entered the room where they were showing UpLift! which is an audio-visual pre-show where they show the different Canadian lifestyles. It was put together really well and a nice preview to the actual experience. After the pre-show we went into the “boarding zone” where we were entertained by how bad people are at listening.

Then it was finally time for the actual experience of “flying” over Canada. It was surprising to me how real it felt. They even have special effects like wind and mist and I would swear that I smelled those horses. I don’t want to spoil it for people who are still thinking about going there, but I was pretty amazed by the experience and would definitely recommend going.

After FlyOver Canada we weren’t quite ready to go home yet, so we decided to go to Mahony & Sons for drinks and we ended up staying for quite a bit. It was a nice opportunity to get to know you.

I hope to see you at PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

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

Review: PuB NiGHT at Lions Pub

Yesterday’s PuB NiGHT was at Lions Pub. It was great to see so many of you at the pub. Thank you all for joining us!

Lions pub is a British pub near Canada Place. When you first get in, the pub might surprise you, as it looks much smaller from the outside than it actually is. The pub has several screens to watch your favourite sports while enjoying British food and beverages such as parmesan potato fries, bangers and mash or Yorkshire pudding. In summer you can also sit outside and enjoy the sun!

17522867_10155163085437103_4618912296578746765_nWe had a cosy spot in the corner of the pub. As we were with so many people, it was not hard at all to find the INTERNeX gang in the pub. You just had to spot the big group in the pub and there you go, the INTERNeX group! People just kept showing up, so we started moving tables. As you might know, this almost cannot be avoided at INTERNeX’ PuB NiGHTs. Eventually we even ended having a U table, so that everybody could sit with us.

There were new and old faces among us, which mixed up really well. It was great seeing you get along and welcoming the new candidates like we always do. I got to exchange stories with you about your week at your internships and the plans for the weekend. As new candidates are joining us, other candidates are leaving too. So the Canadian flag showed up again and people were writing sweet messages to each other. It was great seeing you again.

See you at the Lighthouse park or at next PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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

Spring Lights Illumination – Experience IT Review

On Saturday night we went to the Queen Elizabeth Park for the Spring Lights Illumination and although that didn’t quite turn out the way we thought it would, we still had a great night with you guys!

IMG_1980Luckily this time there was no snow coming down on us, so we actually got to enjoy the view. We met up at the conservatory where we all got some pretty pictures while it was still light outside. Then we went to the statue where we took our group picture as it was slowly starting to get darker. As we walked back to the conservatory we found more people that belonged to our group and we decided to walk around the park in the dark. Since they decided to cancel the Spring Lights Illumination last minute we could hardly see anything, but we did get a good laugh out of it.

After walking around for a bit we decided it might be a better idea to go to downtown to get a drink. Some of us decided to go home, the rest ended up at The Cambie and had a few drinks together to celebrate the weekend!

I hope to see you all at PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

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

Review: PuB NiGHT at Central City Brewpub

Yesterday’s PuB NiGHT was at Central City Brewpub. It was amazing to see so many different faces. Thank you all for coming!

Central city brewpub is one of the two brewpubs of the Central City brewery in Canada. It is the only one in Vancouver. The pub has many different beers; local, imported and of course their own brand. Their local beers rotate during different seasons. By changing the beers, they give you the opportunity to try out as many beers as possible. Besides beers, they also make spirits such as gin and vodka and they have their own brand of cider.

17197663_1663697853645659_564391158_nThe pub arranged a nice and cosy spot for us in the back. It was a very big space, but most people just squeezed in together. We started off talking about a road trip that some of you are planning. It was really great to hear about your plans and to get inspired by them. After that we got the chance to get to know each other even better. The atmosphere in the pub was really relaxed and open. Even though there were some new faces among us, we made sure that they felt welcome with us like we always do in our INTERNeX family.

I had a great evening and I hope you all did too! See you tonight at the Canucks game or next week at PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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

Review: PuB NiGHT at Morrissey Pub

Yesterday’s PuB NiGHT was at Morrissey Pub. It was great to see all these new faces! Thank you for coming!

16684701_10202699907014580_714593829_nMorrissey Pub is a rock bar on Granville. Every day they have a different special and on Wednesday they also have Wings Wednesday like most of the places in Vancouver. On Fridays and Saturdays there is a local DJ playing rock, indie, new wave, Brit Pop and hip hop music. Not the typical pub, right?

A lot of the new candidates came to the PuB NiGHT. It was really great to have a chat with you and to hear about your placement. Besides that, Sebastian had his birthday and 16650834_10208739426185098_2025623304_obrought cake for us. The pub even arranged candles and plates for us! We sang Happy Birthday for him and then we all started to eat the great cheesecake. The atmosphere at the PuB NiGHT was great and suddenly people even started to sing. We sang as loud as we can and after that we started to talk about the INTERNeX song. Last year the INTERNeX family had claimed a song. We still have not decided on a song yet. If you have any suggestions, let us know! Afterwards we figured out there was a photobooth in the pub and tried to fit 5 people in there. Even though we managed to get everyone in there, only 2 people were visible on the pictures.

See you on Saturday at the 24 hours of winter!

– Iris

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

Review: PuB NiGHT at 131 Water

Yesterday was my first time at INTERNEX’s PuB NiGHT and it was truly amazing. This time we played some games and had some drinks in 131 Water. I was amazed by the big group that showed up. Thank you all for joining our PuB NiGHT and creating this great experience.20170125_213621

131 Water is a pub in Gastown where you can drink, eat and play lots of games. Besides that they also host parties. When you are at 131 Water, you can simply enjoy a beer or go for a good cocktail or a glass of wine. There is also a lot of good food available in the pub.

In the beginning of the evening we decided to try Jenga. However, we noticed really soon that this game is really hard to play with a big crowd. Stones were flying everywhere and therefore we decided to pick another game. The second game, Pictionary, was a bit easier to play with a group, but still not durable for a group bigger than six. Everybody who joined could show all their talents in drawing and in a small time, we became true artists. More and more people joined us and started to play games as well. Eventually we started to play 20170125_213548Cards Against Humanity, as this
was the easiest game to play with a pretty big
group. While we were playing Cards Against Humanity, another table started to play Jenga. That table had more luck with Jenga and did play it for a while. On the other side there were people playing a nice game Male Vs. Female.

It was really nice getting to know all of you during this PuB NiGHT. I hope you are as excited as I am about these PuB NiGHTS and that I will see you this Sunday during the Chinese New Year parade or next week again!

-Iris

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

The PR team is finally complete!

I am Iris van Knippenberg and I am the last new member of the PR department of INTERNeX. I will be joining the PR department until the end of August and help organising weekly events such as the PuB NiGHTS and trips to, for example, Granville Island, and monthly events as well.

english-bay-blogpostAs you will see me a lot during the events, a small introduction might be nice to start with. Just like the others, I am Dutch as well. I come from a small village in the Netherlands and therefore it has been quite an adventure to live in the great city Vancouver. I just turned 21 and you know what that means, right? Legally drinking in the USA. Currently, I am in the third year of my study International Leisure Management, which gave me the chance to travel around the world. I already went to Helsinki on my exchange for 5 months and now I am about to start a new adventure in Vancouver.

The one thing that I enjoy the most is travelling, exploring new places and meeting people with different cultural backgrounds. It is just so great to learn about all the different habits of other countries. My other interest therefore does make sense too, which is learning new languages, so I would love to learn some new words from you that I can take back to my home country. Besides travelling, I enjoy going to festivals and concerts. However, I can also enjoy a simple drink in a bar.

It would be very nice to finally meet all of you at PuB NiGHT tomorrow!

– Iris

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