How was your weekend?

Can I share a little secret with you? My weekend was most likely longer than yours. It existed of almost 3 instead of 2 days. Why and what did I do during those days? Well, here’s the story of my weekend:

On Friday, I stopped working at 12pm. Kerstin, Angy and I took the opportunity to see something special in the afternoon. We went to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival. Located in the Fraser Valley, visitors get the chance to see a big field of tulips. Like, a really big field of tulips. We were lucky, because the flowers were in high bloom (and still are). Everywhere I looked, it was colourful. Words can’t describe the beauty of it. Fun fact: tulips are my favourite flowers, so being there was more than just super duper exciting for me.

In the evening, we went for dinner at 131 Water. After finishing a delicious meal, it was time to play some games. UNO and Rummikub were fun to play and everyone won at least once or twice.

Saturday, 1pm. It was time for our INTERNeX event: Dutchie for a Day. We started with delicious and typical Dutch food at De Dutch Robson. Some enjoyed pannenkoeken (pancakes), others tosti’s or uitsmijters. Then, it was time to be active. Like real Dutch people, we went biking. And where can you do this better than around the Sea Wall at Stanley Park? It was a bit rainy, but that made the event even more authentic. And of course, we tested the knowledge of our candidates about the Netherlands. At the end, team Batman won with 12 correct answers out of 20. Congratulations guys!

In the evening, we met up with some of you to go out. First, we all went to Bourbon in Gastown for some drinks, to play giant Jenga and to dance. Afterwards, we went to the Republic Night Club at Granville Street. But not by foot. Not by bus. Not by sky train. No, we decided to use a Limo! What a fun and cheap way to get from A to B.

At 3am on Sunday, we all went home. This time with a taxi. And Sunday was actually a day of recovery from the night before. My bed was my best friend until 2pm. But I didn’t want to waste a day inside, so I took a shower and went with Kerstin to Metropolis to do some shopping. And I was successful: 2 new T-shirts and cozy short pants to sleep in.

I hope you all had a great weekend, too (even though you ‘only’ had 2 days) and I’m looking forward to see you all at our PuB NiGHT at the Beaver on Wednesday!

– Nadine

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

What to do on the weekend

The weekend is finally here again and it’s time get out of the office to enjoy all of the cool events, activities and much more that Vancouver has to offer. Have a look at these suggestions.

Free movies at Cineplex benefiting Free The Children

On Saturday, October 18, all Cineplex theatres will open their doors at 8:30 am for free movie screenings. The first movie will start at 9 am. You’ll get all food and drinks like popcorn, fountain drinks and a selection of candy for only $2.

Times and Movies:

  • 9:00 a.m. Escape from Planet Earth
  • 9:15 a.m. Ender’s Game
  • 9:30 a.m. Walking with Dinosaurs (3D)
  • 9:45 a.m. Paranorman (3D)
  • 10:00 a.m. Divergent
  • 10:15 a.m. Free Birds


Participating theatres in Metro Vancouver:

  • Cineplex Odeon International Village (88 West Pender Street, Vancouver)
  • Colossus Langley (20090 91A Avenue, Langley)
  • Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
  • SilverCity Coquitlam (170 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam)
  • SilverCity Metropolis (4700 Kingsway, Burnaby)
  • SilverCity Mission (32555 London Avenue, Mission)
  • SilverCity Riverport (14211 Entertainment Way, Richmond)


I really recommend the movie “Divergent” , it’s something similar to the Hunger Games, but in my opinion even better.

Halloween Shopping

After a great free movie in the morning you should join us for some Halloween shopping in the afternoon. We’ll meet up at 3 pm at BooLaLa in North-Van.
Only two weeks left till the big Halloween Party is going to start. So let’s get some fancy and crazy Halloween costumes.
Join the event here.

So let’s stay on track.
On Sunday, October 19, Vancouver will host a downtown Halloween Parade for the first time ever.
You’re able to see supernatural, heroes and villains from films, comics, games and sci-fi. The parade will run from noon to 3 pm and starts at Granville and Davie.

Or what do you think about visiting one of the Haunted House?
For example the Gravecouver Haunted House at Metropolis:

  • Where:Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • When:October 3 to November 1, opens at 7 p.m.
  • Cost:$13, VIP $20

You can experience featuring 13 individual scary rooms with rides, zombies and more.

Enjoy your weekend guys!!

 INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Nobody is bored this weekend because in Canada is always something to do. Metropolis at Metrotown, Vancouver TheatreSports League and the 54th Toronto International Boat Show are just a few examples I am going to give you now.

Vancouver – Vancouver TheatreSports League

Vancouver TheatreSports League is a comedy improvisation theatre which is a lot of fun. On the Friday and Saturday there is Scared Scriptless which is sixty-minutes of cutting edge improvisation show. These talented improvisers take use suggestions from the audience and challenge themselves as well as the “rules” of the game.

This is the place where everything can happen which makes for a lot of fun.

Where: 1502 Duranleau St., Vancouver BC,

Date: Friday & Saturday

Time: 11:15pm

Price: $ 14 general admittance

Click here for more information

Vancouver – Metropolis at Metrotown

Metropolis at Metrotown is the biggest mall in British Columbia with over 450 shops and only 18 min away by skytrain from downtown Vancouver. You can find what you need here and have a great time doing it.

An example of these hundreds of shops are clothing boutiques for men and women, specialty foods, home furnishings, jewellery, and electronics are located on three levels of shopping pleasure. Metropolis is open Monday until Saturday from 10 am till 9 pm and Sunday from 11 am till 7 pm.

Some sales at the moment are:


Entire Store is 50% OFF! New stock from your favorite brands including G-Star, Diesel, William Rast, Fidelity True Religion, Superdry and more are all on sale.


Buy any 2 accessories and get the 3rd free* *of equal or lesser value on the lowest priced item.

Where: 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

Time: Mon – Sat 10 am – 9 pm and Sun 11 am – 7 pm

Price: Its free

Click here
for more information.

Vancouver – Movieland Arcade

Where: 906 Granville St, Vancouver

Price: It’s free entrance

Time: Mon-Sun 10 am – 1 am

Torronto – 54th Toronto International Boat Show

Where: 100 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Date: 17- 22 January

Time: Saturday 10 am – 7pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm and Weekdays 11 am – 8 pm

Price: $ 15

Click here for more information.

I wish you all a very nice weekend!

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-

Flying Canucks

It’s a bird, It’s a plane…nope! It’s a skier!!This crazy action packed show is featuring gravity-defying skiers and snowboarders at Metropolis at Metrown. These Canadian athletes will perform spectacular line trampoline acrobatics and will take the time to do meet-and-greet (including autograph signings too). Admission is FREE and you will have the opportunity to catch at least one performance since they are occurring four times a day at 12:00, 1:30, 3:00 and 4:30pm according to Metropolis at Metrotown Hours: Mon-Tue,Sat 9:30am-6pm; Wed-Fri 9:30am-9pm; Sun 11am-6pm. For a closer look at the tricks that will be performed and the participating athletes visit their website