What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday and the sun is shining… Sounds like a great start of the weekend to me! It is supposed to stay sunny throughout the weekend, so here are some tips on what to do.

18876089399_3d63a1829d_nAre you into good food? And you like good music too? Then today is your lucky day! Today, the Richmond Night Market finally opens its doors to the public. On the market, you can find more than 100 food stands and over 200 retail stands. Moreover, there is a 50-foot entertainment stage that provides visitors with live performances throughout the evening. The word ‘boring’ will definitely not be in your vocabulary if you decide to visit this diverse market. The best part: entrance fee is only $3.75!

10141278356_812cfcd956_nOn Saturday, Granville Island is the place to be. There will be an Art Smash Street Party in which the wall paintings at the island’s new public space, The Chain & Forge, will be revealed. Not only will wall paintings be revealed, the party includes live painting as well. If art does not necessarily interest you, feel free to have some food at a variation of food trucks. According to the weather forecast it will be warm on Saturday, so having a cold beer is definitely a solid option too. Entrance to the party is free and it will last from 1 to 9pm!

On Sunday, it’s Mother’s Day! Whether you are here with your mom, or live with a host mom, it’s time to show your appreciation for her today. Take your (host) mom to the Glades Garden, where you can enjoy coffee, tea and chocolate while being surrounded by blooming flowers and music. The garden is opened from 10am until 4pm and tickets are $7 (cash only). Want something a little more exciting? Have a high tea with you mom on the train! Yes, you read that correctly. The Port Moody Station Museum offers a ride on their passenger train car, called ‘the Venosta,’ where families can enjoy a variety of teas, fruit and pastries. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Enjoy your weekend everyone! I look forward to seeing you at our laser tag event on Sunday!

– Angy

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

PR-team Adventures

In the INTERNeX office we like to do pranks when one of us goes away for a while or just on a random day for fun. As you all know it was Mothers Day a week ago and it was time for another prank. This was not really a prank, more a funny present, but it was still amazing!

I was the first to start at INTERNeX from the current PR-team. As I had 2 more months experience than the others when they started I became the team leader. I already knew a lot about how the PR-department works at INTERNeX and I could explain every aspect to the new girls. Because I was the team leader, our supervisor, Simon, started to call me ‘boss’. I didn’t like to be called the boss as that sounded like I was the one deciding everything, so then the nickname ‘mommy’ was born.

IMG_0944.JPGThe Monday after Mothers Day I came into the office and they bought me a balloon and a card for Mothers day. It was Monday morning so I was really tired from the weekend and I didn’t realize it was for me. After I saw Simon filming me and Iris giving me the card I was so happy! I loved it that they even gave me presents for Mothers Day and I was really happy with the balloon and the card. I was even more surprised when I heard that they already thought of it in February and that they all kept it a secret for that long. Some already did forget about the idea, but it was still impressive as I am normally the one behind the pranks / ideas.

Working in the INTERNeX office is always different and so much fun. The pranks, random presents and the whole team just make it amazing.

See you guys tonight at PuB NiGHT!

– Janel

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?

It’s already the second weekend of may, time is flying by. Let’s see what Vancouver has to offer this time.

Friday

Summer night market
The sun is staying longer out and the weather is getting warmer, so the annual summer night market is coming back to Richmond. It is a free and calm market with masses of food and cheap booths. The market is located at 12631 Vulcan Way, behind the home depot on Sweden way. For more information click here.

                                                                                                

Cheesecake ETC with INTERNeX
Of course, like every weekend we, INTERNeX, have something fun for you planned. This time we will come together to taste the delicious cheesecake at cheesecake ETC. Cheesecake ETC is located just at the end of the Granville bridge on the side of Granville Island (2141 Granville Street) For more information click here to join our Facebook event.

                                                                                                      

Saturday

BC spot prawn festival
If you like fresh prawns, that you should definitely not miss out on this great festival. The Chef’s Table Society of BC celebrates the start of the prawn season with their annual festival. The festival is held at the False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf. Expect to see tons of spot prawns, live music and nice people. Find more information here.

                                                                                                            

Eastside Flea Summer Market
Of course we also have this weekend a market for you, because what would be a weekend with a flea market in Vancouver? From 10am till 4pm the Wise Hall opens their doors to 40 vendors selling retro every things. The Wise Hall can be found on 1882 Adanac street. Click here for more information.

                                                                                                         

Sunday

Mother’s day
First and foremost, do not forget Mother’s day on Sunday! For most of it is impossible to give here a hug or take her out for lunch, so make sure, what ever you do, she feels appreciated on this day!

                                                                                                                      

Vancouver Farmers Market
Sunday is the best day to get out and go for a nice walk to Kitsilano and visit the farmers market. The market is held at the parking lot of Kitsilano’s community centre. Get some nice fruit and have a nice stroll along the waterfront of Kits. More information can be found here.

                                                                                                              

We wish you all a nice weekend and hope to see you on friday! 

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

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday “Happy Mother’s Day”

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood all around the globe. Though is celebrated on different dates depending on the country, it’s for sure and special date for all of us!

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In Canada, is one of the most popular festivals after Christmas and Valentine’s Day and is celebrated in the second Sunday of May (like most of the several countries around the world which celebrate this festivity). So this year, it’ll be celebrated the 12th of May!

In Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Lithuania, Hungary and Rumania for example, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May, instead of the second one.

Although we don’t celebrate it exactly the same day (in many other countries is celebrated in an entirely different time of the year), the spirit is the same: we pay tribute to our mothers and thank them for their amazing constant support, unconditional love and their devotion.

Normally, cards and flowers are the most common gifts, but I think we should be creative and show our “personal” character on them.

For example, what about a small trip? Or a therapeutic massage? Sounds great eh? Of course it does, and I know our mothers will appreciate that!

Sometimes, I know mothers just want them us to be happy and just  a few words are more than enough. The most important issue is to demonstrate our love and support, like they do every time with us!

For all the world’s mothers: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY !!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com