What to Do on the Weekend?

How nice to have a long weekend ahead of us thanks to Family Day! 🙂

So you might be wondering how to spend your weekend and if there is something special going on. Of course there is…!

The Fan Expo from February 15 to 17, clearly is a good choice on the weekend for all pop-culture lovers. As one of British Columbia’s biggest events in that field, the Vancouver Convention Centre will be flooded with comic book fans, cosplay fanatics, video game enthusiasts or simply movie fans. Don’t miss the chance to get an autograph and/or photos with celebrities like Brendan Fraser and Christina Ricci, as well as don’t miss to check out the live entertainment and activities offered. Tickets are available online.

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For all the culture lovers out there, there is also Black History Month Family Day going on at the Mackin House in Coquitlam. They celebrate African culture in Canada with a Family Day weekend event. Enjoy food, live performances, an interactive drum circle, crafts, and a presentation by the African Descent Society of BC on February 15 starting at 12 pm. As admission fee, an individual donation should be given.

And for the Oscars were just taking place in Los Angeles last Sunday, this weekend offers the best chance to catch up on all the remarkable and worthy movies that were awarded like e.g. the Korean first time winner of the “Best Film” category “Parasite” – a historic moment of itself. Manifold cinemas in and surrounding Vancouver offer screenings of this movie, e.g the Cineplex located in the International Village Mall.

49229650618_a64b92c9fd_oAlso, being concerned with Family Day, keep in mind that not every store might be opened on Monday. While smaller businesses will likely be closed or running shortened hours, the bigger malls and stores like the Canadian superstore will remain open and give you the opportunity to still get some groceries in case your fridge looks sad after the weekend.

This being sad, it’s going to be a great long weekend – predictions look well, we should be able to catch some sunlight, too!! Have a magnificent time and hope to see you all for our next Pub Night at Malone’s, as always, on Wednesday at 7 PM!!

Cheers,

– Felicitas

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to Do on the Weekend?

Another workweek has passed and the weekend is close at hand. So what is there to do on the upcoming weekend?

One of the greatest events this fall starts on Thursday, September 26. It’s the International Vancouver Film Festival (VIFF). The VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events. Over 320 films are on display in a variety of movie theatres throughout downtown and approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe are hosted. We will watch a Canadian Premiere on Sunday, September 29. “Burning Cane” depicts the stories of two Southern African-American men and their struggles in daily life as a pastor and unemployed father. The movie, which was written, photographed, and directed by someone still in high school (Philip Youmans), is surely worth a visit. We will meet on 2:30 pm on Sunday in the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, in the shopping mall where also our office is located in.
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Apart from the world of movies, we also have other ideas for you for the weekend: 

Another great festival taking place is the International Vancouver Flamenco Festival with pop-up but also theatre performances on Saturday and Sunday. Also on Sunday, September 28th, the Shipyards Festival is held in the Lower Lonsdale District on the North Shore. The one-day event includes free admission, multiple stages, beer gardens and lots of different food to be discovered. Not to forget, the location also offers stunning views of the Vancouver skyline. Most conveniently, you can go there by sea bus which itself is always a fun thing to do.

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For those 19+, the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival might also be an interesting event to attend. The festival takes place at the Hard Rock Casino featuring over 50 BC craft breweries, tasty appetizers and lots of interesting people to mingle with. In addition, it is Octoberfest time now all across the world. This weekend, on Saturday, one takes place at the Hastings Racecourse from 1 to 6 pm. You’ll find traditional fare, exciting horse races, live music, and of course, plenty of food and beer there.

Have a great weekend and see you at the movies on Sunday!! 🙂

– Felicitas

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?

The first week of the year is already over. I can imagine you are still tired after working the first days of the year. But no worries, the weekend is here. If you still have no plans, keep reading and maybe I can help you out.

There are still a lot of Christmas activities going on. Go for example to Bright nights at Stanley Park, Canyon lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge, Festival of lights at VanDusen Garden or go the last weekend of Peak of Christmas on top of the Grouse Mountain.20171209_204526-2

On Saturday is the Nat Bailey Winter Famers Market at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium. Go to one of the many food trucks, music entertainers and all the other things you expect on a market: Fruits, Meats, baked goods, crafts etc. Prefer something drier? We are going to RIO Theater for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Expect trivia, games, fun and the most important thing: the Lord of the Ring movies.

On Sunday everybody is of course going to the church. Even when you’re not a really church person, you can check out St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church. This Sunday they have Jazz festival called Jazz Vespers. You can just walk in, admission is by donation.

Have a great weekend and I hope I will see everybody (in PJ’s or not) at the RIO Theater tomorrow!

– Bart

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Smart Saver Vancouver

It’s November. That means a lot of rainy days are waiting for us. Of course you don’t want to sit inside the whole day. Because most of the indoor activities cost money, I wrote a blog how you can save some money and still have a lot of fun.

The Art Gallery

Go on Tuesday nights from 5 pm to 9 pm to The Art Gallery. This night is a “by donation night” which means give some change you have in your pocket. Every week there is a new artist showing his work. If you are lucky, you will see some cool arts inside.

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Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory

If it’s a clear evening in the weekend, you can go to The Observatory. Watch the stars with a big telescope. Or look up when the next meteor shower is coming, so you will have front seat spots. The Observatory is open on Friday and Saturday from 8:30pm and also here you pay by donation.

Hiking

You can do a lot of beautiful hikes in and around Vancouver. Even if the sun is not shining, these hikes reward you with some nice views. Do for example the BCMC trial, Grouse grind, Capilano Canyon, Lighthouse Park, Stanley Park, Lynn Canyon (with the free suspension bridge) or the Quarry rock.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs during the weekend are packed. They ask for a cover to get in. During the week the club is emptier. To attract more people during weekdays, these evenings are cover free. That means free entrance and if you are lucky also a free shot.

Watch a movie

If you want to see a movie, but after looking in your wallet deciding it’s too expansive, go on Tuesday! At Cineplex the movies on Tuesday are $7 dollars. Is Cineplex too boring for you? Spend $3 dollars or more and go watch your movie in the Morgue. A morgue is a building where dead bodies are kept before being cremated or buried. What’s scarier than watch a horror movie here? Every second Tuesday of the month you can watch a movie. Bring your own blankets and pillows for the best cozy experience. Or spend $8 dollars for watching a movie in the RIO theatre. They play a movie nearly every night, check it here.

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Granville Island

Go take the bus and get off at Granville Island. You can spend the whole day here walking around. Even when it’s raining, you can find a big indoor public market where you can taste some local products or go shopping in one of the many little shops.

Movie sets

As you maybe already know, Vancouver is the Hollywood from North America. A lot of movies are filmed here. Try to spot your favourite celeb by going to one of the sets. Decide which set you want to visit and if you are lucky, you can see your favourite celeb in action.

Whatever you decide to do, have a lot of fun! The last free thing you can do is coming to the PuB NiGHT tomorrow! Hope to see you there!

– Bart

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
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Experience IT review – Outdoor Movie Night

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This Tuesday we went to the outdoor movies at Stanley Park. There was a big inflatable screen in the middle of the park. When we came there, it was already really crowded. However, we saw the AMAZING sunset at English bay (yes Sarah, you missed the sunset again). When we were ready to search for a spot to sit, all the spots on the field were already taken. But luckily for us, we could find a spot where we could sit all together.

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The movie ‘The Guardians of the galaxy 2” began, so it was time for us to grab some food from the food trucks. We enjoyed the movie. Because we were more talking than actually watching the movie, we decided to go to the beach were we could talk, without interrupting the movie for other people.

We talked and laughed a lot, and of course took some pictures. When we decided to leave before the film was over,  we were already too late of course. So we did go with the flow to the busses to get home after a great night. Do you also want a great night? Come to the PuB NiGHT at Mahony & Sons tonight!

– Bart

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

Saturday, October 11th, will be a special evening. The International Film Festival is on, and of course that means movie time. We’ll be watching “The Two Faces of January”, which includes a pretty nice cast and an intelligent plot. The movie is displayed in Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street. If I can’t get the tickets for 8:30pm we’ll watch the movie at 6:30pm instead.

If you want to go with us watching this movie sign up here and we’ll reserve the tickets. But we’ll have to be fast, so that the tickets won’t be sold out. So, the deadline for signing up is Tuesday at 14:00pm. The price is 16$ which includes service fees. The money has to be payed in cash. You’ll get more information on the deadline for payment right after the sign-up deadline. Those who sign up first will be those who’ll be watching the movie.

You can watch the trailer and get more details on the movie here.

Looking forward to see you for a good movie.

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Smart Saver

It’s Suuunday again and so it’s time to smart saver.

You just want to get a snack and a coffee but don’t want to spend so much money? You don’t have to, if you will join Tim Hortons for a coffee and a snack. For a muffin and a pretzel Bagel ( yeees, right! They offers pretzel Bagel) you have to spend only $3. The coffee is much cheaper than at Starbucks and even better. You can get there all snack you can imagine. From bagels in different versions, sandwiches and wraps to cookies, muffins and a great variety of delicious donuts. Go, have a  yummi break at Tim Hortons and safe some money.

Since the rain starts its the best way to got to the cinema. Unfortunately it’s a little bit expensive, as you pay $11-13 for one movie in Vancouver. Buuut not on Tuesday. Tuesday is movie day in Vancouver, so you’re able to see one movie for only $7,20. I really recommend the Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, because there you have the opportunity to get popcorn with different flavors, such as chocolate caramel, cheese, marshmallow and much more.
The cinema is the best way to make these rainy days more interesting and for those, who aren’t English native speaker, it’s a easy way to improve your English skills by watching movies in English.
Get out and enjoy your stay even though it’s raining.

We wish you a great start in the next week.

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