What to do on the weekend?

Rain, light rain, showers. The weather forecast for this weekend does not seem that promising, but no reason to despair. Vancouver has many indoor activities to offer, so let’s take a look at your options to enjoy a fun weekend.

30123886_1745526118842077_8215104317812637696_o

Friday night. What about kicking off the weekend in one of the many pubs and clubs? My plan for tonight: Line dancing at the Yale Saloon. A professional dancer is showing the crowd how the real cowboys party. After the small teaching lesson, the night continues with DJ sounds and bull riding. Just enter before 9.30pm and you do not have to pay cover. Ladies, you even have free entrance until 11pm, since it is ladies night at the Yale Saloon on Fridays. If you are looking for something more relaxing, just take a walk in Gastown and get yourself a drink in one of the many cozy bars.

Saturday = International Pillow Fight Day. All over the world, people secretly get together and do a pillow fight. Rotterdam, Barcelona, Vienna, Melbourne, Seattle, Hong Kong and many more cities participate and so does Vancouver. And we, of course! We will meet at 2.30pm in front of the Vancouver City Centre Skytrain Station. Bring your own pillow and join the fun! Afterwards, we are planning on going bowling. It’s a bit different than the European bowling, so you should definitely try it out.

Sunday. After sleeping in and a great breakfast, it should be time for some relaxed indoor activities, for example a stroll in a museum. You can choose between the Museum of Anthropology, Maritime Museum, Police Museum, Museum of Vancouver, Art Gallery and many more options. There is something for everybody. The Science World (exactly5601230552_924f0e3fa3_n, the big shining globe near the stadium) is definitely worth a visit. Check out their current photography exhibitions “On the Spot: Instant Stories” or “GroundTruth – Anatomy of a Pipeline”. In the Science World, you can also experience a short movie shown on one of the largest screens in the world. Amazon Adventure, A Beautiful Planet and America’s Music Journey are currently on the programme.

Even if it does not feel like Spring yet: leave the house and explore the city, there is so much to do. I hope to see many of you and your pillows on Saturday!

– Kerstin

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

Museum of Vancouver – Experience IT review

Yesterday we went to the Museum of Vancouver. It was great to explore the museum together with you. Thank you for coming!

The Museum of Vancouver is a museum about the history of Vancouver, located in Kitsilano. It is normally $18 (or $15 for students) admission. However, on Thursdays it is paid by donation, so you can choose how much you pay. Everybody immediately got their spare change out of their wallets after they heard that people sometimes only pay $1. Apparently, we are all changing a bit into Canadians ourselves, because all of us kept apologizing for giving so many small coins.

18190896_10203009258828182_926856067_nThen our journey through time began. We started off at the neon age of Vancouver. There were several cool neon signs on display, which used to be hanging in the famous streets of Vancouver. I could really imagine it in Vancouver, as I can still see some neon while walking around in Vancouver. After that we visited the “city before the city”, which we interpreted as the city before Vancouver. Here a few people of us got to meet the “Vancouverite”. I have seen the word quite often, but I was never sure if it is just somebody who lives in Vancouver or somebody who really likes Vancouver. After a bit research, I finally got the answer. A Vancouverite is somebody who was born in Vancouver or who is a resident of Vancouver. So now we know and can move on again.

18191086_10209376449070272_372199607_nNow it was finally time to go to the Rock ‘n Roll scene of Vancouver. In this room they displayed a seating of a snackbar. It immediately gave me the feeling that we were in the serie Riverdale, which also has been filmed in Vancouver. I also tried out the jukebox, but unfortunately it didn’t work anymore, so we weren’t able to listen to the classic hits of this great time. We ended off with the hippies. After seeing all these protest signs, we felt like protesting, which we all ended up doing too.

I hope you all had a great time and see you on our 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

INTERNeX Canada: Clara says “Whats Up?”

Hi guys!

My name is Clara Garcia, and I’m the new PR Intern. I’m an Advertising and Public Relation student. I’m from Mérida, a very beautiful city in the Southwestern part of Spain, with a large amount of old Roman monuments and famous for its ham, red wine and other delicious things.

The last four years I’ve lived in Madrid, so I love big cities and I know people from all around the world. About my hobbies, I’m very interested in good films, music and visiting museums and art galleries. I’m very outgoing and cheerful; I don’t like being alone for long periods of time, so I want to make friends as soon as I can!

Now that I’ve arrived at Vancouver I can say it’s a wonderful city! I was a little scared at the beginning, but Canadians are incredible kind with foreigners and there are cool shops and interesting places everywhere, especially in Downtown. One very curious place is the Steam Clock (as you can see in the photo).

Now I’m concentrated on improving my English and having a lot of experiences so please, don’t hesitate to add me on Facebook or ask me anything you want.

Hope to see you soon!

Clara.

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

INTERNeX Canada: The Picture of the Week

This photo was taken at last Sunday’s INTERNeX event at the BC Hall of Fame Museum. Being part of the BC Place Stadium (home to the Vancouver Whitecaps and Lions), the entire museum has only recently been renovated and is really a fun pastime on a rainy afternoon. We saw all kinds of memorabilia from BC athletes in various disciplines, played games and looked at dedicated exhibitions on some of BC’s heroes, Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, who committed their lives to raising funds and awareness for cancer and spinal cord injuries. The last part of the museum was about the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver of course. I liked this section in particular as it really succeeded in giving us and idea about the incredible atmosphere and feeling of togetherness that must have been in the wind during the games. I only wish I had been there two years ago. Vancouver and Whistler certainly were great hosts to the world and I’m sure Canada lived up to its reputation of a welcoming and hospitable country.

This picture shows Tobias and Sonnich checking out the shoes which one of the athletes used to wear during the 2010 Olympics. You can tell the shoes were their only focus! 😉

If you have nothing all too exciting to do this Sunday afternoon just join us for a trip to Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Conservatory – it’s nice and warm in there! 🙂

Cheers

Marianne

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

INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming events

Hope you have a quiet weekend because we need you full of energy for all the events that we made for you guys!

TODAY!!!! Thanksgiving dinner with real Turkey at the Irish Heather! Just 25 dollars for a delicious dinner where we will eat Roasted turkey with cherry relish, mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams, stuffing, and brussel sprouts; and pumpkin pie with bourbon cream for dessert!

Remember:

Where? The Irish Heather, 210 Carrall Street Vancouver

When? Monday, October 8th at 7:30 p.m

13-14th October: Whistler trip: There have been a couple of changes about the trip but it will be awesome as well!!Come with us! You won´t regret!

21st October: BC Sports Hall of Fame Museum: How many time have you walked in front of the stadium? It´s time to go inside!Let´s go

28th October: Queen Elizabeth Park: Full of colours, flowers..great views… let´s spend a perfect Sunday in one of the most beautiful parks of Vancouver!

31st October: Halloween Party: Are you going to miss out a crazy night at Blarney Stone? But it´s not just a night.. it´s halloween night… be scared…

And Of course we have our INTERNeX Pub Night every Wednesday! Keep an eye to our blog and facebook to know where we will go this week!

Cheers,

Irene

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

Smart Saver Vancouver

Hi everyone,

This week we would like to introduce ‘Groupon‘ to you!

Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website. This means that you can find cheap deals everyday!

Deals if you want to exercise
You want to try yoga, fitness, or karate?

Deals if you want to have dinner/lunch
Cheap deals for all kind of food

Deals if you want to go shopping
all kinds of clothes, food, and other products

Deals if you want to visit a museum
for example the Beauty Biodiversity Museum

Deals is you want to get a treat
A brownie, cookie, smoothie etc..

Do you have a good tip on how to save money in Vancouver? Let us know! because you are welcome to leave a comment!

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

News / fun facts

So you think you can cross Vancouver off your list as “been there done that”? I have gathered 5 things I am sure you have not done yet and might still be a lot of fun!

1. First up you can go on a tour where you get an insight into Vancouver’s darker side. Murder, prostitution, and the drug trade, it is all a part of the tour. The tour is organized by the Vancouver Police Museum’s “Sins of the City” walking tour.

2. Do you like to sing and show of your skills to people who really appreciate it? Then maybe you should try one of the many Japanese-style karaoke bar’s around Vancouver.

3. With summer knocking at the door it is time to get into that wonderful nature and experience “the real Canada”. One way is to go hike, another one is the Zipline between the mountains at Grouse Mountain. With a top speed of 80 kilometres per hour it is sure to get your adrenaline up.

4. Have you always dreamt of mastering a sword? Then you are definitely in the right place! Learn how to master sword arts such as the rapier, side sword, sword and shield, and long sword at Academie Duello.

5. It is dificult not to fall in love with Sushi while living in Vancouver, but the Japanese food and drink culture has much more to offer. Sample three different types of locally handcrafted sake at Osake on Granville Island.

There you go, a few tips for those of you, who are looking for a different Vancouver experience.

Cheers,
Your PR-team

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