What to do on the weekend?

Stop with whatever you are doing. It’s weekend. You can do all that stuff on Monday again. Now it’s time to relax en enjoy. Don’t know what you want to do? No worries, I have some ideas for you.

From this weekend on, Cineplex is showing movies from the 80’s en 90’s. So if you like some old movies, the Flashback Film Festival is the place to be. Pick a movie, grab popcorn, sit back and enjoy.

Before we celebrate the Chinese New Year, you have the opportunity to celebrate the Nisga’s Nasion New Year first. During this celebration called Hoobiyee are a lot of free activities and performances at the PNE. And the best part: free entrance! So head to PNE this Friday or Saturday and celebrate.

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If you like museums than I have some good news for you! Instead of paying entrance for all those museums, pay just $5 dollar for a ticket instead. This ticket gives include entrance to the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Maritime Museum. Buy a ticket and visit them all this Saturday between 10am and 5pm.

Don’t miss out the Super Bowl Sunday! The American Football championships are taking place on this day. If you know how much Canadians love sport, you can imagine this is a big thing here. So go to the pub and watch the game.

Enjoy your weekend to the fullest. Don’t regret anything you did, only regret the things you didn’t do. I can’t wait to see you all in our office for game night or on Sunday at the Super Bowl game. Cheers!

– Bart

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How was your weekend?

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2017 and hello 2018! I wish you all the best luck and more beautiful moments during all your adventures. May it be in Canada, may it be somewhere else in the world. Before we can start talking about 2018, I first want to tell you how I experienced the last days of 2017.

The Christmas party on Thursday in the office was a good start to begin the holidays. We drank some eggnog with rum, beers and a lot of food, we were ready to continue our night in the Blarney Stone and later on karaoke in the Bourbon.

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On Saturday we met up early in the morning to take the bus to the Rocky Mountains. It was a really cold trip, but what an amazing views! The first day of our trip, we drove to the cabins in Golden. We made S’mores above the campfire and we did a nightly glow-snow-shoe hike in the woods.

The next day we drove early in the morning towards Banff. We saw a lot of beautiful views along the way. The first activity we did today was snow tubing. After that, we stopped at Lake Louis to go Ice-skating. Later we also did a hike through Johnston Canyon to see the frozen waterfalls. We went back to the bus to make our last stop for today, we were in Banff! We dressed up nicely and went to a sushi place where we got served by a train. After the stomachs were filled, it was time to party. We began at a cheap pub before heading to nightclub Hoodoo.

IMG-20171230-WA0005Merry Christmas! It was the time of the year again. We started the day with viewing the sunrise at Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. Both were frozen and very beautiful. Because the temperature was minus 30 degrees, we decided to warm up in the hot springs in Banff. It was really strange sitting outside in your swimming pants with temperatures colder than your freezer. After we warmed up, we went up to Sulphur Mountain with the Gondola. Here we had a 360 degrees view over the landscape. It was definitely worth the cold. When we were down again, we drove back to Golden to have our Christmas diner. Even Santa Claus came to give us our Christmas presents. I went with our new friends to the hot tub and did a polar beer roll (rolling in the snow in our swimming pants) before going to the sauna. We ended this Christmas day around the campfire. Then the day arrived we had to go back to Vancouver. We stopped at some nice places to take photos and we did some fun games in the bus (which our side of the bus won of course).

You would think that we were exhausted after our trip, but because we are diehards we keep going. We had to say goodbye to two of our friends, Dawid and Maxine, who were about to leave Canada after several months. We met up at Malones for some drinks and went to the Met afterwards for some karaoke.

20171228_183415The next day was the perfect day for Ice Skating. So we went to the Ice rank on Robson to try out the ice. For some it was very easy, for others this was one of the first times ever they stand on skates. Later on we did some games and we ended up in the pub for a beer.

Friday was the last day of Julia with her host family. Because of that reason, her host family decided to throw a party for her. We had a really delicious diner, a cake and champagne. After a lot of laughs it was time to leave Surrey and go back to Vancouver.

On Saturday we decided to go to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The Capilano Light festival is still going on, so we enjoyed some nice views in the lighten-up park. When we were back in Vancouver, we met again with the rest of the group to play some games. After the games were finished, we went to the Roxy to close our night with some Jägerbombs and dances.

New years day! When the afternoon arrived, we did some games (surprise!) and popped a bottle of champagne. When the evening started, we headed to Canada place to see the firework show. When the show was over, it was time to go somewhere warmer, so the club it was. Once inside we counted down to the New Year with a balloon drop and some more champagne.

And now it is time to say hello to 2018! Let’s be real, no one is keeping their resolutions, so we might as well break them all in one night. So set aside that new gym membership, grab a beer and kick off the New Year with us during the first PuB NiGHT of the year tomorrow!

– Bart

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What to do on the weekend?

OK New Year’s Eve is long gone – you thought! But why don’t seize the opportunity and celebrate it a second time? 2014 is the Year of the Horse! For the Chinese culture 🙂

Since Vancouver is home to the biggest Asian community in North America, there are usually multiple Chinese events throughout the year but the Chinese New Year Parade through historic Chinatown is a definite highlight. It has attracted over 50,000 spectators in the past and was host to over 3,000 performers.

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 12pm – 2pm

The 1.5km Chinese New Year Parade route starts at the Millennium Gate at Pender St. and heads east, turning south onto Gore St., then west onto Keefer St.

It’s a great place to be so don’t miss out on this colorful celebration.

 

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New Year’s Eve Special

New Year and especially New Year’s Eve is the date that marks the ending of the old and the beginning of the new year.

The last day of the year, so New Year’s Eve, is often celebrated with socializing, celebrations, dancing, eating, drinking and watching fireworks. Generally, most of these activities last way past midnight. In Canada, the festivities vary regionally but in general, there are special TV events, parades, sporting events and sometimes public service specials for the day or the late celebration hours. One famous show on New Year’s Eve is ‘Year of the Farce’, featuring sketches about major events and news of the year.

If you are still looking for ideas what to do and where to go, check out this website and you might be lucky…

Other than that the only thing left to say is: Happy new year and start off well into 2014!!!

 

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

So much to do, so much to see, it going to me an exciting weekend. This weekend we are going to the RICHMOND NIGHT MARKET be their, Sunday June 3, 6 pm at the Bridgeport Skytrain station. Click here to sign up  and  for more information. This is just one of the possible activities to do this weekend. Check out the rest below.

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If one market is not enough for you then we have 2 other huge night markets this summer. There is a wide variety of different flavours from food booths together with retail vendors selling everything you could imagine – merchandise, mouth-watering food and desserts, live entertainment and games for everyone!

— CHINATOWN NIGHT MARKET

Date: May 18, 2012 to Sep. 9, 2012. Every Fri., Sat. & Sun.
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Keefer St. / Main St., Vancouver

Information: http://www.vcma.shawbiz.ca

— SUMMER NIGHT MARKT

Date: May 11 – Sept. 16, 2012

Time: Fri & Sat: 7:00PM-12:00AM

Sun & Holidays: 7:00PM-11:00PM

Where: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC, V6V 1J7

Information: http://www.summernightmarket.com

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IN THE HOUSE FESTIVAL 

This is a great opportunity to see live performances in house. Come and enjoy everything from  music, dance, plays, spoken word until circus.

When: June 1-3, 2012

Time: The first show is at 7:00 pm on June 1st and 2:00 pm on June 2nd + 3rd

Price: The box office will be located at 1929 Napier st.

Tickets: 

Single tickets: $15 adults / $10 kids
4-show pass: $50 adults / $30 kids
Weekend pass: $95 adults / $75 kids

Website: http://www.inthehousefestival.com

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TRANSIT OF VENUS
Unless you plan on living until 2117, you won’t get another chance to peep this rare astronomical event when Venus makes its grand transit across the heavens.

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 – Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Time:  2:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Website: http://www.spacecentre.ca/transit-of-venus

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TORONTO

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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR

When: June 2, 2012

Location: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West

Websitewww.davematthewsband.com

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KOREAN DANO SPRING FESTIVAL

The 20th anniversary of the “Korean DANO Spring Festival” will take place in Toronto and will feature Korean food, traditional dance and music, Korean Pop, arts & crafts, Taekwondo demonstrations, sports competitions, veterans’ exhibitions, business booths and continuous entertainment along with a beer garden.

When: Friday, June 1, 2012 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, June 2, 2012 1100 AM to 11:00 PM

Where: Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor Street West, Christie Street and Bloor Street West

Price: Free

Website: www.koreandanospringfestival.com

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Do you already know what you’re doing next weekend?

Be sure to SIGN UP before Teusday for PAINTBALL just $25 for 100 paintballs !!

I wish you all a nice weekend.

Greets,

Petra

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend.

This weekend is going to be a typical wet one in Vancouver. But do not fear, spring is almost here (fingers crossed). In the meantime I have looked for things you can do on the rainy days. We have the Bloedel Conservator, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical and Chinese Garden Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver. Furthermore in Toronto you could go to the Bloor-Yorkville IceFest. Read more about the activities below.

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Vancouver

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Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Where: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Hours: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Price: Adults $12.00 and student with ID $9,00

Click for more information

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 Bloedel Conservatory

Even on a rainy day the conservatory is open. The Bloedel Conservatory is filled with exotic plants, tropical flowers, colorful Koi fish and over 100 free-flying birds of various species. Tropical plants include palms, bromeliads and many other exotic plants from around the world.

Where: Queen Elizabeth park, 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street in Vancouver

Price:  $ 3,48 Youth (13-18) and  $5,00 for adults (19-64)

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 Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is the biggest in Canada. They have over about 70,000 fish, whales, dolphins, jellyfish and other sea creatures.

Where: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park in Vancouver

Hours: 9:30am – 5 pm

Price:$21 Adult, $16 youth (13-18) and $16 student.

Click for more information

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Toronto
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 Bloor-Yorkville IceFest

When: Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26

Where: Downtown

Hours:12 noon – 5 pm

Price: Free

Click for more information

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I wish you all a nice weekend.

Greets,

Petra

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the Week

The picture of this week is taken during the Chinese New Year Parade in the city of Vancouver last Sunday! Since there are many Chinese people living in the city it was a very important day! Although in was a rainy day, it was great to watch this amazing parade! While we were watching we received lots of Chinese luck cookies, and Chinese candy!

Click here for information about the Chinese New Year Parade

Send us  your best pictures, because maybe we post you picture as ‘picture of the week’ and you can win awesome prizes!!

Cheers, Lydia

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