What to do on the weekend?

It’s weekend again, this time we have listed for you a special “Flight of the Dragon”, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, Indoor Beach Volleyball and in Toronto it’s your last chance to go ice skating where a DJ is playing music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

VANCOUVER

Vancouver International Wine Festival

If your are totally into wine, this is probably the best event for you at weekend. The Vancouver International Wine Festival will ends on Sunday the 2nd of March, so you should hurry up. The Wine Festival brings 178 wineries from 14 countries and a total of 1,750 different wines will be poured. See their website for more information and if you lucky you can taste some wine fore free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Flight of the Dragon

This weekend is your last chance to do a “Flight of the Dragon”, a new flight ride experience never before seen outside of China. The “Flight of the Dragon” is just for a limited time till Sunday the 2nd of March. You get the “Flight of the Dragon” for the normal FlyOver Canada price. The tickets cost around $20 and FlyOver Canada is at 201-999 Canada Place. During the “Flight of the Dragon” you get a spectacular impression about the landscapes and scenery of China.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Beach Volleyball

Everybody knows that the winter in Vancouver is long and you want to feel like we are having summer right know? Why not head to 6 Pack Indoor Beach in Richmond where you can play Beach Volleyball. For $15 you can drop-in and have a full time there. Drop in times range from 10am-6pm  and then late night from9:30pm to 2am. The Indoor Beach is located at 15-13180 Mitchell Rd. Richmond.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

NHL Fan Festival

March 2 Vancouver will host the 2014 Heritage Classic, a game between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottowa Senators, tickets start at $100 and go up to $300, but don’t worry a free fan festival will be held on the False Creek waterfront before the game, from 9am – 1pm. Expect to find interactive hockey attractions, lots of freebies and giveaways and masses of Canucks fans. Check the website for all the attractions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

TORONTO 

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DJ ice skating
On the skating rink at Harbourfront Centre will be the seasonal final on Saturday 1st March with the DJ-P-Plus. So it`s your last chance to skate with an great DJ. It`s even more fun than just dancing on an dancefloor. The skating rink at Habourfront Centre brings the party outdoors where you can enjoy a great night out and the best thing is that the entry is for free. The open hours are on Saturday from 8:00pm – 11:00 pm. The skating rink at Habourfront Center is at 235 Queens Quay West.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

I wish you all a beautiful weekend with a lot of joy!

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

GO CANUCKS GO!

If you are new here in Vancouver or just arrived a few days ago, maybe you didn’t notice yet that especially Vancouver is totally freaking out, if you talk with some people about hockey!
I mean, you definitely can’t compare it to any other type of sport in North America and probably in the world as well!

If the Vancouver Canucks have a game in Rogers Arena, almost every person comes out into the streets to watch the game, either in Rogers Arena or in a pub.
And I promise you, even if you didn’t watch hockey in your home country before, you will become addicted to hockey during your stay in Vancouver;

And I always can recommend watching a game directly Rogers Arena!
And if you’re lucky, maybe you can see one of the players strolling around in the city during a normal day!

So keep your eyes open and maybe you could take a picture together with one of the players.

 

 

 

 

Take care,
Tobias

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

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INTERNeX Canada: Green Men

Now that the hockey season is back in full swing, what do you think? I personally find myself having something to look forward to every two days and it makes for better conversations.

If you’ve been watching the games, you might have noticed two men dressed in green spandex sitting, or more likely acting a little crazy, beside the penalty boxes.

Known as Force and Sully, the “Green Men” are mega fans of the Vancouver Canucks who attend every home game to entertain the fans and annoy the opposing players while they are in the penalty box. Some of their crazy antics have been doing handstands against the glass, signs with provocative sayings or using cutouts of celebrities.

The pair decided to wear green suits to a game after being inspired by the character Charlie Kelly wearing a similar suit in the television program, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Since then, they’ve become infamous not only in Vancouver, but also in the hockey world.

Amongst much recognition, they have been inducted into ESPN Hall of Fans last year, have even written their own book Behind the Green, documenting their journey into their new found fame and almost 200,000 likes on their Facebook page.

Force and Sully have said that they will be around to entertain the hockey world until the Canucks win the Stanley cup that is. Take a look at what they are all about!

Cheers,

Queenie

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INTERNeX Canada: Hockey is BACK!

You may have heard some exciting news over the weekend: the NHL is back on! I don’t think I can contain my excitement much longer. As you probably know, hockey is huge here in Canada so expect all the bars and pubs to be filled during game nights!

Some of you might have had your first taste of hockey when you went to the Vancouver Giants game with us a few weeks ago, but let me tell you, it is in comparison to the NHL.

What happened was that the owners (NHL) and the players (NHLPA) have finally agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement which is a basic labour-management contract between the two sides. As frustrating as it was with four long months of no hockey, the lockout is finally over.

Training camps are expected to start next week and the official start date for the 2012- 2013 season is set on January 19th. Only short 10 days away!

During a regular season, there are usually 82 games, but since we lost so much time, there will only be a 48-game schedule. This means that all the teams will have to be in playoff mode already and all the games will be super intense!

If you are new to hockey, TSN has done a great preview of all 30 teams coming into this new season. They have listed all the changes and everything else that you need to know to make you look like a hockey pro.

So get your Canucks gear ready, because if you are living in Vancouver who else are you supposed to cheer for? It’s going to make those rainy days that much better.

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
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INTERNeX Canada: Queenie says hey!

Hey everyone,

Working in the public relations industry has always been something that I’ve dreamt of and now here I am at INTERNeX! In the past August, I finished my degree in Communications at Simon Fraser University, and now I’m ready to explore the world on my own. It’s only my first day here, but I have learnt so much already and have met many new co-workers from all over the world, but I know that there is so much more to come. I am very excited to dive into all the challenges, gain practical experience, and of course, go out to all the pub nights and events!

Unlike many of the other interns, I am from Vancouver. Well, originally I was born in Hong Kong, but moved here with my parents when I was seven. Ever since then, I have called Vancouver my home.  Back then, coming from a foreign country, as well as speaking a different language and not knowing anyone was quite intimidating. Fast forward to 2012, Vancouver has evolved into this multi-cultural city, where you can just about find people of every ethnicity, and that goes for food, music, dancing…. This is what I love about Vancouver the most:  there is just so much to do!

My favorite thing to do in the winter is go snowboarding on Cypress Mountain. This sport may seem difficult at first and admittedly rather painful, but it is so thrilling when you get the hang of it. Now, I am not the most athletic person and am probably the girl-iest person you will ever find, so if I can do it, so can you! I also love cheering on the Vancouver Canucks during the hockey season, which runs from October to May. Being in this city, it is hard not to get caught up with emotions that surround it.  Last year, I was devastated when I had to miss the entire playoff run as I was travelling in Asia. Though this changed when I found that there was a pub where all the Vancouverites gathered at 8 am (due to the time difference) to watch the game. People called in sick just so they can watch the game, that’s how dedicated and attached people are to the hockey team. I felt really proud to be from this country and be a part of that experience.

While I do live here in Vancouver, I realize that there is so much I have yet to experience. Sometimes living here has made me take for granted how beautiful and vibrant this city is. I can’t wait to meet all of you and become a tourist myself in this city with all the activities coming up. I would love to get to know all of you and listen to all the adventures you have been on, so please do not hesitate to leave a comment or find me at an upcoming event!

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock

Canada Day is a pretty big event in this country, so a lot of us got a Canadian culture overload these days. I want to share with you what interesting things I learned during Canada Day and from the pictures I took.

History
First of all, why Canada Day? On July 1, 1867 the Constitution Act officially proclaimed Canadian Confederation with initially four provinces – Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. British Columbia and Vancouver Island joined the Confederation in 1871. Now the country celebrates its birthday on every July 1st!

National Anthem
“O Canada” became national anthem in 1980 and it exists officially in English and French. You will need this one for a hockey game as well!
O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Cultural Diversity
In case you didn’t notice, Canada is pretty international. The Canada Day parade basically consisted of dances and costumes from all over the world. Canada has one of the highest immigration rates and the immigrants are from over 200 countries of origin. Multiculturalism in Canada is even in the law. The “Canadian Multiculturalism Act” was passed in 1988 and aims to preserve and enhance multiculturalism in Canada.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The “Mounties” are Canada’s national and federal police force, and the local police force in some of the less populous provinces. It is unique in the world because it is the national, federal, provincial and municipal police. I’m sure you have seen the famous images of those red uniforms with the black jodhpurs and the distinctive hat as Canadian stereotypes! However, whenever they do not participate in parades, those guys are usually dressed in standard police uniforms.

Canada is a little bit into sports
Wearing a hockey jersey on July 1st is as good as having the Canadian flag. Any kind of team works, whether it’s the national hockey shirt, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs or Montreal Canadiens. Good thing that Canadians can use those expensive shirts all year round. Btw, the next NHL ice hockey season starts on October 11th. Meanwhile, during the summer Canadians are busy watching the Olympics that start on July 27th. There is an official national jersey for that as well! Also, don’t forget the White Caps in Vancouver.

Lumberjacks
If you attended the festivities on Canada Place you might have seen the lumberjack show. A lumberjack is the original Canadian! They are those guys dressed in a long-sleeved plaid flannel shirt – that’s how the world sees the Canadian men. When Europeans discovered the continent and its resources, lumberjacks worked in the logging industry harvesting and transporting trees. A whole tradition was built around this job and lifestyle, lumberjacking even became a competitive sport in the late 1800s. Missed the show? You can see one on top of Grouse Mountain.

Any other Canadian facts that caught you attention on Canada Day? Let us know!

Xenia

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: News /Fun/ Facts

The Stanley Cup playoffs started 2 weeks ago and the whole country is excited. The NHL playoffs are the best playoffs of all the major sports.

Any team in the playoffs can beat any other team. There are always surprises.
Hopefully this year the Los Angeles Kings are not the big surprise. They beat the Canucks already 3 times and only need one more win to move on to the next round. But yesterday the Canucks won so we can still hope that they win the next 3 games in a row.
Vancouver was the team which was first ranked in the Western League, Los Angeles was on rank 8.

The playoffs are very intensive. Take the intensity level of the regular season and multiply it by 1,000.
Of course also the NFL Playoffs as well as the NBA Playoffs are more intensive than the regular season.

The Hockey Players are beating the hell out of each other and they are playing with injuries that would put the rest of us in the hospital.

 

Here are some facts about the Stanley Cup:
•    It was first awarded in 1893 to Montreal HC
•    All players, coaches and management of the Stanley Cup winning team have their names engraved on the chalice
•    They each get a day with The Cup following the Finals
•    The Cup is guarded by one man, who spends around 250 days out of the year with it
•    The reason there’s a guardian is because of the 1993-94 New York Rangers, who damaged The Cup while
bar hopping after winning it
•    The Cup is accessible — people can touch it, kiss it, etc., but only winners of The Cup can hoist it above
their head or pour booze into it
•    The Cup holds around 14 cans of beer
•    It gets cleaned one-to-three times each day when players have it
•    There have been 11 engraving errors on The Cup, some to team names

 

Cheers,
Hannes

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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