How was your weekend?

Did you have a fantastic weekend as well?

Last Saturday we were in search for an adrenaline-pumped experience and found it in North Vancouver at North Shore Paintball!

We arrived at the designated location at around 11:15am where we began making preparation for our impending battles. It started with receiving paintball markers, masks, (very sexy) coveralls and the all-important ammunition: paintballs.
Thereon, we were given a safety speech and the games could finally begin! But before the tales of our epic heroics, let me explain some of the game mechanics. The whole field of about 4 acres big (that’s almost 16200 sq m) was split into 2 areas. The front side had lots of hills, bunkers, buildings and barricades while the backside was a complete jungle. We had the chance to play many scenarios, each game lasting 15 min and with every group present participating but being separated into a total of 2 teams. There’s also a referee who explains every scenario at the beginning and makes sure everyone follows the rules.

The first game we played was a simple team deathmatch. Both teams started out on opposite sides of the field and had to eliminate the opposing team. In the beginning we were quite clumsy since none of us are paintball veterans. However, slowly but surely we got the hang of it. Running around, hiding, crawling, crouching and looking for enemies all at the same time was extremely exhausting but so worth it! We had so much fun!
There were times were some us stealthily appeared behind our opponents and shot them all in the back, winning the game for us. Another time the enemy holed himself up in a bunker where we couldn’t reach so we stormed it, throwing ourselves into the bunker shooting around the corner.
There were so many different scenarios to play like capture the flag, king of the hill and prison break. I was really impressed by the set up.

After 4 hours of battle, we eventually ran out of paintballs at which point we had been completely drained of energy anyway. So we returned our equipment and made our way home to Vancouver excitedly recounting our experiences.

It really was an amazing adventure and I recommend it to anyone who hasn’t gone and tried it yet.

Your PR Team

INTERNeX Canada: How was your Weekend? Paintball for Charity!

It’s getting cold in Vancouver! So what do I do to check the weather on Sunday? No, not the logical way of going to the weather channel or looking outside, but on Facebook of course!

From the few statuses that popped up, my friends who live near me said it was snowing. I live on somewhat of a hill so sometimes it snows where I am, but not in other areas of Vancouver. Indeed Facebook was right and it was snowing. Mind you, it was only wet snow, but that’s a good start!

Despite the wet and dreary weather, 7 of us made it to North Shore Paintball to battle it out!  This was no ordinary paintball game. We raised $100 to go towards Children’s Hunger Fund to help children who are in need. Thank you to those who came out for this event!

The stage at for paintball seriously looked like a zombie apocalypse had taken over. There were hills, car tires, bushes and tree house-like fortresses for you to hide in. Astrid commented that it was like playing Counter Strike so just imagine that, but in real life!

Other than the INTERNeX crew, there were other groups of teenage boys playing with and against us. Definitely don’t underestimate the little ones because they know what they are doing. We were split into two teams and played a series of 15-minute games such as straight elimination or capture-the-flag where one team is defending their bomb and the other is trying to find it.

To win, you definitely have to get down and dirty. It was raining and everything was covered in mud, but after a while you just don’t care whether your shoes are now soaked.

I’ll admit that this wouldn’t have been my idea of fun on a rainy Sunday, but sometimes you just got to try new things and do things even if you don’t want to. It was like being a kid again and I really, really had a great time!

Looking forward to the next weekend already! Who is excited to come to Seattle



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