How was your weekend?

The weekend is already behind us and we are back in Vancouver from our awesome trip to Whistler. Let’s have a look at what happened this weekend. 

We started our trip Saturday morning at 8:30 am. The Bus drive to Whistler was amazing, as we did a few stops at different locations. Our first stop was at the Porteau Cove Provincial Park, where we had to introduce ourselves to the other candidates. After that we had lunch at Alice Lake. Some of us used the opportunity and went swimming there. Luckily we had good weather during the whole trip. 🙂23094e8f-2915-40d7-baa8-058006e68484

Once we arrived in Whistler, we had time to explore the village. There are so many tiny shops, pubs and good restaurants, so it was difficult to choose where to go first. After dinner at the hostel we decided to go to a pub with the whole crew. We played a few funny games there, for example a XXL Version of Uno. Finally we went to one of the big nightclubs of Whistler where we had a great party.

Checkout from the the hostel was early in the morning for the ones who signed up for an activity. There are a lot of different opportunities how you can spend your day in Whistler, for example zip lining, riding the peak to peak gondola or mountain biking. A big group of us decided to do zip lining and I can tell you – it’s definitely worth the money. With a maximal height of 200 meters above the ground you can reach about 100 km/h. It was amazing! I can also recommend the Peak to Peak Gondola. Guiness Records says it is the “highest cable car above ground” and “longest unsupported span between two cable car towers“. When you are on top of the mountains you have the opportunity to go hiking right next to the ski runs, which is pretty cool during the summer months.

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So, time flew by really fast this weekend and I hope you enjoyed this trip as much as I did. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

See you Wednesday on Pub Night at the Two Parrots. 

– Karina

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend?

Need any distraction from all the stress at work? There are a lot of events happening in the weekend, which you can attend. So get rid of your daily habits, leave everything behind and, the most important one, have fun! If you do that, you will be ready to get to work again.

You may have noticed our event for the Super Bowl party on Sunday already. A Super Bowl is a yearly American event. It is all about the finals between the champions of the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference. I16299342_10154941497017103_8138841796386126119_nt is one of the most important sports events in the United States and is sometimes even seen as a national holiday. However, it is much more than just a football match. Big artists are performing before the match and during the break. You can all watch this in many pubs in Vancouver. We have arranged spots at the New Oxford for you. There will be a comedian there and you can win lots of prices.

Besides the Super Bowl, Canada’s Women’s National team will have a match against Mexico. This match will be the first time that they will be playing in Vancouver since the Olympics. The match starts at 3 pm on the 4rd of February. There are no tickets available for the match anymore. However, you could watch the match in one of the great sports bars of Vancouver.

Furthermore, there will be lots of comedians performing in Vancouver from the 3rd of February till the 9th of February. House on Fire comedy will take place at this weekend on the 4rd of February at 8.30 pm. This time Graham Clark and Gossamer will be filling your evening with laughter. You can get tickets at the door for only $10. You can also visit the Comedy MIX on Burrard Street at 8.00 pm and 10.30 pm where Niki Glaser will be performing. To get tickets, you have to go to the website of Comedy MIX. Tickets for the show cost $28, so they are a bit more expensive than the other comedy night. However, if you are really into comedy, you really should check it out!

Last but not least, this weekend is the first weekend that the horse show Odysseo will be playing in Under The Big White Top at Olympic Village. Definitely recommended if you like horses. The show will play till the 5th of March, so you still got time to save some money and buy tickets.

Have lots of fun in the weekend and enjoy the snow! We are looking forward to see you at our Super Bowl Party or PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Whistler Trip Review

There should be a holiday dedicated to all the brave people who show up to work on Mondays, especially after spending an awesome weekend in Whistler.

We started our Trip to Whistler at 7am at Canada place were we waited for the bus to pick us up. However for most of us we had to wake up at 6am, which is way too early for a Saturday morning. We were with 12 INTERNeX candidates and around 10 others. Once we were on the road, everyone had to decide what they want to do during our stay in Whistler. There are so many activities you can choose out; bungee jumping, zip trekking, snow tubing, skiing/snowboarding, peak2peak gondola. Three brave candidates decided to go bungee jumping, a couple others decided to go zip trekking and going on the peak2peak gondola and then there was a group who decided to go and shred the fresh powder snow.

Once arrived in Whistler we had to take a shuttle bus to Whistler Village. Our Tour guide hooked us up with all the tickets for the day and we were ready to enjoy our first day in Whistler. The weather was not to bright, but still everyone had a great time. We met each other again at 5pm to go to the Coast Hotel, take a relaxing moment in the hot tub while it was snowing, have a nice home-cooked dinner and chatting about our day. At 9pm it was time to take the free shuttle bus down to whistler village for a wicked party at tommy Africas.

The next morning most of us slept in and enjoyed the breakfast before checking out and than made their way to the next activities. The once who went on the peak2peak gondola had a beautiful sunny view, the zip trekkers enjoyed a three hour walk/zip trek through the forest on the mountain and the skiers and boarders shredded the fresh snow. At 4pm everyone managed to be in Whistler village and we went for a last beer before heading back to Vancouver.

For more picture click here and if took some pictures you want to share, send them to us or post them on Facebook. This was definitely on of the best weekends we had so far and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Who is up for another crazy weekend in the Rocky Mountains next month?

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: Where to watch the Olympic games

The Olympic Games are ON and for those interested I found a short list where you can watch the Olympic games live in Vancouver, click here. Or you can stream the Games at home on CBC Olympics.

Most important update of the Sochi Games is that GERMANY has the most gold medals at the moment. However Norway and the US have the most medals in total with 13 medals. Canada has 10 medals in total with 4 gold medals.

Good to know, the finals are on February 20th at 9am for women and on February 23rd for men at 4am.

 

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday and do not forget to come out in the evening for skating on the ice.

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

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INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and it really is getting cold here in Vancouver! Just Two more weekends til the Rockies Trip, are you excited?

On the rainy Sunday afternoon (it was more like getting drenched in buckets and buckets of water), 14 INTERNeX-ers took a little trip to the BC Sports Hall of Fame! Located inside the BC Place Stadium, we got to experience the rich history of BC’s prominent athletes, learn about Canadian sports and achievements and even try to attempt our skills at interactive games.

The first two exhibitions we were greeted with were the Heroes Galleries of Terry Fox ‘The Marathon of Hope’ and Rick Hansen ‘Man in Motion’. Now, if you don’t know who these two important figures are, you should definitely go to the museum to learn about them. Terry Fox had attempted to run across Canada with his one prosthetic leg, and Rick Hansen had wheel-chaired around the world to raise money and awareness for cancer research and spinal cord injury, respectively. I really enjoyed watching the videos about them.

Then we found the interactive games room, where we spent the majority of our time there. We got to climb a rock climbing wall that rotated like a treadmill, shoot soccer balls at a goalie in a screen, record our speeds on a race track and test our accuracy skills in hockey. This also led to a game of foosball table hockey that was pretty intense!

We wandered off to the Aboriginal Sport Gallery, the gallery of Maple Ridge’s Indy drive Greg Moore, and then of course, one of the biggest galleries was dedicated to the history of hockey. The best gallery in my opinion was the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Two years ago, the Olympics was one of the best experiences ever and it truly brought the whole city and country together. They have pretty much every original artifact you can think of and will be a great display for years to come.

After spending about two hours at the museum and we decided to go grab some food and drinks as we were all completely famished. We headed to this cozy pub called The Famous Warehouse for some cheap and delicious burgers and fries. Yum!

How was your weekend? Hope to see you at the Pub Night on Wednesday?

Cheers,

Queenie

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

Of course, our picture of the week has to be this one from Whistler! We had just arrived to Whistler, groggy from our two hour and a half hour bus ride, but that doesn’t stop us from having an awesome time!

Actually, all of our pictures from Whistler should have made it to this blog, but sadly, only one can be the winner. As you know, Whistler was an amazing time, but we cannot wait to make more beautiful picture memories at our Halloween party at The Blarney Stone and the Rockies trip in three weeks’ time!

Check out the Rest of the photos from Whistler here!