What to do on the weekend?

Aaaand the countdown is on: the weekend is just a few hours away! Nothing planned yet? There is a lot going on the next two days, so we have here a collection of ideas for you.

On Saturday, we get the chance to spend a night on the mountain. Grouse Mountain is hosting the event ‘24 hours of winter’ with many fun snow activities. 16649071_10154994489892103_3549995912275574191_nYou can ski or snowboard the entire night under the floodlight installed near the slopes. As we already skied last weekend, we will try something different this time! Let’s rent a pair of snowshoes and walk around the Blue Grouse Lake where stunning light installations guide us the way through the night. Need more action? Then we can rent a sled and slide down the slopes in the dark. You can check out all the activities offered here. After all these activities in the snow, it will be time to warm up again. Dinner is waiting for us in one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants on the mountain. It does not matter if you really had skis under your feet before, but après-ski is always fun! Grab a cold beer or a hot cider and dance to the sounds of a live DJ.

Sounds good? Then meet us at 3.45pm at the skytrain ‘Vancouver City Centre Station’ and we will take a bus to Grouse Mountain. The admission fee for this night is $45. Extra shuttle busses will bring us back to the city centre late at night or early in the morning.

For the ones who have seen enough snow by now, there is a warmer option to do on Sunday. A huge event is happening in Vancouver’s China Town this weekend. 8486830562_ee38bc01e1_oWelcome the year of the dog. A bit later then we did, the Chinese population is celebrating their New Year this weekend. The international Village Mall, in which our office is located, is already decorated and full of different stands. Everyone who wants to see the parade on Sunday can meet Mandy in front of the International Village Mall on the Chinatown side at 10.45am. Be there on time, so you do not miss the start of the parade at 11am. After that, you have the possibility to explore the activities in the International Village Mall. A dog star show, multi-ethnic craft tables and live stage performances are waiting for you.

I hope to see some of you this weekend! Let us know if you are joining us to the mountain or the parade, so we make sure we meet each other.

Enjoy your weekend!

– Kerstin

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Experience IT review – Vancouver Pride Parade

On Sunday INTERNeX went to the Vancouver Pride parade. Thank you for joining, we had a blast!

We got together at 12pm to ensure a spot along the parade. Unfortunately it was already really crowded, so we didn’t get the best spot in the beginning. Still we were able to enjoy the parade and saw some spectacular acts along the way! Someone even walked on his hands for a few minutes and closed it off with a backflip. It was really good to see everybody so happy and being themselves.

20727902_10155579174907103_5004251810395811518_nThe parade went on way longer then we thought and people in front of us started to leave, so we suddenly had great spots. The festivity lasted about two hours full of joy. After standing and celebrating for so long our stomaches were empty, so we decided to have a nice lunch. Because it was really busy everywhere, they let us wait a while for our food, but it was all worth it in the end since the food was great!

Everybody felt good again, so it was time to party on. We headed to Sunset Beach for the 20664531_10155579174902103_5102332067839628401_nfestival and went over Davie street in between to see what was going on there. After taking a swing on a cloudy swing set we arrived at Sunset Beach, which looked amazing! There were many vendors and two stages. After getting some rainbow paint on our cheeks we decided to go to the stage in the beer garden. It was a blast dancing there with everybody, so it was very unfortunate when we found out the festival was already over at 6pm.

I had a very happy Sunday and I hope you all did too! I hope to see you all next PuB NiGHT since it is mine and Danielle’s last one!

– Tess

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

What to do on the weekend

What to do on the weekend? That’s the question you ask yourself on Fridays, right before the weekend starts! This weekend is a special one, since most of you will be off on Monday due to British Columbia day. We lined up a few activities and events for you to give you inspiration for this weekend.

14652023768_55187ec8f0_oThis weekend is Pride weekend, so there is a lot to do on Davie Street (between Burrard & Jervis). There is already a party going on tonight from 6pm to 12am. There are multiple stages, food vendors and a silent disco! Sunday is the day of the big parade and the festival on Sunset beach. There are over 130 parade entries with a lot of amazing floats and fun colors. The parade will start on Robson, turn down Denman, and turns onto Beach Avenue. Internex is going to celebrate Pride on Sunday, and we will meet in front of the Blue Ruby Jewellery at 11.45 am.

On Saturday and Sunday, the 41st Annual Powell Street Festival will be held. This festival celebrates the Japanese Canadian art and culture. You can enjoy live music, Japanese food, sumo wrestling and different kinds of art and theatre. The best part of this festival is that it’s free! To check out the entire events, places you need to go to and timetables, visit their website.

Saturday will be the last day of Honda Celebration of Light. It is up to Canada this time and we are expecting an amazing firework show since it’s Canada’s 150th birthday. Since it is the last day of the big event, a lot is going on in English Bay. You can enjoy an aerobatic airshow filled with noise, smoke, skills and suspense at 7.45pm. After that you have to be a bit patient till the fireworks start at 10pm. To have a good spot on the beach, make sure you will be there a few hours prior to the show, since they are closing of the streets behind it.

For those who are off on Monday, take some time to relax after this busy weekend! For the ones that do need to go to work again, keep up the good work and get most out of your weekend! I hope to see you all at the parade on Sunday.

– Tess

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

Chinese New Year – Experience IT Review

It has been a great weekend once again. This time we were celebrating Chinese New Year with the Chinese New Year parade. Even though it was raining, it was a bigger number than expected. Thank you all for coming and celebrating Chinese New Year with us!

At the beginning we did not really know which spot to conquer, so we just wandered around till we found the right spot for the INTERNeX family. We ended up just in front of the seating of the prime minister of Canada and even got the chance to see him. We were even thinking about asking him to take a picture with us. During the parade, people tried to approach the prime minister and got tackled because of it. Therefore, we 16442767_10202664074518790_1652384470_odecided to take the safe way and not to approach him. Chinese New Year was amazing. It started off with some fireworks and soon after we saw dragons, lions and chickens. Red and gold stand for luck in China and therefore we got lots of red envelopes and golden coins. I hope it will bring all of us good luck during our INTERNeX stay and of course lots of fun.

After a while, everybody was feeling cold and we decided to get into the parking lot to watch the parade from above. A dry, but windy spot was found. As it was a bit too windy, we did not stay at our spot for that long. So what would be the best thing to do when you are cold? Getting a hot drink in the Pint of course! We combined the hot drinks with a brunch, as we got quite hungry as well.

Even though It was raining during the Chinese New Year parade, we had a lot of fun together. Hope to see you all at Blarney Stone on Wednesday! Get ready, because there will be a lot of people joining us.

-Iris

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Email: pr@internexcanada.com

REMEMBRANCE DAY

As you might know it’s Remembrance Day this Wednesday, November 11. The holiday is also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day. But what is Remembrance Day you might ask? 15149724183_8c8974ff5d_bWell, basically it’s a day to remember all Canadians who sacrificed their lives during World War I and World War II. On that day Canadians commemorate the fallen members of the armed forces like soldiers, sailors and airmen. The date and the time on which the festivities are taking place certainly have a special meaning: The hostilities of World War I ended officially on the eleventh day of November 1918, in the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour. So every year at that time is at least one minute of silence to honor all those fallen soldiers. Connected to that day most Canadians wear a red poppy the weeks before November 11. This symbol evolved due to a poem written by a Canadian writer and soldier John McCrae, called “In Flanders Fields”. It’s one of the most famous pieces of Canadian literature.

15770509952_469a5f7876_bIn remembrance of the soldiers fallen in the line of duty Vancouver had a parade last year. Our PR-Coordinators participated and they were absolutely fascinated. They wrote a review about that day; here is a short extract about how they experienced it: “A lot of people met up to show their respect and support […]. It wasn’t just a parade. We could also hear the sounds of shots being fired from cannons; we could see old 2nd World War airplanes flying overhead, poems were being read out loud… For sure this was an unforgettable experience.”

This year the Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade will start on Wednesday, November 11 at 9:45am at the Victory Square Cenotaph at West Hastings Street and Cambie Street. For more information to the Parade, click here.

Canada Day!

Tomorrow’s a special day, as we should all know by now. It’s Canada’s birthday!

The country came into being in 1867 after the three colonies Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada joined into a federation on July 1st. So Canada’s just shy of becoming 150 years old.

This July 1st is on a Wednesday and at Canada Place the first event of the day is called Waterfront Party which will be from 10am to 6pm featuring various entertainments like live music, activities for children, street hockey, an armed forces show, a circus show and lots of food carts, as well.
Next up is the Canada Day Parade. It begins at West Georgia and Broughton Street at 7pm and ends at 8pm.
Finally, to finish the day with a bang, there will be fireworks at 10:30pm which we’ll have a great view of from Canada Place.

So, this is the plan. We’ll be meeting up at 1pm at Waterfront Station.
Following this, we will walk over to Canada Place to check out all the fun shows and activities they have going on there.
We should definitely check out the parade at 7pm, as well.
And after we’ve had our fill, it’s pretty much a free for all since some might want to have a look at the Canada Day Party at Wreck Beach while others will want to stick around for the fireworks.

Looking forward to an awesome Canada Day Birthday Party!

 
Your PR Team

Natasja&Amiel

What to do on the weekend

Still haven’t got any plans for this weekend? Don’t panic, here are a few suggestions to complete a great weekend, and you still have a few days to plan.

This weekend you definitely don’t want to miss out on one specific event, the Grey Cup. So, what is the Grey Cup? Well, it’s the Canadian Football league’s championship. And it’s big! Getting your hands on the tickets for the actual football match on Sunday without having to pay a fortune will be difficult. But don’t despair. Lots of other events are taking place in the days leading up to the big final. Go and watch concerts with local performers, experiencet the Grey Cup trophy being taken by fans to the stadium, and don’t forget to join INTERNeX for the Grey Cup Festival Parade and cheerleader competition. Check out the details for all the events here.

If you want a little break from all of the football hysteria, just go to the Baker’s Market at 7646 Prince Albert (60th & Fraser). Here you’l find baked bread, cookies, scones, muffins, cakes and much more. And best of all, there’s no entrance fee to the market. The market will take place this Saturday from 11am till 3pm. Click here to get the last bit of information about this market. Or why not go to the Granville Island Public Market. Here you can get nice fruits, fresh fish, freshly baked bread and much more. Have a look here to get the total overview of the market.   Just looking at all the colourful stalls is an experience.

As you can see there are definitely a lot of great things to do this weekend.

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