INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend!

Another weekend guys !! This was pretty amazing in my opinion. The weather was not so good, but we went to our first hockey match in Vancouver  and it was exciting ! The match was in the Ladner Leisure Centre in Delta, and we all enjoyed it so much and most of us  really want to go back for another match !

We went to see the last pre-season game of Vancouver Giants vs Victoria Royals !! Before the match started we didn’t expect too much feelings and passion on the field, but we were definitely surprised!

We saw how fast they are on ice, how well they control the balance and even their skills on ice-skating. Even the referees slip like if they were in heaven !! How amazing !!

Victoria Royals scored the first point during the first period. And during the second one Vancouver Giants scored the first one too. After that, I should say Victoria scored 2 more so the final result was 1 -3 !! (I know, too sad that our Giants lost).

There were a few tense moments between the teams, but they were fixed very fast. A few guys were ejected and during the third period, Vancouver played with one guy less due to the ejection.

It was without doubt a pretty amazing and intense match, and you guys should go at least once while you’re in Canada to experience the real Canadian passion !!

I hope your weekend was so amazing as it was for me, and please, don’t forget to comment if you have any suggestion or share any kind of great experience !!

Best,

Mercedes

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INTERNeX Canada: What is your passion?

I’ ve been always jealous of that kind of  people who knows what they want in their life, the people who has a passion, a vocation and spend the most of the time improving in that subject. Your passion can be chemistry, medicine, music, painting…whatever!But if you really love something, and you enjoy spending your time doing that you will get whatever you want! No limits!

So that’s why I can’t wait to see in action Project Barca… Canadian and Spanish dancers sharing a passion, sharing a dream.. We are really lucky to have the possibility to see that kind of event!!

When? Saturday 12th of January at 7:30 pm

Where? Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4

And in your case? What is your passion?

Cheers,

Irene

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INTERNeX Canada: Fun facts about Hockey

First of all: The game is called ‘hockey’ not ‘ice hockey’ my fellow European friends. Of course, it is obviously played on ice and the players wear ice skates but if you don’t want to be identified as a total newbie from a foreign country stop calling it ice hockey – just as a little recommendation for you. 😉

The sport was officially born in Canada in the 1700s when some British soldiers combined a bunch of different sports to adapt it to the snowy and icy outdoors conditions in Canada. Since then, proper rules have been developed and it has become the national sport of Canada today. Every true Canadian is obsessed with it and I know from my own experience that this craziness about hockey does not know age or gender.

When I spent my Easter vacation with a Canadian family last year, there happened to be an allegedly important Canucks game on Easter Sunday. So what did they do about it? Believe it nor not but everyone (Granddad, Nana, Mom, Dad, uncles, aunts and kids) got up from the dinner table, moved to the TV room, everyone grabbed a beer and watched the game together. After it was over, the family gathered at the dinner table again, discussed the game, had some dessert and that was it. Isn’t that funny? To me it seemed weird as I am not used to this kind of excitement for sports and it was particularly different to see a whole family being so passionate about it! I later found out that their entire village gets together once a year around Christmas at the family’s pond for the so-called “Wiener Cup”. It is a traditional hockey competition where family teams or teams of friends play against each other and the winning team gets this ugly and super random trophy (check out the picture, this is the original “Wiener Cup”!!). Actually I’ll be there and experience it myself this winter…Should be interesting, I’ll let you know how I did!

In order to get a hang of the rules and come up with a winning strategy, though, I guess I will have to watch many many real hockey games before…Let’s start today at Pacific Coliseum! GO GIANTS!!! 🙂

Cheers

Marianne

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