What to Do on the Weekend?

How fast the week has passed by and we are again facing a wonderful weekend ahead of us. And what great things are there to do this weekend – have a read below!

Vancouver as a very outdoorsy and sportive city of course celebrates its 10 Year 46446596894_b7b6462bc7_oAnniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympics. So for all sports enthusiasts, on Saturday,
February 22, from 11am to 6pm, a free fan festival will be held at Jack Poole Plaza, which is part of the Vancouver Convention Centre, which was the International Broadcast Centre during the Games. The festival offers athlete meet and greets, stage performances, sport demonstrations, lots of food and drinks, the relighting of the Olympic Cauldron, and other fun activities.

For those of you who would like to learn more about the local indigenous tribes and their traditional performances, you should consider attending the Talking Stick Festival. It is running from Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23 in various locations. This indigenous performing arts festival features artists and scholars, who come together to celebrate indigenous performing arts with the help of theatre, storytelling, writing, music, spoken word, dance, film and visual arts. Its 2020 theme is Chén̓chenstway, “upholding each other, lifting each other up”.

Being concerned with the indigenous culture, Stanley Park Ecology Society hosts a walk & workshop on indigenous plant use this weekend on Saturday. By walking through the park’s forest with an indigenous guide of Coast Salish descent, you will learn about edible, medicinal, and survival uses of plants, as well as the traditional and present-day indigenous use of and relationships with local plant and wildlife. You can register for this event online.

49342121353_13a6080a89_oFor everyone motivated in spending a part or even the whole weekend skiing or
snowboarding, Grouse Mountain is opening its doors for 24 consecutive hours of winter
fun! From February 22 until February 23, including sundown to sunrise, you can dance, ride or skate the night away under the night sky as DJs play cool tracks. Ski down Grouse’s beautiful slopes as long as you want to or simply dance the night away on Vancouver’s mountain roof top. Complimentary shuttles will run to make it easier to access this great event.

And then, not to forget, there is the movie night at Anniina’s place!! Her apartment building offers a really cool movie theatre that you guys should check out this weekend. Find more info and the link to an extra group in our Whatsapp group.

I hope this blog post gives you some inspiration for your weekend, enjoy every moment of it!! See you very soon! 😀

– Felicitas

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What to do on the weekend?

The weekend is ahead of us and in case you don’t have any plans yet, here are some suggestions, as to what you can do.

Unfortunately, the weather forecast for tomorrow isn’t looking too good. Since you might not want to be outside, how about you go to the movie theater. The current movies being played, will take you back to your childhood. For example, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, where Vancouver native Ryan Reynolds lends his voice to Pikachu. Or the Disney classic Aladdin, where you will see Will Smith as the genie. If you have not seen it yet, you could check out the record breaking, star packed movie Avengers: Endgame.


On Sunday the weather is suppose to get better. Giving you the opportunity for example to go on a hike at Lighthouse Park or at any other of the many hiking trails in and around Vancouver. Another lovely way to enjoy sunny weather in Vancouver, is by relaxing on one of Vancouver’s beaches.


If you want a bit more action, there will be the Color Fest 2019 on Sunday. The fest will celebrate the South Asian spring festival Holi. The event will include music, dance and a community color “war”. It will be held in the Town Center Park Coquitlam from 1pm to 4pm. The admission is $10 and you can get the tickets online.

In case you want some cultural experience, you could visit the European Festival on Sunday. The festival will be held at the Vancouver Alpen Club at 2875 Victoria Drive. 15 different socities are participating in this festival to share their cultures. There will be concerts and performances, a marketplace, and food. Admission will be $5.

Our event this week is the hike at Joffre Lakes on Sunday. On the way there we will make a quick stop at Shannon Falls and our way back we will stop in beautiful Whistler for dinner. Thanks to everyone, who decided to join us and see you on Sunday!

Enjoy your weekend!


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While we were on our “INTERNeX Goes Rockies 2012” tour last weekend for Easter our tour guide from West Trek taught us a dance on the Party Bus that we would have to perform on Lake Louise in front of hundred’s of unexpecting tourists. Watch the video below to see our star performance:

What do you think? Can we pull off the Backstreet Boys?

Have a good Sunday!



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Thank God It’s Friday

It’s Friday which means it’s almost weekend!  There is lots to do this weekend, so I summarized it for you. Check it out…


Maybe some of you have already been to the ‘We love Japan’ fundraiser last weekend. For those of you who haven’t been there, here is your second change! Friday March 25th there will be ‘a night to unite for Japan’ at the Gossip Nightclub. The night starts at 9.30 pm. 100 % of the proceeds go to the victims relief fund. Not only will you have an awesome night out, you can also win lots of prices. The tickets for this event are $15. Have a good night out and support Japan at the same time!





The JUNOs are here! The JUNOs are the Canadian Music Awards and they are held in Toronto! The red carpet rolls out Sunday, and even if you don’t have a ticket to the awards show, there’s still tons of events and concerts you can check out this weekend.

It’s Earth Hour Saturday night from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Torontonians are encouraged to turn off all non-essential electronic devices for an hour. Locations around town are offering candlelit dinners and activities, so you’ll have some options when the lights go out. In the wake of Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami, Toronto chefs band together for a chic dining event in an effort to raise money for relief funds.




This weekend the Oakley Shred Hunt takes place in Whistler. Snowboarders and skiers are given the chance from 9am – 2pm to locate 200 prizes all over the mountains and the town of Whistler. Only 200 entries are available at a first come basis. The sign up is free and open to all ages and levels of ability. Head to any Showcase location to sign your waivers and be a secured competitor. It has been going on for the whole week and it will end on Saturday. Make sure you sign in and win some prizes over there!! This is what is will happen on Friday and Saturday:

Friday, March 25
Visit Showcase for a complimentary gift with the purchase of a custom goggle.
Saturday, March 26
Visit Roundhouse Traders for a complimentary gift with the purchase of a custom goggle. Oakley 3rd annual SHRED HUNT




The 2011 Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

For six weeks from March to May, several thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and theatre arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance, Fiddle, Musical Theatre, Piano, School Bands, School Orchestras, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Strings, Vocal and Woodwinds by talented youngsters and adults take place daily each spring. A dozen Honors concerts showcase the amazing talent. Dozens of significant awards and trophies are presented including the Rose Bowl (Vocal), the City of Victoria Medallion Tray (Piano), and the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship. All adjudicated sessions and Honours Concerts are open to the public. The public is warmly invited to enjoy the talent and to support our performers, so go enjoy that beautiful performing arts festival!
For a detailed listing of events, visit: http://www.gvpaf.org/events
Location: Various venues, Victoria
Date: March 25th, 2011


Hope everyone will enjoy their weekend! If you have any questions about these events or would like to know what to do in another place, please leave a comment!

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Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Celebration

Hi guys!

On Monday I told you something about the Chinese New Year Parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown, remember? What I did not mention so far is, that there is much more besides the fantastic parade!

There will be a cultural fair to see more Chinese New Year performances at the Chinese Cultural Centre Courtyard (50 East Pender Street) between 2 and 4 pm, this celebrative event will feature multicultural performances, special lion dance grand finale and martial arts demonstration.

Next to that, for the gourmets amongst us, the annual Chinese New year Banquet will take place at the Floata Seafood Restaurant, featuring lion dances, greetings by the fortune god and a variety show with singing, cultural dances and more. Reception starts at 6 pm in Chinese. The restaurant is located at #400, 180 Keefer Street. Tickets are $35 each.

So, get excited for Sunday, the 6th of February, when Chinatown is getting crazy! 🙂

Start of the parade: 12.00 noon sharp at the Millennium Gate on Pender Street.