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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

-Megan

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INTERNeX Canada: News / Fun Facts

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!

Cheers,

Lies

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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…

VANCOUVER

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!

 

 

 

 

TORONTO
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.

 

 

WHISTLER

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

 

 

VICTORIA

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!

Cheers,
Your PR-team

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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.

 

Cheers!

Ziska

Drama on the street!!

 

A man has just had a motorbike accident… An insomniac tries to get to sleep… A couple has their first kiss… A man stands on a balcony escaping the party that rages on behind him…


Remember when I told you something about this awesome festival that is currently taking place in Vancouver?

The PuSh Festival is what I am talking about (for those of you who missed the very interesting blogpost!).  Well, I just took a walk through Gastown in this…typical Canadian weather and here’s what I discovered: Evidences for the actual happening of the event!

All along the Water Street, people were building up spotlights and other technical features that make you conjecture what mysteries might happen at night in this traditional street…

When strangers walk past you on the street, do you ever start imagining what they are thinking? Where they come from? Or what they are doing there at the very moment you glance upon them?

At night and in real time, moving from the pavement to illuminated windows, from balconies to café terraces, “La Marea” (the tide) presents nine different stories—intimate snapshots that bring the zero hundred block of Water Street in historic Gastown to life for the opening of the 2011 PuSh Festival. These fictional scenes are repeated over the course of the evening in shop windows and on street corners, where audience members can observe the characters’ inner thoughts through projected subtitles.

Now listen up!

Audience members may come and go as they please (it is for free!). Each of the nine scenes lasts ten minutes each and are repeated concurrently between 7pm and 9pm. Performance takes place outdoors, dress warmly.

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival will be on until February 6, so why not just grab your umbrella and defy the rain for a great theatre night out!?

Let me know what you felt when seeing the performances or send me pictures!

 

Cheerio,

Ziska

pr@internexcanada.com

 

Fringe Festival Vancouver

Looking for something to do the next couple of days? Big fan of theatre but not of Broadway prices?Well then I have good news for you! Today the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, BC largest theatre festival will start!

The Vancouver Fringe Festival takes over Granville Island (and selected locations beyond) from September 9th to the 19th. This year’s Fringe has plenty of variety and is one of the best bangs for your buck for live theatre in Vancouver.80 groups will, in 11 days, provide 600 theatre performances! That means plenty of things to see and do!

Fringe offers a little something for everyone: there’s a wider variety of theatre than you’ll find in any other festival, artists workshops and nightly live music at the Fringe Bar. Need help figuring out what to see? Read on for some highlights, but make sure to visit the festival’s website or download the iPhone app for complete details.

Canary by Liesl Lafferty is a dark comedy about a young woman suddenly struck with a debilitating aversion to artificial light, leaving her living in a toxic world. Canary was originally read at the Cold Reading Series a couple of years ago and an early draft was performed to excellent reviews for both the script and the cast at last year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. Canary is at the Studio 16 theatre at 1555 West 7th Avenue.

Everybody loves a clown, and David Gaines’ 7(X1) Samurai is a one man retelling of the classic Japanese story of Seven Samurai in comedic form.  7(X1) Samurai shows at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.

Looks like you have your time cut out for you! There are plenty of performances for you to see! With prices starting from $5 per performance it is cheap to!

-Manouk

Toronto Dragon Boat Festival

The Event – Team Spirit At Its Very Best

The 22nd TELUS Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival promises a two-day fun-filled event that brings sports, team spirit and community spirit to Toronto Centre Island on June 19-20, 2010.

The Festival, which started in 1989, entered the international arena in 1993. From the humble beginning of only 27 teams participating in the first festival back in 1989, it has evolved to a much bigger operation over the past two decades.

Organized by the Toronto Chinese Business Association and the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival, the Festival in 2010 will once again expect 180 to 200 teams with 5,000 athletes. Paddlers of different backgrounds from all over the world will take part in the ancient Chinese tradition and friendly competition.

In 2009, the Festival registered 8 teams of youth with physical and developmental challenges. The Festival was also graced by the cancer survivor terms from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region, fundraising beneficiary of the Festival. After all, it’s not always about winning the cup. The team spirit, the message of hope and inclusiveness prevails throughout the Festival!

Once again this year, the Festival will welcome teams from all provinces across Canada, from the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Europe and Asia.

In 2010, as the Festival celebrates its 22nd year, it promises to continue to be one of the most exciting summer events in Canada. It will juxtapose culture, water sport, exotic food with multi-cultural performances. In 2009, attendance at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival reached the 120,000 mark to make it one of the most popular summer festivals in Toronto.

Furthermore, the Festival values social responsibilities and has in the past raised funds for charities such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Breast Cancer Foundation and the SickKids Foundation.

Today, dragon boat racing is held globally. It is now an annual event held in over 40 countries. All around the world, far and wide, people have embraced this water sport and formed dragon boat racing clubs in their own countries.

The two most established Dragon Boat Race Festivals in Canada – Toronto and Vancouver – spearheaded the Dragon Boat Council of Canada, the national dragon boat organizing body in Canada. The mission of the Council is to work together to develop criteria and processes to select national dragon boat champions to represent Canada in International and World Championships.

Hope everyone in Toronto has a  great weekend!

– Laura & Manouk

Upcoming events:

Bike Ride through Stanley Park

Pub Night at Metropole June 23

Rip’ Roarin’ Rockies Adventure!