INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the week

Hi guys! This week was been very intense because new people has came and others are going to leave us!

As you know, we went to The Lamplighter to see the hockey match the last Wednesday. The Canucks lost , but we had a  good time drinking Canadian beer and playing bingo! We’ve chosen this picture because some of ours guys come back home, and we are a little sad! 😦

But this part of our job. So, we are sure that everything is going to be OK for you!

Kisses!

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: How was your Weekend? Paintball for Charity!

It’s getting cold in Vancouver! So what do I do to check the weather on Sunday? No, not the logical way of going to the weather channel or looking outside, but on Facebook of course!

From the few statuses that popped up, my friends who live near me said it was snowing. I live on somewhat of a hill so sometimes it snows where I am, but not in other areas of Vancouver. Indeed Facebook was right and it was snowing. Mind you, it was only wet snow, but that’s a good start!

Despite the wet and dreary weather, 7 of us made it to North Shore Paintball to battle it out!  This was no ordinary paintball game. We raised $100 to go towards Children’s Hunger Fund to help children who are in need. Thank you to those who came out for this event!

The stage at for paintball seriously looked like a zombie apocalypse had taken over. There were hills, car tires, bushes and tree house-like fortresses for you to hide in. Astrid commented that it was like playing Counter Strike so just imagine that, but in real life!

Other than the INTERNeX crew, there were other groups of teenage boys playing with and against us. Definitely don’t underestimate the little ones because they know what they are doing. We were split into two teams and played a series of 15-minute games such as straight elimination or capture-the-flag where one team is defending their bomb and the other is trying to find it.

To win, you definitely have to get down and dirty. It was raining and everything was covered in mud, but after a while you just don’t care whether your shoes are now soaked.

I’ll admit that this wouldn’t have been my idea of fun on a rainy Sunday, but sometimes you just got to try new things and do things even if you don’t want to. It was like being a kid again and I really, really had a great time!

Looking forward to the next weekend already! Who is excited to come to Seattle

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

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

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Picture of the week!

Hi everybody!

Did you all recover from yesterday’s PuB NiGHT? 😉

This week we have a very special picture of the week because it does not show one of our candidates (in fact…it doesn’t even show a human being) but our beloved little office dog NALA! She is a 2-years young boxer lady and bringing a lot of fun into the everyday office life. Nala is a real whirlwind and her faithful eyes make it hard to say no to playing with her. She always wants to romp around with her numerous toys, or cuddle with one of the INTERNeX team.

Without her, it would be very quiet in the office sometimes, so we are glad to have her here! 🙂

Do you have a picture of your great experience here in Canada? Send it to pr@internexcanada.com with a small description, and maybe your picture will be the picture of the week next time!

 

Cheers,

Ziska

 

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Cypress Mountain’s Weekend Employment


 

Cypress Job Fair

Olympic 2010 took place in Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain, also known as the Gold-Medal Olympic Mountain!

This weekend from October 15-17, there is a job fair that welcomes everyone to participate in for its open format interviews.  What does open format mean?

There is no scheduled appointment, so it’s a first come, first served basis.

Because it’s expected to have quite a big turnout, you are encouraged to bring your own form of entertainment whilst waiting for your interview time.

The jobs are mostly winter sports-related, such as skiing, lift operations, snow school instructor, but also include other positions such as food services, rental centre, and guest relations.

Since the interviews take place in Cypress, there will be transportation at various locations throughout Richmond and the lower mainland at specific times to take you to Cypress.

There are also perks to working there! You get a full pass or lift pass, complimentary group lessons, discounts from retail and rental shops, and many more…

 

 

Olympic Rings

 

Please check out the site below for further information:

 

cypressmountain.com/employment

CHEERIOS,

TRACY

Canada Day Party!

Hey guys! Moose Travel, Hosteling International and West Trek tours are getting together for their annual “Cool Aid” Canada Day bash! Last year they had over 600 people attend the event to celebrate Canada’s birthday with good food, great beer, fantastic music and sunshine!

One $10 ticket gets you:

  • Entry to the event
  • A shuttle from downtown to the beach-side location
  • Your first drink (beer or cider)
  • Access to the best music by a DJ that will be spinning beats all day!
  • Tons of chances to play games and win prizes and giveaways!

Once you get inside there is a $8 BBQ where you can fill your plate with tons of food. This is going to be an awesome day with $4.50 large beers and ciders.

To grab your tickets swing by the INTERNeX office or get in touch with myself or Manouk! $10 for an unforgettable event, you can’t beat that price!

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC
V6A 2R5 Canada
Email: info@internexcanada.com
Phone: + 1 604 662 8149
Fax: + 1 604 662 8199

www.internexcanada.com