INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming events!

One more week till March?! I am totally excited for the upcoming months because there is just so much more for us to do and see here in Vancouver! And in case you’re tired of wondering, here are some of the awesome upcoming events that will be happening very soon 😉

Vancouver Aquarium!

What a great way to spend time this weekend by going to the Vancouver Aquarium with us! If you didn’t know, the Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society that is passionate about conserving the aquatic life. This Saturday we will get to experience the Secret World of Sharks and Rays exhibition as well as so many other fascinating lives of underwater creatures! The Aquarium is great for any weather conditions and is located closely to one of the most beautiful places in Vancouver, Stanley Park. If you haven’t been out to the Aquarium yet and don’t know what to do this Saturday, spend the afternoon exploring with us!

When: Saturday March 2nd

Where: Vancouver Aquarium 845 Avison Way

For more information about the event, click here !

Movie Night!

Since it was Oscars last night, how perfect would it be for us to go to the theaters? We should all just grab a popcorn and watch a fun movie! So join us for a movie night and experience what Vancouver cinema has to offer! A few days prior, we will take a majority vote on which movie we’d like to go watch. I may need help with this personally, because I haven’t been keeping up with recent movie trailers -uh oh!

When: Saturday March 9

For more updated information, keep an eye out on our Facebook page!

Trip to the Rocky Mountains!

If you were partying with us last Friday night, you may already know about this trip. But just in case you weren’t, we will be going to the Rocky Mountains during Easter Long Weekend with Westtrek tours! It’ll be so much fun as we get to visit places like Banff, Lake Louise, national parks, Johnston Canyon, hot springs, and so much more!!!

There will also be a Facebook event page for our trip so keep an eye out for that! If you have any questions or concerns about this trip, call or drop by at our office 🙂

When: Friday March 29 –  Monday April 1

Where: Canadian Rocky Mountains

Cheers,

Flora

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

The A -Team

I went to see the A-team with a couple of people staying in the Staffhouse at the Scotiabank theatre last Tuesday. It was Tuesday so that meant Telus Movie Combo Deal! For only $11.70 we got the ticket, popcorn and a drink!

As I went around the house to ask people if they wanted to come along, I came to the shocking conclusion that several people in the house never even heard of the A-team.  I couldn’t believe what I heard because in the Netherlands they used to show it on TV all the time.

So for those of you that don’t know, the A-team is an American television series about a group of ex-United States Army Special Forces soldiers who work as Soldiers of fortune (soldiers for hire) while being on the run from the military because of a ‘crime they didn’t commit’. Despite the fact that there are running from the law they are always on the good side and help people in need. The show ran from 1983 until 1986.

The A-team has 4 members:

  • The leader Lieutenant-Colonel John ‘ Hannibal’ Smith, know for his excellent plans, sigars and the phrase: ‘ I Love It When A Plan Comes Together’
  • Lieutenant Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck, usually called Face is a smooth talking con-man who uses cons to make sure the team has the supplies they need.
  • Captain H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, who is the team’s pilot and lives in a mental institution because he is insane.
  • Sergeant First Class Bosco Albert BA ‘Bad Attitude’ Baracus. He is the team’s strong man and mechanic and has a fear of flying. The team usually uses a trick to get him into the plane, such as drugging him, knocking him unconscious etc.

The main cast of The A-Team. Clockwise from top: Murdock, B.A. Baracus, Hannibaland Faceman.

The intro of the TV show combined with the theme song are well know by everyone. If you don’t know it or would like to see it again, here it is

I thought Liam Neeson did an outstanding job portraying Hannibal in this movie, but in my book nobody can top George Peppard’s performance as Hannibal. Hannibal was my favorite character in the series and George was definitely the right man for the job. Same goes for BA, nobody can beat Mr T’s role but Quinton Jackson did a fantastic job with his character BA. And of course there was the ever loving Face, who is still persuading the ladies. In this movie the lady of his choice is Jessica Biel. And let’s not forget Murdock, in this movie it was finally reveled why BA is afraid of flying, and I wouldn’t go in to much details but I has something to do with Murdock being crazy as usual!

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. I really wanted to know if the movie was as good as the series.  After I have seen the movie, I can honestly say that I really loved the movie. It had a good combination of humor, romance and of course fighting, shooting and blowing things up.  I really recommend everyone to go see this movie! It is so worth it!

– Manouk

Upcoming events:

June 23 PuB NiGHT at the Metropole

July 4 Bike Ride Through Stanley Park

July 8 Let’s Go Paintballing!!

July 31 – Aug. 4 Roaring Rockies Mountains Trip

Tuesday MovieDay!

Tuesday is thé day to go the movies in Canada. Normally a ticket costs $12.00 but on Tuesday you can go for the movies for half price!

Telus, in cooperation with Cineplex have the ½ Price Movie Combo. For only $11.70 you get ½ price off an admission, regular popcorn and a regular drink. To check out more about the Telus offer click here

The Empire theatres offer a Reel Deal Tuesday, which means you can go to the movies for only $5.99! They also offer a Combo deal where you can get a small popcorn, regular soft drink and a Nestle treat for only $5.99!

Supposedly it is also possible to get the Telus ½ Price Movie Combo without the popcorn and drink for only $5.75. Just go to one of the participating Cineplex theatres and at the ticket booth ask for a Telus ticket without the popcorn and soft drink.

Some of the movies now playing in the movie theaters are:

Iron Man 2

Prince of Persia: Sands Of Time

Robin Hood

Sex and The City 2

Shrek Forever After

For more information about these movies or which other movies are also playing check out these websites:

Cineplex

Empire theaters

So where are the movie theatres? We have put together a list with the most popular theaters in Vancouver and the rest of Canada

Popular movie theatres in Vancouver are:

Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Festival Cinemas Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 2100 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Van East Cinema, 2290 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Empire Theatres – Esplanade 6 Cinemas, 200 West Esplanada, North Vancouver
Dunbar Theatre, 4555 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Famous Players Richmone Centre 6,  Richmond Shopping Centre, 6551 Number 3 Road, Richmond, BCFamous Players SilverCity Metropolis, 4700 Kingsway Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Popular movie theatres in Canada are:

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 MacLeod Trail, Calgary
South Edmonton Common, 1525 99th Street, Edmonton
Scotiabank Toronto, 259 Richmond St West, Toronto

If you are not a fan of the blockbusters you can also check out the International Film centre. Ticket prices at the International Film Centre in Vancouver start as low as $8.00.

I can’t wait to see some of the movies that are playing now, so you know where you can find me for next few Tuesday nights. Do you also want to see a movie but, like me don’t have anybody to go with? E-mail me at pr@internexcanada.com and see if we can get enough people together to go as a group!