What to Do on the Weekend?

Another weekend full of fun and adventure lies brightly ahead of us, so what is there to do?

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Since it is the long Thanksgiving weekend, our weekly event deals with this holiday. On Sunday, October 13, you shouldn’t miss the Thanksgiving Potluck in our INTERNeX office. We will get together at 5 pm and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. If you make a typical Canadian Thanksgiving dish, something from your home country or simply something you have been craving for a long time, does not matter. The plan simply is to enjoy a variety of different dishes, cherish each other’s company, listen to music and have some fun. Please don’t forget to also bring your own beverages!

Another fun thing to do on Sunday is attending the Halloween Parade on Granville Street at 11pm. Lots of people usually join or watch this happening that runs for about an hour. At the parade you’ll find action heroes, zombies of all kinds as well as Japanese anime characters. An interesting fact is that you don’t have to pay to participate in the parade if your costume is at least 70% handmade. This is surely the right event to get into the Halloween mood!

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The Cranberry Festival on Saturday, October 12 is another seasonal event to be considered for the weekend. The festival takes place in Fort Langley, which is a beautiful historic town located in the Fraser Valley about a 45-minutes from Vancouver. The event usually features a market with dozens of vendors, cooking demonstrations, live music performances, food trucks and all kinds of cranberry-themed things to do and look at. Also, don’t miss having a look at the national historic site Fort Langley while you’re there (admission is free on that day!) to learn more about the site’s as well as Canada’s history. In the 19th century the location was a post of the Hudson Bay Company where fur traders mingled with California gold seekers on First Nation territory.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

– Felicitas

This Saturday: LUCKY KARAOKE NIGHT!

Hello Party people!
How is everyone doing? Are you guys excited for the LUCKY KARAOKE NIGHT this Saturday at the INTERNeX Staff House? It will be a night full of fun with karaoke and some amazing food from all over the world, because of the Pot Luck we will be having. So, just as a reminder, we would like everyone to bring one dish as a pair. It would be amazing if you could bring something that is from your own country, but you don’t have to, of course.
We will take care of the karaoke machine, but to cover all the expenses we would like to ask you to bring just $ 2 to the staff house! That would be awesome!!
It will be a great party this Saturday and I heard that a lot of people are coming!! The parties in the Staff House are legendary, so you don’t want to miss this! The Karaoke night will start at 7pm and don’t forget to bring your own booze!

If you would like to join this LUCKY KARAOKE NIGHT, please send an email with your name to pr@internexcanada.com before 4pm on Thursday 10th of February. Feel free to bring some friends, but just let us know with whom and with how many you are coming. If you send us an email we will send you the exact address of the Staff House.

Here are the facts again:
When: Feb 12, 2011 at 7pm
Where: INTERNeX staff house
What: Lucky Karaoke – a mix of Pot Luck and Karaoke
Dress Code: Dress like a star!

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Claudia, Ziska, Elvera and George

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

Thank god it’s Friday!

The work week is almost over and were all glad that weekend is coming. Friday is great because you can relax or do something fun. Remember that there won’t be an alarm ringing the next morning! Don’t know what to do on Friday night? I made a list for you 🙂

– For cheap fun;
1. Call some friends and have a potluck night. Ask everyone to bring some food to share and get some ice cream.
2.Game night! You can also do it after the potluck night. Write down a lot of movies, songs, and book titles and play charades.

– Experience your city;
1.Go online and find out what’s going on in your city. Try out a club with live music or go to a comedy night. You can relax after a busy work week and they will entertain you.

– Go crazy on Friday night
1. Karaoke!  Just sing the stress away. There will be a karaoke bar in your city and if you don’t want to go out, there are a lot karaoke games for the playstation, nintendo & Xbox.
2. Go out! If you rather dance than sing, just go to a bar where no one knows you can go crazy as much as you want to.

-Me-time
1.Do you want to be alone on Friday night? Take a nice bath, put on some music and maybe drink a beer or a glass of wine. Good way to relax!
2. Skype night. depens on the time difference ofcourse. Some of us are far away from their family, so take the whole night to update everyone.
3. Enjoy your hobby. Spend the whole night on your hobby. Think about sports, baking, build small airplanes etc.

Ofcourse there are more ways to spend the Friday night. Please feel free to leave a comment with your idea!

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

Cheers,

Elvera

Treat your taste-buds with a cultural burst!

One more time and for you and your mouths pleasure we are having a PoTLuCK at the  Staffhouse on September the 19th.

– What is a PoTLuCK?,

– It’s a multicultural INTERNeX event! Everybody bring a dish, preferably from your own country and we make an international buffet!

I really love this event and my stomach too! When you ask people to bring a unique meal, they often try to bring something special and you’ll try meals you would never find at the restaurant. What an amazing opportunity for you and all our candidates! I can’t wait to discover all the delicious, crazy, surprising,  tasty dishes you will cook!

Everything always taste better when it’s home made and especially when  it’s cooked with love, and you have the pride to share something from your own country!

For my part, I will not bring frog legs and snails, sorry to disappoint you! I am still hesitating between, crepes, ratatouille and riz-au-lait (a dessert with rice and milk)!

We will grab our forks at 6:30 pm and to avoid doubles, let us know what you are cooking at pr@internexcanada.com or during our events.

– Nathalie

INTERNeX Pot Luck June 6!

Since last weekend’s barbecue went so well, INTERNeX has decided to use food once more to bring people together! Join other INTERNeX participants on June 6 for a Potluck dinner! Come to the INTERNeX house around 6:30 p.m., and join in on the fun! This will be a relaxing evening featuring a nice dinner party.

If you don’t know what a potluck is, then you need to participate! A potluck is a gathering of people where each person contributes a dish of food to be shared among the group. This is a great way to show your cultural background, so bring a dish that best represents your country! It will be a fun way to teach others about where you’re from and learn about other people too! After all, food is a way that cultural groups express their way of living!

Please e-mail me at pr@internexcanada.com to tell me what you’re bringing. This is so we don’t have duplicates of dishes. If you don’t know where the staff house is, also e-mail me for directions!  You can bring an appetizer, main course or dessert! It’s completely up to you! We really hope you can make it!


Laura & Manouk

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