Highlights of the Month July

July was a packed with activities and nice weather and august will be even better. The Summer Rockies trip is coming up. We started July with celebrating Canada Day by watching the parade and enjoying the fireworks in Stanley Park. On the 6th of July we went to Deep Cove. Even if it is rainy Deep Cove is a beautiful place to go to and you certainly have to try the famous honey doughnuts. On the 12th of July we went to the street festival in Kitsilano. There were many little markets and we walked from burrad to McDonald and ended up on the beach in Kits. The following weekend we went to a distillery in Granville island where we tasted their gin, whiskey and vodka. We also enjoyed some cocktails before and after the tasting. On the last weekend of July it was time for our monthly overnight trip to Victoria. Due to skytrain problems we missed our ferry and had to take a later one. Once we arrived in Victoria we went straight to the Canoe Pub for lunch, afterwards we walked to the empress hotel and parliament building. After taking pictures of the stunning harbor we went to Fisherman’s Warf were we enjoyed an ice-cream. We had dinner at spinnakers and afterwards went to a local pub. The next morning we went for typical american breakfast and rented bikes. We had lunch at the spaghetti factory and took the ferry at 6pm back to Vancouver. Now that July is over it is time to inform you about our activities in August. We already started August of this Sunday with the Pride Parade. From the 8th to the 11th we will join the Summer Rockies trip and visit Revelstoke, banff and Valemount before heading back to Vancouver. The next weekend we will explore Granville Island where you can rent a kayak or SUP board and paddle along the False Creek. On the 29th of August we will have another Pub & Club night. And of course we have our weekly pub nights on Wednesdays.

We hope you enjoyed July and we will see you in August

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Review: Vancouver Pride Parade

Sunday, August 3rd, it was time for the Vancouver Pride Parade. The parade is a celebration of the rights of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) community. We meet up at a bus stop not far away from Burrard Station, and then walked to see the parade.

The parade went on for 3 hours. Stretching from Robson Street to Sunset Beach, there was an endless number of caravans decorated for the special occasion. Also a lot of people were dressed up in colourful costumes. At the sidewalks hundreds of thousands of spectators were gathered to watch this crazy but amazing show unfold. It was impossible not to get in a good mood when standing in the crowd of spectators. Everybody was cheering, especially when some of the big caravans were passing by shooting lots of confetti all over.

It was amazing to see this parade being represented by everything from university students and nurses to the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and the Vancouver Police Department. Of course the parade also offered a great opportunity for different companies for a bit of advertisement. However, most of the participants in the parade were making a great deal of their costumes and the decoration of their cars and caravans. However, the celebrations didn’t finish with the end of the parade, and the festivities continued at Sunset Beach.

 

 

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Review: PuB Night at Darby’s & Celebration of Light

Yesterday we went for our PuB Night to the Darby’s. We were really lucky and got a big table outside at their roof patio and so we could enjoy the sun for some more time while we had some cool beers. Also their food was pretty good, everything was really fresh and tasted delicious. We also ordered something like a beer tasting, where they gave us 8 small glasses filled with different beers from their menu, domestic and imported.  So we had a nice overview about what they’re offering and were able to find out which tasted best for us.

We stayed in there until about 9.30 at then made our way to the beach and found a really good spot to watch the fireworks of the Celebration of Light. We just got there on time to see the nice sunset and the we had an awesome view on the firework and the downtown skyline.

So for all of you who have seen the last firework too, I think USA had a better show than the French yesterday, but let’s see what France is showing us on saturday. Please remember that our office will be closed tomorrow and monday, so tuesday morning will be your last chance to sign up for that awesome Rockies trip!!! Hope may of you want to join us for that and also for our weekly activity on sunday where we’ll watch the pride parade together.

 

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

Wow… this long weekend it will be so busy! If you aren’t in the Rockies Trip with us, don’t worry, Vancouver offers a millions of things to do…

VANCOUVER GAY PRIDE

Of course, The Vancouver Pride is the rock star of this long weekend. From July 27th to August 4th, the Vancouver Pride Society organizes a bunch of activities.

Davie Street Dance Party

Say hi! To the Vancouver Pride Week(end) with the Davie Street Party. This street is the heart of the Gay and Lesbian nightlife in Vancouver. There is even a permanent rainbow crosswalk made for this celebration at the intersection of Davie and Bute streets.

The party will start, from Bute St. to Broughton St. at 4pm, with an all-ages area. Then, at 7pm, if you are over 19, you can go to the Lincesed area to continue with the party. You have to buy the tickets previously and enjoy Dj,s performances and much more

WHEN: August 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Davie Street MAP 

HOW MUCH: (+19) $22.09. Buy the tickets  here

Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast

An all-ages brunch, in memorial of Terry Wallace, one of the founders of Vancouver Pride.

WHEN: August 3rd at 8:30 AM

WHERE: Bute & Davie Street

HOW MUCH: admission by donation

Pride Parade

The Pride Parade celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The parade begins at Robson Street and Thurlow Street, heads west to Denman Street, follows Denman to Pacific Street and Beach Avenue and finishes at the Sunset Beach.

WHEN: August 4th  at 11AM

WHERE: Robson & Thurlow Street MAP

HOW MUCH: free

Vancouver Pride Festival

Directly following the Vancouver Pride Parade. The festival begins at Sunset Beach (where the parade ends). The perfect ending with free concerts and a Pride Market!

WHEN: August 4th

WHERE: Sunset Beach

Official Pride After Party

And if you still feel the party spirit, DJs and cocktails at the Ginger 62, in Grandville Street.

WHEN: August 4th at 9 PM

WHERE: 1219 Granville Street MAP

HOW MUCH: $11.54. Buy tickets here 

CELEBRATIONS OF LIGHTS

The third and the last day of the Celebrations of Lights, this time hosted by Thailand. Read more about this celebration in our previous What to do on the weekend.  

CHAMPION-WEB

POWEL STREET

The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community celebration in Vancouver! Enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese Canadian performances and demonstrations, including taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana, folk and modern dance, alternative pop/rock/urban music, visual arts, film/video, as well as historical walking tours, tea ceremonies, and a fantastic array of Japanese food, crafts, & displays.

WHEN: August 3rd and 4th 11 AM to 7 PM

WHERE: 400 block of Powel Street

HOW MUCH: free

Well, you cannot say that you don’t have options…

Enjoy the long weekend and take care!

Clara 🙂

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INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

Did you know it is BC day on Monday, August 6th? Since this will be my first time experiencing this public holiday I thought it would be a good idea to do some research so that I know what to expect..

BC Day (also known as British Columbia Day) is always celebrated on the first Monday of August. It’s a public holiday that allows all BC residents to enjoy a day off and spend it with family, friends and celebrate their achievements. Most people go away on a small trip during this long weekend. Others combine the day off with their holiday as it is always in the middle of the summer season and make longer trips.

There are a lot of great events happening all around Vancouver during the long weekend, and some of them are free too! The wooden roller coaster at PNE will be free, its the pride parade, there will be dance parties.. so much going on! Check out the ‘What to do on the weekend’ blog post later today for more ideas!

What will you get up to for the August Long Weekend? I’m going to spend it amongst the beautiful nature of the Rocky Mountains 🙂

Cheers,

Lies

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Lydia, New PR-Intern

Hi There 🙂

My name is Lydia, I am from Holland, and I am a new intern at INTERNeX. Furthermore I am also going to be the new housemanager of the great Staffhouse! I am very excited to start and I am sure that the upcoming seven months will be an experience of a life time that I will never forget!

I am a third years ‘Leisure Management’ student. Therefore it is important to do an internship in which I can apply everything that I have learned the past two years. I will work at the PR-department and I will get many responsibilities. I will write blogs and take care of the website, organise trips and pub nights, and arrange welcome orientations.

I decided to do my internship inVancouver because I think that Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and multicultural cities in the world and it has a lot to offer. The people here are very friendly and always willing to help you. Furthermore there is a lot of beautiful nature and parks and there is every day something fun to do!

Last Friday I arrived inVancouver and last weekend was just perfect! I have been to English Bay to enjoy the beautiful Chinese firework at the ‘Celebration of Light’ festival. I also saw the amazing Pride Parade, and the beautiful VanDusen park. I am looking forward to see and do many more beautiful things. I know that the upcoming seven months will be great!

Cheers, Lydia

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What to do on the weekend? – Fireworks and Pride Parade

People!

There is so much going on this weekend! Check it out!

Vancouver – English Bay

On Saturday, the 21st Annual Celebration of Light Festival will be kicked off by the 2008 winner and inventor of fireworks – China!

With their “China Storm” show, they will use the seasonal calendar as an inspiration to provide a trip through the year of the Rabbit, with fireworks being used to demonstrate this tradition. The Chinese calendar is still used for marking traditional East Asian holidays such as the Chinese New Year and wedding dates.

The show will start at 10.00pm but be sure to be there waaay earlier as it will be packed with 400.000 people having the same intention as you! 😉

Vancouver – Robson Street to Sunset Beach

In spite of a dab summer, Vancouver will turn a lot mor colourful as pride festivities roll into town the next few days. Every year, Vancouver’s Pride Parade, which is one of the biggest events in Canada, will attract 700.000 people this year! The parade gets larger and larger each year, attracting ever bigger crowds! As Vancouver Prise celebrates its 33rd year, you can be sure to get surprised by more fabulous floats, costumes and an even greater number of people filling the streets of Vancouver with Pride!
Parade Route: The Pride Parade begins at Robson and Thurlow and travels through the downtown core, along Denman Street and ends at the Sunset Beach Pride Festival.

Start Time: 12:00pm
Date: Sunday July 31st, 2011

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Whistler – Yummy!

If you are in for incredibly delicious food, great music and live entertainment, you shoul head up to Whistler as the Canadian National BBQ Championships will take place, which is a highlight of the Pacific Northwest’s competitive BBQ circuit. You shouldn’t miss Whistler’s favorite summer event!

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Well…I wouldn’t know what to choose for…

Have a great (hopefully) sunny weekend!!! 😀

Your PR-Crew

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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