What to do on the weekend

What to do on the weekend? That’s the question you ask yourself on Fridays, right before the weekend starts! This weekend is a special one, since most of you will be off on Monday due to British Columbia day. We lined up a few activities and events for you to give you inspiration for this weekend.

14652023768_55187ec8f0_oThis weekend is Pride weekend, so there is a lot to do on Davie Street (between Burrard & Jervis). There is already a party going on tonight from 6pm to 12am. There are multiple stages, food vendors and a silent disco! Sunday is the day of the big parade and the festival on Sunset beach. There are over 130 parade entries with a lot of amazing floats and fun colors. The parade will start on Robson, turn down Denman, and turns onto Beach Avenue. Internex is going to celebrate Pride on Sunday, and we will meet in front of the Blue Ruby Jewellery at 11.45 am.

On Saturday and Sunday, the 41st Annual Powell Street Festival will be held. This festival celebrates the Japanese Canadian art and culture. You can enjoy live music, Japanese food, sumo wrestling and different kinds of art and theatre. The best part of this festival is that it’s free! To check out the entire events, places you need to go to and timetables, visit their website.

Saturday will be the last day of Honda Celebration of Light. It is up to Canada this time and we are expecting an amazing firework show since it’s Canada’s 150th birthday. Since it is the last day of the big event, a lot is going on in English Bay. You can enjoy an aerobatic airshow filled with noise, smoke, skills and suspense at 7.45pm. After that you have to be a bit patient till the fireworks start at 10pm. To have a good spot on the beach, make sure you will be there a few hours prior to the show, since they are closing of the streets behind it.

For those who are off on Monday, take some time to relax after this busy weekend! For the ones that do need to go to work again, keep up the good work and get most out of your weekend! I hope to see you all at the parade on Sunday.

– Tess

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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.  

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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 🙂

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: News/ Fun facts

Last weekend while we were enjoying in the Rockies, in Vancouver was going on a huge event too! Have you heard about the Vancouver Pride Parade?

It was celebrated in the bohemian West End and travelled along Robson Street to Denman Street.

The most of the gay community locals are in The West End area where there are a lot of shops, pubs or clubs are specially designed for them! For example: 1181 is the perfect pre-party for open mind people or Celebrities which is the largest gay and lesbian nightclub in Vancouver!

It is so cool to walk along Davie Street and find a lot of rainbow flags!

Do you know the meaning of the different colors of the flag? Red if or life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, blue for art, indigo for harmony and violet for spirit. Gilbert Baker designed it in 1918 this flag in San Francisco inspired in different sources like the hippies movement.

Nowadays the Pride Parade is celebrated all around the world and it´s usually a big event. It´s a celebration to remember The Stonewall riots, a series of demonstrations against the police that took place in New York in 1969 and that determine the beginning of the real gay rights!

I feel really proud of living here where the people can be themselves and everybody respects that! Tolerance and respect are one of the most important things for the progress and improvement!

Again, Vancouver rocks!

Happy Sunday!

Cheers,

Irene

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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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

This week is Pride Week!

It is time for Vancouver’s Annual Pride Parade! Ever since Craig Rodwell proposed to hold a gay pride parade in New York on November 2, 1969 it has grown into a world wide event attracting thousands of people every year. Even though Toronto has emerged as a leader on progressive gay and lesbian policy in North America, Vancouver knows how to have a great Parade! Last year the Parade spanned out over 20 blocks and attracted an audience of over 600,000 people!

Each year, the Vancouver Pride Society selects a theme for the Vancouver Pride celebration. The theme selected for 2009, “Educate, Liberate, Celebrate,” so accurately gets to the heart of the Pride celebration’s purpose that it will carry through as the theme for 2010 and 2011, as well. Each year, one of the three elements will be highlighted. This year the focus is on Liberate and what it means to be free.

Leading up to the Pride parade on Sunday August 1 there are several Pre-Pride activities to do around town. Some of the pride activities are:

Thu July 29, 2010 Pride Movie NightVancity Theatre

Fri July 30, 2010 Pride Weekend Launch, J Lounge, 1216 Bute St.

Fri July 30, 2010 TELUS Davie Street Pride Party, Davie Street from Burrard to Jervis

Sat July 31, 2010 Terry Wallace Breakfast, Davie and Bute

Sun August 1, 2010 Pride Parade. Starting at 12 pm at Robson St, to Denman St, to Beach Ave.

For more information about the activities during the week, click here

Go out and enjoy one of the many activities being held during Pride Week! Looking for some people to go with? Leave a message on our Facebook site and meet up with other INTERNeX Candidates!

–          Manouk

You Could Participate in a 1,000 Person Dance for Canada Day!

After a surge of national pride demonstrated during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, an enthusiastic Langley business woman, Maria Martini, was inspired to keep the pride alive. Joining forces with Associate Director of Choreography for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games’ Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Marlise McCormick, and award-winning song-writers Bob Buckley and Brian Gibson, plans were set in motion to create a Canada Day Celebration like never before seen in the country.

Enthusiasts, athletes, dancers and energetic performers (16 years old and up) are invited to perform a 1000-person Flash Mob Dance to a new and unique Canadian song. Imagine, one thousand participants coming together for a choreographed dance!

So what have you done since coming to Canada? Now’s your  chance to take part in a truly historical moment. Go home with an amazing experience to tell your family and friends! This could be you! Registration is now open at http://www.keepthepridealive.ca – participate in this 1,000 person mob dance!

A bilingual song, entitled “Keep the Pride Alive” and in French, “Une Fierté à Conserver,” was recorded by twenty-eight musicians. This new hit single will be performed by six of BC’s best vocalists, including Langley’s own superstar, eleven year old Cole Armour. This musical celebration will truly touch the hearts and minds of Canadians, reigniting the euphoria of national pride. This amazing song was recently recorded and is primed for dance rehearsals, starting in late June. The time has come to sign-up a thousand people to perform the flash mob dance.

With an impressive team, who were involved in the creation and production of the Olympic Ceremonies, this Canada Day Celebration is destined to make an historic imprint on the hearts and minds of Canadians. Event Producer Maria Martini says, “My greatest desire is that Canadians will rekindle the euphoric national pride we all felt during the Olympics, and keep the pride alive.”

(deadline: June 20, 2010)

This production will be featured at the Langley Canada Day Celebrations.

DETAILS:

• THREE PERFORMANCES: (1) June 30 at 9:00 pm (2) July 1 at 3:00 pm (3) July 1 at 9:00 pm

• REGISTER FOR THE FLASH MOB DANCE: http://www.keepthepridealive.ca BEFORE June 20, 2010

• LOCATION: McLeod Park on the corner of 56 Avenue and 216 Street, Langley, BC

• FREE to participate and attend

FOR MORE INFORMATION

• Follow them on Facebook: Keep the Pride Alive

• Download a PDF of the Event Flyer at: http://www.keepthepridealive.ca

• Learn more about Langley Canada Day Celebrations at: http://www.langleycanadaday.ca