How was your weekend?

Unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye to another great weekend in Vancouver. This means I only have one weekend left in this beautiful city. But hey, let’s not get into that right now. Instead, let me tell you about the fun I’ve had the past few days.

44020762001_2fc6f5abfe_nOn Saturday, it was time for our INTERNeX event: Outdoor Game Day. Six fun activities were on the schedule. But first things first: Team division. Who forms ‘team pink’ and who is part of ‘team blue’? After we determined that, we spilled the secret that there’d be a prize for the winning team. We had to get you guys motivated. Time to play the first game: ‘Card Relay Race’. Let’s find out how competitive you guys are. In this game, both teams had to collect all cards of a specific symbol. But, it wasn’t that simple. The cards lay, face down, on the other side of the field. Team members had to run back and forth, flipping a card at a time, until their stack was complete. It took quite some time before there was a winner, but in the end, it was 1-0 for team blue.

A round of memory, Kubb and water bottle bowling later, it was 3-1 for team blue. Next up: Pictionary. This was a challenging game in which everyone could show off their drawing skills. Well, or lack of drawing skills. This game surely created a lot of laughs. The last game involved water, sponges and buckets. The goal: bringing as much water to the other side as possible. Though it might seem impossible, both teams had the exact same amount of water in their buckets. So, both teams got a point. The end score: 5-2 for team blue. Congrats guys! I hope you liked your prize!

After multiple hours of being active, it was snack time (schnacks!). A couple of us went to the Warehouse in Gastown for lunch. When we finished our meals, I went home to freshen up. Not long after that, I went to Surrey to meet up with friends. We spent the evening watching my favorite movie: Safe Haven (If you haven’t watched it yet, get on it!) and Pitch Perfect 2.

Interactive IntrovertsOn Sunday, I spent most of my day relaxing. In the evening, however, I went to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Two YouTubers I watch, Dan Howell and Phil Lester, are on tour right now and on this day, they were in Vancouver. Their show is called Interactive Introverts and its aim is “giving the people what they want”, as Dan likes to say. I laughed a lot and couldn’t have spent my Sunday night any better.

I hope you all had a great weekend as well. See you tomorrow for our Outdoor Movie event in Stanley Park!

– Angy

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday, which means we are going to give you some inspiration for what you can do this weekend to make the most of it!15136376048_b8fee42104_o

The INTERNeX gang is going to the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday to do some sightseeing. It’s the highest point in Vancouver and therefore it gives you a beautiful view over the park, city and the mountains on the North Shore. If you want to join us, check out the event page for the meeting spot and time!

On Saturday the annual TEDxStanleyPark will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm. It is one of the largest TED conferences in the world and centres around finding optimistic solutions for humanity’s tough challenges. This year’s theme is about “inspiring brave actions.” If you like motivational speeches and gaining new insights this is definitely an event you should consider visiting.

On Saturday you also have the opportunity to visit Winter Farmers Markets. The Nat Bailey Winter Farmers market is located at the Nat Bailey Stadium on Ontario Street and the Royal City Winter Farmers Market is located in Tipperary Park in New Westminster.

img_1231It’s a pretty good weekend if you’re into arts. Coastal First Nations Dance Festival is celebrating their 10th anniversary. You can visit the festival the entire weekend at the UBC Museum of Anthropology and the tickets for the Festival Stage Performances include museum admission, so that’s a nice bonus. Another option is Festival du Bois, held at the Parc Mackin in Coquitlam. This festival celebrates Francophone and French Canadian culture with music, dance, traditional food, entertaining activities and much more. Lastly, there is the Chutzpah! Festival from February 16th to March 13th at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and other venues in and around Vancouver. The festival is put on by the Jewish Community and shows music, dance, comedy and theatre.

If you rather do something a bit more relaxed and indoors, you can always go and check out Metropolis at Metrotown. It’s the largest shopping centre of British Colombia and the third largest of Canada. There are 450 shops and services, so everybody should be able to find something there!

Have a good weekend and I hope to see you all on Sunday at the Queen Elizabeth Park!

– Danielle

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com