What to do on the weekend?

The weekend is here, finally! Time to relax again and join gone of the many activities/events in and around Vancouver.

Midnight Mass Bike ride
Riding bikes with a massive group of people at midnight on Friday, sound fun eh! Also a good way to discover Vancouver by night, meet them at Cenotaph in Grandview Park at 11.30pm. And other fun fact, it is for free! For more information click here.

Revenge of the Art Show
If you like the combination of movies, Footloose, Start Trek III, footloose and many 1984 movies and art, wyou will love this event. The Revenge of the Art Show is an an art show 30 shows in the making inspired by 1984 movies. The show will go on until the June 28th, it is located on 2206 Main and opens every Wednesday till Sunday from 12 – 5pm. More information can be found here.

Vancouver Full Moon Beach Party
On Friday the 13th the full moon will be out again and a perfect time to party on the beaches of Vancouver. However it is not yet clear where and when this party will start. For more information about this event join the Facebook event.

Spartan Sprint Race
For those whole love to get dirty while working out the Spartan Race is made for you. You can choose between a 5km, 13km or 2okm race with different obstacles blocking your way. The tickets start at $85 and already 60% is sold out, so make sure you buy them on time. The race will start on Saturday at Mount Seymour. To book your ticket click here.

World Naked Bike Ride
You like cycling, but are bored by it, then try the naked bike ride on Saturday. This is not only for fun, but also to protest against the pollution of the cars. If you want you join, make sure you are there (naked) at sunset beach near the corner of Beach Avenue and Bute Street at noon for body painting and performances, the ride will start at 2pm. More information can be found here.

Saturday Markets
And of course we have some markets on Saturday, the International Summer Night Market at Vulcan Way, behind the Home Depot, the entry is $2. Or the Richmond night Market at 8351 River Road also an admission for $2.

Seek the Peak Relay
For the extreme runners underneath us the Seek the Peak relay is coming up on Sunday at Grouse Mountain.  The course is 16km long and the price for this fun activity is $63. You can register online till the 12 of june or just before the race in person til 7.30am. For more information click here.

Car Free Day in Vancouver
10 Years ago Car free day began on Commercial Drive as a protest to the Gateway Program. In Kits there will be  individual block parties hosted, on Main several mini-festivals will be held, on Commercial rollers discos will organized and many more activities can be found here.

Enjoy your weekend and hopefully see you on Saturday for our bike ride!

 

INTERNeX Canada: PuB NiGHT Announcement!

7488124944_09375c7173_zI’d like to use this afternoon to announce the pub night for tomorrow! We will go to the Blarney Stone in Gastown, and have some drinks together.

There will be a big cycling race event in Gastown tomorrow..‘The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix’ is a big spectacle and if you want to see the racers you can come earlier! From 5:45pm till 9:15pm will be full of races and people in the area of Carrall St, Gastown!

On Wednesday night the Blarney Stone will have some cool offers for us:

  • $4 Pints, Hi-Balls, Shooters
  • $2 Sliders

Sounds awesome, right? We hope to see all of you tomorrow, and remember to join us in our Facebook Event!

  • WHEN: Wednesday 10th at 7:30 pm.
  • WHERE: 216 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC. MAP

Cheers,

Jelle

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

INTERNeX Canada: GO GO KARTS

Go Karting!! Have you ever been or do you still want to?

Watch this video today and see how our experience was. Go karting is an exciting and active race between friends. Last weekend we did two races and we got 3 coins for the arcade afterwards. Check the video and let me know what you think.

Greetings,

Petra

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

INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

It’s a new week again! I hope everybody of you guys had an amazing weekend with this fantastic weather!

Saturday was a perfect day to go Go-karting outdoors. The INTERNeX people gathered on the Richmond Go-kart track to test our racing skills without any rules or restrictions! Well, there were some… no bumping, no swerving. It was so great to go into curves full speed trying to get ahead of everybody. On top of the fun our tickets included tokens for the arcade – an entire room of gaming machines! Some of us successfully tried the DDR (Dance Dance Revolution), others continued to break speed limits in the racing games.

Check out the pictures of this event on Flickr.

After this day of fun and speed I went out for dinner and drinks with friends. Nice weather and a burger outdoors, Granville Street and drinks in several pubs – this made a perfect evening!

On Sunday, the lovely weather lured us to the Lighthouse Park on Vancouver’s West shore. There are many hiking trails but you also can take it easy and relax on the beach as we did. On a clear day like this Sunday we had a stunning view of Vancouver. I think it’s one of Vancouver’s most beautiful parks, you should definitely take a look at it someday!

How did you enjoy your weekend and this amazing weather? Tell us your story, send us pictures and win prizes!

Cheers,
Maria and Xenia

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

INTERNeX Canada: INTERNeX Amazing Race

Last Sunday we had a lot of fun with the most creative, fastest and most craziest race that INTERNeX ever had..“The INTERNeX Amazing Race” Many people signed up for the chance to win amazing prices. A total of nine teams went on the amazing race. There were 9 tasks that they had to full fill in order to win the race.

The winning team “The Hunting Eagles” arrived at the Starbucks within 2 hours.

“Niels & Daniela as The Hunting Eagles”

“Esther & Victoria as The Crazy Insane Flying Monkey Space invadors”

 

 

 

 

The race for second and third place was neck on neck all the way to the finish. The teams found us at the same time however their teams where not complete, so they had to race to the finish. In the end the second place goes to the team “The Crazy Insane Flying Monkey Space invadors”.

The third place went to the “The Lucky Ones”.

“Janina Stelzer & Jildau as The lucky Ones”

Thank you all for signing up and making the race. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves and got to see Vancouver in a totally different way. If you want to see all the pictures check our flicker site. See you all at the next INTERNeX Amazing Race

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers,

The PR Team

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

Thank God It’s Friday!

It is Friday again, which normally means: WEEKEND. However, today it is Good Friday, so probably some of you have a day off today! Easter is also right around the corner – it falls on Sunday April 24. So what are you going to do this Easter Weekend? Here are some tips for the people who have no plans yet!

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VANCOUVER

Who doesn’t want to celebrate Easter with the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts and all sorts of games? Maybe it is not for everyone, however if you would like to get the real Easter feeling, you should go to Stanley Park and celebrate ‘Easter in the park’. There will be an Easter egg hunt for all ages. Also, they will have a train riding on the park’s famous miniature railway. This event starts today (Friday April 22) and runs until Monday, April 25th. It starts at 11 am till 4 pm. It will probably be quite sunny this Saturday, so it will be a good day to go the park anyway :D. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket!

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WHISTLER

We have already post about this last weekend, however the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is still running until this weekend. This year the TWSSF will celebrate its sweet sixteen and they will do it in style. It’s a really big event full of snowboarding, skiing, snow, partying and fun! Their main slogan is: ‘‘Party in April, Sleep in May’. Live it, breathe it, believe it. The festival started April 15 and the last day of the festival will be this Sunday the 24th.

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REVELSTOKE

For the sporty people under us in Revelstoke, there is the Annual Stoke to Spoke Race. This is a triathlon involving snowboarding or skiing, biking and navigating an obstacle course to the finish line. When reached the finish line they will have to chug a beverage. This annual race has been held to celebrate the transition from winter to spring. You can compete either as individual or in teams of three. Of course there are also prizes to win, for the top three finishers in solo and team categories, along with best costume and best wipeout, and also the oldest and youngest competitors.
The festival starts at 8.30 am and will end around 4 pm. Go and cheer for the participants or just enjoy the live music by Cornstarr.
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Hopefully everyone will enjoy their (long) weekend! Let me know what you are going to do this weekend? Or if you have any tips for the other candidates please share them with us by leaving a comment :D.

Have a good weekend everyone and Happy Easter to you all!

Cheers,
Claudia
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

Canmore Winter Carnival Festival in the Canadian Rockies

The exciting Winter Carnival festival in the Canadian Rockies is coming up soon.
In case you life in Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary or other parts of the Rocky Mountains or in case you are touring through the Rockies at the moment is its worth making a stop in Canmore for a few days!

 

So what happens during the festival?
The festival will be opened with the Three Sisters Resorts Rocky Mountain Ski Marathon.
Many other events during the day time include ice carving competitions, curling tournaments and much more.
During the evening and night time, life entertainment will be provided in many of the different bars in town.  You will find everything from classic music to rock groups.
One of the cool night events is the Capers Ball on the 5th of February 2011, this Ball e.g. includes a log sawing competition, a costume competition, and you won’t believe it: a beard growing competition. In case you want to know more about this specific event check out this link.
The 10 day celebration will end with one of the biggest dog sledding races in North America.

The festival will start this Friday and will last until the 6th of February.

The schedule of all the events being organized can be found here. Other activities are still in planning and will be added soon!

It starts this Friday the 28th and will last until the end of next week!

So check it out!

Cheers,

George