Soccer World Cup: Germany vs. Ghana

Let’s go and get your face painted in black, red and gold!! On Saturday the 21st of June Germany is playing against Ghana. It is already the second match for Germany in the group G. The last match was on Monday the 16th of June and of course Germany won the match against Portugal with 4:0. We gonna meet at 11 am at the Pint. The Pint  is located in 455 Abbott Street. The Pint is one of the famous pubs in Downtown and offers for the World Cup of course some specials. The specials are:

– $10 Brunch (11am to 4pm)

– $6 beer

The Pint covers for 12 people the entrance fee ($10), so if you want to be one of the lucky ones, please let us know ASAP (Fb, mail, message, etc.) so we can reserve the spot for you. It’s first come first serve. 

Get your german outfit out and join us to support the german team. Let’s hope their play the same way as against Portugal and we have something to celebrate afterwards. After the match we can go to the beach and relax a bit, so take your towel with you 🙂

 

Germany, Germany let’s go!!!

 

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

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday – Proud of being canadian!

It´s interesting to see how proud canadians are of their Nation. Canada Day is coming, and Molson Canadian did an awesome commercial in Europe to promote the Canadian beer.

Molson Canadian has been known as a great advertising company, specifically known for advertising the lifestyle of Canadians with phrases like “This is our Beer” and “this is our land.”

In this ad, you can see how Molson Canadian distributed Red fridges through Europe with a white Canadian Leaf.

Everybody tried to open the fridge, but unfortunately it had a passport reader, so just those with a Canadian Passport could open it. (lucky them ..hehe). Then beer for everybody!!

I personally think that it was a good guerrilla campaign..very attractive and creative. I hope this Company surprises us with a guerrilla campaign very soon.

What do you think about it?? Did you see another interesting one that you want to search?

I hope you enjoy this commercial, and I wish u a wonderful weekend !

Best,

Mercedes

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: Picture of the week

Hello! How is your Saturday going? If you went yesterday with us to Relish… I’m sure that you are in the bed right now.

And the picture of the week is… Mercedes! Normally is very difficult get a picture from Mercedes… So we have to exploit this opportunity! This photo was taken in Richmond Go-Kart, when Mercedes found her own Kart… cute, it isn’t? Mercedes said that she pretended to return to Spain in the car… so funny! We love u Mercedes!

Kisses,

Clara.

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

Toronto Dragon Boat Festival

The Event – Team Spirit At Its Very Best

The 22nd TELUS Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival promises a two-day fun-filled event that brings sports, team spirit and community spirit to Toronto Centre Island on June 19-20, 2010.

The Festival, which started in 1989, entered the international arena in 1993. From the humble beginning of only 27 teams participating in the first festival back in 1989, it has evolved to a much bigger operation over the past two decades.

Organized by the Toronto Chinese Business Association and the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival, the Festival in 2010 will once again expect 180 to 200 teams with 5,000 athletes. Paddlers of different backgrounds from all over the world will take part in the ancient Chinese tradition and friendly competition.

In 2009, the Festival registered 8 teams of youth with physical and developmental challenges. The Festival was also graced by the cancer survivor terms from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region, fundraising beneficiary of the Festival. After all, it’s not always about winning the cup. The team spirit, the message of hope and inclusiveness prevails throughout the Festival!

Once again this year, the Festival will welcome teams from all provinces across Canada, from the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Europe and Asia.

In 2010, as the Festival celebrates its 22nd year, it promises to continue to be one of the most exciting summer events in Canada. It will juxtapose culture, water sport, exotic food with multi-cultural performances. In 2009, attendance at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival reached the 120,000 mark to make it one of the most popular summer festivals in Toronto.

Furthermore, the Festival values social responsibilities and has in the past raised funds for charities such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Breast Cancer Foundation and the SickKids Foundation.

Today, dragon boat racing is held globally. It is now an annual event held in over 40 countries. All around the world, far and wide, people have embraced this water sport and formed dragon boat racing clubs in their own countries.

The two most established Dragon Boat Race Festivals in Canada – Toronto and Vancouver – spearheaded the Dragon Boat Council of Canada, the national dragon boat organizing body in Canada. The mission of the Council is to work together to develop criteria and processes to select national dragon boat champions to represent Canada in International and World Championships.

Hope everyone in Toronto has a  great weekend!

– Laura & Manouk

Upcoming events:

Bike Ride through Stanley Park

Pub Night at Metropole June 23

Rip’ Roarin’ Rockies Adventure!

Grouse Mountain Hike! Part 1

All I can say is – WOW! Saturday was an amazing day! The weather was gorgeous and made it the perfect day for hiking. Five of us met up to enjoy the day and get some exercise! I’m glad we could hike it together, because I must say that having each other there for moral support was needed.

You know, when I thought about hiking Grouse Mountain, I expected it  to be a couple hours of fun and some good exercise. When we arrived at the bottom, and I looked up to see the clouds covering the top of the mountain – I knew then that it wasn’t going to be all that easy.

It was a grueling 1 hour and 40 minute walk to the top. There were markers along the trail saying “You have now reached the 1/4 mark.” When I saw that sign I wanted to cry! I was a lot more out of shape than I thought, and with Radek calling me “Grandma”, you can only imagine how unamused I was. However, those comments made me push myself hard and keep going to reach the top. I was so exhausted already but knew that the view would make it worthwhile. And did it ever.

All of Vancouver – and further – could be seen from the peak. Below, the Lionsgate bridge sparkled as the sun reflected off of hundreds of vehicle tops. Hiking Grouse is a truly amazing experience and I encourage you to hike it! I won’t say too much more so Manouk can write some of her experiences and what activities there were at the top of the mountain.

Get out there to Grouse mountain and hike the Grind! You’ll love it!

– Laura

Great Food At INTERNeX Pot Luck

Yesterday’s Pot luck at the INTERNeX Staff House was a huge success!  A Pot Luck Party consists of everyone preparing a dish and bringing it with them.  Because there are many people living in the house, this meant that the kitchen was very busy all day with people preparing their dish.

We arranged the dining room with one long table so everybody could sit together. Because we started out a bit later than planned, everybody was very hungry. As soon as the meals were put on the table, everyone started eating!

You would have thought the house was a five star restaurant. Each dish was amazing! In total there were about 12 to choose from. The homemade Goulash in particular was a huge hit with everyone. Goulash is a Hungarian stew with beef, onions, vegetables, spices and paprika powder. Another dish everyone couldn’t wait to try was the camel and kangaroo meat. Some of the other dishes that were prepared were: spaghetti with meat sauce, pasta salad, roasted potatoes with rosemary and Frittata – an egg-based dish with ingredients such as cheese, spinach, and vegetables.

In addition to all of these wonderful dishes, we also had people who cooked something popular to their country. There was paella from Spain and a German dish called Kaese Spatzle, which is similar to Canadian macaroni and cheese.

Even though everyone was pretty full from all the delicious meals, no one wanted to miss out on dessert. With desserts such as red fruit crumble and pancakes, everyone could really enjoy themselves. But perhaps the biggest hit of the evening was the homemade chocolate chip ice cream! For the people who wanted a healthier dessert there was also a delicious homemade fruit salad.

It was the first time that we organized a Pot Luck but I certainly hope it won’t be the last one! The evening was filled with fun conversation and good food!  We got to know some new people, which is always good.  Of course we made lots of pictures during the evening. Click here to check out the pictures!

Missed out on the Potluck?  Not to worry, INTERNeX organizes lots of events were you can meet new people. On Thursday June 10th we will be holding a PuB NiGHT at the Blarney Stone. Hope to see you there!

Manouk and Laura

Toronto’s Short Film Festival

If you’re in Toronto this week and want something to do, be sure to check out the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival! During the festival, several 90-minutes programs will be shown throughout the city. Each program will show five to twenty-two films at different locations throughout Toronto.
The red carpet will be rolled out tonight for the big opening of the festival. Tonight’s show contains award winning short films from all around the world such as Seeds of the Fall from Sweden and the Six dollar Fifty man from New Zealand.

Tickets prices for a single program start at $10.00. You can also buy a daytime pass, which allows you to see any and all the short films you want before 6 pm, for only $40.00!

For more information on show times and programs in your area, visit http://www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com

Have a great week guys and let us know if you check out this event!