What to do on the weekend?

As you all (hopefully!) know, we are going to the Rockies this weekend! Very, very exciting! Unfortunately, not everyone is able to join us. If you are one of those people, this blog post is for you! Let me tell you about all the fun things you can do this weekend that will make up for missing out on the trip!

Did you enjoy going to a fun fair when you were younger? Going on rides? Eating cotton candy? Well, this weekend is your chance to be nostalgic and feel like a kid again! All weekend long there will be a pop-up carnival in Surrey, where you can enjoy the view when going on a Ferris wheel, bump into people when using the bumper cars and go on more adult like rides that induce adrenaline, such as the Zero Gravity ride. And even if you’re not the I-love-carnival-rides-type of person, you can still have a great time at the food court eating corn dogs, snow cones or cotton candy.

Assuming not everyo15451755782_d1b6792647_n2ne enjoys carnivals, maybe the next activity is more soothing for you. Have you ever wanted to feel Canadian? Why not go to a game of one of Canada’s national sports?! You can even choose which one! Cheer on the Canucks at their hockey game in the Rogers Arena or the Stealth at their lacrosse game in Langley, all while being surrounded by sport fanatics!

5641828620_2dd923ef30_nSunday! Which means… it’s EASTER! Although looking for hidden chocolate eggs and painting boiled eggs might seem a little childish when you’re an adult, that doesn’t mean you cannot celebrate Easter! Meet up with a friend and enjoy an Easter brunch at one of the many places offering them (Seasons in the Park, The Wild Fig, Teahouse). And if you still enjoy celebrating Easter the way you did as a kid, be my guest! Let someone hide eggs around the house (or around town if you’re feeling adventurous) and go look for them! Tip: Use plastic eggs and fill them with alcohol, drink whenever you find one!

See you all on the Rockies trip! And to those who aren’t joining: have a good weekend and enjoy Easter!

– Angy

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

What to do on the weekend

It’s weekend again in beautiful Vancouver, which means tons of events. We picked out a couple of events that might be of interest for you!

Sunset Beach Social
Let’s hope for sunny weather on Friday so you can start the weekend at the sunset beach with an art market, outdoor roller disco, performances by drag queens and if you feel creative build your own sand castle and you might get lucky and win a $500 cash prize!!! The event starts at 5pm and goes still sundown. See here for more information.

Vancouver Aquarium
On Saturday our own INTERNeX event will be happing. We will visit the renewed Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park. We will meet at 11am at the doors of the aquarium. If you are a student don’t forget your student card! For more information click here.

PNE at Playland
The annual fair is back at the Pacific National Exhibition. The fair host many rides and attractions such as a wooden roller coaster. A day at play land is definitely a must do for the summer, if you don’t have time this weekend, no worries the fair is there till september 1st. Tickets can be brought online ($29.50) or at the gate ($32.50). More information can be found here.

Victoria Drive Summer multicultural Festival
Duringt the summer festival on Victoria Drive many different cultures will perform live performances. You can also win prizes and participate in activities. The festival starts at 12pm and goes till 5pm. You can find more information here.

Vancouver Food Truck Festival
And of course what would Vancouver be without a food truck festival in the weekends? The festival will be held at the olympic village (215 West 1st Avenue) it starts at 12pm and goest till 5pm. The entry fee is $2 unless you bring a food bank donation than it will be for free.

Enjoy your weekend!

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

Running from Dead Corpses and Evil Clowns at Fright Night

 

Just a recap of yesterday night – INTERNeX went to Fright Night.

With the eery and dark atmosphere, it was a perfect way to accompany the frightful night that was awaiting us.

Boo!

Our first stop was The Asylum.  There was fog and smoke, and of course darkness.  We tried to hold hands throughout the walk down the dark and narrow corridors.  

As we walked through, there were rattling doors and loud knocks on the door with screams demanding to be let out.

Our second stop was Hollywood Horrors.  The scariest part was a Freddie Kuger look-alike suddenly running after us.  There were many Jason’s with masks and chainsaws lurking in the corners.

Our third stop was the Car-n-Evil Haunted Clown House.  There were already two clowns greeting us.  Talk about a phobia of clowns! Now I know why – with their masked deceptive smiles and evil eyes peering back at you, it would send chills down anybody’s spine!

An interesting feature they have is the 3D glasses! As you walk through the Clown House, you see layers of footprints on top of the ground, and splattered paint and blood around the walls.  The 3D experience increases the intensity of the fear as every clown seems to pop out at you!

Our fourth stop was The Darkness.  As the name implies, the whole house was dark, and it was hard to even step one foot in front of the other.  This one had rattling beds, and a dead corpse that tries to crawl out to catch you.  

Our fifth and final stop was the Haunted Mansion.  It was the most fun-filled, as we see a family of dead corpses lying around.  One of the girl had a doll in her hand, crawling the ground to catch you.  There were alot of dead corpses tied by their heads hanging by the exit, so you had to swat your way through the dead corpses before you exit the house!

There are also rides included in the ticket, so we got to catch a few!

The scariest part was having costumed people sneak up on you.  Yesterday, there was Jason running after you with his chain-saw, dead corpse, dead children, clowns, and many more!

If you still want to go, contact me (Tracy) and I can help you get a deal. Fright Night ends on October 31, 2010.

Come join us for our upcoming Pub Night this coming wednesday!!!

Newbies @ PubNight and FrIgHt NiGhT!

Hello All,

Sorry for the lack of blogs, but I have been under the weather…and now, with a few tweaks here and there, I am back up and running!

I saw some new people to our regular pub nights yesterday.  It is always great to meet new faces and have our group expand into a very multi-cultural community at INTERNeX.  

As promised from yesterday, I will blog about the upcoming events since you all told me that apparently you read the blogs! 

First of all, let me have a warm welcome to Sven, who attended his very first pub night.

And a sad goodbye to Christina who is leaving this Saturday! 

I am surprised at how quickly we bond over a beer and talk about everything under the sun from vancouver, your home country to relationships and philosophy!

And now, for further news, I am updating you all on the upcoming FRIGHT NIGHT I have been preaching to all of you about over the several past pub nights!

So, again, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

OCTOBER 15, 2010.

Please PURCHASE tickets from me:

tracy@internexcanada.com

What does this include? 

  • 5 haunted houses (so for those who like a little variety, you get to try out different ways to be spooked: from 4D clowns, to crazy docs and patients, to classic Hollywood villains)
  • Unlimited Rides: corkscrew, PNE’s timeless wooden roller-coaster, Pirate Ship, and many more….
  • Exhibitions and Shows: for those who want to lay back and enjoy the show!

I will post the deadline and a reminder closer to the date, but preferably by Monday!

Signing Off,

TRACY

fReAkY FrIGhT NiGhT!

Enter if you dare...

Mark your calendars for October 15th! Limited time to purchase tickets!!!

That night would be one of your most memorable, scary but amazing experiences.

You will celebrate one of Canada’s most cherished and beloved holidays – HALLOWEEN!

The event takes place at the Pacific National Exhibition.  PNE is a non-profit organization that hosts both the Fair as well as Playland during the summers.

For October, PNE is transforming its entire place into a Halloween-themed event.

We will go through 5 haunted houses and after being all shooken up, we will hop onto some of PNE’s most famous rides, such as the Wooden Roller Coaster, The Corkscrew, and Pirate Ship.

If haunted houses or rides are too much of an adrenaline-rush, you can visit some of the exhibits, such as the “History of Execution Display”.  There, you will get a look into the torture devices used since the beginning of time.  There will also be sights and sounds to stimulate your senses: a junkyard symphony filled with music created from everyday objects, and geometric designs set on fire by the Kinshara Fire Performers.

You really wouldn’t want to miss this action-packed night of spine-tingling, hair-raising fun!!!

DATE: October 15, 2010

TIME:   7p.m.

PRICE:   $28

For tickets or more information, please contact:

tracy@internexcanada.com

CHEERIOS,

TRACY

Get Your Freak On for October!

3D Haunted Clown House

As we all know, September is drawing to a close.  This puts an end to the anticipation for one of the most cherished, endearing holidays in Canada! I’ll spell it out for you (literally):

H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N!!!

To celebrate this gory, creepy holiday, we will have events to bring us in touch with the dark side in all of us.

In addition to our regular pub nights (wednesday nights), the below are the events that will take place, with a brief synopsis of each (I will follow up with a more thorough blog on each closer to the date):

Fright Night at PNE

Do you have a fascination for heart-pounding, gut wrenching movies or experiences?

If so, you can put your courage to the test and see just how brave you can be in the face of flashing lights and scary people (and ghosts) scaring you from behind.

You will witness all the methods of torturous pain that can be inflicted on the human body.

For those who want to forego the spooky haunted houses, there is certainly other activities to satisfy your palette.  If you love rides, you will get your fair share of gravity defying roller coasters, pirate ships, etcetera.

Parade of Lost Souls

We will join the parade through the streets of a lavish display of fireworks intended to ward off evil, a crowd of people dancing around a drum, and choreographed acts.

It is basically a celebration of all those passed away, as well as a tribute to the Halloween holiday itself.

For more information, refer to the blog: Parade of the Soul

Cloverdale Rodeo – Yeeehaw!

If anyone told me that I’d be watching grown men ride wild bulls in Vancouver, I wouldn’t have believed them. Little did I know though, that I would soon be having a great time at the annual Cloverdale Rodeo.

Yesterday I drove to Surrey with a friend to watch the second largest community rodeo in Canada. This rodeo attracts competitors and spectators worldwide, with many of the participants hailing from Alberta. This traditional exhibition brings agricultural and horticultural exhibits, including arts and crafts, home baking and canning, needle work, photography, sewing and flori-culture to the already, fun-filled long weekend. The exhibition, along with a wide assortment of family activities, truly makes the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition “much more than just a rodeo”.

The Cloverdale Rodeo is well known for its bull riding, world-class cowboys and enthusiastic rodeo fans, but it’s also famous for its party scene. At the Rodeo, the party starts before noon and doesn’t stop until well after sundown. Known throughout the rodeo world, the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair’s Longhorn Saloon, featured live music from May 20th until yesterday. To open up the festivities,  Canadian Rock Legend 54-40 kicked-off with a great performance.

Yesterday was the finals, with prizes as much as $50,000! For that much money, heck – even I would hop on the back of a bucking horse! Check out some of my pictures below!


Keep checking back for more exciting events like this one happening in your area!

For those of you in Vancouver, don’t forget about the INTERNeX BBQ Kick-off event happening May 29! Also make sure to sign-up for the 2-Day Whistler trip leaving June 19-20! Limited amount of space available!

Have a great long weekend everyone, and I’ll see you at INTERNeX PuB NiGHT at Malone’s Bar and Grill, May 26!

Cheers,

Laura