What to do on the weekend?

*knock knock* Who is there? Weekend! Yes, that’s right! I am trapped in the office today, because weekend is at the doorstep. But I am always glad when it’s here! And then, the well-known question comes in my mind: What to do on the weekend?

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We made is easy for you to start your weekend a good way. We are going ice-skating at Robson Square. Let’s have some fun with our ice skates on. When ice time is over, it’s time for some line dancing and bull riding. We will heading to the Yale Saloon and be cowboys and –girls for a night.

This weekend is also the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Hundreds of restaurants have special deals for you. All 3-course menus range in price from $20 to $40 dollars. Check if you restaurant is also participating in this festival on their site.

If you have enough of the cold and you just want to warm up, go crab a hot chocolate at the Hot Chocolate Festival. Also at this festival a lot of restaurants participate. Go in and see what special hot chocolate creations they have for you.

Don’t regret anything you didn’t do. Enjoy your weekend to the fullest and have lots of fun. I hope to see each of you at the Ice Skate Rink tonight!

– Bart

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
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CelticFest – Experience IT Review

On Saturday we went to CelticFest at Robson square. It was great to see you even though a lot of you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day the night before. Thank you for coming!

During CelticFest we were celebrating the Irish national holiday St. Patrick’s Day. On this day, the Irish commemorate the holy Sint-Patricius. However, a lot of Irish people just see it as a day to celebrate being Irish and as a reason to drink. One of the activities organised during the week of St. Patrick’s Day is CelticFest. CelticFest is an annual festival being held throughout the city of Vancouver. There were several activities organised throughout the week. Some of these activities were free of charge, such as the parade and the CelticFest activities at Robson square.

We were really lucky with the weather. Saturday was a sunny day and therefore it was really nice to hang out at the CelticFest. At first we walked around and passed some small stands with green and Irish clothing. After that we watched a band playing some typical Irish music. Besides that we also watched an Irish dan17431010_10202849062023362_2021569902_oce performance at the Beer garden and at the Robson square. As the weather was so nice, we decided to go to Canada Place to watch the view. Then we went to Tap&Barrel and enjoyed some drinks, nachos and hummus. We also could not resist the free nacho refills. When we finally filled our stomachs, we finished our day with watching the seaplanes take off.

I hope you enjoyed the great weather this weekend! See you on PuB NiGHT!

-Iris

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend

Now that it finally stopped snowing, there is no reason to stay inside anymore. This time some of us even got an extra day of weekend, as Monday is Family Day. So get outside and get the most out your extra long weekend!

First of all, there is 24 hours of Winter on Grouse Mountain this weekend. It starts at Saturday and continues till Sunday. During this event you can ski during the day and night together with the INTERNeX family. It will be a totally different experience with skiing for sure! However, there are also a lot of other events such as the Light Walk, snowshoeing and ziplining. Some of us are going to do the Light Walk instead, so if you are not feeling like skiing this weekend, you should definitely join us on the Light Walk.

You don’t feel like seeing any snow after this week? We definitely get that as well! Instead of the 24 hours of Winter, you can also go ice skating at Robson Square for free or $4 if you have to rent some skates. You are able to do this from Friday till Monday. Is ice still too cold for you? Then check out the Second-hand Book Sale at Nikkel National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby between noon and 4 pm.

After all that cold, you should definitely get a hot chocolate during the Hot Chocolate Festival. There are lots of hot chocolates specials throughout Vancouver the whole weekend long. Furthermore, Saturday is the first day of the International Wine Festival in Vancouver. The International Wine Festival contains a lot of events such as auctions, dinners and tastings. After a long week, this may be the perfect way for you to prepare you for next week again. However, if you do not have time for the International Wine Festival this weekend, you can still check it out till the 19th of February.

On Family Day there are also a lot of events such as Family Day at Grouse Mountain and Skiing at Manning Park. At Family Day at Grouse Mountain you get 50% off from the admission to the mountain and at Skiing at Manning Park you also get 50% off on ski and trail tickets. This is a cheap way for you to get active and make the best out of your stay!

Have a great weekend and see you on Grouse Mountain!

– Iris

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Smart Saver

It’ Sunday and it’s time for Smart Saver. Here are a couple of tips for how to get through your week without having to spend a whole lot of money. But of course you also want to enjoy life. no problem. Check out these suggestions.

Check out some of the most delicious burgers, waffles and doughnuts in town for prices that you won’t believe. Everything for the price of just $5 or less! Let me give you an example. At 1391 East 41st Avenue you’ll find Duffin’s Doughnuts. This place is open 24/7, and is selling burgers and of course doughnuts for under $5… fantastic! Check out a longer list of different places to go for cheap eats here. If you’re not so much into burgers, waffles and doughnuts then have a look at Ninja Bubble Tea. This is the place to go if you want to get yourself a nice bubble tea for a reasonable price. Bring a student card and you’ll save extra money. The Ninja Bubble Tea store is located at1696 Robson Street.

After a filling yourself with delicious doughnut you probably want to get a bit of exercise 😉 No need to worry. You don’t have to pay a fortune for this. Just go to Robson Square where the public ice rink is now open. It’s for free if you bring your own skates but you won’t have to pay more than $4 for skate rentals. Check out this site for more information.

Finally you can finish off a great and cheap week by taking advantage of free wellness workshops at Polo Health + Longevity Centre on Saturday, December 13, from 10am till 2pm. This will be your perfect mini workshop that will teach you the basics in how to live a healthy life. This wellness centre is located in New Westminster, but remember that you can go through all zones on a one-zone bus ticket during weekends. Have a look at this site to get more info and to view the precise location of Polo Health + Longevity Centre.

Enjoy your week!

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

What to do on the weekend?

It is weekend again, this time we have listed for you The Talking Stick Festival, Curious Flea Market, Ice Skating, Winter Farmers Market in Vancouver and The Icefest in Toronto. And of course the Brewery Tour on Saturday with afterwards a couple of sherbet dibdabs downtown, keep an eye on our Facebook page if you want to join us after the Brewery Tour.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

VANCOUVER

13th Annual Talking Stick Festival

If you are interested in the art of Aboriginals, then you should visit this weekend the Talking Stick Festival. The Festival is held through whole Vancouver, so check the website to see if there is anything near you to do. All kind of different performing arts can found, from theatre, drumming and music to spoken word and multimedia performance. The most popular performance is the Powwow culture, it consist of traditional and contemporary dance exhibitions, such as the inter-tribal dance, which you even can join. They also sell arts, crafts and traditional foods. The Powwow culture is held in the roundhouse community arts & recreation centre at 11am on February 23rd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Curious Flea Market

Flea Market just with a twist. The curious flea market invites customers to hangout, engage and explore. The market sells everyting from antique to Mid-Century to 50s kitsch and more. The market can be found a Rivers Market at Westminster Quay on February 22nd from 10am – 5pm and on the 23rd from 11am – 4pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Olympic Ice Skating

Want to win a new pair of skates, or just having fun on the ice. Then head to the ice rink at Robson square on February 23rd 5pm – 8pm, dress yourself nicely in Canadian or international themed gear; face piant, flags, etc and get a free hot chocolate and the chance to win a new pair of skates.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Market

Want to stroll around a lovely market, than you should go to the farmers market at the Nat Bailey Stadium on February 22st at 10am – 2pm. The market will be held every Saturday through April 26th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

TORONTO

IceFest

The IceFest is back for ninth time with ice sculpture dispalys, event and many more. Over the weekend ice artists will make a winter scene from 35 000 pounds of ice. The theme of the scene is “Heat Wave”, so expect some tropical hints in a cold winter scene. You can also be a judge and vote fro the best ice sculpture during the Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition. The event will be held at the Bloor – Yorkville B.I.A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

I wish you all a beautiful weekend with a lot of joy!

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

 

What to do on the weekend?

It’s already weekend again and Vancouver has, as always, great events planned for you, such as the Granville Island Winterruption Festival, a late night movie on Valentines day or free samples at the Baker’s Market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

From February 14th till February 16th the annual Granville Island Winterruption Festival will be held. This festival is a truly unique winter festival in Vancouver. During the festival you can discover artists’ exhibits, local food, French films and Pop up Dances around the Island all weekend long.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

If you are fan of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet you should not miss this late night Valentine’s Day movie with beer, popcorn and grilled cheese at the Rio theater on East Broadway. The movie starts at 11pm and tickets cost either $6 in costume or $8 regular. So crab your dearest on Valentine’s Day an head out to the Rio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

For all the sweet tooth’s here in Vancouver it is almost a must to visit the Baker’s Market on Sunday 16th. You do not only see beautiful baked creations, but you can also try them for free! The market runs from 11am until 3pm at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert Street)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Or why not joining the INTERNeX gang on Friday for the Valentines Day Pub Crawl and on Saturday for some ice skating fun. We meet at 6pm on Saturday at Robson and Howe st. Click here and here to join the events.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming Events

Ice skating, brewery tour and Pub & Club Night. I know it took a little while, but here is a list about the upcoming events we planned for you, I hope you are going to join us for some fun evenings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ice Skating at Robson Square
If you want to have some fun on the ice, you should definitely come on out on Saturday 22 February for an epic night on the ice. Skates can be rented for $4 at the Robson Square.

When: Saturday February 15th at 6PM

Where: Meeting point: Robson and Howe st

Click here for more information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Granville Island Brewery Tour
For all the ‘beer-lovers’ here in Vancouver this is going to be your event. On Saturday 22nd we are going to join one of the Granville Island Brewery Tour, we will not only learn about beer but also taste it. The tours starts at noon, 2.00PM and 4.00PM. Since the tours books on a first-come, first-serve basis I do not yet know when our tour will start. You have time till Tuesday February 18th to sign up and I will than announce the time we will go. However if you prefer one of the start times, I can check and try to join that tour.

When: Saturday, February 22nd

Where: Meeting point: in front of the London Drugs on Granville and W Georgia st

Costs: $9.75

Click here for more information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Pub & Club night: Welcoming Daniela
To welcome our new intern Daniela, we will have a Pub & Club night. Grab some drinks with us, dance some and get a bit crazy. We will meet at The Cambie at 8.30pm, just look for some of the most crazy people and you will find us. The Cambie is known for their cheap drink and food, games and their large tables to dance on sit together with all of us and the rest. However keep in mind that The Cambie is only for people over 19 and they do check two pieces of ID

Special offers ‘The Cambie’ has on Friday are:

  • Kokenee Pint $4.00
  • Kokenee Jug $12.00

When: Friday Feb 28th at 8.30PM

Where: The Cambie

Click here for more information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

And of course we have our weekly PuB NiGHTS on Wednesday (Feb 12, Feb 19), we do not have a PuB NiGHT on Feb 26!

I hope to see y’all at the upcoming events!

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