Fun Fact Friday

Every month, it is our task to brighten you with our knowledge about Vancouver. But, since we’ve done that a few times already, I was thinking that today I could tell you some facts about Canada itself instead. And not just any facts…

1. Gravity

7510359934_4d45336b93_nIn the 1960s, it was discovered that gravity in Hudson Bay and surrounding areas is lower than in the rest of the world. How? Well, it is pretty complicated, so pay close attention. One theory involves convection in the Earth’s mantle. A complex sentence, I know. So let’s break it down. First of all, it is important to know what convection is. Convection means “the transfer of heat through a liquid or gas, caused by molecular motion.” Secondly, the Earth’s mantle consists of magma. Magma is a hot, molten rock that is always moving in order to create convection currents. Convection brings the Earth’s continental plates down, which means the mass in that area gets smaller and therefore, there is a reduction in gravity. Considering this paragraph is basically a brainteaser that contains a lot of complicated science words, I will spare you the second theory.

2. Education

You might not have guessed it, but Canada is the number one most educated country in the world. According to a study done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, more than 56 per cent of residents between 25 and 64 years old have a college degree. Back in 2000, this was only 40 per cent. Despite the number not being crazy high, Canada is doing a much better job than most countries. The United States, ironically, ranked sixth place in the list of “the 10 most educated countries in the world” created by the OECD. With Japan being second place with 50.5 per cent, Canada and Japan are the only countries who have surpassed the 50 per cent mark.

3. North Pole in Canada

23427910665_69436eda11_nIt might not be Christmas just yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it! In fact, Canada has such a great fact related to Christmas, that I just HAVE to tell you all about it. In Canada, you have the opportunity to send a letter to Santa Claus. There is an actual postal address you can send your letter to and as long as you include a return address, Santa will read the letter and send one back to you! Santa and his elves make sure every single letter is personal and exciting. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a kid to participate! You just have to believe in Santa and the magic of Christmas.


In case this inspired you to write a letter to Santa too, the address is:
Santa Claus
North Pole

Have a great weekend everyone! See you on Sunday when we do our hike!

– Angy

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INTERNeX Explorer: Whistler Weekend

Are you ready for the challenge? 22- 24 june we will be taking on the mission of conquering our fears and breaking out our shells. This WHISTLER weekend will be the most amazing one ever. Are you ready?

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What to do on the weekend?

Hey all,
The weekend is coming up soon and we have some cool events in Vancouver, Whistler and Toronto you have to check out!


This Friday Critical Mass in Vancouver
Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space — a bike ride and skate — held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that will be created by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! They ride around the city wherever people want to go – this is decided collectively – the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver.

12th Annual PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun Run

Largest timed 5K race in BC, one of technology industry’s biggest fundraising events. All proceeds to The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment to support the promotion and development of Science Fair programs throughout the province. This event will take place on Sunday. For more information click here.


Whistler Valley Trail Run
Run along Whistler’s scenic Valley Trail in the 20th annual Whistler Valley Trail Run. The race welcomes all ages and levels with a choice of 5 km or 10 km routes. Enjoy post-run snacks, awards ceremony and draw prizes from local sponsors. Register in person on May 28 between noon – 4 pm at the Run With It Store in Nesters (north of Whistler Village) or on race day on May 29 at Spruce Grove Park between 7 am and 8:30 am. Race begins at 9 am.

Whistler Wellness Fair
Join the 8th annual Whistler Wellness Fair featuring products, samples, services and healthy living ideas all under one roof. Don’t miss the free seminars taking place every hour on the hour. This event takes place at The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler between 11 am and 6 pm on May 28. Admission is by donation benefiting Pearl’s Transition House for Women. For more information check out the website.

Crud 2 Mud Downhill
Don’t put away the skis or boards yet – this Sunday the Crud 2 Mud combines snow and mud for this spring rite of passage in the mountains.  In teams or individually, Crud 2 Mud competitors ski or snowboard from the top of Whistler Mountain to the bottom of the snow line, where their bikes and equipment lay waiting. Once they’ve struggled out of their boots and are clipped into their bike pedals, participants race through the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Check out the Facebook page.


Fun seekers have to check out this event!  desiFEST is an annual South Asian arts festival. It features 12 hours of musical performances in several genres, from jazz and world, to urban, as well as multiple vendors in the food and merchant markets.  This crazy event will take place this Saturday at Young & Dundas square from 10AM to 10PM. For more information click here.

Doors open Toronto
For one weekend a year, buildings across Toronto open their doors to the public during the Doors Open Toronto festival. This year’s festival theme is photography and architecture.
Participating buildings include Old and New City Hall, Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre, Union Station, St. Andrew’s Church and more. New buildings this year include Corus Entertainment’s headquarters at Corus Quay and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital.

If you know any other awesome events this weekend don’t hesitate to share them with other candidates by leaving a comment.
Have a great weekend!

Your PR-team

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Science World After Dark!

Too busy being a grown-up during the day to come play at Science World? In between work and internships it can be hard to find something fun to do! Well not this Friday! Head over to Science world for their spectacular after dark event!
This month they’re going old-school to bring you some favourite retro activities.

  • Show off your retro-videogaming skills in the Science Theatre. Choose games from N64 and Dream Cast or the ever popular Pac-Man.
  • Velcro suit up and fling yourself against a giant Velcro wall.
  • Challenge other guests to Extreme Twister – the game floor will be literally twisting on the spinning platform in the Eureka! Gallery.

Between games, adventure through our galleries, all of which will be open for the evening!

Prizes will be awarded to guests dressed in the best retro costumes circa 1970s’ and 80s’ in both individual and team categories. So strap on your bellbottoms and get ready to play! Beer and wine will be sold.

Where: TELUS World of Science (all galleries will be open)
When: July 16
Time: 7-10 pm
Cost: $19.75

Advance tickets now available! Tickets can also be purchased at the door.