INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday ‘The East Van Cross’

Hello readers!

Today I want to share the story behind a famous sign in Vancouver.
I try to learn a lot about Vancouver when I’m here. Sometimes after work I take a bit of a detour with my bike to see some neighborhoods of this awesome city..

East-Van-CrossLast week I spotted the East Van Cross while cycling after work. I was really impressed by this massive piece of art so I looked up the story behind.

So this sign can be found at the corner of Great Northern Way and Clark Drive. As you can see on the picture it’s a big cross filled with letters.. Written vertically in massive letters is the word East.  Intersecting that horizontally is the word Van. (from Vancouver)

This iconic cross dates all the way back to the 50’s. At the time Ken Lum designed the cross. He reflected the art on the large Catholic population in East Vancouver at that time. But around the 60’s people from the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ adopted the sign as a symbol for there graffiti and gang style..

East%20Van%20Collage%20copyNowadays the sign has become an important symbol of East Vancouver.  According to a lot of writers the cultural part of Vancouver has officially moved from west of Cambie Street to east of Cambie Street.  East Van is home to some of the city’s most exciting new districts like Chinatown and Main Street, with all her eateries and restaurants.

You can take a really cool picture from the sign with downtown in the background..
And maybe you know some interesting spots, art etc. in the city as well? You can always share it in leaving a comment!

Have a great weekend,


INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-


I really believe that every single thing that happens in your life changes you. All the situations that you live, all the people that you meet… They are the real motive to change ourselves and grow up.

INTERNeX offers us exactly this, the chance to live a new situation, doing new tasks, meeting different people, living and working abroad… that´s  what becomes you in  a better professional and a better person, which is even more important.

Working at the office as a part of a team and not just as an “intern” makes us feel INTERNeX like something real ours. We spent a couple of months here, but we will be always an INTERNeXer!

Lies, one of our interns that already left a couple of month ago, is still part of us! She has been attended different colleges in The Netherlands to promote our services to those students who need to do an internship in their third year. Lydia another INTERNeX PR intern that I didn´t have the pleasure to meet, helped her as well in Den Haag, one of the 3 colleges where Lies promoted.

The both of them have done a great job inside and outside the office during this time. It is a good sign that your interns help you even when they already left, isn´t it? Maybe is because INTERNeX is doing a good work inside and outside the office as well.

Thank you so much girls,



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149