How was your weekend?

How my weekend was? Hmm.. I can’t decide which word describes this weekend the best: great, wonderful, awesome, perfect, gorgeous, fabulous, fantastic, spectacular or exceptionally good? At least I had a lot of fun, because this weekend was our trip to Kelowna. Oh, now I got your interest? Well, sit back and read all about our adventures in this beautiful city.

28080563_1888898747818262_1858428207_o1.jpgThe adventure started Friday at 12 pm at the Pacific Central Station. People showed up with their suitcases and bags to get in the bus. And there we go, a five-hour ride to Kelowna! We saw some beautiful views on our way. After a long sit we arrived in Kolowna. We dropped our stuff in our rooms and walked to this awesome steakhouse. One of the hardest decisions was: What are we going to eat? So many nice choices like burgers, chicken and ribs. When the hunger was gone and we finished our meals it was time to have a little party at the hotel. We played some fun games and, since it was carnival, we played some nice carnival music.

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*BIEP BIEP BIEP* At 6:45 the alarm went of. Time for all the skiers and snowboarders to get some breakfast and prepare ourselves for a day in the snow. After one hour in the bus we arrived at the Big White. In the lift to the top we realized how beautiful the view is from there. A sky as blue as a millionaire’s swimming pool. We went down a lot of times from different slopes. The area was very big, so we could do every time a different slope to see them all. The trials where not crowded at all, so many times we had the mountain for ourselves. We ended the day with a beer during the après ski next to the campfire. Then it was time for us to take the bus back to our hotel. We had a little time to prepare ourselves for another dinner and night out. This time we went to an Asian restaurant next to the hotel. Also here we enjoyed some delicious food. We decided to taste our wines we bought at the wine tasting tour and do another fun game before going to Sapphire, the biggest club in Kelowna. A 00’s party was going with a DJ who played all our classic sing-alongs.

27990347_1888900691151401_1024515969_oRise and shine, a new day has arrived. We woke up fresh and energetic to start the day with a boost. Ok, maybe not, but at least we stood up to have breakfast. When the rooms were clean and the luggage was packed, we took the bus to Kelowna downtown. In the city we did the scavenger hunt game. The groups had to do as many fun assignments as possible to get points. So we proposed, hugged, fished, danced and so on. After three hours, we met at the bus again to get our luggage and go home. This time we could enjoy a bus ride for 7 hours. Since we did not sleep that much this weekend, we could catch some sleep during the ride.

It was really great to hear that all of you had a great time! And so did we! Thanks to you, it was a really nice weekend. If you did not went on this trip, I am happy to tell you all about it tomorrow at PuB NiGHT in the Lamplighter. See you then!

– 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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Are you ready for Kelowna?

Count away the nights! Just two more days before we are in the bus to Kelowna! That means time to start packing your suitcase. But what to bring? What are we going to do? No worries, I will tell you all about the trip in this blog.33230138645_8d468ed5dd_z

We meet on Friday 12:00 pm at Pacific Central. We drop our baggage in the bus and prepare ourselves for a five-hour ride to Kelowna. At approximately 5:30 pm we arrive at the hotel. After checking in, we prepare ourselves for a dinner in Kelowna. The rest of the night is yours. If you want to ski or snowboard, keep in mind that the bus will leave early the next morning to the Big White.

Rise and shine, next day arrives! Breakfast is ready from 7 am till 10 am. For the ones who want to ski or snowboard, the express bus to the Big White departs at 8 am. This shuttle will cost you $25 dollar for a round trip. You can pay a ticket in the bus. After one hour you will arrive at the mountain where you can spend the whole day in the snow. A lift ticket will cost you $95 dollar (or $80 dollar for students). Bring your own skis or rent them on the mountain for $45 dollars. After spending the day in the snow it is time to go back to Kelowna. At 4pm the express bus will depart from the big mountain back to Kelowna.

For the ones who are not going to the Big Mountain, there are a lot of activities to do in and around Kelowna. One of the options is doing a wine tour. Kelowna is very famous for the many wines they produce there. Other options may be zip lining, doing the tree obstacles tour, go for a hike or just chill in the hot tub at the hotel. We meet back at the hotel at 5pm to prepare ourselves for the second night in Kelowna. After dinner it is time to party in one of the pubs or clubs Kelowna has to offer.

On Sunday, unfortunately our last day already in Kelowna, we are going to discover the city by daylight. After our breakfast we will head to the city and do a scavenger hunt. After the great success from the Whistler scavenger hunt, we have a new version 2.0 ready for you! After the craziness we will get back to the hotel to pick up our language and go to the bus. At 4 pm we will take the bus back to Vancouver. At approximately 10 pm we will arrive back in Vancouver.

I hope you are all as excited as I am. Don’t forget your passport and a second piece of ID. Also for the people who want to swim in the hot tub, don’t forget to bring your swimwear. Keep in mind that the office will be closed from Friday till Monday. I can’t wait to see you all on Friday! And of course tonight at PuB NiGHT as well!

– Bart

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

INTERNeX Canada: Christmas Photo Contest Winner!

Are you enjoying the snow outside? It makes the city look amazing and gives that Christmas feeling, but the downside is that it takes twice as long to go anywhere, especially if you are driving.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos of their version of Christmas in Vancouver. It was a very tough choice… but CONGRATULATIONS to Torben!

He went looking for Santa, as you do during Christmas, and found him! We love all the beautiful colours in this picture and Torben looks like he is ready for winter to come.

Go out and enjoy your 2 sets of HP Ski or Snowboard Rental in Whistler! (Value of $120).

We loved Tamara‘s photo as well. Since she is from Germany, the Christmas Market made her feel like she is home even though she is miles away.

Tamara said, “I got to look at all the German Christmas decorations, eat some German Christmas treats and got to drink our yummy and well-missed “Glühwein” ( I am holding a cup of it in my hand). How can you feel more like home for the family celebration while you are abroad?”

Well said, Tamara. Happy holidays everyone!

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming events

LAST WEEK before Christmas! For some people last week of our entire existence!

We don’t know if the world is going to finish or not, or we can tell you what are we going to do in the meanwhile!

After paintball, Seattle, crazy pub nights…this is our next activities for December

1) The 18th of December will finish our contest!

Send us a picture to our mail pr@internexcanada.com which represents your Canadian Christmas and  you will have the chance to get a free ski or snowboard rental  in Whistler!Hurry up!

2) INTERNeX Christmas dinner! Some of us will spend Christmas time far away from home!But in some point we are like a small family so there is no better way to celebrate Christmas as having a big dinner all together! It will be at the Boathouse at English Bay!

Happy pre- hollidays!

 

Looking forward to do everything with you guys!

Cheers,

Irene

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: Upcoming events

December is kind of a short month with all the Christmas Holidays going on, but we have still a lot of activities to do! So there is no time to waste!

First of all remind you all that we have a contest going on!

Do you want to participate? Great!

How?  Just send us a picture to our mail pr@internexcanada.com which represents your Canadian Christmas

What is the prize? You will get a free ski or snowboard rental for free in Whistler!

The winner will be announced on December 18th so hurry up!

Any plans for next weekend? USA is ok? I think so! Come with us to our Seattle Trip. The price is just 49 $ and we are going with the funniest company ever West Trek!!! A perfect day to do some shopping and sightseeing! Yeah

Prizes, shopping… What else do we need in Christmas time?  True, tons of food! We need an INTERNeX Christmas dinner so let’s have one in one of the most popular places of Van, English Bay! The Boathouse there we go!

And of course don’t miss out our Pub night on Wednesday!

Looking forward to do everything with you guys!

Cheers,

Irene

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: Ski in Whistler for free!

Just a few more days to arrive officially in December…Christmas time is here! The first lights, all the decoration in the street, the trees, the Christmas market, the future wishes for New Year, and plans for this holidays… Christmas is the perfect moment to meditate about what goals you got during this year, and what goals you want to get next year! And of course eat delicious food and have fun with your people no matter where you are!

What else are important on Christmas? Yes, of course! Gifts! So just remind you guys that we have a great contest going on!

What do you have to do? Just send us picture with us that represent your Christmas time here in Vancouver!  Share with us your experience and do you know what prize can you get? Not?

A super mega great 2 set of HP Ski or Snowboard Rental (value of 120 dollars) in Whistler!!

We will announce the winner on 18th of December, so there’s no time to lose! Hurry up if you want to ski or snowboards in one of the best ski resort of the world! It’s not that difficult or hard!! Just a picture and you will be able to ski or snowboard for free!!!!! Crazy, eh?

Christmas is also the perfect time to be more solidarity with the people in need! So please come with us to our special paintball event and you will have fun and your money will go to Children’s Hunger Fund,

Don’t miss out!

Cheers,

Irene

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: Contest announcement!

December is almost here…what does it mean?? Christmas time!!Yes that time of the year where everybody puts on weight, the family stays together and everybody receives gifts! This year this would be the same with some differences, but basically the same! We will put on weight (maybe we should eat and of course drink less but don’t make promises you can’t accomplish 🙂 ), we will stay with our new families here and everybody will receive gifts!

But do you want to receive a super-super gift??? I am sure you want! How?

Easy, easy, easy! Make a picture which shows your particular vision of Christmas in Vancouver!! Send us the picture with few sentences explaining the special meaning for you to our mail: pr@internexcanada.com

We will publish the three best pictures and the winner will receive our awesome prize!!! We will announce the winner on 18th of December, so you have almost one month to make a great picture and have the possibility to win a super mega great 2 set of HP Ski or Snowboard Rental (value of 120 dollars) in Whistler!!

You can change the rain for the snow, and for what price? Just a picture! Great, isn’t it?

So…what are you waiting for??? Participate now!!!

Cheers,

Irene

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