How was your weekend?

Hello Monday, my old friend. The weekend is over again and the serious working life is back on my radar. And because I don’t feel quite ready yet to face all this work ahead of me, I want to take a stroll down memory lane with you about my weekend. Ready? Then let’s do this.

First stop on Friday evening for drinks: Darby’s. Second stop for some more beers: The Bourbon. When we strengthened ourselves with enough drinks, we headed to the Roxy, where a live band was playing and people were dancing and singing along. We joined this fun until the club was closing.

On Saturday, it was time to go to Grouse Mountain. There, the ’24 hours of winter’ event was taking place and we decided to be part of this. It was AMAZING. We did a snowshoeing tour with S’mores and apple cider next to a cozy campfire, took a sleigh ride and enjoyed the beautiful view over Vancouver that Grouse Mountain was offering us. We had so much fun, we stayed at the après-ski party until 1.30am before we headed home to our warm beds.

Sunday was my well-deserved lazy day. I took my time to sleep in, do groceries, wash my clothes and watch series. The fact that my house lost its electricity for three hours in the evening did not affect my relaxed mood at all.

Have a good start into the week and I will see you all on Wednesday for our PuB NiGHT at 131 Water!

– Nadine

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?

Aaaand the countdown is on: the weekend is just a few hours away! Nothing planned yet? There is a lot going on the next two days, so we have here a collection of ideas for you.

On Saturday, we get the chance to spend a night on the mountain. Grouse Mountain is hosting the event ‘24 hours of winter’ with many fun snow activities. 16649071_10154994489892103_3549995912275574191_nYou can ski or snowboard the entire night under the floodlight installed near the slopes. As we already skied last weekend, we will try something different this time! Let’s rent a pair of snowshoes and walk around the Blue Grouse Lake where stunning light installations guide us the way through the night. Need more action? Then we can rent a sled and slide down the slopes in the dark. You can check out all the activities offered here. After all these activities in the snow, it will be time to warm up again. Dinner is waiting for us in one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants on the mountain. It does not matter if you really had skis under your feet before, but après-ski is always fun! Grab a cold beer or a hot cider and dance to the sounds of a live DJ.

Sounds good? Then meet us at 3.45pm at the skytrain ‘Vancouver City Centre Station’ and we will take a bus to Grouse Mountain. The admission fee for this night is $45. Extra shuttle busses will bring us back to the city centre late at night or early in the morning.

For the ones who have seen enough snow by now, there is a warmer option to do on Sunday. A huge event is happening in Vancouver’s China Town this weekend. 8486830562_ee38bc01e1_oWelcome the year of the dog. A bit later then we did, the Chinese population is celebrating their New Year this weekend. The international Village Mall, in which our office is located, is already decorated and full of different stands. Everyone who wants to see the parade on Sunday can meet Mandy in front of the International Village Mall on the Chinatown side at 10.45am. Be there on time, so you do not miss the start of the parade at 11am. After that, you have the possibility to explore the activities in the International Village Mall. A dog star show, multi-ethnic craft tables and live stage performances are waiting for you.

I hope to see some of you this weekend! Let us know if you are joining us to the mountain or the parade, so we make sure we meet each other.

Enjoy your weekend!

– Kerstin

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

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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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the Weekend?

January isn’t exactly the most exciting month. We’re all tired from the Christmas festivities and broke from it.  We’ve come to the rescue on how to beat the January blues. And, these activities won’t break the bank!

Project Barca

Let’s do something different this weekend by watching a dance performance with the INTERNeX crew. I think its safe to say that most of us are trying to discover ourselves and find adventures at our age. With the theme “Going ‘West’ to find the ‘East’/ Going ‘East’ to find the ‘West’, Project Barca talks about the idea of self-discovery through dancing.

  • When? Sunday, January 12th @ 8PM
  • Where? Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street)

To join this event, sign up on Facebook HERE.

Snowshoeing

Don’t know how to ski or snowboard, but would like to hit up the slopes? Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Vancouver has to offer and it is a great workout. Plus, its easy, if you know how to walk, you know how to snowshoe. It isn’t too pricey either. It costs $27 for rentals and pass at Seymour and $26 at Cypress.

The weather is beautiful this weekend, so get out there!

Vancouver Comic Con

Do you love to geek out with the Avengers or the Justice league? Then, Vancouver’s very own Comic Con is perfect for you. If you bring a new or gently used graphic novel, then admission is FREE and it will be donated to various Vancouver schools. There will be prizes and special guests including Shaun Knowler, the artist and writer of (one of my favourite comics) Transformers.

  • When? Sunday, January 13th @11am to 5pm
  • Where? Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street Vancouver

For more information, check out the website HERE.

Happy weekend!

Cheers,

Queenie

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

Next month we are going to Sun Peaks!! And you can join us! Experience amazing champagne powder and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Sun Peaks! You will have time for 2 full days of skiing or snowboarding and relax in the evening in the hot tub or at one of the pubs or the night club.

Sun Peaks Resort is a true winter playground full of endless entertainment options for everyone! Known for it’s world class skiing and snowboarding, Sun Peaks has over 3,678 skiable acres on 3 mountains, with 121 runs. If you don’t ski or snowboard, no problem, there are countless other winter activities to try such as snow shoeing, snow mobiling, dog mushing, ice skating and more.

On this tour you will stay at the luxurious Delta Sun Peaks Resort, a fully ski-in and ski-out hotel with the only year-round heated outdoor pool. After a day of winter activities you can soak in the outdoor pool and hot tubs with full bar service and enjoy the surrounding mountain views!

2 weeks ago I went to Sun Peaks to check out this trip for you guys! Click here to read about my experiences!!

What is included:

  • Transportation with a luxurious bus
  • An amazing tour guide who can tell you interesting stories and facts about Canada
  • 2 days in the Delta Lodge hotel, with hot tubs, swimming pool with amazing view
  • Discount on rentals and lift tickets
  • Free ice-skating (including rentals)
  • Campfire with marshmallows

Optional Activities:

  • Dogsledding
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Snow tubing
  • Ice- Skating
  • snow mobiling
  • dog mushing

Price:

  • $280 for INTERNeX Candiates
  • $290 for non INTERNeX Candidates

Date: We will leave on Friday thet 17 of Feberuary 1pm from Canada place, and on Sunday the 19th around 9:30pm we will be back inVanouver

I hope that you all wanna join us on this amazing trip! Because I know this will be a trip you never forget! Please contact me or Petra if you have questions about this trip!


Cheers, Your PR-Team

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com