What to do on the weekend

This time we only had a short week, because of Family Day. Even more reason to get outside, as you probably did not get that tired from this week. You don’t want to go back to your country and say that you haven’t seen everything, right?

For some of us the weekend already starts early, because we are going to Kelowna today! Kelowna is a beautiful city in British Columbia where you can do a lot of activities like hiking, skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing. However, you can also do other things if you don’t feel like being active on our mini vacation. There are several food and wine tours in Kelowna and there are a lot of opportunities for shopping.

Even though you are not joining our trip, it does not mean that you16237737_1615329781815800_1946877102_n should stay at home. Vancouver is a very lively city and there is lots to do here as well. One of the great activities held in Vancouver is Winterruption. This event is a winter arts festival that takes place on Granville Island. It already starts on Friday and will take place till the end of the weekend. During this event you can watch a lot of great performances on dance, music, film, arts and crafts. As it is on Granville Island, which is known for its public market, you also have enough choice regarding food.

There are several sports games during this weekend. On Saturday, the Vancouver Giants are playing against Red Deer at 7 pm at the Langley Events Centre. The Canucks are also playing this weekend on Sunday. They will play at Rogers Arena at 7 pm. When you are in Canada, you should definitely go to one of these games!

Are you more into movies? Vancouver got that covered too! For only $2.99 you can watch MVP: Most Valuable Primate at some Cineplex theatres. The movie already starts at 11 am, so you probably should set up the alarm. However, going to the movie for such a cheap price is normally not possible in Vancouver, so it is definitely worth the try.

Enjoy your weekend and see you today or next Wednesday on PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming events

Any plans for this week? Hope you all save some energy during Christmas because we have great events going on this week and the rest of January!

Wednesday is almost here so you know what’s happens! Yeahh pub night returns! Tomorrow we will publish where we will meet, but already looking forward to meet you all guys! Keep an eye tomorrow on our blog and Facebook! And for some people, their last pub night… everybody has to come!!

But this week we have something more special for you guys! On Saturday there is a great show in town! Spanish and Canadian dancers all together in the stage!Project Barca is an exclusively event that definitely any of us should miss out! If you are into dance or this is your first time, if you come with your special friend or alone…I’m sure it’ll worth it! The price is 19$ per student, but if we get a group of 8 the price will be just 14$!

When? Saturday 12th of January at 7:30 pm

Where? Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4

But this is just this week! More events are coming soon! Have you ever done Snowtubing? I haven’t but it sounds 100% fun! Let’s go on the 20th to Mount Seymour!!!

Time for catching up. Time for new plans. Any special activity do you want to do?

See you soon

Cheers,

Irene

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INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming events for January

Even we are relaxing enjoying Christmas time, January will arrive soon, so it’s time to know what events we have planned for you guys!

Project Barca

Here is their official description:

Here be dragons / Non plus ultra is a new work by choreographer Henry Daniel with Musical Director/Composer Owen Underhill featuring dancers, musicians, and media artists from Barcelona, Spain, and Vancouver, Canada. The work deliberately uses the city of Barcelona as a vehicle, a barca, for new cross-Atlantic voyages of discovery and understanding, connecting to Vancouver, Canada, at the edge of the Pacific. Using the historic events of 1492 as a reference point it explores the concept of going west to find east, and by default going east to find west.

The dancers in this work offer their personal narratives to question and provoke issues of identity, looking at what happens when the human urge to adventure takes hold, when the curiosity and excitement of discovery turns to colonization, and/or occupation of territory; the physical, psychological, and emotional territory of self and others.

When?Saturday 12th of January

And for how much? The original price is 29$, 19$ for student! but INTERNeX people we can have a special deal if 8 or more of you wanna come and make it for JUST 14$! Intercultural dance!
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Snowtubbing at Mount Seymour

For professional or fresher on the snow, for old and young, for guys and girls..for EVERYBODY!

Snowtubing will be so much fun!!!

When?Sunday 20th of January

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Pub nights! Every Wednesday starting on the 9th!

Ok this will happen soon…but tonight!!!!Is Christmas!!! Merry Christmas!!!! Enjoy tonight and tomorrow with yours!

Cheers,

Irene

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INTERNeX Canada: Rocky Mountain Trip Review

Last weekend I went 4 days to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Winter Wonderland! Discover Canada Tours invited me to this trip, to check out this trip and see if it interesting for you guys. And honestly, I really can recommend this trip! I had four fantastic days, and it was a great experience which I will never forget!

Day 1: On Friday morning we left the city of Vancouver very early in the morning. Our first stop was Hope, and our second stop was Kamploops. Our tour guide told lots of interesting facts about Canada. The sights along the way were beautiful! In the evening we arrived in the city of Golden, it was a beautiful hotel, including hot tub, swimming pool, and the option to join the guide for a great party!

Day 2: On Saturday morning we had a nice breakfast in the hotel. This day I decided that I wanted to go snowboarding in the Lake Louise ski resort! The tour guide brought the people who wanted to ski/snowboard to the mountains. The snow was perfect, lots of runs, beautiful weather, and an awesome view! At the end of the day we went to our hotel in Banff, which was a very nice hotel as well!

For the people who did not want to do snowboarding/skiing were many other optional activities, such as ice-skating, sightseeing, dog-sledding, or go to the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for amazing views of the Rockies.

The hotel in Banff had several hot tubs, and a swimming pool, in the evening it was party time in a nice club located in Banff.

Day 3: We started this day with a nice breakfast. the skiers and snowboarders had another option to go the Lake Louise ski resort for the whole day. other people decided to do dog-sledding, or ice-walking this day. I did some shopping in Banff, and we did a beautiful walking tour through the nature in Banff together with the tour guide.

In de evening we went Lake Louise, and we had the change to do some ice-skating on the lake. Afterwards we went to our beautiful hotel located in Lake Louise village. There was a campfire with marshmallows, we had lots of fun. afterwards we had dinner in the restaurant of the hotel.

Day 4: On the last day we left Lake Louise early in the morning, since we had a long drive back to Vancouver. But first we went to Kicking Horse ski resort, and we did some snow tubing, which was lots of fun. We made different stops on our way to Vancouver, namely Last spike, Kamloops, and Hope! the way back was beautiful, I really enjoyed watching the scenery!

I would like to thank Discover Canada Tours for this AMAZING trip! Furthermore I would like to thanks the great tour guide and all the people who attended this trip!

You wanna know more about this trip, or do the same trip? e-mail us 🙂

Cheers, Lydia

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INTERNeX on Youtube!

As from today on, the video from the snowtubing event that took place last Saturday can be seen on youtube aswell! It was a great day! INTERNeX has its own channel with a lot of video testimonials, so you can check out what others think about their time in Vancouver. From now on, INTERNeX will do its best to shoot more videos, not only about our fun trips and events but also of our dear candidates who would like to share their experiences with others! So if you would like to have a word and be on camera for talking about your time in Canada, send a mail to pr@internexcanada.com.

Cheers,
Ziska

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Ready, Set…GO!

What a weekend!

 
Ten young people, having a thirst for adventure met at 9 a.m. in front of the Waterfront Station in Vancouver, all ready for SNOWTUBING!

It took the old blue shuttle bus about half an hour to get to the top of Mount Seymour where everything was covered with a beautiful white layer of snow. Perfect conditions for snowtubing!

First, we checked out the facilities and got the sobering news that the lift was not working so we would have to walk up the hill after every ride…
Nobody of us was pleased about that but due to the fact that we got a 50% discount for the inconvenience…We went for it! We purchased the tickets, grabbed some tubes and could not hide our enthusiasm! Most of us started with the “slowest” lane to get an idea of what we could expect from the “Kamikaze” track…

I can only speak for myself, but when you let yourself fall on this huge tube with your stomach, sliding down the hill, constantly picking up the speed and feeling the wind rushing through your hair…it is just awesome!

Some didn’t go for a ride that often whereas others were going round by round, climbing up the hill like mountain goats! Even the guys were giving up after some time but Agnes, our candidate from Switzerland impressed us all because she carried the tube on her shoulder when walking back up and even went for two rounds while the others were still busy with making their way up the hill after only one lap…

In between we took a break and went to a small cafeteria nearby for getting warmed up. Hot chocolate, soup and tea were really helpful with that!

Temporarily, the weather conditions aggravated. Heavy fog made it impossible to see the end of the slope and nobody could estimate whether the way was clear. But! Since young people like taking risks…We showed no fear and kept dashing downhill! 🙂
Luckily, there were no accidents and the whole group got back to downtown sound and safe at around 6 p.m. It was a long day…with no end in sight!

On the bus, I met a German guy who invited the whole group to a huge house party. We did some pre-drinking at my place before crashing the party which was only two blocks down the street and indeed VERY HUGE! Everybody was having a great time and met a whole lot of new people. Unfortunately, police ended the party but we were tired and exhausted anyway…

George and Ziska really enjoyed this trip with you guys and we really hope to see you back at the next big event! Stay tuned!

Find more picture on flickr!

For those who joined this great event, feel free to send me your best picture of that day and maybe it will become the “picture of the week”!

Cheers,
Ziska

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The two happy INTERNeX winners and a nice night out!

At yesterday’s INTERNeX PuB NiGHT two of our candidates won two tickets for the Canucks game for tonight! After the intense and exciting INTERNeX lottery we finally got to know the names of the happy winners. Florian from Austria and Jun Kim from South Korea are the lucky ones who will be going to the Canucks v.s Sharks game in the Rogers Arena at 7 pm tonight.
The two tickets together are worth more than 200 dollars. So you guys enjoy the view from one of the best seats in the stadium!!!

Besides the two happy winners, we had a nice time in “the Cambie” For me it was the first time there and I liked the atmosphere a lot. The fact that a pitcher was just 9 dollars made it even a better experience. Haha.
I hope to see everybody next Wednesday again!

 

DON’T FORGET SATURDAYS SNOW-TUBING 🙂

Some of you I will see on Saturday morning then – because it is SNOWTUBING TIME on Mount Seymour. In case you guys forgot about it we will meet at 9 am in the Waterfront Station in front of the StarBucks. Be on time!!!! Because we will leave to North Vancouver with the ferry at 9.15 am.  Thereafter we will take the shuttle bus to the mountain at 9.50 am. In case you guys live in North Van, we can catch up at the bus station in front of the coffee store “Beans around the world on 123 Carrie Cates Court in front of Lonsdale Quay. In case you guys have any questions about the event, just write an email to PR@internexcanada.com

So see you soon then and have a great day!!!

Cheers,

George

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