What to do on the weekend?

Another weekend is coming up, may be you are lucky and it is a long weekend for you because of the Canada Day? As always it is time to list up all the fun things what you can do in Vancouver on this weekend.

Sunset Beach Social

The Sunset Beach Social will be on June 27, July 11 and August 15, starting at 5 pm till sundown at Sunset Beach. You can enjoy on the Sunset Beach while you can also explore some food trucks, art, music or the outdoor roller disco. Even the sand castle competition where you can win prizes up to $500 is one of the highlights. You need more good arguments for the Sunset Beach Social? It is for free – no entrance fee!

Vancouver International Busker Fest

On June 28 and 29 on Granville Street between Smithe and Pender Street. It is bringing people together from all walks of life, with interactive comedy, hypnotic music and mind-blowing stunts. Prepare to laugh and cheer, forget about your worries and just enjoy the show. (more info)

Markets

International Summer Night Market – for just $2 you get the chance to explore tons of food, cheap booths and a lot of other stuff. It’s really a interesting experience to explore the International Summer Night Market which is located at 12631 Vulcan Way (Richmond). Opening times are on Friday and Saturday between 7 pm and 12 am and on Sunday 7 pm to 11 pm.

Richmond Night Market – it is the traditional night market in Richmond. Located at 8351 River Road (Richmond) with 300 vendors and tons of food, the entrance is just $2. The opening times of the Richmond Night Market are Friday and Saturday 7 pm to 12 pm and on Sunday from 7 pm to 11 pm.

North Vancouver Night Market – The Night Market on North Vancouver is just on Friday night between 5 pm and 10 pm. Over 80 vendors, 30 food trucks, music, artisans and a beer garden at the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale for free!

 

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

Get out your Dancing shoes and learn how to dance!!

All throughout the Summer you can enjoy Saturday Dance lessons and Sunday concerts at SummerFest. SummerFest is a community festival featuring children’s entertainment and activities, dance classes and demonstrations, farmers market, and live concerts. The festival started at June 25 and has lasts until September 5th.

Dance Saturdays – Waterfront Plaza 2-4pm

Cultural dance lessons and social dancing for all skill levels. Salsa, Swing, Ramba, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Hustle, Tango, & Merengue.

Date Entertainment
August 21 Salsa & Bachata
August 28 Cha-cha & Merenque
September 4 Merenque & Salsa

Concert Series Sundays – Waterfront Plaza 1-3pm

Every Sunday there is a different concert for you to enjoy!

Date Entertainment
August 22 Dr. Strangelove (Classic Covers)
August 29 Familia (Rock/pop)
September 5 Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner with the Hotlegz Dancers

Summerfest is located at Lonsdale Quay, adjacent to the SeasBus terminal in North Vancouver. To get there simply go to the North Vancouver’s terminal of the Seabus.

Also, don’t miss the Saturday Farmer’s Market at Londale Quay Market! Shop for local fruits and vegetables, have lunch at a food stall and take a ‘sightseeing’ ride on the Seabus!

So take advantage of this amazing festival and learn some new dance moves!

– Manouk

PuBNiGHT @ The Cambie!

On Wednesday July 21 we are having our next INTERNeX PuBNiGHT! Be sure to come out and have a good time with other INTERNeX candidates!

For those of you that have not come out to one of our PuBNiGHTS before, join us next week! It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and possibly make some friends!

For those of you that made it to the last PuBNiGHT, Yes we are having it again at the Cambie hostel! Last time we  had such a good time there we decided to go there again!

The Cambie hostel first opened their doors at 1887 and has been a happening social centre for locals and travellers alike ever since! for more information about the Cambie, click here

So join INTERNeX at the Cambie on Wednesday, July 21, at 8pm, at 300 Cambie Street in Gastown!

See you next week

– Manouk

INTERNeX PuB NiGHT @ The Cambie!

Oh yes, it’s time for another INTERNeX PuB NiGHT! This time, we’re heading over the Cambie Bar in Gastown!

The Cambie bar is part of the Cambie Hostel, which all began in 1887, when a new saloon on the bustling Cordova Street quickly established itself as a happening social centre for locals and travelers alike. When the Prohibition of the 1920’s was in full swing, bootleggers floated their forbidden wares through False Creek and delivered them straight to the Cambie storeroom through an extensive network of underground tunnels. The General Store & Bakery adjacent to the pub saw its share of excitement too, as a boxing ring where five cents would buy you hours of ringside entertainment. Although the hotel got a major facelift in 1997 to camouflage a century of drunken debauchery, the spirit of excitement and fun is still very much alive.
So join INTERNeX at the Cambie on Wednesday, July 7 at 300 Cambie Street in Gastown! 8 p.m. is our usual meeting time, so come around then! This time we’ll have a little trivia quiz so we can dish out some prizes. Make sure to be on time or miss out on some good stuff!
See you next week!
Laura

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC
V6A 2R5 Canada
Email: info@internexcanada.com
Phone: + 1 604 662 8149
Fax: + 1 604 662 8199

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Candidate Exposé

For the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Simone. She flew in from the Netherlands and came to explore Canada on October 15, 2009. I’ve gotten the chance to hang out and party with Simone while living at the INTERNeX staff house, and she is so full of character! It’s evident in her laugh that she’s been having a blast in Vancouver, and she recently got to show her family around town too while they came for a visit!

Why did you decide to come to Canada?
Well, it was really hard to get a visa for the United States. Vancouver was the next closest thing and the Olympics were going to be held there so that’s what helped me make my decision.

How did you find out about INTERNeX?
I found out about INTERNeX through a dutch organization called Travel Active.

What program are you currently participating in?
I am in the Hospitality program doing a city placement at Blenz.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I love working with other international people, some of which are my roommates and housemates.

What skills do you use at work?
I have to multi-task and have great social skills.

What would you tell others about Canada as a country?
It is beautiful – a lot like Europe. People are really nice here… almost too nice!

Can you sum up your experience in Canada?
It is an awesome time to get to know life and more about myself.

What kind of activities have you done since living in Canada?
I’ve seen a lot of nature, been to the Rockies, and visited lots of areas within Vancouver such as Granville Island, Metrotown and many different beaches!

What are your plans for the future?
I plan to travel more all over the world, and maybe come back to Canada to work on a farm. Eventually though I would like to settle down back at home in the Netherlands.

Not sure which program is for you? Visit http://www.internexcanada.com for more information on how INTERNeX can make your trip to Canada happen!

Free Toronto Event!

FREE, FREE, FREE! You heard me! For those of you in Ontario’s capital, don’t miss out on the city’s Doors Open Toronto event taking place May 29 and 30, 2010. One weekend, once a year, 150 bulidings of architectural historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.

The program allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

Participating buildings include heritage landmarks, modern structures, hidden gems, green roofs, places of worship, halls of learning, boardrooms, bedrooms, breweries, lighthouses, mansions, museums, theatres, national historic sites, centres of rail travel, cemeteries, factories, banking halls, architects’ offices and more.

Doors Open Toronto invites you to get to know the city, whether you’ve lived in Toronto all your life or you’re visiting for the first time. See Toronto like you’ve never seen it before!

This event is free, so I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to go!

Click here for a list of the participating structures, or get your Doors Open Toronto program guide in the Thursday, May 27 issue of the Toronto Star.

Have fun and let us know on Facebook what you thought of the event!

Cheers,

Laura