Picnic at the Beach review

On Saturday we had a nice small picnic at the beach. It was a lovely sunny day in Vancouver and the city turned it to a beautiful place with crowded beaches and sports everywhere.

We met at the boathouse in Kitsilano and from there we looked for a nice spot on the beach. Once we found we we unpacked all our blankets and started our tanning session. ATTENTION: do not forget to get yourself some sunscreen! The sun is very strong in Canada. We had crackers, chips, strawberries, bananas and many more for picnic. Even some went for a short swim between our tanning sessions.

After the picnic it was time to do some sport, there was a volleyball tournament going on, but once it was finished we could play some volleyball or Frisbee. The warm weather stayed till late in the afternoon and so we left to beach to get some dinner and came back to the park to eat. We finished our day at the beach at around 8pm.

We hope you all enjoyed the nice weekend and we hope to see you at the pub-beach-night this wednesday. Tomorrow we will give you more information about the place and time!

Enjoy the warm weather!

INTERNeX Canada: Where to watch the Olympic games

The Olympic Games are ON and for those interested I found a short list where you can watch the Olympic games live in Vancouver, click here. Or you can stream the Games at home on CBC Olympics.

Most important update of the Sochi Games is that GERMANY has the most gold medals at the moment. However Norway and the US have the most medals in total with 13 medals. Canada has 10 medals in total with 4 gold medals.

Good to know, the finals are on February 20th at 9am for women and on February 23rd for men at 4am.

 

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday and do not forget to come out in the evening for skating on the ice.

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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Olympic Winter Games 2014: Hockey

Olympic Winter Games 2014, 17 days of exhilarating winter games in Sochi, over 80 countries and around 2000 athletes will be competing against each other in almost 80 event. However for the Canadians only the ice hockey games count, be prepared for some crazy days. Extra for you I looked up some must-knows about the Canadian hockey culture. Just in case you stumble up on a bar full of Canadians watching hockey or to get some extra credit when your fellow workers are talking about hockey.

Hockey was invented in the mid 1850s by British soldiers, which were on duty in Canada. In 1879 students at the University in Montreal gave the game a set of rules. On March 3, 1875, the first indoor game was played at Montreal’s Victoria Skating Rink. Instead of using a ball, they used a puck, to prevent the puck form exiting the rink and hitting spectators.In 1893 the first Stanley Cup was played and awarded to the Montreal HC. The Stanley Cup was invented in 1888 by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston, to award the best hockey team of Canada. The Montreal Candiens have won the most Stanley Cups, 23 times.The Canucks are named after the Canadian folk Johnny Canuck, who was a skater and hockey player in his spare time.

Beneath  you can find a short overview of the game time during the Olympic Games and especially for the ‘Sweds’ the games are marked blue.

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If you want to we can stream some games at our office, of course not the ones at 4 or 6 in the mornings. Just let me know in the comments if you are interested in watching the games and I will make sure that we can watch them.

Go Canada Go

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INTERNeX Canada: HiGHLiGHTS of the week

Hey guys, would you like to which are the most remarkable things that have happened this week in INTERNeX?

If the answer is yes, here you have one of our HiGHLiGHTS of the week posts !!

One of the the most important things that happened is that our new PR has arrived. His name is Tobias Rechtenbacher, but we can call him Toby !! Willkommen Tobias!!!

He is a 21 years old student from the South of Germany.

His hobbies in general are  sports in general, in particular soccer and tennis. But he loves hanging out with my friends as well! If you wanna know him, you just have to come to our PuB NiGHTS or join us in our weekly events!

Last Wednesday, we went to The Metropole,and we had a nice evening drinking and talking about the different issues and enjoying the cheap drinks and food.

We also had the opportunity to watch one of the first games of the Canucks vs Edmonton. Too bad our `Nucks lost 4-1!

And don´t forget to join us today to discover a real flea market in one of coolest areas in Vancouver: Commercial Drive!

After the market, we can go to eat and drink something in one of the pubs and cafes that you can find in Commercial Dr, also known as Hipsterland! I’m sure we can have a lot of fun!

Have a nice weekend everybody!

Best,

Mercedes

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INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend!

Another weekend guys !! This was pretty amazing in my opinion. The weather was not so good, but we went to our first hockey match in Vancouver  and it was exciting ! The match was in the Ladner Leisure Centre in Delta, and we all enjoyed it so much and most of us  really want to go back for another match !

We went to see the last pre-season game of Vancouver Giants vs Victoria Royals !! Before the match started we didn’t expect too much feelings and passion on the field, but we were definitely surprised!

We saw how fast they are on ice, how well they control the balance and even their skills on ice-skating. Even the referees slip like if they were in heaven !! How amazing !!

Victoria Royals scored the first point during the first period. And during the second one Vancouver Giants scored the first one too. After that, I should say Victoria scored 2 more so the final result was 1 -3 !! (I know, too sad that our Giants lost).

There were a few tense moments between the teams, but they were fixed very fast. A few guys were ejected and during the third period, Vancouver played with one guy less due to the ejection.

It was without doubt a pretty amazing and intense match, and you guys should go at least once while you’re in Canada to experience the real Canadian passion !!

I hope your weekend was so amazing as it was for me, and please, don’t forget to comment if you have any suggestion or share any kind of great experience !!

Best,

Mercedes

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Hello guys,

This weekend we have a very good plan for you. On Saturday we are going to Deep Cove. A very beautiful area in North-Vancouver. We can see the town, the bay and then we can hike in the near mountains.On the top of the mountains you can see the whole city and Vancouver-area.
You can join us on the Facebook Event Page. 

 

  • WHEN: Saturday July 20th at 10:45 am
  • WHERE: Pender St. with Granville St. (Stop ID: 50077)

I also find some other things you can do this weekend.

Canadians Baseball Game (vs Eugene Emeralds)
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money for a good match you can go to the Vancouver Canadians. This baseball team is playing in the second league. You can get some great food, see live entertainment, enjoy the match and after the game you can see some awesome fireworks above the stadium!

The tickets are between the 10-15 dollar each. See the Canadians Official Website

  • WHEN: Sunday July 21th at 1:05 PM
  • WHERE: Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street Vancouver MAP

Hope you have a great weekend!

Cheers,

Jelle

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Hello,

Thursday.. one more day to go and weekend again! Let’s talk about some activities we found for you. As you may know we are going to Chilliwack for a fun weekend of camping and white water rafting! All the information you need is on the event page of our Facebook. If you still have questions about this trip you can always ask us, the PR-team.

 

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Canada Day
This Monday it’s a special day for all Canadians: Canada Day! There will be a lot of fun activities in the city. And everybody gets a free day off from work. There will be a big parade, Sports show and at night an amazing fireworks show above the Canada Place, Downtown Vancouver. www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca

  • WHEN July 1, 2013
  • WHERE Canada Place and all over Vancouver and Canada


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Jazz Festival
For the people that are staying in Vancouver there is much else to do this weekend. What do you think about the International Jazz Festival? This is one of the biggest festivals of BC. There will be 300 concerts in and around Downtown Vancouver. So if you like Jazz take a look at this page: www.coastaljazz.ca

  • WHEN June 21 – July 01
  • WHERE All over Vancouver

 

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Jelly Fish Invasion – Vancouver Aquarium
This summer, thousands of jellyfishes are invading the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 15 different species of jellyfishes from all over the globe on exhibit, plus new shows, activities and interactive displays, there’s a lot of new and exciting things to see and do. Come and see several jellyfish species rarely on display at the Aquarium! www.vanaqua.org

  • WHEN Daily, May 16, 2013 – November 12, 2013
  • WHERE Vancouver Aquarium

 
So these are some tips if you do not know what to do this weekend. Remember that Canada Day is the most special day of the year in Vancouver. It’s not only celebrated at Canada Place but over the whole country! 

Cheers,

Jelle

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