How was your weekend?

It’s just another manic Monday… Once again, the weekend went by in what feels like a heartbeat. But how can we be sad about that when we had such great weather the past couple of days? As I am writing this, the sun is still (!) shining, so sit back and enjoy the weather while I tell you about my sunny weekend.

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On Saturday, Vancouver celebrated Earth Day by organizing a parade and having food trucks and live music ready in the park afterwards. Sounds cool, right?! That’s what we thought too, which is why we planned to go there with some of you. When we arrived, we discovered the parade was actually a march. Lots of people were walking around with self-made signs about climate change and how it affects our planet. It was very inspiring. However, the parade did not last that long, which is why we decided to make use of the good weather and go to the beach. We got ourselves some snacks at the supermarket and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the sun at English Bay.

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On Sunday, my alarm went off at 7am. It was time for me to volunteer at the cat sanctuary again. In other words, petting cats whilst cleaning their litter boxes and providing them with food, water and a cosy place to sleep in. Trust me when I tell you scooping litter boxes isn’t that bad when you are surrounded by a dozen of adorable balls of fur. When I finished my tasks, I took the bus home and enjoyed the weather from my backyard. Since Sundays are meant for relaxing, I ended the day with watching Gilmore Girls on my laptop.

I hope you all enjoyed the weather last weekend! See you all on Wednesday for PuB NiGHT at The Lamplighter!

– Angy

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What to do on the weekend?

Wooaaah people! Have you seen the weather forecast for this weekend?! It is going to be full of sunshine and the temperatures are above 10 degrees. I think spring has finally sprung and summer is just around the corner. Well, almost. But for now, what can you do on these promising upcoming days? Let me give you a bunch of ideas.Beautiful weather at Stanley Park

Are you a fan of exotic reptiles? Then you should go on Saturday or Sunday to the Richmond Nature Park where you can meet snakes, lizards and geckos during an exotic reptiles show. You can enjoy this fun from 11am until 4pm and admission is granted by donation.

Oh, you don’t like exotic reptiles at all? Then maybe the Eastside Flea market is more your thing. It is a modern-day flea market which you can visit every weekend. More than 50 local vendors are selling different goods, from handmade craft items to vintage clothing, antiques, plants and more. Food trucks will satisfy your hunger, deejays will play and pinball machines or a pool table can be used for your entertainment. Sounds good? It’s located in the Ellis Building at 1024 Main Street, Vancouver and you can go on Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 5pm. The entry fee is $3 for a single day or $5 if you want to go on both days.

Or how about doing something active in sunny Vancouver? A day without rain is perfect for renting a bike and discovering the city or the park on two wheels. You can rent a bike for example at Spokes Bicycle Rentals, which is located at the entrance of Stanley Park. When you have rented a bike, you can cruise around the Stanley Park Seawall for 1-2 hours, take wonderful Instagram-worthy pictures and tank yourself up with some vitamin D.

No matter what you decide to do, I hope you all have a great weekend!

– Nadine

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What to do on the weekend?

It is already Friday again, which means we will provide some tips for you on what to do on the weekend! Since we already experienced our weekly event at the Canucks Hockey game, you will need to make some plans by yourself for this weekend. With these tips we hope you will still get the best out of it!

We did not have the best weather last week, but maybe you already noticed the sun goes down later and later, which means… SPRING is coming! And when you say spring it is time for some flea markets. The Eastside Flea is starting of this weekend in the Ellis Building at 1024 Main Street. They have over 50 local vendors, food trucks, a live deejay, seasonal drink specials, pinball and many more. The Flea market will be held every other weekend and you can enjoy them on Friday from 6 to 10 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 11 to 5 pm.

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For the fast deciders: on Saturday Insomnia is striking down in Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum. With a killer line-up, including Hardwell and Laidback Luke, this will definitely be a party you wouldn’t forget. But if you want to be surprised and still want to have a good night out, it is also a great idea to join the Insomnia afterparty! These tickets are way cheaper and you will still get a great experience with surprising acts. You can find all the information at solidevents.ca.

But bare in mind that this Saturday night out would be a short ride, since the clocks are changing! Remember when I said spring? Well, spring is coming fast now since we will set the clocks one hour forward and enjoy longer daylight from now on.

There will be something riotheatregreat to do on Sunday as well. Remember the big failure of this years Oscars? Well where they definitely didn’t make a mistake was at the nomination for Oscars Best Picture “Lion”. Director Garth Davis’s film tells the story of an Australian man who finds his long-lost family in India with the help of Google Earth. You can watch this beautiful story at the Rio Theatre at 3.30 pm. This theatre was built in 1938 and has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, comfortable brand new luxury seats and a huge stage for live events. A great catch for some Sunday afternoon chillings! You will find all the information at riotheatre.ca.

Besides all these activities, in March there is also the Vancouver International Dance Festival, which is definitely worth checking out. With a wide variety of dancers and styles and beautiful combinations like b-boys with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, this will definitely be a great activity for your weekend.

For the skiers and snowboarders here, the snow is still going strong so if you want to have fun on the mountain that is still possible! I will be at Cypress tomorrow and you are always welcome to join and hit some slopes!

Have a great weekend and I hope to see all of you again at PuB NiGHT this Wednesday.

– Tess

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: Casual Fridays

This weekend is a long one guys, because it’s Easter! When I hear Easter, I automatically think of bunnies, basket full of eggs, chocolate (of course), and flowers. But I always wondered why there are such thing as Easter bunnies? Why do they lay eggs? Where are the hens?

According to an old legend, Easter began with the pagan celebration of the goddess Ostara. She was associated with the Spring season and fertility. The goddess entertained children by turning her pet bird into a rabbit. The rabbit then gave colorful eggs as presents to the children.

If that wasn’t enough, I came across a short story for children that “tries” to explain…

Why the Easter Bunny Brings Eggs (adapted by Jean Warren)

Once upon a time, there was a King who had a very powerful magician at his court.  One day, the magician gave the King a hen that laid beautiful eggs for a present. The king liked the eggs but he was greedy and he told his magician that he would like the hen better, if she could lay eggs of gold.  So the Magician worked another magic spell and sure enough the hen started laying eggs of gold.

The king was delighted.  He became very rich and the envy of the other kings.  He kept his special hen in a golden cage next to his thrown.  He knew that someday, someone would try to steal his hen, so whenever visitors came,  he would have his magician come and hide the special hen and substitute an ordinary hen in the cage.

Sure enough, one day someone ran off with the hen in the golden cage.  The king was glad he had had his magician switch the hens.  He sent word for the magician to bring back his hen.  But the next day, when the king looked in his golden cage all he found was a white rabbit.  “What’s this!” said the King.  “Little rabbit, how did you get in here?  The King opened the cage and had his footman take the rabbit back out to the woods where he belonged.  Then he called for his magician.

“Where is my magic hen?”, asked the King.  I told you to bring her back. “I did bring her back,” said the magician.  “I put her in the cage”, I just didn’t have time to change her back into a hen.”

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This is Rolo 🙂

They never did find the little white rabbit, but from that day forward, children found colorful eggs hidden all over the kingdom.  And some say, that every once in a while someone found a golden one.

Yeah right, I don’t think so. Actually, I have two rabbits at home named Rolo and Coco..maybe they will leave trails of golden eggs and make me filthy rich 😉

Happy Easter and have a great long weekend!

Cheers,

Flora

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INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver

Do you know what Matcha green tea is? It’s finely milled or fine powder green tea from Japan! Matcha tea is popular during tea ceremonies and is used to flavor and dye foods such as mochi, soba noodles, green tea ice cream, and a variety of wagashi (Japanese confectionery). Another neat thing about Matcha green tea is that it is full of nutrients and antioxidants! Never tried it? Well now is your chance, because Blenz is giving away their green tea drinks for FREE during the month of April!  The great thing about this is that you get to try cold drinks instead of hot! Perfect for this Spring weather, don’t you think? 😉

Mark down these dates:

April 3rd -Shaken Matcha lemonade

April 10th -Iced Matcha latte

April 17th – Matchachillo

But this offer is only between 2 pm to 3 pm…so I bet there is going to be a long line!

Cheers,

Flora

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Where in the world is Spring?! I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer, because there is just so much to do in Vancouver during the Spring and Summer time! Well for now, I guess we’re just going to have to wait. But in the meantime, check out some fun things you can do during this weekend!

PuB & CLuB NiGhT @ The Pint!

It’s TGI Friday! And that means it’s time to have fun with us tonight at the Pint. For tonight’s agenda, we have a special going away party for Maike, Jildau, and Tam Ara! If you haven’t had a chance to meet or say goodbye to these girls, tonight may be your LAST chance! Also, Samuel from Westtrek tours will be there to talk about our upcoming trip to the Rockies at the end of March! And what’s more, it’s hockey night in Vancouver! Oh boy, tonight’s going to be insane!

When: Tonight, Friday Feb 22 7:30 pm

Where: The Pint 455 Abbott Street, Vancouver

We hope to see you there! 🙂

Winterruption Festival!

At this annual festival, you’ll be able to taste Francophone flavors  experience comedy, cinema and music!  An event for all-ages that has both free and ticketed events! Some events for Free at this festival are: French Wine Tasting, Vive Vendredi Cooking Demos, [ART]ifacts: The Granville Island Story! Also, there is another side event called Street Eats & Beats, featuring Vancouver’s top food trucks, a live dj and local beverages under the Granville Street Bridge for two nights only, Friday and Saturday.  Tickets are just $35.

When: February 22-24 

Where: Granville Island 

For more information, visit here!

Afternoon Tea – Chinese New Year Theme at West Point Grey Community Centre

 If you thought Chinese New Year celebration was over, think again. Oh no, it never stops! This Sunday, enjoy a cup of afternoon tea at the West Point Grey Community Centre from 1:30-3:30 pm. This event will include traditional Lion Dance performance by the CLF Kung Fu Club, lantern making followed by some traditional food samples! Cost is $10 per person (not too bad in my opinion)! Call 604.257.8140 for more information.

When: Sunday February 24 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: 4397 West 2nd Avenue

Cheers,

Flora

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: New Intern

Hi Everyone!

I’m Kristina and I am very excited to join the INTERNeX team as a new PR Intern!  I was born and raised in British Columbia, in a suburb just outside of the city and love everything about Vancouver.  I am just finishing up my Communications degree at Simon Fraser University and I can’t wait to gain experience outside of a university setting and have fun doing it 🙂  Like many of you, I have a passion for travelling and have been throughout Europe and also just back from studying abroad for a semester in Melbourne, Australia.

Through my experiences abroad, I definitely know how it feels to be lost in a new city, so being a local I am happy to help you guys out anyway possible.  Spring and Summer are when Vancouver really shines and there are so many fun things to do during the day (and night of course!) So I’m very lucky to start this month and I look forward to meeting everyone at the PuB NiGHTs and all the other events.

Cheers,

Kristina

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Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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