How was the weekend?

I don’t know about your weekend, but mine was a blast!

On Friday we celebrated St. Patricks Day from early afternoon till late at night! Our first stop was an Irish bar on Granville Street where most of the action happened. We dressed up in green with lots of accessories like tattoos, stickers, head bands, hats and shiny necklaces, just like it’s supposed to be. 🙂 We enjoyed some drinks like a classic Guinness, Irish music and good pub food before we were eager to swing our legs. With every sip deeper into the cup, we wanted to dance more. What better place to let out that St. Patrick’s Day energy than at a club? With a mix of DJ and Live Music we celebrated till late at night, made new friends and some lost their voices over singing too loud. Overall I think it was a success. 🙂 Did you celebrate St. Patricks Day? What else did you do?

Saturday was definitely a day to recover for me since I’m not used to going out that much anymore. 😀 Sunday though we went on a little hike at Deep Cove which is in North Vancouver. I still felt the consequences of Friday night, so we took it slow and only went on an easy to moderate trail that led up to a nice viewpoint over the inlet and some lush areas around. The exercise was definitely worth it and we rewarded ourselves with some doughnuts after. They were still nice and warm when we ate them, and I gotta say it was one of the best doughnuts I’ve ever had (wanting one while I’m typing this). I highly recommend checking out the area with its cute local cafes and shops, and don’t worry you won’t miss the doughnut place, it’s the one with a long queue in front of it. 😀 In summer Deep Cove is also a great place to go kayaking or stand up paddling, can’t wait! 🙂

Sorry if you’re craving doughnuts now, but that’s another reason to go out and explore this week. 🙂 I hope you had an amazing weekend!

Let me know all about it next Pub Night!

See you then,

Laura 🙂

What to do on the weekend?

No question, you should celebrate St. Patricks Day! But before you immerse yourself into this experience, let me give you a little bit of background knowledge.

Saint Patrick lived during the fifth century and is the patron saint of Ireland. His death is believed to have been on March 17, 461 which is the day of the celebrations. The probably best-known legend of St. Patrick his explanation of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) by using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.

Fun Fact: The first St. Patrick’s Day parade didn’t take place in Ireland but in America in 1601.

1772 homesick Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched in New York City to honour the Irish patron saint. From then on the enthusiasm for St. Patrick’s Day parades grew. Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Popular dishes include Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage and champ. In some places you find green beer, green rivers and of course people dressed in green black and gold.

If you’re really interested in the history, meaning and background there’s more stuff on the internet like articles, videos etc. 🙂

INTERNeX is obviously going to an Irish Pub here in Vancouver to get the full experience. 😉 Are you coming? Or do you have other plans to celebrate?

A good idea is to buy tickets on pre-sale or come early since it’s going to be super busy and it might be more expensive to get tickets at the door. But nevertheless there’s lots of things going on around the pubs as well. I recommend checking out the place in front of the art gallery or just wander across Granville street to take a peak of what St. Patricks Day might be like, but be aware there might be some intoxicated people along the way.

You don’t like partying? I’ve got another idea for you this weekend that involves cultural program. I heard a lot of you like dancing, so how about checking out the Vancouver International Dance Festival? There are performances this weekend in different locations and the tickets range from $20-35. If you want to find out more check out their website: https://www.vidf.ca/

Another good thing to do if you like to be more active outside and are into winter sports is spending the day at a local mountain like Seymour or Grouse for example. Enjoy the last days of the season before spring arrives and the slopes won’t be as good to ski or snowboard anymore! Right now mountains are easy accessible through a shuttle or public transit. A lot of gear can be rented on the mountain as well, so really there’s no excuse for you not to go. If you are lucky you even get an amazing view over Vancouver when you’re up there!

As always, I can’t wait to hear about your weekend at our next Pub Night!

See you then!

Cheers,

Laura 🙂

What To Do on the Weekend?

Is it only me or did this week just past so fast? Hope you’re all ready for the weekend because the weather forecast looks really good! 

Let’s start with a fact you might not have known…Tomorrow, March 14th, is INTERNeX Canada’s 21st birthday! Sooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! 🙂 Good for us that Tim founded this company in 1999 because otherwise we probably wouldn’t be where we are right now!!

But if you’re still trying to figure out what to do on the weekend – Here are some ideas:

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I guess most of you already know, but next week is St. Patrick’s Day. Too bad that it’s on a Tuesday. But actually it doesn’t hold us off celebrating it. We just do our own St. Patrick’s Day event.
So all of you who want to go out on Saturday and have fun (and is 19 or older!) should come to our Pub Crawl tomorrow! We meet in front of Waterfront Station at 8pm. Let’s get green together !!
And for those of you who didn’t know why people celebrate it – Here’s a short summary:
This day remembers St. Patrick – a missionary. He converted many of Ireland’s inhabitants to Christianity in the 5th century.

Of course I do have some suggestions for the minors. Since it’s supposed to be sunny on Sunday you could go to Stanley Park. I can recommend you renting a bike or just stroll around. There’s plenty to discover.

48002908576_658f27ff99_oFurthermore, you can go to Lynn Canyon Park. It’s located in North Vancouver. I guess you heard about the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The clue with the bridge is the fact that the entry isn’t for free. At Lynn Canyon Park there’s a suspension bridge too, which might be an alternative for you since this one is for free.
Besides that you can find some walking trails, waterfalls, an ecology centre and more.49056800877_4bfc249ec1_oI hope you have a great weekend! See ya and be safe! xx

Cheers,

– Alina

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What to do on the weekend?

Weekend is here and for most of us it means a lot of free time. You might have already wondered, “How should I spend all of this glorious time I have for the weekend?” Well you’ve come to the right place because this blog post will give you an answer for that.5535679756_798fe4019e_n

First of all, in case you did not know yet, it is St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday! That means the whole weekend is full of fun activities. Here are some of them:

FRIDAY – Go check the Irish Appreciation Night at The Blarney Stone 6-8pm. The night starts with FREE Irish appetizers at 6-7pm and complimentary Irish liquor & beer sampling from 6pm until supplies last. On top of that there will be live Irish inspired music!

Appreciation Night: https://blarneystone.ca/events/irish-appreciation-night-st-patricks-week-festival/

SATURDAY – On Saturday there are plenty of different events through out the day. You can join the St. Patrick’s Day 5K run which goes around Stanley Park. Take a part of the race or just go take a look and cheer for the runners. If you are in the mood for partying this Saturday sure does offer a lot of options for that too. There is even a St. Patrick’s Day Boat Party happening.

5K run: https://vancouversbestplaces.com/events-calendar/vancouver-running-races/st-patricks-day-run/

Boat Party: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/VBP/4107950

SUNDAY – The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir, which happens to be largest all-male choir in Vancouver, are having a concert at the ACT Theatre in Maple Ridge. You might also want to go to the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at the Blarney Stone Pub. The day starts off at 10am with an Irish brunch. On top of that there will be stilt-walkers, face painting, Celtic dancing and plenty of other stuff. Go and see it by yourself! ☺

Concert: https://vwmc.ca/events

Festival: https://blarneystone.ca/events/st-patricks-day-festival-2019/

On Sunday some of us are also travelling to Seattle. I am so excited; it will be my first time visiting the states!

-Jasmin xx

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How was your weekend?

How my weekend was? Well, the past two days, I saw a lot of the colors green and grey, but a bit of yellow and pink as well. Seeing colours sounds weird? Uuhm yea, I totally get that. But maybe, when you give me some of your time and let me explain it to you, then it will make more sense. So, here it goes.

As we all know, green is the color of nature, but also of jealousy and of course, the IRISH! This Saturday, it was St. Patrick’s Day and I celebrated this event for the first time in my life. And how did I do that? First of all, I dressed up with a lot of green accessories. Secondly, I met up with many lovely and fun people that wanted to party with me. Thirdly, we all went to the Koerner’s pub where a St. Patricks party was located at. And lastly, we danced and sang. All. Night. Long.

The colour grey followed me somehow throughout the whole weekend. And if you have ever lived in Vancouver or you are living here at the moment, then you might have an idea of what I am talking about. Yes, it is obviously the weather I am referring to. A grey cloud here, a grey cloud there. Covering now and then the blue sky. OK, always and constantly covering the whole sky. BUT, there was a short moment on Sunday where the sun (so that bright, yellow thing in the sky) came out and brought me some happiness. This was also the time when I went for some more yellow as well as the colour pink in my weekend. Have you ever heard of the pink alley in downtown? It is located between Seymour and Granville and as the name is hinting already, the alley is pink. But also yellow. So I went there, took some pictures to add to my Vancouver collection and went home for an easy Sunday evening.

I hope you all had a great weekend too, even though it was a bit grey!

– Nadine

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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