What to do on the weekend?

This week is just about to come to an end. A few more hours, then it’s finally time to put all your work aside. And this means that for the upcoming twwo days, you can do whatever you want. But what? Here are some suggestions from my side that cover the area of music, food and sports.

Here’s what’s going on in the music world in Vancouver: the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is taking place for the 32nd time this weekend! It’s kicking off today – June 22nd – and lasts until July 1st. There are over 150 free concerts that you can visit. In downtown, there will be three outdoor stages this Saturday and Sunday. There’s the Georgia stage, the Robson stage and the Sound of Youth stage. Music is being played from 12pm – 9pm. There are food trucks around the locations as well. Sounds like some good times are ahead.

If your absolute favorite fruit is strawberry, better listen up! This Saturday, the Strawberry Festival is taking place! This festival is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. To be exact, at the Barclay Heritage Square. There will be musical performances, a bouncy castle, horse drawn carriage rides and of course, strawberry shortcakes. Admission is free and the fun is for young and old from 1pm – 4pm.

Ever heard of the sport Dragon Boat Racing? No? It’s a sport where 20 people are paddling in one boat in a competitive race against others. Sounds interesting? Then you should check out the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival. It is one of the largest community festivals in Vancouver. Three days long, there are races (more than 200 teams are participating), food, music and other activities that can be discovered by you. The free event is located at the Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek.

And if we’re already talking about sports… Don’t miss out on the following FIFA World Cup games:
Saturday:
Belgium – Tunisia                    5am
Korea Republic – Mexico        8am
Germany – Sweden                 11am

Sunday:
England – Panama                   5am
Japan – Senegal                       8am
Poland – Colombia                  11am

Have a great weekend and I hope to see many of you at our Swedish Midsommar event!

– Nadine

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

Café Crêpe

I think I’m in love. With crêpes. This weekend, I went for another stroll down Robson Street, however I didn’t get very far. The sweet, sweet aroma of chocolate drizzle, strawberry and nutella made me stop dead in my tracks. Could it be? Love at first bite…

I had always seen the red lights that hovered above this little restaurant on Robson street, but had never stopped to order anything. Usually I eat lunch before heading out for some shopping, but on Saturday all I could think about was food! As soon as the smell of melting chocolate and fresh cut strawberries reached my nostrils, I was running towards the express window at Café Crêpe.

Importing the tradition of the classic European café to North America, Café Crêpe specializes in Parisian sweet & savoury crêpes. There are so many different types of crêpes to try at this hub, it can drive a hungry person mad! In addition to crêpes, they also specialize in french baguette sandwiches, and grilled Italian panini.  As an international café, Café Crêpe also offers world classics like half-pound certified Angus burgers, pommes frites (french fries),thin crust pizza, and a full traditional breakfast menu that includes Eggs Benedict and an exciting variety of omelettes, among other specialties. In addition to serving exceptional Italian roasted coffee, Café Crêpe is fully licensed, offering a vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cocktails, along with select beers and wines.

Everyone NEEDS to try something from this restaurant. Although a little pricey (depending on what you order), you will not be let down! I still dream about this crêpe.

Enjoy your eats!

– Laura

Local Cheap Eats: cheesecake

@ Cheesecake Etc.

Event Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Event Time: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM
Event Location: 2141 Granville Street Vancouver, BC
(On Granville and West 6th Ave)
Price per person: $5.00-$7.00 (not including tax)

Ladies and Gentlemen! INTERNeX’s PR team is proud to present to you the first “Cheap Eats Event” to be hosted at Cheesecake Etc. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. End this March season by indulging in a soft, fluffy piece of cheesecake drizzled with ruby red strawberries and topped with a delightful dapple of whipping cream.

Come and meet other INTERNeX candidates. Here’s a chance for you to share your experiences and also develop some new friendships!

Serving strawberry and chocolate cheesecake that melts in your mouth, Cheesecake Etc. is Vancouver’s secret, hidden gem. Unless you know someone in the neighborhood, you’ll probably never find this place…no joke!  Join INTERNeX’s PR team on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 to experience this mouthwatering temptation. Further information regarding transportation and meeting time will be provided closer to date. Sign up now by sending us an email as this event will have limited space.

To sign up, contact Tiffany:

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

Serving strawberry and chocolate cheesecake that melts in your mouth, Cheesecake Etc. is Vancouver’s secret, hidden gem. Unless you know someone in the neighborhood, you’ll probably never find this place…no joke!  Join INTERNeX’s PR team on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 to experience this mouthwatering temptation. Further information regarding transportation and meeting time will be provided closer to date. Sign up now by sending us an email as this event will have limited space.

Email: tiffany@internexcanada.com/pr@internexcanada.com or call Tiffany at 604-662-8149 to sign up!!!