Remembrance Day

Hey Everybody! As you might know it’s Remembrance Day this Tuesday, and there’ll be several parades in Vancouver. So what is Remembrance Day? Well basically it’s a day to remember all of the Canadians who sacrificed their lives during World War I and World War II. It’s to remember that these soldiers sacrificed their lives for a greater cause. The parade starts from Victory Square in downtown Vancouver. You can find more information on this parade here.

The event takes place on a Tuesday but it’s a public holiday. We’ll meet up at 9am in front of Vancouver Film School at the corner of the the intersection West Hasting Street and Cambie Street. If you’re not able to join this early you can also join in later. Just post a comment on the Facebook event page, so that I know where we can meet. You can sign up for this event here.

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

What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday what means that it is again time for our favourite time in the week, the weekend is coming up. Of course also this Friday we have a short overview about that, what you can do on this probably really sunny weekend in Vancouver.

Khatsahlano Street Party
The Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver’s biggest Music and Arts Festival completely for free on this Saturday! This festival offers you about 40 food trucks, 50 live bands and hundreds of merchants and vendors across 10 blocks (about 1 mile). For more information and the schedule just have a look here.
As you may know, we are going to this festival together as well. We will meet us at 12:30 pm at the Esso Gas Station at Burrad Street / W 4th Avenue. We will be happy to see you there!

 

Theatre Under the Stars
Theatre Under the Stars is located at one of the most beautiful places in Vancouver, this theatre is located in the Stanley Park. The summer shows are starting this Friday till the 23th of August. This year they perform the two musicals ‘Shrek’ and ‘Legally Blonde’, one musical a day starting at 8 pm. Complete Schedule.

 

Food Cart Fest
The Food Cart Fest is a perfect way for you to try every different kind of Vancouver’s street food. Try what ever you like at one of over 20 different food carts located at the Olympic Village every Sunday in the summer.  The entrance fee will be $2. If you like to go but you are not able to  go an Sunday’s or to the Olympic Village; the Food Cart Fest is also in Surrey on Saturday’s at the City Hall Plaza.

 

Beaches
The weather forecast for this weekend is making us very happy, it is supposed to be very warm in Vancouver, up to 27 degrees! So it will be perfect days for enjoying these days at one of Vancouver’s beautiful beaches. Mostly all of them are perfect for nearly everything you like: sports, just relaxing or tanning, swimming in the water or even a picnic at the beach. Vancouver has eight beaches which are directly at the open water: English Bay Beach, Jericho Beach, Kitsilano Beach, Locarno Beach, Second Beach, Spanish Banks Beach, Sunset Beach, Third Beach. We hope you enjoy the weather!

 

Soccer World Cup in Brazil
It is still world cup time! This weekend will be the last but also the most important and exciting weekend in the world cup! It time for the final on Sunday, 12 pm! Germany and Argentina will fight in the last match for the world cup trophy. Of course the INTERNeX PR-Crew is cheering for Germany, for which team are you cheering for? You should not miss the final, enjoy an exciting match and cheer for your favorite team. There are many spots where you can watch the final, it will be a great end of the world cup, even when you watch it in a city with so many nationalities like Vancouver.

 

We hope you will have a great and enjoyable weekend and may see you at the Khatsahlano Street Party or to watch the soccer world cup final on Sunday! Just have an amazing time while you are in Vancouver!

 

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

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

INTERNeX Canada: Culture shock

One of my favorites things has been always walk around and get lost. Yes maybe it can sound weird but I firmly believe it’s the best way to know the city, the neighborhood, the essence of some place. When you see the real behavior of the people who are living there, where the people usually buy …streets where there are no tourist at all, where there are no one taking pictures… that’s for my the real essence of a city. When I used to live in Rome I just started walking around and maybe spend four or five hours just walking and never realized all the time that I spent.

When you live in your city or you’ve been living for long time in the same place, the most of the times you just walk the same streets just to go to your office, gym, house… and you don’t have enough time to discover a new way to arrive.

My personal recommendation… just give yourself some time to get lost in your city and walk for first time in some street you never walk before. Open your eyes and your ears and just enjoy the feeling of discovering something new in your own city!

I don’t know you but I would spend my whole life just traveling and discovering new places, but sometimes it’s just not possible to be all the time traveling! So if you feel in the same way, and right now you are back home, go out and discover all the special corners that your city offers.Get lost in your city or if you prefer, you can always come back to Vancouver 🙂

Cheers,

Irene

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

INTERNeX Toronto: Graffiti Alley/ Rush Lane

Another week, another amazing street in Toronto to tell you about!

This time, we are taking a trip to Rush Lane, or otherwise known as “Graffiti Alley”.  Located in downtown Toronto, just south of Queen Street West, almost every inch of the alley is completely covered in beautiful graffiti art. This alley may often be overlooked, but it is a kilometre of haven for many underground artists. The pictures here, I think, speaks for themselves.

So you may ask what exactly is graffiti art? It is a form of writing or drawings that is scribbled, scratched or sprayed on a public wall or surface. More often than not, graffiti art has a negative connotation attached to it as there is constant disagreement between the law enforcement and the displacement of this illicit form of art. Some argue that it is not an art form, but blatant vandalism. It’s definitely a love, hate thing.

With the permission of business owners, this is one alley where graffiti artists are welcomed to display their art for locals and tourists to enjoy. The alley is repainted over a 24 hour period every summer so there is always something new to see. You’ll get a first hand experience here at Rush Lane of how Graffiti art is always being reinvented. There is always someone strolling through here with taking photos of the art work.

You can take a tour to explore this fascinating part of our urban culture and learn about this history and styles of graffiti art, but I think I would prefer to just wander on my own (for free) with a camera in hand.

This is probably not the first place you would think of when you think of places to go in Toronto, but it is a hidden gem treasured by locals that I think you should check out!

Cheers,

Queenie

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

What to do on the weekend?

Hi Guys,

Check out all the fun events we found for you this weekend;

VANCOUVER

Caribbean days in North Vancouver – July 23-24 from 9am to 11pm
Each July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws a crowd of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park for a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine. This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar, Drawing tens of thousands of attendees, it is among the very largest cultural events in BC, Canada. Click here for more information.


Illuminares Lantern Procession  – July 24
Experience the beauty of Illuminares – an annual celebration of light, art and space. For over 20 years this event has been a family tradition and this year it moves to the Downtown Eastside into the W2 Storyem (the Woodwards Site) with a mix of indoor and outdoor installations (in nearby Trounce Alley) as well as artists, music, performances and more. (W2 Storyeum at 151 West Cordova, from 4pm – 10pm). Check out the website for more information.

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WHISTLER

Crankworxs – July 15 – 24, 2011
When it comes to gravity-fueled mountain biking, no 10 days stand out as authoritatively as Kokanee Crankworx. On par with the clout of the world’s preeminent action sports events, Kokanee Crankworx is the definitive event when it comes to off-road bicycles going big, fast and down. Click here for more details on the events and action Kokanee Crankworx has lined up for visitors of all ages.

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TORONTO

Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival – july 23
The Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival is the largest celebration of Philippine heritage and culture in Canada. The annual event features almost 200 vendors, singers, dancers, Philippine cuisine providers, art exhibits, raffles and more. The festival is a unique event in the Filipino-Canadian community. It is the only gathering that involves various Filipino-Canadian associations and groups that represent different regions, educational institutions and cultural aspects of the Philippines.

Filipino food, visual arts, entertainment and businesses will all be represented with trade shows and more. This event takes place in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Click here for more information.

World Football Chalenge 2011: Italy vs. Portugal – July 23
The Italian, Juventus Football Club is sparring against the Portuguese club, Sporting Clube de Portugal, in  the Herbalife World Football Challenge.

The World Football Challenge is an exhibition international club soccer competition featuring clubs from Europe and North America. It made it’s debut in the summer of 2009.

For a full schedule click here.

Beaches International Jazz Festival – July 22 – 24
The annual Beaches International Jazz Festival showcases jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop, South American, Latin, rhythm and blues and more. The event takes places at several venues across the city and boasts an eclectic line-up. This year’s headliners include Andy Kim, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and The Duke Robillard Band. Click here to view all performers and locations.

The following will make you start the weekend with a smile!

Enjoy your weekend and have fun in the sun!

Cheers

Your PR-team

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

PuB NiGHT — Review

Hi Party People,

Another successful PuB/CLuB NiGHT!

We gathered in the Morrissey and had a few drinks together. At around 10pm we headed towards Joe’s Apartment. There was a huge line up, but fortunately we could skip the line, we didn’t have to pay cover and we got a free shot! Go INTERNeX!


Joe’s Apartment was packed, a lot of people were dancing and everybody was having a good time!

Hope to see you all next Wednesday!

Cheers,

Your PR-team

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