What to do on the weekend?

It is Friday again and you know what that means, right? Time to get out of the house and celebrate the weekend. This weekend will be a long weekend, so you will have lots of time to explore British Columbia and Vancouver.

18195054_10155240525552103_6049775120854058037_nWe were already really lucky with the weather and it is getting better and better, which is why it is time to do outdoor activities. In this way we can enjoy the sun to the fullest. Therefore is INTERNeX planning a bike ride through Stanley Park on Sunday. You may have already seen the totem poles, but there are so many other things to explore in this amazing park.

There are also several events taking place during this weekend, such as the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair and the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is a festival which is 4 days in total. This event is especially for the cowboys and cowgirls in our group. So let your inner cowboy free during this great festival. The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is a festival with several comic-related events. These include readings, presentations, discussions and a big exhibition area. If you like comics, then this is definitely the place to go!

Besides that you can also go to Tagore Spring Festival in Surrey on Saturday. There are various kinds of performances, including dance, music and poetry. Next to that you can also learn a bit more about the Canadian culture while you watch presentations about all the different traditions and heritages. The festival is paid by donation, so definitely worth checking out!

17352379_10208531571187759_1886154942491608944_nIf you would rather watch sports during this weekend, you could go to the BC Place Stadium on Saturday and watch the Vancouver Whitecaps play against Sporting Kansas City. Of course, you could also go to one of the great sports bars in Vancouver. When you would rather spend your time outside because of the expected good weather, then you could go to one of Vancouver’s great beaches such as English Bay, Jericho Beach and Kitsilano Beach.

I hope you will have a great weekend! See you in Stanley Park or at next week’s PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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What to do on the weekend?

Almost weekend!! There are lots of events this weekend in Vancouver!

First of all, some of us will go to the Vancouver Riptides to watch their first Frisbee game of the year, so it will be very busy.

There are also some other events this weekend. For example, tomorrow it is Earth Day. To celebrate this day there will be a number of events around town. Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 11.28.57 AM.pngThe two biggest ones are the Party for the Planet in Surrey and the Earth Day Parade in Vancouver. Party for the Planet is a family friendly event at the Surrey City Hall. It features environmental information booths, activities for children and lots of live entertainment. Around the second half of the afternoon there will be live music for older folks. The Earth Day Parade will start at 1 PM at the corner of Commercial Drive and Grandview Highway, after that it will go north and finishes at Grandview Park, where a small festival will take place until 5 PM.

On Sunday the Vancouver Sun Run will take place and starts at 9 AM. This is the largest 10 km race of Canada and also one of the most beautiful. It will start at the corner of Georgia and Burrard and it goes to Stanley Park, English Bay, Burrard Street Bridge, Cambie Bridge and to BC Place Stadium. The views include the mountains, ocean, beaches, skyscrapers and bridges.

I hope to see all of you this weekend!

– Janel

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What to do on the weekend?

After a weekend away from Vancouver it is time to join the Vancouverites in the city again. Let’s have a look at what Vancouver has to offer this weekend.

Friday

Critical Mass
If you love cycling and hate this city for making it so hard, than join this “protest” group and piss off every car driver while biking with a large group around the city. If you want to be part of critical mass, take your bike at 6pm on Friday and go to the Art gallery to meet your fellow bikers. Form there one you will drive to and unannounced destination, pissing of car drivers. Btw; this is everyone last friday of the month! Click here to get more information.

Fuse
You thought the Art Gallery is boring, not this Friday! The Art Gallery is hosting one of the many Fuse nights, called A Terrible Beauty with art, music and film entertainment. Even alcoholic drinks can be bought during the evening. The Art Gallery opens at 8pm and stays open till 1am. Tickets cost $20, but is free for gallery members. Click here form more information.

Saturday

Bike the blossom
If you cannot get enough of biking through Vancouver, why not joining the Bike the blossom tour. It is a free guided bike ride starting at the South side of John Hendry Park, 3300 Victoria Drive at 11am. Visit their website to see the bike route and to get more information.

Party for the Planet
Surry celebrates Earth Day with a free festival including different performances, small activities and much more. Also concert performances are included such as Said the Whale and Dear Rouge. It features four stages, so there will be something for everyone. It starts at 10.30am and goes on till 9pm. For more information click here.

Sunday

The Eastside Flea
What would be a weekend in Vancouver without any flea market, not Vancouver I guess. So here is another flea market for the ‘flea-ers’. The flea market can be found on 2755 Prince Edward St. at The Biltmore Cabaret it opens at 11am and closes at 5pm, enough time to walk through the market. At the flea you can find vintage collectors selling, accessories, rock n’ roll memorabilia, shredded tees and tanks, vinyl records and way more vintage stuff.

We wish you a fun weekend and hope to see you tomorrow for the After-Rockies

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: Tim Hortons VS Starbucks?

I was just casually looking through the Vancouver Sun today, as one does, and I read something really interesting. Apparently, there are more Starbucks in Vancouver than Tim Hortons! Could this be a battle between Starbucks and Timmy’s (short name for Tim Hortons)?! Dun Dun Dun!  The Vancouver Sun reported that there are more Starbucks in Metro Vancouver! More specifically in Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Delta and Port Moody! But places like Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford have more Tim Hortons!

I find this very interesting, because Tim Hortons is Canada’s number one place for Coffee and Donuts! It symbolizes Hockey as well as Canadian pride! Even the commercials for Tim Hortons really focuses on creating a brand name that represents Canadians. And let’s not forget the fact that Timmy’s is genuinely Canadian, being named after a Canadian hockey player! Starbucks on the other hand is American. Yet, according to the Vancouver Sun, there are more Starbucks than Tim Hortons, which then might suggest that the majority of Vancouverites prefer Starbucks?

…Okay I’m not going to lie, I actually prefer Starbucks drinks over Tim Hortons. There, I said it.

Whose side are you on -Starbucks or Tim Hortons? Or Neither? Comment Below and tell us! And if you want to read more up on this coffee chain battle, click here!

Hope everyone is having a superfragilisticexpialidocious weekend 😉

Cheers,

Flora

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