How was the weekend?

A lot of fun! Friday I went to a free Argentine Tango dance class at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. It’s one hour of learning the basics and afterwards there’s time to dance and practice some more. If you are intrigued now let me tell you that there’s one more class for Argentine Tango this Friday at 6.30pm at the same spot! All you need to bring is some water. You’ve got nothing to lose, so I encourage you to swing by and Tango! Maybe we can do an INTERNeX Tango night soon? 😉

Saturday INTERNeX went to Queen Elizabeth Park (seems to be a theme this weekend) and played Disc Golf. It was everyone’s first time, but after a couple baskets we got the hang of it! The weather was nice and sunny, the court had lots of trees for shade, or throwing your disc in. 😀 Since our discs got caught in the trees multiple times, we decided to skip the baskets that stood behind the big pond. We had a lot of fun and decided to walk around Queen Elizabeth Park some more after our game to see the beautiful gardens and the lookout over the city. 🙂

A few of us visited the Conservatory where you can see lots of tropical birds and plants, others went to grab a bite on Main Street, which is a really cool and hip area here in Vancouver. They have lots of different cuisines and craft breweries along the street, as well as art and artisan shops. If you haven’t been there yet, I recommend you check it out. 🙂 Camilo and I went back home on our bikes and made a quick stop at Rain or Shine Ice Cream, one of my favourites here in Vancouver. They make their cones fresh in house, so good! Another thing to try this summer if you haven’t done it already.

How did you spend your sunny weekend? Let me know in the comments, or tell me at our next Pub Night, Wednesday 7pm at The Ballyhoo.

See you there!


Laura 🙂

Get out your Dancing shoes and learn how to dance!!

All throughout the Summer you can enjoy Saturday Dance lessons and Sunday concerts at SummerFest. SummerFest is a community festival featuring children’s entertainment and activities, dance classes and demonstrations, farmers market, and live concerts. The festival started at June 25 and has lasts until September 5th.

Dance Saturdays – Waterfront Plaza 2-4pm

Cultural dance lessons and social dancing for all skill levels. Salsa, Swing, Ramba, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Hustle, Tango, & Merengue.

Date Entertainment
August 21 Salsa & Bachata
August 28 Cha-cha & Merenque
September 4 Merenque & Salsa

Concert Series Sundays – Waterfront Plaza 1-3pm

Every Sunday there is a different concert for you to enjoy!

Date Entertainment
August 22 Dr. Strangelove (Classic Covers)
August 29 Familia (Rock/pop)
September 5 Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner with the Hotlegz Dancers

Summerfest is located at Lonsdale Quay, adjacent to the SeasBus terminal in North Vancouver. To get there simply go to the North Vancouver’s terminal of the Seabus.

Also, don’t miss the Saturday Farmer’s Market at Londale Quay Market! Shop for local fruits and vegetables, have lunch at a food stall and take a ‘sightseeing’ ride on the Seabus!

So take advantage of this amazing festival and learn some new dance moves!

– Manouk

Olympic Highlight 2010-02-23

So as the rest of the world was watching the men’s hockey match between Germany & Canada I have to admit I was encaptured by the women’s figure skating short program. It was quite a long program running up to 3 hours but the highlight of the event came with the final 3 skaters. Long time rivals, South Korean Kim Yu-Na and Japanese Mao Asada battled it out with two very fierce routines. However, no one came quite close enough to Kim’s “bond girl” dance which landed her a new world record mark of 78.50 points, a 4.74 point lead on Asada. This world champion, at the young age of 19, has dominated the season and is a hot favorite both back home in South Korea and in Canada due to the fact that she has done considerable training over here. But she showed few signs of the enormous pressure on her shoulders and confidently nailed all of her jumps whilst still keeping a her energy levels high. However, the person that truly stole the spotlight for me was Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette, who just two days ago had sadly lost her mother to a sudden heart attack just shortly after arriving in Vancouver to support her daughter. Wearing a black costume, the world silver medallist skated cleanly to her tango short programme “La Cumparsita” to the cheers of the spectators who rose to their feet at the end of her two-and-half minute routine. She hit all of her elements and tearfully finished her routine which earned her a season’s best 71.36 points and the accolades of the 11,000-plus crowd. This was definitely be a moment that will go down in Olympic history and hopefully Rochette will be able to continue on her path to the podium…Canada is really rooting for you!