Thank God It’s Friday!

The weekend is almost there! Do you already have plans for this weekend? If not, here are some activities you may want to join. Are you an INTERNeX candidate in Vancouver? Join us for a real Canadian experience! 🙂

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VANCOUVER

Cherry Blossom Festival (March 26 – April 22, 2011)

The annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is a popular tradition in Vancouver, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together to celebrate the quintessential symbol of spring.

There are a lot events going on, for example Saturday the 16th of April you can join the free, fun, guided and designated blossom route. This is just one of the activities they have, for other activites and more information go to the
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival website.


Vancouver Fashion Week
(April 12 – April 17, 2011)


Are you a Fashion lover? Then visit this international event! One of Canada’s premier destinations for fashion industry insiders, designers, buyers, and editors. Vancouver Fashion week is exceptional, exquisite, and unforgettable.

Everything will take place in the Empire Landmark Hotel (1400 Robson Street). For more information, to buy tickets or to see the schedule, go to the Vancouver Fashion Week website.

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TORONTO

Diddy Dirty Money (Sunday the 17th of April)


Diddy Dirty Money is doing his coming home tour and this Sunday he will perform in Toronto (Ontario,Canada). Not only he will be there but also Tyga and Lloyd will do a performance. It will start 8pm at the Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East). The cost for  tickets will start around $50.

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WHISTLER

TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival (April 15- April 24, 2011)

Because this is such a great and big event and we have several INTERNeX Candidates in Whistler, we made a separate blog post for this event. You can read it here for more information about this event.
Please leave a comment if you have any great ideas for this weekend! 🙂

Have a nice weekend!

Cheers,

Your PR-team

TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival

You can’t miss this! INTERNeX candidates who are in Whistler are so lucky! And candidates who are in Vancouver; this is a great opportunity to visit Whistler.

TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival means combining Canada’s largest free outdoor concert series with career-making showdowns of action sports and lifestyle fashion, photography and film, the best spring snow conditions and burn-the-candle nightlife. It’s a celebration of everything that’s core to mountain culture.


t will take place from Friday the 15th of April until Sunday the 24th of April. They even made special packages for this event! For example a whole weekend of Whistler; 3 nights lodging & 2 day lift ticket will be $81 per person per night (excluding taxes). Usually a lift ticket for one day is already around 75 dollars.

For schedules, packages or more information visit;

The Whistler Blackcomb website.

If you go there, let us know how you experienced it!

Cheers,

Your PR-team

The A -Team

I went to see the A-team with a couple of people staying in the Staffhouse at the Scotiabank theatre last Tuesday. It was Tuesday so that meant Telus Movie Combo Deal! For only $11.70 we got the ticket, popcorn and a drink!

As I went around the house to ask people if they wanted to come along, I came to the shocking conclusion that several people in the house never even heard of the A-team.  I couldn’t believe what I heard because in the Netherlands they used to show it on TV all the time.

So for those of you that don’t know, the A-team is an American television series about a group of ex-United States Army Special Forces soldiers who work as Soldiers of fortune (soldiers for hire) while being on the run from the military because of a ‘crime they didn’t commit’. Despite the fact that there are running from the law they are always on the good side and help people in need. The show ran from 1983 until 1986.

The A-team has 4 members:

  • The leader Lieutenant-Colonel John ‘ Hannibal’ Smith, know for his excellent plans, sigars and the phrase: ‘ I Love It When A Plan Comes Together’
  • Lieutenant Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck, usually called Face is a smooth talking con-man who uses cons to make sure the team has the supplies they need.
  • Captain H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, who is the team’s pilot and lives in a mental institution because he is insane.
  • Sergeant First Class Bosco Albert BA ‘Bad Attitude’ Baracus. He is the team’s strong man and mechanic and has a fear of flying. The team usually uses a trick to get him into the plane, such as drugging him, knocking him unconscious etc.

The main cast of The A-Team. Clockwise from top: Murdock, B.A. Baracus, Hannibaland Faceman.

The intro of the TV show combined with the theme song are well know by everyone. If you don’t know it or would like to see it again, here it is

I thought Liam Neeson did an outstanding job portraying Hannibal in this movie, but in my book nobody can top George Peppard’s performance as Hannibal. Hannibal was my favorite character in the series and George was definitely the right man for the job. Same goes for BA, nobody can beat Mr T’s role but Quinton Jackson did a fantastic job with his character BA. And of course there was the ever loving Face, who is still persuading the ladies. In this movie the lady of his choice is Jessica Biel. And let’s not forget Murdock, in this movie it was finally reveled why BA is afraid of flying, and I wouldn’t go in to much details but I has something to do with Murdock being crazy as usual!

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. I really wanted to know if the movie was as good as the series.  After I have seen the movie, I can honestly say that I really loved the movie. It had a good combination of humor, romance and of course fighting, shooting and blowing things up.  I really recommend everyone to go see this movie! It is so worth it!

– Manouk

Upcoming events:

June 23 PuB NiGHT at the Metropole

July 4 Bike Ride Through Stanley Park

July 8 Let’s Go Paintballing!!

July 31 – Aug. 4 Roaring Rockies Mountains Trip

Toronto Dragon Boat Festival

The Event – Team Spirit At Its Very Best

The 22nd TELUS Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival promises a two-day fun-filled event that brings sports, team spirit and community spirit to Toronto Centre Island on June 19-20, 2010.

The Festival, which started in 1989, entered the international arena in 1993. From the humble beginning of only 27 teams participating in the first festival back in 1989, it has evolved to a much bigger operation over the past two decades.

Organized by the Toronto Chinese Business Association and the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival, the Festival in 2010 will once again expect 180 to 200 teams with 5,000 athletes. Paddlers of different backgrounds from all over the world will take part in the ancient Chinese tradition and friendly competition.

In 2009, the Festival registered 8 teams of youth with physical and developmental challenges. The Festival was also graced by the cancer survivor terms from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region, fundraising beneficiary of the Festival. After all, it’s not always about winning the cup. The team spirit, the message of hope and inclusiveness prevails throughout the Festival!

Once again this year, the Festival will welcome teams from all provinces across Canada, from the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Europe and Asia.

In 2010, as the Festival celebrates its 22nd year, it promises to continue to be one of the most exciting summer events in Canada. It will juxtapose culture, water sport, exotic food with multi-cultural performances. In 2009, attendance at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival reached the 120,000 mark to make it one of the most popular summer festivals in Toronto.

Furthermore, the Festival values social responsibilities and has in the past raised funds for charities such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Breast Cancer Foundation and the SickKids Foundation.

Today, dragon boat racing is held globally. It is now an annual event held in over 40 countries. All around the world, far and wide, people have embraced this water sport and formed dragon boat racing clubs in their own countries.

The two most established Dragon Boat Race Festivals in Canada – Toronto and Vancouver – spearheaded the Dragon Boat Council of Canada, the national dragon boat organizing body in Canada. The mission of the Council is to work together to develop criteria and processes to select national dragon boat champions to represent Canada in International and World Championships.

Hope everyone in Toronto has a  great weekend!

– Laura & Manouk

Upcoming events:

Bike Ride through Stanley Park

Pub Night at Metropole June 23

Rip’ Roarin’ Rockies Adventure!

Tuesday MovieDay!

Tuesday is thé day to go the movies in Canada. Normally a ticket costs $12.00 but on Tuesday you can go for the movies for half price!

Telus, in cooperation with Cineplex have the ½ Price Movie Combo. For only $11.70 you get ½ price off an admission, regular popcorn and a regular drink. To check out more about the Telus offer click here

The Empire theatres offer a Reel Deal Tuesday, which means you can go to the movies for only $5.99! They also offer a Combo deal where you can get a small popcorn, regular soft drink and a Nestle treat for only $5.99!

Supposedly it is also possible to get the Telus ½ Price Movie Combo without the popcorn and drink for only $5.75. Just go to one of the participating Cineplex theatres and at the ticket booth ask for a Telus ticket without the popcorn and soft drink.

Some of the movies now playing in the movie theaters are:

Iron Man 2

Prince of Persia: Sands Of Time

Robin Hood

Sex and The City 2

Shrek Forever After

For more information about these movies or which other movies are also playing check out these websites:

Cineplex

Empire theaters

So where are the movie theatres? We have put together a list with the most popular theaters in Vancouver and the rest of Canada

Popular movie theatres in Vancouver are:

Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Festival Cinemas Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 2100 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Van East Cinema, 2290 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Empire Theatres – Esplanade 6 Cinemas, 200 West Esplanada, North Vancouver
Dunbar Theatre, 4555 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Famous Players Richmone Centre 6,  Richmond Shopping Centre, 6551 Number 3 Road, Richmond, BCFamous Players SilverCity Metropolis, 4700 Kingsway Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Popular movie theatres in Canada are:

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 MacLeod Trail, Calgary
South Edmonton Common, 1525 99th Street, Edmonton
Scotiabank Toronto, 259 Richmond St West, Toronto

If you are not a fan of the blockbusters you can also check out the International Film centre. Ticket prices at the International Film Centre in Vancouver start as low as $8.00.

I can’t wait to see some of the movies that are playing now, so you know where you can find me for next few Tuesday nights. Do you also want to see a movie but, like me don’t have anybody to go with? E-mail me at pr@internexcanada.com and see if we can get enough people together to go as a group!

“Party in April. Sleep in May” The Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival

For 14 years, the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival has ridden the sweet spot where sports and art meet. So it’s that time of the year again to come together, this spring, to be a part of the Mother of All After-Parties! This world renowned festival has been part of Whistler’s history for the past 15 years. A 10 night and day adrenaline packed event offers us a glimpse into what’s up and coming in the Ski/Snowboard world, whilst providing its attendees with one of Canada’s largest and FREE outdoor concert series. This biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture in North America; the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival combines Canada’s largest outdoor concert series with an eclectic mix of snow sports contests and anti-comps, fashion shows, film screenings, photography showdowns,  live painting and even a dog parade. Do not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event, so for more information check out this website!

*event will be running from April 16th-April 25th

For more event listings all around Canada check out our ECal