INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday – Eurovision Song Contest 2012

You are far away from home now, but do you still follow the music scene of your country?

It’s time for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! It takes place in Azerbaijan since they won the 2011 contest. 26 participants are left for the final show on Saturday. Check out if your home country is one of them:

Azerbaijan (host), Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

The finals will take place on Saturday, May 26th, at 12pm (noon) Vancouver time.
Take a look at a recap of all performances here:

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

‘Thanks Giving’

Hi everyone,

Upcoming Monday you probably have a day off because of  ‘Thanks Giving‘. In this blog I would like to tell you more about this special day!

Since 1957 Thanks Giving is celebrated on every 2nd Monday of October. Thanks Giving is a National Public Holiday. Most Canadian people have day off, so therefore a lot of shops are closed.

Most people use this 3-day weekend to meet with family or friends who live far away. Other people use this long weekend for a short autumn vacation, since it is one of  the last chances to use holiday homes before the cold winter starts.
During this weekend many people prepare a traditional meal, namely roast turkey and seasonal products like pumpkin, corns, and pecan nuts. Families who come together eat this special meal together!

Very nice to have a day off, but what do they celebrate exactly? The basic idea of this special day is to thank god for the successful harvest of the past year. But nowadays it is more about the importance of being thankful for what you have.

Interesting to know:
In the United States they celebrate thanksgiving as well, but there they celebrate every year on 4th Thursday of November. The reason for this is that the winter stops earlier in Canada, so therefore the harvest is earlier during the year, which means that Canada celebrate Thanksgiving earlier!

Do you know other interesting facts about thanksgiving or you have special experiences with thanksgiving? Please feel  welcome to write a comment below 😀

We wish everyone a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Cheers, Your PR-Crew

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email:pr@internexcanada.com

Casual Friday

Hey Guys,

Its Friday and that means another episode of our Casual Friday Post.

I would like to present you this week a video, of a Turkey ,who describes his point of view to the upcoming Thanksgiving event, in a pretty talented cover version. Guess who he copies and enjoy your Thanksgiving 🙂

Cheers,

Felix

 

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Shake Off Your Turkey Jerky!!!

 

A Thanksgiving Feast

 

Ah, tis the day after the Thanksgiving weekend.  We have all gorged on the delicious table-full of foods: stuffed turkey with heaps of cranberry and gravy dressing, rich and creamy lasagna, pumpkin pie with gallops of ice cream, butter-infused mashed potato, and of course, accompanied by wine.

All this has got to wreck havoc on our waistline!

Is it the day after, and you habitually put on your pants, only to find that they are a little too snug? And you even try on the elastic-band pants but still feel the elastic too close for comfort?

Well, it might be time for some hard-core detox, which calls for buckling down and steer our paths back to the sure and tried way of a healthy lifestyle.

The best way to get back into shape is immediacy.  I just walked by a billboard that said “Procrastinator’s Anonymous Meeting”.  Then underneath the sign, it said “cancelled again”.  It is meant to be a joke…but it is so true.  We keep procrastinating from getting back into a healthy routine, that we procrastinate to the point where it becomes a habit to do so.

So…what does it mean to shake that turkey jerky? You know the turkey “junk in your trunk”? Well, you just have to jerk it off: dust off your work-out clothes, hop back on the treadmill, follow up with consistent and adequately proportioned meals….and with much persistence, you will see a difference!

I myself am trying to start up this routine.  It is excruciatingly painfully hard and tough…but I am determined to keep at it…until Halloween and Christmas roll around.  But I will do all I can before the holidays take over!

Some programs you can do:

-dance classes

-bootcamp (which usually runs outdoor ran or shine)

-gym membership

-cardio-kickboxing

Just remember, have fun while doing this, and love every second of it, even the sweaty, frustrating parts because that’s what makes you stronger!

CHEERS,

TRACY 🙂

Candidate Exposé

Yesterday Lauren and I had the pleasure of meeting Ali, a 21-year-old student from Turkey. When he walked into the office smiling, we could immediately tell that he had a great personality! As he sat down to chat with us, his casually unbuttoned shirt defined his easy-going attitude and we could tell he was enjoying his time in Vancouver!

Why did you decide to come to Canada?
I came here to continue my education in filming! I moved here alone but also have a friend and cousin living in Canada.

How did you find out about INTERNeX?
I attended a language school and they referred INTERNeX for a work placement.

What program are you currently participating in?
I am in the Hospitality program, and I work at Blenz as a Junior Barista and have been employed there for six months.

Do you like Hospitality program offered by INTERNeX?
I do. I recommend it because it’s better than finding a job by yourself, they give support and offer guidance.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I get to meet new people every day.

What skills do you use at work?
I interact with people daily so I must have great personal skills and also I have to be able to focus and multi-task.

What would you tell others about Canada as a country?
I would say that this country is a mix of Europe and America, it is a beautiful country. This is my first time in Canada and I love it because it’s very organized. Everything is safe, people obey the rules.  Explore a new country as soon as possible, it’s very different! There’s lots of new culture and language.

What kind of activities have you done since living in Canada?
I’ve been snowboarding, to Whistler and to Stanley Park!

What are your plans for the future?
I plan on living in Canada for awhile and attending university for communications and filming.

Not sure which program is for you? Visit http://www.internexcanada.com for more information on how INTERNeX can make your trip to Canada happen!