INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

For this Casual Friday, I want to tell you about Emily Carr. The most important artist in Canada. Sometimes you even can think that is the only one. The Art University of Vancouver was called Emily Carr for some reason. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a “Canadian icon” for a reason. Canadians LOVE Emily Carr.

Emily Carr was an artist and writer inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast at the begging and Canadians landscapes after. She was kind of obsessed with paint threes scenes, and she’s very famous because it’s said that she’s the only one who could capture the real essence of the forest.

She was the first painter in Canada to adopt a modernist and post-impressionist painting style.

As a writer, Carr was one of the earliest chroniclers of life in British Columbia.

You can visit hers childhood house in Victoria. Emily Carr House, is a National and Provincial Historic Site located at 207 Government Street in Victoria, B.C. Canada. The birthplace of the internationally renowned Emily Carr, they are an interpretive centre dedicated to her art, writings and life.

This weekend the weather is not going to be very cool, so we decide to include something inside and we will invite all the people to go to the Emily Carr House!


See ya!


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Cherry Blossoms are Back!

Spring is here!

Ah…what more is there to love than seeing Vancouver’s trees blossom and bloom with pink flowers right before our eyes. That’s right, folks! It’s that time of the season again when Vancouver’s scenic landscape is covered with gorgeous pinks of cherry blossoms.  It always puts a smile on my face when I see these pink flowers glisten with the clear, blue skies behind them. My favorite cherry blossom sight seeing locations are walking down Lower Mall Street at the University of British Columbia near the Nitobe Garden and driving along Marine Drive. Reason? Mainly just because these two places are extremely accessible for me and I go to school there! Don’t fret though, these gorgeous flowers can be seen almost anywhere in Vancouver such as at Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and even in some parts of Downtown Vancouver.

Every year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Society, a non profit organization, organizes The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival hosts several activities where visitors and local residents can participate in to share the blooming experience. Some of their events include entering a written haiku piece in the “Haiku Invitational Competition” and also, riding bikes in the “Bike the Blossoms” event on April 17th.

So, if you fancy writing a haiku about cherry blossoms, you should enter your submission on the VCBF website before May 31st.

And, if you are interested in viewing cherry blossoms while partaking in a great bike expedition, hurry and register with the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition now! Each ride will cost $10 and participants can check in anytime between 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

For more information about the haiku competition, please visit:
And to register for the “Bike the Blossoms” event, please visit:

For more information about the haiku competition, please visit: