What to do on the Weekend?

Another week is over and gives us the great opportunity to explore the beautiful city we get to live in.

As you probably already noticed, this weekend is all about the Chinese New Years festival. Wherever you go, you will find the red lanterns and probably some Chinese signs with a rat on it. Obviously, Chinatown will be hosting the most spectacular events, this weekend. But you won’t be able to escape it any other place in town either ;-).
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As the Chinese culture is a very important part of Vancouver´s community, I strongly recommend walking around with your eyes wide open. There are many cultural differences, which we might not always understand. But all the myths and story’s (yes, I’ve done some research), are beautiful and remind me why I love travelling so much. It gives you a different perspective, you don’t just get to learn facts, but also feelings and the meaning that are transferred through ceremonies, traditions and beliefs.
However, instead of buying a ticket to Beijing, we get to go with a way cheaper option instead. The festival starts off today (January 24) with a ceremony at the Buddhist Temple, which is the largest one in North America. So, besides the celebrations this weekend, it might be very interesting to see and explore.
Followed up by Saturday, which is the actual New Years Day! As the tradition wants it, you have the chance to see the famous Lion Dance at the River District. I don’t really have words to explain it, as I am not an expert myself (obviously). But just give it a Youtube search, trust me it is a very interesting thing to watch! And last but not least there will be a big parade happening on Sunday.
And this is were the INTERNeX gang will get together again (Sunday, January 26). Apparently together with 700 other people, that also decided to join the INTERNeX community. Seems like we’ve gone very big all of a sudden :D. (For the ones that don’t know what I am talking about, just check out the Facebook event.) We will meet up in front of the International Village Mall and from there we’ll try to find the perfect spot to watch everything that is going on. Afterwards we will explore the Chinese Gardens. And besides the fact, that is quite beautiful around there in the first place, we also get to see some unique shows and of course fantastic Chinese food that will be on sale. I am just hoping our 700 new friends, don’t have the same idea.

As you might see I am super excited to see all of this in person, to see the stunning costumes and the slight insight of a very different culture and I am very happy to do it together with you guys!

But no matter if you are celebrating the year of the rat this weekend or not, I hope you have a fantastic one.
See you all soon!

Cheers,
— Nadja xx

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

No New Kids on the Blog

As the time is coming closer to Christmas, we don’t have any new arrivals to welcome in our group for this week.
But we do have very exciting events ahead of us and a fantastic group to enjoy those with. Starting with tonights Pub-Night in the beloved Yale Saloon. As this only became a tradition this summer, this might be the perfect ending for the last Pub-Night of the year. So let’s get on that bull and show of once again. Apperently, Jager-Bombs are on special tonight… that’s all I am saying guys! 

Furthermore we are finally going skiing this weekend. As last week had to be cancelled because of the unfortunate conditions, I cannot wait to finally get in that snow. IMG_4962.jpg
In our Facebook event you’ll find all the information needed, as well as the link to get your day pass for Grouse Mountain.
As there has been issues with selecting Saturdays ticket, you might only be able to get your ticket on the Mountain on Saturday.
If you didn’t rent equipment yet, you might want to consider Yes rental (https://yescycle.com/ski-snowboard-equipment-rental/) as they also sell Mountain Passes!  

If you do have questions or storage issues, please don’t hesitate to message us. 

See you all tonight! 

Cheers, 

– Nadja x 

International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

Canada Day

The 1st of July is Canada Day, which means you are off work and can enjoy Vancouver by day. Vancouver city has many activities planned for this day and of course we do not want to miss this.

On Canada day the Canadians celebrate the ‘birth’ of their country. In 1867 three colonies were united into one country; Canada. Canada day is celebrated in whole Canada, but also Canadians outside Canada celebrate this anniversary. In 2011 the British Prince William and Kate visited Ottowa to celebrate Canada day.

We will meet at 6.30pm on West Pender and Broughton Street and will make our way to the Parade, afterwards we are going to try to find our self a spot to watch the fireworks at 10pm. However it is going to be very crowded and there are only certain spots from where you can see the firework. We are going to do our best to get a great spot to watch the fireworks. In case we miss the fireworks, no worries at the end of July and beginning of August the celebration of light is held were you can also see a beautiful dance of fireworks!

We hope to see you on Canada day and don’t forget to wear your Canadian outfit!

 INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Upcoming Events: July

We are nearly at the end of June, which means it is time to inform you about our events in July! July is going to be a fun summer month! Let’s see what we have planned:

Tuesday, 1st of July
Vancouver welcomes July with a several festivals around town to celebrate Canada day. On Canada day the Canadians celebrate the ‘birth’ of their country. In 1867 three colonies were united into to one country; Canada. We will meet at 6.30pm on West Pender and Broughton Street and will make our way to the Parade, afterwards we are going to try to find our self a spot to watch the fireworks at 10pm.

Sunday, 6th of July
You are going to love this activity we have planned for you! We, here at INTERNeX, are super excited for this special activity. We are going to North Van to play a round of paintball!! How excited are you eh!? The cost will be around $30 – 35 and we will leave Vancouver at Waterfront around 1pm. More information will be revealed soon!

Saturday, 12th of July
After the paintball activity it is time to relax an bit and therefore we will go to the Khatsahlano festival. Khatsahlano is a free festival which is held on 4th Ave from Burrad to Mcdonald street. You can enjoy the 50 music bands, over 100 vendor markets and there are more then enough food trucks to satisfy you tummy. More information will follow soon.

Sunday, 20th of July
The summer is arrived in Vancouver so it’s time to tackle the Grouse Grind. The Grouse Grind is a very popular hike up to Grouse Mountain on North Vancouver, but also very exhausting, however once you are on the top you have a beautiful view over Vancouver and you definitely deserved your dinner!

Saturday and Sunday, 26th and 27th of July
The last weekend of July is time for another overnight stay. This time we will take the ferry to Vancouver Island and enjoy an overnight at Victoria. Victoria is a beautiful city with many gardens, sights and activities. It is the perfect getaway spot after a hectic week at work!

We are already excited for July and we hope we will see you all at our events and of course our weekly pub nights (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of July)

 INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

Upcoming events

We have tons of fun planned for you, here you can find a short preview.

Friday, May 23rd, Pub & Club Night

It’s feels like such a long time ago that we had a Pub & Club night, so what is better than getting rid of this feeling. On Friday the 23rd of May we will have another Pub & Club night for you, which means that there will be no Pub Night on Wednesday (May 21st). We will meet at The Pint at 7pm to get the night started with some drinks and food. We will probably stay at The Pint the whole night, since it will get pretty crowded and fun later the night!

 

Wednesday, May 28th, Pub Night

On Wednesday it is time to return to the Bismarck for our weekly Pub Night. The Bismarck is located in the International Village Mall on the side of the Mc Donald’s.

 

 

 


Saturday, May 31st, Bike Ride/Deep Cove

We will end the Month of May with a nice bike ride around Stanley Park or we will head out to Deep Cove to get our Kayaking on. Of course those activities will only find place when the weather is nice. If there is rainfall forecasted in this sunny city we will cancel the activity and find a nice coffee place to hang out.

 We hope to see you all at the activities! 

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Review: After Rockies Party

Last Friday we had our After Rockies Party which was awesome. At first we went to the Mexican restaurant called La Casita in Gastown for dinner and some drinks. We showed some pictures and of course the INTERNeX-Backstreet Boys video. We talked a lot about the Rockies and how much fun it was and also about the upcoming events such as the Tofino Trip in the middle of May. Afterwards we went out to the nightclub called Pop Opra. There was a white party, so everyone of us had something one which was white. We had some more drinks at the club and started to go crazy on the dance floor. We hope you had also a amazing time out. 

 

We hope we will see you all on Wednesday for our weekly Pub Night @ the Doolin’s

Ps: Please keep in mind if you want to join us for the Ultimate Tofino Trip you have to sign up before Friday the 9th of May till 3Pm

 

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Upcoming Events

Only one more week left in April and we have still our weekly PuB NiGHT on Wednesday the 30rd of April and of course our After Rockies Party. For the month May we have some awesome things planed just for you guys such as Laser Tag, a awesome Mexican Party, Summer night market, PuB & Club night and a Bike ride in Stanley Park. Of course we have our monthly Overnight-Trip.

 

Laser Tag

Do you like action? Fight together with your team against the others to be the NO.1 Shooter. We are going to do Laser Tag on Saturday the 3rd of May. You get a Special-Jacket and a Laser-Gun and than there is only one thing to do:Shoot everybody from the other team who is crossing your way! It’s like Paintball but it doesn’t hurt because you shoot with laser and not with bullets! So everybody who is afraid of getting hurt, that’s your chance to have lots of fun and you won’t have black and blue marks the next day!

                                                                                                            

Mexican Party

On Monday the 5th of May we will join a Mexican Party called CINCOdeMAYO in the nightclub Republic on Granville Street. There is a live Mariachi Band and the ticket also include one drink. Also their having drinks specials around $3.50. The tickets for the entrance will cost only for us $10 (normally $12). Let’s go crazy on the special day for the Mexicans.

                                                                                                       

Summer Night Market

Asian-style summer night markets are a summer tradition in Vancouver. On Friday the 9th of May we will visit the summer night market in Chinatown to eat tasty food from over 80 vendors, buy cheap sunglasses and phone cases, go on carnival rides and enjoy live dance and music performances! If the weather will be bad we will have another option for you on this Friday.

                                                                                                         

Overnight Trip to Tofino

We are planning a 3-Days-Trip to Tofino. The trip will be on Saturday the 17th(morning) till Monday the 19th of May. You will have the day off on Monday because it’s Victoria Day. Tofino is a popular tourist destination and famous for the beaches, surfing, whale watching and fishing. On the tour we will take the ferry to Vancouver Island and on our way to Tofino we will visit the Englishman River Falls, Coombs market, Roy Henry Vickers Art Gallery, hiking in the Wild Pacific Trail. Also you have of course the option to go surfing, whale watching, bear watching or kayaking. 

                                                                                                         

Pub & Club Night 

Let’s have another great Pub & Club Night on Friday the 23rd of May. First of all we will start with some drinks at the Cambies and afterwards we are planning to go out at Joseph’s Richards. We hope you will all join us for some drinks at the Cambies and to go crazy on the dance floor. “Be carefulllll” 😉

                                                                                                         

Bike ride Stanley Park

Get ready for our big bike ride in Stanley Park on Saturday the 31st of May. We will rent bikes (or bring your own) and spend the afternoon cruising around Stanley Park! Let’s hope it will be a sunny weekend and we do some outdoor activities to enjoy Spring. We can bike the 9km-Stanley Park section of the Seawall right on the edge of water and discover there a lot of things.

 

We hope we will see you all guys this Saturday for our After-Rockies-Party!

 

 

INTERNeX International Exchange

International Village,

Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street

Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

Web: http://www.internexcanada.com

Email: pr@internexcanada.com