How was your weekend?

It’s Friday, Friday, got to get down on Friday. Everybody’s looking forward to the weekend, weekend… I was super-duper excited about the fact that it was weekend. Why? Well, I had a bunch of fun activities planned and I will tell my story about the weekend now:

After work on Friday, there is no better way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend than with a good dance at a club. For me, this meant line dancing at the Yale Saloon in downtown. Every Friday, the club has Cowgirl Friday, which means free entry for women until 11pm. Additionally to that, there is line dancing from 8pm until 11pm. It was my first time doing line dancing, but I am already considering buying some cowboy shoes.

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Happy International Pillow Fight Day! On Saturday, we all gathered secretly in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, our pillows ready to be used. At 3pm sharp, the flash mob started. A few hits on my back, a few on my head, a few pillows into my side. People showed no mercy. OK, they did, since no one was harmed seriously and fluffy PILLOWS were used. After 20 fun, exciting and exhausting minutes, it was over again. So, what to do to keep the level of happiness? Of course, bowling! We went to the Commodore Bowling & Billiards and played for an hour. The two teams were boys vs. girls and luckily, both teams won once. Since all this playing is tiring and makes people hungry, we first enjoyed a coffee and later tasty sushi. With a full belly and a little headache (maybe the pillow fight did affect me more than I expected) I went to bed happily.

11am, I wake up after almost 12 hours of sleep. Wow, I think I really needed that. Best thing right after I woke up: my roommate brought me coffee to bed and pancakes were waiting for me to be eaten. Yep, I could get used to that. In the afternoon, we headed to the Vancouver Aquarium. We observed cute otters, were fascinated by jelly fishes, listened to the vocals of the sea lions and saw a 4D movie about sharks. Three hours rushed by extremely fast!

Hopefully, you all had a great weekend, too! See you on Wednesday at PuB NiGHT at the Portside Pub!

– Nadine

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What to do on the weekend?

It is finally Friday and that means that after a long week of working you only have a few hours to go till you can celebrate your weekend. Since Vancouver is such a big city that also means that there is a lot going on this weekend. So to help you a bit you can use this blog post to fill in your amazing weekend.

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This whole weekend there is the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), which is Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement, rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Each night there is a different band playing. A ticket for the fair will cost you $14 if you buy your tickets online otherwise it will be $17 at the gate. They also have a special After Dark Gate Pass which you can get after 9 pm which will cost you only $5. The fair takes place in Playland.

If you like creepier things then Saturday is the day you have to visit the Vancouver Zombie Walk. This is an informal parade of people in zombie costumes. All the participants meet at 3 pm outside the Vancouver Art Gallery and will start walking from Robson Street to English Bay at 4 pm.

On Sunday the Vancouver Canadians play a match against Boise Hawks, so if you like baseball you can check that out as well. We all hope you will have an amazing weekend and of course we hope to see you at the next PuB NiGHT

– Mandy

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What to do on the weekend?

It’s finally Friday again! Time to do some amazing things in Vancouver this weekend!

17389183_10155108361507103_2218754490592107005_o.jpgThis weekend the INTERNeX family will go The Spring Lights Illumination in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park. We will enjoy the amazing lights, music, cherry blossoms and the multisensory show in the park. This event is part of a bigger festival called the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. There are several events in the VanDusen Botanical Garden, 6 walks through some of Vancouvers’ spring gardens and lots more.

Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day and International Pillow Fight Day, which means lots of fun!! Don’t forget to fool your friends and also do not always trust them because you can fall for one of their tricks too. International Pillow Fight Day is also celebrated in Vancouver. There will be a massive 15 minutes pillow fight outside the Vancouver Art Gallery by the corner of Robson Street and Howe at 3 PM. It will be amazing to participate or to just watch this craziness.

17690980_10208612464010029_949684745_n.jpgThis week was also the beginning of the Vancouver International Auto Show and you can still go there this weekend to see dozens of the latest cars on display. The show is from 10 AM until 10 PM at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Sunday is supposed to be really sunny, so go out and explore the highlights of Vancouver as well! It will be the perfect day to do some hikes, sightseeing or visiting the outdoor farmers markets! I hope you all have a great weekend and see you tomorrow at the Queen Elizabeth Park or next week on PuB NiGHT!!

– Janel

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Smart Saver Vancouver

As most of you spent a lot of money during your stay, it might be good to save some money as well. Even though we would like to save money, we still want to do as much as possible. These Smart Savers are the perfect option for some cheap activities.

Tuesday is the time for you to do some activities in Vancouver. Remember when we told you about the discounts on Tuesday at several cinemas? There are lots of free activities on Tuesday as well. Some museums in Vancouver offer free admission on certain days. Vancouver Art Gallery, for example, offers admission by donation on Tuesdays. So if you are really into arts, this is a great opportunity for you to see some.

No time on Tuesday? Then there are still plenty of activities left for you. The GMS observatory is all year round admission by donation as well. It is a place where you can take a look at the stars through a telescope. You can find this attraction next to the Space Centre. Time to let your inner astronaut free! Another option could17091377_10208378125391710_1431619593_o also be the Burnaby Village Museum. This museum is free all year round, so there is plenty of time for you to visit it.

Besides that, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers free guided public tours throughout the year. During the guided tours they will talk about the rooftop, the wood used for the interior and the art exhibits. The place to be for interior designers, I would say. However, they only offer it at select days due to busy activities held in the Convention Centre. Check out their website for more information about their schedule for the public tours!

Lastly, you can also enjoy a day at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Unfortunately, this museum is not free, but it is cheaper on Thursday evenings between 5 PM and 9 PM. If you liked the totem poles in Stanley Park, then you should definitely check out this museum. The exhibition entails artifacts and objects which have been created by the First Nations people. You get to know a bit more about the history of Vancouver and Canada by visiting this museum. The admission is normally $18. Save some money by going on Thursday evening with a ticket of only $10.

– Iris

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Smart Saver Vancouver

It is a sunny Wednesday, which means we are going to save money again! In this Smart Saver I will give you examples of student discounts, like some of you I am still a student and you can have quite a few benefits from owning a student card.

spscardLike many cities in the world, Vancouver has a student discount card. Meet the SPC card, a card you can obtain if you are a student, which gives you 10 to 15% off on most of the popular brands like: Forever 21, Blenzz, Taco Bell, Levi’s, Bath & Body Works and PINK by Victoria Secret. You can get the card for only $10 by registering online at spccard.ca.  To see where you can save some money, they have a very handy app where you can see the best deals. The card is only usable during school periods so if you sign up now, you have awesome deals till July 31st.

Do you want to discover Vancouver on another level? Seair Seaplanes offers beautiful sightseeing flights to nice destinations. And even better; they have student discounts. For example, you can already do some sightseeing in the air from Vancouver to Vancouver Island for $74.58.

Rather not travel by plane? Greyhound offers transportation by bus and gives students discounts of 10 percent or more, this will depend on where you go though, but the offer is there!

But if you are looking for some fun in and around Vancouver, these student offers could also be quite helpful:

  • Vancouver aquarium for $27 instead of $36
  • Science World for $18.50 instead of $23.25
  • Vancouver Art Gallery for $18 instead of $24
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge for $32.95 instead of $39.95

Did you read all of this but you don’t have a student card? Don’t be sad, we come up with great deals every Wednesday! And if you are going to do groceries always check the weekly flyer for the best deals.urbanown

One last tip: do you like Urban Outfitters as much as I do? I discovered that if you create an account in their app you get 10% off on your first purchase! After that you will get other great deals in the app. A bonus for the students; at Urban Outfitters you get 10% off with the SPC card as well!

Hope to see you tonight at the Distillery!

– Tess

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What to do on the weekend?

The week is almost over and people are starting to get ready for the weekend. I hope you all had a great week and are ready for an awesome weekend as well. Got any plans for the weekend yet? No? There is a lot to do this weekend, so that also means there is a lot of choice for you!

First of all, the INTERNeX family is going to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Chinese New Year Parade this Sunday. 15965745_10154886634952103_8586645978562399909_n
However, if you do not have time to go to the parade, there are plenty of events left to attend as well. It already starts at the 28th of January with a cooking demonstration in Lonsdale Quay Market. After that you can also watch the traditional Eye-Dotting Ceremony at 2 pm or the Lion Dance after.

On Sunday you can also show your best moves during the VSO New Music Festival: On a Wire! You can enjoy an amazing electric music performance of Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. If you love electric music, you should definitely check this out! The music festival takes place in Orpheum at 601 Smithe Street. It starts at 7.30 pm, so you can even plan other activities during the day. Please make sure to buy tickets beforehand to ensure a spot. Tickets cost $30 for an adult and if you still got a student card, you can get a ticket for only $22.50.

This weekend the event Cuisine & Confessions takes place in Vancouver Playhouse. The performance is a combination of a kitchen and circus. Make sure not to wear your nicest clothes, as their will be food throwing involved. Even though this performance is quite pricy, it is still worth your time. Prices range from $45 to $60.

Another event that you may have noticed this week is Street Food City. During Street Food City you can find over 25 food trucks in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The food trucks mostly offer local food for a pretty good price. This weekend will be your last chance to try local food at one of these food trucks. If you go there, eat as much as you can and tell your flatmates that you will not join dinner, as you will definitely leave the event with a full stomach. Time for a break? While enjoying your meal or taking a break, you can listen to some music.

I hope to see you on Sunday at the Chinese New Year Parade. If not, have a great weekend anyways and see you at PuB NiGHT!

-Iris

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Smart Saver

Time to safe some money because it’s Sundaaaay again which means smart saver time.

Vancouver Art Gallery on Tuesday evening

From 5 pm to 9 pm every Tuesday, you’re able to enjoy the exciting exhibition inside the Vancouver Art Gallery just by donation. The Vancouver Art Gallery is the fifth-largest Art Gallery in Canada and the largest in Western Canada. If you’re lucky you’re able to see some really cool art by an influential artist. If not  you can just walk around and try to understand what the work of art wants to tell you. But however it’s just a donation you have to pay to get in.
Get further information here.

BCMC Trail

If you already hiked the Grouse Grind you know how it feels to walk behind a slow, sweating mass of people who talk loudly and smell like ….whatever. But there is a way to avoid all those people by hiking the BCMC trail which runs parallel to the Grouse Grind. It’s almost the same, but less steps and less people. You know what is the best? You’re also able to walk down the mountain, if you don’t want to pay $10 for the way back down with the gondola. So go out hike the BCMC trail up and down ( even though it maybe kills your knees) and safe some money.
Click here for more information.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a great week.

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