How was the weekend?

Was your weekend packed with activities, like mine, or did you take it slow?

For me there’s been a lot of things going on! It all started with INTERNeX going to the Vancouver Fashion Week. I’ve never been to a Fashion show before and didn’t quite know what to expect. To be completely honest I actually first thought it might get a little boring watching models present the designers clothes, but I was wrong, the experience exceeded my expectations.

Let me start from the beginning. What I loved from the start is that this event gives the perfect opportunity to dress up and present yourself in fashion you like, that might represent part of your personality, or is just a fun way to brighten up your day. To me, fashion doesn’t necessarily means wearing expensive designer pieces, it’s more about seeing it as a form of art that helps you express yourself and I could really see that at the Vancouver Fashion Week, not just in the audience, but also in the designs that were presented. Every of them had a unique style that was representing the art work of the creator. Fashion as I saw it was expressive, fun, and divers. Just like you can spot certain painters, or movie directors patterns that show how unique they are, you could see the same for the artists at the fashion show. What also made it extra fun was to see and learn about fashion represented by different nationalities, incorporating parts of their culture into the designs. πŸ™‚ The models mirrored the styles by their way of presenting it which made it super entertaining to watch! I would say none of the styles equal each other and I really started to appreciate all the work and art behind the designs. On top of all that the atmosphere was amazing. There was the possibility to get a touch up for your make up, have a few drinks, and network in between the shows. Overall I think we all really enjoyed the experience and learned something new about Fashion, I’ll definitely come back for the next Vancouver Fashion Week! πŸ™‚

Friday night, some of us girls had a little girls night with themed drinks, pyjamas, Italian food, including a Tiramisu for dessert, lots of music, dancing and singing, good talks, face masks and more food as you can see on the picture. πŸ˜€ I haven’t had a sleepover in years and I must say I really enjoyed it. It was nice to just hang out and do all the fun selfceare things in a large group. πŸ™‚ So, this is your sign to grab your friends and organize a big sleepover party, it’s what we all need from time to time. πŸ˜‰ Saturday was then a big rest day, or mores a preparation for the Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday!

Only a handful of INTERNeXer’s were up for the challenge of running 10km in the pouring rain. A lot of you might question the name of the run after hearing that most of the years it’s actually raining at the Sun Run, but we thought maybe it’s less about running IN the sun, and more about running FOR the sun. Since this is a pretty big event with road closures and thousands of people participating, all the good energy gets channeled and send up to the sky pushing the clouds aside, making room for the sun to break through. At least that’s what I’m hoping.:D We all know we’re in Raincouver, but I’m optimistic the sun will show within the next few weeks, you’re welcome. πŸ˜‰

As mentioned it was very wet, so within 10 minutes we were soaked through and running with puddles inside our shoes. On the bright side we were warm and no one could tell if we’re sweating or just wet from the rain. πŸ˜€ It was a great feeling running collectively with so many people. Every couple meters there was live music playing and people cheering everyone on to keep going which made it possible for us to run the whole 10km without breaks in only 71 minutes. For some that might be slow, but let me tell you we are all not regular runners, so even just to finish the 10k was an accomplishment, doing it in that time felt even better. It was incredibly rewarding and I can recommend it to anyone who’s kind of thinking about it to really try it. Take some time to practice before and most important: hydrate! Grab a team partner and go for it.

After our run we went to the beach and took a cold plunge in 9 degree ocean water which also felt hard at first but very rejuvenating afterwards. All the pain from the run went away and it gave us new energy. Of course we also needed to treat ourselves after this tough day. For us it was a nice big breakfast and a visit at a pool with sauna and hot tub. You can imagine we all slept very well last night. πŸ˜‰

If I’m doing a run again? Maybe. Am I going to become a regular runner? Probably not. πŸ˜€ Nevertheless this was a great experience and I’m glad I did it. πŸ™‚ Maybe I’ll try biking next? What about you? Do you like being active? Do you like physical challenges? Or are you more of a homebody? And how was your weekend?

Can’t wait for you to tell me at Pub Night!

See you then,

Laura πŸ™‚

What to do on the weekend?

This week is the Vancouver Fashion Week! It’s the second largest Fashion Week in North America and the fastest growing one, so you should not miss out on this amazing opportunity of seeing the show! There’s multiple countries represented so it will be interesting to learn about fashion in different cultures. Day tickets are $75. Now, imagine yourself sitting in one of the rows closer to the stage, feeling like a Fashion Critic, watching models catwalk, mingling and networking in-between or after the shows to create new connections. Going to the show is also a great reason to dress up and show your own sense of fashion! πŸ˜‰ Get inspired and enjoy the atmosphere of this exclusive event, I’m sure you won’t regret it!

Another cool event is happening this weekend: The Vancouver Sun Run. It’s a 10km run which I’m sure you could still sign up for if you wanted, but it’s also cool just to watch and cheer on your fellow INTERNeXers who are up for the challenge, participating in the run! There’ll be entertainment along the way and I heard there’s also going to be an after party. A good way is to grab something to eat and watch the people run. πŸ˜€ I hope I’ll make it out of there in one piece! Afterwards we could all meet up to celebrate Selinas Birthday! She’s turning 21 and would love to go to a pub or something for a few drinks and celebrations. And if we’re honest, we all just want an excuse to go out, don’t we? So here it is, all we have to do is make it a great time! Who’s in? πŸ™‚

Visit Cypress Mountain for UBC x Cypress Rail Jam on Saturday or for the Slush Cup on Sunday!
The Rail Jam is open to the public with prizes, music and and saying goodbye to the 2022/2023 season.
The Slush Cup is Cypress Mountains biggest event of the year. “Challenge yourself to make it across the ice-cold water dressed in your silliest costumes. Strap on your skis, board and helmet and show us your skills. Prizes to be won, Live DJ and snowboard legend Brett Tippie to MC!” Maybe you could also just watch the craziness from a safe distance. πŸ˜€
Here are some more information for you if you are interested:

All these events are super fun and worth dropping by in my opinion! I hope you have a great eventful weekend and please report at the next Pub Night how it went. πŸ˜‰

See you then,

Laura πŸ™‚

What to do on the weekend?

All good times somehow come to an end and unfortunately this weekend is going to be my last one. I’ve made so many good friends here with INTERNeX and will miss them a lot when I’ll be back in Germany. But there is a phrase which goes like: We will see us a second time in our lives. And for me, I truly believe in that phrase. Nevertheless, I want to give you a last time some recommendations on what to do on the weekend.

Dunbar Haunted House

Starting with the first one: Fright Nights! =) Since Halloween is around the corner, why not get the spooky season started with a Fright Night at the PNE Playland? You can go to 7 haunted houses and get thrilled all the time. I’ve heard from a friend that there are some guys chasing you, how awesome but terrific at the same time! If you are not scared enough by that you can put up your adrenaline level with some night ride attractions. Be sure to not miss this event since Halloween is only one time in a year and why not experiencing it in another country? πŸ™‚


If you want a more resting or more quiet weekend you can also go to the Capilano River Regional Park exploring the Capilano Cleveland Dam, Capilano Canyon and the Salmon Hatchery. With trails and paths along the river you have lots of opportunities to see beautiful nature. The easiest way to get there is taking the sea bus from Waterfront to Lonsdale Quay and taking the bus to the Park. Besides the fact that you can walk through some of the best nature places in Vancouver, you can also see some fish there by visiting the hatchery. Right now is Salmon Running Season and your chances of seeing them jump is high. You could see the typical salmon with the red and green colour named Sockeye Salmon. For the ones of you who watch Disney movies: It is the same fish that the two bears in “Brother Bear” fish together =). But also if you don’t like watching fish you can walk up a trail and enjoy the view at the Cleveland Dam. I’m sure you’ll find a nice activity to do in the Capilano River Regional Park.

Vancouver Fashion Week 2013

Since Vancouver is also a very high fashion city with lots of trendy shops we can recommend you going to the Vancouver Fashion Week this weekend. Depending on the show you want to see and the brands showing up the tickets can range from 30-150$. It’s a nice experience to see the new trendy clothes presented on a catwalk with the models walking by. I personally think some styles and old looks will be trendy right now and have a rebirth on some models. What is your fashion prediction?

Now caused by the weather of Raincouver this weekend, I have another fun recommendation for you! Why not spending time in the Extreme Air Park in Richmond with an indoor trampoline park? You can have fun jumping around, playing some jumping games or being a ninja warrior. With 42000 square feet room inside their walls, they can offer some awesome jumping areas. You can expect somethings like zero gravity basketball, air zone, foam zone, a half pipe, 3D dodgeball, bounce balls or vertical volleyball. I’m pretty sure you’ll find something fitting for you and your personal jump ability =).

Extreme Air Park

Whatever you are going to decide on, we wish you a nice weekend with everlasting memories and a lot of fun!

See you next week!


Tino =)

Year Review – Part 1

Finally a new Blogpost. I know you must miss the daily INTERNeX Blogpost incredibly over the holidays. And because we don’t want you to be too heartbroken, we have something very special prepared for you in the upcoming days:
As the year of 2019 is coming to an end, this is the perfect opportunity to take a look at what happened the past year. There were truly some great highlights and events, that made the year 2019 very special. So we should take a closer look at the past months and thank everybody who made it as special as it was.

First of all, we have to point out, what a great group of people joined the INTERNeX family this year. So many who decided to spent this very outstanding time in their life along side of INTERNeX, thanks for being as great as you are. We are sure the experiences you made here in Canada (or the ones you will be making) will stay for a lifetime!
Furthermore we had a great group of PR-Coordinators making everything possible, organizing trips and events and just making this time unforgettable. And of course, thanks to the partners of ours that also put in a big impact of this very successful year!
img-20190302-wa0043-1-e1552434605363.jpgThe year started with Jasmin, coming all the way from Finland and taking over the job of the first PR-Coordinator in 2019. Starting from there we had a lot of stuff coming up, to keep everyone busy and well entertained. Thank you for doing a great job. Unfortunately I never got to meet you in person, but I heard many stories :-D. You will never be forgotten <3.
As the weeks passed by there was one major highlight coming up. img_20190317_123723-e1552952465741.jpgThe INTERNeX-crew made their way to Seattle, to smell some American Air for a change. Together with West-Trek the INTERNeXer got to leave Vancouver and see one of the most beautiful cities ever (right behind Vancouver of course ;)). Since I am only summarizing this, you are more than welcome to check out the whole story around it, the following link, will bring youright away to the post about it ( Last but not least, the INTERNeXer got to attend a very special event in Vancouver. img_20190323_173411-e1553560515397.jpgThe Fashion Week, and I am not talking about just any Fashion Week, but THE Fashion Week. If you are all about it, this was definitely a very exciting event. As the year continuous any other highlights were just waiting ahead.
More photos will always be provided on the Instagram profile, so just in case you are not one of our followers yet, make sure to do so >> internexcanada πŸ™‚

Our journey through 2019 will continue soon.

Until then, I hope you are having a great time and Happy Holiday everyone!

– Nadja xx

International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-


How was your weekend?

Here we are again, surviving through Monday. Did anyone else feel like the weekend went by so fast? I sure did. Maybe it is because the weekend was full of fun things to do. In this blog post you will get a sneak peak of the Vancouver Fashion week and on top of that some views from the Mt Seymour.img_20190323_173411.jpg

The INTERNeX gang visited the Vancouver Fashion week on Friday and Saturday. The event was full on both days so it was pretty hard to find seats at first. During breaks you just had to rush to get a seat and that’s what we did. Both of the nights included a lot of different designers and collections that were interesting to see. One of our candidates, Carolin, volunteered at the Fashion Week and it was nice to hear her voice at the show since she was the one introducing the designers and the names of the collections. The atmosphere at the Fashion Week was really nice. People were showing their respect towards the pieces they liked by cheering and clapping. Thank you to the ones who participated and I hope you all had a great time.


On Sunday the mountains were calling. Sara and me headed to the Mt. Seymour for some snowboarding. It was the season opening for both of us since I hadn’t been snowboarding since last year and it had been a three-year break for Sara. We still managed to survive without any broken bones. The view from Mt. Seymour was absolutely beautiful. We were also super lucky with the weather since it was quite warm, not too sunny and not snowing. The slopes were pretty empty so no lines for the lifts either. We spent a great day at the slopes and ended it with a nice dinner at a restaurant located on the mountain.

I wish everyone a nice upcoming week and remember to join us for PuB NiGHT @ The Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing

-Jasmin xx

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-