What to do on the weekend

The weekend is here and the weather is promising to be great again! So here are some ideas to make this an awesome weekend.

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Our weekly event already happened last night at the free evening of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. If you missed it or want to go again, the festival will be the entire weekend. The festival is one of the biggest music festivals here and definitely worth checking out. It is located at Jericho Park and you can get tickets online or at the festival site.

Another option is the Greek Summerfest. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy Greek food, culture and music at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church.

If you were still planning on going to White Rock, a good option is to go on Saturday night when the TD Concerts at the Pier is happening. This free concert features R&B All Stars. Or go to the Red Truck Concert Series. Red Truck is a beer company and they organize a few concerts this summer. It starts at 4 PM on Saturday and it will cost you $35.

If you’re more into theatre you could check out Theatre Under The Stars in Stanley Park. This Sunday they are performing The Drowsy Chaperone. Just remember to buy your tickets beforehand.

Or just take the weekend to enjoy the weather on one of the many beaches or try out a hike!

I hope you have an amazing weekend we’ll see you on the next PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

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Experience IT Review – Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Last night we went to Vancouver Folk Music Festival. It was great to share this experience with all of you! Thank you for coming!

Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a yearly festival held at Jericho park. This year the festival was organized for the 40th year. To celebrate this they added an extra day to the festival, which was free entrance.

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We started off at our meeting point and walked from there to the festival. Once we got to the festival, some of us were surprised about the way the festivals are organized in Canada. There were special areas for sitting, dancing and walking. Besides that there were also a lot of people who were taking chairs to the festival. We immediately went to the Beer garden where we got a free wine taster, foot scrub and a key chain. When a few of us went to the bar to get drinks, they even gave away sunglasses. After that we just chilled out in the beer garden while talking and listening to the music. It became really busy in the beer garden and after a while and there was even a line up for the bar till the entrance. When it got darker, there were people walking around with lanterns, which made the atmosphere really nice. At the end there was also an artist that started to sing the song “Hallelujah” and a lot of us sang along.

We hope you all had a great time at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. See you at next week’s PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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Review: PuB NiGHT at Tap & Barrel Olympic Village

Yesterday’s PuB NiGHT was at Tap & Barrel in Olympic Village. It was a great night. Thank you for coming!

Tap & Barrel is an eatery with quite some beers on tap, which gives you the feeling of a pub. Besides that they also have wine and ciders on tap. Tap & Barrel has several locations; one in downtown, one in Olympic village and one in North Vancouver. All locations have great terraces, which are perfect now that the weather is finally good enough to sit outside.

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Once I arrived at Tap & Barrel, I immediately noticed the big line-up to get a spot in this nice place. Luckily, we got a reservation and we got placed at a long table upstairs. From there we got a nice view on downtown Vancouver. During the night, we catched up on what we all did in the weekend and during the week. It was great to hear about all the plans you made and about what you are still planning on doing. Unfortunately, it was Sebastians and Miriams last PuB NiGHT and therefore we talked a lot about their plans after this big adventure in Canada. This also meant that the flag showed up again.

I hope you all had a great PuB NiGHT and see you tonight at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival!

– Iris

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Experience IT Review – Khatsalano fest

On Saturday we went to Khatsalano Streetfest, a 10 block street festival with lots of stuff to do! It was great to experience it with you. Thank you for coming!

First we were amazed by how big it was, since it was held on 4th avenue and they closed 10 blocks of the street off for this festivity. There was enough to look at: bands, food trucks, beer gardens and other vendors. We decided to start at MacDonald, and just walk all the way to Burrard to see what is going on.

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We saw people doing all these different games to win amazing prizes so Iris and I, like real Dutchies, decided to get involved in this as well. First we spinned a wheel and got a free keychain. As second we were in the running for free waxing, but unfortunately we didn’t throw the ball in the golden bucket. After that we stood in line to throw Blundstones in a bucket 20 meters further, to win a pair of Blundstones. I came quite close, but didn’t make it.

After these exciting games we strutted a bit more down the streets and felt like we also deserved some food in our tummies. So we ate one of the best ice creams I had so far in Vancouver, with a fresh waffle cone. Of course I couldn’t handle it very well, so after the ice cream I continued with some chocolate stains on my shirt.

Luckily we found the beer gardens quite fast, so we could enjoy some nice refreshers in the sun. Although some people left at that point, I went on till the end of the festivity and made use of the variety of food trucks around dinnertime.

I had a great time with the people who joined  and I hope to see you all at PuB NiGHT or at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival!

– Tess

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INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts

Today, fun facts about the best beaches in Vancouver!

In Vancouver, we have very few sunny days. So, when the weather is nice, it is almost compulsory to hang out outside. Going to the beach is probably the best option in summer. So, here you have a round-up of the funniest things to do on Vancouver’s different beaches!

English Bay: All the info you need in our INTERNeX Explorer video.

The perfect thing to take: a huge iced coffe.

Where: MAP

Second Beach: All the info you need in our INTERNeX Explorer video.

The perfect item: a funny float(from Dollarama) for the Second Beach Pool.

Where: MAP

Kitsilano Beach: The most glamorous of Vancouver’s beaches. It’s like Venice Beach in LA, everybody go there to watch and be watched. It’s very good for swimming (the water is very tranquil) and you can also go to the Kits Pool.

The perfect item: A cool swimsuit.

Where: MAP

Spanish Banks: Pretty far away from the city, this is the perfect beach if you are looking for tranquility and silence. It is perfect for barbecues and long walks, too.

The perfect item: Your other half…It’s a romantic spot.

Where: MAP

Jericho Beach:  Located on the north of Jericho Park, this beautiful beach is ideal for play tennis (there is a tennis court), for riding your bike and for walks at sunset. here are also picnic tables and playing fields. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is held here.

The perfect item: The perfect thing to take: An Aztec-print T-shirt and a big beard, for the Folk Music Festival.

Where: MAP

Wreck Beach: Located in UBC, clothing is optional here. For many people, it is one of the best nudist beaches in the world..  It is full of students and has a strong hippy vibe. Just behind the beach is the rainforest, which is very beautiful to see. I strongly recommend going to this beach at sunset; everybody celebrates the sunset by shouting, dancing and doing strange Yoga-type dances.

The perfect thing to take: An open mind. There are a lot of naked people… Not for the faint-hearted!

Where: MAP

Please be careful when you are out in the sun!

Clara.

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

It’s summer, it’s weekend –  it’s beach and festival time! Attend one of the FREE festivals on Saturday and join INTERNeX for a relaxing Sunday on the beach!

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VANCOUVER

INTERNeX Beach Day
This Sunday we will be heading out to the beach! Come join us for a day full of relaxing, swimming, and beach volleyball! We hope to see all of you there! For details and updates please check our facebook event and attend!
Disclaimer: This is a nude beach so please use your own judgment to as whether or not you are comfortable going. People will be both clothed and not clothed depending on their comfort zone, just a forewarning.

When: Sunday, July 15th at 2:00 pm
Where: Wreck Beach, Kitsilano (Meet at the McDonald’s by UBC. We will walk the couple of blocks from there… and then down all of the stairs)

Vancouver International Busker Festival
See Vancouver’s downtown come alive with street performances, musicians, jugglers, acrobats… Among international, Canadian and local talents are names like Chalkmaster Dave, LOL Brothers or
Basketball Jones. Don’t know them? Check out their shows this weekend! See the official website for more: http://www.vancouverbuskerfest.com

When: Monday, July 9th to Sunday, July 15th
Where: Granville Island: July 9th – 15th (12-4pm), West End: July 11 – 13th (6pm – 10pm), Gastown: July 12th and 13th, Canada Place: July 14th & 15th

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

It’s the 35th Vancouver Folk Music Festival! The Folk Fest attracts both young and old and offers a mix of performers and amazing live music. The festival line up includes talents suc as Dan Mangan, Ani DiFranco, Lucinda Williams, Hey Rosetta! and K’naan. 30 local vendors serve a similar impressive variety: everything from organic ice cream to roast corn and jerk chicken. For more information and tickets see here: http://thefestival.bc.ca

When: Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15
Where: Jericho Beach Park

Vancouver Farmers Market at Trout Lake
Engage in Vancouver’s local life: visit a Saturday farmer’s market, find delicious locally made food and enjoy knowing where your food comes from!

When: Saturday, July 14th, 10am – 2pm
Where: North parking lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake

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TORONTO

Unity Festival 2012
Experience a four day celebration of the voices of youth and their artistic talents. The event features Canada’s top breakdancers, beatboxers, spokenword artists and much more across the city of Toronto! As a special there is a day-long concert at Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday, July 12th. For locations and details see: http://www.unitycharity.com/festival

When: Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15
Where: Various locations in Toronto, Yonge-Dundas Square

Festival of India
Travel through India during this 40th annual Festival of India! The festival starts off with a parade with 40-foot tall floats, singing, drumming and dancing that starts at Bloor, runs down Yonge Street continuing south to Lakeshore Blvd. After the parade experience artistic performances, Indian music and dance, a South Asian Bazaar, exhibits, and face painting on Centre Island. The festival website has the full program: http://www.festivalofindia.ca.

When: Saturday, July 14th to Sunday, July 15th
Where: Yonge Street, Centre Island

Pan American Latin Jazz Festival
The 2012 Pan American LATIN JAZZ Festival celebrates the culture of the Americas and is the first Festival in Canada to focus exclusively on Latin Jazz music. On several stages present there will be live performances of over 200 musicians, dancers and local artisans. Additionally, the event includes food vendors, arts and crafts displays and children’s events. The festival is free to the public! See the program at http://www.panamericanlatinjazzfestival.com

When: Saturday, July 14, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Mel Lastman Square, Toronto

Have a great weekend!

Xenia

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