How was your weekend?

It’s just another manic Monday… Once again, the weekend went by in what feels like a heartbeat. But how can we be sad about that when we had such great weather the past couple of days? As I am writing this, the sun is still (!) shining, so sit back and enjoy the weather while I tell you about my sunny weekend.

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On Saturday, Vancouver celebrated Earth Day by organizing a parade and having food trucks and live music ready in the park afterwards. Sounds cool, right?! That’s what we thought too, which is why we planned to go there with some of you. When we arrived, we discovered the parade was actually a march. Lots of people were walking around with self-made signs about climate change and how it affects our planet. It was very inspiring. However, the parade did not last that long, which is why we decided to make use of the good weather and go to the beach. We got ourselves some snacks at the supermarket and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the sun at English Bay.

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On Sunday, my alarm went off at 7am. It was time for me to volunteer at the cat sanctuary again. In other words, petting cats whilst cleaning their litter boxes and providing them with food, water and a cosy place to sleep in. Trust me when I tell you scooping litter boxes isn’t that bad when you are surrounded by a dozen of adorable balls of fur. When I finished my tasks, I took the bus home and enjoyed the weather from my backyard. Since Sundays are meant for relaxing, I ended the day with watching Gilmore Girls on my laptop.

I hope you all enjoyed the weather the weekend! See you all on Wednesday for PuB NiGHT at The Lamplighter!

– Angy

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What to do on the weekend?

Here comes the sun and I say it’s all right. Spring is coming! According to the weather forecast, it will be sunny this weekend! Since we can finally plan activities outside again, let me give you some suggestions.

Saturday is a special day because… we’re celebrating Earth Day! Earth Day itself is actually Sunday the 22nd, however, celebrating it on a Saturday seems more convenient. Earth Day is an event celebrated worldwide. Its purpose is to raise awareness for the environment and help end plastic pollution. Plastic is damaging the planet to a great extent, including the ocean and its animals and us, humans, as well. Therefore, lets use this day to make a difference and appreciate the planet we are living on. The perfect way to do so? Go to the Earth Day Parade and Festival! There will be a march to the park, where food trucks and live music entertainment will be waiting for you. 29698319564_2b17f6c1ab_n

Does a day filled with sun, music and delicious food sound good to you? Then I found a great event for you! This Sunday the 40th Annual Greek Food Fest will be happening in Vancouver. Prepare your body for lots of Greek food, such as baklava and tzatziki. The event lasts all weekend long.

Not into Greek food? No worries! Until the 29th of April, there is a Tulip festival in Chilliwack. The festival offers 20 acres of tulips in all the vibrant colours you can think of. Enjoy a nice stroll along the ‘Tulip path,’ delicious food from the various food trucks and take pictures to show your family and friends. The festival is opened from 9am until 6pm and tickets vary from $10 online and $15 on-site. It might take a while to get there, but since it’s Western Canada’s largest and most renowned Tulip Festival, it will definitely be worth it!

Of course, if you just want to take it easy, why not go to the park and enjoy the sun? Bring a blanket, some fun games and delicious food and you are guaranteed to have a fun, relaxing day before the busy workweek starts again.

I wish you all a great weekend! See you at the Earth Day Parade tomorrow!

– Angy

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PuB NiGHT Review: Steamworks

Wow, I think that was a new record last night. After 30 minutes into PuB NiGHT, 90% of the seats at our table were already full! So many of you showed up, new and old faces – it couldn’t have been any better. Last night’s PuB NiGHT was at Steamworks Brewpub. Located in Gastown, the pub offers a variety of self-brewed beers as well as many cocktails. And for the hungry ones, delicious food like burgers, pizza and salads can be found on the menu.

Everyone has a drink? Good. Skål! The Swedish part of the group knew how to motivate everyone to have another sip of their tasty drink. And so, after raising our glasses, we continued the conversations we just had. There were so many people at yesterday’s PuB NiGHT, I decided to change my seat several times so I could have a chat and laugh with as many of you as possible.

Oh look, it’s already 11.30pm. Time for those that have to work early the next day to go home. And for the rest: Well, we decided to make a detour to the Bourbon before it was time to go to bed. Reggae music was being played by a live band and the atmosphere was relaxed. The beer pong table was free and ready to be used. Eirik and Kerstin vs. Linus and me. Unfortunately, my team lost. But we had no reason to hang our head. There will be a next time and then, we’ll win!

I hope to see many of your faces this Saturday at the Earth Day Parade!

– Nadine

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What to do on the weekend?

Today is Friday, which means it’s almost weekend again! And guess what? It’s supposed to be another rainy weekend in Vancouver. Luckily, there are plenty of activities that can be done indoors. So, here are my suggestions for the weekend.

Listen up hockey fans: the Stanley Cup is on. There is a total of 8 games to watch during the upcoming two days. Four on Saturday and four on Sunday. But where? Well, you could go to one of the many pubs that are screening the games, for example the Lamplighter or Malone’s. Or you could invite your friends to your place, have cold beer and chips ready and watch it on TV or on your computer via cbc.ca.

For those that would like to enjoy some nature, but do not want to be outside in the rain: no worries! There’s a solution for that problem too. The Bloedel Conservatory is then the place to be. Within the dome, you can find three different climatic zones: Tropical, Subtropical and Desert. In total, you can find more than 120 free-flying exotic birds and more than 500 exotic plants and flowers. Enjoy the warmth and the beautiful nature on both days (and any other day of the week) from 10am until 5pm. The entrance fee is $6.50 only (tax not included).

And for the tough cookies of you that want to be outside no matter what: The Spring Lights Illumination is taking place in the Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday evening only! Many projections and a walkthrough experience are awaiting you from 8pm until 10pm. The best part: the entrance is free!

Enjoy your rainy weekend and I hope to see many of your faces at the Rogers Arena Tour on Sunday! If you didn’t sign up, but would still like to join, just meet us at 1pm in front of the Canucks Team store which is located at gate 6! See y’all!

– Nadine

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Smart Saver Vancouver

Is it difficult for you to get used to the high amount of money you have to pay whenever you go grocery shopping? Are you scared to look at your bank account because you lost track of how much money you’ve spent? Or are you OK, but you would like to save money anyway? Then continue reading! Just for you, we have found two useful apps to download that will help you get the most out of your money.

Checkout 51: Checkout 51 is an app that provides free discounts on selected items. The only thing you have to do is create an account and you will find the discounts of the week. Then, you just have to buy the item at any supermarket or drug store, take a receipt with you and scan 7564230112_764338094e_nit onto the app. Easy peasy. The amount of discount you receive depends on the price of the product itself. You might get $1 discount on various types of food, but $5 on alcoholic beverages, such as vodka and whisky (they are actually on offer right now, so this is your chance to download the app!). The app is available for IOS (8 and higher) and Android and there is Checkout 51 website as well.

Ebates: To the ones who enjoy online shopping on their days off, I got you! Just create an account on Ebates and select the website where you would like to do some shopping. Then, you’ll be redirected to that site and once you have ordered an item, you will earn a percentage of your money back within a few months. It might take a while, but look at it this way: soon you’ll forget about it and when the money you earned back is in your account, it will be a surprise! The percentage you will receive back depends on the shop, but even if you only save 5%, it’s better than none and in expensive Vancouver, every loony counts!

I hope this will save you all some money!

See you all at PuB NiGHT tonight at The Portside Pub!

– Angy

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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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PuB NiGHT Review: Malone’s

It’s Thursday afternoon, I am sitting in the office, staring at my laptop and I am feeling tired. Tired on a Thursday afternoon? How is this even possible? Well, it can only be one thing: Last night was pub night.

We met at Malone’s Social Lounge and Tap House this time. At 8pm, we sat down at the table in this cozy and big pub. We looked at the food and beer menu, WOW – there are 38 taps you can choose from. And so, we ordered pizzas, chicken tenders and the special beer on Wednesday nights, the P49 Craft lager for $3.90– who can say no to such an offer?

Around 11:30pm, when the Malone’s was taking orders for the last round, we decided to switch locations. So, some of us went to the Bourbon. We entered the bar and… there were only 5 other people in the pub. Okay, so it was not busy at all, but this fact didn’t stop us from dancing, singing along to well known songs and playing pool.

I hope you all enjoyed it too and I see many of you tomorrow at 7am for our trip to the Rocky Mountains!

– Nadine

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