What to do on the weekend?

It might not be the best weather today, but the weekend is starting today, so at least some good news, right?! And it gets even better, because it’s going to be a long weekend. Here are some ideas, as to what you could do this weekend.

Monday is Victoria Day, which celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria. Who is Queen Victoria you might ask? She was the Queen of England and head of the British Empire when Canada became an independent country.

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On Saturday, we are going to go bike riding in Stanley Park. We will meet at 12 pm at Yes Cycle at 687 Denman St. The first hour for the rental of the bikes will be $8 and the second one $7. So join us and explore Stanley Park.

For all of you who enjoy the Yale, I have an interesting tip for you. This weekend, from the 17 to 20 May is the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair in Surrey. It is one of North’s Americas longest running Rodeos, with additional entertainment and food. Tickets are $10 and up.

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On Saturday and Sunday is the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. The event features an exhibition and a vendor fair with hundreds of creators from around the world. There will also be readings, panels and workshops. The festival will be held at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.

If you’re in the mood for a bit of shopping and want to find some unique things, it might be worth checking out the Eastside Flea Market on Saturday or Sunday. This is not your average flea market. You will be able to find vintage clothing, quality handcrafted items, jewellery, natural locally-made body care, art, vinyl records, food and many more interesting items. There will be over 50 vendors, so there will be plenty to see. Admission is $3.

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Megan

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How was your weekend?

Thanks to Victoria Day, many of us had an extended weekend of 3 days. I was one of the lucky ones. And let me tell you, the last few days have been great: I was at the beach, learned more about science, went to another country and flew over Canada. Sounds too good (or crazy) to be true? Well, let me tell you how I succeeded in doing so.

On Friday, we started the weekend in the best way possible: we had a barbecue at the beach! Sunset Beach was the location to be. The grill was ready from 6pm on. The smell of burger patties and sausages filled the air fast. This is how summers are supposed to be. I enjoyed my food, played Frisbee and had many laughs and talks with many of you. And let’s not forget the beautiful sunset we could all admire!

New day, new activity: Saturday was all about science! Well, at least for several hours. We went to Science World and did many things: we saw a show about electricity, discovered the different galleries and engaged in several interactive demonstrations. I also took the opportunity to visit the exhibition ‘The Science Behind PIXAR’ – where I learned how some of my favorite childhood movies were created. In the evening, I met up with some of my favorite Swedish people. For a few beers only. Needless to say, it wasn’t a few beers only. But hey: I succeeded taking my last bus home.

After a few hours of sleep, it was time to get up again. At 5:40am, my alarm went off. I obviously wasn’t very energetic, but it was time for me to leave the country. A day trip to Seattle was ahead of me. Yay, my first time in the US. Unfortunately, crossing the border took longer than expected, but the sun was shining for us in the city. So, being a total tourist again for one day, I did what I had to do: visiting the Gum Wall, eating Beecher’s Mac and Cheese (soooo good, by the way), strolling over the Public Market, walking through downtown and enjoying the view over Seattle from the Sky View Observatory. When we came back to Vancouver in the evening, we ended the day with a few beers.

On Monday – Victoria Day – I caught up on some sleep. It was not until 12.30pm when I crawled out of bed and took a shower. Then, I went to Canada Place with Kerstin to meet Billy. Time to do something fun! We decided to do ‘FlyOver Canada’. It is a virtual experience where you can fly over Canada. This, with the help of a spherical screen and suspending and moving seats. It was a wonderful experience, but I would have loved to fly a little longer than only 15 minutes. We ended our weekend the way we begun: hooray, a barbecue!

I hope you all had a great weekend, too. I can’t wait to hear your stories tomorrow at our PuB NiGHT at Dublin Calling!

– Nadine

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What to do on the weekend?

I have great news for you: this weekend will be a long one! Canada celebrates Victoria Day on Monday, so most of you do not have to work on that day and can celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday. Here are some ideas for you to fill your great weekend.

5601230552_924f0e3fa3_nHave you ever seen the big silver bowl at False Creek next to the stadiums? Inside this bowl, you can experience science in an interactive and fun way. This Saturday, a special exhibition opens which is all about PIXAR. I am sure you all know some PIXAR movies, such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, WALL-E… the list goes on and on. If this sounds interesting to you, then meet us in front of the entrance at 11am on Saturday morning and we will have a fun morning together. Admission fee for Science World is $25 for adults, $20.25 for students (bring your ID). The exhibition ‘The Science behind PIXAR’ costs $8 extra.

The weather forecast for Saturday does not seem too bad, so you can spend the afternoon at the beach and enjoy the sun. English Bay and Kitsilano beach are the hotspots for the summer in Vancouver. And of course, Stanley Park is always a great location. Take a walk around the sea wall with beautiful views. After this exhausting day, you might get hungry. A cool location is Dublin Calling on Granville Street which offers a good food and drinks menu. Their brand new rooftop just opened last week where you can enjoy the sun. Even at night you will not get cold, because the rooftop is covered. Perfect spot for a May night! We will check it out next Wednesday at our PuB NiGHT.

Sundays are always great for leaving the busy city life and getting out in the nature. 9359310737_4067428b32_nA great place to do so is Deep Cove in North Vancouver. From downtown, you will reach this area in approximately one hour by bus. A lovely place is hidden in this part of town. Hike easily on Quarry Rock, where you will have a beautiful view on Indian Arm. You have also the possibility to rent a kayak for a few hours and paddle around. Great end of the day is a visit to Honey Doughnuts & Goodies, a famous café for locals and tourists.

And then, it is Monday already. What about actually spending Victoria Day in Victoria? It is located in the south of Vancouver Island. You can take the ferry from Tsawwassen to Victoria, which takes about 90 minutes and costs $17.20. On Victoria Day, there is the famous Island Farms Victoria Day Parade. It is free to attend and takes about two hours. Besides that, bands are performing live at different locations all over the city.

Have a great weekend!

– Kerstin

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What to do on the Weekend

This weekend is gonna be a long one 🙂 So we found some events, which you can do this weekend such as the farmers markets, Richmond’s night market, Main Street Vinyl Record Fair and an international summer night market. 

 
Farmers Markets

Farmer Markets are open on Saturday the 17th of May in Trout Lake, West End and Kerrisdale. At the Farmers Markets you can buy delicious veggies & fruits. Also there have entertainment going on there and it’s a great community feeling.

 

                                                                                                        

Richmond Night Market

Finally the Richmond Night Market opens for the Summer. While you are here in Vancouver you should go and visit this amazing night market in Richmond. At the Richmonds’s night market are 300 vendors, tons of food, and thousands of visitors. The night market is located at 8351 River Rd, Richmond. The night market is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

                                                                                                      
The Main Street Vinyl Record Fair

Held over 2 days during the May long weekend, the Main Street Vinyl Record Fair features over 40 vendors with all new collections, selections, and vinyl records for sale. Tons of great deals on vinyl records and piles of incredible finds from a number of personal collections up for sale.

                                                                                                    

International Summer Night Market

This weekend is also another market, which is called the international summer night market. This night market is a bit different to the others. This one’s free and is a bit more calm then the other one with the giant duck. It’s got tons of food, tons of cheap booths, and… it’s free! Current location is a 10-acre site located at 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way).

 

 

We hope you all will enjoy the long weekend and we will see you soon 🙂

 

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Review of the Year: April, May, June

April

And as the first quarter of the year ended with some anticipation, we could start into the second one with the review of our amazing trip to the Rockies. Watching the beautiful scenery of snowy mountains and lakes really made me think how much one takes Canada for granted sometimes. Another great thing about this trip was the gorgeous weather. We really were a lucky bunch because it was sunshine and blue skies everyday! During this trip we went to so many beautiful places such as Lake Louise, Bow Lake, Emerald Lake, and of course Banff Gondola!

After the legendary Rockies trip, we had to say good bye to yet another friend and intern of our PR department. Flora had been with us for a quarter of a year and for her it was back to being a student for the moment. Yep, that meant textbooks and exams (no more pub nights for her on weekdays…no tequila shots).

However, as most often the case, one beloved face vanishes and another person is right at the threshold. Mercedes started her internship with us in April. She was born in a Spanish city called Vigo, right in the Atlantic Coast, and that’s probably the reason why she loves the sea and the beach so much. She studies Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Vigo and wants to achieve a career in International Relations and Marketing.

Only a few weeks later, Mercedes was joined by Clara. She was from Mérida, a very beautiful city in the Southwestern part of Spain, with a large amount of old Roman monuments and famous for its ham, red wine and other delicious things and the last four years she lived in Madrid. So April really was a month of change…

May

And the new month started off with another new intern as well. We welcomed Jelle into the team, a Dutch student, living close to Amsterdam in a small town called Enkhuizen. For the last 7 years he studied in Amsterdam. The first 4 years graphic design, and in April he studied international tourism management. Because of his studies he likes to travel a lot.

Other than that, we had a public holiday in May, the Victoria Day. Victoria Day (French: Fête de la Reine) is a national Canadian pubic holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday. Queen Victoria was born on May 24th, 1819 and is still the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. (During her life, the British Empire expanded substantially). The monarch’s birthday has been celebrated in Canada since before the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign. After her death, on January 1901, May 25 became “Empire Day”, and for many reasons the Monday before the 25th became Victoria’s Day! In some cities, fireworks are displayed or parades are held to mark Victoria Day. One of the most notable parades is held in the capital of British Columbia; Victoria, which was named because of the Queen Victoria!

June

June, the last part of the second quarter, started of summer and to get in the mood, we decided to announce another Rockies trip for August. What better way to start of this season than with anticipation for this great adventure…

 

 

 

 

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INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday. Victoria Day !!

Victoria Day (French: Fête de la Reine) is a national Canadian pubic holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday. So this year is officially Monday 20th!! Yeahhhh, day off!

Victoria DayBut what do you know about this day? I’m sure a lot of you don’t know too much about it, so keep reading!

Queen Victoria was born on May 24th, 1819 and is still the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. (During her life, the British Empire expanded substantially).

The monarch’s birthday has been celebrated in Canada since before the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign.

After her death, on January 1901, May 25 became “Empire Day”, and for many reasons the Monday before the 25th became Victoria’s Day!!

In some cities, fireworks are displayed or parades are held to mark Victoria Day.

One of the most notable parades is held in the capital of British Columbia; Victoria, which was named because of the Queen Victoria! It’s really famous its Victoria’s celebration, so If you can don’t miss it !!

I hope you enjoy Victoria Day wherever you are!

Best,

Mercedes

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

The long weekend is right around the corner. On Monday is Victoria Day so why not go to Victoria? Victoria celebrates their holiday with music performances, fireworks and a lot of great attractions for the whole family. On Monday there is a huge parade in Victoria. An event you definitely need to visit. Check out this summary of the highlights from 2011.

If this is not the right for you, we have also another highlight. Do you ever visit the “Cloverdale Rodeo”? NO? Then it’s time!!!

This event is packed with highlights. Look at this poster!

We have just organized all the necessary things for our camping trip. We are well prepared for our adventure of the Month. We look forward to it and still can`t wait. And always remember: There is no bad weather, only bad clothes! 😉

In Toronto:

Also in Toronto is all in the character of the Victoria Day. Feel like a firework? We have picked out two options for you:

Ashbridges Bay Park at 9:45 p.m. and in Canada`s Wonderland here is the Fireworks presentation at dusk.

Do you have any other great ideas for the long weekend? No matter what you decided have a great time.

Cheers, Maria

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