What to Do on the Weekend?

Another workweek has passed and the weekend is close at hand. So what is there to do on the upcoming weekend?

One of the greatest events this fall starts on Thursday, September 26. It’s the International Vancouver Film Festival (VIFF). The VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events. Over 320 films are on display in a variety of movie theatres throughout downtown and approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe are hosted. We will watch a Canadian Premiere on Sunday, September 29. “Burning Cane” depicts the stories of two Southern African-American men and their struggles in daily life as a pastor and unemployed father. The movie, which was written, photographed, and directed by someone still in high school (Philip Youmans), is surely worth a visit. We will meet on 2:30 pm on Sunday in the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, in the shopping mall where also our office is located in.
Apart from the world of movies, we also have other ideas for you for the weekend: 

Another great festival taking place is the International Vancouver Flamenco Festival with pop-up but also theatre performances on Saturday and Sunday. Also on Sunday, September 28th, the Shipyards Festival is held in the Lower Lonsdale District on the North Shore. The one-day event includes free admission, multiple stages, beer gardens and lots of different food to be discovered. Not to forget, the location also offers stunning views of the Vancouver skyline. Most conveniently, you can go there by sea bus which itself is always a fun thing to do.


For those 19+, the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival might also be an interesting event to attend. The festival takes place at the Hard Rock Casino featuring over 50 BC craft breweries, tasty appetizers and lots of interesting people to mingle with. In addition, it is Octoberfest time now all across the world. This weekend, on Saturday, one takes place at the Hastings Racecourse from 1 to 6 pm. You’ll find traditional fare, exciting horse races, live music, and of course, plenty of food and beer there.

Have a great weekend and see you at the movies on Sunday!! 🙂

– Felicitas

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Candidate Exposé – Chris Jason Wakely

Hi, I’m Chris and I’m 24 years old from New Zealand. Since returning to New Zealand, I’ve decided to take up some study.

20170813_094539I guess I’ve always wanted to come to Canada, so doing the practicum helped me come across. I went through a practicum program and website, they set me up with the experience and they put me through to Tim. I chose the practicum to gain some further experience and have the opportunity to see how Canadians are first hand.

I was working at the film festival. VIFF is kind of self-explanatory. It’s a great place to see how movie festivals are made behind the scenes. For this job you need to be flexible and have a willingness to learn new things. It is quite useful for my career aspirations, as it shows I can mingle into different crowds and become a fully integrated part of the team.

The services of INTERNeX really helped me solidify my knowledge and meet some great people. I have many connections throughout the world that I can turn to whenever. I sure did attend the several activities, pub nights, trips and events INTERNeX was organizing! These activities were great to get to know the other interns and to see the greater areas that Canada has to offer. I went to the Rockies, mountaineering, hiking, surfing, beer drinking, quite a bit of Greater Vancouver and BC.

ChrisVancouver is great as there is always something to do, whether it is a trampoline park or simply cycling around Stanley Park. The difficult part of Canada was the return home, and having to say goodbye to so many people. Vancouver felt like a metropolis. It’s really busy but a part of me feels at home there. I also found my former place of residence through the Internex team. They placed me in contact with my Landlady and she was able to set me up in her property.

By far the most memorable thing is my trip to Vancouver Island. The first thing I did when I came home was getting some sleep and see what has changed (not much has changed tbh). This trip had really inspired me to travel more. I wish to travel to visit those I connected with in their home locations.

– Chris

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend?

Friday the 13th!!!!!! Even though this day is well known as a day of bad luck, but since it is Friday this also means that it’s almost weekend!!! So I you would like to get some inspiration for what to do this weekend then keep reading!

Bart and I will join some other people from INTERNeX after work for the Oktoberfest at UBC tonight. Unfortunately tickets are sold out but if you still would like to go to an Oktoberfest event there are several ones on Saturday at he Shannon Hall at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds and at the Harvest Haus.

IMG_2335.JPGToday is also the last day of the Vancouver Film Festival so if you would like to visit this event you should hurry up!

On Saturday there is also the event called Light The Night, which is a fundraising event for people with Leukemia and Lymphoma. Lanterns will be lit by people and organizations who raised money for the charity.

On Sunday we would like to take you to the Halloween Parade, but if you do not like Halloween or are not able to join us you could also go watch a game of Vancouver Whitecaps and there also a lot of other Halloween events going on the next couple of weeks.

Hope to see you all at the Halloween Parade!!

– Mandy

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend?

And another working week has gone by!! This means we can enjoy our free time the way we want it. To help you a bit we listed down some things you can do during your weekend.

There is nothing better than going to a nice hockey game after work right? So if you would like to go to a game then tonight is your chance to see the Giants play against Kamloops at the Langley Events Centre.

On Saturday we would like to take you all with us on our amazing pub crawl which starts at 8 pm in the Cinema Public House on Granville Street. We will visit a few 18+ pubs in the beginning and later at night the pub crawl will continue as a 19+ event. Don’t forget to bring two pieces of ID.

15217796900_7b64d1385b_o.jpgAnother big event going on this weekend is The Vancouver International Film Festival. The festival will take place from September 29th until October 14th. It’s the 35th edition with 350 movies to explore. The festival takes place at different locations such as the International Village Mall, Vancity Theatre, The Rio Theatre and many more venues. For more information you can check out the website of The Vancouver International Film Festival.

If you like something more cultural on your free Sunday then you can check out the Diwali Fest which takes place at Surrey City Hall and features live music and dance performances as well as an Indian-style market from 3 until 6 pm.

I hope you all will have an amazing weekend and of course we would like to see you all tomorrow at the pub crawl!


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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do on the weekend

Hi Everyone,

Its Friday and the Thanks Giving weekend is starting very soon! And there are lots of thing to do and we show you whats happening around you 🙂

Before we celebrate Thanks Giving there is a major event going on in Vancouver, the:

Vancouver – International Film Festival

It is running now for one week already and is a huge success! A lot of the 375 movies from the 75 different countries have been shown already, but there are plenty more coming up in different cinemas.

Happening right now, and also during the week!

Empire Granville 7 Cinemas
855 Granville St (between Smithe and Robson)

Pacific Cinematheque
1131 Howe St (at Helmcken)

Vancity Theatre
Vancouver International Film Centre
1181 Seymour St (at Davie)

Visa Screening Room
Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St. (at Smithe St.)

Check the film schedule


  • Regular Ticket: $12
  • Weekday Marinnee (Film starts beform 6pm, excludes holiday Monday 10th October) $10
  • 3D Movie $15
  • Student package 5 tickets for $50
  • 30 ticket pack for $270

How to buy tickets:
Visa is the exclusive card accepted by the Vancouver International Film Festival. All Visa cardholders have unique privileges, including the right to buy tickets, packs and passes for a full week before cash sales begin.

There are several options for buying passes or tickets:

Passes must be bought in advance.

For more Information about the films click here

Keep following us, because upcoming weeks we are giving you more information and some good tips about the International Film Festival!

Vancouver – Arts Club Theatre Company

The Arts Club Theatre Company is right now in its 48th season and is the largest theatre company in Western Canada. Each year, more than a quarter of a million people experience a professional theatre performance! Their productions reach from musicals and contemporary comedies to classics and new works. The Arts Club also presents its audiences outside of Vancouver a three-show mini-season at different places around British Columbia.

This weekend we want to recommend you a lovely comedy: “CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION”

When Marty gathers four locals for the first ever drama class in a small Vermont town, she has no idea how an injection of hula-hooping and wacky acting games will come to change their lives—including, most unexpectedly, her own.

Running time: 95 minutes with no intermission


Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
2750 Granville Street (@ 12th Avenue)
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3J3


Enjoy the Play 🙂


Whistler – The Legendary Turkey Sale

The Legendary Turkey Sale is a place in whistler where you can shop for the top name brands in ski and snowboard equipment under one roof, and all this at a huge pre season savings!

So we recommend you this weekend in Whistler if you get ready for the upcoming ski-season then make sure you stop into the Turkey Sale!

And the deals and activities don’t stop. Local retailers, accommodation and restaurants are all sharing in the Thanksgiving spirit. The Turkey Sale, and all of the Thanksgiving activities that go along with it, starts at high noon Friday October 8, with a sale for locals and lasts through the weekend


Blackcomb Daylodge at the base of Blackcomb Mountain 
  • Saturday – October 9 –>   9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday – October 10 –>   9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Monday – October 11 –>  10:00am – 5:00pm
We wish you lots of fun by your shopping tour 🙂

We hope these tips were useful to you and that you will have a great weekend!

Cheers, Felix

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