Smart Saver

It is Sunday, so it is also time for our weekly smart saver. This week we also found another great smart saver for you – how would be a music festival for free?

Make Music Vancouver is a music festival with over 100 musicians for free which is inspired by La Fête de la Musique from France. On June 25 the Water Street is shut down to traffic and is transformed into sidewalk stages and dance floors. You will see bands of any kinds of music, everything from rock and reggae to classical, jazz and punk.

Last year, 25,000 people turned out for the event, so it is supposed to be a really big party. So join the party on June 25, 5 pm – 10 pm at Water Street in Gastown for free! Find more information like the Line-Up and times on their homepage!


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INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver !

Hi everyone! Do you remember your first week here in Vancouver? Probably the weather was still good. But last Sunday (September 22nd) was the beginning of fall, hence summer is gone and as one might expect the rainy season starts right now! Consequently be prepared to carry an umbrella with you all the time!
But many students like you and me probably didn’t have one in their suitcase when they arrived at Vancouver. So you definitely have to buy one if you don’t want to get wet! But it could become very expensive to buy an umbrella here in Vancouver – up to 25 $!

When the Seabus arrives at Waterfront on a rainy day and people don’t carry an umbrella with
them, they want to buy one as quick as possible. For that, they probably will buy one in a
souvenir shop close to the Seabus station. But the umbrellas there are kind of expensive! WHY?
Well, that’s business!

But there is no need for it! You only have to cross the streets or to walk down Water Street
towards Gastown
to get a cheap umbrella for 6-8$ (+tax)! That’s way better than 25$, isn’t it?

So with the money saved in this manner you could do something special, for example you could
join our next weekly pub night?! What do you think about that?


INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

INTERNeX Canada: PuB NiGHT announcement

This week’s PuB NiGHT returns to the beautiful Gastown! We will go to the Black Frog – the bar is right next to the famous Steam Clock and has a great view over the waterfront! Special of the day is Red Racer ESB or White Ale for $4.75/sleeve.

When: Wednesday, June 27th, 8:30pm

Where: The Black Frog, 108 Cambie Street (Cambie/Waterfront), Vancouver BC

Join for a fun evening, a chat & a drink! Sign up on Facebook!



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Drama on the street!!


A man has just had a motorbike accident… An insomniac tries to get to sleep… A couple has their first kiss… A man stands on a balcony escaping the party that rages on behind him…

Remember when I told you something about this awesome festival that is currently taking place in Vancouver?

The PuSh Festival is what I am talking about (for those of you who missed the very interesting blogpost!).  Well, I just took a walk through Gastown in this…typical Canadian weather and here’s what I discovered: Evidences for the actual happening of the event!

All along the Water Street, people were building up spotlights and other technical features that make you conjecture what mysteries might happen at night in this traditional street…

When strangers walk past you on the street, do you ever start imagining what they are thinking? Where they come from? Or what they are doing there at the very moment you glance upon them?

At night and in real time, moving from the pavement to illuminated windows, from balconies to café terraces, “La Marea” (the tide) presents nine different stories—intimate snapshots that bring the zero hundred block of Water Street in historic Gastown to life for the opening of the 2011 PuSh Festival. These fictional scenes are repeated over the course of the evening in shop windows and on street corners, where audience members can observe the characters’ inner thoughts through projected subtitles.

Now listen up!

Audience members may come and go as they please (it is for free!). Each of the nine scenes lasts ten minutes each and are repeated concurrently between 7pm and 9pm. Performance takes place outdoors, dress warmly.

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival will be on until February 6, so why not just grab your umbrella and defy the rain for a great theatre night out!?

Let me know what you felt when seeing the performances or send me pictures!





Vancouver International Jazz Festival – June 25 – July 4

If you enjoy the smooth, rhythmic beats of jazz, then Vancouver’s International Jazz Festival is an event you don’t want to miss! Over 1,800 musicians, 400 concerts and 40 venues will be animating the city for 10 days, celebrating  North America’s oldest, most celebrated genres.

From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. Vancouver is home to one of the most unique and extraordinary jazz scenes on the continent.

By taking the music to concert halls, parks, community spaces, clubs, public plazas and neighbourhood streets, the Jazz Festival will electrifies Vancouver with over 400 concerts and stirs the souls of more that 500,000 people each year. To check out a list of the participating artists, click here!

One of the many free events taking place during the festival includes Gastown Jazz! This is a free, two-day street festival. Historic Gastown becomes an open-air party with multiple acts spread over two days from 1 p.m until 8 p.m. Featuring Canadian and International artists, Gastown Jazz has become a traditional destination for jazz fans and is synonymous with the opening weekend of the Festival. Two free stages bookend Water Street’s three blocks. Continuous music is performed for everyone to enjoy. Friends and families come from all over to celebrate the beginning of summer while reveling in a diverse array of musical styles. Gastown Jazz also boasts dazzling street entertainers, souvenir and CD kiosks, snacks and refreshments, as well as a wide selection of cafés, restaurants, and bistros all along Water Street.

For further information please visit their website.

Keep checking back to see which dates INTERNeX will be attending concerts during this festival, and how you can join in on the fun!

That’s all for now!

– Laura