HIGHLIGHTS REVIEW 2015/16: December, January, February

We did some fun things the last couple of month! Christmas Season was packed with exciting activities around Vancouver. We visited the German Christmas Market, got to meet walking and talking ginger bread men while keeping us warm with some Gluehwein and Feuerzangenbowle. Cirque du Soleil was definitely Decembers highlight – Kooza is one incredible show. Acrobatic performances like the Wheel of Death or the Double Highwire mixed with the art of clowning and dancing kept
us gazing in wonder at those stunning performances all night. We celebrated the Winter Solstice at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, which was filled with lanterns and ornaments. To nicely end Christmas and the holidays we went to Stanley Park to see the hundreds of colorful lights that lit up the Park and boosted our Christmas mood. Our visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge was the last event of 2015 walking from tree house to tree house.

In the first week of January we went Ice Skating at Robson Square. No one fell on their behind – except me. After a couple of rounds we warmed up with hot apple cider. The weekend after we had dinner at the legendary pizzeria Ludica. They have the tastiest pizza in Vancouver and even better – they have over 700 board games. We played Scotland Yard all night – Mr. X won the game. Last but not least we went on our amazing Whistler Trip at the end of the month. And I promise you, if you visit Whistler once, you want to go back. It is such an active and fun town with tons and tons of outdoor activities to do.

To watch the 50th SuperBowl we headed to Malone’s to start drinking at 3pm. For some the game itself wasn’t to exciting but the halftime show made up for it – and the alcohol. Th
e Nexis celebrated Chinese New Year on Valentines Weekend by watching the parade and by seeing China and Canada from above at FlyOverCanada. We are excited and looking forward to the hockey game next weekend – Canucks vs. Sharks – this is going to be a fun game.

Looking back, you realize time flies. I have been organizing events for INTERNeX for a couple of month now and spend six month in this wonderful country. I had an awesome time.Soon it is time for me to move on. I am so jealous that you all will stay a while longer getting to enjoy the summer in Vancouver – the beach, the ocean, barbequing, hiking and so much more.

Awesome Whistler Weekend

We were so excited to go to Whistler for the weekend as the weather forecast had promised us a lot of new powdery snow.

On Friday we met up at the Pacific Central Station and got on the bus via Squamish to Whistler. The Sea to Sky Highway has a lot of spectacular views to offer – snow covered mountains and the wide blue ocean right below. Late afternoon we checked in to our Hostel and hurried up to get ready for a night out in Whistler Village. We had dinner and drinks at the Garibaldi right next to a warm fire place while it was snowing fluffy, white flakes outside.

Early next morning we got up, had a hearty breakfast, made sandwiches for lunch and headed to Creekside Gondola. Some of us had to pick up their rentals and buy lift passes and we lined up for the gondola to take us up to Whistler Mountain. It was snowing the whole day, the visibility was not the best but we had nice deep powder snow to ride and ski on. After an exhausting and fun day we sat down at the Longhorn and enjoyed some Après Ski drinks like Peppermint Patty and beer.

On Sunday the wake up call was at 6 am – we wanted to be on the slopes as soon as possible – and around 8 am we were sitting in the gondola. The beginners were improving their skills on the easy slopes while the advanced skier and rider were going down of-track slopes. The Peak2Peak Gondola is the perfect opportunity to relax, sit back and take in the view during the eleven-minute ride to Blackcomb Mountain.

The bus that would take us back to Vancouver left at 4.30pm, so we got off the skis and the boards at 3.30, got our stuff and changed. Everyone fell asleep on the bus right after we left Creekside.

The last couple of days left us happy and exhausted – a perfect weekend.

REVIEW: PUB NiGHT XXL

AMAZING how many people showed up for last night’s PUB NIGHT and turned it into a real XXL PUB NiGHT! Thank you guys.6218233822_8203e53227_o

First of all, back to the beginning: On Monday a bunch of candidates arrived here in Vancouver. Most of them are from Sweden; some are from Norway and Finland. Unfortunately they won’t stay in Vancouver that long (just for a couple of days) because they are heading to several ski resorts where they are starting to work during the winter season.

For that reason we had a XXL PUB NiGHT last night. We went to the Cinema Public House, located on Granville and just a block away from the hostel they stayed. 23 of our interns showed up to give the Scandinavians a warm welcome here in Canada. That means we were around 35 people in total which is truly amazing. We had a lot to talk and funny conversations about so many different topics.

The Cinema Public House provides pretty cool beer specials on Tuesdays so you could get a beer for just $2 dollars and a burger plus a beer for just $16. 6218311182_e86360c333_o

Sadly we had to say goodbye not only to the Scandinavians but also to Tobi. He stayed here for 4 month and now it’s time for him to go back home. As he told me he really enjoyed his stay here and for him Vancouver already started feeling like home.

Thank you all for coming!

Whistler Yay or Nay?

INTERNeX goes Whistler yay or nay? The PR-department is planning on a Whistler over-night trip, however we would like to know how many of you are seriously interested in going to Whistler during the weekend of March 8th and 9th.

Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines since the mid 90’s. It hosted most of the alpine events during the 2010 Winter Olympics and annually over two million people visit Whistler. Whistler is not only known for their 8 100 acres of trails, but also for their incredible nightlife. If you are not a big fan of skiing or snowboarding, don not worry, Whistler has more in store for you than you think!

The trip will start on Saturday March 8th at 7:00am and we we will return to Vancouver approximately at 7:30pm on Sunday March 9th. The price for the tour is $158 and includes a night at the Coast hotel with breakfast, hot tub and a kitchen, a guided tour of Whistler village, free entry to the SLCC Cultural Museum and a VIP Nightclub Admission. Furthermore great discount on optional activities, such as Peak to Peak Gondola, snow tubing, zip trek or bungee jumping and apres ski discounts at the Longhorn Saloon are included. If you want you can also bring a friend along.

Discount prices:
Peak to Peak Gondola $47
Snow Tubing $20
Zip Trek $105
Bungee Jump $125
Lift Ticket $90
Ski/Snowboard rentals $35
Lesson package (Lesson, rentals & lift ticket) $130

A trip to Whistler is exactly what you need and deserve after a serious week of hard working. Please let me know, preferable by Monday,  if you are interested in joining the trip via Facebook, phone, office visit, carrier pigeon or whatever you like.

I hope to hear from you all on Monday and to make this trip happening!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver

Another Smart Saver Vancouver only for women. Sorry guys, next time…I promise!

This smart saver is for the girls who cannot  get enough of shredding the slopes. Every Monday until March 31st (excl. Feb 10th) evening from 5.00pm to 10.00pm Mount Seymour opens their slopes for girls of any age for free as part of the Shred for the Cure Foundation.

You just need to pick up a voucher at one of the listed retail locations. You can grab as many vouchers as you want to. You will receive a complimentary evening lift ticket after showing your voucher at the Guest Services and making a minimum of $5.00 donation to the BC Cancer Foundation. Your donation will go directly to the BC Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer research.

It is not only about shredding the slopes and the ladies only park jams, it includes also music throughout the night and you even can win prizes such as, jackets, hoodies, googles etc.

Girls just wanna have fun!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Highlights of the week Ep12

This week’s episode of Highlights Of The Week is going to be about a couple of smaller things, which are still exciting and not to be overlooked, even though they are more part of the daily life in Vancouver.

Me not being in town for that long yet, I found it very noticeable on how many of the bigger houses in town the people seem to have designed little parks. They planted big trees on their houses, right there. I found that very peculiar, but it also makes me realize how ‘green’ a city Vancouver is and to what great length its inhabitants are willing to be creative that it is and stays this way. So this is a little daily highlight for me, because I can see many of these ‘parks’ on my way to the office each morning.

Another thing which I found absolutely adorable and which would come in very handy as a souvenir are these Red Vancouver Mittens. For $10 each, about $4 go to the Canadian Olympic foundation and therefore support the Canadian athletes during the next Olympic games in 2014. For me, this would be a souvenir highlight, which you can actually use in your daily life. Because winter will come as sure as the sun will set down tonight.

Concerning the more active highlights this week, I shall not forget to mention our very successful PuB NiGHT on Wednesday. We went to The Warehouse downtown which was especially great for our candidates under 19. The Warehouse is primarily a restaurant and therefore you can enjoy some time there, even if you are under age. We will try to do that once in a while now, to not leave you guys behind, so to speak. Upcoming events and things to do are the first Vancouver Color Run today, where you can celebrate life and happiness while watching how others stay in shape. And of course last but not least, the Giants hockey game we will go to on Sunday. Meeting point is Waterfront Station at 12.10 pm, so don’t forget. Go Giants!!!

So I hope you will enjoy the weekend and I will see you guys at the next PuB NiGHT, right?

Best,

Annika

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: The picture of the week

Recovering from last night yet? I hope you all had a blast at our Pub and Club Night last night and that you came out to party with us one last time! (Although this hopefully isn’t going to be the last time)

We went snow tubing at Mount Seymour last weekend and it was seriously so much fun. The weather was perfect and when you’re with a great group of people, you know you are going to have a great time no matter what you do. The best part of snow tubing, other than sliding down the hill, was the tube lift! I tried walking up the hill afterwards and I was dying. It might not look very steep from the top, but when you are half way up the endless hill, you wish you took the lift instead!

Want to join in on the fun? Come to our weekly Pub night this Wednesday and our Granville Island Brewery Tour next Saturday!

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com