Exposé of the week – Tofino

Tofino is a district of about 1,650 residents on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island. It was commanders Galiano and Valdés, who discovered the place and decided to name it in honour of Admiral Vicente Tofiño under whom Galiano had learned cartography.

Tofino is a popular tourist destination – especially in the summer where its population swells to many times its winter size. It mainly attracts surfers, campers and whale watchers, but also people who just want to be close to the nature.
It is not as busy in the winter time, but still manage to attract a good amount of people, who mainly comes here to watch storms on the water (which is quite a view!)

Just 45 kilometres north of Tofino, nearby Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, you can find the hot springs cove, which is located next to the sea. You can only reach the hot springs by boat or float plane, which makes it a very popular day-trip.
Tofino is also known for being one of the best places to spot whales. The best period for spotting whales is between March and April, where the migration of thousands of grey whales takes place. There are many hiking trips available as well and especially the trails along Long Beach are quite scenic.

From Vancouver the easiest way to get to Tofino is by boat from Horseshoebay to Nanaimo. From there you can either rent a car or go with the bus. Another way is to go by sea plane, which takes off from the harbour area of Vancouver. If you have not been to Tofino yet, now is the best time of the year!

Cheers,
Your PR-team

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

Exposé of the week – Kelowna

Kelowna, a beautiful place located in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and also a place that you should definitely visit when you are in Vancouver. It counts a population of approximately 112,775 inhabitants. This city is famous for its warm temperatures in the summer and therefore also known as the Summer City. However the winters could be quite cold though. The city of Kelowna is one of the Canada’s most popular vacation destinations, because of the good weather.

No matter what time of the year, in Kelowna there is always something to do. Many of the touristic attractions you can visit them year round. If you like water sports – sailing, house boating, kayaking, rafting and fishing – you will love Kelowna! It offers a breath-taking landscape of lake, mountains and parks. The city counts a large number of cafés, bars, restaurants and vibrant nightclubs. For the people under us that like some culture, Kelowna offers a wide range of unique boutiques, heritage buildings and modern architecture, art galleries and museums and music and theatre.

Visit Kelowna in the summer and go to one of the beautiful beaches you can find there! Kelowna is around a 4-5 hours ride from Vancouver, so definitely worth to visit!

Cheers,
Your PR-team

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

The INTERNeX Volunteer Program!

Do you love animals? Have you ever wanted to help, rescue or rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals? You can do this when you join the INTERNeX Volunteer Program! With the volunteer program you will help orphaned wildlife in Canada, because they need help all year round. With the volunteer program you will help out a local community and immerse yourself into an amazing and historical culture!

Most of the volunteer locations are in the remote parts of Canada, so if you enjoy nature and being outdoors as well, this program is the right fit for you! You will see the most beautiful, breath taking views and places. It is also possible to volunteer in a big city for those who prefer that, such as Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary. In the cities you can volunteer at pet rescue centers, where you will have to take care of cats, dogs and other pets.

The volunteer program is not quite the perfect holiday program, because the volunteering work could be exhausting sometimes. However, helping and rescuing animals is definitely a rewarding experience in your life. The volunteer program is unpaid, but it is definitely worth the international experience you will get back!

Are you outgoing, flexible, hard working, physically fit, good at communicating with others and a Canada fan? Then you would fit perfectly in our volunteer program! Would you like more information about this program? Go to our website: www.internexcanada.com

Make your Canada experience a unique one, go for INTERNeX!

Cheers,
Claudia

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

News Flash

I hope everyone had an awesome St. Patrick’s Day! The last couple of days we have been celebrating St. Patricks Day, but do you actually know what we are celebrating? I have to be honest, I didn’t know! So that is why I looked it up for you, so you will be ready for next year!

Saint Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland and one of the most celebrated religious figures around the world. When he was 16 we was kidnapped from his native land, England, by a group of pirates. They brought him to Ireland where he was sold into slavery. From his master he had to work as a shepherd and feed all the animals. He turned to his religion for comfort from the Lord and he prayed every day. After six years of slavery he escaped from his master. He returned to his home country England, where he decided to become a priest.

One night he had a dream about the Irish people calling him to convert them to Christianity. So, after finishing his study and preparing for several years Saint Patrick returned to Ireland as a Christian missionary. He was able to bring upon a massive religious shift to Christianity by converting people of power. He laid the groundwork for the establishment of hundreds of monasteries and churches that eventually popped up across the Irish country to promote Christianity.

On March 17 in the 5th century Saint Patrick died, which is now the day we celebrate St. Paddy’s day on! So, now you know why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You’re ready for next year!!

Cheers,
Claudia

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

Introducing Manouk – PR Intern at INTERNeX!

Hi everybody,

My name is Manouk van den Heuvel and today is my first day working at INTERNeX! I am completing my internship in communications, therefore I will be working side-by-side with Laura to bring you guys lots of fun events and activities!

First let me introduce myself:

I’m 22 years old and come from the Netherlands. I normally live in The Hague, for those of you who don’t know where that is, it’s somewhere between Amsterdam and Rotterdam.  During my stay in Vancouver I will live in the staff house – it’s an exciting place to meet people from all around the world!  I am currently in my third year of University, studying a Bachelor Degree in Commercial Communication Management.

I arrived in Vancouver last week, just in time for the Barbecue Kick-Off! I’ve already met a few people and hope to meet many more at PuB NiGHTS and other INTERNeX events. Be sure to come out to PuB NiGHT on June 10 at The Blarney Stone – I would love to meet you!

Since I’ve arrived, the weather hasn’t been very nice. I can’t wait for the sun to come out so I can see some of the beautiful mountains! If you’re new to Vancouver as well, I’d love to check out some places like Stanley Park and Chinatown, so let me know if you would like to meet up.

That’s all for now guys!

Manouk

Vancouver Ranked Top Canadian City

Do you love traveling? Are you looking to get experience abroad that will be a great lifetime investment? Well, INTERNeX can help you find work and internship opportunities in Canada. There are many locations to choose from such as Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia, however, now that Vancouver has been ranked the top Canadian city, you just might want to come here!

Four Canadian cities are among the top 25 in the world in terms of quality of living, according to a global survey published Wednesday. Overall top spot on the list Mercer Quality of Living Survey is the Austrian city of Vienna. Vancouver is the top Canadian city among 221 ranked this year, sharing the No. 4 spot with Auckland, New Zealand. The other Canadian cities in the top 25 are Ottawa at 14, Toronto at 16 and Montreal at 21. Calgary was ranked No. 28 on the overall quality of living ranking but got the top spot on a new ecology ranking.

For more information on how YOU can work, live and learn in Vancouver, contact us!

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

Free Toronto Event!

FREE, FREE, FREE! You heard me! For those of you in Ontario’s capital, don’t miss out on the city’s Doors Open Toronto event taking place May 29 and 30, 2010. One weekend, once a year, 150 bulidings of architectural historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.

The program allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

Participating buildings include heritage landmarks, modern structures, hidden gems, green roofs, places of worship, halls of learning, boardrooms, bedrooms, breweries, lighthouses, mansions, museums, theatres, national historic sites, centres of rail travel, cemeteries, factories, banking halls, architects’ offices and more.

Doors Open Toronto invites you to get to know the city, whether you’ve lived in Toronto all your life or you’re visiting for the first time. See Toronto like you’ve never seen it before!

This event is free, so I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to go!

Click here for a list of the participating structures, or get your Doors Open Toronto program guide in the Thursday, May 27 issue of the Toronto Star.

Have fun and let us know on Facebook what you thought of the event!

Cheers,

Laura