April Activities Calendar is ready for English students! Stay in touch with our activities coordinator to receive the most recent updates and advice on what to do after school in Vancouver.
Spring blossoms, sunshine, sightseeing, ocean kayaking, soccer, Sun Run, Umbrella Dance, and more… April is such a great month when the city of Vancouver begins to show its pink, fragrant skin (spring blossoms), deep blue ocean during bright days and glittering city lights at night, and huge green parks full of new adventures!
The last ski and snowboard trips of this season will be during March. Make sure to sign up for these activities on announced dates to secure your spot. Sightseeing and shopping trips, hockey games, playing soccer, any many other activities will continue as usual this month. Speak English everywhere!
Family Day, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, hockey season, school trips and more… Who said winter is boring? Have a look at our upcoming ESL student activities and mark your calendars!
We are celebrating Chinese New Year at the student lounge this Friday (February 8, 2013). Don’t forget to RSVP of Facebook if you are coming. The details can be found here: www.facebook.com/events/285459248248205/
Have you ever wondered why red is so popular among Chinese? The mythological stories might be the reason.
According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian. Nian would come on the first day of New Year to eat livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people. One time, people saw that the Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red. The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the color red. Hence, every time when the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From then on, Nian never came to the village again. The Nian was eventually captured by Hongjun Laozu, an ancient Taoist monk. The Nian became Hongjun Laozu’s mount.
You can download the inlingua Vancouver ESL Activities Calendar for January 2013. Every day is an opportunity to speak English!
inlingua Vancouver will be closed from December 24, 2012 until January 2, 2013. We will be open again on January 2nd.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a fulfilling, happy New Year in 2013. Enjoy the holidays with your friends, relatives, and loved ones.
You can download the inlingua Vancouver ESL Activities Calendar for December 2012. Every day is an opportunity to speak English!
There are multiple volunteer opportunities for international students at the 9th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade. The parade will take place on December 2, 2012.
Volunteering at the parade is a great way to get into the holiday spirit!
– Banner Carriers
– Float Guides
– Residential Traffic Control
– Route Marshalls
– Parade Pacers
– VIP Section Host
*WIN *WIN *WIN: PRIZE DRAWS FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY!
BY CHECKING IN ON ORIENTATION DAY YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED INTO THE ORIENTATION VOLUNTEER DRAW!
BY CHECKING IN ON PARADE DAY (SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd) YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED INTO THE VOLUNTEER DRAW!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
You can download the inlingua Vancouver ESL Activities Calendar for November 2012. Every day is an opportunity to speak English!
Another exciting Halloween Party is coming up at the end of this month!
We had lots of fun at the last year’s party with great costumes, music, food, drinks, and a free photo booth to take souvenir pictures. This is one of the biggest parties of the year where you can socialize with ESL teachers and other students.
The tickets will be available soon for $7. The party is going to be on October 26th between 1:30 – 6:00 pm.
Click here to see some photos from 2011 Halloween Party.