Testimonial: Natalia Sofia Joya Mendoza

  My name is Natalia Sofia Joya Mendoza, I am 18 years old and have been in Vancouver for over six months now. I’m more than in love with this city, my experiences have been nothing but excellent. I came to EC because it seemed like a community rather than just another English school, to my surprise, it was even better than I expected, everybody is friendly, kind and willing to help you out. Vancouver is known to be a diverse city, the name suits it, you can meet so many people from all over the world, nationalities you never though you’d meet, but that you share so many common interests with. Making friends was not an issue and I will definitely miss all the amazing friends I made, at least I am aware that anywhere I go, I’ll have a friendly face to visit. Nowadays English is such an important language in a worldwide spectrum, there is no better way to master it than throwing yourself into the void and pushing your own limits, you’d be surprised of how far you can go when you truly wish to achieve your goals. After graduating from EC Vancouver, I’ll stay in the city and go to college, my English level and hard work have granted me a spot in a prestigious institution.   —– Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about English Courses in Vancouver!

Canada Day Celebrations

Let’s celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday together! This coming Saturday, July 1st, is Canada Day and there will be all different kinds of celebrations throughout the Lower Mainland including parades and fireworks! On July 1st, you can watch the fireworks at Canada Place. As quoted in Canada Place’s website, two fireworks barges are located in Coal Harbour and Dundarave in West Vancouver. Also, there are some suggestions for good viewing spots such as Coal Harbour, Stanley Park (9 o’clock gun), and Harbour Green Park. On July 2nd, the Canada Day Parade takes place in downtown Vancouver at 5pm starting from the corner of West Georgia and Broughton Streets. There will be many other things to do at Canada place and other venues on July 1st and 2nd including free outdoor concerts! So, don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in Canada’s memorable day! —— Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about Cambridge English Courses in Vancouver!

Lonsdale Quay Market

  “The Quay (pronounced ‘kee’ but some say ‘kay or qway’) If you take the SeaBus from Waterfront Station, it will sail over to Lonsdale Quay. It’s a really fun, short trip to take and the SeaBus brings you past some of the big cargo ships in the port on route so you can get a better idea of how big some of those ships are! The crossing takes about 12mins or so and when you get out of the terminal, turn right and keep walking and you’ll see a fountain and a viewing area where you can see a part of Downtown Vancouver. It’s especially pretty at night! During the day, there is an indoor market where you can find a host of foods, crafts, clothing and beverages. It makes for a pleasant afternoon and it’s worth a trip. It’s normally classed as 2 Zones on a Transit ticket but if you wait until after 6:30 pm it’ll be the price of a 1 Zone transit ticket.     Stop by Shipbuilders’ Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Fridays between May 5 to September 29, 2017, where you will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment. The  festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm. On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC. ——– Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Check out EC English Language School in Vancouver!

Canada Day 150

Canada Day, observed on July 1st, is a national holiday marking the anniversary of Confederation in 1867, when the British North America Act came into effect. It was originally known as Dominion Day until it was renamed in 1982. Communities across the country will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. From arts and culture festivals, to fireworks, exhibitions and sporting events, the country will come together to toast the nation’s sesquicentennial birthday, and show our national spirit and pride! In the City of Vancouver, these celebrations will be known as “Canada 150+”. Many of the celebrations will be focused around Canada Day on July 1, but throughout the year you’ll find plenty of reasons to raise a glass to Canada and wish her a happy birthday. Ask the friendly EC Vancouver staff about more activities and things to do around Vancouver during Canada’s 150th birthday.   —— Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about Cambridge English Courses in Vancouver!

Debora Agostini

Testimonial: Debora Agostini

Hello EC Vancouver! My name is Debora, I`m from Brazil and I studied at EC Vancouver for 16 weeks. It took me so long to decide the destination and Vancouver became the best choice of my life. The city is amazing and offers many options to enjoy the nature inside of the city, also, that is always something nice to do. I`m a photographer and I was surprised with the beauty in the winter, It was a great experience and I will never forget about anything about my time here. I miss EC Vancouver because the teachers and staff were always there to help me with anything I needed. If you are feeling alone, or are looking for some fun suggestions for activities or if you just need to talk with someone, go talk to them! I made many friends from China, Korea, Switzerland, Turkey and I learned a lot about their cultures. I hope one day I can be back in Vancouver! Thanks EC Vancouver, see you soon! Do you want to share your experience? Send your testimonial to lucasfernandes@ecenglish.com talking about about your experience at EC Vancouver. —– Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about English Courses in Vancouver!

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The International Jazz Festival, one of the biggest summer celebrations in Vancouver, is about to take place to please your ears. From June 23 to July 2, around 1800 artists will perform for 300 concerts at 35 indoor and outdoor venues around Vancouver. Don’t worry if you do not know much about jazz or are not a jazz fan. More than 500,000 people will be attracted to the festival, which will go on for 12 days with a variety of music genres like blues, R&B, pop, and jazz. There will be around 150 free concerts and 150 ticketed concerts for the festival. So, no need to worry about buying concert tickets! Local and international musicians will show off their talent at this year’s 150 free concerts. If you want more information or a program guide booklet, there are some booklets at the front desk on the 2nd floor! —— Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about Cambridge English Courses in Vancouver!

7-Eleven Slurpee Crazy Hair Day

This Friday, June 16, 7-Eleven will be doing something fun to give you a free medium-sized Slurpee! They usually theme day to give their clients free drinks but you don’t need to wear your clothes backwards or bring your own cup this time, all you need to do is to get a little creative with your hair! You don’t need to shave your hair or anything extreme. 7-Eleven is giving you some suggestions on their page in case you need it. —— Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about Cambridge English Courses in Vancouver!

EC Vancouver Soccer Team

Club ESL Soccer Cup 2017

Football. Futbol. Voetbal. Futebol. Fußball. Fotboll. Calcio, Soccer. Many languages, one big passion. Soccer: The world’s most popular sport and the number 1 sport played all around the globe. No matter your religion, ethnicity, color; if you’re rich, poor, a boy or a girl, soccer unites people. Soccer is also the only sport able to stop a war! During the 1960s, Nigeria was wracked with a devastating civil war. But when soccer legend Pele and his team of Brazilian greats visited the country to play a match, both sides immediately agreed to take a break so they could watch the legend in action. The military even opened heavily guarded checkpoints so that people could make their way to the big game. (Source: KnowledgeNuts.com) It is a different, unique and magical game. Are you ready for the most fr tournament in Vancouver? Every year 16 English schools in Vancouver are selected to play for the Club ESL Soccer Cup. The league will be made up of two divisions, and league play will run for 11 weeks to determine each team’s seed within their respective division. Teams will then compete in a knockout tournament for the Club ESL Cup to be awarded on August 24th. Each team is guaranteed to play a minimum of 8 games and up to a maximum of 11 games. Get your gear ready and join the EC Vancouver Team!   —- Planning to come to Co improve your English skills? Find out more about TOEFL Courses in Vancouver!

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival at PNE

Attention beer lovers! It is time to raise a glass as the 8th annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival takes place at PNE on June 3rd and 4th. Western Canada’s biggest craft beer festival will have a selection of over 300 beers and ciders from more than 100 craft breweries and cideries! Also, you can’t have a food and beer festival without music!  There will be live music, DJs, and food trucks waiting for you. There will be an area of games which will maximize your fun and joy! The festival at PNE will go from 1pm to 6pm on June 3rd and 4th, Saturday and Sunday. You MUST be 19+ years old to enter, you will be asked to present 2 pieces of ID for entry. Also, please remember to DRINK RESPONSIBLY! Other than the PNE location, you can find more locations on different dates and buy tickets at Vancouver Craft Beer Week official website. .——Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about Cambridge English Courses in Vancouver!