Fun Facts about Canada

Today I would like to share some facts about Canada specifically things you SHOULD NOT do here in Canada. Many things are different to Europe or Asia. So inform yourself before you do something even though you are sure about the laws. Better safe than sorry. Here are a few things you have to take care of!

  • Do not drink and drive: The legal alcohol limit is indeed 0,8‰ BUT in case of an accident the insurance will pay nothing at all and also the police men know no mercy in case of drink and drive and the penalties are brutal! It´s also not allowed to drink on streets out of bottles.
  • Never forget to have a health insurance for your stay in Canada. A day in a   Canadian hospital can easily cost you around 1000$ or even more so get  informed about the insurance!
  • If you go to one of the many national parks, never feed an animal or break an branch! A bouquet of flowers from a national park can cost you up to 500$, so you better buy one at a florist!
  • For the smokers among us: Smoking is kind of a taboo in Canada and much more expansive than in Europe. In all public buildings (Bars, Clubs, Airports etc.) it´s not allowed to smoke. There is even a law that you are not allowed to smoke within 6 meters from entrances of public buildings.

Cheers, Lydia

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F5 Expo 2010-04-07

Are you a business geek? Are you interested in social media strategies and mobile marketing?

On April 7, 2010, some of the most successful online media strategists will be speaking at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Downtown Vancouver. The F5 aims at providing businesses and entrepreneurs with insights into how a successful business stems from incorporating new ideas by tossing out the “old, out-dated” ones. With great emphasizes placed on social media marketing and the impact of future technology on civilization, the F5 provides a centralized network for all media enthusiasts to learn and exchange ideas with each other.

One of the most notable keynote speakers at the event is Malcolm Gladwell.  Malcolm Gladwell is one of the 2005 top 100 most influential people of Time Magazine who has made an enormous buzz in society through his publication of “The Outlier: The Story of Success”.  Malcolm has the drive to explore new trends to help organizations make the right decisions. He is an exceptionally high profiled figure in the business world.

The F5 Expo is a perfect opportunity for anyone who is interested in diving deeper into the social media industry. Whether you are already business professional or a university student hoping to run your own business, the F5 Expo will give you some smart tactics and new ideas to run your current or potential business.

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