What to Do on the Weekend?

How nice to have a long weekend ahead of us thanks to Family Day! 🙂

So you might be wondering how to spend your weekend and if there is something special going on. Of course there is…!

The Fan Expo from February 15 to 17, clearly is a good choice on the weekend for all pop-culture lovers. As one of British Columbia’s biggest events in that field, the Vancouver Convention Centre will be flooded with comic book fans, cosplay fanatics, video game enthusiasts or simply movie fans. Don’t miss the chance to get an autograph and/or photos with celebrities like Brendan Fraser and Christina Ricci, as well as don’t miss to check out the live entertainment and activities offered. Tickets are available online.

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For all the culture lovers out there, there is also Black History Month Family Day going on at the Mackin House in Coquitlam. They celebrate African culture in Canada with a Family Day weekend event. Enjoy food, live performances, an interactive drum circle, crafts, and a presentation by the African Descent Society of BC on February 15 starting at 12 pm. As admission fee, an individual donation should be given.

And for the Oscars were just taking place in Los Angeles last Sunday, this weekend offers the best chance to catch up on all the remarkable and worthy movies that were awarded like e.g. the Korean first time winner of the “Best Film” category “Parasite” – a historic moment of itself. Manifold cinemas in and surrounding Vancouver offer screenings of this movie, e.g the Cineplex located in the International Village Mall.

49229650618_a64b92c9fd_oAlso, being concerned with Family Day, keep in mind that not every store might be opened on Monday. While smaller businesses will likely be closed or running shortened hours, the bigger malls and stores like the Canadian superstore will remain open and give you the opportunity to still get some groceries in case your fridge looks sad after the weekend.

This being sad, it’s going to be a great long weekend – predictions look well, we should be able to catch some sunlight, too!! Have a magnificent time and hope to see you all for our next Pub Night at Malone’s, as always, on Wednesday at 7 PM!!

Cheers,

– Felicitas

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday!

Who doesn´t know the Science World at Telus World of Science? This organization, established in 1977, is run by a not-for-profit organization.

Today I´m not going to talk about the organization itself, but about the advertising it makes to catch the attention of the target population and the media.

To make you an introduction of what´s  going on, the current exhibition is “The science of Sexuality” (from May 18 to September 2), where it´s explored the different stages of sexual development from conception to body transformations. Without doubt, Science World presents a positive image of sexuality and explores what science has to reveal and say about the topic. If you are interested the general admission for student is $21.

But now going on deep in what I wanted to talk about: The ads of Science World.
I think they are making a very great job with their advertisement, as you will see in the following examples. In a world were people are more interested in video games or television, is vital to know how to promote science in a original and catchy way.
The agency which works for Science World´s advertising campaigns is the award-winning Rethink.
For the science of sexuality, they created this campaign. Take a look:
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I think these ads are brilliant, with just a small advertising copy(text  that aims at catching and holding the interest of the prospective buyer) who explains it all.
The images just support the main task of the ad and catching the attention of the prospective target population.
What do you think? Did they get your attention? Are you now interested on going to this exhibition ?

Best,

Mercedes

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