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Say Hi to a Stranger Weekend Returns in Vancouver February 13-15, 2015

Businesses and individuals continue to challenge asocial city stigma on Valentine’s weekend with #sayhitostranger   Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – a Cue Creative Consulting, along with a number of local businesses, will once again dare as many Vancouver residents as possible to break through their fears and say “Hi!” to a stranger. The second edition of #sayhitoastranger will take place on February 13-15, 2015, and will be circulated through social media leading up to the weekend.   During the weekend, Vancouver businesses will create socially interactive environments and encourage residents to use the hashtag #sayhitoastranger on social media, or use the code phrase “say hi to a stranger” in person in exchange for free food, drinks, gifts, or other promotions.   According to Psychology Today, Valentine’s Day can add to the feelings of sadness and anxiety felt by adults who are single. In a recent 24 Hours article, reporter Barbara Stewart encouraged talking to strangers to make new business connections, and proclaimed 2015 as the “Year of the Stranger.” Vancouver’s resident cuddling business, The Cuddlery, recently expanded their services to the city of Edmonton, proving that more people are even willing to pay for close interactions with strangers.   “Vancouver is accused of being a cold city for meeting people, especially for singles looking for ‘love.’ Let’s change that perception,” says Kaare Long, CEO of a Cue Creative Consulting and Project Manager for the campaign.   She continues: “It’s not just a singles’ issue. If everybody gets on board, things will change, even if it’s just for one weekend. We want to encourage the dialogue – as long as...