A Cue Creative Consulting presents the 3rd edition of the Say Hi to a Stranger Weekend. Vancouver businesses, artists, and volunteer street teams will create socially interactive environments to encourage residents to say hello to one another and use the hashtag #sayhitoastranger on social media. This movement was borne out of the reputation of our city being a difficult place to make friends.
A large study conducted in 2012 by the Vancouver Foundation shows that socializing is challenging for many city residents. About one-third of respondents agree that it is difficult to make new friends here, and that proportion jumps to half of respondents who have lived in Canada for fewer than five years.
Participating businesses will provide free food, drinks, gifts, or other promotions to people who engage with street teams and receive a button, or who use the code phrase “say hi to a stranger” in person. This edition will introduce a new element of artists and street performers to the weekend. Confirmed Community Partners include 4 Angels Beauty Care, Home on the Range Organics, Magpie Vancouver, and Second Nature Home Boutique.
This event is taking place on August 21, 22, 23, 2015
Visit www.sayhitoastranger.com for a schedule of events and street team locations, and list of Community Partners.
Here are all the social media links for the event:
Twitter & Instagram @sayhi2astranger
Want to support the growth of this project? Check out their crowdfunding campaign here www.dana.io/sayhitoastranger