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New Meetup: Free Hugs

From: Marcia and Mike Nelson P.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:46 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Victoria Photography Meetup Group!

What: Free Hugs

When: Tuesday, June 8,[masked]:00 PM

Inner Harbour
Victoria, BC V8N 0A1

Hi Folks:

I'll state right off that I don't do pictures. Behind the camera, yes. In front of the camera, no. If you've tried to make a picture of me you'll see me turn or move out of the way. When Marcia and I were married I told people they could make pictures for one day only. There were so many cameras at our wedding it looked like a paparazzi event.

Having said that, next Tuesday, June 8 is the 8th Anniversary of our engagement. If you go here: you'll find our 'Hug Certificate' page on our blog. We give out Hug Certificates to people we meet, leave them on buses and in coffee shops, places like that. We've collected some good 'hug stories' too.

We're not the only ones. On that page you'll find a link to the 'Free Hugs' event that started in Australia - basically a man who returned 'home' with no job, no money and no place to stay made up a poster offering 'Free Hugs'. It made the world a little better, and other people around the world have followed suit.

So, to make a short story very long, on Tuesday, somewhere around 4:00 or so we're going to go down to the Inner Harbour (most likely, Centennial Square maybe), and offer free hugs to anyone who wants them. I figure people we don't know will be making pictures of us, so I thought I'd extend the offer to people we know as well.


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