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Asperger’s Society of Ontario

Not long ago I have posted about 10 year old autistic boy, Max Parker who has started using the Rubik’s Cube as part of his therapy. We felt this story might have very good value to parents and teachers alike and we wanted to share it with as many people as possible. This is how we came in contact with the wonderful people at Asperger’s Society of Ontario. Those of you who live with autistic children and adults or know someone with autism can benefit from organizations like the ASO to understand the wonderful world of autistic people.

ASO and Rubik Promotions

Our story lead us to ASO and when they asked us to help, we couldn’t say no. Our journey together started thanks to Max and hopefully we are able to help others by participating in ASO’s Toronto Yonge Street 10k event that is coming up on April 21, 2013. If you’d like to help as well head on over to eventsonline.ca and put a pledge on your favorite runner. 100% of the funds raised through ASO events goes directly towards the Asperger’s Society of Ontario.

Rubik’s cubes

When ASO asked us if we can help we knew right away that the best gift would be the Rubik’s cubes. Check out the cubes we donated to ASO to give away at the event and tell us what you think of them?  We wish all participants to have a great run this weekend and don’t shy away from sharing your stories with us!

Photo Source: Aspergers Society of Ontario

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 National Geographic Channel – “The 80s. The Decade That Made us”

To promote their latest series focusing on 80s culture, National Geographic Channel hired ad agency The Corner  and also Simon Crawford, the UK Rubik’s Cube champion to create a 60 second video targeting their audience.

Simple Idea

 

“Sometimes the simple ideas are the best,” says The Corner’s Tom Ewart of the creative idea at the heart of the campaign. “Taking the ultimate 80s icon, the Rubik’s Cube and using it to tell the story of ten dramatic years that changed our world has created, we hope, something relevant and compelling.”

 

The ad for the show The 80s. The Decade That Made Us has started airing around the world already on  the National Geographic Channel.

Tell us what you think about the ad and whether you will tune in to watch the series.

Photo and Video Source: National Geographic

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Rubik’s cube competition in Montreal

The Montreal Science Center is proud to welcome the very first Rubik’s cube competition held in Quebec. Anyone can go and try their hands at solving the most popular puzzle of all time, or drop by to cheer on our competitors.
The competition runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it is a free event! The room where the competition will be held is outside of the exhibits. Therefore, you do not need to pay admission fees to the Science Centre in order to attend the competition.

Montreal Open 2013

Canadiancubing announced the first ever WCA competition,  the Montréal Open 2013 in Québec . The cube competition will take place on March 23, 2013 in Montréal, Québec at the at the Montreal Science Centre, which is located at 2 Rue de la Commune Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 2E2. The event will be held in the Espace Bernard Lamarre room in the Montreal Science Centre.

Competition Costs

Online registration closes today at the standard pricing model. The cost is $10 to compete in one event. Each additional event will cost $2 to a max of $20.

If you miss registration by the end of today,  you will still be able to register the morning of the competition for $15 for the first event, $2 per additional event with no maximum fee. You can edit your events using the link found in you the email sent to you after registering. Parking at the Science Centre is paid parking. Watching the speedcubers however is completely free.

Compete in the following events

  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 4x4x4
  • 5x5x5
  • Pyraminx
  • Megaminx
  • 3x3x3 With Feet
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • 4x4x4 Blindfolded
  • 5x5x5 Blindfolded
  • Multiple Cube Blindfolded
  • Fewest Moves

For more information about the schedule, the prizes and about how to become a volunteer at the Rubik’s cube competition visit CanadianCubing.

Photo Source: CanadianCubing

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Rubik’s gifts

Gifting Rubik’s products can be very rewarding to your clients and partners but most of all to your company. While brainstorming for your next marketing campaign, I am sure you are considering many alternatives, that you hope would give you an extra edge. How often have you received a promotional item that seemed boring and useless? If you do not want that to happen to you, why not consider the Rubik’s cube?

Marketing with the Rubik’s cubes

Marketing is the process of communicating the value of a product or service to customers. Whether marketing to customers, business partners or both, Rubik’s products already have a value that you can successfully use to communicate the value of your own brand. Use something that is known everywhere in the world and is loved by millions. Can you go wrong?

Rubik’s promotional products

To get an idea of what you can do for your company, check out our Portfolio where we collected some of our clients promotional Rubik’s gift designs.

Ordering Rubik’s gifts

Ordering the Rubik’s gifts for your promotional marketing campaign is easy as pie. Our Acceptable Art & Format section walks you through all the steps necessary to get you going. If you have questions chat with us LIVE on our website, call us at or email us  to jk@rubikpromotions.com.

Let us help you succeed with your next marketing campaign. This is what we love to do.

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Competition Results

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Competition Results

A few weeks ago we wrote about the upcoming Toronto and Vancouver speedcubing competition. Both events were held this month with great expectations from the very best Canadian cubers. More than 50 competitor entered the race in Vancouver and well over a hundred participant arrived to Toronto for the big win.

Vancouver Open 2013

Kristopher De Asis won the Vancouver Open, Winter 2013 with an average of 11.46 seconds. Ibrahim Vajgel-Shedid finished second (11.63) and Jacob Hutnyk finished third (12.75). Check out the results for all the events below:

Event Person Best Average Citizen of
Rubik’s Cube Kristopher De Asis 9.58 11.46 Canada
4×4 Cube Jacob Hutnyk 38.16 45.59 Canada
5×5 Cube Ibrahim Vajgel-Shedid 1:13.16 1:21.26 Canada
2×2 Cube Jacob Hutnyk 3.53 4.08 Canada
3×3 blindfolded Nick Vu 2:50.43 USA
3×3 one-handed Sittinon Sukhaya 16.05 18.23 Thailand
Pyraminx Sittinon Sukhaya 7.11 8.87 Thailand
Square-1 Takao Hashimoto 17.15 19.96 Japan

Toronto Open 2013

Harris Chan (on the picture) won the Toronto Open, Winter 2013 with an average of 9.62 seconds. Antoine Cantin finished second (10.15) setting a new National Record for single solve at 7.16 seconds. And Emily Wang finished third (10.15). Check out the results for all the events  HERE.

Montreal Open 2013

The next competition is on March 23, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, for the Montreal Open 2013. Registration is open for the event.

Photo Source: World Cube Association

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