BUSINESS BEAT: World’s best commercials screening at Victoria BMW

Advertising society hosting gala event at car dealer on Esquimalt Road

The Victoria Chapter of the National Advertising Benevolent Society is screening the top TV commercials from around the globe, as part of its annual Ad Night in Victoria event tomorrow (Jan. 24).

The social gathering, aimed not only at advertising and marketing professionals, but students and the general public, gets underway at 7 p.m. at BMW Victoria, 95 Esquimalt Rd. Central to the event is a two-hour screening of the annual Cannes Lions Reel.

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is billed as the world’s largest celebration of creativity in communications.

Tickets for the screening, $35 each or $25 for students, include complimentary hors’doevres. For more information visit or


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