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13th February 2013

Fan Expo Vancouver 2013 Just Got Bigger And Better

fan expo canadaFan Expo Vancouver returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre this April 20-21, 2013. Coming off an amazing inaugural year with nearly 17,000 attendees, Comicon Hollywood North is taking the celebration of pop culture to a new level in 2013. Last year the fan convention sold out on its first day, and to accommodate even more fans, special guests, and programming Fan Expo will now move to the East side of the Convention Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

YTV Launches Original Competition Adventure Series Cache Craze

YTVCorus Entertainment’s YTV is launching a brand-new original competition show, Cache Craze, to debut on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m.  The 10 x 60-minute series is a high-octane family treasure hunt inspired by the global phenomenon of Geocaching—an emerging GPS-aided game where teams search for hidden caches. In each episode of Cache Craze, family teams of two search for virtual caches that can only be unlocked after they climb, crawl and jump through over-the-top outdoor obstacles. Among the teams competing in the crazy challenges are NHL star and on-air sports analyst Brad May and his 13-year-old daughter, Samantha. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

Bell Aliant Sets New Guinness World Record Title In Support Of Mental Health

Bell AliantBell Aliant customers, partners, employees, families and friends came together and have set a new Guinness World Records title for the Most people sending a text message simultaneously in support of mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day. More than 1,072 people turned out at the Halifax Metro Centre, joined by CTV personality Seamus O’Regan. The previous record of 677, set on May 18, 2011, was held by Pine View High School students in Utah as part of a driving and texting awareness campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

Third Annual Fannies on TELETOON at Night

teletoon at nightWho needs prestige and industry respect when you can have robots and excellent hair? TELETOON at Night’s The Fannies is the ultimate awards season underdog, a show in which host Fred Kennedy hands out trophies for things that are really important to humanity – like man bums and swords. The third annual Fannies, taped in front of a live audience for the first time in the show’s history, will air Friday, February 22 starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT during TELETOON at Night’s Fred at Night programming block. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

Live Like Viv New Web Series Featuring Artist And Urban Farmer Vivian Reiss Launched

mini-orby“Live Like Viv!” is the entertaining, fun, beautiful, and extravagant new web series featuring artist, designer, chef, urban farmer Vivian Reiss. Viewers are invited to step in to her world when, in this first episode, Reiss makes chocolate pudding from scratch in her over the top kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

Kidobi Wins Best Streaming Video Platform at iKids

kidobiCanadian children’s website Kidobi has been named the Best Streaming Video Platform in the Preschool category at the inaugural iKids Awards last Monday in New York. The 2013 iKids Awards were designed to highlight the best digital offerings for kids. The winners were selected unanimously by a panel of five industry judges. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

Stemsoft And The Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group Announce Partnership

stemsoftThe Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group (CBMTG) is pleased to announce a partnership with Vancouver-based STEMSOFT Software Inc. that will result in a national registry of patients who have undergone blood and marrow transplants in Canada. The CBMTG National Registry is expected to launch in April 2013 in conjunction with the association’s annual conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

Wishpond Launches New Group Offer App For Retailers and Brands

wishpondWishpond has announced the launch of its Group Offer app, the only app of its kind that allows retailers and brands to create group deals (without Groupon) that harness the power of social sharing on their Facebook Pages, Twitter Profiles, websites and mobile, helping to boost a company’s reach and sales. For example, a clothing store can entice users to purchase excess inventory by offering a $40 gift card towards last season’s clothing line for $20. Entrants will be encouraged to invite their friends to purchase to reach the specified number of participants necessary to unlock the offer. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

Acting Classes Help Bullied Kids Gain Confidence

mini-orbyWith over 10 years of experience coaching kids and teens in the arts, John Stevens and his partner Doug Sloan, the owners of Talent INC Canada, are on a mission to empower the young people they work with. “The arts offer such a unique opportunity for young people to express themselves in a fun and safe environment,” says Stevens. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2013

OfficeTime Announces Top 10 Time Killers

officetimeFebruary is recognized as Time Management Month, giving focus on the need to evaluate and reprioritize out-of-balance lives. To help draw attention to the massive amount of time spent on time-killing activities that throw life out-of-balance, OfficeTime, which began in 2003 as a spin-off from former Edmonton software developer Transcena Design, has released its annual “Top 10 Time Killers” list. The list was created following a worldwide survey of over 600 people, mostly small business owners, freelancers and other professionals. Results were ranked based on the percentage of people spending between one to two hours on each activity. Read the rest of this entry »

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