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23rd May 2013

BDC Recognizes Aboriginal Entrepreneurship At E-Spirit Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony

bdcThe Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) announced today the winners of its 13th annual BDC E-Spirit Business Plan Competition. Gold, Silver, and Bronze were awarded to the “Kanata of Youth” team from Winnipeg, MB,  “Frisbis” team from Coldstream, BC, and the “Onimiki” team from Maniwaki, QC, at a ceremony held at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. A total of 34 teams of Aboriginal students from across Canada participated in the competition. The three winning teams received cash prizes in the amount of $1,500 for Gold, $750 for Silver and $500 for Bronze. Nine Special Achievement awards were also presented with winners receiving iPads, Netbooks, and iPods. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd May 2013

Future Shop Future Generation Tech Lab Program Expands To Elementary Schools

Future ShopAfter five successful years of helping nearly 50 high schools across Canada transform their classrooms into modern learning centres, Future Shop‘s Future Generation Tech Lab program has announced the expansion of its grant opportunities to elementary schools. These grants will award up to $100,000 to public schools with grades ranging from kindergarten up to and including grade eight and secondary 2 in Quebec. Applications are being accepted now through June 28, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th May 2013

ING DIRECT Mobile Banking App Wins BlackBerry Achievement Award

ing directING DIRECT has been recognized for its unique mobile banking experience on BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. The bank, which was the first Canadian financial institution to introduce a BlackBerry 10 app, has won the BlackBerry Achievement Award in the ‘Putting Customers First’ category, which acknowledges customer-centric experiences that make a business stand out. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th May 2013

Harold Greenberg Fund Announces Support For 27 Script Development Projects

astral mediaAstral‘s Harold Greenberg Funds English-Language Program (Fund) is pleased to announce its latest round of funding for 27 new and ongoing projects through its Script Development Program. The Script Development Program was created to assist in the development of quality Canadian feature film scripts. The program receives a yearly contribution of $1.3 million from Astral’s The Movie Network. The script development applications are reviewed by the English-Language Committee of Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund, which includes Suzette Couture, Damon D’Oliveira, Melanie Friesen, John Galway, Bryn Matthews, Jane Tattersall and Kevin Wright. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th May 2013

ITAC Ingenious Awards Program Seeks Excellence In The Use Of Information And Communications Technology

itacThe Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) will celebrate the achievements of Canadian organizations that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in their use of information and communications technology (ICT) with the 2013 edition of its Ingenious Awards Program, which opened its call for nominations today. The program celebrates enterprises demonstrating measurable evidence of productivity improvement, efficiency gains, revenue growth, overall business transformation or other organizational outcomes through the use of technology. Organizations may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. The nominations process runs from May 15 to July 15, 2013. Two panels of distinguished judges will assess the nominees and identify program finalists and award winners. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th May 2013

CDMN Announces 2013 Moonshot Award Winners

CDMNThe Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) has announced the winners of the inaugural CDMN Moonshot Awards. The four winning Canadian digital media companies were honoured at CDMN’s Canada 3.0 conference, taking place today and tomorrow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Awards, presented in four categories, were developed to recognize Canadian companies that create jobs and wealth for Canada through innovation in digital media. The Moonshot Awards also acknowledge companies that contribute to the Canada 3.0 “Moonshot Goal: that anyone can do anything online by the year 2017.” Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2013

Richard Crouse Announced As Host Of 2013 Canadian Cinema Editors Awards

Canadian Cinema EditorsThe 3rd annual Canadian Cinema Editors Awards by Deluxe is thrilled to announce film expert Richard Crouse as this year’s host. The awards will be held at the Capitol Event Theatre in Toronto on June 6th 2013. The C.C.E. Awards is the largest event of its kind in Canada, focusing on the significance of post-production in cinema. The C.C.E., after only 5 years in existence, now boasts 250 members across Canada and growing. With social media and 500 readers for their newsletter, the C.C.E has clearly gained the attention of not just editors, but the industry as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th May 2013

2013 Leo Award Finalists Announced

Leo AwardsThe Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of BC received a record number of entries for this year’s Leo Awards – 852 nominations, which reflects a 10% increase over the 2012 entries. The Leo Awards will be presented over two gala evenings this June 7th and 8th  at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Tickets for the event are on sale now. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th May 2013

CMF-Supported Projects Win Eight Awards At NUMIX 2013

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates all winners at the NUMIX Awards, which were presented yesterday evening at a gala held at Club Soda in Montréal. The NUMIX Awards recognize excellence in Québec-based multimedia productions and showcase the quality and creative talent of Québec’s digital media companies. The CMF, with its objective of promoting innovation in the digital media industry by providing financial support for productions with original content, was the event’s principal partner for the third consecutive year. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th May 2013

Nominees Announced for the Rockies Program Competition at the 2013 Banff World Media Festival

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) has announced the full list of nominees for its annual Rockies Program Competition. The prestigious internationally-recognized Awards program celebrates nominees in 26 categories, spanning multiple genres including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Kids & Animation and Interactive.  The Rockies Program Competition celebrates the “best of the best” in international television and digital media content. The Rockies is the largest international program competition in the media industry and attracts over a thousand entries from more than 40 countries annually. Read the rest of this entry »

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