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6th March 2013

Game Connection Announces Nominees for Indie Game Competition

game connectionGame Connection has today announced the list of Selected Projects for Game Connection America 2013, 15 game developers and their projects that have been nominated for the prestigious “Best Project 2013” award. Sponsored by Microsoft, the contest is open to console, mobile, PC, social, casual, and online games at any stage of development and from any genre, and will be decided by the Game Connection Advisory Board at Game Connection America 2013, held March 25-27 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2013

Kivuto Solutions Founder Receives IMPACT Award

kivutoRam Raju, President and CEO of Kivuto Solutions Inc., an Ottawa-based complex digital distribution service provider, has received the IMPACT Award from the International Talent Acquisition Centre (In-TAC), another Ottawa-based organization that connects internationally-trained IT professionals with local employers. Raju received the award for his continuing support of In-TAC’s efforts through Kivuto’s proactive hiring practices. In 2012 alone, Kivuto hired 16 graduates of In-TAC’s employment programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2013

VFS Women in Games Scholarship Sparks Unprecedented Response

VFSAn overwhelming response to the annual Women in Games Scholarship offered by Vancouver Film School (VFS) has led to the unprecedented announcement of four recipients. Janel Jolly of Canada, Nicha Jaijadesuk of Thailand, Jaymee Mak of Australia, and Anna Prein of Russia have all been awarded a full-tuition scholarship to the one-year Game Design program. This scholarship, the first of its kind in the world, covers the full tuition for an aspiring female game designer in VFS’s acclaimed Game Design program. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st March 2013

B.C.’s Best In Small Business Winners Announced At Successful You Awards

small business bcThe top small businesses in B.C. were announced last night as the winners of the Successful You Awards Contest, hosted by Small Business BC. The winners proved their excellence in six categories over 170 other B.C. businesses during the course of a rigorous five-month contest. In order to be named among the best in B.C., the winners had to gain votes from the public to be shortlisted to the top ten, then submit an extended application detailing why they deserved to win. Once selected as a top five finalist, they then went on to face a panel of judges, pitching their cases as to why they should be named B.C.’s best. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st March 2013

2013 Canadian Screen Awards Television Winners

In a gala reception hosted by CTV journalist Seamus O’Regan, the second of three awards’ evenings presented by The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television honoured 46 Canadian Screen Award winners in Drama, Children’s or Youth, Comedy and Variety categories, including the winners of four Academy Special Awards. The first annual Canadian Screen Awards will culminate with a broadcast gala hosted by comedian Martin Short, on Sunday, March 3rd at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The event will be broadcast at 8 PM (8:30 NT) on CBC Television nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Amazon.ca And Quill & Quire Announce Finalists For 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award

amazonAmazon.ca has announced the finalists for the 37th Annual First Novel Award. This Canadian literary award recognizes the outstanding talent of Canadian novelists who have published their first novel in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th February 2013

Canada’s Best Managed Companies Revealed

mini-orbyFifty Canadian companies are being recognized today as the 2012 winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for having demonstrated outstanding business performance and innovative management. Growth was at the top of the agenda for Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2012. Best Managed winners made strategic investments in their companies, platforms, their systems and in their people and in turn, revenue and income grew substantially. Best Managed winners’ revenue grew by 14% to approximately $5.4 billion and more impressively, income grew by approximately 24%. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2013

CBC Saskatchewan’s Blindspot: What Happened to Canada’s Aboriginal Fathers? Wins Canada Award

ACCTThe Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has announced that the 2013 Canada Award is proudly presented to television documentary Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada’s Aboriginal Fathers? by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The Canada Award, which honours excellence in mainstream television programming that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of Canada, will be presented on Wednesday, February 27 at the Canadian Screen Awards Television and Digital Media Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th February 2013

2013 ACTRA Toronto Award Winners Announced

actra-torontoACTRA Toronto is pleased to announce the winners of the 11th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto, which were presented last evening at The Carlu. The gala evening was hosted by Elvira Kurt with live music by multiple Maple Blues nominee, Shakura S’Aida. The ACTRA Awards in Toronto recognize outstanding performances by ACTRA Toronto members. Awards host presented ACTRA Toronto’s 2013 Award of Excellence to Shirley Douglas, honouring her lifetime of acting and activism. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2013

2013 Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp Participants Announced

bell mediaCFCThe Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Bell Media are pleased to announce participants, esteemed mentors, and guests of the 2013 Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp. This advanced professional initiative is designed to equip three experienced TV writers with the knowledge, access, and executive skills necessary to establish themselves as showrunners. The annual bootcamp offers participants intimate and practical insight from top professionals in both Canada and in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

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