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22nd October 2012

Final Week To Enter Pixton Comics’ Beat It Bullies Contest

pixtonMost new parents feel pretty helpless and worry about their ability to protect their child from the slings and arrows the world is bound to throw at them. Clive and Daina, parents of a 4 ½ month old baby boy are no different. Like most of us, they were shocked, saddened, and deeply disturbed by the story of Amanda Todd, the girl who was driven to commit suicide when she could no longer cope with the torment of the bullies who harassed and threatened her. Unlike the rest of us though, Clive and Daina, founders of Pixton Comics, can actually effect change by reaching out directly to that age group of children most at risk of being bullied. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2012

Air Canada Launches Facebook Contest to Name New Low-Cost Leisure Airline

Air CanadaAir Canada has launched a contest to help name its new low-cost leisure airline that will begin service in 2013. The carrier is asking customers and travel agents to visit Air Canada’s Facebook page to submit their suggestions. Entrants become eligible to win one of three Air Canada Vacations gift certificates each valued at $1,500 towards a holiday package vacation courtesy of Air Canada Vacations.  Winners will be selected from among the entries selected by Air Canada as most closely reflecting the new leisure carrier. The contest kicks off today and runs until October 21, 2012. Visit the Air Canada Facebook pagefor instructions to enter and contest details. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2012

ePost Supports Learning And Innovation In Region Of Waterloo

Canada PostJust as schools are adapting to a digital future, Canada Post is undergoing a similar experience by evolving its products and services to fit the changing digital needs of Canadians. This is why it is launching the new epost platform, dubbed Canada’s digital mailbox, in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. To thank the community for participating, Canada Post has launched the epost School Program to help local schools win a SMART Board interactive whiteboard or a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook for the classroom. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th September 2012

Royal Canadian Mint Announces MintChip Developer Challenge Winners

Royal Canadian MintThe Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce the winners in the MintChip™ Developer Challenge, which began on April 4 when developers from across North America were invited to test the technology as part of the continuing research and development of MintChip™ and to determine its applicability to the current marketplace. The results of the Developer Challenge will form part of the Mint’s ongoing evaluation of possible next steps in the development of the MintChip™ technology. More than $50,000 worth of prizes will be awarded to the winners later in the fall. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th September 2012

Financial Consumer Agency Launches Youth Video Contest

Government of CanadaAs part of Canada’s Financial Literacy Month starting November 1, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) today is launching a video challenge on its YouTube channel. With the theme: “How I am saving for…,” the contest challenges all Canadian youth aged between 13 and 19 (as of November 30, 2012) to submit a one- to three-minute long video showing and explaining how they are saving toward or managing their money to achieve a financial goal. Videos must also end with the line “Financial Understanding. It Just Adds Up.” Read the rest of this entry »

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11th September 2012

Presenting The Great Canadian Appathon 3: Code At Me Bro!

Great Canadian Appathon 3Mobile game developer XMG Studio Inc.Electric Playground and The Globe and Mail have teamed up to challenge all Canadian students to compete in the largest ‘hackathon’ in Canadian developer history – the Great Canadian Appathon is a race against the clock to create the next hit mobile game in under 48 hours. Over the weekend of September 28th students will gather at more than 40 participating university and college ‘HUBS’ across Canada. The teams will work around the clock and compete for a $25,000 first place prize, $5,000 second place prize, as well as 10 category winners who will receive a special edition Xbox Halo 4 Edition, generously provided by Microsoft. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st August 2012

Name Your Merging Media Maven Contest

merging mediaVillage Gamer has partnered with Merging Media BC to award three lucky contestants with a full pass to Merging Media 2012, being held at SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Arts this October 24th through 26th. It’s simple to enter – just give us the identity of your favourite merging media maven along with your contact information. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th August 2012

Toon Boom Supports the MIPJunior First International Pitch Competition

Toon BoomEmmy® Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. the market leader in animation technology, announced today its support of the MIPJunior first International Pitch Competition targeted to creatives, producers and decision-makers from all sectors of the kids’ entertainment business. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th August 2012

Calling All Young Ontario Filmmakers

Ontario-IPCOntario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, is launching a video contest today to encourage better privacy and social media habits among people who enjoy spending time online. Make the Right Choices – A Privacy by Design video contest, calls on young Ontario filmmakers to produce a short video to educate Ontarians, and people all around the world, about protecting their privacy and how they can make the right choices online. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th August 2012

Mega Bloks Halo Toymation Contest Is Back

Mega BrandsAfter a successful and exciting first year, Mega Bloks will soon launch their second edition of the Halo Toymation Fest, a community-driven competition in which Halo fans can create and submit their own Mega Bloks Halo toymations (stop motion animations featuring toys) for a chance to win incredible prizes. Read the rest of this entry »

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