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25th February 2014

Ontario Student Wins Canada’s First Doodle 4 Google Competition

google canadaFollowing thousands of submissions, and nearly 200,000 votes, Ontario’s Cindy Tang, age 17 has been named the winner of the first ever Doodle 4 Google Canada competition for her illustration of an underwater sea telescope. In October 2013 Google invited Canadian students from across the country to re-imagine the Google doodle and express their creativity reflecting the theme, “If I could invent anything, I would invent…” Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Banana Mania Contest Ends Today

Nintendo CanadaCanadians may be eagerly waiting for a spring thaw but there’s no one going more bananas over frozen ice than Donkey Kong.  In just three days, the world’s most recognizable primate will finally learn how many bananas were frozen inside a massive block of ice buried deep in the wilderness.    Canadians have until later today, Thursday February 20, to enter the Banana Mania contest at Nintendo of Canada’s Facebook page. Winners will be contacted on Friday, February 21, when Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is available at retailers across Canada and the Nintendo eShop. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th February 2014

Square Enix And Amazon Launch The Ultimate Thief Mod Contest

Eidos MontrealSquare Enix® and Amazon.com Inc., in collaboration with a host of gaming partners including AMD and the team behind The Dark Mod, have announced the ultimate THIEF™ mod contest in celebration of the upcoming reboot to one of the most renowned stealth franchises in gaming history currently in development at Eidos-Montréal™. Beginning today, we challenge the THIEF and modding communities to put their imagination to the test. Whether it’s creating a new heist for Garrett or reworking a classic level from the series, Square Enix and Amazon are looking for fans to submit entries in one of two categories; either a short video playthrough of a mod they’ve created, or a pitch for a mod they would like to create. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th February 2014

Nintendo Of Canada Goes Bananas To Celebrate The Launch Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo CanadaA week after a mysterious crate was discovered deep in the Canadian wilderness, information about its contents are finally being released.  Examined in a secure facility near Whistler in British Columbia, television personality Ajay Fry and Donkey Kong himself have revealed what the  much-speculated crate contained – and it’s totally bananas! In fact, it’s an ice block full of bananas! Read the rest of this entry »

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10th February 2014

2014 N100 Competition Open For Entries

N100Northumberland CFDC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs has issued a call for entrants for its 2014 N100 competition. N100 is a competition for startup companies with the potential to grow, innovate and create jobs in Northumberland, Ontario. There is no need to be currently located in Northumberland to participate, and a $100,000 in investment capital is available. The competition runs through three rounds and features a high-level power panel. Further details are listed below, but please see the N100 website for complete information. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th February 2014

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Banana Mania Uncrated

Nintendo CanadaA week after a mysterious crate was discovered deep in the Canadian wilderness, information about its contents are finally being released.  Examined in a secure facility near Whistler, television personality Ajay Fry and Donkey Kong himself have revealed what the much-speculated crate contained – and it’s totally bananas! In fact, it’s an ice block full of bananas! Read the rest of this entry »

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11th December 2013

Harlequin And Wattpad Contest Winners Offered Book Deals

HarlequinBook publisher Harlequin has added a compelling final chapter to its tremendously popular So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) 2013 event by announcing seven winners from two writing contests held simultaneously in its search for new talent. One winner was named in the romance contest, featured on Harlequin’s official SYTYCW website, while six more were announced as winners of the New Adult competition, which took place on Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th November 2013

Maker Moms Triumph At Startup Weekend Toronto

mini-orbyGriflens, the new startup that hopes to spark a playground craze, are the winners of Startup Weekend Maker Edition Toronto. Their team beat out stiff competition from ten other innovative hardware startup ideas to win the contest that empowers entrepreneurs to launch businesses in a single weekend. They impressed judges with their 3D printed story beads that combine to tell an interactive online story that changes depending on which beads you have in your collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2013

Toronto Adds Makers To The Mix For 6th Startup Weekend

startup weekend TorontoToronto is poised to host its sixth Startup Weekend, an event bringing together entrepreneurs, designers and developers to participate in 54 hours of taking innovative business ideas from concept to launch. This time around makers have been added to the mix, and teams will be using a fleet of 3D printers, laser cutters and an exciting array of rapid prototyping tools to bring their product ideas to life. Hardware, wearable technology and robotics are the order of the day, and teams will be competing to win their very own MakerBot 3D printer alongside a host of other prizes to help them build their startup. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2013

MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced

MPPIAThe Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to present the 2013/14 MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 13th Annual Whistler Film Festival on Saturday, December 7, 10 am to 12 pm at the Whistler Conference Centre (Grand Foyer). Based on an adjudication process administered by Creative BC, the five finalists and their projects are: Read the rest of this entry »

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