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31st October 2011

Cineplex Entertainment Raises 400K for Starlight Foundation

Cineplex Entertainment has announced it will donate $400,000 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation after hosting its first-ever National Community Day. On October 22nd, guests began lining up early at Cineplex theatres across Canada for a fun-filled morning of free movies, discounted snacks and other events with 100% of the proceeds going to Starlight. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st October 2011

Intertainment Media To Help Fund Next Canadian Tech Superstar

intertainment mediaIntertainment Media and Dx3 Canada have announced a partnership to launch the “Intertainment Media Incubation Zone” (IMIZ) at the Dx3 Canada event on January 25th & 26th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The “IMIZ” will showcase sDx3 Canadaome of Canada’s formalized Incubation Programs, with Ryerson’s DMZ, OCADU, the Impact Entrepreneurship Group and MEIC already confirmed as participants. The Zone will showcase the respective incubators and their members, culminating in a panel “pitch-off” for the chance to win a $20,000 prize of cash and professional services plus the opportunity to work with Intertainment Media for one year. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st October 2011

Best Buy Canada Celebrates New Store In Brossard at Quartier DIX30

Best Buy Canada is opening a new store in Brossard, Quebec this weekend, with the celebrations beginning on Best Buy CanadaFriday, November 4 at Quartier DIX30, 8480 Boulevard Leduc. Customers can line up to win a $1,000 Best Buy gift card each morning and a 3DTV giveaway will be held on Sunday. The new store will be the fifth in Canada to include a full musical instruments section. There are hundreds of different instruments available and a free music lesson with the purchase of an instrument. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2011

ConnectED Canada Call For Submissions

ConnectED Canada is a brand new conference focused on involving teachers, students and parents in the drive to move Canada’s educational system forward into the future. The inaugural event will be held on May 25th through 27th 2012 at the Calgary Science School.

The organizers want to focus on establishing a dialogue between those most effected by the evolution of our schools and curriculum, and want to find those who are interested in sparking inspirational and productive conversations. If you have a topic that fits within this model, please fill in the submission form so that organizers can consider your proposal. Deadline for proposals is December 8th, with speaker notifications going out on December 22nd, which is also the date when registration is scheduled to open.

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29th October 2011

Pure Speculation In Edmonton This Month

Pure Speculation FestivalThe Pure Speculation Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival will be celebrating its 8th anniversary this November 18th through 20th at the Grant MacEwan Robbins Health Centre in Edmonton. Online registration for the festival, which features a weekend packed with authors, panels, merchants, costumes, games, and demonstrations is now open. Ticket prices are $35.00 for a weekend pass, $25.00 for Saturday only, or $20.00 for Sunday only. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th October 2011

Halloween Mad Science at Rideau Hall

Governor General of CanadaLast year, the Governor General and his wife, Sharon, successfully chased away all the pirates from Rideau Hall. This year, mad scientists will be taking over the grounds! On Halloween night, the general public is invited to trick-or-treat at Rideau Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and see what is being concocted.

Trick-or-treaters will be invited to explore the “scary science experiments path” and visit the laboratories of Halloween Biology 101, Daunting Mathematics, Slimy Chemistry and Frankenstein Physics. Animators from the Club des Débrouillards du Conseil du loisir scientifique de l’Outaouais and educators from the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation will be joining in the scary scientific fun!

In addition to these chilling experiments and a few other surprises, the Rideau Hall staff will be on hand to distribute goodies to visitors of all ages. Street parking is available in the neighbourhood.

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27th October 2011

Canadian Special Events and Meetings Expo West Venue Change Due to Labour Dispute

Canadianspecialevents.com, producers of the Canadian Special Events and Meetings Expo West (CSEME WEST), an annual showcase event for BC and Western Canadian event and meeting professionals and the hospitality industry, announced today that they will move their showcase event from Rocky Mountaineer Station to CBC Vancouver Studios due to the strike action of Teamsters Union – Local 31 at the Station. Moving venues within seven days of the event is a huge endeavor for the production company, suppliers, exhibitors, and participants who are coming from as far away as San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2011

EpCon Coming Back To Waterloo in January

epconStudent technology conference EpCon is coming back to Waterloo on January 27-28th 2012. EpCon gathers leaders from the tech industry and students interested in tech from schools across Canada to deliberate application and future of various technologies. Events will be held at Bingemans Conference Centre, registration for EpCon2 opens on October 31, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th October 2011

Quebec Technology Association Announces 12th Edition of Vision PDG

Quebec Technology AssociationThe Quebec Technology Association has announced its program for the 12th edition of Vision PDG, the exclusive forum for CEOs of Quebec information and communication technologies companies, which will take place February 22-25, 2012 at Fairmont Tremblant under the theme: “Innovation: Make it your business!”

“Innovation is a strategic imperative for company growth. The ability to innovate today means understanding the economy, continually directing creativity and integrating collaborative work methods. This is why we will be offering workshop conferences, the length of which has been extended to enable in-depth discussion of subjects that involve ICT CEOs, a veritable winter university,” according to Nicole Martel, AQT President & CEO. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st October 2011

Wapos Bay Movie To Premiere At imagineNATIVE Film And Media Arts Festival

Wapos BayWapos Bay: Long Goodbyes, based on the Gemini award-winning TV series, will have its world premiere at the prestigious imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto at its Closing Night Gala presented by Global Toronto. Produced by Wapos Bay Productions Inc. in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, the movie was selected for the closing night of the Festival’s 12th edition and will screen on Sunday, October 23rd at 7 p.m. ET. The screening will take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, which is located at 350 King Street West. Read the rest of this entry »

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