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18th October 2011

Minister Clement Delivers Keynote Address at GTEC

Government of CanadaEarlier today the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for FedNor, delivered the opening keynote address to this year’s Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) to discuss the modernization and streamlining of government services. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2011

Social Media 101 Full Day Seminar In Langley

There will be a hands-on, classroom based training session for businesses or organizations wanting to learn about and how to effectively use Social Media to tell their story and help grow their business being held in North Langley on October 26th.

By the end of the day, you’ll be fully set up on Google Places, have your own Facebook Business page, Twitter account, YouTube Channel, LinkedIn profile and learn how to manage it. Over 60 local businesses are now seeing their business grow through Social Media.

The seminar will be taught by Jonathan Christian of WeMakeStuffHappen.com, and costs $397.00 per person plus HST. Your seminar fee includes great snacks, beverages, lunch, a detailed workbook and a certificate of graduation. Attendees will need to bring their laptop or tablet, power cord and an open mind. Please see the event web page for full details on location and registration.

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17th October 2011

Two Upcoming Special Events At Cineplex

Parks Canada and the Cineplex network are joining forces on Sunday November 13th for an outstanding screening on two of the most beautiful, overlooked national parks in Canada: Tuktut Nogait, a park located north of the Arctic Circle inhabited by a population of caribou, and Pukaskwa, a park of mesmerizing beauty on the shores of Lake Superior.

The wide-screen projection of these two short films by Oasis HD will be accompanied by an online exchange session on Twitter between spectators in the theatre and Parks Canada specialists. The films are in English, but this exchange can be carried out in the preferred official language of the participants. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2011

Wapikoni Mobile 2011 International Launch

wapikoniAs part of the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), Wapikoni Mobile celebrated its first international launch yesterday with the screening of the year’s best films. Among the special guests of the night were some thirty young filmmakers from First Nations of Quebec and Latin America who have traveled a long way from their remote communities to share their work. Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, attended the screening and came to salute and encourage the work of these young artists. The Anishnabe rapper and spokesperson for the Wapikoni Mobile, Samian, also joined the night through video. He announced the concert that he will give for the benefit of the organization featuring Florent Vollant, Elisapie Isaac, Loco Locass, Richard Séguin, Anodajay and other friends on November 29that the Club Soda. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2011

Final Day To Submit Profiles For CIX Top 20

CIXThis is it – today, October 14th  is your last chance to submit your company profile to the CIX Top 20 for the opportunity to be honoured in a special showcase at the Canadian Innovation Exchange, taking place December 1st at the MaRS Discovery District in the heart of downtown Toronto. Twenty finalists will be selected by an expert panel of innovation leaders to join us for exclusive networking events, an elite showcase and the opportunity to be heralded as a “2011 Canadian Innovation Leader.” Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2011

Merging Media Announces Eight Pitch 360 Finalists

merging media conferenceCongratulations to the 8 finalists for this year’s Pitch 360, which will take place during Merging Media 2011 on October 28th at SFU Woodwards in Vancouver. The organizers received 3 times more entries than they did last year for the Merging Media 2011Pitch 360 and Masterclass when the deadline rolled in last week.

Cross-media development in our community has grown substantially across multiple media platforms, and they are pleased to present the eight projects chosen to battle it out for the Pitch 360 BC Film + Media $10,000 Award:

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14th October 2011

Allstream And Ciena To Host Customer Information Day

mts-allstreamOn Thursday, October 20th, some of Canada’s most influential business leaders will gather in Ottawa for an exclusive customer event, co-hosted by communication solutions company Allstream, and network specialist, US-based Ciena.  Customers of both Allstream and Ciena will have the opportunity to observe live demonstrations showcasing next generation technology and to listen to technology experts speak about Internet Protocol (IP) Wavelength-based technology and how and why it is gaining momentum in the marketplace. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2011

National Science and Technology Week 2011

Canada Science and Technology Museums CorporationToday also marks the official launch of the 2011 National Science and Technology Week (October 14th to 23rd). The launch was celebrated at the Canada Science and Technology Museum with the opening of a special exhibition marking the 75thanniversary of CBC/Radio Canada. National Science and Technology Week is a celebration of the significance of Canada’s science and technology heritage, the importance of science and technology in today’s world, and Canada’s ongoing role as a world leader in innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2011

Manitoba Small Business Week 2011 Kicks Off

Government of CanadaSmall business and entrepreneurs add growth to our economy, and this week their contributions will be front and centre as Manitoba Small Business Week kicks off today, announced Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2011

Canadian Government Funds 1812 Documentary and Web Site

Government of CanadaThe Harper Government has announced support for a documentary and educational web site, along with several localized legacy projects and events, to commemorate the 200thanniversary of the War of 1812. This War helped establish our path toward becoming an independent and free country, united under the Crown with a respect for linguistic and ethnic diversity. Details on planned activities and funding opportunities will be made available on the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 website. Read the rest of this entry »

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