Events and Announcements
Reshift Media Expands to Western Canada
(TORONTO) April 25, 2013 - Reshift Media Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a western regional sales office based in Calgary, Alberta. The office will work with new Reshift clients in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan as the organization continues its rapid growth.
Volunteers Caring for Canada
(National Volunteer Week - April 22-26)
Volunteers across the country are being recognized this week as National Volunteer Week kicks off. From Goose Bay to North Bay, Canadians who donate their time and talents continue to be a driving force in Canada's economy.
Erica Thompson spends her days coordinating the cross-country Conservation Volunteers program for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). She sees the positive impact Canadians make every day on the environment.
A Canadian story that is changing the world
In February 1971, 17-year-old Ruth Roberts and 14 friends staged a "starve-in" in a church basement in Calgary to draw attention to the struggle of African children suffering during a continent-wide famine. "We chose to stop eating for a day and a half so we could understand, even in a small way, what those children were experiencing," recalls Roberts.
Bigger than prom: the 30 Hour Famine
For many it's bigger than prom - a night where kids get to take over their schools, walls come down between cliques and everyone has a giant party to celebrate the change they are making in the world. The World Vision 30 Hour Famine (famine.ca) is the largest youth fundraising event in the world to fight poverty and hunger. It's also a fun night, and a social highlight for schools and youth groups across Canada. Every group gets to plan a unique event as they go without solid food for 30 hours.
Charity's no chore for today's teen
Students are savvier and more globally minded than ever -- in many households they are the ones inspiring families to get involved. It does not take much to encourage and motivate today's students to take action on things like volunteering, advocating or rallying for change. This biggest challenge is how to connect students with issues they are most passionate about. It can be a great way for them to feel good about themselves, improve a university application or resumé and to build friendships.
Nearly 100 Communities in Ontario Acquire TVO Transmission Towers
Ottawa (March 20, 2013) Close to 100 Ontario communities have acquired transmission towers formerly used by TVOntario. The towers can be used by the communities to re-establish free over-the-air television services that their residents would otherwise have to obtain via cable or satellite, including TVO and the CBC; as well as highspeed wireless Interenet, community TV or radio, or cell phone service.
Scouts Canada Inspires Goodwill During Good Turn Week
If one good turn deserves another, then potentially 100,000 good turns deserve the same.
Scouts Canada's annual Good Turn Week will take place April 13-21, spreading goodwill to Canadians from coast to coast. The community is encouraged to participate by performing their own good deeds -- joining Scouts Canada's roughly 27,000 volunteers and 74,000 youth members.
A Canadian First: Satellite Subscribers to See Community Channels on Bell
Ottawa (March 5, 2013) For the first time in Canadian history, community-owned and --operated TV channels are available on satellite. Bell has added seven of the channels to its basic satellite line-up. As a result, Canadians in rural communities in BC, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario and New Brunswick can now see community channels in their area.
Launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) in Nova Scotia
Who: All Media
What: Launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) in Nova Scotia
Where: Perennia Conference Rm, Perennia Innovation Park, Admin. Bldg.
90 Research Drive, Truro, Nova Scotia B6L 2R2
When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Why: To hear messages from:
Launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) in Ontario
Who: All Media
What: Launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) in Ontario
Where: Auditorium, The Arboretum
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
When: Monday, March 11, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Why: To hear messages from: