Surrey Children’s Festival takes place in May

March 31, 2011 by  

The 6th annual Surrey Children’s Festival will be held on May 26-28, 2011, it will take place at the Surrey Arts Centre and in Bear Creek Park. Banner printing services companies in Surrey, BC will most likely be called upon to create some of the materials needed for the various arts activities and to help promote the event. [Read more]

Well Known Activist and Former Print Company Owner Dies at 76

March 31, 2011 by  

Dudley Law, described as a “fearless” black activist across the Greater Toronto and Kingston, ON areas in which he worked, has passed away. Dudley Law, a well-known and at times controversial advocate of racial equality, died on March 22, 2011 at the age of 76, after a battle with cancer and kidney disease in Humber River Regional Hospital. [Read more]

Women of Distinction Honoured in Lethbridge, AB Media

March 30, 2011 by  

Several women have been honored for making Lethbridge, AB a safer and happier place to live and have been awarded Women of Distinction awards for 2011. Local media outlets have been following the exceptional women’s stories of inspiration, mentoring influences in the community and contributions to as role models. The women represent different causes, inspirations and views, yet all six have been successful in transforming the community. [Read more]

Good News for the Fergus Library

March 29, 2011 by  

According to Joanne Ross-Zuj, Mayor of Centre Wellington, the branch library at Fergus, Ontario, will soon be renovated, undergoing an expansion at the same time.
However, the plans seem to be at an early stage, and it may be that they are to be finalised. Ross-Zuj said:
“There’s no doubt in my mind that Fergus has to have an expanded footprint. But I don’t know [Read more]

Eight-Year Old From Dartmouth turns to origami to raise Funds for Japan

March 28, 2011 by  

A young boy from Dartmouth, affected by the television footage of the recent devastation wrought in Japan, has been moved to raise money for the relief effort by making 1,000 paper cranes over a year. [Read more]

Highly Acclaimed 62 Hour Fringe Film Fest Concludes in London, ON

March 27, 2011 by  

Last weekend cameras rolled and banners advertised the highly entertaining and creative London Fringe 62 Hour Film Contest that began Friday, March 18 and ended on Sunday, March 20. As they do every year, film crews had a mere 62 hours to write, edit and shoot a short film, with the added twist of mandatory secret elements introduced the Friday prior to screening, to further complicate matters for film crews. [Read more]

Leduc, AB Winners of Lieutenant Governor Award of Province

March 26, 2011 by  

Print companies in Leduc, AB will be busy in the upcoming weeks showcasing two of its own backyard talents scheduled to win prestigious provincial awards at an important April 9 gala in St. Albert.

Creative non-fiction writer, novelist and poet Robert Kroetsch, native of Leduc, AB is set to receive the prestigious [Read more]

Local Run to Remember Raises Awareness of Brain Injury

March 25, 2011 by  

Flyer printings throughout Kelowna BC and more than 20 sponsors including Rogers Communication, Honda Canada and Media Group Kelowna are helping to promote the important event organized by BrainTrust Canada in Kelowna. David McGuire, who was told he would never walk again after suffering from a debilitating brain injury in 2005, will run across Canada to raise money for brain injury awareness. [Read more]

New Westminster BC Film Maker Wins Media Award

March 24, 2011 by  

Printers and other film makers will get some inspiration from independent New Westminster, BC film maker David McDonald. Fascinated by local scenery in the 1990s, McDonald began to focus his attention on the local phenomenon of distracted driving and put together a short independent film about the potentially terrifying consequences of it, raising awareness and coming up with a brilliant idea for a short independent film. The film, entitled [Read more]

Calgary Stampede looks to attract tourists as it celebrates 100 years

March 24, 2011 by  

The Federal government has set aside $5 million in its most recent budget to attract tourists around the world to the 2012 Calgary Stampede as it gears up to celebrate its centenary. If the budget is approved, the Canadian Tourism Commission will be the recipient of the funds. “High-spending” tourists, worldwide, would then be recruited by the commission.

Marketing by the commission will be done using traditional print media, as well as using online and social media such as Twitter and Facebook. Printing services in Calgary will be more than ready to supply the necessary materials for the centennial celebration of the Stampede.

CTC spokeswoman Margaret Nevin said:

“We’re looking for people who come and who stay in hotels, who take planes…who enjoy fine dining and restaurants and really, really spend some money.”

Eleven markets will be targeted with campaigns to come to Canada, according to Nevin. They are Mexico, France, Brazil, Indian, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, South Korea and Australia.

Doug Fraser, Stampede spokesman is delighted with the investment by the federal government. The exact details of the centennial celebration have not yet been announced.

Fraser said:

“Anytime we can attract visitors from around the world, we’re getting our message out about our western heritage and values, and quite frankly, we’re thrilled to be able to do that.”

In 2010 more than 1.1 million people attended the Stampede, coming from about 60 countries. However, in 2009, the attendance was higher by about 41,000 people.

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