Celebrate Earth Day in Surrey

April 27, 2012 by  

The 2nd annual Party for the Planet will take place at the Central City Plaza in Surrey on April 27-28. Admission is free and over 20,000 people are expected to attend the two-day festival.

There will be musical guests such as Down with Webster, children’s entertainers such as Bobs and Lolo and the Backyardigans, interactive displays on local environmental initiatives and vendors selling environmentally friendly products. The Community Stewardship Hub will feature “local community groups that steward Surrey’s natural spaces,” the Port Metro Vancouver Kids World will feature arts and crafts, face painting, henna tattoos and balloon artists, Toddler Town is a play area for children under four and their parents and the Community Corridor is an area where “local organizations and groups will showcase their work on critical issues in our community, present interactive events, and share stories of success.”

Most of the energy supplied for the Party for the Planet will be provided by solar and bicycle energy. All of their advertising and display materials such as posters, signs, banners and sky flags will be made from completely recycled materials. Those will most likely be provided by Surrey printing companies who are committed to being environmentally friendly; they use inks made from vegetable oils, they use recycled papers and they dispose of dangerous chemicals safely.

Earth Day is important to all of us. We must find better ways to conduct industry without damaging the planet any further; our children depend on us to do so.

Leduc Royal Canadian Legion Branch Runs Yearly Parade

April 27, 2012 by  

Good news for the city of Leduc and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 108: After much deliberation, the city will now be hosting its annual Canada Day Parade- the event will be back on the city after a recent announcement by city officials that it would be cancelled. [Read more]

Sell Your Goods in Chilliwack

April 26, 2012 by  

The Spring Gift Market will take place at Evergreen Hall on May 5 from 10 am-3 pm. Entry is free and those who bring a non-perishable food item will be entered for a door prize. It is the perfect place to showcase your small or home-based business.

Vendor tables cost $35 each plus the donation of a door prize; there are expected to be approximately 50 vendors in attendance. Vendors will be selling many gift items suitable for Mother’s and Father’s Day and birthdays.

Small businesses, especially those which are home based, often have a difficult time getting noticed. Events such as the Spring Gift Market are a great opportunity for them to showcase their products and/or services. Chilliwack printing companies can help them to prepare for such an event by providing such services as banner printing or poster printing. Banners and posters will draw people to the tables from all over the room. Anything that makes one table stand out from the other will help them to get more foot traffic and more sales as a result.

No doubt, many of those at the Spring Gift Market will be selling items from such companies as Avon, Pampered Chef and Tupperware. While selling such items is often not a full-time professional business, many people depend on these types of sales to make ends meet. And of course, there will be artists and local crafts people who are selling their wares for the first time. The Spring Gift Market is a way for the community to support local business.

New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Executives Tackle Signage By-Law

April 26, 2012 by  

The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce has a lot to look forward to in 2012, and hopes to realize its many plans for the business community this year with the help of its new executive team. [Read more]

London Museum exhibit encourages breakdown of ‘fourth wall’

April 25, 2012 by  

London residents with a strong interest in politics and citizen engagement will be eager to check out Toronto organizer and artist Dave Meslin’s April 26 ‘Fourth Wall’ exhibit at the London museum. Fourth Wall is an interactive exhibit and community event open to everyone and arrives in London as a highly anticipated and event that has a broader political significance. [Read more]

Albertans and Medicine Hat Residents Set To Vote

April 25, 2012 by  

With the Alberta election occuring on Monday, April 23rd, many Alberta residents are wondering which party deserves their ballot and who should be the next Premier. A tight political race between the province’s right ring parties, Wildrose and the Progressive Conservatives and the possibility of strategic voting among the electorate makes the Alberta 2012 election even more interesting. [Read more]

Celebrate Irish Dance in Sherwood Park

April 24, 2012 by  

The 9th annual Mattierin Spring Feis will take place at Millenium Place from April 27-29. Admission is free and the festival is presented by the Emerald Isle Dancer’s Association. [Read more]

Print Central to EU growth, Report Concludes

April 24, 2012 by  

On the surface it may not seem to affect Canadian markets, but the print industry is central to the European Union’s published 2020 growth plan and affects all large print companies in areas like Toronto and Mississauga working in international markets.

The Print Media in Times of Change: A Key Contribution to EU 2020 Inclusive Growth can also help prompt an expert reflection of the state of the Canadian print industry in North America.

International printing confederation INTEGRAF and other associations that represent the print industry industries of Europe released a report praising the EU’s print trade and closely examined the industry’s strengths, technology and services in the region and concluded the print industry will be a central key to fuelling the region’s economy.

Print companies have used the digital boom in Europe to introduce technologies and processes that have served to expand print services and introduced products such as temperature sensitive paper, digital stationary printers and equipment and touch surface print applications. The report highlights how digital publications exist alongside print and printing houses have managed to expand their services to include database management and integrated graphic design.

Print will also be central to combat illiteracy, which still afflicts 10% of the EU’s population. Printed methods, including accessible newspapers, magazines, books and direct mail have helped combat illiteracy.

Finally, Europe’s paper sector had a turnover of 550 billion euros, contributing to an astonishing 2% of the entire continent’s GDP. The paper sector has also adhered very closely to the European Declaration on Paper recycling and helped Europe’s forests grow under careful sustainability.

Celebrate the Future of Art in Calgary

April 23, 2012 by  

The 25th annual “silver” Children’s Art Show will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art from May 3-16. This is a free event; the Museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 11 am-5 pm and Saturday from noon to 4 pm. [Read more]

Revel in the Genius of Picasso at the AGO

April 22, 2012 by  

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris is showing at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) from May 1-August 26. Tickets are $25, $21.50 for seniors, $16.50 for youth and students; a family pass is $62.50. People will be let into the exhibit at 50 minute intervals to avoid overcrowding. As with most exhibits, AGO members are admitted free; members will also have a chance to preview the exhibit from April 27-29. [Read more]

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