The 2021 Annual Oakville Film Festival is Going Digital! It’s time to pull out the popcorn maker and call dibs on your favourite seat in the house – be it your recliner, your patio lounger, or the front seat of your car; The Oakville Festival of Film and Arts is officially launching its festival season with the most impressive selection of international films yet!
An international roster of virtual screenings will be available to Canadians digitally June 23rd to 29th, 2021.
Universal Womens NetworkTM rolling out their Women Driving Change Initiative on Semi-Trailers across North America with the help of the Canadian Trucking Industry
Universal Womens NetworkTM (UNW) is proud to announce that they have partnered with the Canadian Transportation Industry, and aligned companies committed to Diversity and Inclusion, to launch the Women Driving Change initiative across North America.
On March 8th, a fleet of semi-trailer trucks wrapped with the faces of diverse leaders from industries where women are under-represented in the workforce hit the road from their Mississauga, ON depot to travel across North America as part of a moving billboard campaign. The spring and summer initiative will lead into the campaign’s Spot the Truck Fall Road Show. Universal Womens NetworkTM, along with Penner International Inc, Highlight Motor Group Inc, and Maritime Ontario, are on a mission to empower, connect, and inspire one billion women to be seen, heard, and valued!
The Oakville Festival of Film and Arts is proud to partner with REEL CANADA for the 8th annual National Canadian Film Day, on April 21, 2021.
The Oakville Festival of Film and Arts (OFFA) and Sheridan College will be partnering with REEL CANADA and National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) to present one of Canada’s most beloved classic movies, by one of our most celebrated Directors, Ivan Reitman.
International Women’s Day (March 8) turned into International Women’s month for Front Door PR (FDPR), a media and public relations firm based in Oakville, Ontario. The firm – made up almost entirely of women – decided to dedicate the whole month of March to a list of women nominated by members of the FDPR team
“This won’t be the kind of list you’d expect,” they boasted on their social media accounts ahead of starting the campaign. In fact, the women FDPR posted about were those who often work behind the scenes and out of the spotlight, rarely recognized for the work they do to support others in their communities and beyond.
The 2021 RevolutionHerTM Awards proudly recognizes North America’s most inspiring, creative, and successful female-identifying changemakers, impact leaders, entrepreneurs and youth
Calling all women, women entrepreneurs and youth across North America to join the revolution as the 2021 Awards season has officially kicked off! From now through to May 30th, 2021, you can nominate yourself or someone else in one of five categories for the 2021 RevolutionHERTM Awards, with winners set to be announced live virtually during The 2021 RevolutionHERTM Summit from September 29 to October 1, 2021.
The Founder & CEO of Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign will be a guest speaker at RevolutionHER’s virtual event on March 7th
One of North America’s largest business and lifestyle communities supporting women and women entrepreneurs is thrilled to be welcoming Founder & CEO of Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, Meena Harris as a guest speaker for their #IWD2021 (International Women’s Day 2021) virtual event, #TogetherWeRise on March 7th at 2:00pmET.
Harris will be joining Founder and CEO of RevolutionHER, Maria Locker for an intimate and impactful conversation about family, justice, women’s rights, making history and challenging norms, a nod to this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #ChooseToChallenge. Women from across North America are invited to join the conversation.
The Oakville Festivals of Film & Art (OFFA Online) launches its first Women’s Film Series, celebrating HER-stories every Friday in March 2021, in celebration of International Women’s Day and #ChooseToChallenge
OFFA, the Oakville Festivals of Film and Art, is celebrating International Women’s Day all month long with the launch of the International Women’s Day (IWD) Film Series. Film buffs across the country get a front-row seat to the premieres of four movies that have been curated for this event.
Cinephiles and film fans can purchase a discounted all-access pass or gift a night of ‘mixers, music and a movie” to a friend, family, colleague, or even a Community Hero, with partial proceeds from the sale of a full access pass being donated to the United Way Halton/Hamilton: Women United. The 2021 event supports this year’s IWD theme, #ChooseToChallenge, showcasing talented women from Canada and around the world and supporting equity and inclusion for all.
“Still Mind” blog will help Canadians to quiet stress and anxiety with tools to help navigate through tough times
Registered Psychologist, and Director of the Vancouver Anxiety Clinic, Dr. Christine Korol, is now a regular contributor for Psychology Today, offering her unique perspective with tools for quieting stress and anxiety in everyday life. Already a seasoned blogger, Dr. Korol will be publishing monthly posts to her blog called Still Mind via Psychology Today’s online platform.
“I’m thrilled to announce that I am going to be a regular contributor to Psychology Today, a resource that has been at the forefront of bringing solid, scientific knowledge to the public in an age where it usually takes years to bring psychological research from the lab into practice,” says Dr. Korol. “I’ve read and shared their articles for many years and I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to offer my voice, increasing awareness of psychology and how it can help humanity.”
PROPERTY OWNER HAS ARRANGED OVER $1.2 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR REPURPOSING OF MASSIVE HISTORIC SOUTHERN-ONTARIO STONE CHURCH
With a drastic decline in church attendance across the country, an estimated 9,000 churches and other religious spaces will permanently close in the next decade. But for 150-year-old St. James Anglican Church in Ingersoll, Ontario – a magnificent stone building now rebranded as The Oxford – Toronto Property Developer Apostolos Sigalas has made sure it will be respectfully repurposed instead of demolished for redevelopment.
Proof that wheat and rye are eliminated in the distilling process leaves those who are gluten-intolerant or with Celiac disease the freedom to enjoy this all-inclusive vodka brand
BUDMO! Zirkova Vodka is proud to announce it has been officially certified by the LCBO as a gluten-free vodka even though it is made the traditional way, from wheat and rye. After extensive testing, gluten was not detected in the vodka, with results demonstrating the lowest possible output of less than 5PPM compared to the standard 20PPM for most gluten-free certifications. Read the full release here.
Anaida Deti, CEO and a Registered Dental Hygienist of DentalX is excited to be taking part in a spooktaculary safe Halloween event for local ghosts and goblins
Leave it to the “Masters of Infection Control” to come up with a fun, creative and most-importantly COVID-Friendly Halloween Event sure to not only excite little monsters, but also help them treat – not trick – their teeth, and their health.
On Saturday October 31st the dental team at DentalX will be brewing up some Halloween spells with their socially distanced, candy-free, trick-or-treat drive thru event, from 10am-5pm at 170 Rimrock Rd Unit D-2, North York
Owner and CEO of DentalX, and registered dental hygienist, Anaida Deti, offers her tips on how your little ones can still have a spook-tacular Halloween during a scary pandemic
As the fun-filled day slowly creeps up, your little ghosts and goblins are likely eager to hit the candy jackpot, although going door-to-door the traditional way may be a little trickier for them this year with a hair-raising pandemic on the loose.
More than 350 participants came together this past weekend to support CNIB Lake Joe in an unprecedented event.
A docking good time was had by all on August 15 as more than 350 participants, including dock hosts, guests, sponsors, donors, and volunteers came together to support CNIB Lake Joe at the 4th annual Lake Joe FUNdraiser event, CNIB Muskoka: Dock-to-Dock: Party with a Purpose.
This year’s CNIB Muskoka event was decidedly different as organizers planned for a reimagined gathering, one that allowed donors and friends to come together in a new way while maintaining social distancing – either virtually or in-person – by hosting their own docktail parties.
Canada’s largest Dock-to-Dock: Party with a Purpose FUNdraiser in support of CNIB Lake Joe takes place Saturday, August 15th, 2020 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
Want to become a ‘Dockstar’ for a good cause? Starting Monday, August 10th, anyone can! The Lake Joe Vision Team and Fundraising Committee is excited to officially kick off the countdown to the 4th annual Lake Joe summer event with the launch of text-to-donate in support of CNIB Lake Joe.
By texting DOCK to 45678 (carrier charges may apply) an automatic donation of $10 will be applied (an automated tax receipt will be texted as a reply) to raise funds for CNIB Lake Joe “Wish List” items and next season’s camp bursaries. Canada’s largest Dock-to-Dock: Party with a Purpose FUNdraiser event takes place Saturday, August 15th, 2020 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
The Lake Joe Vision Team and Fundraising Committee invite all Canadians to join Canada’s largest Synchronized, Socially-Distanced, Muskoka Dock Party on August 15th, 2020 from 3-6pm.
Gather your closest friends, make your favourite Docktail, and get ready for a docking good time as we ‘gather’ together to help raise some funds at this year’s socially-distanced, and virtual, CNIB Lake Joe Dock-To-Dock: Party With A Purpose FUNdraiser.
Having to forgo a large scale event due to COVID-19 concerns, Muskoka’s Party of the Year will look a little different; instead of 700+ attendees gathering onsite at the CNIB Lake Joe camp, donors and guests are being invited to host their own micro-Dock Party for what will likely go down in the books as Muskoka’s largest synchronized, socially-distanced, Dock Party.
Canada’s largest business resource for women is thrilled to reveal their rebrand, RevolutionHER, empowering ALL women across every aspect of their life
The Mompreneurs® Organization, a trusted national network that supports, educates, and empowers female entrepreneurs across Canada, has formally announced its complete rebranding in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. RevolutionHER™ is committed to creating impactful resources to enhance community, inspiration, education, and empowerment for all women across every aspect of their life.
The Oakville Film Festival (OFFA Online) is going virtual AND Coming to a Screen Near YOU, Wherever You Happen to Be, This June 17th-22nd 2020
Grab your popcorn (from our valued partner Film.ca Cinemas, of course) because local goes global this June 17th-22nd! The Oakville Film Festival is excited to announce its new virtual platform, allowing you and your fellow socially-distancing family and friends to enjoy all the award-winning and award-nominated movies. And we have more films than ever before!
Zirkova Vodka’s Female ‘Disruptor’ Katherine Vellinga Helps Kick off RevolutionHER Virtual Support Sessions Sharing Her Own Spirited Success
Katherine Vellinga, co-founder and visionary behind Zirkova Vodka, an ultra-premium spirit made in her parents’ homeland of Ukraine with a uniquely Canadian flair is delighted to speak at the first of many Virtual Support Sessions put on by RevolutionHER™ (formerly The Mompreneurs® Organization) this Friday, June 5th.
RevolutionHER™, formally Mompreneurs®, has crowned Carinne Chambers-Saini the 2020 Mompreneur Award of Excellence. Winners of the 8th annual 2020 Mompreneur® Awards were announced during a week-long virtual conference May 25th- 29th, 2020.
The eighth annual Mompreneur® Awards is thrilled to announce that Carinne Chambers- Saini co-founder of Diva International Inc., was announced as the official winner of the 2020 Mompreneur® of the Year Award of Excellence!
The winners of the 8th annual 2020 Mompreneur® of the Year Awards are being announced daily during a virtual conference from May 25th-May 29th, 2020. Out of hundreds of nominees, Dr Dina Kulik of Kidcrew was awarded the Mompreneur Award of Distinction
The eighth annual Mompreneur® awards have proven lucky for local business-woman Dr Dina Kulik and her company, Kidcrew, who was announced the winner of the 2020 Mompreneur® of the Year Award of Distinction!
The winners of the 8th annual 2020 Mompreneur® of the Year Awards are being announced daily during a virtual conference from May 25th-May 29th, 2020. Out of hundreds of nominees, Laurie Franklin of Unique In The Creek was awarded the Mompreneur Startup Award
The eighth annual Mompreneur® awards have proven lucky for local business- woman Laurie Franklin and her company, Unique In The Creek, who was announced the winner of the 2020 Mompreneur® of the Year Startup Award!
The winners of the 8th annual 2020 Mompreneur® of the Year Awards are being announced daily during a virtual conference from May 25th-May 29th, 2020. Out of hundreds of nominees, Erin Woodward of The Girly Bookclub was awarded the Mompreneur Award of Momentum
The eighth annual Mompreneur® awards have proven lucky for local business-woman Erin Woodward and her company, The Girly Bookclub, who was announced the winner of the 2020 Mompreneur® of the Year Momentum Award!
The winners of the 8th annual 2020 Mompreneur® of the Year Awards are being announced daily during a virtual conference from May 25th-May 29th, 2020. Out of hundreds of nominees, Justine Levenberg of Sportball Vancouver was awarded the Mompreneur Award of Merit
The eighth annual Mompreneur® awards have proven lucky for local business-woman Justine Levenberg and her company, Sportball Vancouver, who was announced the winner of the 2020 Mompreneur® of the Year Merit Award!
The 8th Annual Mompreneur® Award Winners will be announced during a virtual Conference from May 25th-May 29th, 2020 with proceeds going to COVID-19 relief
Mompreneur® Showcase Group Inc. has announced that they will be moving ahead with the 2020 Mompreneurs® Conference and Awards, with an inspiring and uplifting 5-day virtual event taking place from 1:00pm-3:00pm beginning Monday, May 25th to Friday, May 29th, with proceeds going towards COVID-19 relief. Each of the five winners of the 2020 Award show will be announced daily during a live on-line broadcast which will also feature esteemed guests including Cynthia Loyst, Sonia Jhas, Karlyn Percil, Amber Mac, Tonia Jahshan, and more!
Your oral hygiene may not be at the top of your mind during this current COVID-19 pandemic, but it will be if you end up developing a painful cavity or infection. And with all dental offices cancelling non-essential appointments and procedures in order to stop the spread of the disease, maintaining good oral health while in quarantine is of utmost importance.
Read the full article by registered dental hygienist, Anaida Deti, on Medium.com
“A page-turning potboiler of a read from the author of the bestselling book, Breakdown.” -Robert Cooper, Former President, HBO Pictures
From one of the most esteemed entertainment tax attorneys in the world and the best-selling author of Breakdown, comes a heart-pounding, never predictable murder-mystery that mirrors Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello.
“I’ve always loved storytelling,” says Bacal, who believes the secret of good storytelling lies in authentically connecting the reader to the emotional tests faced by the characters and holding that interest to the very last page.
MARCH 11, 2020—TORONTO, ON—Due to growing concerns and ongoing developments surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and with the health and safety of the community being of the utmost priority, Mompreneur® Showcase Group Inc. has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Mompreneurs® Conference including the announcement of the winners for the 2020 Mompreneur® Awards, previously scheduled for March 27-28th, 2020.
MENtal Health: It’s Time to Talk Breaks Through Male Stigmas and the Toxic Shame that Follows
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan– Most men have been taught from an archaic manual that says vulnerability equals weakness. Statistics show that men are far less likely to ask for help than women – especially when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing – and too many men are suffering in silence because of this deeply-rooted societal stigma. Best selling author and mental health advocate, Allan Kehler, is releasing his latest book, MENtal Health: It’s Time to Talk on January 29th in hopes of changing the rules entirely.
Read the full press release here. Read the book’s galley letter here.
Nominations for the 2020 Mompreneur® Awards are NOW OPEN until December 8th, 2019 for one of five prestigious Mompreneur® Awards
It’s never too late to give the gift of gratitude, and what better way than letting a local business woman, franchisee, social entrepreneur or female leader know that all her hard work is not going unnoticed. From now through December 8th, you can nominate yourself or another woman-in-business in one of five award categories for the 2020 Mompreneur® Awards happening in March.
Sustainability Advocate Nita Tandon Selected As SheEO Venture Semi-Finalist
Nita Tandon, founder and CEO of Dalcini Stainless – an award-winning brand of durable, chemical-free, and eco-friendly housewares – has been selected as a SheEO Venture semi-finalist. Announced on the SheEO website today, Nita is one of 25 Canadian Ventures “who are all women-led and majority women-owned, and are creating a better world through their products, services and/or business models. Each Venture is addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, what SheEO refers to as ‘working on the World’s To-Do List’.”
Recent Survey Paints Generation as Both Materialistic AND Eco-Conscious
A recent survey conducted by PTPA Media Inc., one of North America’s top consumer ‘seal of approval’ and advocacy organizations, questioned parents of Generation Z (those born after 1995) about their kids’ overall preferences, buying behaviours and who and what they value. Surprisingly, the results showed that while purchasing material goods was high on the priority list – and also heavily influenced by YouTube stars – one in three parents said their children encourage them to buy clothing and other items that are sustainable or environmentally responsible.
Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of flavour, culture and goodness as Nom Noms launch their internationally award-winning meals with a goal of feeding 1 million kids through their ‘one for me = one for you’ meal-for-meal program.
Julie Berg, Maternal health and wellness advocate and founder and CEO of Dressed to Deliver is excited to launch this new campaign, encouraging moms to share the good, the bad and the ugly of pregnancy and motherhood.
Millennials Craving a Break From the Digital Space Want Tangibility of Real Mail
According to Canada’s largest direct mail and digital marketing provider, Direct Response Media Group (DRMG), direct mail is anything but dead – in fact, it’s alive and well and one of the top marketing trends for 2019. As the digital market becomes more and more saturated, DRMG says millennials in particular are craving a break from the digital space.