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2014-02-14 08:23:54

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The production team of Reboot Communications and EP Media announced today that the 5(th) Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) will move to November 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. This national award show celebrates excellence in Canadian-made videogames and has been held in Vancouver for the past four years. This date change will facilitate the proper amount of production and promotional attention for the CVAs and provide our country's game-making...

2014-01-29 12:25:04

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published a report today on what Canadians said in Phase 1 of Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians. In October 2013, the CRTC launched Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians to ensure that the Canadian television system meets the needs and interests of Canadians and that Canadians are at the heart of that system. The first step of the process consisted of...

2013-11-30 08:20:18

OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, I invite all Canadians to show their support for sport and physical activity by getting involved in RBC Sports Day in Canada. As our country's biggest celebration of sport, the day showcases sport at all levels, from our youngest fledgling sport participants to Canada's world-class athletes. This year, RBC has taken on the role as title sponsor of the event alongside other supporters including the Government of Canada, ParticipACTION, True...

2013-11-25 08:22:42

RBC Sports Day in Canada gives Canadians from coast-to-coast the opportunity to participate in sport TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - New research shows that 95 per cent of Canadians believe that sport promotes healthy and active living, yet only 13 per cent participate in sport on a regular basis and just six per cent choose to spend time playing sports or being physical active over other activities such as watching TV or surfing the internet when they have free time. The...

2013-11-19 16:29:37

Free mobile app Explore150 encourages youth to discover Canada's history TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - TakingITGlobal and Get To Know are thrilled to announce the launch of the Explore150 mobile app. This project unites the organizations in an effort to generate cultural and historic awareness through a peer-to-peer platform. Combining mobile technology and youth engagement, the app lets users discover more about and share their experiences at a growing selection of natural,...

2013-10-29 08:27:48

Company Celebrates 100 Days to Sochi 2014 Sending Employee 'Roving Reporters' to the Games to Capture the Excitement for the Team at Home Press Release Available in Russian TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - With 100 days to go before the start of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Canadian Tire Corporation is readying its roster of 85,000 employees to cheer on the Canadian Olympic Team and, as a premier national partner of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), is mobilizing...

2013-10-24 08:31:05

OTTAWA, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today launched Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians, a discussion about the future of Canada's television system. "Canadians have an unprecedented choice of television programs that includes the best of what Canada, and the world, has to offer," said Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC. "Many still enjoy network-scheduled programming on their TV sets, but the viewing...

2013-09-25 16:22:28

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - I am delighted that the feature film Gabrielle, directed by Louise Archambault and produced by Luc Déry and Kim McCraw of micro_scope, has been chosen as Canada's candidate for a nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 86(th) Academy Awards. The film received funding through Telefilm Canada's Canada Feature Film Fund, which supports the development and production of feature films that have the potential for success in Canada and...

2013-09-13 12:24:07

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced funding of up to $506,400 to AthletesCAN for its efforts to advance sport excellence and physical activity. This announcement was made at KidsCAN School Day, an event connecting 500 schoolchildren with athletes from Canada's national teams. This great day provided local youth with a chance to try a variety of sports and learn more about the importance of physical activity,...

2013-09-09 16:23:11

OTTAWA, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, took the opportunity while attending the Zones théâtrales Festival to announce the renewal of the Collaboration Agreement for the Development of Arts and Culture in the Francophone Minority Communities of Canada for 2013-2018. "It is our official languages and our arts and culture that bring us all together," said Minister Glover. "They help shape our identity and...