Let’s celebrate to the winners of the 5 to watch in Sports Marketing

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George Brown College is excited to announce the 2018 5 to Watch winners! Congratulations to the top talent in the sports business industry. Let join this year’s 5 To Watch – Canada’s Sports Business Awards. Don’t miss a chance to attend one of the best sports business events in Canada.

Join this celebration of Canadian excellence on June 21st at George Brown College’s Waterfront campus. Don’t miss a chance to support the 2018 sports business awards winners, network with the who’s who of the Canadian sports business industry, and simply enjoy a night to remember.
The 5 to Watch Awards are presented annually to five Canadian sports business professionals who have achieved remarkable career success prior to their 40th birthdays. This ground-breaking event has become a “must-attend” within the Canadian sports marketing industry and sets the standard for identifying the next generation of industry captains.
Over 400 sports business professionals every year join together to network and celebrate the winners. All proceeds from the awards show benefit student awards and bursaries at George Brown’s Centre for Business.

Learn more information of 5 To Watch: http://5towatch.ca/login.aspx?company=GBC

You’re invited! Managing for Growth: Increasing Shareholder Value Through Focused Accountability

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Hogg, Shain & Scheck, one of our clients, a professional services firm providing audit, tax, and advisory services, is excited to announce that Hogg, Shain & Scheck will be hosting a seminar as part of the Managing for Growth series.

The seminar is on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Westin Prince Toronto by Neville Joffe. He will break down how to increase shareholder value through focused accountability of your business.

Neville Joffe is the creator of the AME Learning System, a resource providing an innovative instructional approach that helps accelerate the teaching and learning of foundational finance and accounting. Neville has trained with many of the world’s leading companies including Hallmark Cards, Campbell’s Sound, Molson, and many more reputable companies.

Seminar key takeaways

  • How to incentivise employees to drive the right behaviours
  • Ideas to establish a culture of accountability, resulting in an improvement to profit margins, sustainable cash flow and ROI
  • How profit margins affect your net income and financial stability
  • Will discounts harm or help your operations
  • Does faster inventory turnover and collections of accounts receivable help or hinder your business
  • Are your targets realistic

For more information on how to purchase tickets, please click here https://www.hss-ca.com/events/

Showing the Canadian Style of Living during the Seneca FAM Trip 2018

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On Monday April 23rd and Tuesday April 24th, the International Department of Seneca College organized their 2018 FAM Trip for more than 250 international agents. At CityEvents we were thrilled to be hired to assist with the special events and planning.

During this two-day event, Seneca showed the different campuses and the diversity of Canada.
The first day, the agents were guided through the Seneca Newnham Campus and enjoyed a copious breakfast with the President of Seneca, David Agnew. Afterwards, they were split up in different groups and participated in different workshops and activities, such as ice skating classes and tours of the residences.

In the evening, the agents were brought to the Kortright Centre for Conservation, located a few miles away from the city. Here, they followed a maple syrup tour through the impressive woods of Kortright. After the tour, an indigenous ceremony was held inside the centre. The holy rituals of the First Nations were shown and two dancers performed their traditional dances.

At the Canadian-themed photobooth, the agent could take funny group pictures as the décor was all Canadiana styled, Muskoka chairs and the red and white colours of the flag couldn’t be left out.

The dinner consisted of a large buffet with delicious Canadian dishes and the evening was closed by a cosy gathering around a campfire with s’mores while a guitar player and singer were playing songs.

The next day, breakfast was served at the Westin Hotel in Don Mills where the agents also attended an interesting Social Media Class. Afterwards, the activities were resumed at the Jane Campus. During the day, the agents participated in different workshops, activities, classes and information sessions.

The FAM Trip wasn’t all work and no play. The last evening of the event was a bang with no lack of entertainment and food! At the newly renovated Brickworks, different food trucks and food stands served all kind of dishes from all over the world, such as Sushi, Pizza, Tacos, BBQ etc.

By serving such a versatile kitchen, Seneca wanted to show the diversity of Toronto and Canada in general. All the different nationalities make Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world and therefore Seneca finds it important to give as many international students as possible the opportunity to experience this diversity.

This was a large event for CityEvents in 2018 and look forward to assisting other clients on their next event.

After the food truck festival, the video of the FAM Trip was shown and final speeches were given. Seeing that the agents and Seneca Staff were together all the time during these two days, the showing video was an emotional and touching moment.

This moment didn’t last long, as suddenly colourful Lion Dancers appeared and played a powerful performance. These dancers were followed by Russian dancers, Bollywood dancers and Brazilian dancers.

After the amazing performances, the crowd was in the mood to end the night with an awesome dance party.

2018 Canadian Helen Keller Centre Luncheon

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On April 27th, 2018 the Canadian Helen Keller Centre Annual Award Luncheon was held at the Fairmont Royal York for the 14th time. The event is hosted by–and is a project of–the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP). During this luncheon, the guests support the CHKC by attending and funding the organization thanks to their generous donations.

This year, the Royal Ontario Museum was honoured for its remarkable efforts it has made for the disabled and the deaf-blind community specifically. Honourable Vim Kochhar, the founder of CHKC, presented the award to Josh Basseches, the Director and CEO of the ROM, together with a $5000 check in order to implement even more adaptations at the museum.

People who are deaf blind need appropriate care and this is often hard to obtain. Therefore, the Canadian Helen Keller Centre is indispensable. The centre offers a residence where deaf-blind people can live on their own and get training. Programs include necessary everyday skills such as home organization, grooming, personal finance, computer skills, communication skills like sign-language and braille and many more.

After the lunch, Jim Sanders – the keynote speaker and the former President and CEO of the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) – took the stage and gave an inspiring speech about being blind and how this did not stop him from succeeding in life.

The testimonial gave faith to the guests who go through the same condition as Mr. Sanders and encouraged them to not give up on their dreams. Everyone was touched by his words and only a great respect was felt for this exceptional man.

At the end of the luncheon, the usual raffle was conducted and many lucky guests won marvellous prizes.

Learn more about the Canadian Helen Keller Centre www.chkc.org

Information on past awards and the host organization, Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons www.cfpdp.com

Start your summer off right at Taste of Little Italy

Jumpstart summer 2018 at one of Toronto’s longest-standing street festivals. Taste of Little Italy #TOLittleItaly is an annual summer tradition for thousands of Torontonians and visitors. The family-friendly festival features great food, drinks, entertainment and admission is free!


This year, #TOLittleItaly will be held between June 15-17. This weekend is not only Father’s Day weekend but also the opening weekend for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Among the trendy new and old businesses in Little Italy, there are many bars and pubs for you and a friend to enjoy a soccer game, awesome drinks and great company.


Every year, the party runs in the core of one of Toronto’s beloved neighbourhoods, Little Italy BIA–along College Street West, between Shaw Street and Bathurst Street. Festival hours are as follows:


Friday, June 15, 2018: 6:30 pm – 1am

Saturday, June 16, 2018: 11:00 am – 1am

Sunday, June 17, 2018: 11:00 am – 10pm

For full entertainment schedules and more information visit: http://tasteoflittleitaly.ca/ or follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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