Events

Hoverboard Contest

Do you want to win your own hoverboard, like the one featured in the Back To The Future trilogy ? Well, tough luck cause it isn’t available yet ! 🙂

Amazon.ca is giving away a wine red Gibson ES-335 electric guitar and a copy of the “Back to the Future” trilogy on Blu-ray though.

Legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) that are over the age of 18 have until 11:59pm Pacific Time on November 9th, 2015 to enter this contest for the aforementioned grand prize or a first prize of a $100 Amazon.ca gift certificate and a copy of the trilogy on Blu-Ray. Click here for more details.

Rolling Up The Sleeves

So, the election results are in and now it’s time to start asking questions.

What parts of Bill C-51 will remain unaltered and what changes are to be expected under the new government ? Will Canadians be burdened with extra costs to implement these surveillance programs ? What measures will be taken to keep the data secure ?

Does the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement include further intrusions into our copyright ? Will the public be consulted in regards to the key provisions of this agreement prior to signing ? Will our recent reforms be bypassed and superseded by foreign entities and lobbyists ?

We will of course all need to wait until the next budget to know what investments the new government is planning for our digital strategy. But we should know who will be assigned to the key cabinet positions shortly.

2015 Global Citizen Festival


The 2015 Global Citizen Festival
Live Streaming From 4 pm to 11 pm Eastern Standard Time
click here for details

Syrian Donation Information

The Canadian government will be matching donations until December 31st, 2015 so I thought i’d link a few sites where donations can be made :

In The Mood For Some Indie ?

I have just been sent the Unsigned Only Music Competition 2015 winner listings and quite a few independent Canadian artists and bands have won first place, second place and honourable mention this year :

  • Patrick Lehman – “Games” – First Place / Adult Contemporary
  • Brock Zeman – “Pulling Your Sword Out Of The Devil’s Back” – Second Place / Americana
  • Liz Labele – “Bomb’s Away” – Second Place / Top 40 Pop
  • Willa – “Swan” – First Place / Rock
  • Jules Collarile – “City Lights” – Second Place / Teen

You can listen to samples of the winning compositions and access the honourable mention listings by clicking here. And BTW, they are accepting submissions for 2016.

Force Friday ?

Apparently this was the day a lot of merchandise was going to be released from the new film. But I hadn’t heard of it until today for some reason.

You can access some good deals at the Amazon.ca Star Wars Shop and new Star Wars shop at Indigo.ca today. But the soundtrack to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will only be available on December 18th, 2015.