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Team-Building Events Donate to B.C. Food Banks

June 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

British Columbia food banks received more than 12,000 meals as the result of two team-building events held earlier this month, reports Vancouver-based Eventology, Using Catalyst Global’s Hole in One activity, a 250-person group from First West Credit Union completed the 90-minute


Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Recognized as SickKids Catalyst Donor

May 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has committed to raising $500,000 over the next five years in support of SickKids VS Limits, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Canadian health care. The pledge brings the hotel’s commitment to The Hospital for


MPI Expands CSR Efforts at World Education Congress

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is expanding its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts for its World Education Congress (WEC 2018), being held June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thee association’s efforts will support local charities and help create a model and methodology


2018 Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET)

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: CanSPEP – Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners WHAT: Seventh edition of the Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET)—an evening of cards, draws, raffles, delicious f&b and fun to raise money for cancer research at The Princess Margaret Hospital. WHEN:


CAEM Honours Vancouver Convention Centre for Giving Back to Community

March 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Vancouver Convention Centre is the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Association for Exposition Management’s (CAEM) Give Back Award. The CAEM Give Back Award recognizes a member organization that has contributed to the enhancement of their community, within the past year.


Westin Helping Kids with New Upcycling Program for Hotel Linens

March 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

Discarded hotel linens at Westin Hotels & Resorts’s properties are being upcycled into thousands of pairs of children’s pajamas and distributed to kids in need, under the banner’s new sustainability program, Project Rise: ThreadForward. Beginning April 16th, the first 1,500


MTCC Food Donation Program Helping Combat Hunger in Toronto

March 21, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) announced today that in its 2017/18 fiscal year it contributed more than 90,000 kilograms of food to organizations in Toronto that support individuals struggling with hunger. The MTCC’s food donation program partners with events


CanSPEP Takes Over Meeting Industry Euchre Tournament

February 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

CanSPEP, the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners, has taken over ownership and operation of the Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET), a Toronto-based annual event that was created to raise funds for cancer research through the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation


MGM Resorts Partners with Three Square Food Bank to Fight Hunger

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

MGM Resorts International, in partnership with Three Square Food Bank, has announced a new standardized program for safe collection, preservation and service of surplus banquet food that will help reduce hunger in Southern Nevada. This new program, in which MGM


Hosts Global Launches Volunteer Program

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner to more than 300 DMCs worldwide, has launched a paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program. “Our people make a difference every day,” said Jennifer Patino, DMCP, chief executive officer at Hosts Global. “We understand it’s


SITE Canada Networking Reception and Special Screening of "SOLD"

September 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: SITE Canada WHAT: Networking reception and special screening of “SOLD,” a film adaptation of Patricia McCormick’s acclaimed novel. SOLD is the story of a young girl who is trafficked from her village in Nepal to a brothel in Kolkata,


Give With a Meeting and Enjoy Triple Dividends

September 25, 2017 by David Gabri

In the face of natural disaster crises in several regions, including Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida, Mexico and the Virgin Islands, we all want to help. While we definitely applaud financial contributions to charitable and faith-based organizations, and other disaster relief