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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


Calgary Convention Centre Helps Feeding the 5000

August 31, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) was delighted to provide the production kitchen for the Calgary’s first Feeding the 5000 event, which was held June 15, 2017 in Olympic Park. Originating in London, England, Feeding the 5000 has been hosted


PCMA Launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

August 31, 2017 by Lori Smith

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and PCMA Education Foundation have launched its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which will provide assistance to members in the meetings and events industry who have been impacted by the storm. Deborah Sexton, president and CEO,


SITE CANADA 2017 Golf Tournament

August 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: SITE Canada WHAT: The chapter’s annual golf tournament and fundraiser—the official kick-off event of IncentiveWorks 2017. WHERE: The Country Club, 20 Lloyd Street, Woodbridge, ON WHEN: Monday, August 21, 2017 GOODWORKS: In addition to raising money for the SITE Canada


MPI Returns as IMEX America Education Provider

August 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is delivering the educational programming at IMEX America, which runs October 10-12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the seventh year that MPI has served as the show’s education partner. MPI will present the daily


Celebrate SITE!

July 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: SITE Canada WHAT: 30th Anniversary Celebration & Summer Social Event WHERE: Graydon Hall Manor, Toronto, Ontario WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 WOW: SITE Canada members came together to celebrate the chapter’s past, present and future. One of the highlights


Palais des congres Launches Operation Bouquet of Smiles #GoodWorks

May 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

A longstanding sustainability advocate, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has launched an initiative that it hopes will pick up steam in the events industry. Operation Bouquet of Smiles was launched at the centre’s Recognition Awards Gala, which honours individuals who have helped bring an


Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET) 2017

April 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHAT: Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (2017) WHERE: The Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017 WHY: Now in its 6th year, the event includes beginner euchre lessons; a casual buffet dinner; raffles; silent and live auctions; 50/50 draw;