2022-04-20
Get Biking: Bike Share Toronto and Longo's Partner up for $1.00 Rides on Earth Day
This Earth Day, Bike Share Toronto and Longo's have partnered up to provide $1.00 rides across the GTA. The campaign encourages Torontonians to think sustainably on Earth Day and use bike sharing to pick up groceries, travel to an appointment, or just tour the city, all for a buck a ride. Managed by the Toronto Parking Authority, Bike Share Toronto is a key component of the city's transportation, transit, and mobility network with 6,850 bikes across 625 stations. Bike Share Toronto is an environmentally friendly and green mode of travel and is slated for significant expansion to meet demand and popularity. "Our Bike Share Toronto program has been providing residents with a green and clean way to get around Toronto for many years. This Earth Day we're encouraging more residents to come out and enjoy Bike Share with $1 rides. This is a great way to experience Bike Share and to get around the city. Thank you to Longo's and Bike Share for this partnership in celebration of Earth Day," said Mayor John Tory. While Earth Day is on April 22, Bike Share Toronto and Longo's hope this campaign will encourage more people to make use of the bike share network throughout the year, especially as more people are now returning to work. "We're very excited to partner with Longo's for Earth Day and grateful for their sponsorship which gives Torontonians the opportunity to get outside and take a bike share ride for only a dollar," said Toronto Parking Authority President Scott Collier. "Whether you are a regular customer or want to try bike sharing for the first time, we encourage everyone to take advantage of this special rate on this important day." Longo's s commitment to environmental stewardship, responsible sourcing, and healthy, happy people makes them an excellent partner for Bike Share Toronto. "We are proud to partner with Bike Share because we know that when we embrace the power of bike sharing - we embrace active people, smart cities and a healthy planet," said Anthony Longo, President and CEO of Longo's. "We know we all have a part to play in fighting climate change and that small, everyday choices like riding a bike to work, to school or to the grocery store can go a long way." Longo's recent Sustainability Report highlights key successes already underway including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and diverting 71.8% of waste from a landfill. "Bike Share Toronto has seen incredible growth as it continues to provide a convenient first and last mile transportation option for everyday travel," said Collier. "In 2021 alone, Torontonians clocked in 3.5 million rides which is a testament to its growth and popularity." Visit here for more information on how to get biking for $1.00. ...
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2022-04-19
Canada SailGP Team Announces Partnership with Algorand
The first major partnership for Canada SailGP Team and first blockchain sponsorship in professional sailing Canada SailGP Team has unveiled a significant three-year partnership with the Algorand Foundation. The agreement marks the first major partnership announcement for the Canadian team and sponsorship of a professional sailing team by a blockchain platform. Canada SailGP Team and the Algorand Foundation share a vision for a sustainable future that is built on cutting-edge innovation and high-performance technology, making the partnership a natural fit. Both are committed to inspiring a brighter and cleaner future for our planet through sport. Founded by digital finance entrepreneur Fred Pye, the Canada SailGP Team is all about inspiring the next generation of sailors in Canada, facilitating opportunities for youth to get involved in the sport and creating a pathway for exceptional athletes.  The team is building a foiling development programme (We CAN Foil) which will give young sailors from coast to coast the chance to learn to fly. Canada SailGP Team, as part of SailGP, is committed to racing for a better future which includes combating climate change and accelerating the transition to clean energy.  The Algorand Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling the global promise of blockchain technology by leveraging the power of the Algorand protocol and its ecosystem to enable everyone to harness the potential of an equitable and truly borderless digital economy built on a carbon-negative network. With its Pure Proof-of-Stake approach, Algorand has built a sustainable, decentralized blockchain with minimal power consumption that will positively impact innovation in finance and inclusion without negatively impacting the environment. "SailGP's combination of sport and technology makes it uniquely positioned to provide a platform for growth of all digital asset technology.  The Canada SailGP Team is leading the development in this space, and I'm confident that we will be the first team in the League, perhaps in all of professional sailing, to showcase the possibilities of blockchain. This is just one of the reasons why we are so pleased to partner with the Algorand Foundation," said Pye. "We are excited to partner with the Canada SailGP Team as we are so well-aligned on our shared values of high-performance technology and a sustainable, carbon-zero approach. We look forward to collaborating with the team on a range of initiatives that will show the unique mix of performance, security and sustainability that mark out Algorand as a unique blockchain," said Staci Warden, CEO of the Algorand Foundation. The countdown to the start of Season 3 has begun, with only a few weeks until the team's first event – Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess – on 14-15 May, followed by the events in Chicago (June), Plymouth (July) and Copenhagen (August). ...
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2022-04-19
Montana's BBQ & Bar is a sponsor in the new season of Food Network Canada's Fire Masters this spring
This spring, viewers of Food Network Canada's Fire Masters should expect an exciting season beginning April 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Montana's is proud to be a sponsor in the new season of this epic flame-kissed show hosted by Chef Dylan Benoit. In each episode, three chefs enter the inferno, pushing their grilling talents to the limit. They battle in fiery challenges, cooking up creative, mouthwatering dishes for a chance to go head-to-head with a renowned judge in the third and final round, fighting for a $10,000 cash prize and the title of Fire Masters Champion. "This grilling competition series perfectly matches the brand's DNA. Montana's is the BBQ expert in Canada, home of comfort food and all about nourishing the soul with hearty food and genuine hospitality," says Adrianne Largo, Director, Marketing- Montana's. "Montana's has the best masters of its craft. We have rigorous Smoke Masters and Grill Masters certification programs for our chefs to ensure our smoked-in-house-daily ribs and pulled pork are consistent and perfect every time. There is no better sponsorship fit for the brand than Food Network Canada's Fire Masters," adds Largo. Montana's BBQ & Bar is sponsoring a Montana's Market area in the pantry and integrated challenges. The winning dish of the Battle of the Taco challenge will inspire a taco item on our upcoming limited-time menu - BBQ Tex Mex - which will run from April 26 to June 27, 2022 at the brand's participating restaurants. The Battle of the Taco challenge will be aired on Sunday, April 24 at 7PM ET on Food Network Canada, introduced by Jen Hennings, Executive Chef for Montana's BBQ & Bar. Visit www.montanas.ca to learn more about this partnership. ...
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2022-04-15
Hisense Enters the Homes of Paris Saint-Germain Players, Introducing Its Second Year of Partnership with the Club
Hisense, a leading global home appliance and consumer electronics brand and Paris Saint-Germain step into their second year of partnership and join forces to launch their second commercial today. Looking back on 2021, Hisense has released an impressive commercial featuring football stars such as Neymar Jr, Keylor Navas, Ángel Di Maria, Ander Herrera and Presnel Kimpembe to highlight the excellent quality of Hisense. The first commercial received extensive attention and was praised both online and offline. Today, Hisense released its second collaborative commercial with Paris Saint-Germain. Ángel Di María and Presnel Kimpembe are back on the commercial while Leo Messi, Marquinhos, and Idrissa Gueye joined the crew for their first Hisense commercial. The advertisement showcases a variety of Hisense home appliances in a comfortable home environment and highlights the superiority technology of Hisense products through the lens of a footballer's daily life. The continued partnership and high level of engagement from each player reflect Paris Saint-Germain's support and recognition of Hisense and signifies that the Hisense brand is widely appreciated and supported worldwide.   Hisense Becomes "Perfect Partner" Through Exquisite Technology and High-Quality Products The theme of this commercial is Perfect Partner, indicating Hisense and Paris Saint-Germain's excellent partnership throughout these years; it also signifies that Hisense expects to become a Perfect Partner in football fans' and consumers' life thanks to its superb products and technology. The commercial features five Paris Saint-Germain stars living in the same building, capturing the interactions of the stars in their daily life while using Hisense products. Over the years, Hisense has continued to deepen display technology through technological innovation to deliver perfect TV quality to consumers. In this commercial, players used Hisense TV and experienced the Sports Mode technology, an outstanding feature that enhances the smoothness of sports while watching fast-paced matches, which allowed him an ultimate and immersive game-watching experience. Consistently, Hisense aims to deliver a more immersive and realistic game viewing experience to football fans and consumers through exquisite technology and perfect TV quality; benefiting from excellent technology and quality, Hisense Mid-to-High end TVs (A7/U6/U7/U8) are highly appreciated by many media and consumers. So, in 2021, global sales revenue of mid-to-high end TVs over 99% YoY, fully reflecting the high reputation and recognition of Hisense TVs worldwide. Meanwhile, as a long-term partner of Paris Saint-Germain, Hisense won supports from global consumers through its strong endorsement of sporting events and exquisite technological products, both in terms of product and brand reputation. Following its sponsorship with Paris Saint-Germain and several international sporting events in 2021, Hisense boosted overseas sales revenue by 43%, overseas brand awareness increased by 5pps. In the future, Hisense will continue to deepen sports marketing and build stronger connections with consumers; also provide outstanding technology and product to become a well-known and trustworthy brand globally. ...
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2022-04-12
ImagineAR (OTCQB: IPNFF) Signs Three-Year Licensing Agreement with Indoor Football League Teams Arizona Rattlers & Tucson Sugar Skulls to Integrate Immersive Augmented Reality in Both Team Mobile Apps
VANCOUVER, CA and ERIE, Pa., April 12, 2022 /CNW/ - Imagine AR Inc. (CSE: IP) (OTCQB: IPNFF) ("ImagineAR" or "Company") an Augmented Reality Company that enables sports teams, businesses and enterprises to instantly create their own AR mobile campaigns, is pleased to announce the signing of three-year SDK licensing agreements with the Indoor Football Team's Arizona Rattlers & Tucson Sugar Skulls for Fanmaker integrate its Augmented Reality SDK Platform into their mobile apps that are available in the iOS and Android mobile app stores.  This agreement is a revenue sharing partnership for all augmented reality activations and sponsorships.  Kevin Guy, President of the Arizona Rattlers & Owner of Tucson Sugar Skulls stated "We're thrilled to announce this exciting partnership with ImagineAR. We look forward to growing our mobile apps and developing a deeper connection with our fans in the marketplace. The creative campaigns we'll be able to offer through this partnership will enhance the gameday experience for both fans and corporate partners alike. It's vital to stay innovative in today's ever-changing business environment, and we look forward to executing this state-of-the-art venture." Alen Paul Silverrstieen, CEO of ImagineAR, added: "It is wonderful to be working with both teams again, within their own mobile apps, to deliver immersive fan engagement campaigns to further grow their fan base and drive new sponsorship revenue.  Player holograms, AR Treasure Hunts, Sweepstakes, and coupons can be integrated with campaigns during game days." About ImagineARImagineAR Inc. (CSE: IP) (OTC: IPNFF) is an augmented reality (AR) self-publishing patented platform, ImagineAR.com, that enables businesses of any size to create and implement their own AR campaigns with no programming or technology experience. Every organization, from professional sports franchises to small retailers, can develop interactive AR campaigns that blend the real and digital worlds. Customers simply point their mobile device at logos, signs, buildings, (products, landmarks and more to instantly engage videos, information, advertisements, coupons,3D holograms and any interactive content all hosted in the cloud and managed using a menu-driven portal. Integrated real-time analytics means that all customer interaction is tracked and measured in real-time. The AR Enterprise platform supports both IOS and Android mobile devices and upcoming wearable technologies. The AR Platform is available as an SDK Plug-in for existing mobile apps. 2021 STA Category Award Winner for Fan Engagement. For more information or to explore working with ImagineAR, please email info@imaginear.com, or visit www.imagineAR.com. All trademarks of the property of respective owners. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARDAlen Paul SilverrstieenPresident & CEO(818) 850-2490 https://twitter.com/IPtechARhttps://www.facebook.com/imaginationparktechnologieshttps://www.instagram.com/iptecharhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/imagination-park-technologies-inc. The CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Forward-Looking Information and StatementsThis press release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and may also contain statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only the Company's beliefs regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company's control. Generally, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or may contain statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "will continue", "will occur" or "will be achieved". The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained herein may include, but is not limited to, information concerning the ability of the Company to generate revenues, roll out new programs and to successfully achieve business objectives, and expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. By identifying such information and statements in this manner, the Company is alerting the reader that such information and statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such information and statements. In addition, in connection with the forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this press release, the Company has made certain assumptions. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information and statements are the following: changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; changes in applicable laws; compliance with extensive government regulation. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information or statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing, and the expectations contained in, the forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements, and no assurance or guarantee can be given that such forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information and statements. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information and/or forward-looking statements that are contained or referenced herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. All subsequent written and oral forward- looking information and statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf is expressly qualified in its entirety by this notice. View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/imaginear-otcqb-ipnff-signs-three-year-licensing-agreement-with-indoor-football-league-teams-arizona-rattlers--tucson-sugar-skulls-to-integrate-immersive-augmented-reality-in-both-team-mobile-apps-301523545.html SOURCE ImagineAR Inc. ...
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2022-04-12
The Canadian Business Hall of Fame Proudly Announces BMO as Presenting Sponsor of Induction Ceremony and Celebration
The Canadian Business Hall of Fame hosts in-person gala to celebrate five extraordinary business leaders in 2022. In celebrating and honouring remarkable business leaders for their lifetime achievements, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame (CBHF) is thrilled to announce BMO Financial Group as the presenting sponsor for this year's Induction Ceremony and Celebration event which will take place in-person on May 12, 2022 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year's Class of Companions includes Maureen Kempston Darkes, Hassan Khosrowshahi, André Desmarais, Paul Desmarais Jr., and Paul Guy Desmarais Sr. (posthumous). As the presenting sponsor of the 2022 CBHF, BMO shows their support to celebrate today's leaders while also inspiring the leaders of tomorrow. The CBHF is the signature national fundraising event for Junior Achievement of Canada (JA Canada) and supports the mission to provide experiential educational programs to students focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. "At BMO, we're proud to recognize the achievements of this year's honourees, while supporting the development of the next generation of Canadian business leaders," said Darryl White, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group. "Throughout their careers these entrepreneurs and trailblazers have helped grow the good in business and life, with the contributions they've made to strengthen Canada's competitiveness and the valuable community programs that support economic and social progress at home and abroad." The CBHF looks forward to celebrating the extensive accomplishments of the 2022 inductees on May 12th. We are especially excited to be one of the first gala events to return to the Metro Toronto Convention Center. This year's event will include tributes, storytelling and accolades that recognize the 2022 inductees. "JA Canada and the CBHF have a longstanding tradition of connecting the business community with students. It has been three years since we have been able to join together in-person to celebrate," said Scott Hillier, CEO JA Canada. "It is a pivotal time to rally as a community in support of youth empowerment, financial and business education. JA's mission to support youth future readiness has never been more vital. We are grateful for the support of BMO to make the event possible, and the eager engagement of all sponsors, partners, and donors supporting the CBHF and JA." The CBHF welcomes opportunities for participation, sponsorship, and donations in celebration of the 2022 Class of Companions. Supporting JA and the CBHF also provides additional opportunities to prepare and inspire youth across Canada. For more information, please visit cbhf.ca or reach out by email at info@cbhf.ca. About the 2022 InducteesMaureen Kempston Darkes O.C., O.Ont., D.Comm., LL.D, General Motors Group Vice President, President GM Latin America, Africa & Middle East (Retired)Hassan Khosrowshahi O.C., O.B.C., Chairman, Persis HoldingsAndré Desmarais O.C., O.Q., Deputy Chairman, Power Corporation of CanadaPaul Desmarais Jr. O.C., O.Q., MBA, Chairman, Power Corporation of CanadaPaul Guy Desmarais Sr. (posthumous 1927-2013) P.C., C.C., O.Q., Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of CanadaPress Release: Announcement of 2022 Inductees ...
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2022-04-11
NHL announces North American partnership with FanDuel, BetMGM
The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a pair of new multiyear partnership deals, making FanDuel and BetMGM the first-ever North American sports betting partners of the NHL, as both partners expand their rights into Canada. Today's announcement comes after the province of Ontario launched its regulated single-game sports betting market earlier this week, and is effective as each partner comes online in Ontario.As part of these expanded North American partnerships, FanDuel and BetMGM will have rights to use official NHL branding and category designations in a variety of ways to appeal to fans and sports betting customers in legal jurisdictions across Canada and the United States. Both brands will also continue to receive custom content across NHL-controlled media channels and will be integrated into the NHL's marquee events across North America, including camera-visible signage and on-site activation opportunities as well as premium hospitality solutions throughout the NHL season."Canada's new sports betting landscape presents a tremendous opportunity to further fan engagement and continue our progressive approach with the sports gaming industry," said Keith Wachtel, NHL Chief Business Officer and Senior Executive Vice President. "BetMGM and FanDuel were our first sports betting partners in the U.S., and we're thrilled to expand our partnerships with both of these leaders in the sportsbook and mobile betting marketplace as we begin our transformative entry into this space in Canada and engage our avid Canadian fan base.""We are delighted to expand our partnership with the NHL to include all of North America as our business grows into Canada with the launch of the Ontario market," said Amy Howe, CEO of FanDuel Group. "This partnership has allowed the NHL and FanDuel to collaborate and become true innovators in sports betting with initiatives like the NHL Network's first-ever Odds Ticker and custom NHL sports betting content for social media."Adam Greenblatt, BetMGM CEO, said, "Our existing partnership with the NHL accelerated our ability to reach hockey fans and has allowed us to deliver an enhanced hockey wagering product. Expanding our partnership with the NHL throughout North America, aligned with our recent launch in Ontario, puts us in a great position for long-term success in Canada. We're excited to further our relationship with the NHL including incorporating some of its all-time greats from Wayne Gretzky to Connor McDavid into our brand marketing."FanDuel's partnership extension with the NHL will focus on driving engagement with its Daily Fantasy offerings in the United States and Sports Betting offerings in the United States and Ontario by leveraging the NHL's most prominent camera visible assets across its calendar of regular season tentpole events, as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs. FanDuel will further utilize a portfolio of turnkey, event hospitality assets to drive deeper engagement with its customers.As an Official Sports Betting Partner of the NHL, BetMGM will build off its success in the U.S. by furthering efforts across custom content, media and email marketing programs in Canada. The extension will also see BetMGM utilize the NHL to produce premium experiences exclusive to customers in Canada.Consistent with the NHL's own responsible gambling initiatives like "Have a Game Plan, Bet Responsibly," FanDuel and BetMGM share the League's priority of encouraging responsible gaming activity.As the #1 mobile gaming operator, FanDuel believes it is critical to lead from the front on responsible gambling (RG) and safer play. In keeping with FanDuel Group's reputation in North America for responsible gaming, safer play will be at the forefront of FanDuel's entry into Canada. FanDuel will utilize their "Play Well" approach to make sure no wager placed on any platform results in hurting a loved one. For more information on FanDuel Group and the commitment to responsible play in Canada please visit https://www.fanduel.com/rg/canada and in the United States please visit www.FanDuel.com/playwell.Along with the NHL, BetMGM is an official partner of the American Gaming Association's Have A Game Plan.® Bet Responsibly.™ public service campaign to educate new and seasoned bettors on responsible sports wagering. Have A Game Plan aims to promote responsible sports wagering to new consumers and seasoned bettors. Additionally, BetMGM is dedicated to GameSense. GameSense is an industry-leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), focusing on positive, transparent and proactive conversations with customers and guests about how to gamble responsibly.NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. © NHL 2022.  All Rights Reserved....
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2022-04-11
COGECO Presents The 2022 Ontario Mixed Curling Championship
The Championship will air across Ontario on YourTV Cogeco is proud to announce they are the title sponsor of the 2022 Ontario Mixed Curling Championship and are airing the event throughout the province on YourTV. The tournament takes place at Belleville's historic Quinte Curling Club from Wednesday, April 13 to Sunday, April 17. Curlers from across the province are competing for the opportunity to represent Ontario at the November 2022 National Championship. Sixteen teams are competing in the Mixed and Senior Mixed Championship for Ontario for a total of 10 games. "We have worked very hard this year in our return to curling, and I can't think of a better way for us to close out this season than to crown two Provincial Champions on Sunday," says Chris Ripley, President of the Quinte Curling Club. YourTV's Al Galloway is bringing his broadcast expertise for the event coverage. Al has a rich background in sports broadcasting, which includes leading the Ontario Men's and Women's Curling Championships, the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, and the OHL Tonight on YourTV. "We know that we have a lot of viewers who are curling fans, so we are proud to partner with the Quinte Curling Club to bring the Ontario Championship to our local communities across the province," says Tim Caddigan, Senior Director, YourTV and Community Relations. YourTV will broadcast the daily games. Cogeco customers can check yourtv.tv for their local listing. ...
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2022-04-11
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Forms a Major Sponsorship Agreement With Scotiabank, in Association With Jarislowsky Fraser
Scotiabank and Jarislowsky Fraser commit $1 million to the MMFA over three years New agreement enables the creation of a Curator of Indigenous Art at the Museum position, and the presentation of the MMFA membership program The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) Foundation is pleased to announce a new sponsorship with Scotiabank, in association with Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited (Jarislowsky Fraser). This commitment from Scotiabank and Jarislowsky Fraser of $1 million over three years supports a three-part agreement that enables the Museum to establish its first Curator of Indigenous Art and create an internship program for Indigenous students in all arts-related fields of study. Also under the terms of the agreement, Jarislowsky Fraser will become the Presenting Sponsor of the MMFA's Members program. "Art plays an important role in our society – connecting us to each other, providing an important lens into our shared history and inspiring us to see the world through different perspectives," stated Maxime Ménard, President and CEO of Jarislowsky Fraser. "Arts and culture have long been central to both Scotiabank and Jarislowsky Fraser's engagement in the community. We are proud to announce this new sponsorship agreement and to work with The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to promote and elevate our collective understanding of our cultural heritage." A new curatorial position in Indigenous art at the MMFA For years, Indigenous artists have been writing a new chapter in the history of Canadian art. The generation of Indigenous artists who have established professional careers over the last two decades has revolutionized the Canadian cultural scene by redefining the role art plays in the shaping of a collective identity and by expanding what that encompasses. This new agreement enables the creation of a Curator of Indigenous art position, the first of its kind at the MMFA and further strengthening the Museum's engagement with this aspect of our country's art.   "The establishment of a curatorial position in Indigenous art is fundamental to the Museum continuing to be in the vanguard of showcasing the work of all Canadian artists. With the creation of this key position, the MMFA ensures it will remain a leader in the acquisition of Indigenous artworks, organization of exhibitions, research on the history of Indigenous art and introduction of cultural mediation programs for many different audiences. The curator of Indigenous art role will be essential in the Museum's development and for ensuring its support of a driving force in Canadian art. The individual who will hold this new position will play a critically important part within the Museum in further crystallizing the institution's commitment to inclusion and accessibility. We are very pleased to have Scotiabank and Jarislowsky Fraser support this historic initiative," explained Stéphane Aquin, Director of the MMFA. A new internship program for Indigenous students The second part of the agreement between the MMFA and Scotiabank enables the creation of an internship program for Indigenous students in all arts-related fields of study. Interns will gain valuable experience with the Museum's curatorial department, enabling them to learn about museum careers, the institution's day-to-day realities, research and the process involved in mounting exhibitions. This internship program will educate and inspire a new generation of curators and museum professionals who will become leaders of change and ensure better institutional representation of Indigenous art and communities. Support for the Museum's Members program Under the third component of this agreement, Jarislowsky Fraser will become the proud Presenting Sponsor of the MMFA's Members program. As Presenting Sponsor, Jarislowsky Fraser will support the exclusive events and offerings available to the close to 100,000 loyal Members – art enthusiasts who participate in the MMFA's programs year after year and make an active contribution to the fulfillment of its mission. Danielle Champagne, Director General of the MMFA Foundation, said, "It should be remembered that the MMFA was founded in 1860 by Montreal collectors and art lovers who wanted to share their passion with the entire community; those close connections have remained over the years and the same sense of loyalty can still be found among the Museum's members, who contribute very substantially to this great institution's self-funding. The young people aged 30 and under, the adults, families, donors and collectors making up the Museum's some 100,000 members come from all backgrounds and form a core group of faithful representing approximately half of all visitors annually. We are therefore very honoured that Scotiabank and Jarislowsky Fraser have agreed, for the first time in the Museum's history, to sponsor this membership program." The MMFA welcomes this important new relationship with Scotiabank and Jarislowsky Fraser, which now become Major Patrons of the Montreal institution. ...
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2022-04-11
The Premier Lacrosse League and ESPN Announce Multi-Year Media Rights Agreement
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster and ESPN have reached a four-year media rights agreement that will span the network’s broadcast, cable and streaming platform. The League’s fourth season is scheduled to begin on June 4, 2022, playing 47 games across 13 US cities, including All-Star, Playoffs, and Championship Weekend on September 17, 2022.“We’re thrilled to announce our new agreement with ESPN,” said Co-Founder and President, Paul Rabil. “It’s a testament to our gameday experience, the business teams at the PLL, growing interest level and engagement of a global lacrosse audience, as well as ESPN’s foresight and meaningful investment into a game that’s indigenous to North America – one of the fastest-growing in the US today.”PLL games will air exclusively across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+, with all 47 games available to stream on ESPN+. More details, including game times, will be announced at a later date.Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of ESPN and Sports Content, said: “This new agreement will maximize exposure for the league and sport as a whole, with a number of events on linear television and all games being available direct to consumer. Paul and Mike Rabil are incredible leaders and innovators in the sport and we are all looking forward to continued growth for the PLL.”“Year-over-year PLL viewership has shown consistent growth, setting record numbers for pro lacrosse across broadcast and streaming platforms,” said Mike Rabil, Co-Founder and CEO of the PLL. “We’re excited to work together with ESPN to bring even more eyeballs to the sport of lacrosse.”Burke Magnus, President of ESPN Programming and Original Content, said: “This agreement further cements leadership for ESPN in what is clearly a growth sport. Between professional, college and high school, ESPN is the home for lacrosse. The massive reach we will bring across our leading streaming and linear platforms – ABC, ESPN and ESPN+ is the cornerstone of this innovative deal with PLL, creating many opportunities to super-serve all lacrosse fans.”Additional details on the 2022 season’s international distribution are forthcoming.Source: https://espnpressroom.com/us/press-releases/2022/03/the-premier-lacrosse-league-and-espn-announce-multi-year-media-rights-agreement/...
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