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26th February 2013

Honouring Canada’s 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge Winners

Mindshare LearningMindShare Learning and supporting sponsors are set to officially celebrate the Central Canada winners of the 5th Annual MindShare Learning 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge with Principal Roula Skordakis of Joyce Public School on Thursday, February 28, 2013, 10:20 a.m. EST. The premise of the video challenge was to inspire teachers across Canada to demonstrate how their 21st century teaching practices, using technology, have played a vital role in engaging and motivating their students in the classroom. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st February 2013

First LEGO League Teams Invent ‘Senior Solutions’ at Provincial Competitions

first roboticsMore than 80 First LEGO League teams brought their robots, inventions and innovations to the First LEGO League (FLL) Championships held in Oshawa and Waterloo. “Senior Solutions”, this year’s challenge, asked teams of nine to fourteen year old builders to develop innovative ways to help senior citizens maintain their independence and quality of life, with over 80 different innovations proposed by teams to the judges at the two separate events held at UOIT in Oshawa on January 12th and at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo on January 13th. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th February 2013

Biznest Offers Contest To Start Your Business And Put Your Idea In Action

biznestBiznest Ventures Ltd., a Vancouver-based business development company for start-ups, has announced a Business Venture Challenge specifically dedicated to start-ups and anyone with creative new ideas looking to take their product to market. The contest began on January 21st and will run until February 24th, at which time all submissions received will close and the submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts. The top ten will then be given a second challenge to complete and submit by March 10th, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th February 2013

Toronto 2015 Mascot Creation Challenge For Kids To Hold Workshops In Ontario

toronto2015A crack team of top Canadian athletes and award-winning illustrators is warming up their coloured pencils and getting their game faces on to host a series of workshops—starting this Friday—to help inspire young people to enter the Toronto 2015 Mascot Creation Challenge, which closes in just four weeks’ time. The workshops on Friday and Saturday will be held in libraries and community centres throughout Toronto, Ajax, Caledon, Hamilton, Markham and Mississauga. The town of Milton is also holding a workshop on February 18 as part of Ontario’s Family Day. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th February 2013

Countdown to the World Education Games

Orby ReadsHosted annually by 3P Learning, the World Education Games allows students from around the world to compete with each other in an on-line competition.  Last year, 6 million students from over 200 countries and territories participated in the free competition.  3P Learning’s online resources – Mathletics, Spellodrome, and IntoScience – are the engines for the educational challenge that allows students to compete based on their age and skill level. This year, World Literacy Day will be held on March 5th, followed by World Math on March 6th and World Science day on March 7th. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2013

Martin Short And Lay’s Invite Canadians To Create The Next Big Flavour

laysCanada is one of the most diverse countries in the world, with a palette as rich as our culture and expansive as our borders. Our varied tastes have led Canada into the forefront of flavour innovation, with Ketchup and Dill Pickle potato chips being wildly successful Canadian creations. Our diverse palettes and knack for flavour creativity are the reasons that the Lay’s brand is bringing the globally popular Do Us a Flavour™ contest to Canada. The Lay’s brand and comedic legend Martin Short are asking Canadians to create the next great Lay’s potato chip flavour idea by participating in the Do Us a Flavour contest. Launched during the Super Bowl half time show, the Do Us a Flavour contest asks Canadians to submit their flavour idea online for a chance to win $50,000 CAD plus 1% of their winning flavour’s future sales (after the voting period). Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2013

BDC Young Entrepreneur Award Open For Entries

bdcThe Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is accepting applications for the 2013 edition of the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award.  To win a $100,000 Grand Prize, entrepreneurs aged 18 to 35 are invited to present a turning point their company has reached and the solution they propose to take their business to the next level. A second prize, consisting of $25,000 in consulting services, will be awarded to the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award runner-up. The deadline for submitting applications is April 2, 2013, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th January 2013

Get Your Music Into The Secret World

funcomThe Get Your Music In The Game Competition has just started for The Secret World. Members of the community are encouraged to submit their own music creations for consideration, and the winners will get to have their contributions shared in-game with thousands and thousands of other players. There are several locations in The Secret World where modern music can be heard, such as shops, bars, diners and nightclubs etc. The music sent in by the winners will be implemented in such fitting locations in-game, where anyone can hear them. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th January 2013

Charity App Challenge to Award $30k Contract to Winning Development Team

mini-orbyThe Charity App Challenge, a joint initiative with the Calgary Herald, Digital Alberta and Place2Give.com, is bringing Calgary’s technology and non-profit sectors together for a raucous hack-a- thon challenge. Competing for the chance to win a $30,000 contract, local developers will work in teams over 48 hours from Feb 1-3 building a mobile solution for this year’s Calgary Herald Christmas Fund Charities. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd January 2013

Make the Game 2013 Open For Registration

mini-orbyRegistration for the international Computec games development competition Make the Game 2013 is under way. Until 15 May 2013, developers have the chance to present their browser, mobile or social games to an audience of millions and secure a lucrative publishing contract. Read the rest of this entry »

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